It’s Sunday Snippet time, part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme.
For June, we’ll be sticking with Conn & Nia from CUP OF SUGAR, Book 1 of the Close to Home series. (Catch up on previous snippets here.) In this bite-sized excerpt, they’re still at Nia’s parents’ house, the day after a wicked snow storm forced them to spend the night together in a motel. 😉
“What’re you making?” Conn’s voice wrapped around her like a satiny sheet. He stood with one hand on the island where she was working, the rest of his body so close to hers she could almost feel his touch.
“Sounds good, what can I do to help?”
Oh…stand behind her and slide his hands all over her body. Kiss her neck and whisper dirty-sweet things in her ear — for starters.
She ducked her head lower so he wouldn’t see that answer written all over her heated face. “Nothing. Go, sit. Enjoy the scenery.”
“I prefer the scenery in the kitchen.”
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Nia has one rule—don’t date neighbors. Simple, except the guy next door is single, handsome, and not inclined to close his blinds while naked. When her car dies, Conn takes “being neighborly” to a new level by offering a ride to her long-distance destination. Nia has resisted his looks and charm for months. Surely she can handle a few hours in his truck…
For months, Conn has blatantly put himself on display, hoping his pretty blonde neighbor would tire of secretly watching and come knock on his door for a cup of sugar—or more. No such luck—until an unusual opportunity arises. After a six-hour drive turns into a sweet-and-sexy weekend, Conn wants more than neighborly status with Nia. To get it, he must convince her to break the rule protecting her heart—by putting his on the line.