Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on 2015-03-03
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
He can't stop thinking about their future...
James Montgomery has achieved everything he'd hoped for in life...except marrying the girl of his dreams. After a terrible accident, Selena Ainsley left ten years ago. She took his heart with her and she's never coming back. But it's becoming harder and harder for him to forget their precious time together, and James can't help but wonder what he would do if they could ever meet again.
Selena didn’t remember moving but suddenly found herself toe-to-toe with James, almost chest to chest. She looked up into his brown eyes, and it was as if ten years had suddenly disappeared; in front of her wasn’t the present–day man, but the boy she had fallen in love with. Lines became blurred; past and present seemed to collide.
Her heart beat erratically in her chest and her breath caught in her throat. Against her chest, she could feel his heart beating just as rapidly. His gaze met hers: heated, narrowed. Selena swallowed hard and licked her lips. His face mesmerized her—-it always had. Her fingers itched to reach out and touch it, to feel the rough stubble on his jaw, to trace the soft fullness of his lips. Her body trembled with the need she felt and with the restraint she was forced to have. It wasn’t fair that she still responded so strongly to him.
And that she couldn’t act on it.
Or shouldn’t act on it.
The broom dropped to the floor. “Damn you,” he muttered before lowering his head and crushing his mouth to hers. It wasn’t a kiss of reacquaintance. He poured ten years of anger and frustration into it, and he was surprised when Selena didn’t put up a struggle. One of his hands reached up and tangled into her hair, anchoring her to him while she grabbed fistfuls of his shirt in her own haste to keep him close.
All James could think about was how one taste, one impulsive moment, wasn’t going to be enough. He would have been fine if she had been outraged or if she had tried to push him away. The fact that she seemed just as crazed at the moment as he was spurred him on in a completely different way.
Taking a step forward, he tried to back her against the nearest wall. Glass crunched under their feet as they moved, and Selena whimpered with need when her hip bumped into the countertop. He wanted to haul her up on top of it, to step between her legs and pull her snugly against him. His hands moved from her hair to her jaw and lower, to skim down her hips, when he heard Jen’s voice and the front door open. He pushed Selena away as if she’d burned him.
Which she had.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.
When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.