Title: Burn So Good
Author: J.H. Croix
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About Burn So Good:Ella
Life isn’t fair. I know that lesson well.
I said goodbye to Caleb ten years ago.
The boy I once loved is man now—a rugged, s*xy as h*ll man.
As a hotshot firefighter, he’s all about saving others.
Life ripped us apart, stealing more than I could’ve imagined.
Time didn’t heal all of my wounds, and time never let me forget what we once had.
Once again, he comes to my rescue.
This time, I’m running from a different set of demons.
Maybe this time we have a second chance.
Fire burns hot and bright. It can destroy everything.
Just like it destroyed what I had with Ella.
What comes out of the ashes is stronger than ever.
Ella meant everything to me once upon a time.
We were young and foolish when tragedy tore us apart.
She went running, and I was too torn up to chase after her and make it right.
They say time heals all wounds.
Some things never die, and the fire between us burns hotter than ever.
I’ll do anything to keep her safe, to make her mine.
“Because you mean a lot to me,” Caleb said, his voice gruff and his eyes darkening. “I won’t pretend this is just a fling. Everything between us ended a mess, and I want a chance to make it right.”
“I do too.”
My voice came out in a raspy whisper. I felt as if I were a speck in a vast ocean, trying to stay afloat, yet tossed asunder with waves crashing over me. I understood what he meant, and I knew what I wanted. Yet, it terrified me at some level. I took a deep breath in an effort to calm the rushing feeling inside, although it was rather futile. I couldn’t tear myself free from his gaze, simply looking at him set me on fire.
Restless, I stepped to him, lifting a hand and tracing my fingertip along his brow, over the slope of his cheek and down along his strong jaw. Touching him anchored me, offering a concrete point of contact amidst the turmoil inside. I didn’t feel so lost and wild inside when I was touching him. Since I could hardly bear to think, I wanted to lose myself in him, in sensation.
His breath drew in sharply when I traced my thumb across his bottom lip. For a man, he had lush, full lips. With his dark hair, his chocolate brown eyes, the strong, chiseled features of his face, and his hard, muscled body, nature had been generous with him. To have a mouth like his, sensual and full, on top of everything else didn’t seem quite fair.
It felt as if little bolts of lightning were bouncing between us, the air nearly vibrating with intensity. He caught my hand in his.
“Ella. Do you want this?” he asked, the ragged edge to his voice sending a shiver up my spine.
Time was moving like molasses and at the speed of light simultaneously. All the while, sensation built inside. The rush and hum in my body propelled me to impulsively move a step closer, between the cage of his legs and coming against his hard body. The feeling sent a bolt of heat straight through me.
“Yes,” I murmured, right before I brought my lips to his.
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USA Today Bestselling Author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Croix writes steamy contemporary romance with strong independent women and rugged alpha men who aren't afraid to show some emotion. Her love for quirky small-towns and the characters that inhabit them shines through in her writing. Take a walk on the wild side of romance with her bestselling novels!
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