What Lies In WInter [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Cassidy Kent
eBook Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance
eBook Description: When workaholic Hayley goes on a much-needed holiday to her favorite cabin hideaway tucked deep in the mountains of the Mammoth ski resort, she doesn't expect to meet the beast of a man occupying her rental. Bestselling mystery author, Nicholas Rhiordan, happens to have the same plan in mind, vacationing in his luxury cabin. He wants nothing better than to be left alone to finish his next novel, but when Hayley makes a surprise appearance, he discovers she's hell-bent on disrupting his peaceful balance. Like any feral beast, his only recourse is to throw her out on her ass in a heap of snow and hope that she gets the hint. When a relentless blizzard forces them to share the same quarters, their fiery personalities and equally combustible attraction could melt the ice caps off the snowy mountains. Once the storm blows over, will their connection fizzle like a snow flurry or will they pen a perfect ending? [Genres: Contemporary / Voyeurism / Interracial]
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, Published: 2006
Fictionwise Release Date: February 2007
24 Reader Ratings:
"4.5 Stars! ... Cassidy Kent has woven this novella with plenty of humor, a touch of sentiment and a whole lot of hot, hot, hot ... Part of me wanted to turn away from the deeply private moments between this couple because I kept forgetting it wasn't real ... A great, fast, and definitely exciting, read from this author."--Michelle Puffer, Romance Divas Reviews
"Stranded in the middle of a snowstorm, two unlikely souls find a surprising love ... What starts out as a sexy fling turns into something much more as they spend time together. An interesting short story sure to warm up these cold winter nights..."--Jennifer Bishop, RRT Erotic
"4 Angels! ... A charming book of finding love when you least expect it ... The chemistry between Hayley and Nicholas binds them, but it also restricts them when it comes to their feelings. I enjoyed that each had to face the past to have what they want in the future."--Tewanda, Fallen Angel Reviews
"5 Stars! ... Cassidy Kent has discovered a new talent hidden within her ... that of writing torrid romance ... Salacious kisses lead to everything [Hayley] could possibly imagine, and then some ... Definitely as torrid as they come..."--JoEllen Conger, Gotta Write Network
"4.5 Stars! ... With just the right mix of passion and humor, What Lies In Winter will quickly capture your emotions and your attention...sure to be a winner for Cassidy Kent. I look forward to reading more by this talented writer."--Elise Lynn, Ecataromance
"5 Lips! ... From witty banter to scorching hot love scenes ... a definite must-read! Cassidy Kent has such a relaxed and easy-flowing writing style that the pages just stream by, aided by a fast-paced, sexy storyline ... The powerful attraction between Hayley and Nicholas will have your pulse pounding because the love scenes are intense and extremely erotic ... I found myself laughing, crying and loving right along with them. I highly recommend reading What Lies in Winter."--Kerin Hanson, TwoLips Reviews
Hayley inclined her head, locked in his gaze. She could drown in the clear depths of his eyes; so transparent were they that she believed she could see through his soul if she delved deep enough. Dare she look?
In a dreamlike trance, her body moved toward him of its own free will, a magnetic pull she couldn't break. All common sense evaporated when the craving took hold of her, bypassing her rational thoughts.
She inched closer without worrying about proprieties or consequences. In one quick motion, Hayley licked his neck from the base of his throat all the way to his chin. Moaning low in her throat, she savored him like a mouthwatering scoop of Chunky Monkey.
A groan rumbled out of Nicholas, and she smiled at his reaction to her tongue on his flesh. He tasted of salt and sweetness and Hayley knew she was a very naughty girl. There was no turning back from here. Gone was her self-control and sanity as the fire scorched her insides and pulsed to be owned, satiated.
She wanted Nicholas. She wanted him badly.
Her lips sought his and took what she needed. He stood stiff, hesitant for a brief moment while she traced his lips with her tongue. The rich flavor of smoke and spice lingered on his soft lips, perhaps remnants of whiskey he had consumed earlier.
He finally returned her kiss with a hunger and desperation she longed to fulfill. He was far from gentle as he invaded her mouth with his tongue, leaving her breathless. She didn't shy away, but suckled, licked and nipped with the same frenzied momentum. Her head spun like a carousel, her body eager to taste more of him. Eager to taste the paradise his mouth was offering.
With every flick, stroke and thrust of his tongue, she was lost. Sinking, drowning, falling. She became so enthralled by his kisses she didn't realize he had carried her to the sofa. She stirred to awareness when his rock-hard body covered hers, their tongues continuing to dance to the mutual rhythm fueled by their primal lust.