• Icing on the Cake,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet — ICING ON THE CAKE — 3-D Goodness

    This week’s Sunday snippet is a random bite from my favorite couple, Curtis & Sara from ICING ON THE CAKE. I love these two and their sizzling, snarktastic & emotional story. 🙂

    Icing on the CakeHe smiled for the first time since arriving on the scene. A devilish grin befitting a tall, heavily inked, mostly naked hottie who knew he’d saved her bacon in an epic way.

    She had no choice but to smile back. And stare at every inch of him. Including the inches covered by his tight black boxers. Because hello, the very three-dimensional bulge told her there were many excellent inches hiding there.

    He grabbed his pants and began covering all his lean muscles and sexy ink. “Don’t look so disappointed. I’m sure you can think up another excuse to get my clothes off later.”


    ICING ON THE CAKE is book 2 in my Close to Home series, but can be read as a standalone.

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    ICING ON THE CAKE

    Close to Home series — Book 2

    Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

    Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

    Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

    One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.
    But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…

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  • Icing on the Cake,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet — ICING ON THE CAKE — Presumptuous

    Happy Easter to those who celebrate, and thanks for hopping by for another Sunday snippet. If all goes according to plan, I’ll have a new release to share with you in May, so for the month of April, I’m going to post from a variety of my backlist books for my contribution to the Weekend Writing Warriors.

    This week’s snippet is from ICING ON THE CAKE. In this scene, Curtis and Sara are navigating the waters of their siblings’ wedding reception, and their budding…relationship?

    Icing on the CakeCurtis’s big, hard body pressed against Sara’s back as he turned her away from his sister—and trouble. “Lindsay’s had one too many glasses of wine; be a good girl and walk away.”

    “Now you want me to be good? I thought you wanted me to be very, very bad.”

    “Oh, I do,” his mouth brushed the shell of her ear, “and you will be—later.”

    “Pretty presumptuous, lawman.”

    “Part of why you like me.”

    “Also presumptuous—I never said I like you.”


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    ICING ON THE CAKE

    Close to Home series — Book 2

    Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

    Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

    Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

    One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.

    But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…

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  • Icing on the Cake,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet – ICING ON THE CAKE – Don’t Take This The Wrong Way

    Happy Sunday, all. Time for another snippet from ICING ON THE CAKE. I love Curtis & Sara, I hope you do too. (You can catch up on previous excerpts here.)
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    Icing on the CakeShe turned sideways on her seat to better face him. “Don’t take this the wrong way, but why don’t you have a wife, or a steady girlfriend, at least?”

    The question elicited an amused snort from the hunky driver. “Is there a right way to take a comment that starts with ‘don’t take this the wrong way’?”

    “Good point. Okay, so you’re hot, you seem nice enough, and you have a wicked car that’s almost as cool as mine,” she paused for another grunt-like laugh from the driver’s side of the vehicle. “You’re a cop, which most women seem to lose their ever-loving minds over. But you’re older than Conn, meaning you’re nearing the end of your peak years, and you’re still unattached. I guess the real question is—what’s wrong with you?”

    “Oh man. Glad I didn’t take your original question the wrong way.”

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    Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

    Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

    Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

    One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.

    But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…

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  • Icing on the Cake,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet – ICING ON THE CAKE – Pump It

    It’s Sunday snippet time, part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme.

    This week’s fun follows shortly after last week’s excerpt. (Catch up on all the snippets from ICING ON THE CAKE here.) Curtis is driving Sara’s car, and he has pulled into a gas station because her tank is almost empty.

    “I’ll pump it,” she said, going for the door handle.

    He caught her arm and pulled her toward him. “Save your pumping for later.”

    She rolled her eyes, though clearly for effect. Her smile gave her away, whether she’d intended it to or not. “It’s my car. I can pump my own gas.”

    “Not while I’m around.” He hopped out, grabbed the doorframe and leaned back into the vehicle. “Unless you’re wearing short-shorts, high heels and a bikini top. Then I’m going to insist that you pump the gas. While I supervise, of course.”

    “Oh my god, dude. Cliché much?”

    “There’s a reason clichés exist, babe. They work.”

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    Close to Home series • Book 2

    Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

    Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

    Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

    One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.

    But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…

  • Icing on the Cake,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet – ICING ON THE CAKE – Take A Walk

    Welcome to the Sunday Snippet, an eight-sentence excerpt brought to you as part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme.

    We’re with Curtis & Sara from ICING ON THE CAKE, Book 2 of the Close to Home series. They’re in Sara’s car, after she fled their siblings’ wedding rehearsal party. Catch up with past snippets here.

    Icing on the CakeHe took his eyes off the road to give her the raised-eyebrows look—apparently a Lawler-family trait. “Jealous that your sister beat you to the walk down the aisle?”

    “Hell no. I’d rather do the walk of shame.”

