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Hot SEAL: Australian Nights – SEALs in Paradise Book 14 by Becca Jameson



Hot SEAL: Australian Nights
SEALs in Paradise Book 14
By
USA Today Bestselling Author
Becca Jameson

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Ten days… No strings attached…
The perfect vacation…

He’s a SEAL married to the team.
She’s his teammate’s little sister, all grown up.
He’s on the vacation of a lifetime.
She’s playing tour guide.
He’s everything she remembers and way more.
She’s no longer a gangly teenager.
He doesn’t ever want to get attached to a woman.
She doesn’t date military men.
How can they hook up and then walk away?
How can they not?
Everything about this no-strings-attached arrangement should be easy.
Except the part where they have to guard their hearts.

Hot SEAL, Australian Nights is part of the SEALs in Paradise series. Each book stands alone, and they can be read in any order.

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When planning a ten day vacation to Australia, Justus’ friend and fellow SEAL Tony has him contact his sister. Arianna is in Australia on a work/holiday visa.

Little does he know she has taken the entire time off to spend it with him, touring the sites and she just might have other things on her mind.

This is a favorite scene.

“You’re not kidding. This is truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been in my life,” he stated as they rode the ferry into Darling Harbour. Arianna took about a dozen pictures of them as they glided through the water.

She leaned into him again, lifting a finger. “That’s Pyrmont Bridge. We’ll walk across it and eat dinner on the other side of the harbour.”

As they exited the ferry, Justus took one of hundreds of deep breaths. He liked this woman. A lot. Too much. Why did the first woman to tempt him in years have to be Arianna Gallo?

After another selfie, she grabbed his hand innocently and tugged him toward the bridge.

He smiled at the back of her, unable to stop himself. After months of stressful serious work in Djibouti ending with an intense mission in Yemen, he couldn’t remember the last time he’d smiled so often, or even at all. Yes, he’d enjoyed a fun night with the rest of his team at McP’s in Coronado Island before traveling to Australia, but before that, he’d gone months without a break of any kind. His team had used that night to unwind a bit as a unit, reacclimate themselves with regular society before splitting up and going their separate ways.

Hell, even that night could hardly count as a break considering he’d spent it in the company of his team. Not a woman. And certainly no one nearly as appealing as Arianna.

Maybe the real reason he was so attracted to Arianna was because he hadn’t been with a woman for so long. Maybe it had nothing to do with her personally.

Right. Keep telling yourself that.

She released his hand to stop in the middle of the pedestrian bridge and against the green railing. Her face flushed, and he realized he was staring at her instead of the view.

He jerked his gaze toward the harbour and rested a hip on the railing next to her. If this were a date, it would rank as the best one he’d ever been on. She was so easy to be with. After taking in the view of various restaurants, shopping, and tourist attractions, he resumed looking at her profile.

“When did you change your hair?” he asked without thinking. He even lifted a hand to stroke down the length of it before he could stop himself. He found himself making every possible internal excuse to touch her.

She shrugged. “I don’t know. Probably senior year of high school or whenever I realized I was never going to get a date to any school dance with those out-of-control curls sticking out in every direction.”

He shifted his gaze from the smooth, grown-up version of her thick, dark hair to her face again as he let the soft lock fall through his fingers. He cleared his throat, knowing he needed to address the elephant nearly shoving them off the side of the bridge. “This wasn’t supposed to happen.”

“What wasn’t supposed to happen?” she whispered.

“You. Me. The chemistry between us.”

She tucked her lips under her teeth.

“You’re attractive and fun and sweet and so many other things. My thoughts around you are not appropriate.”

She released her lips. “I could say the same about you.”

He feared she would say that. A mutual attraction was even worse. “There are nine hundred reasons why I shouldn’t touch you.”

She leaned in closer and flattened a hand on his chest, her hair blowing in the breeze while they stood in the center of this bridge in one of the most romantic places on earth. “You’ve already touched me.”

He smirked, setting his hand on top of hers and pressing her fingers into his pecs. Her skin was so soft. When he glanced down at their connection, it took his breath away. Her fingers darker than his, smaller, perfectly manicured pink nails, dainty. He wanted to lift those fingers to his lips and kiss the tip of every one.

Instead, he shifted his gaze back to meet hers. “We can’t get involved. Tony asked me to check up on you. I’m certain that was all he intended.”

She rolled her eyes. “Spare me a lecture about overprotective brothers. Tony isn’t here. I’m a grown adult. What I do with my time is none of his business.”

“Yeah, well. I would know, and there’s no way in hell I could face him when I return to base if I slept with his sister.”

She shrugged. “So, we won’t sleep.”

He groaned. “Arianna…”

“Why does it have to be such a big deal? How about if we just go with the flow and see what happens?”

“Because you’re not some woman I just met who’s interested in a fling.”

She shrugged. “Why the hell not?”

He narrowed his eyes. “Because I would never do that to you, even if Tony weren’t your brother. You’re not that kind of woman. I’m not a relationship guy. I have nothing to offer anyone. My entire focus for all but four weeks out of every year is on saving lives and staying alive myself. I’ve never wanted to be involved long-term with a woman. It’s a choice I made years ago. I see what it does to the rest of my team when they have to worry about someone other than themselves. It can put lives in danger.”

He lowered his voice, taking a deep breath. “I’m married to my job. I don’t have time for a woman.”

“Whoa.” She leaned back, tugging her hand free of his tight grip. “Who said anything about a relationship? If that’s what you’re worried about, you can ease your mind on that right now. I don’t date military men. Ever. For the same reasons you just listed. While you’ve watched what it does to your team, I’ve spent my life watching what it does to my relatives and friends, the ones left behind. The ones who worry and cry and stress over men they rarely see and have no idea where they’re even located. I’ve watched women give birth alone and raise kids alone and devote themselves to a very stressful life of single parenthood.” She shook her head rapidly. “I never want that, so don’t worry about me looking for anything long-term.”

Jesus. Her words shocked him. They also unnerved him. He couldn’t picture her having a fling and then walking away. He couldn’t even picture himself doing so, not with Arianna. Not with Tony’s sister.

“The point is we agree on this issue, so it’s not an issue.”

He smirked again. “Except it is, because Tony is still your brother.”

“So don’t tell him. He’s not my keeper, Justus. He doesn’t get to decide who I date or even who I sleep with. I’m sure he still thinks I’m some virginal girl who hasn’t been kissed.” She laughed.

Justus winced. He would also like to think that were true, even if it was unrealistic.

She groaned. “Come on, Justus. I’m twenty-three years old. You don’t really think I’m a virgin, do you?”

Now he cringed. “Can we perhaps not talk about your sex life with other men?” He gripped the railing with his left hand, trying to shake away images of Arianna in bed with another man. Another man who wasn’t himself.

She laughed again. “Sure. If it makes you feel better.”

“It does.” He rubbed his forehead, staring at her. Dammit. What a mess. The only reason he’d brought this subject up was because he needed to put his foot down and ensure she didn’t have any ideas. Apparently, she did have ideas and his plan had just backfired on him.
Becca Jameson. Hot SEAL, Australian Nights (Kindle Locations 322-379). Becca Jameson Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Let me just say here, this book is kindle melting hot. The attraction between these two is off the charts. Which I’m sure was aided by Arianna having a crush on him since she was a teen.

There’s a bit of suspense and some trouble but nothing a SEAL can’t handle. With mind-blowing descriptions of the sites they visited, I really felt like I was there. Australia is on my bucket list.

I can’t wait to read the rest of this multi-author series.

