Rebecca Long is now a widow, living in the Indianapolis suburbs with two small children to raise and the knowledge that her late husband left her deep in debt. Finally, she makes the decision to move to her aunt and uncle’s Texas ranch, where they have offered to let her live in their guest house and help her restart her life.

The children love the ranch, and Rebecca soon finds a job, keeping the books for the ranch of handsome neighbor Seth Warner. But as she begins to have feelings for the sexy rancher and he feels the same, she knows she can’t move forward without a sign from her late husband. She never got the closure she needed and without that, she can’t enter into a new relationship with Seth.

Seth is a dominant, and that excites the young widow, but first, she must make up her mind to move on with her life, and something is holding her back.

Publisher’s Note: This western, contemporary romance is intended for adults only. It contains themes of second chance love, sensual scenes and power exchange.

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Excerpt

He began to slowly explore her body. Each time he moved to a new part, he looked to her for assurance. She gave it with a nod of her head. Her hands were busy too. She started by removing his sweater and placing one hand on his chest, rubbing the soft hair there. He took the sweater from her and threw it on the floor with a groan, then he unzipped her dress and pulled it down over her shoulders. He began lavishing attention to her breasts after unhooking her lacy bra.

He took one pert nipple into his mouth and began licking then sucking before giving the other one the same attention.

Becca arched her hips in invitation. She wanted this; she wanted him. Even if she didn’t decide to accept his offer of marriage, she needed to feel close to him tonight. It had been so long, and she wanted to feel his touch, wanted him to make love to her. Forgive me, Roger.

As Seth continued to love her with his mouth, she realized that she had never felt this way with her husband. Even as newlyweds, he hadn’t craved her the way Seth seemed to, and she had never wanted him the way she now wanted Seth. What should that be telling her? Roger had kept secrets from her, and even though she’d been somewhat happy in their union, she knew now that it was never the perfect situation. Still, she needed that sign from him. Why, she didn’t know. Was she crazy to even think of turning Seth away?

By now, Seth had removed the rest of their clothes. He pulled the quilt off the back of his couch and covered them with it, even though the room was cozy from the fireplace. He moved down to that sweet spot, the very core of her being, and began to tease her with his tongue and mouth.

She moaned again. “Oh, Seth.”

He stopped and looked up at her. “Are you all right? Do you want me to stop?” he asked in a worried voice.

“No, God, no, don’t stop, please,” she managed to get out as she began to draw circles on his back with her fingers.

Seth went back to what he was doing and before long, Rebecca’s body was shuddering with her release. It was the first orgasm she’d had in a very long time, and the first of many with this dear, sexy rancher. Yes, she must be crazy to ask for more time.

He didn’t stop until he’d wrung two more out of her, and then he moved up so that he was face to face with her. He kissed her. Breaking the contact, he looked into her eyes and asked, “Are you ready to go on? Are you okay?”

“Yes, Seth, please make love to me,” she whispered as she closed her eyes.

“Open those pretty eyes for me first, Becca. I want to look into them when I take you.”

Slowly, she opened them for him. He quickly grabbed a condom and rolled it on, then he entered her. He was slow and gentle as he pushed his way inside. He stopped and looked into her eyes again before he began to thrust.

Rebecca moved with him, arching her hips in rhythm with his movements. He reached up and caressed her cheek then moved his hands down and around to her bottom. He held on as he pushed her up into him, making his cock go even deeper.

Rebecca was almost ready to explode again. This was so good. He was so good. It was so right. And then there were stars all around, exploding inside her head as she came. The waves overtook her, and her body reacted by shaking and shuddering. She was moaning and calling out his name when he joined her in that sweet, sweet release.

They remained joined for as long as they could. Finally, he got up and went into the bathroom, returning with a warm, wet washcloth and a towel. He cleaned her up and lay back down on his massive couch.

They stayed like that for the rest of the night, on his couch, together. He covered them with the quilt again, and they talked and kissed until they fell asleep. The next morning, he made breakfast for her before taking her home.