PUSHING THE LIMITS
"Houston, we have a hot-astronaut problem…"
Survival expert and control freak Jessie Odell has faced the most hazardous environments on earth. Training astronauts should be a cakewalk. Nope. Enter candidate Hemi "Thor" Barrett and his hot, ripped bod, and suddenly Jessie is breathless with raw excitement—something she hasn't felt for a long, long time—and it scares her to death.
Hemi isn't just some sexy distraction. Jessie actually likes the guy—and that makes him more treacherous than an Everest ascent. It also means Hemi's that much harder to resist. With every hungry, heat-fueled encounter, Jessie skirts closer to that dangerous edge. Falling for this space cowboy is definitely high stakes…but could the payoff be worth the risk?
PUSHING THE LIMITS
January 1, 2017
“Like this,” she said, tired of resisting herself and needing to see exactly what Hemi was after. She leaned over and kissed him.
His lips were firm and his breath minty fresh. She felt the dart of his tongue rub over her lips before it pulled back. She tilted her head, deepening the kiss as excitement flowed through her. It had been a long time since she’d experienced this. She felt alive.
She’d been running from him since he’d come up to her at the party. Because he’d immediately made her feel again.
It wasn’t deep—hell, how could it be? They’d just met. But it was something and she wasn’t ready for it. She had to find a moment to breath.
Breaking the kiss, she took off her shoes before standing up. She looked at him. He watched her silently with those big, dark eyes of his. They were immeasurably deep, like the sea over the Mariana Trench. And that was okay. He wasn’t anything to her but a man.
She pulled off her Cronus sweats, leaving her standing in her underwear and bra, before she turned and dove shallowly into the lake. The water surrounded her and she found the peace she was never going to find on the land.