5 Contented Purrs for Becca!

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Becca Jameson currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two kids, and the various pets that wander through.

After editing for about five years she recently started writing. She is loving the journey, dabbling in various genres.

When not writing or editing she can usually be found taxiing kids to and from their activities, scrapbooking, and reading!

Late at night she can usually be found sequestered in her office creating fantasy with a glass of red wine and a bar of dark chocolate.


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Making Memories – 6 Books – 6 Authors in an Anthology to Support American Cancer Research for Breast and Ovarian Cancer


This anthology contains BDSM elements, explicit sex, and adult language.
Eighteen years of age or older please!


Making Memories

Featuring

Roses and Thorns by Becca Jameson
Keys to Happiness by Brooke Lee
Parallell Reality by Virginia Johnson
Tangled Up In You by S.L. Carpenter
Because of You by A.L. Long
In Her Dreams by Rose C. Carole

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Roses and Thorns
Club Zodiac Book 4.5

Becca Jameson

A decade may have passed, but neither of them forgot…

Denver’s Roses and Thorns was first mentioned in Mastering Rayne as Colin and Aaron are working to set up the new Club Zodiac. Master Robert is the owner of the club and he’s about to get quite the surprise.

Macy has decided it’s time to shake things up and convinces Ella to go to the Club with her, leaving out the fact it’s a BDSM club. At first Ella isn’t sure about the whole thing but then she is intrigued. The last person she expected to see was Robert, her ex. The one she can’t forget.

This is a favorite scene.

She narrowed her gaze further, ignoring his question. “You broke up with me.”

He nodded. “I did. It seemed…necessary.” Though for some reason he couldn’t fathom why at the moment.

“Was there another woman?” she asked, making him realize she had spent the past decade wondering why he’d dumped her while he’d spent those ten years missing her intensely.

He shook his head. “No. No one who mattered. Not then. And not since.”

She closed her eyes slowly, tipping her face into his palm. “Why, then?”

“You were so young. Innocent. Way too good for me. I didn’t want to introduce you to my world. It didn’t seem fair.”

Suddenly, she took a step back, jerking away from his hand and crossing her arms. “You broke up with me because you didn’t want to tell me you owned a chain of fetish clubs?”

He nodded. It seemed ludicrous now all of the sudden. But he rushed to explain. “I’m a Dom, Ella. I rarely date outside of the fetish world. You were the one and only woman I ever went out with that long, pretending to be vanilla.”

She narrowed her gaze. “Pretending…”

He inhaled slowly. “I don’t mean to imply our entire relationship was a farce. I wasn’t pretending to enjoy your company. I simply didn’t want you to know I was a Dom.”

For long moments, she said nothing. He feared she might turn around and walk away from him. He wasn’t willing to risk that, so he spoke again. “Would you permit me to take Jerry’s place? Show you around? Demonstrate a few things if you’re interested?”

“Why? Why now? You walked away from me a decade ago, and now you want to show me your world?”

“I tried to stay out of sight and let you explore on your own, but when I realized Master Jerry was going to do more than show you his implements, I couldn’t…” He cleared his throat. “I couldn’t watch. If you want to learn more, I’ll be the one to show you.”

“Awfully cocky of you.” She tipped her head to one side, sliding more into the defensive. “Perhaps I’d rather have Jerry show me. It’s been a long time, Robert. Maybe I don’t want to spend time with you. Maybe I’ve moved on.” Her face flushed a darker red as she spoke.

He took another gamble, one of many he imagined taking before the night was over, and stepped closer. He reached for her crossed arms and tugged them. She easily released her grip and let him lower her hands to her sides.

She was shaking. She also licked her lips. Her chest rose and fell rapidly. He could feel her pulse at her wrists. Nothing about her stance matched her words.
He lowered his voice. “Have you?”

“Of course.” Her voice was too weak. Sharp. Her response too quick.

He smiled. “Well, I haven’t. And I don’t believe you have either.”

She gasped.

“Do me a favor. Give me two hours. Let me introduce you to my world. I won’t ask you for anything else. Just two hours under my care. Afterward, you can walk right out the door without even giving me your phone number.”
Jameson, Becca. Making Memories (Kindle Locations 339-356). Kindle Edition.

The chemistry between these two is off the charts and the story compelling.

I love second chance stories and this one is kindle melting.

5 Contented Purrs for Becca!


Keys to Happiness

Brooke Lee

I need to take a break. Figure out who I am and where I want to go in this next chapter of my life.

Divorced after many years of marriage can be difficult, but being able to remain friends is a gift.

Now starting over in a place that is warm and full of good memories of the past. Pat has made some friends and also a decision to find a more permanent residence.

This is a favorite scene.

“Pat, what are you doing here so early?” Dorian asks.

“Yeah, shouldn’t you still be sleeping? Recovering from your amazing performance?” Greta asks with a shit-eating grin.

“If I weren’t a gentleman, I might consider telling you were to stick that smart-ass compliment, but since I am, I’ll let it go.”

Greta returns my comment with a raspberry and Dorian lets out a hearty chuckle. These two women are probably a big reason I decided to stay. Their easy-going ways made me feel like I belonged. Yeah, they asked about my life, and maybe were a bit nosier than I would have liked, but never have I felt an ounce of judgment from them. When I’m with them the air around me seems somehow lighter and I like that.

“So, really, what brings you down here this time of day? Need a bit of the hair of the dog?”

I slide onto my usual barstool and fold my hands on the bar top in front of me. “Nah, had that already over at the diner. I just came back from a jog and impromptu swim. Can I get a water?”

Greta places a glass in front of me and angles the drink spout over top, shooting the chilled water into the glass. In two gulps, I’ve drained the contents and she just as quickly gives me a refill.

“I was thinking it’s time for me to start looking for a more permanent residence and thought you two,” I wiggle my long finger between the two beauties, “may have some thoughts on decent, inexpensive rentals in the area.”

As if waiting for me to ask, Dorian responds quickly. “As a matter of fact, I know of a great place.”

“Really?” I ask in excitement.

“Yep, my Aunt owns a little quadplex off of Whitehead Street. She rents three of the units out to tourists mainly, but I’m sure she’d consider renting to you for an extended period, if you’re interested.” Greta looks over at Dorian with almost a what the fuck expression. I’m not sure what’s going on with these two, but honestly, I don’t know that I care.

“What is the rent?”

“I’m not sure considering she usually rents it by the week, but I bet she’d be willing to make you a good deal since you are a friend of ours.”

“Sounds great. Would you talk to her for me?”

“You bet. I’ll call her now.” Dorian reaches into her back pocket and pulls out her cell phone, before stepping away to make the call.
Lee, Brooke. Making Memories (Kindle Locations 916-936). Kindle Edition.

The apartment is perfect and Pat is happy with it, that is until he realizes the owner is the woman who broke his heart by disappearing so very long ago.

Another kindle melting second chance journey.

5 Contented Purrs for Brooke!


Parallel Reality

Virginia Johnson

I never considered him a mistake because he was the best thing that I had found. He was also the best thing that I was forced to lose.

Erin’s ten year reunion was coming up and she was on the ledge about going, even though she had the plane tickets and reservations. In many ways she wanted to go, if only to see if Landon would be there.

The pain of letting him go all those years ago is still with her, but she accomplished the goals her parents set for her.

This is a favorite scene.

1:46 am
Why now? Why message me now?

1:47 am
You have to go to the reunion. I will be there and I want to see you.

What was I supposed to say? He was the only reason that I would go and now, he is going to be there and wanted to see me. An hour ago, I had a novel worth of things to say to him. Right now, I could barely form a sentence.

