There could be worse things, right?
Maybe now is the time to mention the snowstorm that is upon them?
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I stare into the bluest eyes I’ve ever seen and pray he doesn’t take me up on my suggestion to leave. Walking out of the bedroom to find this Adonis standing in my rented living room was quite a shock. My first thought was Shelly had hired one of those surprise strippers. Once he yelled at his personal assistant on the phone, I realized there was a huge mistake with the cabin lease.
I immediately regret suggesting he leave and look for a motel. His eyes narrow, and I’m waiting for his response when he holds up a hand. “My phone.” Huh? I didn't hear ringing.
He presses a button on the little headset wrapped around the back of his head and barks at whoever is on the line, “You’re fucking kidding.” He pinches the bridge of his nose and looks over at me. “Hopefully, she’s accommodating.” He winks, and my pussy begs me to welcome him to stay. “You can tell my mother whatever you damn well want.”
He presses the button again, pulls the headset off, and then drops it on the old table. “Well, I have bad news and worse news. Pick your poison.”
I place my hands on my hips and wait. “Just give it to me.”
“That was my PA. He checked with the realtor.” Mason blows out a breath. “They screwed up and booked us both for the same time.”
“Okay, that sucks. One of us will have to leave. Since I’m already unpacked, it’s only fair that I stay.” I point at my silky robe and raise an eyebrow.
“Well, I said there was worse and actually even worse still news.” He smirks. “There aren't any other accommodations for over a hundred and twenty miles.” Ouch. That’s a long way. I hate to make him drive so far tonight. While I’m debating my choices, he continues, “And the weather service just put out a weather bulletin. There’s a winter storm headed this way. The front is going to dump several feet of snow.” There are lines of strain between his eyebrows. “Neither of us would make it to another destination before it hits. We’re better off staying here and riding out the storm.” It looks like the weather has made my choice for me. There are worse things than being stuck in a secluded cabin with a hot guy. As long as he isn’t a wanted serial killer.
“Are you a mass murder or wife beater?” Darn, his marital status never even crossed my mind.
He blinks before throwing his head back and laughing. “I promise you; I’ve never killed anyone. I threaten it regularly, but I manage to resist. And I’ve never been married.” Whew. That’s a relief. Well, I hope he wouldn’t beat a woman. He leans close and runs a finger over my collarbone, causing goosebumps to break out all over my body. “I believe in protecting women. I’d kick anyone’s ass who ever laid a hand on a woman, much less the woman I love.”
I’m in love. And terrified. After walking over to the hideous lime green, vinyl sofa, I sink down and gaze at the fire.
One bed. Two Strangers. And a raging storm. There’s only one way to stay warm…
The travel brochure downright lied.
This small, isolated cabin has seen better days, and those days are long gone.
It also failed to mention other occupants.
Walking in the door, I’m shocked to find a stunning, half-dressed blonde walking out of the bedroom.
She’s as shocked to see me as I am to see her. But we have to make the most of a bad situation. The realtor double-booked this place and there’s nowhere else to go. A winter storm is coming, and neither of us will make it out of here before it blows through.
I’m stuck sharing a tiny cabin with an adorable firecracker who makes my heart race and other parts of me stand up and take notice—not such a bad deal, after all.
While I’m keeping her warm and safe, she’s stealing my heart.
Now, I just need to convince my little hellion our love affair doesn’t end the minute the snowplow clears the road…
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Loni Ree is a very busy mom of six who loves to read, and she finds that it helps her escape the chaos of everyday life. She likes quick reads that are red-hot and on the excessive side. Writing has also been a passion of hers, and Loni decided to share the stories floating around in her mind. Her short, steamy stories are a little over the top because she believes reading should be an escape from real life. She writes about hot heroes finding their beautiful soulmates and fighting for their happy endings!
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