You know we love a good romance. Nothing better than it. Today, we’re excited to bring you an excerpt of Marie Force’s, Sex God.
Lauren’s alarm goes off when it’s still dark outside, startling me out of a disturbing dream in which I was chasing her, but she was continuously just out of my reach. I don’t like the feeling that leaves me with as I rub my hands over my face.
She sits up and swings her legs over the side of the bed.
“Scarlett will get the flowers,” I tell her.
“No need,” she says, her voice noticeably stronger than it was last night. “I’ve got it.”
I rest my hand on her shoulder. “Lauren… Take today and the weekend to get your head together before you go back to work.”
She looks back at me, her eyes fierce with determination. “I absolutely refuse to let him make my precious shop that I’ve worked so hard to build from nothing into a place of fear. That is not going to happen. I’m going to get my damned flowers.”
Well, all righty then. I drag myself out of bed to go with her.
“You don’t have to get up yet.”
“I’m coming with you.”
“I don’t need you to come with me. I’ve got this.”
I love that her feistiness has returned overnight. I much prefer that to the condition I found her in at the shop last night. “What if I need to go with you?”
She shoots me an adorably withering look. “If you’re going to put it that way…”
“I am putting it that way.”
“Fine!” She throws up her hands. “Come with me.”
“Gee, thanks for inviting me, babe.”
She laughs, and I revel in the joyful sound. “I’m grabbing a quick shower to wake up, and then we can go.”
“I’ll be ready.” While she’s in the shower, I go out to my car to get the spare set of gym clothes from my bag so I can put on something clean. Her neighbor, Mrs. Smyth, is out retrieving her morning paper. She gives my bare chest a long look, licks her lips and smiles as she waves.
Um, okay… She’s like seventy-something. I wave back and duck inside before she gets any big ideas about coming over to talk to me.
When I go back inside, Lauren is downstairs, her wet hair around her shoulders. She’s wearing a short summer dress with battered cowboy boots, and my mouth goes dry at the sight of her sexy legs and those damned boots. God, they’re hot.
“Did you really go outside without a shirt on? My neighbors will be all abuzz.”
“Mrs. Smyth was licking her lips,” I say with a scowl.
“The poor thing is only human. She’s going to have to take an extra dose of her blood pressure medicine to recover from the sight of shirtless Garrett McKinley.”
Lauren comes over to me and rests her hand flat over the exact spot on my chest that’s been so damned achy lately. Just that quickly, I’m hard for her. What. The. Fuck? It usually takes much more than that with anyone else. What is it about her that makes me so damned crazy? I notice that she’s put on the makeup that Scarlett went home to get for her last night, and the bruises are, in fact, invisible. Thank God for stage makeup.
“Shut up. She will not.”
“She will, too,” Lauren says in a low, sultry tone that does nothing to help the secondary ache in my groin. “You ought to be more responsible about your effect on womankind.”
“I’ll take that under advisement.” I pull on a clean tank top. “Can we go get the damned flowers now?”
“By all means.” She giggles as she goes by me out the door.
SEX GOD by Marie Force
A sizzling hot stand-alone contemporary romance!
I inherited a life I never intended to live.
I’ve upheld my responsibilities admirably.
And I’ve taken care of my own needs privately…
I’m biding my time until I can get the hell out of here.
But I didn’t count on having unfinished business
With one of my very best friends…
When a man has a certain “reputation” to uphold,
There can be no unhappy customers left behind.
Lauren is a loose end that won’t be tied up no matter how hard I try.
And I try hard. Really, really… hard.
Sex God is the much-anticipated follow-up to Sex Machine.
About the Author
Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold nearly 3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold 1.5 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide!
Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.
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