This weeks Tantalizing Tuesday is a snippet from my brand new release Let It Burn! Here you go...
"Thank you for tonight," Lydia finally managed to say. Her voice was low with the hormones running rampage around her body.
Ryan turned to her with his face half hidden in shadow, his gaze lazy, as if she’d just woken him from a really good dream. The effect on her was out of this world, and as a fire began inside of her she had to remind herself to breathe. "I wasn’t sure you were enjoying yourself earlier."
"I was just taking it all in," Lydia told him. She stared down at her hands, trying to get a grip on the sudden onslaught of emotions she felt.
She could feel him staring at her until she was forced to look back at him. His gray eyes almost glowed like the moon in the darkness. "You are quite the enigma, Lydia James."
"I wouldn’t say that." She let out a little laugh. Next to him, she was pretty simple. Trying to figure out what was going through Ryan Sharpe’s brain was something else. She didn’t need to guess what his hungry looks meant, but beyond that he was as mysterious as they came.
"Well, I would." He leaned in closer. So close she couldn’t help but inhale his spicy scent. "And I’m looking forward to every moment of unraveling you."
Lydia closed her eyes and let his words wash over her. All she could do was absorb every feeling he awoke in her. Oh, she was becoming unraveled all right. It felt as if every nerve ending was tingling, and was almost more than she could bear. Get a grip, woman! It had obviously been way too long since she’d had that kind of fun. Then again, who wouldn’t lose their heads around somebody who looked like they’d been carved by the gods themselves?
"Ahem." Lydia’s eyelids flew open as another voice broke into their private little bubble. "We’re here."
Ah, so they were! Lydia was glad it was so dark that Ryan wouldn’t see her blush once again, because she’d totally forgotten for a moment that Tony was sitting inches away from them in the front seat.
"I guess we’d better go and do something about these clothes then," Ryan said. His gaze was trained on hers, and his voice gave away nothing at all. It was an invitation if she’d ever heard one.
"I guess we better had."
Sometimes one person can make you question everything you thought you wanted.
Lydia James is a struggling scriptwriter with big dreams. She’s determined to conquer the movie world, and equally determined to stay out of the limelight while she does it. So what happens when she meets Ryan Sharpe, a British actor and Hollywood’s next big thing? He could hold the keys to her future, but with him, flying under the radar doesn’t seem to be an option.
Ryan has learned his lesson when it comes to women. In his experience, relationships mean heartache and pain. But when he meets Lydia, everything changes. She’s a breath of fresh air, and everything he didn’t even know he was looking for. There’s just one problem—she doesn’t want to be a part of his life. Will a weekend in Saint-Tropez give Ryan the opportunity he needs to win Lydia’s heart, or will their desires turn to ashes?
About the author
I have always believed that the best stories are the ones that you can't put
down, the ones that transport you to a different place and make you believe in
the characters. This is exactly why I write… I have always loved the escapism
that reading and writing provides, and there is nothing more exciting than
imagining your own set of characters, and then letting them practically write
the story for you. Writing has always been a dream of mine, and I'm lucky to
have the kind of people around me that have always nurtured and encouraged my
I live a cozy little life in Wales, and when I'm not writing I'm taking care
of my young family and studying for a degree in Classical Studies. I love traveling to new places, meeting new people,
and experiencing new things…it's all great inspiration for my books!