I wanted to put out a little excerpt from Jaxon’s Pursuit which will be coming out this week! Our hero is an ex-military southern sweetheart who falls for Ruby at the gym. She’s shy and struggling with an old trauma. She hides out from the world behind her camera.
“Jaxon, if I asked you for something would you do it without asking a bunch of questions?” I study his strong, sharp-jawed face. He doesn’t even have to think about it.
“Of course. Anything you want, baby.” His pale blue eyes are steady on mine.
“Would you kiss me, Jaxon? Just a quick kiss and that’s all,” I finish in a rush.
His eyes study me carefully. It seems like he sees what he needs because he nods slowly. “Alright. But you tell me if something bothers you.” And that right there seals a little hole in my heart. That selfless caring that’s an ingrained part of him. The big, ex-military guy with the soft heart.
He leans down and his breath fans across my cheeks before his warm lips touch mine lightly. His lips cling to mine so softly, like a butterfly’s kiss. His warmth surrounds me and I feel like I’m burning up from the inside out. His lips move gently but he doesn’t try to force his way into my mouth. Just delicately moves his lips against mine. My breath catches as his hand moves up to cup my jaw but not hard. Everything he’s doing is so gentle and sweet but it’s started a fire that’s threatening to burn out of control if we don’t stop.