Reflected in the Rain
REFLECTED IN THE RAIN
Book 2 of The Storm Inside Series continues Jake & Eve's love story in an all new stand alone romance.
Do. Not. Mess. With. My. Man.
It won’t end well. I promise. I’ve waited too long and fought too hard to get my happily ever after. We had a wedding to prepare, a honeymoon to enjoy, and a life to plan. No one would be stupid enough to get in our way.
Or so I thought.
Color me surprised when Jake’s ex wiggled her way back into our lives. She says it’s just business, but I’m not taking any chances. We put the past behind us when I accepted Jake’s proposal and I’m not afraid to shove it back where it belongs. I will do whatever it takes to protect my life with Jake, even if it means playing dirty.
Read an excerpt:
The weather was perfect. A cold front was sliding in from the north, so the temperature had been dropping all day. It would be raining soon and Jake knew exactly what rain did to me.
I decided I didn’t want to talk or think. I just wanted to let everything go. I wanted to escape inside Jake for a little while, so I let him kiss me until my toes curled, and then I rolled on top of him.
“I think you are wearing far too many clothes, Mr. Spencer.” I started at the top of his shirt, unbuttoning one after another until his shirt was open. I tugged up his white undershirt and ran my hands along the muscles of his stomach, then hooked my hand around his belt and got to work on his pants. Jake was grinning at me the whole time, his eyes rolling back in his head whenever my skin touched his.
The rain started to fall quietly, so quietly at first I barely noticed it. Not until there was enough water for it to start dripping slowly from the leaves and the roof above. It created a symphony of noises that seemed to blot out the rest of the world.
“Take your clothes off,” I commanded as I stood up and finally dropped my pants. Then, with a grin, I took off my blouse and bra, but picked Jake’s shirt back up and pulled it over my shoulders to keep the cold away.
“Don’t you want to eat first?” he asked, grinning.
I paused as I pulled his shirt closed around my nearly naked body. “Do you really want me to stop?” I teased back.
“Oh, no,” he replied with a slow shake of his head, his eyes drinking all of me in. “Get your gorgeous self down here.” He sat up and tugged on my hand, pulling me onto his lap.
I straddled him and ran my hands down his bare chest. “Who needs food when there is something this delicious in front of me?”
Jake laughed so hard he practically bucked me off of him. “Cheesy much? Get down here and kiss me, woman.”
And so I did. I had way too much pent up frustration from the last day. It needed a way out and Jake was my favorite way to exorcize my demons. The deeper we kissed, the more our bodies ground together and with very little separating us, we quickly moved from excited to aroused.
But the rain was falling harder and the temperature was dropping. Even with the heat generated between us, a chill ran over my skin.
“Oh no you don’t,” Jake grinned. Then he pulled the blankets up around us, flicking the switch on a heated blanket. “There’s more where that came from if the temperature keeps dropping. I got the space heater out, but I was hoping we could get lost under all these blankets for a while, first.”
Then he rolled me underneath him, “Or I could just keep you warm with me.”
I liked that idea. I liked all of it, actually. The blankets were soft against my skin. I liked being lost under the covers with Jake. I never knew what was coming next… a hand, a kiss? Maybe soon he’d let me have some of the prize he had sliding against my skin.
Just the thought made my body throb with anticipation. As much as I was enjoying being lost in the blankets, nothing compared to being lost in Jake. He could wipe away my doubts and fears, quiet my mind, and relax my body like nothing else ever had or ever would. I craved the peace he gave me.