Tempted

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Thirty years of marriage to the same man.  An illicit proposition by an attractive stranger.  Which would you choose if you were tempted?

Taking care of her husband’s every need while putting her own aside, Jane Sims’ life seems picture-perfect.  There’s just one problem.  She’s desperately unhappy.

A chance encounter with a total stranger changes how Jane looks at her marriage, her life, and herself.  At first, flattered when the charismatic man flirts with her, she quickly dismisses him.  When they run into each again, a casual conversation over coffee leads her to fantasize about more than talking.  Convinced her husband no longer finds her attractive, she considers accepting the man’s proposal of a liaison, oblivious to the fact that her choice will affect not only her life but the lives of those around her.

As the temptation to take a lover grows, her world spirals down around her, threatening to obliterate relationships that have taken years to develop.  Is a moment or two of passion worth ruining the life she’s worked so hard to create?

Desire.  Deception.  Tempted.

 

 

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Excerpt from Chapter Seven:

“Hiding?”

Her hand flew to her chest.  “Derek!  You startled me.  Wh-what are you doing here?”

“You mean, in the gallery I own?”  He leaned close, invading her personal space, not that he’d ever respected it in the past.  “Why are you loitering in the restroom?”

Jane lifted her chin haughtily.  “I was not loitering.  I was freshening up.”

“I see.”  His lips ruffled her hair.  “For anyone in particular?”

Her eyes fluttered shut, flying open when his hand crept to her breast.  “What are you doing?”

“Isn’t it obvious?”

“Derek, there are a dozen people just down the hall!”

He stroked his thumb along her lower lip.  “They’re taking a self-guided tour of the gallery.  Including your husband.  Which means you…”

His tongue caressed her neck.

“…and I…”

Her legs trembled uncontrollably.

“…are unchaperoned.”  Reaching behind her, Derek opened a door and guided her into an empty room.  Before she had a chance to protest, he flattened her against the wall.

Sanctimonious bitches be damned, Jane was in heaven.  Leaning her head back against the split oak paneling, she closed her eyes in surrender, shutting off all conscious thought and losing herself in sensual bliss.  Tendrils of desire feathered their way throughout her body to form a tight coil deep in her gut.  She was quickly spinning out of control, urged on by the savagery of his kiss and the intent exploration of his hands.  It was just the two of them in this space, and then, through her euphoric haze, a familiar voice pierced her consciousness.

Ripping her mouth from his, she whispered frantically, “Derek!  Roger’s in the next room!  He’ll hear us!”

“Not if you’re quiet.”  Ignoring the hands trying to push him away, Derek nipped the hollow of her throat.

“We can’t do this here!” Jane protested, disregarding the moisture pooling between her legs.

“No?” Derek asked amusedly.  “Then why did you dress for me?

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Format

EPUB, MOBI

Language

English

Publication Date

2/22/18

Publisher

Kristine Raymond

Manuscript Word Count

43,538

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Kristine Raymond didn’t figure out what she wanted to be when she grew up until later in life.  You guessed it!  It’s being an author.  Since writing and publishing her first book in 2013, she’s gone on to complete two romance series – one historical western and one contemporary; a light-hearted, non-fiction story; a collection of seasonally-themed short stories; and a contemporary erotic drama.  She’s also the host of the author promotion podcast, Word Play with Kristine Raymond.

When not writing, she’s navigating the publishing and promotional side of the business.  When not doing that, she enjoys spending time with her husband and furry family, reading, gardening, and binge-watching shows on Netflix.