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With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I wanted to share a series of excerpts from Lover's Day, my upcoming release from Fireborn Publishing, arriving on February 13. Over the next few weeks, I'll post a few pivotal scenes between Maxie and Nate.
This week, we see Maxie tease Nate a little to test the waters.
Book Tagline: On Lover's Day, an exchange of favors puts Maxie and Nate back on the right track.
Two days later, Maxie caught up with Nate when he carried a tray of food from the galley toward the mess. Falling into step with him, she walked along by his side until he got settled then she plopped down across from him. He didn't even get a chance to take his first bite before she snagged the tray and slid it in front of herself.
At his questioning glance, she shrugged. "I'm hungry… and you still owe me some favors." She twirled his fork in the pile of noodles then pursed her lips to suck the long strand into her mouth.
Nate sat watching her, mesmerized by her sensuous display. Maxie didn't know which made her hotter, the spicy noodles or the spark of interest in Nate's eyes. She ate three more mouthfuls of the pasta before she couldn't stand it anymore and switched to the ripe, sweet fruit in the dish next to the plate. Blessedly juicy and cool, the chunks of watermelon took the edge off the zesty tang of the sauce.
Savoring the flavor, she chewed slowly then swallowed. "You know… I could use a drink. The noodles seem spicier than usual." She speared another piece of fruit and popped it into her mouth, talking while she chewed. "And this fruit won't last long. They never give you enough to go with the noodles." She held back a grin when Nate sighed and rose, ready to procure her requested beverage. "You should get yourself something while you're up."
Watching him leave, a twinge of contrition hit for what she planned to put him through. He'd think her a pain in the ass, but if he continued to be such a good sport, she had a feeling he'd be okay with her remaining list of favors.
Available February 13
Brand Blurb: Sexy Short—complete stories sized just right for a satisfying read
Book Blurb: Maxie Yearns is a woman on a mission who wants things with Nate Northampton to go back to normal. Without Martin Comico to act as their buffer, they struggle to find their footing again, but with Lover's Day fast approaching and a lucky draw at the card table, Maxie has just the plan to test the waters with Nate.
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