I know a lot of you are waiting on pins and needles for John’s book to come out, titled Embattled Hearts. I thought I would assure you that it will be out this month. It’s complete, being edited and beta-read as we speak, cover is ready to go. So, I thought I would give you a little taste to whet your appetite…
fur to John. “This is the runt of the litter, and I try to feed her a little
more than the others.”
of him. The young cat’s paws batted the air, looking for something to claw
chest and shaped his fingers around the little creature’s bottom. Shannon didn’t even realize how close she had
moved to John until she looked up and found him staring at her. Hard. With
those heavy black brows furrowed and his dark eyes full of burning emotion.
away quickly. She snatched another kitten out of the box and tucked it under
frown on his face. “Relax,” she told him gently, “he’s just purring. It means
he’s comfortable and he likes what you’re doing.”
eyed the cat.
asked him curiously.
and a subtle tension eased into the air. “No, I haven’t. Animals weren’t
allowed at the boy’s home where I grew up.”
the revelation about his childhood settled into her. It explained so much of
who he was.
she told him finally.
kitten on the top of its head with a huge finger. “No big deal. You didn’t
she asked finally.
was a stray dog I used to toss scraps to outside my window at the orphanage,
but he wasn’t around very long before the pound caught him.”
helpless tears. How very sad. No animals in his life at all, and the one small
contact he had destroyed by the dog catcher. She couldn’t imagine not having
animals in her life. She still had three horses at her parent’s house in
Colorado Springs she needed to decide what to do with. And she had always had
animals in her life. From hamsters and hermit crabs as a child to horses and
cattle she showed in 4-H in her teenage years. Actually, she couldn’t remember
ever not having an animal in her
ears, and the little animal purred just as loud as she could, her eyes slitted
shut in rapture. Shannon knew she would do the same thing if John handled her
that way too.
but he continued to run his big fingers gently over her coat.
going to have to find homes for these before too long.”
out to her. “No, thank you. You’ll find a better home for it than with me.”
kitten from his hand. She wouldn’t push him on it. They wouldn’t be ready to
wean for a couple of weeks yet anyway. Setting the two gently in the box, she
turned back to John.
And caught him as he glanced away from her ass.
If you haven’t read Embattled Road yet, I strongly suggest you do to get a feel for the men.
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