Texas Two Steps: Kristy and Jim

Texas Two Steps Short Stories

Book 2
Anne Marie Novark Books
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When a swarm of honeybees takes up residence in Kristy Baker's backyard, she calls for help. Jim Hennessey comes to rescue the bees. Will the shy sexy beekeeper capture her heart as well?

KEYWORDS: Western Romance, romance, sensual romance, steamy romance, Texas romance, Cowboy Romance, Texas, series romance, small town romance, contemporary romance, contemporary western romance, alpha male, spicy romance, rancher

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Sparks fly and computers crash when Claire Maxwell's cybercafe is used for nefarious purposes. She's thrown into the midst of an undercover operation and doesn't like it one bit. She really doesn't like being thrown in the company of the hot private eye handling the  case. Claire doesn't believe in love or happily ever after anymore. Can the handsome P.I. change her mind?

Dillon Anderson needs Claire's help to stop a dangerous corporate hacker. What he doesn't need is the sucker punch of desire whenever she's near. Dillon has always avoided beautiful rich women, but avoiding Claire proves to be an impossible mission. Can he get the job done without getting done in himself?

EXCERPT:

Claire never would have believed she could react this way to a strange man.  His spicy aftershave turned her insides to mush.  "I have the paperwork filled out," she said, scooting a neatly typed sheet of paper across the desk. "All I need is some ID and your signature." 

Dillon reached in his pocket and pulled out his wallet.  He handed over his driver's license, then skimmed the paper.

Claire stared at the plastic card in her hand.  "This says your name is Dillon Andrews."

He looked up from the paper, leaned forward and motioned for her to do the same.  His gaze locked on her.  Mesmerized her.  She leaned closer.  

"Ms. Maxwell," he said, his soft tone just this side of a whisper, "I'm working under an assumed name.  The ID is fake.  This is an undercover investigation.  You need to remember that at all times.  Got it?"

He carefully enunciated each word, almost in exaggeration, like he was explaining something to an inept child.  Claire felt her hackles rise.  His eyes held her frozen.  He wasn't looking at her like she was a child . . .   

KEYWORDS: Texas romance, Cowboy romance, contemporary romance, mystery, suspense, alpha male, steamy romance

Millionaire professor, Adam Brant is hiding from life. When
his broken engagement is plastered all over the papers and tabloids, he
retreats to the only place he's ever felt he belonged--his late grandmother's
lighthouse in Briny Cove, Florida. He vows to live in seclusion away from nosy
reporters, money-hungry women and people who can't accept him for who he is.



Ambitious wanna-be journalist, Megan O'Conner is stuck in
Briny Cove, living with her family, struggling to finish her degree and working
odd jobs. When she finds out the new tenant in the old lighthouse is Adam
Brant, Megan believes she's found her ticket out. But as she gets to know the
sexy brainiac professor better, everything changes. Will she choose the
exclusive story or the man who has stolen her heart?

EXCERPT:

Megan stayed where she was and gazed out at the water. "The view is awesome. You can see for miles. It's so beautiful up here."

Adam
joined her, keeping his distance as he stood near the windows. Whatever
had just happened between them had left him shaken and trembling with
need. He had to get Megan O'Conner out of the lighthouse and back to the
mainland as quickly as possible.

"Are you ready to go now?" he asked her quietly.

She turned toward him and smiled. "You trying to get rid of me?"

"Yes." If he didn't, he might do something foolish. Like kiss her. And then what?

Megan's
smile faded. She looked at him out of solemn eyes and nodded. "Then I
guess it's time I left." She headed toward the door.

Adam caught her arm and twirled her around to face him. "Don't come back to the lighthouse, Megan. I don't want you here."

She
lifted that damnable chin of hers. "I don't believe you mean that, Adam
Brant." She grinned and disappeared down the stairwell.

Her
words and smile ignited a powerful exhilaration inside Adam's chest, and
at that precise moment, he knew he was in trouble. Very deep trouble. 

KEYWORDS: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, beauty and the beast, nerd, millionaire, billionaire, lighthouse, secrets, betrayal, steamy romance, professor, journalist

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Publisher
Anne Marie Novark Books
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Published on
Oct 2, 2011
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Pages
27
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Western
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Former bad boy Mitch Defalco roars into Stone Creek, Texas, on the back of a Harley with his newly discovered daughter riding behind him. Single mom Sarah Cooper cannot believe he's moved in next door.  She had a secret crush on him years ago when he dated her older sister.

As Mitch tackles the responsibilities of fatherhood, Sarah admires the way he's turned his life around. She asks him to help her with a personal problem: Her fear of men. Mitch knows he's bad news for sexy Sarah, but how can he refuse her dangerous request, when she's determined to move forward with or without his help?

EXCERPT:

Mitch didn't wait for permission. He moved in closer, touching his lips to hers, pressing gently, letting them both get a feel for the other. He'd sworn he wasn't going to kiss Sarah Cooper, but sitting next to her on the swing like this, she was a temptation he had no power to resist.

For a minute, she didn't respond and he worried that he'd overstepped his welcome. Then her lips trembled beneath his, and she exhaled a soft sigh. When he heard the little moan in the back of her throat, he put his arms around her and pulled her forward.

Mitch deepened the kiss, taking it to the next level, swiping his tongue against her lips. She opened for him, tilting her head for better access and he slid inside her mouth. She tasted of chocolate and vanilla and the sweet essence of Sarah.

KEYWORDS: Texas romance, cowboy romance, alpha male, reunion romance, single dad, single mom, small town, contemporary western romance, rancher, bad boy, biker

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