Santini Christmas Party Day Three - Melissa Schroeder

Santini Christmas Party Day Three

Good morning!!! I know a lot of you are on the road and I hope you arrive safe and sound! Here on my blog, I share some bits and pieces of my upcoming releases on WIP Wednesdays, so I figured I would tease you with a bit of TEMPT ME.

Tempt Me is the second book in the Semper Fi Marines books and it will be out in 2014. It features Jesse Johnson (MJs brother) and Zoe Jones (Kianna Santini’s sister).

Make sure to enter Day One and Day Two contests!

The man who could be general.

Jesse Johnson is a man everyone assumes will be a general. Everyone, that is, but Jesse himself. He isn’t sure if he wants to give that much to the military. His father has spent most of his life surviving a lonely existence with only his work for comfort. Jesse doesn’t want that—he wants it all.

The woman who tempts him to misbehave.

The last year has been bad for Zoe Jones. Her boyfriend was killed by some nasty guys who then put her in the hospital. She’s come to Virginia to heal not to fall for some by the book, drop dead gorgeous Marine with a chip on his shoulder. But one little encounter leads to a kiss and that kiss leads to all kinds of interesting entanglements. She knows it won’t last because he has big plans, but she can’t help but falling a little in love with him.

A Marine on a mission.

Jesse knows Zoe thinks they’re just having a bit of fun, but he has other plans. Forever kind of plans. He’s one man who knows how to organize a full on assault to get the woman he loves—and nothing will stop him.


Unedited excerpt

“You know, I may not be interested in you, Marine,” Zoe said.

Jesse would normally let it go. A woman said she didn’t want anything to do with him, he was okay with walking away. But, he knew she wanted him as much as he wanted her. Okay, strike that. He doubted she could come close to the almost obsessive need he had for her.

She was staring at him with those big chocolate brown eyes, daring him to challenge her. And, as he had thought, he should just back off. But there was something about her, something that told him that would be a mistake.

“Odd, because I was pretty sure you were checking out my ass earlier.”

For a second, she said nothing. Apparently, he had shocked her. Why had people started thinking of him as some kind of straight arrow? Sure, he wasn’t someone who went wild, but he definitely wasn’t a fucking monk.

Then, her lips curved and soon she was laughing. Knowing what she had been through the last few months and that she had been unhappy for so long, made Jesse feel like he owned the world. He couldn’t help it. Setting a hand his hands on the counter, he caged her in and leaned forward for a kiss.

She stopped laughing.

It only took her a moment to respond. A long moment where he thought he had crossed the line. Then, in that next second, she responded.

Zoe’s mouth moved beneath his, tentatively at first. Then, she parted his lips and destroyed him.

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