1:49 am
You knew enough about me, but how can I be sure that you are who you say that you are?

1:49 am
You lied to me and I let you get away with it. You told me that you didn’t love me and I let you go on for years letting you think I believed you.  

1:50 am
I know better now. I should have called you a week ago. Things may have been different now.

1:50 am
You could call me now.

1:52 am
I am not in a place that I can talk. Even this is a bit more than most are allowed.

I was hesitant in my request because I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to talk to him. Not yet. I was relieved by his response.

1:53 am
Ok. I will go to the reunion.

1:53 am
I want you to know that I forgive you. For everything that you said. I never believed it.

1:54 am
I shouldn’t have done it and you are right, I am sorry.

1:55 am
How did you know that I wasn’t going? I had already bought my plane ticket.

1:56 am
Like it or not, I know you. I knew you 10 years ago and it is nice to see that the real you didn’t change.

1:57 am
I am the same person.

1:58 am
With no leash, exactly the Erin that I fell in love with and never stopped. Good night, Erin.
Johnson, Virginia. Making Memories (Kindle Locations 1590-1614). Kindle Edition.

The reunion began like every reunion, as old friends and acquaintances meet up. However, this one had a most surprising twist. After reading the first two books, it was both shocking and thought provoking.

Get the tissues out for this one.

5 Contented Purrs for Virginia!


Tangled Up In You

S.L. Carpenter

Breaking up is always hard. It’s even harder when you have no idea what you’re going to do next.

Getting out of an abusive relationship is not easy, but Kayla was strong and leaves. She’s moved back to where she grew up and was happy. Fortunate that there was a place for her to move into on the property of family friends.

She runs into their son Seth again while out with a girlfriend and then again as he picks up his sick daughter at the school where she’s working.

Reconnecting they have that first date while his daughter is visiting with her mother.

This is a favorite scene.

They shared grins, enjoyed the meal and spent the rest of the time reminiscing about the old days, both good and bad. She told him about her new job, and he told her that Maria had invited him to the cookout the next day. She was going to be there too.

She smiled across the table, happy, relaxed and knowing that the non-date was going well. The drive wasn’t bad, even for Reno, and they laughed and listened to old songs that brought back crazy memories. Even though they were older now, and both had been through a lot, they slipped easily back into their roles as the closest of friends, without benefits.

It occurred to her toward the end of their meal that one of the most impressive things about Seth was the fact that he never dug his phone out of his pocket and checked his email. He focused his attentions on her. And his steak. Man, he could eat. A dirty little thought ran through her head as she wondered if he was this passionate when eating other things.

Seth had moved into dessert mode, talking her into sharing a dish of tiramisu, and busily inhaling his half, when he looked up at her, and paused with his spoon halfway to his mouth. Her eyes were locked on something behind him. He turned, but all he could see were people wandering around in the casino outside the restaurant.

“What’s wrong?”

Kayla blinked and looked down at her lunch. “Nothing, I thought I saw something.”

“You don’t look okay. What was it? What did you see?”

“It was…”

She never got the chance to finish her sentence.

“Well, well, well. Look who’s here having a good time. Hello, sexy.” A man’s voice sounded behind him and obviously upset Kayla. He watched her lift her chin and put down her coffee cup carefully into the saucer.

“Hello Evan.”

“So, who’s the new guy? This your next victim?” The man moved up next to Kayla.

Seth wasn’t sure if he should get up and stick his steak knife into this asshole’s neck or keep quiet. So he decided to shoot for something in between.

“Hey bud, we’re enjoying our evening. Why don’t you do the same? I’m sure you can find yourself a crack whore to take care of you.” Then he eased away from the table and rose to his feet.

Evan wasn’t the smartest of characters, and hadn’t noticed that the guy slurping tiramisu was actually six inches taller and at least thirty pounds heavier than him. Those thirty pounds were muscle.

He looked up at Seth and did his best to puff out his inadequate chest. It was a failed attempt but he didn’t want to back down.

“I’m in a good mood and I would prefer not to make a scene. Kayla obviously doesn’t want you here, so how about you go back out the way you came in, before I drag you out.” Seth smiled. “By the balls. Assuming you have ‘em.” He sat back down. He fought his anger, but under the table his fists clenched as waited for Evan to shoot off his mouth and say something else.

“Well Kayla, I’ll be contacting you about that money you owe me, and those other items you stole.” With a smirk he looked over to Seth. “Be careful with this one, stud. She may be a great fuck, but she’ll rip your heart out.”
Carpenter, S.L.. Making Memories (Kindle Locations 1969-1994). Kindle Edition.

Lots of fun and a seriously intense twist in this second chance story. Plus it also contains some kindle melting heat.

5 Contented Purrs for S.L.!


Because Of You

A.L. Long

He was her first love, her first kiss, the man who left without a word.

Jillian was just trying to get everything ready for a big meeting. The caterers were late and after confirming they wouldn’t be on time, Jillian sets out to pick up the food.

An accident has her pinned in her car and the next thing she knows she’s in the hospital. The first voice she actually registers is one she never thought to hear again.

Nash was her surgeon, her first love the one who left without a word.

It’s after he discharges her that he calls for a date.

This is a favorite scene.

Taking her glass of wine, she took a seat on the couch in the living room and waited patiently for Nash to arrive. Picking up her phone from the coffee table, she looked at the time and saw that he should arrive any minute. As she was getting ready to check her emails, there was a knock at the door.

Downing the rest of her wine, she placed the empty glass on the counter as she made her way to the door. Taking a quick look at herself in the hall mirror, she had to admit that she looked good for as nervous as she was. Opening the door, Nash was even more handsome than when she had seen him in his scrubs. He was wearing a black suit jacket with a white button-down shirt underneath. If she didn’t know better, she would have thought he came from a photo shoot. He was every bit as gorgeous as any top male model.

Knowing she was staring at him, she said, “Please come in.”

Before he walked past her, Nash leaned in and placed a tender kiss on her cheek. “You look amazing.” Jillian could feel her cheeks turn every shade of red as the innocent kiss had an effect on her. Smiling up at him, she remained speechless.

Closing the door and taking a deep breath, Jillian tried to regain her composure as she followed him to the living room. Her hands were sweaty and just like the first date she had with him, there were butterflies in her stomach. She was no longer that young girl, but she couldn’t deny that he still made her giddy inside.

Rubbing her hands together, she asked, “Would you like a glass of wine before we go?” knowing that she could use another one.

“That would be great,” he replied.

Walking on unsteady legs, she managed to make it to the kitchen without falling. Jillian pulled another glass from the cupboard and filled it with the bottle of wine she had left on the counter. Filling her glass as well, she proceeded to the living room where Nash had taken a seat on the couch.

His leg was crossed at his knee, which gave her the impression that he had made himself at home. She wondered how he could be so relaxed while every nerve in her body was having a heyday. Sitting beside him, she carefully handed him his wine. Touching their glasses in a toast, Jillian waited until he took a sip before taking one of her own.

Placing his glass on the table, she watched him look around taking in his surroundings before he asked, “So, how long have you lived here?”

Placing her glass next to his she replied, “A little over five years.”

“Why Montana? I pictured you as a Cali girl for life.”

“There wasn’t anything left for me there. Mom and Dad sold the house and moved to Arizona. I could have followed them, but decided on a change. I needed a new start, so when I heard about this job, I applied and well… here I am.”

As they continued to talk, Jillian found out that Nash hadn’t spoken to his parents since he graduated from Cornell. He didn’t want them to control his life and after he got divorced, they literally gave up on him anyway. Feeling the need to get away from them, he moved to Montana, where he did his residency and was later hired on full time at St. Vincent.

