Her Knight in Black Leather by JM Stewart…How Luscious is That?
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Cat Edwards has spent her life playing the wallflower in an effort to escape the repressive weight of her mother’s tarnished name. Dragged to a bar by her best friend in an effort to forget a broken heart, the shy bookworm is determined to be someone else for the night, but quickly gets in over her head. She discovers chivalry isn’t dead after all when a mysterious stranger comes to her rescue. He’s wearing black leather and a mischievous smile that promises to be exactly what she needs.
When his terminally ill father suffers a setback, Michael Brant returns to the town he swore ten years ago he’d never return to. He’s come back this time determined to make peace with the past, but being home brings up memories he doesn’t want to remember anymore. His first night in town, he’s captured by a damsel in distress. Cat’s beauty is made all the more alluring when he realizes she has no idea who he is. He can’t resist spending a single night in her arms. With her, he’s only a man, disconnected from his family’s name and the past that haunts him here.
As the town erupts with the news of his return, Michael’s dark past comes back to haunt him, putting Cat in danger. Someone is threatening her life and the life of her family. Desperate to keep history from repeating itself, Michael offers her his family’s name in order to keep her safe. When the lie spirals beyond their control, can they stop their hearts from becoming entangled as well?
A couple hours later, Cat managed to find a moment alone and stepped into the line of brightly colored rose bushes. Their lovely scent perfumed the air. Cat drew in a deep breath and let the aroma calm her trembling nerves.
Over three hundred people mingled in the Brants’ backyard. Photographers, friends of the family, distant relatives. So far tonight, she and Michael had put on a show. Pretended to be madly in love. It was a constant barrage of touches and smiles and kisses for the camera. Every touch, every tender caress, every kiss, felt a little too real. On top of it all, the possible danger that might erupt tomorrow left her stomach tied in impossible knots. It was taking its toll on her sanity, and she’d snuck away to catch her breath.
Footsteps moving through grass sounded behind her, a second before familiar, strong arms encircled her waist from behind. Michael’s tall, masculine form pressed against her back, enveloping her in his scent of soap and man and fresh air.
“Finally, I have you all to myself.” His soft lips skimmed the side of her neck.
Cat shivered, unable to resist leaning back into the familiar warmth of his body, but couldn’t summon the same desire. Her heart was at war with itself. Instead, she slid her arm along his. “Hi.”
He seemed to understand something was wrong, for he leaned his cheek against hers. “You okay?”
She shot a smile over her shoulder and hoped it didn’t look as tight and forced as it felt. “Yeah. Just needed some air. The crowd’s a bit overwhelming.”
That wasn’t entirely a lie, but it wasn’t the whole truth either. For the last hour, they’d been caught up in mingling with the party guests, people who’d come to congratulate them on their engagement, some who’d come to gawk. She was caught in his mother’s snare as the woman whirled around the backyard, introducing her to the guests.
Like the first night she’d had dinner with his family, however, Michael hovered close by. The charade only seemed to fan the blaze that sparked between them. When they weren’t together, they watched each other from across the yard, a potent hunger flaring between them that had her ready to combust. It was the tenderness in his eyes, however, that had her tied in knots. Those eyes told her that whatever was happening between them wasn’t one sided.
Being with him this way felt natural. Like waking up in the morning and taking a breath. Or watching the sun rise. That knowledge left her hovering at the edge of a terrifying reality. As soon as the sheriff caught whoever threatened her, Michael would go back to his life. All too soon, he wouldn’t have a reason to stay in Crest Point. He’d leave, taking her heart with him. She’d known that from the very beginning.
About the Author:
JM writes sweet and heartwarming contemporary romance with a touch of passion. She’s a wife, a mother, a spiritualist, and lover of puppies, and happily addicted to coffee and chocolate. She lives in the Great Rainy Northwest with her husband of sixteen years and their two sons. She’s a hopeless romantic who believe everybody should have their happily-ever-after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her passion.
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