If You Say Yes will be coming out in the fall. Date TBA soon. Just waiting on cover design and editing.
Here are a couple of teasers:
And now a snippet from the story:
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If You Say Yes
by H.M. Shander
Aurora linked her fingers behind his damp neck, and pulled him closer. A quick lick of her lips was all she got before Nate’s brushed across, tender and purposeful. She’d waited for this momentous night for days. For weeks. For what felt like a lifetime. His kiss was everything she desired, and everything she needed, all in one sweet package. She’d got her man, he’d got his girl and all was perfect with the world again.
A long finger of his tucked a wisp of hair behind her ear, his focus only on her. She inhaled every scented molecule of race fuel and rubber coming from him and in his arms. No place on Earth could be as satisfying. Except maybe at home, in her bed, naked in his arms. A perfect ending to the day.
“So, tell me, how do I get you home? Last time I tried this, it didn’t work out so well.”
“Many stops.” She sighed and unlocked her gaze as she searched the pit of racers and crew for his little brother, Lucas, who had all the answers.
Fans and pit crews and racers mingled around them, cutting a wide swath around the pair of lovers. Nate’s retirement speech forgotten the instant he spotted her against the crash fence less than twenty minutes ago. She’d stopped him from announcing what would surely harm him in the end. She’d saved him. Standing so close to him, it was hard to believe she’d succeeded in her goal of getting to the track. However, the best part of the day still lay ahead. If only she could find Lucas and they could all get the hell out of there.
“Lucas has the outline for you somewhere. He printed it out before picking me up.”
“There’s an outline?” His laugh infectious. “What were you two up to that warrants an outline?”
“I’ll tell you all about it someday. First, I want to get you home and peel this race suit off you.”
“I’ll remove it before we move.”
“Can I watch?”
“Anytime you want.” He bent down and kissed her again, the urgency and carnal desire pushing against her.
Inhaling a deep breath after the kiss that warmed her core and ignited the embers of lust deep within, she stepped back. Where is Lucas? In the sea of people surrounding them in the pit of the race track, Lucas was invisible, lost in amongst the cars, trailers, and hundreds of people.
Racing season was officially over until the spring, and celebrations were in full swing. Music blasted from a portable radio, sitting high on a stack of race tires. Laughter and cheers floated in from all around, and racers paraded around their trophies from the evening’s wins. Although Nate finished first in the final race, Aurora was sure he hadn’t placed top three for the season. He had a rough season in the second half, which had been completely her fault, even if Lucas tried to convince her otherwise.
Nate smirked, his dimple deep. “I still can’t believe you’re really here.” His eyes showed his disbelief as they took her in, making her feel naked and wanted to his stare.
She wanted to assure him that if he blinked she would not vanish, but... maybe in a minute. It had been too long since those eyes were hers. “Well it wasn’t without its challenges, that’s for sure.”