Feeling the asperity he had toward his parents, Jillian placed her hand on his leg to comfort him. Even though she had a great relationship with her parents, she saw how much he was hurting from not having the relationship with his that every child should have with their parents. As she looked down at her hand, there was an unmistakable connection between them. Drawing her eyes to his, her hand remained on his leg as she leaned in closer to him. Thoughts began racing in her mind as she was taken back to when they were in high school.

There was no hesitation between them; he took her lips as his own. Parting her lips, she allowed him further inside, wanting nothing more than to bring back what she had forever missed. He swept his tongue inside, exploring every inch. Jillian knew that a kiss like this could only have one conclusion, and yet, she had no desire to stop.
Long, A.L.. Making Memories (Kindle Locations 2518-2548). Kindle Edition.

The spark between them had never dulled, but of course things can’t go totally smooth.

A couple of twists and turns and plenty of kindle melting scenes.

5 Contented Purrs for A.L.!


In Her Dreams

Rose C. Carole

He appears in her dreams when she least expects it…

Jamie was shocked to wake from a dream of her ex to find him sitting next to her, in the airport of all places.

This is a favorite scene.

“Are you all right?”

Huh? The voice didn’t make sense. It was the voice of her lover, but it came from next to her. Her eyes shot open and she turned, looking into the bluest eyes she’d ever seen, as blue as the ocean she’d been imagining, blue eyes she could never forget. Alex!

He was looking at her with an expression of concern, but his eyes betrayed an element of amusement. A flush rose over her body as she realized he had figured out what she had been dreaming about. 

“I’m fine,” she replied curtly. “What the hell are you doing here?”

“Traveling back to New York. Same as you, obviously…. Were you thinking of me?”

Good guess? It had been eons ago, a time when she thought she’d be happy forever, that her life had come together perfectly and she was with the man of her dreams. Before it all fell apart. Did he remember it?

“Of course not. Why would I, you arrogant son of a bitch? After you left, I forgot everything about you!”

She grabbed her purse and carry-on and shot up. She needed to get away from his perceptive gaze. He’d always known what she was thinking, what she was feeling. He could see into her soul and knew how to manipulate her. She couldn’t let the shock of seeing him again keep her from fleeing. She’d always been so vulnerable to him. If she wasn’t careful, he’d sneak back into her heart again.

“I’m sorry I disturbed you,” Alex said. “Please don’t leave on my account. I’ll leave you alone.”

“I’d like a drink,” she huffed. “I’m not leaving because of you.”

“Let me buy you one as a token of my contrition for ruining your peace.”

She didn’t hesitate for a moment. “No. I’d rather be alone.”

“That’s not what it sounded like a minute ago,” he replied.

Crap! He did know what she was dreaming about. She turned without saying another word and stormed off.
Carole, Rose C. Making Memories (Kindle Locations 2794-2809). Kindle Edition.

Alex had never forgotten Jamie, his obligations to his mother were overwhelming and he did what he had to do at the time.

Jamie needs to decide if she can risk her heart again to him.

Passionate, intense, and I think my kindle may have melted again.

5 Contented Purrs for Rose!


Becca’s Bio and Links

Becca Jameson currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two kids, and the various pets that wander through.

After editing for about five years she recently started writing. She is loving the journey, dabbling in various genres.

When not writing or editing she can usually be found taxiing kids to and from their activities, scrapbooking, and reading!

Late at night she can usually be found sequestered in her office creating fantasy with a glass of red wine and a bar of dark chocolate.

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Brooke’s Bio and Links

Growing up, Brooke’s mother instilled a deep respect for the English language and a love of words. She taught Brooke to read and write and shared her appreciation for poetry. As a teen, poetry became an outlet for Brooke’s innermost thoughts and deepest, often times darkest feelings.

In school, teachers always told her “write what you know”, so that is what she did. At the not so tender age of forty-three, she started to write her first novel, I Am ShelbyJames (Beauty in the Darkness) and it is what she knows—emotions.

In her spare time—when she’s not writing—you can find Brooke cuddled on the couch with her husband of 20+ years, their fur babies, and a good (often naughty) eBook—unless of course she’s having cocktails with her Bestie at one of their favorite haunts.

 

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A love for reading and writing is a new concept for Virginia.
Before the Twilight rave and a need to know the ending after Eclipse was released in theaters, Virginia preferred to watch the movie or convince a friend to read the book for her.Needing to know the story of a random homeless man that she encountered on a freeway exit ramp, was the only reason she began writing in the first place.Soulless Nights spawned from the unknown story and a dare from her friends.She has had the pleasure of working with some of her favorite authors.Street teams and beta reading were what led her to the world of writing.She has released Soulless Nights, Vindicate, Expiate, Cessation, Always Never, Secondary Silence, Secondary Disaster, The Xmas Effect, The Blood of Abigail, Correcting Code 1.1, and the Bad Words Made Funny Series!She recently released Night Tales Vol 1. Wich consist of 3 short stories featured in anthologies.She also has co-written 3 books: Seraphines (Julia Clare) ,Bound by an Echo (Julia Clare) & Kepler: Humanity’s Ark ( Kyle Perkins )She is currently working on a Correcting Code novella.

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Hello, my name is S.L. Carpenter. I wear many different hats in this weird little world. I’m a writer, an artist, a family man and cookie lover. My greatest joys are making people laugh and squirm and scratch their heads at my unique style of storytelling. I call California home and have been here my whole life. I know…poor me.

I’ve been writing my special brand of insane little stories for many years, but it’s only been in the last two decades that I’ve managed to persuade folks to publish them. My backlist now includes single titles, anthologies and several books co-written with my writing partner (and webmistress) Sahara Kelly. They are available at Amazon.com/Kindle Unlimited.

Please note: I have recently received the rights back to many of my earlier publications, so my book list is shorter these days. I am in the process of revising and re-editing these books. Look for your old favorites in new exciting versions soon.

So dig around and find out a bit more if you like – just excuse the mess. I’m a guy. What can I say?

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Award winning author of the Independent Press Award for Distinguishing Favorite. Recipient of the National Indie Excellence award for Erotica Romance.

My love for writing began several years ago after an early retirement from a demanding job that I loved, but also hated because it consumed so much of my time. Now, I am able to focus my time on what I love. Writing romance has been a life long dream and to actually say that I am a published author is beyond what I would have ever expected.

Even though some may say I have a little naughtiness in my books, I look at it as an added bonus for my readers. After all what is a romance book without a little spice.

When I am not writing, I enjoy spending time with friends either at home or out on the town. Mostly, I enjoy a relaxing night at home where I can enjoy a glass of wine in the company of a good book.

Out of everything, she enjoys driving in her little convertible with the top down.

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Rose has been an avid reader all her life and pursued that obsession into the publishing business, where she worked in both production and editorial for books and magazines. When her son went off to college, she decided to fulfill another dream and went to culinary school, thinking she would write a cookbook but loving the cooking so much she became a caterer. But her love for books is ever present, and she finally decided it was time to reconnect with her own creative muse and write the kinds of books she enjoys reading. She hopes her readers enjoy them as well.

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Trusting Aaron – Club Zodiac Book 5 by Becca Jameson



Trusting Aaron
Club Zodiac Book 5
By
USA Today Bestselling Author
Becca Jameson

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Her innocence gives him pause…
Her baggage is a red flag…

Hope can’t marry a man who doesn’t love her. She won’t. It would be better to flee the church and jump into the first car that pulls up out front.

