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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

everything she shouldn’t want... Stranded in the Woods (Holiday Acres #3) by Noelle Adams

Contemporary Romance fans will love this charming holiday romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Noelle Adams!
"I was just thrilled to read book three, Stranded in the Woods by Noelle Adams. Such a most exciting romantic tale of a couple caught in a horrendous storm together. Such a unbelievable tale." - Maree, Goodreads

Description:

Release Date: November 13th, 2018 

A surprise snowstorm. A grumpy recluse. One very hot night. 

When Penny Holiday gets stranded during a snowstorm, she has to seek refuge with Kent Matheson, a childhood friend who lives like a hermit and has never forgiven her family. Kent is everything she shouldn’t want, but feelings are awakened in his cabin in the woods that don’t disappear when the snow finally melts. 

EXCERPT

“Oh, Kent.” Her voice was gentle, almost tender. “You know that’s not true, right?” 
“What?” 
“You can do relationships. You were friends with me for eighteen years, and you never let me down.” 

For no good reason emotion caught in his throat at that. “Not eighteen years. We weren’t friends when you were in the cradle.” 

“Pretty much. I remembered having that contest over who could draw the better dog when I was like four years old. We were friends for all those years. You can do relationships.” 

“That’s only because I pulled away before I had a chance to mess our friendship up.” 
“You can keep telling yourself that if you want, but I know it’s not true.” 

She was so beautiful in the candlelight, with her eyes deep and her lashes thick and her lips curved sensuously that Kent had to fight a wave of arousal that almost matched the power of the clench in his heart. 

“I think it is,” he said thickly. 
“And I know it’s not. You’ve always been a good friend to me until you decided that you didn’t want to be.” 
“I did want to be. I just didn’t want to mess it up. And don’t tell me I wouldn’t have eventually ruined it because I’m about to ruin whatever’s left between us right now.” 

She blinked. “What do you mean?” 
“I mean I’m about to kiss you, and what would that do to our friendship?” 

He wished he was better at guarding his words, hiding his feelings, but he’d never been good at that like Scott and Phil were. He was almost as bad at it as Penny. 

Penny’s voice was hoarse now. “You’re about to…” 
“Kiss you.” 

Her cheeks flushed in the flickering light, and she met his gaze in something like a challenge. “Then why don’t you?” 

“Why don’t I what?” 
“Kiss me. What the heck do you think we were talking about?” 
“You want me to kiss you?” 
“Why wouldn’t I?” 
“Because we’re friends.” 
“And that means I’ll never want to kiss you?” 

He was breathless now for a different reason. Things were happening so fast he couldn’t keep up. “You want me to…” 

“Kiss me.” She swallowed down the last of her hot chocolate. “If that’s what you want. If it’s no good, then we won’t do it again.” 

He stared at her, breathing heavily until he couldn’t hold back anymore. 
She was asking him to kiss her, and everything about her was kissable. 
Kent was going to kiss her even if it was the worst thing he could do. 

Copyright © 2018 Stranded in the Woods by Noelle AdamsAbout the author:

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About the author:
Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel. 

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances. 

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1 comment:

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.