Eric thought he had forever…before.
Divided between reliving the past and embracing his new life with Ivy, Eric fears that love will once again be ripped from his grasp. Having faith in the future is hard. So many things can go wrong.
Ivy is convinced that what they have is meant to be…but no one can escape the wheel of fate.
Her love for Eric and the life they’re creating make every sacrifice seem worthwhile. Until she’s forced to reveal the truth surrounding her delicate condition. Even if it shatters his hope.
Can they hold onto their newfound happiness or are events already in motion to keep them apart?
My boyfriend is so freakin’ hot.
I press my nose against the glass, peering out as he stops to take a break from cutting the grass around the garden center. It’s sweltering outside and he’s worked up quite a sweat pushing the lawn mower up and down the property. As a result of his labor, his white t-shirt is clinging to his chest in all the right places. I sigh happily, taking him in.
He has no clue that I’m watching as he picks up a water bottle and pours it over his head, forming a trail that trickles down the length of his body. I clutch the windowsill as I feel that all too familiar twinge between my legs. Being pregnant, my hormones are on fire and it doesn’t take much to get me going. So it’s no wonder a moan escapes my lips when he doesn’t stop there. Instead, he casually begins to strip in front of me.
My cheeks burn as he lifts his arms over his head, removing his shirt, elongating every inch of his defined abs. My eyes follow his v-shaped pelvic muscle as it dips suggestively below his belt buckle. My breathing becomes heavy as he stretches, causing his jeans to ride even lower on his hips. My pulse skyrockets as he proceeds to wring the water out of his shirt, flexing his glistening biceps against the rays of the setting sun.
I squirm against the window, forcing my knees together. My movement catches his attention and he glances up, meeting my gaze. A sexy grin slowly spreads across his face when he realizes the effect he’s having on me. My mouth is open. I’m literally panting for him. He shakes his head and chuckles softly. My heart clenches at how adorable he looks.
He’s not the kind of guy who flaunts his body, but for me it seems like he enjoys being on display. He runs his hands through his damp hair, tousling it before grabbing another bottle of water. He winks at me, tilting back his head and taking a long swig. He closes his eyes, his lips wrapped around the bottle, teasing me. He smiles when he’s done, beckoning me with his finger.
I don’t hesitate for a moment. I gladly leave the confines of his air-conditioned office and rush outside. He’s waiting, his eyes smoldering. He stands with his hands on his hips, watching as I approach. It’s unseasonably mild for October, and I step out of my clogs as I draw nearer to him. His gaze never leaves my face. It only intensifies, causing me to blush even more.
I get close enough to feel the warmth of his breath on my cheek, but I don’t speak. Instead, I run my hands across the wide breadth of his shoulders and down his heaving chest. My touch must be driving him wild because I can feel his heart thudding beneath my fingertips. His skin is so smooth and firm. He’s a man’s man who’d never dream of waxing his upper body, and a trail of soft, fine hair guides me to his belly button and beyond.
“How can I expect to get anything done around here with you touching me like that?” Eric asks, his voice all husky as I find the zipper of his jeans.
“Well, you shouldn’t be tempting me by getting naked in front of the window,” I whisper seductively as he grabs my wrist, preventing me from lowering his zipper and undressing him any further.
With my free hand, I start to remove my dress when he growls, “I don’t want anyone seeing what’s mine.” He scans the horizon for any approaching vehicles, but there are none to be found. “No one’s ever going to hear what you sound like when you come. Only me.”
Books in this series: (linked to Goodreads)
About the Author:
Faith Sullivan is an author of New Adult contemporary romances including the HEARTBEAT trilogy, the TAKE ME NOW series and the 9/11 novel, UNEXPECTED.
(autographed paperback set of TAKE ME NOW and MEANT FOR ME by Faith Sullivan, $5 McDonald’s gift card, pair of Ivy’s garden clogs – all U.S. only):
Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours is organizing the blog tour of Soul Oath and it starts today!
Here’s the schedule:
–Bookish Treasures >> Review Soul Oath (Book 2)
–All things in the cloud sweet >> Review Destiny Gift (Book 1) & Soul Oath (Book 2)
–Spellbindings >> Review Destiny Gift (Book 1) & Soul Oath (Book 2)
Don’t forget that there’s a giveaway with the tour, so click on the links and enter it!
I wasn’t going to post anything about the book blitz, but because I don’t want to link every post on facebook and want to share the giveaway with you, I’m posting about it here …
This week was Soul Oath’s book blitz. Below, you’ll find a list of the blogs that posted about the book blitz (the ones I found) – there’s a rafflecopter giveaway with them. Click in any link and enter the giveaway!
I also want to take this moment to THANK every blogger that participated in the book blitz. THANK YOU!
Also, the giveaway on goodreads is open until Dec 20th!
The lovelies Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk came up with the WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY meme. Here’s Jaime’s explanation about it: “It’s similar in some respects to the Currently… post, but it’s been whittled down to only four headings to make it quicker and more manageable on a weekly basis. You’re invited to join us if you’re looking for something to blog about, a way to let your blog friends know what’s been going on with you.”
I haven’t posted on What’s Up Wednesday in three weeks!
WHAT I’M READING
I haven’t read much and I feel terrible about it. I finished a holiday novella and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. That’s it. In three weeks! *hides*
WHAT I’M WRITING
I wrote 3500 words on Monday, then 4000 words on Tuesday. Now, I just need to write one more scene of Playing Pretend and it should be done! Good thing too, since it’s due to my editor on Monday! AAHH!
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Movies like Catching Fire, The Hobbit, Thor, Man of Steel, City of Bones … especially the ones that were books before – it’s so magical to see the words we read and love on the big screen :)
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
My MIL has been here since Thanksgiving so we have been eating a lot lol I bake more cakes and desserts and all that jazz when we have guests … once she’s gone next Monday, I’ll begin a serious diet (ha!).
Two weeks ago, my car decided it should kiss a tree. Don’t ask me about it, ugh, I’m still mad at myself for it. I don’t have a rental car on my insurance plan because I work from home and the kid takes the bus to go and come from school, but like I mentioned above, my MIL is here and she wants to go shopping all the time. Plus, this week and the next my daughter has extra rehearsal for the Winter Recital. So, right now, having to deal with only hubs car has been a nightmare. And the repair shop had promised my car for yesterday, but on Monday they called me saying they found way more damage than they first evaluated, which means at least one more week without my car :(
On unrelated news, I’ve published SOUL OATH (The Everlast Trilogy #2) on Nov 25th. Right now, there’s a book blitz for it, and the blog tour starts next week – both have a giveaway and you should enter them. Also, there’s a giveaway on goodreads (widget below):
It’s busy, busy, busy over here!
Now tell me, WHAT’S UP WITH YOU?
Don’t forget to stop by Jaime’s blog and check out the linky list of the awesome writers who are participating of this meme!