Aaron is late for the wedding, but why in the hell is the bride running toward his car, fluffy tulle in her hands, and why does she jump inside and tell him to drive?

Aaron hardly knows the bride, but it doesn’t take long to realize two things: she’s running from her problems, and she’s far too innocent for a man like him.

This runaway bride is on a mission, however. Lose her virginity and learn everything she can about submission. If Aaron won’t help her, Hope will find someone who will.

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Hope Davenport has decided to flee her wedding much to the dismay of her mother. This book opens as she jumps into Aaron’s car and tells him to drive, surprising the living daylights out of him.

Aaron was late arriving to this wedding thanks to airlines and traffic, more than once he wonders what would have happened if it hadn’t been him in that car.

It’s not just getting Hope away from the church though, she’s gotten it through her head for Aaron to drive her to Denver and show her other things as well.

This is a favorite scene as they begin that journey.

Aaron’s eyes bugged out of his head. “What?”

“You heard me.” Her cheeks flushed a dark red as she glanced at her lap.

“Yeah. I heard you, but you’re out of your mind.”

She jerked her attention back to him. “Why? I think I’m more in my right mind than I’ve ever been. I’m a twenty-six-year-old virgin. I’m tired of wondering what all the hype is about. You’re sexy, smoking hot, kind, generous, fun, friendly, honest, and a good listener. I can’t think of anyone I’d rather give my virginity to. I know you’re a good guy because my sister likes you. I trust you.”

He leaned back, holding his hands up, palms out. There wasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell he was going to have sex with Hope Davenport. He shouldn’t have even touched her.

He had no idea why he’d grabbed her hand and then felt the need to run his fingers through her hair. But he’d given her the wrong idea. For one thing, she’d run away from her own wedding just hours ago. For another thing, she had no idea what kind of kink he was into.

“Hope, it’s not going to happen.”

“Why the hell not? You said no man in the same room as me could possibly avoid an erection.” She glanced at his lap.

He moaned and shifted his weight side to side. She wasn’t wrong. His cock had been hard from the moment he pulled that first hairpin out, which was probably why he hadn’t stopped himself from touching her and leading her on. She had smelled so good, and every little noise she made as he removed those damn pins had gotten under his skin, making him crave things he should not have been pondering.

This was his fault. “That’s true.” He wasn’t going to lie. Besides, how the hell could he. She had eyes. “Nevertheless, I can and will control my dick. It’s staying in my pants for the duration of our time together.”

Speaking of which, he needed to get her someplace safe, have her call her sister, and get someone to pick her up. No way was he driving her to Denver. He didn’t know why he’d ever entertained the idea in the first place.

She looked like she might cry. She sucked in a breath, swallowing. Of course she would be emotional after what she’d been through, but he hated how he was contributing her to stress level. His chest tightened as her eyes filled with tears. And then they fell down her cheeks. Dammit. Her lip trembled and she swiped at the streaks with her fingers.

Fuck. “Hope…” He could not stand it when a woman cried. It brought him to his knees.

“No. Really. It’s okay.” She leaned away from him, hugging the door and turning to stare out it. “You were just saying those things to humor me and make me feel better.”

He groaned. “No, baby, I was not. I may have totally botched this up, but I never lied to you.” He couldn’t leave her thinking he’d made all that up. She was hurting. She needed reassurance. How the hell had he gotten into this mess?

Damn his GPS and the late flight and the hotel room not being ready. If he’d arrived at the church five minutes earlier, he would have been sitting in his pew watching her run out the door with everyone else. He would not now be responsible for a hysterical runaway bride.

On the flip side, he shuddered to imagine her sitting here with some other man, whatever random person might have driven up behind him. He sighed and reached for her hand, wrapping his palm around it and tugging it away from her lap. Her fingers were so small against his much larger ones. He closed his eyes and inhaled, which was probably also a mistake since she smelled fantastic.

She jerked her face toward him again, shocking him. “Prove it.”

“Prove what?” He cringed. God, please tell me she isn’t suggesting what I think she’s suggesting.
Becca Jameson. Trusting Aaron: Club Zodiac, Book Five (Kindle Locations 444-473). Becca Jameson Publishing.

I kind of felt sorry for Aaron, he was really caught in a conundrum. She is Rowen’s sister-in-law and vanilla to boot. The question becomes, can he show her and let her go.

This was a fun book, the conversations between them were priceless. The interactions kindle melting and the revelations perfect.

I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

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ARC Review of Mastering Rayne – Club Zodiac Book 4 by Becca Jameson


Mastering Rayne
Club Zodiac Book 4
By
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Secrets can turn into lies if they’re kept for too long…

For Rayne, guarding deep family secrets is a way of life. It’s ingrained. It prevents her from ever getting close to anyone.

Colin is building a new life in Denver. He has a club to open, a personal training business to grow, and an abused sister to rescue.

Rayne and Colin have known each other for years, but they’ve never scened together. Until now… A chance meeting in a club can change everything.

There’s just one problem. Colin’s ex-girlfriend made him extremely leery of women who are hiding something. Secrets raise huge red flags.

Their chemistry is undeniable. Ropes, blindfolds, workout benches, bed posts, spankings, denial…

They click. Rayne knows it. Colin knows it. But the secrets get in the way. Without trust, there is no foundation.

Mastering Rayne is the fourth book in the Club Zodiac series. It features Rayne, a character fans will remember from Training Sasha. The hero is Master Colin, a character from another local club, Breeze. Master Colin also made an appearance in Dark Nightmares, which released in November of 2018 in the Dark Falls series.

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I love this series, Becca has written several types of BDSM relationships into a series that shows how different they can be. In this book we get to know Rayne and Colin.

Colin and Aaron have moved to Denver to open a new Zodiac club. The Miami club is now a huge success and they are ready to expand. Colin was particularly pleased to take on this site since his sister lives in Denver and he believes she is in an abusive relationship and wants to get her out of it and safe.

One of Rayne’s many secrets is she was raised in Denver. She moved back to her family home on graduating with her law degree and is a now a successful divorce attorney. This is fortuitous since Colin’s sister London is in need of one although she isn’t quite ready to file.

Colin has watched Rayne and they have been acquaintances since she was with Rowan, but he has never done a scene with her. Although that is about to change as they run into each other at Roses and Thorns.

This is a favorite scene.

Finally, she slowly turned around, and a flush ran up her chest as she confirmed her suspicion. Colin Wynne. He had his back to her, but there was no mistaking his muscular shoulders, bulging arms, and the distinctive tattoo on one arm. He was more filled out than she remembered him. Bulkier than a year ago.

Even though she’d just seen him on Tuesday, she hadn’t been able to appreciate his full physique. He’d had on a button-up shirt and slacks. Tonight, however… Lordy.

He was wearing a tight black T-shirt and dark blue jeans. He was also handling a long length of rope, which didn’t surprise her since she’d often seen him create amazing artistic designs with nothing more than a woman’s body and several feet of rope.

As she approached, drawn like a magnet, he must have sensed her because he slowly turned around.

The smile that lit up his face made her heart race. God, he was sexy tonight. His hair was longer on top than it had been in Miami, the locks falling across his forehead.

“Rayne…” His voice was deep and rough.

“Hey,” she responded, licking her lips and feeling like a dork. Normally, in her day-to-day world, she was confident to the point of cocky, but as she closed the distance with Colin, she felt anything but confident.

She had no idea what he’d ever thought of her, or even if he had ever considered her for a moment.

“Are you a member here?” he asked. “I haven’t seen you around. Granted, I’ve only been here a half a dozen times myself.”

She shook her head. “No. This is my first time.” Shit. Wouldn’t he wonder why she picked tonight? The first weekend night since he’d stepped into her office?

He lifted a brow. “Really? Do you belong to another club in the Denver area?”

“No.” Suddenly chilled under his scrutiny, she crossed her arms and rubbed her biceps with her palms. “I haven’t had time to explore much.”

“You’ve been here a year,” he pointed out.

“Yes.”

Slowly he nodded. And then he glanced down at the rope and held it up. “I was hoping to create a piece of art tonight. You want to be my canvas?”

She swallowed. She wanted to be his canvas more than she wanted her next breath. She wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity. “I’d like that.” Though she’d always been at least peripherally attracted to him when they’d both lived in Miami, she’d never scened with him. For over a year, she’d been with Rowen, and after that Colin had had a girlfriend too. She wondered what happened to the woman. It seemed unlikely he was still with her. Rayne tried to remember her name. Sarah. Right.

He reached out with his free hand, and she set hers in his. And then he hauled her closer. She could feel his heat when she found herself inches from his body. His hand roamed up her arm and then higher until he cupped her face. “It occurs to me that even though we’ve known each other a long time, we’ve never scened together.”

She nodded. “True. I was with Rowen when I met you, and then you had a girlfriend after that. Sarah, right?”

“Yes. We broke up after you moved to Denver.” His words were soft, as was his touch on her cheek. He met her gaze. “How much experience do you have with rope bondage?”

“A little. Not much.” To be honest, it had always intrigued her, but she hadn’t ever met someone she trusted to thoroughly tie her up. She’d seen Colin in action, though. She knew he was an amazing rigger. The sight of the rope in his hands made her pussy clench.

Colin threaded his fingers in her hair and ran them through the length. “So silky,” he commented softly. “I’ve always wondered what it might feel like.”

He had? Yikes.

“Do you have a hairband? I don’t want it to get caught in my knots.”

She fought the urge to tip her face into his hand when it returned to her cheek, his thumb stroking casually across her jaw. Instead, she lifted her gaze to meet his as she tucked two fingers into the tight front pocket of her jean skirt and extracted a band.

Unsure if he intended for her to pull her hair back or if he wanted to do it himself, she fingered the band for a moment. Finally, he released her face, gently extracted the hairband from her palm, and turned her to face away from him.

As if he were a hairdresser who played with women’s locks every day, he expertly gathered her length at the base of her neck and then threaded it through the band. After a few passes, he trapped the ends and then doubled it again, forming a bun.

The entire time he had his hands in her hair, her body came more fully alive.
Becca Jameson. Mastering Rayne (Kindle Locations 384-421). Becca Jameson Publishing. Kindle Edition.

What was intended to be a one night thing becomes a bit more as Colin reiterates his concern for her lack of self-defense knowledge and fitness.

This book is sizzling and has all kinds of secrets coming out. More with London’s abusive husband and one twist after another had me turning the pages long after my bedtime.

I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

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ARC Review! Reviving Olivia – Project Deep Book 7 by Becca Jameson



Reviving Olivia
Project Deep Book 7
By
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Becca Jameson

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Olivia.
Cryonically preserved for ten years
without her knowledge.

Holds the mysterious key that could free everyone.
Living on the run with two very tempting men, while hoping more than anything that her past doesn’t compromise her future.

Spencer.
Computer hacker who escaped the enemy.

A skill set that could save the entire DEEP team.
Lacking confidence could be his undoing, especially when it comes to the two people he cares about most.

Damon.
Cryonicist who revived twenty-four souls.
Protector of the two lives in his care.

Hopeful that he can convince them to be his, and scared to death he might not be enough for them.

An unconventional relationship born under duress, in isolation.
Can their bond hold true when the dust settles?

The books in this series can be read on their own, but readers will enjoy the Project DEEP series more if they are read in order.

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Just when you think you might have an idea of what’s coming, Becca Jameson throws a twist that totally throws you for a loop.

In this finale to the Project Deep series, Olivia holds a clue that is as intriguing as it complicated. She wasn’t a scientist she was the nurse to a patient, one who was Cryonically preserved too late to help him. She didn’t give permission to be preserved in the way she was, she had no indication of illness and that made her different than all the rest.

Damon is the doctor assigned to keep her safe, he’s already revived the twenty-four people who voluntarily went under. Now he has to explain to Olivia that it’s ten years later and figure out why she was frozen.

Spencer is the computer expert that is trying to help all of them figure out what the heck happened and make it so they can all lead normal lives again. Olivia is somehow the center of it all and they have to figure out why.

“Spencer’s nice,” he murmured, his nose against hers now.

“Yes. Not what I expected. He’s actually funny. I expected someone far more serious and awkward.”

Damon grinned. “Let’s not get carried away. The kid is awkward. Genius types usually are, but I think he feels comfortable with you, so he’s not as stiff. He’s loosened up since he arrived this afternoon.”

“Yeah, I noticed that too.” It was hard to keep their voices low enough, and she had to pray Spencer was asleep. Judging by the rough sounds of his breathing across the room, she suspected he was dead to the world. “I think you intimidate him,” she continued.

He smiled wider. “I intimidate a lot of people.”

She rolled her eyes. “I can imagine that, but you don’t intimidate me, so lighten up some. You could smile more.”

His face sobered a bit, creating the exact opposite result of what she was aiming for. “A secret government organization is trying to kill us.”

She sighed. He was right. “I know, but it doesn’t seem they currently are aware of our location.”

“I agree. Though I have been watching cars out in the street closely. There are a few I have my eye on every day.”

“Why? Because they park in the same spots? This is an apartment building. That has to be expected. Plus, people work in the area. The same ones should be coming and going every day.”

“You’re right, but no one should be sitting in their car for any length of time.” He cringed and squeezed her tighter.

She froze, her eyes going wider as she pushed a few inches off his chest and lifted her head to stare down at him.

He set a finger over her lips. “Shhh. Don’t wake Spencer. I’m sorry I said anything. It’s probably nothing. I’m just keeping an eye on the street is all.” He ran his hand up the back of her head and gently tugged her forward, his gaze on her lips.

She knew she should stop this madness, but she didn’t have the will. She wanted him to kiss her, partially to prove her attraction wasn’t one-sided and partially to experience the intimacy and warmth that came with a good kiss. She’d only been awake a week, but it had been a lot longer than that since the last time she’d been held by a man.

It felt good. He was kind and intelligent and sexy, and he gave a fuck about her. Those things were attractive, even if she hadn’t known him long. Any woman in her right mind would want Damon Bardsley to kiss her.

So she willingly lowered her lips to his and closed her eyes.

Damon held her head, angling it to one side with his palm. His other hand slid up her back, his fingers splaying between her shoulder blades. He eased into the kiss, teasing her lips with his before deepening the contact and touching the seam of her lips with his tongue.

Her body came more alive than it had in years. Real years. The ones she could remember. Her heart pounded at the way he melted her, taking charge of this make-out session, even though he was on the bottom. Her breasts felt heavy, and she squeezed her thighs together against the arousal.

She really needed to get a grip on herself. It wasn’t as though she could take this any further. The most they could ever do if they entered into relationship status would be to kiss. No way in hell was she going to have sex or even bare her skin three yards from another person. This wasn’t a dorm room. They weren’t eighteen. And the third wheel couldn’t wait in the hallway.

Nevertheless, she couldn’t bring herself to stop. She let her tongue dance with his, slowly, sweetly. Soothing her in a way that was calming at the same time red flags went up.

When he broke the kiss, she forced herself to ease away from him and land on her back at his side. For several moments, she did nothing but breathe heavily. Finally she turned her head toward him to find him staring at her. “We shouldn’t do this. It’s too complicated.” She turned onto her side, facing away from him, unable to continue to stare into his eyes. They bore into her soul, unnerving her with their intensity.

Damon rolled with her and hauled her back against his front, tucking his arm under her breasts. His lips landed on her ear. “Because you’re attracted to Spencer too,” he whispered, shocking her with his candidness and willingness to put it right out there.

She stiffened.

He chuckled lightly. “It’s okay. It makes sense. I welcome the competition.”

Competition?

“Stop worrying. We’ll figure things out. It was just a kiss. I enjoyed it.”

“Me too.” That’s what worries me.
Becca Jameson. Reviving Olivia: Project DEEP, Book Seven (Kindle Locations 939-976). Becca Jameson Publishing.

As more and more things come to light, the intensity of the relationship between Olivia, Spencer and Damon increases.

This book had me on the edge of my seat from the first page. With plenty of intrigue, simmer to sizzle heat and more than one twist as this tale winds to it’s conclusion.

Don’t miss this book!

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ARC Review! Reviving Bianca – Project Deep Book 6 by Becca Jameson



Reviving Bianca
Project Deep Book 6
By
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Becca Jameson

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Life has not been kind to Bianca.

Childhood abuse has left her cautious.
She trusts no one. Especially men.
Guarding her emotional and physical scars has been her life’s mission.
She went to her deathbed without ever sharing her secrets with anyone.
Or so she thought.
Waking up from ten years in a cryostat leaves her scared out of her mind.
People have seen her scars.
The horror of that new reality has her reeling.
And worse? She’s been left alone in the care of a man she barely knows.

Grayson’s job is to keep Bianca safe and nurse her to health.

He’s well aware she has secrets.
The welts on her back explain a lot about the private woman.
It’s not a surprise that she doesn’t trust him.
She doesn’t deserve whatever life has dealt her.
He will move mountains to keep her safe and help her heal.
As their friendship grows, he gradually breaks down her walls.
He’d give anything for her to let him in.
But he won’t rush her.
Patience is his best option.

Bianca believes she is too broken to be loved.
Grayson will wait a lifetime to prove her wrong.

The books in this series can be read on their own, but readers will enjoy the Project DEEP series more if they are read in order.

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I recommend you read this series in order to get the most out of every book.

With each book in this series, I find myself wondering what could possibly happen next. I love the way things are progressing, from the couples that form to the escalating threat to their safety, to the efforts to preserve the research and keep everyone safe.

Bianca had been abused as a child, and Grayson has been assigned to keep her safe and help her through the revival process.

There is, by necessity, overlap between this book and the previous, Reviving Graham. This is a favorite scene after Grayson decides they need to leave the safe house.

Grayson’s phone rang in his pocket, and he leaned to one side to pull it out and handed it to Bianca.

“Unknown number. How shocking,” she murmured as she connected it. “Hello?”

“Bianca?”

“Yes. Grayson is with me.” She put it on speaker and held it between them. “It’s Dade,” she said to Grayson.

“Where are you?” Dade asked. “Sounds like you’re in a car.”

“We are,” Bianca responded. “Grayson got nervous. We left the safe house.”

“Well, if your hairs were standing on end, it wasn’t without reason. We’ve had a problem.”

“What happened?” Grayson asked, glancing at Bianca.

“Graham was on a deadline to get all the data transferred from the mainframe in the bunker to external hard drives, and he got caught. There was a confrontation. Long story, but two men were killed in the incident, Graham and Kate have left the bunker. They are heading to Montana.”

Grayson gripped the steering wheel tighter. “Shit. Is everyone else okay?”

“Yes. But the list of who I’m inclined to trust is growing shorter by the moment.”

“You think someone was tipped off that Graham was downloading data?”

“I’m certain of it.”

“Fuck. Are you sure you trust your guy on the inside? Spencer?”

“Yeah. It wasn’t him. In fact he’s on the run. He’s heading this way now.”

“Jesus.” Grayson ran a hand through his hair and glanced at a white-faced Bianca.

“Blair and I are at what I’m now calling the staging area in Montana. We’re on a ranch. I’ll send you the details. Members of our team are trickling in, but with Graham and Kate under so much suspicion, I’m afraid they are a hot target right now.

“I need them here, but I’m going to suggest you hold off for a while until I’m certain they weren’t followed. The last thing we want is for half our team to be blindsided all in one place. And the longer we can go without the government finding out I’m alive, the better.”

“Do you think we’re a target?” Grayson asked.

“No. Not a word about either of you right now. Blue Cell is focused on Graham and Kate. They have also surmised that many of us are organized and together, so their effort has been in hunting us down. Their goal seems to involve keeping us all dispersed, so their attention is on that. Anyone who hasn’t come into the fold is safe for now.”

“Gotcha. We’ll lay low somewhere else for a while. Keep us apprised.”

“Will do. Be careful. Watch your backs. If you have a place to go that’s not very close to Montana, then go there.” The call disconnected.

Bianca was still holding the phone between them. She hadn’t said a word in a while, and her hand was shaking.

He reached for her with his right hand, wrapped his fingers around the palm holding his cell, and lowered her arm to the console. “You okay?”

She jerked her gaze to his. “Peachy. You?”

He took the next exit and pulled into a gas station. They still had half a tank, but he wanted to keep it full, and he wanted to look Bianca in the eye without driving them into a ditch.

While the gas pumped, he climbed back into the driver’s seat and grabbed her hand again. He had a new plan. They were out of options. “We’ll go to my parents’ farm.”

She flinched. “In Nebraska? You think that’s safe? Won’t we just be putting them in danger too?”

“I’ve thought of that, but I feel confident we weren’t followed. I truly don’t believe anyone has known where we were since we left the clinic. There is no paper trail. My parents live on a farm with enough land that we can park this car in the barn, hidden, and easily stay on their property without a single person knowing. I’m thinking it’s not a bad option since we’re nearly out of money and Dade thinks Blue Cell is focused on Graham and Kate. We can hole up in Nebraska, at least for a while. When we get nervous or hear something new, we move on.”

She swallowed. “Okay, but what if you’re wrong? What if someone tracks us down and your family becomes victims in this crazy, high-stakes game we’re playing without knowing the rules or the name of the game?”

He gripped her hand tighter and sighed. “I hope we’re both simply feeling paranoid. In any case, if things change, we can borrow money from my parents. Enough for a few nights in hotels. We need to stay under the radar. If anyone recognizes us, we’re toast.”

“Who the hell is going to recognize us?”

He winced. “Anyone in the country. Our faces have been plastered on every news channel for almost a year.”

“Shit. I didn’t think of that.” She started shaking a moment later, tugging her hand free of his grip and crossing her arms as if she were cold. Her gaze darted to the passenger window.

He climbed out of the car, removed the gas pump, and jogged to the window to pay the bill. Less than thirty seconds later he was back. When he shut the door and turned toward her, he found her stiff and wincing. Then it dawned on him. “Your family…” The words slipped out softly. She had told him she didn’t want anyone in her family to know she was alive.

Maybe not in those words, but he’d heard her loud and clear.

It hadn’t occurred to him at the time to tell her there was no way anyone in her life wasn’t aware of her pending reanimation, and it was probably for the best. If she’d known this fact sooner, she would have lost her shit that much sooner.

What happened to Bianca Serrano to make her wish no one knew she was alive?

