Sparks fly when Annalise walks through the door of Ethan Stewart's Bed & Breakfast, turning his life upside down ... again. Six years ago she had simply vanished into thin air after eight short days of earth-shattering passion. Ethan had searched desperately for her, but never found Lise. After being apart for so long can they simply pick up where they left off?
Annalise Ramsey has come to face with the man of her dreams. She has never forgotten what it felt like to be loved by him. Tragedy tore her away from him years before, and now she fears the shadows of that secret will keep them apart forever.
Can Lise overcome the fear of rejection that keeps their love in the dark?
Thoughts of her writing flew out of both of their minds. Ethan handed her Tiny’s leash and looked her full in the face. “We have got to talk. I will take care of this, but later...” His eyes raked over her body as if committing her image to memory. He walked two steps away, stopped abruptly and turned around.
“There’s no way I’m leaving without this.” Without asking permission, he came to her, took her in his arms and covered his mouth with hers. This was no ‘get to know you’ kiss, no tentative ‘how have you been’ kiss. His lips were tender, warm, hungry and demanding of an answer. Ethan nipped at her mouth, alternately soothing with his tongue. He sucked on her lower lip then rubbed his mouth back and forth over hers as if he were trying to absorb her into his very being.
Annalise knew that she should resist, or at least not respond. And she refrained from kissing him back, for about half a heartbeat. Then her soul demanded she be true to her heart’s desire. Her hands which had been fisted at her sides, opened and she allowed herself to touch him. Sweet Jesus! He was solid muscle; hot, hard and felt better to her hungry palms than anything had in six years. Her skin remembered him. Her nerve endings had perfect recall. A whimper of need rose up from deep within her. “Oh, baby,” she whispered in spite of herself.
At her simple words of want, he tightened his hold on her and ground his mouth into hers. His tongue slid into her honeyed depths and began to make love to her mouth. Annalise held him tight, amazed that he trembled beneath her touch. An eternity passed and gradually, Ethan slowed his devouring and began planting soft sweet kisses all over her face. “I’ll be back. Don’t you dare go anywhere. I’m not losing you again.” And then he was gone.
Sable Hunter is a New York Times, USA Today bestselling author of nearly 50 books in 7 series. She writes sexy contemporary stories full of emotion and suspense. Her focus is mainly cowboy and novels set in Louisiana with a hint of the supernatural. Sable writes what she likes to read and enjoys putting her fantasies on paper. Her books are emotional tales where the heroine is faced with challenges. Her aim is to write a story that will make you laugh, cry and swoon. If she can wring those emotions from a reader, she has done her job. Sable resides in Austin, Texas with her two dogs. Passionate about all animals, she has been known to charm creatures from a one ton bull to a family of raccoons. For fun, Sable haunts cemeteries and battlefields armed with night-vision cameras and digital recorders hunting proof that love survives beyond the grave. Welcome to her world of magic, alpha heroes, sexy cowboys and hot, steamy to-die-for sex. Step into the shoes of her heroines and escape to places where right prevails, love conquers all and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream.