Just in time for the second anniversary of its publication, JUST ONE NIGHT, my naughty little summer novella, has a brand new look!
In the story, teacher Katie Parker is on her annual Girls’ Getaway vacation cruise in the Caribbean with her besties from high school. This year, she’s determined to find a handsome stranger to help her forget about her latest romantic disaster. All she wants is a night of anonymous passion.
Mac Coleman, traveling to Mexico for his brother’s wedding, is more than happy to go along with Katie’s plan. But now, can he convince her that what they’ve found is worth more than just one night?
Here’s a steamy little snippet.
Dressed in fluffy white bathrobes emblazoned with the crest of the cruise line, Mac and Katie took their glasses out onto the veranda. The full moon was setting on the horizon as a light tropical breeze ruffled their hair.
Mac watched her thoughtfully. “This is revenge sex, isn’t it? Somebody did you wrong.”
Katie returned his gaze but said nothing.
“I don’t mean to pry. I know you said no personal information. But you don’t strike me as the kind of woman who does this kind of thing all the time.”
She sighed. “I don’t. Like I said, this is a ‘one night only’ event. Besides,” she looked away, “he wouldn’t care anyway.”
“Then he’s a damn fool.”
Katie laughed humorlessly. “Be that as it may…”
Mac gazed out over the water. “I haven’t had the best luck myself. My last relationship ended in a restraining order.” Katie looked at him sharply. “I mean, I had to take out a restraining order after I broke up with her and she started stalking me. I’m moving to get away from her.”
Unable to resist, Katie blurted her question. “You’re moving to get away from a woman?”
“Well, it’s also a good opportunity. A promotion and a raise and all. But mostly, I don’t want to have to deal with her anymore. A new town, a new job…all waiting for me when I get back.”
Katie sipped her wine thoughtfully. “I suppose all in all, it worked out for you.
“I suppose.” They stood in companionable silence, appreciating the soft Caribbean breeze caressing their faces and the quiet rumble of the ship’s engines tickling their feet.
Mac turned to Katie. “I’m wondering if there’s any chance of us getting together tomorrow night.”
She smiled sadly. “That would be breaking the rules. Just one night, remember?”
“You sort of have this school teacher thing about rules, don’t you?”
Again, Katie looked at him sharply and didn’t respond.
Mac reached to grasp a lock of her red hair and twisted it around his finger. “Well, seeing as how we have just this one night, I’d like very much to take you back to bed and make love to you one more time.”
Back inside the cabin, he gently helped her off with her robe and into bed, before dropping his own and climbing in beside her. Head propped on one elbow, he gazed down at her, lightly tracing his finger along her body. “You’re so pretty,” he murmured, leaning down to capture her lips with his own. Katie responded, wrapping her arms around his broad shoulders, kissing him passionately.
In contrast to their earlier frenzied and frenetic fucking, this time was unhurried and deliberate. Mac placed himself between her legs, nudging them further apart with his own, and he held himself over her. Katie gripped his shoulders as he slid himself home, fresh condom in place, and began pumping himself slowly in and out of her battered sex. The pair kept their eyes locked on each other as once again, their moments built, Katie raising her knees to allow him to penetrate her as deeply as possible. She shattered as she came this time, crying out unintelligibly and he followed after her, pausing to plant a chaste kiss on her lips before collapsing on the bed beside her.