Hey there, romance readers! I’m Macy Beckett, author of the Sultry Springs series: where first loves find second chances. The lovely ladies at The Romance Studio have asked me to share my favorite excerpt from my new release, SURRENDER TO SULTRY, and I’m happy to oblige. But first, let me give you a brief description of the book.
SURRENDER TO SULTRY is the third installment in my Sultry Springs series, and it pairs reformed bad boy, Colton Bea, with Leah McMahon, the one who got away. These reunited lovers have their fair share of baggage to overcome, including a life-altering secret from Leah’s past.
I’m going to cheat a little bit and share TWO excerpts with you, because I can’t pick just one. The first is when Leah and Colt cross paths for the first time in ten years.
Thank goodness Daddy had prepared her for this, because if Leah had rolled into town and come face-to-face with “Crazy Colt” Bea wearing a cop uniform, she would’ve assumed he was on his way to a bachelorette party. As the entertainment.
But this was no flimsy tear-off costume. Twin patches embroidered on his short sleeves proclaimed him Sultry County Sheriff, displaying three words she’d never before associated with Colton: integrity, courage, valor.
He wore a thick black belt low on his hips, laden with pistol, taser, handcuffs, mace, plus half a dozen other testost-o-gadgets she couldn’t identify. A gold star winked at her from above Colt’s fickle heart, and she couldn’t help noticing that a bulletproof vest strained the brass buttons lining his chest. Its bulk concealed the hard, sinful contours she knew lay beneath—not that she cared about Colt’s chest. Or any of his other manly parts, for that matter, like the rounded biceps in her direct line of vision that seemed to have grown in direct proportion with the rest of him. No, she didn’t give a fig for those.
Maybe she should just get back in the car like he’d asked.
Another of my favorite excerpts is the first time Leah lets her guard down and succumbs to a steamy romp with her ex. In the following scene, Leah has just had a close encounter with a chocolate éclair, leaving fudge icing all over her face and hands.
Then, in an abrupt move that changed everything, Colt licked her middle finger and took it into his mouth, shocking her with a jolt of pleasure that made her gasp. At her reaction, he drew her finger in deeper with a tug of hot, wet suction that sent chills skittering over every inch of her body. He slid his lips to the base of her fingernail and sucked his way back down again, locking his wicked gaze with hers in a silent dare to tell him to stop.
That’s the moment she should’ve yanked free and ordered him to leave, gathered her wits and listened to her conscience, which screamed Not healthy!
But she didn’t budge, and she didn’t speak.
Instead, she skimmed her index finger invitingly along his upper lip and let him take that one, too. He doubled his efforts, closing his eyes to savor the taste of her skin, gliding his lips up and down over her knuckles and using his tongue in a torrid swirl that she felt everywhere. She couldn’t believe the intensity in this simple act. With nothing but two fingers in his mouth, Colt did things to her body she’d never felt with any other man.
From there, things get delightfully messy. Hope you enjoy Colt and Leah’s story as much as I enjoyed writing it!
SURRENDER TO SULTRY BY MACY BECKETT – IN STORES NOW
Feeling the Heat…
How do you stay under the sheriff’s radar in a town that prides itself on knowing everyone’s business? Leah’s not sure it’s possible, but she’s determined to avoid Colton Bea for as long as she can. Seeing him again would be too heartbreaking—and she knows from experience his bone-melting kisses are way too tempting.
Colt still hasn’t forgiven Leah for her sudden disappearing act ten years ago. He may no longer be the hellion he was in high school, but he’s still willing to play dirty to get what he wants. And he won’t let Leah get away again. Armed with chocolate éclairs, a killer smile, and an adorable niece, he will make sure that this time the love of his life has plenty of reasons to stay.
Praise for Surrender to Sultry:
“This heartwarming tale will pull at the heartstrings yet still leave the reader with a sense of satisfaction.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“Fans of Sultry with a Twist and Shot of Sultry will appreciate Beckett’s humor and the reappearance of old friends.” —Publishers Weekly
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Macy Beckett writes hot and humorous romances, including the Sultry Springs Series—where first loves find second chances: Sultry with a Twist, A Shot of Sultry and Surrender to Sultry. Additionally, Macy writes young adult science fiction under the name Melissa Landers. You can learn more about her books—for adults and teens—on her website. http://macybeckett.com/, on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMacyBeckett, and on Twitter, @MacyBeckett.
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