Only If You Dare

ISBN Digital: 978-1-62830-164-9
Page Count: 145
Word Count: 34609
Rating: Sensual (PG-PG13)

Dearly Beloved Series

All the pleasures and none of the pain, that's what Cynthia Buckingham wants in a relationship these days. A one-night stand with Jonah Colt seems to fit that bill perfectly. Newly divorced, she's too busy planning her daughter's wedding for any serious involvement. Besides, her true passion is helping victims of PTSD reclaim their lives.

Waking up after spending the night with a woman he barely knows, Jonah is stunned to realize sex for the sake of sex isn't enough for him anymore. A veteran of more military battles than he cares to count, he wants to forget it all and focus on peaceful civilian life. Except flashbacks won't allow it.

Falling for Cynthia makes Jonah regret his weakened state, but he'd rather hide the truth than face it. When she sets aside everything she believes in to help him heal, can he accept her help--and her love?

Rating: Sensual
Page Count: 145
Word Count: 34609
978-1-62830-164-9     Digital


“I take it those two aren’t your favorite people.”

“Oh shoot! You mean my air kisses lacked feeling?”

“Remind me to keep the kisses I request from you of the real variety.”

Always. She took a much needed sip of wine, then Jonah spoke again before she had a chance to respond.

“You were about to tell me about your day.”

“It was pretty typical, really. I just get frustrated sometimes. I think I’ve told you I deal with people experiencing post traumatic stressors.”

His mouth tightened as if, classic Jonah, he sympathized with her frustration. “Yeah.”

“I explain in great detail how whatever happened isn’t their fault and to let their bad feelings go.”

“Easier said than done, don’t you think?”

“Of course. But not impossible if someone has the true desire to try.”

“Maybe true desire isn’t enough.”

“Why wouldn’t it be?”

“For someone with your qualifications, is it possible you could be a bit naive?”

Forearms rested on the table, she sat forward. Where was the sweet, caring guy who’d made love with her the night before? And, who was this idiot who’d taken his place?

“I’ve seen so many lives ruined by people who have problems and refuse to seek help.”

“You ever consider some of those people might want to take care of it on their own?”

“That’s like saying I need brain surgery. I think I’ll perform a lobotomy on myself.”

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