If you’re looking to spice up your summer and raise the temperature a little then take a peek at this extract from Solstice Sizzle by Lilliana Rose.
Johan Rogers is a sharpshooting family lawyer who is close to burn out. This is affecting his ability with the Magiks and his once reliable skill as a medium. On a whim, he’s come south to Edi’s shop, Crystal Sands, for a break over the summer solstice. He’s looking for fun, nothing serious, and definitely no commitment.
That’s how things start with the stunning Nova. But then a side of him he’s repressed to be a lawyer begins to emerge. Can he get a handle on his emotions, or will Nova help him to realize his full potential with the Magiks?
Nova McGinnis is struggling to find her unique skill with the Magiks. She’s been repressed too long, and despite Edi’s help, her ability is erratic at best. It’s been nearly a month of trying and she’s made minimal progress. Frustrated, she sees Johan as the perfect distraction.
It was meant to be just a summer love affair, but things are developing into something more lasting. Will a hot love affair prevent Nova from discovering her Magik ability, or help her?
Johan is driving Nova back to his accommodation, but he’s distracted with thoughts about her, and what could develop between them. He’s on holiday after all, so he’s out for a good time, but there’s something about Nova that he’s drawn to.
Johan held his breath as Nova walked along the path. She was a beauty. The wind teased the bottom of her dress and an intense desire burned within him to go and do the same. She hadn’t cowered away from him like some women did. She was quietly confident and had an inner strength that was so powerful it made him want her more. He could just feel that they were made to have a good time with each other. Things were working out better than he thought they would. Though, it was early stages yet.
“I’m parked just around the corner,” he called out as he rushed to catch up with her. Watching her from behind had set his body responding, and he knew he needed to cool it down. It was too soon and way too quick. Nova agreeing to come with him to The Pearl was a very good sign, but more needed to align before any sexy fun times could happen. Fuck, how he wanted them too. So far, this little interlude with Nova had helped him to forget about the mess back in Sydney. And that was a perfect start. Let’s see what will happen next.
Nova paused at the corner of the building. “The convertible?”
“Nice.” She walked around to the passenger side of the car.
The car beeped as Johan unlocked it. She slipped into the seat while Johan put the candle safely in the boot. He got behind the wheel. Having a hot woman next to him, one that sent his manly desires skyrocketing, made the whole experience of having a convertible so much better. This was what he’d been secretly hoping for when he’d hired the car, the chance to have a woman by his side while he drove. Power surged through him when he started the engine.
“So where do I go?” he asked, glancing at her. Nova looked like she belonged there in the car next to him.
“Turn left on to the main road. It’s just a little way along the beach, I’m not good with distances.”
Johan forced himself to focus as he reversed the car. She was very much a distraction, and it was hard to get his mind off what he really wanted to do with her.
He pulled out on to the main road that had brought him to this little shopping center by the beach. It was easy to put his foot down on the accelerator, to try and get a thrill from her. Out of the corner of his vision, he could see her grip on to the seat, and he couldn’t help but smile feeling pleased with himself. So much more thrills to come, at least that’s what he hoped.
“You’ve heard of the place?”
She nodded. “One of my friend’s husband is in real estate, and her sister owns it. Besides, this is a small town even though we’re not too far from Melbourne. We more or less know each other.”
“It felt like a long drive for Melbourne.”
“Spoken like a real city-ite. Not for us locals.” She laughed. “Lots of people come here as a holiday destination, so we sort of know who’s letting property.”
“You’ve lived here all your life?”
“Yes, I love being close to the beach.” She took a deep breath. “It’s cleansing.”
“It is refreshing.” Though he was a concrete city jungle boy at heart, and this was simply a break for a holiday.
Another little reminder of their differences.
Doesn’t matter, he reminded himself.
It wasn’t a future he wanted with Nova, or any other woman right now.
Johan shifted up a gear, increasing his speed.
“Don’t like it fast?” He grinned, glad he could have had this effect on her.
“No, you idiot, you’ll miss the turn-off.”
Author Bio – Lilliana Rose
Lilliana is an Amazon Bestselling author, who writes romance in the subgenres of contemporary, paranormal, steampunk, and rural. She enjoys helping characters overcome problems, or issues, and the misunderstandings that often plague relationships, to help them fall in love. Whether it city heels being replaced with country work boots, or some magic beyond this world, or cogs and gears and corsets, each story shows how love can prevail.
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