STEAMY ENCOUNTER by Samantha Gentry is available at The Wilder Roses, the Scarlet Rose line of erotic romances from The Wild Rose Press. Following is the blurb adult excerpt #2. www.thewilderroses.com



BLURB: Event planner Afton Pendleton is quite pleased with the arrangements she's made for the grand opening of a new luxury ski resort. When she learns the resort's dynamic owner, Gage Brennan, has been making arbitrary last minute changes to her meticulous preparations, angry sparks fly fast and furious between them. But before she can regain control of the project, a blizzard strands the two adversaries in an empty lodge and sparks of a different kind begin to fly. Is this a case of cabin fever or will the steamy encounter lead to something more lasting?



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Without warning, he broke off the kiss. He placed his hands on her shoulders and stepped back at arm's length. His gaze almost burned into her as if he were searching for some hidden answer to an even deeper question.>>
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"Before this goes any farther, we need to get something straight." His voice carried a husky quality, and a hint of uncertainty surrounded his words. "We have a very unusual situation here. Neither one of us has the availability of turning around and walking out the door, getting in a car and driving away. We are both confined to this building until the storm lifts enough to get the roads open. The temptation goes without saying.">>
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He paused as if trying to collect his thoughts. "I think I've already made my desires known. But I don't want the circumstances to dictate your actions. I have one very definite rule that I never break. Both people agree and want the same thing or it doesn't happen. And that goes double for now. If you feel in any way that you're being coerced or are uncomfortable all you have to do is say so and that will be the end of it. It's your call.">>
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She tried to collect her thoughts. Until he broke off the kiss, she had been totally mesmerized and ready to go along with anything he wanted. But now that he had given her the opportunity to think, she said the first thought that had come into her mind.>>
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"I admire your directness and appreciate you not trying to press an advantage that could make things very awkward. You're right. This is an extremely unusual situation. Maybe the thing to do is take it a little slower. We've been at odds for five days and you've been behaving like an arrogant ass, but since this storm hit you've been the epitome of politeness and charm. I think I'd like an opportunity to meet the person who must be somewhere between those two extremes.">>
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"That's very level-headed, very logical." He flashed another devastatingly sexy smile. "It wasn't exactly what I wanted to hear, but it's certainly something I can accept. So, when you think you know that person who lives between those extremes well enough, let me know. Until then..." His gaze delved into the depths of her eyes. "Well...I can take no for an answer, but I can't make any promises about being able to stay one hundred percent on my good behavior.">>
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"Fair enough. I've been warned." She had never participated in a more bizarre exchange. On one hand, it was the most honest and straight forward conversation about having sex she had ever been involved in. But on the other hand, it almost seemed impersonal, too matter-of-fact. Mechanical rather than physical or emotional. She believed what he told her, if she said no, he would respect it. She also knew her pussy throbbed from the all-too-brief kiss that curled her toes and generated enough heat to melt the snow outside the door.>>
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But what about Gage Brennan? Was this type of spontaneous behavior nothing more than business as usual for him? Was it something that didn't mean any more than a hot fuck in the back seat of a car or a one night stand? She had been away from the dating scene for seven years—six years of marriage followed by one year of sexless divorce.>>
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Truth be known, she just hadn't met anyone since her divorce who grabbed her attention. No one had made her cream her panties. No one had made her pulse race. No one had kissed her with a heated passion that flowed through her entire body setting off sparks of wanton desire.>>
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No one...until now.>>
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She tried to settle the nervousness jittering inside her but without much success. She cleared her throat. "So...tell me about yourself.">>
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He stepped in closer, until their bodies were almost touching again. "What would you like to know?">>
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"Everything." Her breathless reply told her just how much of an impact this sexy man had on her.>>
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Gage touched her hair and breathed in the spicy fragrance of her perfume. "I don't think this hands off thing is going to work." His words sounded raspy, even to his own ear.>>
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"I don't think so, either." Her words were barely audible.>>
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His mouth came down on hers, infusing her with all the passion coursing through his body. He tasted her sweetness, a treat that whetted his appetite for more...a lot more. He wanted it all.>>