SURRENDER TO DESIRE with Tory Richards

Surrender to Desire is available on Smashwords today! This short, erotic romance is the 2nd book in the trilogy of the Evans brothers. You met Beau and Marissa in A Perfect Fit. Now read Blade and Callie’s story! Both books can stand alone.

BlurbCallie thought her man troubles were over when she accepts work at the Evans ranch. Until Blade Evans rescues her out of a tree and she winds up in his arms, and his bed. Against her will she starts to fall for the handsome cowboy. Then begins to wonder, as his new housekeeper, is she just a convenient outlet for his sexual urges? Or does he feel the same way about her?

Unedited Excerpt

Oh Crap! Callie jumped out of bed the next morning, swearing when she realized she’d forgotten to set the alarm. It was five till six. That meant she had five minutes to get Blade’s breakfast ready. Voices drew her blurry gaze to the TV, which was still on. She’d fallen asleep and slept the whole night through. She rushed to the bathroom, splashed some cold water onto her face, and dashed from her room.

Her mind was racing as she quickly filled the coffee pot. She found the Texas bread in the fridge and popped two pieces into the toaster that was on the counter. The clock on the stove showed it was ten minutes after six. Grateful Blade was running late himself that morning, she began to search for a frying pan. Just as she found one in the bottom cupboard next to the stove footsteps behind her revealed Blade had entered the room.

“Good morning!” Callie was so nervous she didn’t give a thought to the way Blade was looking at her, or the reason why.  “I’m so sorry I’m late the first day. I, ah, forgot to set the alarm. I fell asleep watching TV and slept right through the night. I never do that. I must have been really tired.” She knew she was chattering a mile a minute but couldn’t seem to stop herself. She was nervous and aware she hadn’t set a very good example her first day on the job. “Coffee will be ready in a minute. Just let me get these eggs going.”

“Hold on!” he barked.

Callie stopped what she was doing and waited for him to continue. He was dressed much like he was the day before. Looking very male and capable of anything. As the silence grew between them she began to calm down. And that’s when she became aware of other things. Like the smell of coffee filling the kitchen, the sensual heat in Blade’s eyes as they lingered on her, the tic in his square jaw. Is he angry with me?

She knew the nightshirt covered her decently, stopping at mid-thigh. Marissa was a little smaller than her, so the material covering her breasts was stretched and she’d been forced to leave some of the buttons undone. Callie glanced down to make sure nothing was hanging out. It was worse than she thought. She wanted to groan when she saw how much cleavage was exposed, and that her hard, brown nipples looked like they were about to poke right through the filmy shirt.

Her gaze returned to Blade’s in time to see he was staring down at her breasts. She wanted the floor to open up and swallow her, praying he didn’t think she’d dressed like this to come on to him. Surely he remembered she didn’t have anything with her. When his gaze drifted lazily back up to her, Callie offered him a shy smile.

“Marissa gave this to me.” A slight draft brushed over her legs and for the first time she noticed how short the shirt hung on her. She reached down a little self-conscious to see where the hem rested against her upper thigh.

His left eyebrow raised a fraction, and he crossed his arms. “I’m not complaining. You show up every morning dressed like this and you can be as late as you want.”

Final book will cover Chaz and Val’s story!

Tory Richards


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