It’s Bronwen here, waving from a very hot New Zealand. It’s 35c (95f) today and you might say so what, except here in NZ we don’t have air-conditioning in our homes. It rarely gets this hot and when it does it’s usually only for a few days at a time, but last night it was 25c all night and I didn’t sleep that well. Even my dogs didn’t want to sleep curled next to me!
One beta reader had this to say….
I think you wrote a brilliantly and masterfully work of romance! Such feelings and emotions shown throughout this powerful and compelling story are hard to convey to readers. But you managed it beautifully. Very impressive!
However, some readers may not enjoy the steamy sensuality. Need to make sure they understand it is a hot, steamy romance.”
P.S. I read this in one day. I couldn’t put it down. I was glued to the pages of Alex and Hestia’s story, from the first page to the last.
I was surprised by a couple of other beta readers’ comments on the hotness of the sex scenes as I don’t think Addicted to the Duke is any steamier than my Disgraced Lords stories.
So my question to you is….how hot is too hot?
You can download the first 3 chapters of each to see what you think.
Love Me is about Tyler Jeffries and Emily Stanford, and is a reunion story. Five years ago, Tyler blamed Emily for his sister Lizzie’s death and now Emily is back in his life as nanny for his niece Hayley. Read the blurb here.
Heal Me is about Ric Stanford, Emily’s older brother and Tyler’s business partner. He was in love with Lizzie and when she died he closed off. But now sexy vet, Kate is awakening more than just his sex drive, she testing the fortress he’s constructed around his heart. Read the blurb here.
There will be several more books in this series all based around Coopers Creek.
Snippet from Love Me….
Tyler crossed his arms over his chest and the action drew the arms and shoulders of his gray Armani suit tight over his flesh. There was no hiding the fact that he was in fantastic shape. Turn me on, mouth-watering shape…stop that!
“What are these ground rules?”
Emily fought the rush of hormones his nearness sent flowing through her. “We are not a couple. There won’t be any kissing, touching, or anything of a romantic nature. And no overnight visitors for either of us. It wouldn’t be appropriate to have adult sleepovers in front of Hayley. Can you agree to that?”
The air suddenly crackled between them. Desire shimmered in Tyler’s eyes and Emily’s stomach dropped pleasantly as awareness of him threaded through her. However, she held her ground as she waited for his answer.
His gaze cooled. “Yeah. I agree. I didn’t plan on bringing women home. I haven’t since Hayley came to live with me. When I’m in need of company, I’ll go to her place.”
Emily’s heart thudded in her chest. “Are you involved with someone?”
His smug smile told her that he’d seen her jealousy. He shrugged. “It’s nothing serious. I don’t do serious.”
“No, you just do anything in a tight skirt with big tits,” Emily tossed back.
Amusing him hadn’t been her goal, but that’s exactly what happened. Tyler burst out laughing and put a hand on his stomach. Emily’s annoyance piqued and she turned away from him, heading for the door.
“Emily, wait!” Tyler said with a laugh. “C’mon. You have to admit that that was funny.”
Reluctantly, Emily turned back around to face him. His smile was too hard to resist and she let out a giggle. She’d never been able to keep a straight face when his laughter was genuine and it looked like that hadn’t changed. Damn it!
He sobered. “I promise not to bring anyone home.”
“I won’t, either. My dates will either drop me at the door, or I’ll go to their place,” Emily said.
Emily enjoyed watching his expression harden. “Are you seeing someone?”
She gave him a sidelong look. “Let’s just say that I’m not lonely.”