Excerpt from ZANE
“Close your eyes,” he whispered and smiled crookedly at her confused expression. “Please, Andi. I’m not going to do anything weird or hurt you. Now, close your eyes.”
Slowly her eyes fluttered shut and she was consumed in darkness with nothing but the sound of the frogs and the crickets and the water rippling around their bodies. Zane moved his hand to tangle his fingers in the damp, thick locks at the back of her neck as he slowly pulled her closer to him. His lips brushed against hers with careful, fleeting movements. Once. Twice. And on the third he parted his lips slightly, dipping his tongue out to trace her bottom lip. He moved both of his hands then, cupping her jaw with his thumbs resting in the hollow point beneath her ears.
When Zane moved in to kiss her again, Andi parted her lips and welcomed him most eagerly. His touch was soft, tender, and oh so thorough. Her head was buzzing from the slow, torturous kisses and that intoxicating feeling began to travel throughout the rest of her body, making her limbs numb and her knees begin to shake.
She pulled herself closer to him, attempting to plaster her body to his. Zane broke the kiss, moving his hands to her waist and feathering kisses along her jaw and down her neck. One hand slid up her taut stomach, grazed her ribcage and settled on her breast, teasing the hardened tip with the pad of his thumb.
“Oh, Zane.” Andi moaned and tilted her head back as Zane continued to torture her with his warm lips against her throat and his work-roughed hands against her breast.
He toyed, he teased and the more he did the more the aching need to have him inside of her grew. His hand moved from her breast then, and she was just about to protest when she felt his hand glide along the curve of her hip and settle there, his thumb tracing lazy circles on her heated skin.
“Andi,” he said, his voice low and husky.
“Hmm,” she replied, the sound coming out more of a content moan rather than an actual “yes I’m listening” sound.
“You can open your eyes now.”
Had she been keeping them shut the entire time? She let out a soft laugh and opened her eyes, blinking a few times until her eyes adjusted to the darkness of the night sky. After a few brief moments she lifted her eyes and found herself lost in Zane’s familiar blue gaze. Every bit of desire and lust that she was feeling was reflected in his own eyes.
He cocked his head to the side and a sly smile spread across his face. “So are you still feeling nervous?” The hand on her hip moved painfully slow to the more sensitive skin of her inner thigh, inching closer and closer to her sweet spot, then retreating and making that agonizing journey back up her thigh.
“Yes,” she sighed because, God, she wanted him to keep going. But then she quickly remembered his question and said, “I mean no.”
Zane smiled and kissed the corner of her mouth, along her jaw and lightly grazed his teeth on her earlobe. “Well, which is it? Yes or no?” His voice was low and raspy and just the sound of it as it hit her ear made her stomach coil with anticipation.
“No, I’m not nervous anymore.” How she even got the words out was beyond her. They came out so soft and rushed together that she was surprised he even understood her. Her heart was beating so fast and she desperately tried to keep her breathing calm and even, but was failing miserably.
“What do you want me to do, Andi?” he asked against the hollow of her neck, sucking gently on the tender spot between her neck and shoulder.
He did it again.Oh dear God.
About the Book
Kellan Anderson is in hillbilly hell—or at least that’s what it feels like. After enduring endless counts of abuse from her now ex-boyfriend, Kellan makes a run for her life and finds herself in cowboy country. Leaving her fancy clothes and expensive lifestyle behind her, she trades in her high heels for cowboy boots and changes her name to Andi Ford. With her painful past threatening to catch up with her hiding out in this small town seems easy enough—until one blond hair, blue eyed cowboy steps in the picture.
…Will she find it in the arms of a cowboy?
Zane McKade has sworn off women, determining that they are all liars and cheats—including the new waitress at the local bar. After a rather unpleasant first encounter with the beautiful brunette, Zane’s radar is set to high as he believes this woman is not who she claims to be. When his intimidation methods fail to break through Andi’s barrier he decides to turn on the charm to get her to tell the truth. But Zane’s plan begins to backfire as the more time he spends charming Andi the more he finds himself breaking his own rules and falling for her.