Love Me if You Dare
Coral Cove # 2
By: Toni Blake
Releasing December 30th, 2014
USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author Toni Blake continues her new, heartwarming series set in the beachside town of Coral Cove.
When the question is love, the answer is always yes…
Camille Thompson is the best at what she does-closing deals. That’s why real estate developer Vanderhook has sent her to Coral Cove, Florida, where the stubborn owner of the Happy Crab Motel is refusing to sell. Camille’s never had a problem turning a “no” into a “yes”, but then she’s never been so captivated by a man’s sexy smile before.
Laidback Reece Donovan likes life simple. No amount of money – or any other temptation Camille can offer – will convince him to give up the one link to his past. Of course, it would be easier without the powerful chemistry raging between them.
As a fragile romance begins to grow, can Reece trust Camille with his secrets? And when promises are broken, along with hearts, can the charm of Coral Cove help bring them back together?
“I decided you’re right. It’s worth it.”
Something blossomed in Cami’s chest. Maybe it was excitement. Or maybe it was fear. A part of her had already concluded that this probably wasn’t going to happen – so in a way it was catching her entirely off guard. “Maybe I should be offended,” she pointed out politely, “that you had to think about it.”
He tilted his head and spoke with full, persuasive confidence. “Or maybe you should be flattered. That I didn’t just follow my urges and let my dick do the thinking. That I’m in this with my head, too. Truth is, this might be the first time I’ve ever thought about the pros and cons of sleeping with someone after the opportunity presented itself. And it’s the first time I’ve had a real reason not to go there. But what it comes down to is – you’re impossible to resist.” And then he lifted his hand to cup her jaw, his fingertips grazing the tender skin just below her ear. “Are you flattered yet?”
More than being flattered, she was also nearly too aroused to breathe. “Maybe.”
“Let me convince you,” he said deeply. And then he leaned in, slid his palm warmly behind her neck, and kissed her.
Their last kiss had been very nice – but this one was better. They weren’t wearing snorkeling gear or free-floating in the Gulf of Mexico for starters. And for finishers – mmm, he was a really good kisser. That lush mouth of his moved over hers with absolute sureness and skill. Without quite planning to, she found herself lifting her hands to his chest, bare and warm, and a slight shift in how they stood then brought other body parts into contact below.
Pressing that neediest spot between her legs against the rock-hard proof of his desire made her moan into his mouth. And as both his hands dropped to her ass, pulling her in tighter, snugger, her entire being dissolved in his strong arms.
Thought faded away, leaving behind only sensation, urges, instinct. There was nothing to do but give herself over to it. It wasn’t like her – that kind of surrender. But then, nothing that had happened since she’d met Reece Donovan was really like her. So why would she have expected this to be any different?
The only thing that drew her from her complete abandon was when she heard a heavy shift behind her. It reminded her there was a giant reptile on the floor – something she could scarcely believe she’d managed to forget, actually. She broke the kiss, but remained glued to Reece as she glanced over her shoulder.
“Um, I think your iguana is watching us.”
He quirked a slight grin. “And … you’re afraid she’ll post it on Facebook?”
“Uh …” It wasn’t that, of course – but it was hard to transform thoughts into words at the moment. A rare occurrence for her.
“Trust me, she won’t tell,” Reece rasped with a sexy wink. “But if it’ll make you feel better, we can go in my bedroom and shut the door.”
“K,” was all she managed. God, it was like her brain had just vanished.
“Wrap your arms around me,” he instructed, so she slid them around his neck and he tightened his grip on her bottom, hoisting her upward until she was curving her legs around his body, too, and he was carrying her through the open door to his apartment.
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USA Today bestselling author Toni Blake’s love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel – nineteen notebook pages long. Since then, Toni has become a RITA-nominated author of more than twenty contemporary romance novels, her books have received the National Readers Choice Award and the Bookseller’s Best Award, and her work has been excerpted in Cosmo. Toni lives in the Midwest and enjoys traveling, crafts, and spending time outdoors. Learn more about Toni and her books at www.toniblake.com.
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