SUMMER SIZZLE erotic romance by Samantha Gentry
G-EXCERPT #7 (she has to make him listen)
“What the hell are you doing?” Blake’s angry voice sliced through the air, cutting off her thoughts. She jerked to attention and found an equally furious looking Blake standing in the doorway scowling at her. He crossed the room in several quick, long strides and grabbed the photograph from her hands. He placed it in the box with everything else, then put the container on the top shelf of his closet.
He whirled and faced her. “Why were you going through my personal belongings?”
“I—I wasn’t. It was on the floor—”
“Stay out of my things.” He snapped out the words as if not even aware she’d been talking, then turned and ran down the stairs. She heard the outside door open and slam shut…then silence.
Her insides collapsed into a jumbled mess, as if he’d slammed the door shut on whatever future they might have had together. Tears welled in her eyes and trickled down her cheeks. She wiped them away with the back of her hand. The last thing she wanted to do was cry. But she didn’t seem to be able to stop or control the tremors. A sick churning knotted in the pit of her stomach. She couldn’t have been more stunned if he had actually struck her. Nor could she have been suffering more anguish or been in any greater emotional pain.
She glanced at the box on the closet shelf. What did it contain that had caused such an irrational, angry outburst? More tears ran down her cheeks, only this time she didn’t make any effort to wipe them away. Wave after wave of raw pain crashed through her body, draining her of all energy. Whatever that box contained, it was obviously an issue for him. As much as she wanted to know what was in it, she resisted the urge to take it from the shelf.
She tried to assemble her thoughts into a pragmatic mode, to brush aside her pain and focus on the problem at hand. Somehow she had to force Blake to listen to her explanation, to make him understand she hadn’t been prying into his life or snooping in his personal belongings. But how?
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He lives only for today…she has eyes on tomorrow.
Growing up, Victoria Templeton watched her mother scrape for every penny and vowed that would never be her. She’s become a woman so busy worrying about tomorrow, she doesn’t allow time for today. And she has plans for the summer that don’t include sharing a house with a carefree beach bum with no ambition, even one with a signed lease and a smokin’ hot bronzed body.
The tragic loss of his six year old son caused Blake Callahan to learn the hard way no one is guaranteed a tomorrow. He now lives only for today—wine, women, and flying kites on the beach. Until an uptight female with soulful eyes and mouth-watering curves invades his beach house, claiming it’s hers for the summer.
Forced to share the place until the mix-up is straightened out, Blake and Vicki find they have nothing in common…except a sizzling heat that has nothing to do with summer.
SUMMER SIZZLE–5 Hearts Review from The Romance Studio
Unlike many romances now where the story is a set of sex scenes loosely connected by fleeting emotion or inane dialogue, Ms. Gentry has crafted a rich tale that makes the reader care about these two characters in a memorable way. The characters are fully realized and come to life in a story that was impossible to put down. The story was well thought out, the plotting spot on, and the dialogue was refreshingly realistic. Because I was so emotionally engaged as the reader, the sexual scenes meant something and were perfect for this story.