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Recovering from a messy divorce, Autumn Taylor treats herself to a trip to the tropics. Under the gently swaying palm fronds, she hopes to soothe her troubled soul with surf, sand, and sun. Never did she expect to catch the attention of a devastatingly handsome stranger, who awakens a longing in her she thought no longer existed.
After separating from his crazy ex, Hunter Malone is enjoying a vacation with his brothers. The female persuasion is the farthest thing from his mind… until he locks eyes with a stunning brunette.
What begins as a fling between Autumn and Hunter quickly grows into something more. But the scars from the past have her terrified of the future. To protect herself, Autumn pushes Hunter away.
Can Hunter convince her what they have is worth fighting for? Or will the love they share be over before it begins?
Those searching for a sizzling contemporary romance that tugs at the heartstrings need to look no further than A Kiss Beneath the Stars by USA Today Best Selling Author S.L. Sterling!
The green lights screamed two o’clock. I rolled over. Two in the morning and the music was still going, and the laughter was getting louder on the other side of the wall. This was going to be a nightmare if I had to listen to this every night for the rest of the week. I flicked on the TV, hoping that it would drown out some of the noise, but it just kept getting louder. I had placed a call to the front desk over forty-five minutes ago, requesting they send security, but clearly, they were not coming.
A large bang against the wall, followed by more raucous laughter, caused me to jump. That was it; I couldn’t take any more. I jumped out of bed, threw on my shoes, grabbed my key, and darted out the door. Walking to the other side of the building, I pounded on the door. They probably couldn’t even hear me with all the noise they were creating. I pounded again. I was getting angrier by the second. I went to pound a third time when the door was abruptly opened.
I was ready to bawl out whomever was on the other side of the door, but as soon as I saw who it was, I choked on my words. It was him, the guy from the bar. Instead of saying anything, I stood there, taking in the sight that was before me. He was shirtless, and I couldn’t keep my eyes from traveling from his bulky muscular chest to his very solid eight pack. His pants hung just low enough to give me a peek at that deeply carved “v.”
“Can I help you?” His eyes trailed down my body, and I could feel myself heat up under his gaze. At that moment, the realization hit that I was standing there half naked, bra-less, wearing nothing but a short white T-shirt that barely covered my pink silk panties. I watched as his eyes once again trailed down my body.
“Hey, eyes up here!” I demanded, raising my voice. The music that had poured out of the room stopped suddenly, and I saw two heads peek around the corner.
“Not that you care, but I’ve been trying to sleep for the last three hours! Could you please keep it down?” I swallowed hard, trying to cover up myself the best I could from his gaze.
“Sorry, beautiful. My brothers can be pretty loud when they get drinking.” His deep, sexy voice sent a quiver right to my center. The corner of his mouth quirked up as his eyes traveled my body again.
“I said, eyes up here!”
“Don’t blame us, Hunter,” his brothers shouted in unison. “You were the one who wanted to party back here.” Hearty laughter fell from inside the room. I couldn’t help the smile that came to my lips. As soon as I looked back up at him and saw him watching me, my smile quickly vanished.
“They were just getting ready to leave. I promise, no more noise.” He gave me a wink.
I nodded and turned to walk away, pulling my shirt down to try to cover myself from his gaze.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t catch your name?”
“That’s because I didn’t give it to you,” I said, glancing over my shoulder at what I was now sure was the sexiest man I’d ever seen, his eyes scanning over me once again as I continued to walk back to my room.
“Good night then, beautiful.”
I ignored him, walking back toward my room, trying to calm my heavily beating heart. Once inside, I leaned up against the cold door. I could still hear the murmur of deep voices followed by laughter on the other side of the wall, but I ignored them. I went to the sink and ran cold water and splashed it on my face, trying to calm the heat that was running through me. Never in all the time I had been with Jason had he ever looked at me like that, nor had he made my center throb the way mine was throbbing right now from just being near him.
Once I had cooled down, I crawled into bed, my thoughts quickly traveling to the man on the other side of the wall. I squeezed my thighs together. I would never get any sleep if the hot, heavy pulse between my legs didn’t calm.
A single text message turned my world upside down. I knew things had been strained between my husband and I. The day to day struggles of life can do that. But it didn’t hit me how far we had fallen until I saw that message appear on his phone as he prepared for a so-called business trip. Now, doubts, fears, and uncertainties of the past have resurfaced as the life we spent ten years building together threatens to be ripped away.
I tried to push off this trip until after our anniversary. I knew Hope and I were on rocky ground. Still, I didn’t expect my wife to accuse me of having an affair as soon as the wheels of the plane touched the ground. Business can wait. I’m headed home to save my crumbling family. I almost lost her once, a decade ago, and I will do whatever it takes to ensure that never happen again.
From USA Today Best Selling Author, S.L. Sterling comes this insightful artistry of the hopes and trappings of a real-life love story.
Getting dumped right beforehand was not how I planned to spend my vacation. Neither was running into my brother’s best friend at the airport during a massive storm. It’s been twenty years since we laid eyes on each, yet the chemistry that crackles between us trumps that of the blowing snow outside. One weekend tangled in the sheets with him reminds me of the pleasures to be found when I allow myself to live in the moment. Yet I can’t help but wonder; I have been his to hold, but could I be his to keep?
Fresh out of a bad relationship, and in the middle of a huge merger, is not the ideal time to be jetting off for two weeks. One week in, I decide to cut my trip short and end up stranded at the airport during the worst snowstorm of the year. That’s when I saw her. Mia, all grown up and intoxicatingly beautiful. One thing leads to another, and we find ourselves riding out the storm in the most enticing way. Feelings twenty years delayed are finally able to take flight. The girl who held my attention all those years ago now holds my heart. But when we are forced to go head to head in the boardroom, will our second-chance romance be over before it begins?
Fans of steamy office romance, with a friends-to-lovers twist, will be gripping the copy machine and swooning over His to Hold by USA Today Best Selling Author, S.L. Sterling.
My best friend Sophie was gorgeous, at times uptight and desperate.
Her biological clock was ticking and after yet another failed relationship she pulled me aside.
“Listen Chase, you know I adore you and you know I need you. Historically, you always come through for me.” She swallowed hard while I listened. “It’s no secret that I want a baby, the semi old fashioned way.”
I nodded not really believing what I was hearing.
“I want you to do it.”
“You want my swimmers?”
“Yes, through natural injection.”
Sex with my best friend. The best friend I had once upon a time wanted in a bad way.
“Don’t worry, I’ve got this covered,” I assured her. She looked relieved and maybe even a little excited.
Seven Days, Six nights, and lots of sex. What more could I want?
Oh right. A way to turn this into forever so I could raise my child too.
About S.L. Sterling:
USA Today Bestselling Author S.L. Sterling was born and raised in southern Ontario. She now lives in Northern Ontario Canada with her two dogs, and is married to her best friend and soul mate.
An avid reader all her life, S.L. Sterling dreamed of becoming an author. She decided to give writing a try after one of her favorite authors launched a course on how to write your novel. This course gave her the push she needed to put pen to paper and her debut novel “It Was Always You” was born.
When S.L. Sterling isn’t writing or plotting her next novel she can be found curled up with a cup of coffee, blanket and the newest romance novel from one of her favorite authors.
In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, sunny destinations, spending quality time with family and friends and of course reading.