Today I am so pleased to welcome Aimee Nicole Walker to Joyfully Jay. Aimee has come to talk to us about her latest release, Just Say When. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
It was just the barest brush of lips against mine, but it was enough to trip my circuits. Lio pulled back as if that was all I was going to get, but I growled my frustration and recaptured his mouth before he could get away. Lio gasped, and I slid my tongue between his lips, getting my first taste of the man I’d wanted for so long. His short beard rasped against my face, and I longed to feel the friction much lower on my body. Lio dug his fingers into my neck and moaned into my mouth as his tongue got in on the action too.
Heat engulfed my body as if someone had set me on fire. Lio slid his free hand around my waist and cupped my ass, and I realized someone had set a torch to my skin. Years of want and need were nothing more than dry kindling to Lio’s match, but I embraced the burn. I broke the kiss and delighted in his tiny whimper. As if I were done with him. Hell no. I was just getting started. I pressed my mouth to his sweaty neck and kissed a path up to his ear.
“Say the word, Lio,” I whispered. “Put us both out of our misery.”
I realized my mistake when he stiffened. Fuck. Why didn’t I keep my mouth shut? I pulled back and looked into his beautiful brown eyes. Lust and need were still present but a more somber emotion I didn’t like had joined the mix. Dread? “Oh no.” I dropped my hands and moved to step back, but Lio fisted his hand in my shirt and pulled me back to him.
“Not oh no. We just need to talk before we take things further.”
I blew out a breath. “Oh no.”
“Abe, I want you more than anything, but I meant what I said about loving someone not always being enough.”
I stepped back again, and this time Lio let me go. I crossed my arms over my chest and said, “Why isn’t it enough?”
“Your stance says you’re not ready to discuss this with me right now.”
I lowered my arms and relaxed my shoulders. Then I stepped back into him and rested my hands on his hips. “I’m ready. Lay it on me. Just tell me what you want, Lio.”
He swallowed hard but didn’t look away. “I want you to tell me our relationship would be different from the ones you’ve had in the past.” He took a deep breath and released it slowly. “And I need you to tell me you won’t push me away like the last time I got too close.”
Someone wants Police Chief Emilio Mendoza dead. And if his unknown assailant doesn’t kill him, pining for Sheriff Abraham Beecham just might.
Abe and Lio’s thirty-year journey has taken them from heated rivals to best friends with countless labels and pit stops along the way. Romance is the only avenue left unexplored but not from lack of love or desire.
Abe pushes people away before they can get too close, and Lio doesn’t engage in situations he can’t control. They’ve reached an impasse, and neither are willing to risk their friendship until fate intervenes, forcing them to reassess their priorities.
But when an unhinged enemy targets Lio, will their gamble be too little too late, or will their love truly conquer all?
Just Say When is a standalone romantic suspense novel within the author’s Savannah universe. This book contains mature content and is attended for adults.
Ever since she was a little girl, Aimee Nicole Walker entertained herself with stories that popped into her head. Now she gets paid to tell those stories to other people. She wears many titles—wife, mom, and animal lover are just a few of them. Her absolute favorite title is champion of the happily ever after. Love inspires everything she does, music keeps her sane, and coffee is the magic elixir that fuels her day.
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