Romance on the Go
Fifteen years ago, Skye Erikson tucked tail and ran far from Tulsa, Oklahoma and railroader Brock Masterson. For six months their relationship blossomed into a raging love affair filled with hot, erotic nights. The relationship became intense and bordered on becoming serious, prompting Skye to run.
The years passed, but the memories endured, inhabiting her heart and mind. Brock had been the one man to masterfully control her body without words. She had thought of him over the years, and at times she considered trying to find him again, but fear prevented her from doing so.
A trip back to Tulsa lands her back in the strong arms of Brock, and she becomes a slave to the passion that once bubbled between them. Their intimate encounters rekindle a firestorm that cannot be denied any longer.
Will she admit her love for him or run again?
“Look, I’m sorry for calling you a liar. Mallory said you were married. I-I should have believed you.” She stumbled over her words, his advance making her anxiety grow.
“Calling me a liar is better than not calling at all.” He stopped just inches away after backing her against the wall.
“What do you mean?” she asked as warmth spread between her legs.
Brock placed his hands on either side of her head, trapping her between them. “You left without so much as a call. No note or explanation. Didn’t I deserve at least that much?”
Skye trembled but was in awe of him. His stern yet gorgeous eyes seemed to be filled with swirling hate. “I’m sorry. I was young, stupid,” she blurted out and took a deep breath. “I wanted to call you so many times—”
“Why didn’t you?” he asked and ground his molars together.
“I don’t know.” She shrugged. “Fear.”
“Fear of what? What I might say?” he asked in demanding voice and smacked the wall beside her head with his palm, making her shudder.
“Yes, I mean. It hurt for me to leave, but I wasn’t ready for a commitment. I didn’t want to hurt you. I just wanted to see what life had to offer away from here. Then, the years went by and I tried to find you once and—”
“And you didn’t follow through.”
“I was scared.”
“I was scared a woman would answer,” she admitted. “I knew if I called and a woman answered, it would break my heart. Are you happy now?”
Brock pushed his body against hers and grabbed her wrists, pinning them above her head. His erection pressed against her belly, bringing back memories of a long-ago time when it was hers for the taking. “Why can’t I quit thinking of you?” he asked with a growl.
Posted by Teresa on 13th Sep 2014
I absolutely adored this book. Loved the characters and the build up to their relationship especially, and the delicious dynamics at work between them all.
Posted by Carol on 13th Sep 2014
LEATHER AND STEEL is a brief, passionate story of heartache, loss, honesty, and reconnection.
After fifteen years away, Skye returns to her hometown for the funeral of her best friend's father. She is shocked to run into Brock, the very man that caused her hasty departure all those years ago. Skye had big plans for her life and, at twenty-one, the seriousness of her relationship with Brock scared her away. Her fear of finding Brock happy with someone else kept Skye from ever attempting to reconnect with him.
When the two come face to face they are both hit with a rush of emotions. They are both still wildly attracted to one another but Brock is still holding on to his pain from Skye leaving him without warning and Skye is filled with regret over leaving. Brock decides to have one steamy night with Skye to finally get her out of his system, but that plan backfires. The emotions that are stirred up during their night together force both of them to admit their true feelings.
Sweet, hot, and emotional. A great, quick read in which the author portrays these wonderfully strong emotions so honestly that I cared about the characters and what happened to them.