Wednesday, December 17, 2014

You first met Chad Rogers and Chloe Atwood in Florida Heat, now you get to read their story.

Old family ties broken, childhood pain healed and true love revealed—one step at a time.

One phone call sends Chad Rogers back to the one place he’s been avoiding—home. Being at his mother’s side after she is shot, he faces the younger brother who tormented him during childhood and his ex-lover, Chloe Atwood.

Chloe Atwood is engaged to a family friend. Chad Rogers steps back into her world, spinning it off its axis. She sees him in a new light this time around, leaving her to question if they can have a future together.

Her hair was pulled up, exposing her back with nothing to cover her delicate neck and collarbone. And the slight shoulder he kissed the other night. The loose fitting dress couldn’t hide the slight frame beneath the fabric from the weight she’d lost. Her ample breasts were accentuated by the cornflower blue beaded, high waistline. The dip in the center of the top emphasized the luscious curve which led to the valley between her ample breasts.

Damn, he had to get out of there. His body responded to thoughts he no longer had a right to. 

She belonged to someone else. How many times did he have to remind himself?

A hand clapped his shoulder. The newly met male voice close to his ear asked, “Who are you, 

Mr. Rogers? What do you mean to my fiancĂ©?” The words were said with spite. Chad was in for a hurt of trouble if he wasn’t careful about how he said things.

“As your fiancĂ© stated, I’m a friend. We knew each other in college. I’m friends with the 

“What is it that you do for a living, Mr. Rogers?” Andrew stepped around to face him. Chad 
hated the guy for the condescending way he said his name, like the Mr. Rogers television show of his youth.

“What I do for a living is not of importance to you, Mr. Lockhart.” He was proud of what he did for a living. But Chloe’s lifestyle and those she associated with was different from his standard of living.

Andrew teetered. The man had had too much to drink.

“Hey, Andrew,” a dark haired guy their age called. “You’re wanted for a private toast.”

Andrew acknowledged the man with a nod, stepped to Chad’s side, leaned down and 
whispered, “Enjoy your short time here in Texas, Mr. Rogers.” He strolled away with a contemptuous laugh.

Chad really disliked his last name growing up. Nowadays, on infrequent occasions when talking to assholes he loathed the name. And Mr. Andrew Lockhart was one of those assholes. He took a pull from his beer and swallowed. Bare feminine arms slid from his shoulder to his waist. 

He turned, and Stephanie kissed him on the lips. He pulled back from her and glanced around, thankful no one seemed to noticed. “What are you doing? I thought the other night you would’ve gotten the idea.” He took her hands, lifting them away from his body.

“You look too delicious to let sit here alone. I thought you would’ve let go of her. You are, after all, at her engagement party.” Her jab hurt, but she was right. “Let’s go upstairs and liven things up.” She made to slide between him and the table to sit on his lap, but he held her back, placing his hands on her hips.

“I’m not interested.”

Born and raised in Minnesota, Jody has remained close to home living with her husband of twenty plus years, three children and a cat named Holly. Growing up, she enjoyed reading V.C. 

Andrews' the Dollanganger series, starting with Flowers in the Attic, S.E. Hinton, and Stephen King to name a few. Today her tastes run across the board in fiction and non-fiction, in all genres.

She has traveled throughout the United States, to the Bahamas and Cancun, Mexico. Between watching her son’s soccer games, maintaining one of the many scrapbook albums, gardening and being the COO of the Vitek household, she writes contemporary romances.

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by Whitney Martin 3:00 AM 9 comments


  1. Thank you for having me here today!

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds like a great read.

  3. Rita, thanks for stopping by today and commenting. Good luck!

  4. Your welcome! Thanks everyone for stopping by!

  5. I liked todays excerpt. It was very nice.

  6. Thank you for visiting and commenting, John. Good luck!

  7. interesting characters

  8. BN, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Good luck!


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