More Than A Feeling (Heart of the Rockies #3)
by Sara Richardson
STOP RUNNING . . .AND START FALLING
For Ruby James the Walker Mountain Ranch is her safe haven. Here in Aspen, Colorado, she can finally build a quiet life for herself without fear of her old one rearing its ugly head. Or so Ruby thinks. Any single woman would be happy to indulge a tall, dark, and curious cop - but the closer Ruby gets to him, the closer she gets to losing her newfound peace.
Police officer Sawyer Hawkins is no stranger to secrets. He's ready to leave town for good until a security threat brings him back to Walker Ranch, and Ruby's gorgeous green eyes soon have him second-guessing his decision to go. Her kindness and quiet strength awaken feelings he'd thought long buried, even as her reluctance to talk about her past worries him. The cop in Sawyer only wants the truth-but the man in him wants Ruby in his arms forever . .
The dim moonlight shadowed his face, but she felt him searching for her eyes.
“Do you remember when you kissed me?” he asked with a slight tease.
A warm rush of desire pooled low in her belly. “Um. Yes.” She definitely remembered that. Feeling his solid chest against hers, his hands cradling her cheeks. Not like she’d forget that anytime soon.
“I didn’t kiss you back properly,” he murmured, his face lowering closer.
“You didn’t?” she whispered, feeling his breath mingling with hers. Somehow the darkness made his eyes even more beautiful. They were clear and glistening, deep enough to get lost in.
One corner of his mouth lifted in a smirk as he slowly shook his head, his lips inches from hers.
Anticipation gripped her body in that tantalizing hum. It’d been so long since she’d felt it, so long since her chest threatened to burst open this way…
She wanted his mouth on hers, his hands on her body. She wanted to lose herself in him.
He took his time touching his lips to hers, so slow and sensual that her legs threatened to give and she had to lean her back against the car. This time his hands didn’t move for her face. Instead he worked them up her sides and underneath the sweatshirt, pressing her against his solid strength as his mouth opened to hers. The seductive rhythm of his tongue took her over, quieting every hesitation, conquering her last line of defense. She gripped his shoulders and pulled him over her, until his body pinned hers to the car.
He smiled against her lips as he kissed her again, his fingers fused to the bare skin of her stomach. She let her head fall back so she could breathe, so she could clear the stars out of her eyes, and Sawyer took it as an invitation to trace his lips down her neck. She ran her hands through his hair, which was still damp. And gorgeous. So thick and soft.
Sawyer’s arms slipped around her, holding her as his lips found hers again.
Oh, god, this was so much more than a kiss. So much deeper. So much more dangerous…
Sara Richardson grew up chasing adventure in Colorado’s rugged mountains. She’s climbed to the top of a 14,000-foot peak at midnight, swam through Class IV rapids, completed her wilderness first-aid certification, and spent seven days at a time tromping through the wilderness with a thirty-pound backpack strapped to her shoulders.
Eventually, Sara did the responsible thing and got an education in writing and journalism. After five years in the corporate writing world, she stopped ignoring the voices in her head and started writing fiction. Now, she uses her experience as a mountain adventure guide to write stories that incorporate adventure with romance. Still indulging her adventurous spirit, Sara lives and plays in Colorado with her saint of a husband and two young sons. Her first contemporary romance, No Better Man, was released by Grand Central forever 2015.
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