Perfect For The Beach

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Turn up the heat with these six steamy novellas that carry an SPF--Sexy, Provocative, Fabulously erotic--rating that's off the scale and just. . .Perfect For The Beach

Some Like It Hot by New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

Family practitioner Cary Rupert wants Nora Chilton so badly he can barely keep a hold of his stethoscope. Now he's out to prove that when it comes to loving her forever, he's the man for the job. . .

One Wilde Weekend by USA Today bestselling author Janelle Denison

Alex Wilde is crazy about Dana Reed. Career-driven Dana wants him as a lover, not a husband. . .until Alex whisks her away for a weekend that will fulfill every forbidden desire. . .

Blue Crush by USA Today bestselling author Erin McCarthy

Dr. Sara Davis loses her bikini top to a powerful wave and finds herself in the arms of gorgeous lifeguard Kyle Vanderhoff. . .where a little mouth-to-mouth just might resuscitate her love life. . .

My Thief by New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson

John Crusher is hauled into his hotel room only to come face-to-face with a stunning redhead who orders him to strip. But when the room service is this superb, what's a guy to do but show his appreciation. . .

Hot And Bothered by USA Today and Essence bestselling author Kayla Perrin

Marrying Trey Arnold after a whirlwind romance was the dumbest thing Jenna Maxwell ever did. Divorce is the simple solution, but once she sees Trey's sexy smile again, things get complicated. . .and very, very hot. . .

Murphy's Law by USA Today bestselling author Morgan Leigh

Kat Murphy is in love with her lawyer boss, Sam Parrish. Fearing his heart may never heal, she quits her job and heads for the beach. And when Sam follows, the sensual heat they generate is out of this world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758267191
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 240,604
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Kayla Perrin is a USA Today and Essence® bestselling author who resides in Southwestern Ontario with her daughter. She has a bachelor of arts in English and Sociology and a bachelor of Education, having entertained the idea of becoming a teacher—but she always knew she wanted to be a writer. Kayla's novels have received plenty of accolades and awards. She has twice had books voted onto Romance Writers of America's Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year list, and has also been the recipient of a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times magazine. Her books have been profiled in Entertainment Weekly, Ebony, Essence, and Cosmo.

Janelle Denison is a USA Today bestselling author of more than 50 sensual contemporary romance novels. She has written for Harlequin Blaze, Kensington Brava, Berkley, and St. Martin's Press. She is a two-time recipient of the National Readers' Choice Award and has also been nominated for the prestigious RITA Award.

Lori Foster is a USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and New York Times bestselling author. She has received the Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy and for Contemporary Romance; Amazon’s top-selling romance title for Too Much Temptation; Amazon’s Top Ten editors’ picks in romance for Causing Havoc; the BGI group’s “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance for The Secret Life of Bryan, “Bestselling Romantic Comedy” for Jude’s Law, “Bestselling Romantic Suspense” for Back in Black; and Amazon’s #1 Editors’ Pick in Romance for Servant: The Acceptance. Lori has been featured as a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle, and the USA Today “Quick Cross” puzzle. As well as writing a variety of romances in all lengths for multiple publishers, Lori has a successful urban fantasy series under the name L. L. Foster. Visit Lori at her website LoriFoster.com.

Erin McCarthy is the author of A Date with the Other Side, Bad Boys Online, Smart Mouth, Houston, We Have a Problem, and Mouth to Mouth.

MaryJanice Davidson lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children, and is the award-winning author of several books, including the Undead series from Berkley.

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PERFECT FOR THE BEACH

a novella
By Lori Foster

Kensington Brava

ISBN: 0-7582-0772-7


Chapter One

Cary headed to Axel's office, urging Nora inside and shutting the thick door behind them.

He turned to face her, considered everything he wanted to say. But she was just standing there, her arms folded over her middle, her soft mouth trembling, her cheeks hot. And he jumped the gun.

He kissed her.

Nora didn't have time to react. She'd done her best to block out his warm masculine scent, to ignore how fine he looked with his shirtsleeves rolled up and his tie loose. His visual appeal got to her every time, but she'd been resisting it for almost a year now. His brown hair, shades darker than her own, was immaculately trimmed but always disheveled in a very boyish way. His green eyes were teasing and they made her feel both lighthearted and needy.

She'd been prepared to hear his coaxing voice, to withstand the intensity of his warm appraisal.

But she hadn't even considered a kiss. At least not now, not in the office. God knew she'd spent too many nights imagining what it'd be like, but she'd assumed it'd never happen.

It happened now. And the second his warm, firm mouth touched hers, coherent thought evaporated. Her mind felt sluggish, her skin far too sensitive, while her heart pounded fast and hard, making her struggle for breath. Mercy!

It wasn't an invasive kiss. It was gentle and sweet, soft and lingering. Her toes curled.

Cary hovered so close she didn't dare open her eyes or she'd be caught. They shared breath. His scent wrapped around her. His body heat added to the heat of the day and her own turbulence.

"Nora," he whispered, and his big hand curled around her nape, caressing, keeping her close. His palm was hot, too. Everything about the man sizzled. "Kiss me back."

She drew a stuttering breath. "I ..." Don't know how. No, she couldn't say something that stupid. But it had been so many years, the memories of kissing had long since faded. The need remained, but the mechanics were vague. "I'm sorry."

His forehead touched hers, displacing her glasses. "I'm not giving up."

She almost laughed. For the length of time she'd known Cary, he'd been gently persistent, crawling under her skin and into her dreams, and not a day went by that she didn't think of him. During the week, he found one reason or another to come to the office and talk with her. At every social event, he sought her out. "I know."

"I do so like kids."

That sudden disclosure startled her. "What?"

He raised his head, gave her a long look, then straightened her glasses with a small smile. "When I bitch about it, that's just exhaustion talking. If I didn't love kids, I wouldn't work so hard to keep them healthy."

Heat rushed into her face. "You said plain as day you didn't want any."

He rolled one shoulder. "Men say that crap all the time. It's nothing, just hot air meant to bloat our images as bachelors." Then, more firmly, "I want kids. Someday." And softly, "With the right woman."

Why did he have to look at her like that while saying such a thing? Nora tried to back up, but her shoulder blades were already touching the door. "Your someday is probably ten years away."

Eyes narrowed in consideration, Cary looked her over. "Will you go to dinner with me tonight?"

She almost swallowed her tongue at the quick change in subject. "What does that have to do with you and kids?"

There was that small smile again, teasing her senses, melting her heart. "I can't start figuring out when someday will be until I start making headway with you."

Nora dropped back against the door; she needed it for support. "You just want to have sex."

"With you? Damn right." He braced his hands on the door at either side of her head. "Bad."

Somehow, her heart was in her throat, choking off her breath. She stared up at him, and got snared.

"Knowing you've been celibate two years just honed the knife." He kissed her cheekbone beneath the armature of her glasses.

"Knife?" she squeaked.

"The one that cuts me every time I think of lying down with you." His breath warmed her neck, then his mouth was there, damp, gently sucking.

"Oh." She literally panted. Without really considering it, she put her hands up against his chest-and froze at the delightful feel of solid muscles beneath fine linen. She could feel his heartbeat, too-hard, slow, and steady.

"I want you bad enough that it hurts, Nora. Tell me yes."

He kissed his way up to her ear, leaving a damp, molten path behind on her neck. His tongue touched her lobe, prodded just inside, and her knees almost gave out. "Yes."

Grasping her shoulders, Cary lurched back to see her face. "Really?"

Uh-oh. Nora blinked fast, bringing herself back to reality. What had she said? "Ummm ..."

His hold tightened. "No, never mind. I heard it." His grin stretched from ear to ear. "Tonight?"

(Continues...)



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Perfect for the Beach 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
magst on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Even though I read this in the dead of winter I'm sure the title is right is saying it would be perfect for the beach!!!
julieford More than 1 year ago
This book contains 6 novellas written by Lori Foster, Janelle Denison, Erin McCarthy, Mary Janice Davidson, Kayla Perrin and Morgan Leigh. All were cute, captivating, quick reads. Lori Foster is a favorite author of mine and now I will be checking out the other authors who were new-to-me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## I bought this book for the story about Alex Wilde. Janelle Denison's Wilde series has been so good that I had to go back and find the two short stories that srarted it all. Talk about short....this one was about 50 pages. I wish it had been longer but I did love it. Alex was unbelievably sweet and oh so hot. This series is so worth your time. Too Wilde to tame, Born to be Wilde, Wilde for him, The Wilde one, Wilde Thing, and the Wilde Side were also terrific reads.
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MIA85 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because I like the author Kayla Perrin. I was excited about reading it and i was very disappointed. It was not what I thought it would be. I think I only liked her story and maybe one of the other ones. Regret buying it.
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