The first book in my Wild Alaska trilogy is finally here! Available at Ellora’s Cave for your reading pleasure.
The 1901 gold rush brings people and excitement to Alaska and recently widowed Emma Smith is in the middle of it all, ready to make her fortune. She’s definitely not interested in love or lust, but that all changes when she rescues her neighbor Jack Armstrong from an icy creek and she’s forced to lie naked with him to save his life. She’d been fighting her attraction to the burly mountain man for a long time, but with him so close, touching, skin against skin, she can’t deny the attraction any longer. And soon sex with Jack is an addiction, something to warm every Alaskan night. Unfortunately, Emma is sure a traditional man like Jack couldn’t accept an independent woman like her permanently. But the dangers of Alaska keep bringing them together and the reasons to stay apart fade.
“I didn’t save your ass just so you can freeze to death. Now take off your clothes or I’ll do it for you.” He had to be the most stubborn man on the Earth, freezing to death and still refusing to listen to anyone.
Emma laid a second blanket next to the one on the ground. Then she started taking off her own pants.
“Well, you didn’t say you were going to take yours off too.” His teeth chattered, but he started to work at undressing. “In that case, I’d be more than h…happy to oblige.”
A grin spread across his purple lips. Shaking hands worked to take off his shirt.
He had muscular shoulders, gifted by God and sculpted by the daily physical labor of working his mine. Even purple and nearly freezing, he exuded a raw masculinity that Emma couldn’t ignore.
“This is not an offer for anything. I’m just trying to keep you from freezing to death.” She didn’t know if she was saying the words more for his benefit or hers.
He responded with chattering teeth, but no words. James struggled to pull his boots off. By the time he got to his pants, he couldn’t control his hands enough to unbutton them.
“Here, let me help you.” She worked at unfastening his pants and pulled them down.
He didn’t resist as she undressed him, just shook.
Emma kept herself from looking down at his cock as his pants dropped. Didn’t ask if he needed help lying down, but eased him down to the blanket on the ground and covered him with the other blanket.
She turned her back to him as she finished taking off her own clothing. When she turned around, he was staring at her. He didn’t smile, didn’t say anything, but the look in his eyes was completely disarming.
“I would appreciate it if you would turn your head.” James staring like that caused a warming that shouldn’t be there. Not in this situation, not in any situation.
He turned his head as she requested and she slid under the blanket next to him, wrapping her warmth around his cold, shaking body. Her breasts pressed against the muscles of his back. Her legs wrapped around his.
It was ironic, the closest she’d come to being intimate with a man for the last two years was to save the neighbor she didn’t get along with from hypothermia.
Emma lay still, barely breathing, afraid to move. She was already rubbing against him too much for comfort. The chill of his skin against hers caused her nipples to turn into stiff peaks. At least she was going to blame the chill, not the appeal of the man lying next to her.
Get Gold Lust here.
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