For her employees, Victoria James quits her job to save theirs. That decision loses her the man she thought she loved. And sends her back to Memphis, TN with everything she owns to face a neglected and forgotten relationship with her grandfather.
Everything she has is stolen. Chad Kirkpatrick, her childhood love, the first man to break her heart, now a police officer, comes to her aide.
Can she move forward, and put her past behind her? Will Chad forgive her?
A cool wet hand trailed across her forehead, and through her hair. A bowl of water appeared on the table beside her, and Chad’s long, strong fingers dipped into the water, cupping a small amount in his palms. “Victory, dip your head.” She couldn’t move. The water poured from his hands back into the bowl. His damp palms patted her cheeks and forehead. The feel of his fingers on her skin calmed and soothed. The sweat on the back of her hands disappeared, but the fire inside of her moved from her chest, and took over her whole body.
She leaned her body in to his feeling his solid chest press against her back. His hands smoothed up and down her arms, then wrapped around her waist. The stubble along his jaw-line rubbed along her cheek. His soft curls trailed over her temple and cheek. Gently, his hand tilted her face so her eyes met his. Soft and tender, his lips caressed hers. Not overpowering. Not overwhelming. Tender.
He stared into her eyes. Searching for something. She wanted to ask, but again his mouth covered hers. This time, his kiss was not as gentle. She angled her neck to give him better access. He tasted her, and she him. With her eyes closed, she felt all of him. His chest. His hands. His thighs pressed against hers. His mouth was sinful. It awakened things in her she’d pushed away even before she left Corey. She and Corey hadn’t been intimate for months before she left. Work was always more important.
Her body pressed into Chad’s, and his responded. The bulge in his pants pushed against her bottom. Reality set in. Her eyes sprang open, and she pulled away crushing her body against the cold kitchen wall.
Bestselling author Angela Kay Austin has expressed herself through words for as long as she can remember. Poems became songs performed with her cousin at every family gathering. But, eventually, short stories filled her favorite pink diary. An infatuation with music and theater led to years playing various instruments and small extra roles in TV shows before giving way to a degree and career in radio and TV production. After completing another degree in marketing, Angela found herself combining her love for all things creative and worked for many many years in promotions and advertising. But once again, she found herself writing, which led to her first published work which stayed on her publisher’s bestseller list for ten weeks. Her second release hit the bestseller list at All Romance eBooks. She’s spoken on author panels, and served on boards for various author groups. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading her favorite authors, or researching her next story idea. Angela shares her downtime with her mixed-bred rescue terrier—Midnight, in the beautiful southern state of Tennessee.