Somewhere to Belong is available now at eXtasy Books. It’ll be live at third party sites next week.
Book Blurb (Unedited):
Break up, after break up, has Kevin swearing off relationships until he shares a passionate one-night stand with a sexy redhead. When fate thrusts them back together will all his problems be solved, or will it only cause more?
His deepest desire is to have a family with a wife and kids, but after having his heart broken one too many times, Kevin decides love is not for him. A hot one-night stand has him reconsidering his philosophy, but when she disappears, the following morning Kevin is left with only a note and a lingering memory.
Trying to put the sexy stranger out of her mind, Lillian attempts to focus on other things. As a single mother, she has more pressing matters to deal with, like finding a new home for her and her children. Having no luck with previous realtors, Lillian agrees to try out a new agent. Her mind on other things, she’s unprepared when she comes face to face with the man she ran out on only weeks before.
Expecting the client from hell, Kevin is shocked when the woman he’s been fantasizing about comes waltzing into his office with two children in tow. Can they put passion aside in favor of finding Lillian’s small family a home? Will Kevin be able to discover the secrets Lillian carries, secrets that have kept her from finding her dream home?
Lillian woke with a warm body next to hers. She wondered if her prayers had been answered as she held her breath. She glanced over her shoulder at the stranger who had so thoroughly owned her body the night before, and disappointment crashed through her.
Every single first had been difficult. She’d known this one would be as well. As she sank into the mattress, Lillian released that pent-up breath.
That’s when she realized she wasn’t in her room and her head was pounding. She was thankful she hadn’t gotten completely wasted, and only suffered a headache and a little dry mouth.
She glanced at the hotel alarm and noted the time—5:45. By the time they’d fallen asleep, it had been well after two in the morning. That could be another reason for her headache.
Part of her wanted to linger in bed and wake the sexy blond stranger with kisses, but the rational part of her knew she needed to get out. Now. She couldn’t afford to waste time with him, and she didn’t want to spoil the magic of last night with silly things like names and real facts about themselves. Last night had been perfect. Exactly what she needed.
She wouldn’t regret it.
She wouldn’t let anything spoil it.
Careful not to wake him, Lillian slipped out from beneath the covers and tiptoed toward her clothing. Two minutes later she was standing in a wrinkled dress, itching at her bra, and wincing at her high heels. With a hand on the door, she felt a twinge of remorse. She crept over to the desk and penned a quick note. Folding it, she left it on the pillow next to him and slunk out of the room.
Had a lovely time last night.
Once in the hallway, Lillian pulled out her phone to ensure she hadn’t missed any calls. Tucking it into her purse, she headed for the elevator. Three floors up she entered the room she shared with one of the other bridesmaids. The woman, still in her dress from the night before, laid half beneath the covers. Her loud snoring filled the room.
Ignoring her, Lillian went about her business. After changing into a comfortable bra, t-shirt and sweats, she gathered her toiletries and various other items from the room. She’d kept most of her belongings contained in her suitcase, so it didn’t take long for her to pack up. Her make-up was strewn about, but once she collected her eyeshadow palettes and lip glosses, she rolled her bag out the door.
On the elevator ride to the lobby she contemplated calling her mother, but considering the early hour, she didn’t want to wake anyone up. When she arrived at her mother’s house, she’d have a chance to check on Mackenzie and Cole, until then she’d let them be.
At first, she’d relished her night of freedom, but quickly realized how much she missed them. She’d called to wish them goodnight. Their grandparents were obviously keeping them preoccupied. Each of her children mumbled a quick “night, Mom” before leaving the phone with their grandmother in favor of spending time with grandpa.
Her mother had claimed everything was fine, and that she should enjoy herself, but Lillian couldn’t help the overwhelmingly lonely sensation. Sure that she was missing vital moments of her kid’s lives, she’d headed back to the ballroom and seriously considered leaving the reception early.
Then she’d spotted the blond stranger.
He’d been the perfect distraction.
He’d been the first man she’d slept with since the death of her husband.
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