Spring has Sprung. Thank goodness. I was truly getting tired of the cold. Now we just have to contend with the rain and since I’m in a rural area the farmers are preparing their fields. There’s nothing like home grown corn and tomatoes or even ripe berries, cherries and apples. They’re so much more flavorful that what one can purchase at the store.
I don’t know how to garden. We had a garden a couple of years ago and the most I did was water it, the kids pulled weeds and such. I’ve purchased several books on the subject, but don’t like bugs and other creepy crawlies one finds in a garden. Although worms, rollypolys and snails are okay. Anything other than that and I have a total girl moment, but I digress. I’m really looking forward o the fresh fruits and vegetables that will be harvested in a few short months.
While we’re waiting for the garden to grow, how about a sexy read. Forever in Love arrives May 11 from Sugar and Spice Press
Abandoned as a teenager, Bonnie has learned to rely on herself to face the harsh reality of life. Yet in her darkest hour, one man earns her trust and captures her heart. Only problem, she’s too young for a man like Buck.
Ten years have passed and Bonnie has never forgotten the man she’s secretly thought of as her hero in tarnished armor, but has too much time passed to rekindle a flame that never burned bright?
Love is patient. Buck has waited for Bonnie, but he’s nobody’s hero. He’s played the game, made mistakes, and paid his debt to society. Now that he’s changed his ways and professed his intentions, his past misdeeds could jeopardize his future.
She dropped the dough into the simmering golden brown liquid as she thought of a response. A chair scraped behind her and a moment later heat touched her back while warm masculine spice enveloped her. One lightly tanned hand appeared on the counter on either side of her.
“I’ve waited a very long time for you, Bonnie, and now that I’ve found you again, I’m not going to let you go.”
She closed her eyes. He had been waiting for her?
He moved his hands to her waist and leaned close until his lips brushed her ear. “You were smart. You saved your money and got out of the ghetto. You and your brother. That’s all I ever wanted for you.”
A shiver raced down her spine as his warm breath tickled her ear and tightened her nipples. He drew her close, until her back rested against the hard wall of his chest. “As I recall, you told me I couldn’t work for you anymore.”
“The day you moved away was the saddest day of my life.”
“Why was that?”
He turned her in his arms. “You were the bright spot in that neighborhood. You inspired me to get out of the game and become an honest man.”
She held his gaze. “You were always honest, Buck. You just took a different path than most and if not for that path I wouldn’t have survived.”
“Those were hard lessons a teen should never have to learn.”
“It made me who I am.”
“I admire you.”
Warm fuzzies stole through her heart at the compliment.
“There is a matter of debt to settle.”
Her heart pounded. “I thought all you wanted was a thank you.”
“That was then. This is now.” He brought his mouth down on hers and for a moment she stopped breathing.
Only in her dreams had she ever kissed Buck and here he was in fantastic tempting flesh coaxing her lips apart with gentle expertise. Each flutter ignited a slow burn that flared into an inferno and he was the only one who could extinguish her raging desire. She crossed her wrists behind his head, hating that her hands were dirty as he deepened the kiss, his tongue dueling with hers as he pulled her closer.
Until next time, Indulge Your Inner Romantic