An Excerpt from the Friends to Lovers Romance Book : Hero Ever After

I’m one of those people who doesn’t like to read book excerpts because I don’t like any spoilers at all. Sometimes (frequently) I won’t even read the description! I’ll just pick up a book based on the cover and the title and let myself be completely surprised. But sometimes I’ll be so excited, so crazy excited for a book, that I have to read an excerpt in advance. 🙂 If that’s you…you love contemporary romance, friends to lovers, single mom romances, what have you…and you are crazy excited to read Hero Ever After, then this excerpt is just for you! Enjoy! xx


I look at him, and he stares at me. His dark stubble lines his jaw and his eyes search mine. There’s something unspoken here between us. This quiet awareness that both of us are too scared to admit. Neither of us makes the first move. But the tension between us grows thick and heavy. His eyes flick to my mouth. My lips tingle under his gaze.

“You don’t want me,” he says.

“No,” I say.

His eyes stay on my lips.

“Not for a husband.”

“Never.”

“Not for a substitute father.”

“Not at all.”

“You just want to train.”

“That’s right.”

I swallow as his eyes go darker and his lids lower. His hands curl and my skin tingles as I imagine him touching me again.

“There’s nothing here,” he says.

“Nothing at all.”

He studies me for a moment. The only sound is a woodpecker tapping at a tree. I stand still under his gaze. Then, “I have to kiss in my movies.”

We’re both crazy. There’s no other explanation. Because I’m not surprised at all that he said this.

I nod, and it feels like I’m moving through syrup, the air is thick and sweet. It’s only natural that he’d mention kissing. His eyes go heavy and dark as he watches my mouth.

“I might need to add it to my training. Kissing.”

“Mmmhmm,” I say.

“Because you don’t want me. There’s no risk of misunderstandings.”

“Not at all,” I say.

He leans forward and I lean toward him.

“How would I do it, if we were in a scene together?” he asks.

I look at his mouth, the dip in his lower lip, and his strong chin.

I clear my throat. “You’d put your hands…”

He steps only inches from me and I feel the heat coming off him. “On your shoulders?”

“This isn’t a junior high dance,” I say.

He smiles and I tilt my head up to look at him.

“You’d put them on my hips.”

He reaches down and presses his fingers into the curve of my hips. “Like that?” he asks.

His palms spread out and he rocks me closer. “Perfect,” I say. My voice is throaty and I sway toward him.

“Then what?” he asks.

“Then you’d brush your lips over mine. Lightly. Just a taste.”

He bends his head down and runs his lips over mine. I open my mouth to him and lick at the salty flavor of him.

“Like this?” he whispers.

“That’s right.”

“Now what?”

I trace my lips over his and he pulls me closer. “You open my mouth with yours and—”

He doesn’t let me finish. His lips close over mine and he teases my mouth open. He sucks on my lips, and runs his hands over my hips, and sends his tongue into my mouth and I’m breathing hard and my hands are on his bare shoulders and I’m not standing anymore but pulled up against him and I wrap my legs around him and I’m…he carries me over to a tree and pushes me against it. Then he starts to move over me and I’m pressed between the tree and the hardness of him. I kiss him and kiss him and kiss him like I’ll never ever kiss anyone ever again.

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