The answer scared the hell out of him.
Becca Jameson. Reviving Bianca (Kindle Locations 721-766). Becca Jameson Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Things are good at Grayson’s home and as Bianca further recovers, their relationship starts heating up. A major feat for Bianca. Unfortunately ‘Blue Cell’ has other ideas and sets them on the run again.

Fast-paced drama, emotional and steamy this book will keep you on your toes.

I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

5 Contented Purrs for Becca!

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When not writing or editing she can usually be found taxiing kids to and from their activities, scrapbooking, and reading!

Late at night she can usually be found sequestered in her office creating fantasy with a glass of red wine and a bar of dark chocolate.


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Release Day! Reviving Graham – Project Deep Book 5 by Becca Jameson



Reviving Graham
Project Deep Book 5
By
USA Today Bestselling Author
Becca Jameson

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Graham Wentz is an introvert. Painfully timid.

Or he was.

Until he woke up from a ten-year preservation.

Now, he finds himself face to face with Kate Bauer, a woman he’d secretly admired from a distance for years before he was preserved.

Empowered with the knowledge that Kate also has eyes for him, Graham finds the ability to take action.

But Kate is hesitant.

He’s confident she’s attracted to him, but something is holding her back.

Graham is nothing if not patient.

After all, his experience with women is extremely limited.

They’re living in a new world—one filled with obstacles at every turn.

Their entire Project DEEP team is in trouble, and three decades’ worth of data is on the verge of being compromised.

Graham and Kate need to step up to the plate and help the team. But the cost seems too high.

Curing diseases is Graham’s life.

It’s all he knows.

But Kate isn’t sure it’s worth it anymore…

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With each book the stakes have been driven higher and this one is no different.

We open with someone finding Dane who shouldn’t have been able to. Spencer, a government hacker, is privy to something that has the teams on the move again.

As Graham comes out of the induced coma, Kate realizes he is far more coherent than anyone else has been at that point. Full of questions and more to the point, he appears to be attracted to her. However Kate isn’t sure if it’s her imagination or for real.

This is a favorite scene.

She lifted her gaze to him, her face heating further. “Jesus, Graham. Are you angry about this? So what if I’ve seen your body? I’ve seen lots of bodies. I’m a medical professional. I’m surprised it bothers you this much. I did it to keep you safer. The less people involved, the less our chances were at being found.” Her protest sounded a little too exuberant.

She tried to tug her hands back to get away from him, but he held tight. “You misunderstood me.” He gripped both her hands in his now. “I never said I was angry. Nor do I think you would ever entertain an unprofessional thought.”

Oh, he was wrong. She’d entertained a lot of unprofessional thoughts. That was why her face was now beet red.

He released one hand and reached for her cheek, tipping her chin up in the most intimate gesture. He searched her eyes.

She shuddered under the intensity of his gaze. “Maybe you’ve kept me a secret from other patients coming and going from the clinic, but you didn’t keep me from the staff. Not for a month. Not a chance. Anyone could have been assigned to care for me.

“Instead, you’ve taken on the entire burden on your own. You’ve slept in this room on that uncomfortable cot for a month, making sure I was completely safe and healthy. You didn’t have to do any of that. So, stop bullshitting me, and tell me what’s really going on.”

For a moment she thought he was insinuating that she was keeping some deep dark government secret from him, and then she realized he was pushing her to admit something entirely different.

He held her chin and leaned closer.

Her face grew incrementally hotter. She was not ready to discuss her reasons for caring for him so intently. Not today. Not tomorrow. Why did he have to be so damn insightful? And how had he been so completely aloof for the three years before they were preserved if he was able to so easily nail her down on his second day of reanimation?

“Under normal circumstances, I would point out that I wasn’t born yesterday. But in this case, I was actually born yesterday. It would also seem I’ve woken up in an alternate universe where the pretty girl from my first-grade class actually likes me.”

She flinched. “Of course, I like you. Why wouldn’t I like you?” She really needed to weasel out of this situation before she made a fool of herself. How the hell had she woken up in an alternate universe where the hot guy from her first-grade class actually noticed her? “I’ve always liked you. Now, let go of me, and I’ll go find you some breakfast.”

Instead, he pulled her hand closer and set it on his chest, his other fingers still on her chin. He shook his head. “You’re deliberately changing the subject.”

“You’ve lost your mind,” she pointed out.

He chuckled. “There’s no doubt about that, but if I’m dead or still in that cryostat, I’ll take it if it means…” he swallowed visibly, “…if it means you might be a little attracted to me.”

She froze. He was hitting way too close to home now. No longer skirting the edge of the subject. She said nothing. If she wasn’t mistaken, he’d just implied he would be pleased that she liked him.
“I…” She swallowed. Tried again. “Um…”

“Now I feel like an ass. How long have you been interested in me?”

She tried to turn away again. She wasn’t ready for this sort of confrontation. How the hell had she managed to reveal her feelings for him so blatantly in two days? “Graham, your brain is scrambled. Let me go.” How did he have the strength to grip her like this?

“There isn’t a damn thing wrong with my brain. Except it obviously wasn’t firing with all cylinders before I was preserved. There’s no way in hell you decided you liked me while I was lying here in a coma, so it had to have been before that. I’m not always so great with people, especially women, particularly when it comes to reading signs. It takes a lot for me to just look at people sometimes. But I’m paying attention now.”

She glanced away, tucking her lips under her teeth. Her total lack of protest was giving her away. But, anything she might say would come out all wrong. If only he would let her get out of the room, then she could regroup, take a few deep breaths, and make a plan for what to say to him. This was embarrassing.

“Judging by your reaction, I think I’m right. Now, tell me. How long?”

“Jesus, Graham. Let it go. So what if I was attracted to you? Who wouldn’t be? You’re off-the-charts intelligent, cute, talented, and dedicated. The list is long.”

He flinched, his entire body jerking back. “Wow. How did I not know this?”

She shrugged, still not meeting his gaze. Please, God, let me get out of here. This is so humiliating. No woman wants to have her crush brought to her attention and voiced out loud like this. Her mouth started running anyway to answer his question with the same words she’d just tossed out a moment ago. “Probably because you’re off-the-charts intelligent, cute, talented, and dedicated to your job. I was just some girl who happened to work in the same lab.”

He gasped. “Some girl who worked in the lab?” His voice rose. “Kate, you are not some girl at all. Not even close. First of all, you’re a woman, not a girl. Second of all, you act like you were the janitor. You’re a doctor. You graduated from Stanford, for God’s sake. And thirdly, before you let your mind wander one more second in these ridiculous fake murky waters you’ve stirred up, let me point out that the reason I never permitted myself to glance your way is because you are way the hell out of my league.”
Becca Jameson. Reviving Graham (Kindle Locations 598-641). Becca Jameson Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Nothing is going to go smoothly for them though. Dade and Blair show up and whisk them away to another safe house, before leaving to retrieve Bianca and Grayson. They have to move everyone who wasn’t in a bunker, they have all been compromised.

Plenty of suspense and tension as Graham recovers and catches up with 10 years of computer technology. With Kate’s help he will have to go to back to the bunker and backup all their data before the worst can happen.

Surprises abound in this edge of your seat, emotional, and sexy addition to the Project Deep Series. I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

5 Contented Purrs for Becca!

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After editing for about five years she recently started writing. She is loving the journey, dabbling in various genres.

When not writing or editing she can usually be found taxiing kids to and from their activities, scrapbooking, and reading!

Late at night she can usually be found sequestered in her office creating fantasy with a glass of red wine and a bar of dark chocolate.


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