RELEASE DATE MAY 5
Lauren Reynolds wanted only two things in lifeâto run her fatherâs horse breeding business and Colt Matthews. Fearing Colt would take her position within the family business, she tried to push him far away from her heart.
When life could no longer keep Lauren and Colt apart, their two worlds became one. Every second of every moment, they spent together. Their love bloomed into something neither of them imaginedâa bond so strong Lauren and Colt believed nothing would ever stand in their way.
However, life threw a cruel twist into Colt and Laurenâs planned happily ever after. Will fate let them live out the life they dreamed of, or will one of them be left alone, lost and angry?
âIâll spend forever holding you â¦ even if itâs only in my memory.â
âIâm headed back to A&M tonight, Lauren. Come with me.â
Pulling back, I looked into his eyes. They were filled with a passion Iâd never seen before. My mouth opened, but words wouldnât form. Clearing my throat, I asked, âWhat are you saying, Colt?â
If there was one thing Colt Mathews could do, and do well, was swoon the hell out of me with his smile. And boy was he swooning me right now. My knees felt weak as Colt flashed me that smile that I had fallen in love with a few years back. That stupid crooked smile that I dreamed about every single night.
âIâm asking you to let me make you mine, Lauren.â
Holy mother of God. Play it cool, Lauren. Play. It. Cool. Colt wants to make me his!
Swallowing hard, I asked â¦ again, âWhat are you saying, Colt?â
Colt chuckled. Pulling me closer to him, he moved his lips to my ear. âIâve been wanting to make to you mine for so long, Lauren. I canât bare to wait any longer.â
My lips parted open. âMe â¦ um â¦ I â¦ Iâve never â¦ ahh â¦ what about â¦â For the love of all things good. I canât even form a sentence. My mind was swirling with images of Colt making love to me. Colt naked. Colt kissing my body. Colt touching my body. My eyes widened in horror. The one thing Iâve wanted so badly for the last few years I was about to lose because I canât form a damn sentence.
Coltâs lifted his hand and brushed the back of it down my face gently. âIâm scared too, Lauren. Youâre the only woman Iâve ever dreamed of being with.â Closing his eyes for a brief moment before opening them again, he whispered. âIâve never been with anyone, Lauren. My first time I wanted to be with someone I cared about. Someone I loved.â
Oh. My. Glitter. Swoon alert! We have a major swoon alert. My legs gave out and Colt grabbed a hold of me. âLauren, are you okay?â Colt asked as concern swept over his face.
âYou waited for me? I mean, youâre â¦ a â¦um? Wait, someone you love?â
Colt pulled me closer as he nodded. I felt his desire pushing into my stomach. Something washed over me and I found my senes. Grabbing onto his arms again, I smiled. âIâve waited for you too, Colt. Every time I dreamed of being with someone, I dreamt it was you.â
Taking a few steps back, Colt winked at me as a wicked grin grew across his face. âFollow my lead.â
Unedited and subject to change before publishing.
Copyright 2015 Kelly Elliott
Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason...he claims it's because he loves her!
Sheâs also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.
In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.
One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus....her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, youâll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.