Archive | December 13, 2014

On the Road with SCP – Spring’s Delight- Kathleen Bell


 Hunky Cowboy Colt
O’Malley has lost what is most important to him. Spring Reed needs a
safe place to stay. Can love erase all doubt or will anguish tear them
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His brown eyes were filled
with grief. The heavy shadows under his eyes indicated a lack of sleep, and his
shoulders slumped in defeat as though he was about to fall over.
     Wrapping her arms around her middle, she stared at him. He was a
big man, tall with wide shoulders. Somehow, he looked shrunken. “I’ll stay and
make sure you eat. I’m assuming the job is still open.”
     Colt took off his tan Stetson and slapped it against his thigh.
His dark hair hung past his collar, and it looked soft blowing in the cold
wind. “Look, I don’t know what the hell you are talking about. There is no job.
I don’t know what Caleb told you, if he really invited you here at all. It’s
not his style to bring girls home.”
     Spring’s heart was in a vice that kept tightening. “He offered
me a job keeping the books for you.”
     “Ed, take her back.” The bitterness in his tone was loud and
     “No can do. This little gal was promised a job, and I think you should
honor that promise.”
     “Then leave, I’ll take her back myself.”
     “Fine.” Old Ed turned and walked to his truck. When he got the
door, he turned toward Colt. “You know I don’t go around handing out advice,
but if I was judging by the way you look, I’d say she needs to stay.”
     Colt’s eyes raked her over, making her nervous. Finally, he
sighed. “Let’s go inside, and get you something warm to wear before I take you
     Numb inside and out, she followed him. The house looked much
bigger than she’d pictured. The exterior was wood, covered in peeling paint,
but the front porch looked ample. It was hard to judge, however, with all the
blowing snow.
     Walking inside, she shivered. It was spring break, and she
thought it might be chilly still, but she didn’t have the money to buy a
heavier coat or boots. She felt stupid arriving in her windbreaker and
sneakers. The snow must be due to melt soon. Warmth was in full bloom in Texas
already. Sure, there was a bit of snow remaining at home, but this whole area
was still a blanket of cold, white snow.
     The front part of the house had an open floor plan, the kitchen
and great room were connected, and a roaring fire in the massive stone
fireplace welcomed her.
     “Have a seat, I’ll make coffee.”
nodded and cleared a place on the cluttered, threadbare couch. Caleb hadn’t
exaggerated when he’d told her that they were barely keeping their heads above
water. She didn’t mind poor. It was what she’d known all her life.
Spring glanced over her
shoulder and grinned. In her eyes, he spotted happiness and it warmed him. In
two long strides, he was beside the ladder. She gingerly turned on the steps as
he reached his arms up to her. The way her face lit up gave him the confidence
he needed to scoop her up and hold her against him.
“What are you doing?” She
laughed as he put her down but he didn’t let go.
“I’ve had something on my
mind for a while now.” He studied her dusty pink lips.
“What would that be?” Her
voice was husky.
Leaning down, he kissed
her and as soon as his tongue touched her lips, she opened for him. Groaning,
he deepened the kiss and was thrilled when she put her arms around his neck to
pull him closer.
Spring squirmed against
him while they kissed. Her kisses were feverish as though she couldn’t get
enough, and her tongue tangoed with his in a sexily charged dance. No one had
ever kissed him with such passion.
He lifted her until she wrapped her long legs around
his waist. They stared at each other. Was he going too fast? When she started
to kiss the side of his neck, his question was answered. He set her down on the
kitchen counter and quickly took care of her shirt and bra

Sexy Cowboys and the women who love them…
Finalist in the 2012 RONE Awards. Top pick, five star series from the
Romance Review. Kathleen Ball writes contemporary western romance with great
emotion and memorable characters. Her books are award winners and have appeared
on best sellers lists including Amazon’s Best Sellers List, All Romance Ebooks,
Bookstrand, Desert Breeze Publishing and Secret Cravings Publishing Best
Sellers list. She is the recipient of eight Editor’s Choice Awards, and The
Readers’ Choice Award for Ryelee’s Cowboy. There’s something about a cowboy….

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