I’m fascinated by the process of falling in love. When I was young, I thought all it would take was meeting the right guy. So simple, right? Hardly. Finding the right person can be frustratingly difficult and that’s not the only thing that makes it complicated. You also need to meet them at the right time. My husband and I almost met dozens of times, but I’m so glad we met when we did. If I’d met him even a year earlier, I don’t think we would have dated, forget about falling in love.
It seemed almost impossible for me to find the right time for Ethan and Nadia, the hero and heroine in my new release, Desire Unexpected (Assassins and Sweethearts book 1). I’d created a hero who would never declare himself ready for love, regardless if I knew he was ready. Luckily, Ethan was not immune to Nadia. The more time the pair spent together, the more obvious it became.
Desire Unexpected explores not only the dangers of falling in love with an assassin, but also the overpowering craving that can lead to love and the happily ever after. In the excerpt below, you’ll find one of those moments that can alter the course of their lives. Nadia’s ready to give in and she wants to push the brave assassin to make the leap with her.
“Why don’t you touch me?”
“I touch you all the time.” He angled his head, allowing her to come a little closer.
“Not really,” she whispered. Her focus zeroed in on his luscious mouth. She was certain if she reached out her tongue, she could drag it across his lips. The heat coming from his body and his divine manly scent called her forward. Her heart beat like a wild thing, awakening her pussy and her growing need for more. “You don’t really touch me.”
He took a step toward her and she stumbled back a step, finding the door. His hard body pushed her flat while he raised his arms to brace himself around her. “I’m beginning not to trust myself when I’m around you.” He brushed his nose along hers and his hard cock pressed against her belly. “You’re one giant temptation. I should have known better than to indulge my curiosity.”
“Do you want me to leave you alone?” She breathed a heavy sign, not wanting this moment to end, and feared she’d never get closer.
Life is passing Nadia Duskin by from her position in the mailroom. It only fulfills two necessities, keeping the repo man away and keeping her up to date on her sexy CEO.
Ethan Wright is prepared to frighten and fire the nosey girl who sorts his company’s mail. After engaging with her at one of his favorite places in the world, he digs deeper.
Together, they find the kind of pleasure that could keep them satisfied for a lifetime. Her love may be the key to putting both of their lives back on track, but to what end? When a man he’s been contracted to kill threatens Nadia’s life, he forces her to face reality. Either they’ll delve deeper into the desires neither expected or they may die trying.
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S.J. Maylee fell in love with storytelling at a young age and with it came a deep-seated desire for everyone to find their happily ever after. She’s finding the happy endings for her characters one steamy story at a time.
When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her caring for her garden, laughing with her two young sons, or dancing to her husband’s music. She’s a PMP (Project Management Professional), Nia instructor, and coffee addict.
As a writer she has a tendency to break hearts, but she always glues them back together.
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