For Liam Trulane, failure is not an option. He is determined to win a place in Katie Summers’ life before she leaves Independence Falls for good. But first, he needs to make amends for the last time they got down and dirty.
His professional success hinges on striking a deal to buy Katie’s family business. And after Liam’s relationship with their Katie went south years ago, the Summers brothers are more enemy than friend. If both parties agree to set the past aside, they can reach an understanding. But when Katie welcomes him back into her bed, Liam risks everything to make her his.
After Liam betrayed her trust, Katie Summers will do anything to keep him from walking away with the family business. She decides to seduce him, knowing that when her brothers find out, they will back off from the deal. And she’ll finally have her revenge. But when her plan spirals out of control, Katie learns that payback may come at too high a price…
Caught in the Act
Independence Falls # 2
By: Sara Jane Stone
Releasing September 16th, 2014
She shifted her hips, rocking against him, letting him know she hadn’t missed the evidence that he was turned on. “I get the feeling you’d rather be somewhere else,” she murmured.
“We’ll get there.” His lips brushed her ear as he spoke, keeping his voice low. “And when we do …”
He nipped her ear and Katie closed her eyes, feeling his palm flat against her belly. “I promise to take my shirt off for you.”
His thumb brushed the underside of her bra. Her breasts would barely fill his hands. She knew that for a fact. But every inch of skin covered by her lace underwear was super sensitive. She bit back a long, low moan, knowing that if he touched her again, even through the barrier of her clothes, she wouldn’t be able to keep quiet.
“What next?” she demanded, opening her eyes and focusing on his words. “After you take off your shirt?”
He let out a low chuckle. “How about I start before I undress?”
“No.” She ran her hand up his leg, wanting to touch him anywhere she could reach from her forward-facing position on his lap.
“Oh yes, honey.” His free hand captured her wrist, holding tight, preventing her from wandering and exploring.
“First, I’d strip off your clothes,” he continued, his voice a low growl. “I’m dying to see every inch of you. Touch you. Taste you. And make you scream. I want to hear my name on your lips over and over.”
“Liam,” she gasped. The way he held, preventing her from touching him, pushed against the limits of her self-control.
“And I bet that cabin over there has a bed,” he continued. “Some of my wildest fantasies involve lying you down on top of soft sheets, licking you from head to toe.”
“Fantasies?” she repeated. That one word pulled her out of the teasing game. Her reasons for saying yes to dinner had everything to do with the deal to buy her family’s company. And his? She’d suspected he was targeting her as a way to get to her brothers, mistakenly believing she was the weakest link, a way to learn more about pending contracts and unsigned deals. But if he’d been dreaming about her …
He released her wrist and his hand captured hers, interlacing their fingers. “This time,” he whispered, “I’ll be soft and sweet.”
As she stared at the calm surface of the lake and the cabin in the distance, images of moments she’d never forget flashed before her.
Her hands held behind her back, not because he’d bound them together, but because he’d told her to keep them there … the feel of Liam taking her as if he couldn’t wait, as if he needed to make her his …
She didn’t want soft and sweet from Liam. Not then and not now. “Trying to make amends for the past?” she asked.
“I want to give you new memories.” He nipped her ear.
Oh God, she was going to melt into a puddle of take-me-now desire if he did that again. “And if I like the old ones?”
“We’ll get there too,” he said.
“Umm, sorry to interrupt,” the waiter said.
Katie jolted upright on Liam’s lap, feeling her face heat. If she had a mirror, she knew she would see bright red cheeks staring back at her. Her bottom still pressed against Liam’s lap, she glanced at the young man, probably close to her age, holding a second set of menus.
“Can I interest you in dessert?” the waiter added.
Liam squeezed her hand. “What do you say? Still hungry?”
“They don’t have what I want on the menu.” Slowly, she rose from Liam’s lap and walked past the wide-eyed waiter to her side of the table.
“Just a check,” Liam said. “We need to hit the road.”
After serving her country, Georgia Trulane craves adventure—and sex. She’s set her sights on her brother’s best friend—now her boss, since she took a temporary job as his nephew’s live-in nanny. Only problem? Eric refuses to touch her. That doesn’t stop Georgia from seducing him. But an earth-shattering encounter leaves her fully exposed, body and soul.
Eric has a long list of reasons to steer clear of the woman he has wanted for as long as he can remember. For one, he refuses to be her next thrill ride. When he claims her, it will be for good. But the attraction is undeniable, and the more they fight it, the stronger it pulls. But will it be enough to conquer their obstacles?
After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream—writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Visit her online at www.sarajanestone.com or find her on Facebook at Sara Jane Stone.