Where There’s A Will
Katherine Garbera and Eve Gaddy
Tule Publishing Texas Born
This is a FIRST KISS first: co-authors! Please welcome my friends Katherine Garbera and Eve Gaddy.
Serendipity brought the two authors together more than 15 years ago when they were assigned to room together at a writers conference in Savannah, GA. Their friendship was cemented by arriving late to a publisher get-together and being forced to drag chairs across the lobby to join the gathering. It was the kind of thing that has happened more than once to the two friends.
Eve is a lifelong native Texan and Katherine moved there in 2005. Their love of the south has always been one of the many things the authors have in common. The best-selling, award-winning authors had long wanted to collaborate on a series and so Whiskey River was born.
They have filled the town with all the things they love about Texas. Sexy Texan tycoons and cowboys with smooth southern drawls, feisty women who go toe to toe with magnates and know how to keep those smooth talking cowboys in line. Experience the beauty of the Texas Hill Country and the sexy men who live there with them.
Are you ready for your kiss? Pucker up and read:
Intro: Ryder and Addison have taken shelter during a tornado. He’s her boss and she’s focused on leaving but she did sneak a kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas that they have both been pretending didn’t happen.
She lifted her hand and stroked her finger down his jaw to that tiny scar and shifted back just a little bit so she could see his face more clearly. “Why haven’t you tried to kiss me again since the Christmas party?”
She could tell she’d shocked him. His pupils dilated and his arm around her shoulder tightened and then he lowered his head and she felt the brush of his breath over her lips before he kissed her again.
She tasted just like he remembered. No, better. Sweet, like melted honey. With a spicy kick that made him want more. Ryder knew there were reasons he shouldn’t be kissing Addison. But he’d spent the last three months thinking about kissing her again. Kissing her, and more.
He pulled her closer, deepening the kiss. Running his hands up her back, feeling the softness of her body against his.
Instant heat. She felt it too. He could tell by how her body molded against his and her tongue answered his in a wicked rhythm.
Addison moaned and snuggled closer, but it wasn’t close enough. He helped her straddle him, her dress pushed up and then flowing around them. She wiggled her hips, not much, just enough to have his eyes crossing and him thinking about the only thing that would feel better—skin to skin contact.
He drew back to look at her. “Addison.”
Her lips were already swollen, her eyes dark pools of emerald. Damn, he was really going to regret this. Firmly, he moved her to sit beside him, wrapped his arm around her shoulders and gave her a hug.
“That’s why I haven’t kissed you again.”
Confused, she said, “Because it was good?”
With his free hand he traced his fingers over that beguiling, pouty mouth. Unable to resist, he kissed her again, brief and hard. “Too good. In about thirty seconds we were going to reach the point of no return. We were going to make love right here, right now.”
She thought about that a moment. “And that would be bad, why?”
“Because the first time with you should be special. I don’t want it to be in a closet in the middle of a tornado warning when you’re doing anything you can to forget the memories the tornado brings up.”
“If we made love, which is by no means a given, it wouldn’t be because I was afraid of a tornado.”
He raised an eyebrow. “You can’t deny that was at least part of the reason you kissed me.” He’d bet the Kelly ranch on that.
Addison raised her chin pugnaciously. “You kissed me. I merely responded like any woman would have when—“ She broke off abruptly.
“When her boss kisses her?” he asked.
“I’m pretty sure you weren’t thinking like my boss just now. I know I wasn’t thinking about being your secretary.”
“My point, exactly. I want to do this right, Addison.”
“Do what right?”
Irked, he kissed her. When she would have spoken he kissed her again. “Honey, if you’re trying to frustrate me you’re doing a good job of it.” He continued before she could speak. “I want to get to know you and you get to know me,” he explained.
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THANKS for sharing, Katherine and Eve! Congratulations on your exciting new adventure.