    His deep, husky laugh filled the car and he smiled. A sexy-as-fucking-sin smile that brought her nipples to a full salute. “Sounds like the better walk to me. Maybe you want to take one tomorrow?”

     

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    Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

    Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

    Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

    One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.
    But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…

  • Icing on the Cake,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet – ICING ON THE CAKE – Stay On Top

    Welcome back for another Sunday Snippet, part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme. This week, we’re still with Curtis & Sara from ICING ON THE CAKE. (You can catch up with the story here.) In this bite-sized excerpt, Curtis is with Sara after she fled her sister’s wedding rehearsal party in a mess of heightened emotions.

    Icing on the Cake“You going to answer that?” he asked when I Got You Babe, the song she used for her ringtone, started up again, signaling a second incoming call.

    “No.” She ignored the music and the tingling awareness that told her Curtis was staring.

    “It’s probably your family, making sure you’re okay.”

    “Making sure I’m not going to fuck up Nia’s wedding any more than I already have, you mean.”

    “That too.”

    She snorted and turned to face him. “Wasn’t it your job to keep me out of trouble?”

    He didn’t outright smile, but his lips twitched and telltale crinkles formed at the corners of his eyes. “I didn’t realize I’d have to be on top of you every second. But I’m more than willing to assume that position for the remainder of the weekend.”

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    Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

    Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

    Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

    One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.

    But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…

     

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    Sunday Snippet – ICING ON THE CAKE – Warning

    Happy Sunday! Time for another snippet from ICING ON THE CAKE, coming to you as part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme.

    This bite follows not too long after last week’s offering. (Catch up here if you haven’t been following Curtis & Sara’s story.) Still at the wedding rehearsal party held at her parents’ home, Sara decides to follow Curtis when he and a handful of their family members wander out of sight. Curtis’ older sister, Lindsay, join Sara, suggesting the group may have gone around back to admire Curtis’ vintage ’67 Mustang.

    Icing on the Cake“I keep telling Curtis if he gave a woman half the attention he invests in his car, he might find himself with an actual girlfriend instead of a little black book full of crossed-out names.”

    “Maybe that’s why he focuses on the Mustang.”

    “Sad but true. Unlike Conn, my other brother does not want to be caught.”

    “If you’re trying to warn me off, Lindsay—no need.”

    “Really?” Lindsay gave Sara the raised-eyebrow treatment. “Because a person would have to be not only blind, but utterly sensory deprived to miss the ‘I’m not sure if I want to dropkick you or fuck you’ looks you two have been shooting each other.”

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    Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

    Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

    Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

    One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.

    But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…

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  • Icing on the Cake,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet – ICING ON THE CAKE – Are You Coming

    Welcome back for another bite from ICING ON THE CAKE. The Sunday snippet comes to you as part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme.

    Today’s excerpt follows directly after last week’s. Curtis and Sara have arrived at her parents’ place for Conn & Nia’s wedding rehearsal party, and they’re still, um, interacting in the driveway. 😉


    Icing on the CakeTires crunching over gravel and the accompanying toot of a horn interrupted whatever saucy thing would likely have flown from Sara’s lush, red lips. Instead, she pushed past him, brushing her tits against his arm and copping a feel of his groin in the process.

    She paused and looked back when he didn’t trail after her. “Are you coming?”

    Curtis snagged the bottle of Scotch from his trunk, closed it and caught up with her in two strides. One hand positioned on the small of her back, he leaned in close to her ear. “When we’re naked later, babe, you won’t have to ask — you won’t even be able to ask, because you’ll be moaning my name at the time.” He smacked her ass hard enough to make her jump, then abandoned her to join his brother on the Chambers’ deck.


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    Close to Home series • Book 2

    Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

    Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

    Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

    One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.

    But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…

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  • Icing on the Cake,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet – ICING ON THE CAKE – Restraint

    Time for another Sunday snippet, brought to you as part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme.

    If you’ve been following along, we’re with Curtis & Sara from ICING ON THE CAKE, Book 2 of the Close to Home series. The two met for the first time at their siblings’ wedding rehearsal, and sparks certainly flew between them…the good and bad kinds. It was Sara’s job to lead Curtis to her parents’ house for the rehearsal party, and after somewhat of a back-roads chase, they’ve arrived.


    Icing on the Cake“You kept up,” Sara said as he rounded his car and popped the trunk.

    “You didn’t want to lose me, admit it.”

    She admitted nothing, just stared up at him wearing a defiant, sexy smile. “Exceeding the speed limit, failure to stop, reckless driving. I’m shocked at your blatant disregard for the law…maybe I should make a citizen’s arrest.”

    “Go for it. You’ll have to hold me until an officer arrives—think you could?” He moved closer, still keeping hands off, yet essentially pinning her to the vehicle. “I, for one, would enjoy your attempt to restrain me. Very much.”


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    Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

    Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

    Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

    One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.

    But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…

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