I’m super excited to be sharing this exclusive excerpt with you from No Weddings by Kat and Stone Bastion. They have also provided an International giveaway for you 🙂
A steamy moment between Cade and Hannah…
She stared at my lips and exhaled. Then she gazed up into my eyes, stilling. She swallowed hard. “What are we doing?” she whispered.
Feeling like the green “go” light was shining, even if it was faded and flickering in her uncertain expression, I wrapped my arms around her. I dropped my gaze to those luscious lips and licked mine. “You’re about to kiss me.”
“I am?” She laughed, easy and carefree.
“You are.” I tightened my grip, but merely stared down at her, waiting.
“Right here on my driveway, next to your bike?”
I laughed softly. “Would you rather it be in your bed?”
Her eyes widened. She shook her head once.
“Your shower?” I gazed up into the night sky, pretending to ponder it. “Because I think that’s a tad fast, but I’m willing to go with it.”
A soft laugh escaped those devastating lips. “No.”
Unable to stand the suspense any longer, I turned her and walked her backward with careful steps, never loosening my grip as I stared down into her eyes. “On your kitchen island?” I grinned. “Will there be food involved?”
Her shoulders shook as she laughed harder. “I don’t know. What kind of food would we use in kissing?”
We stopped before her front steps, and I pushed gently forward. She took them slowly, one leg bending back and her body rising in the close quarters of my embrace, one at a time. I took a deep breath, making a feeble attempt at calming myself, as I considered her question.
“Do you have chocolate sauce?”
Another slow nod.
“Honey…?” My voice fell lower, sounding rough to my own ears, as I imagined the slow drip of honey from her peaked nipple and the kiss I would place there before I sucked it off. I would drizzle more in other places on her body as I explored with my mouth, learning her reactions.
I wanted to know what made her gasp. I needed to discover what made her scream. In the darkness of the night at her front door, I pressed her body against the cold wood.
When I braced my arms above her, gripping the doorframe to hold my shaking body upright, she leaned away from the door, molding her body back into mine. The moment spun slowly around us; time seemed to slow, suspend. All I could think of now was her on her kitchen island covered in honey, her legs spread wide as I dipped down, tasting all she had to offer.
“Cade?” Her voice trembled.
“What?” I rasped out, my voice lost.
She blinked heavily. “You’re looking at me like that again.”
“Like you want to devour me.”
I swallowed hard, glancing from her eyes to her lips and back again. “I do.”
There we stood, her clinging to me, begging me with her eyes. To do what? Take charge…but be gentle? I couldn’t. If I leaned down to kiss her, I couldn’t be sure I would stop. I was afraid I would burst into flames, break her door down, and tumble down with her to the floor.
Trying to hold it together, I gripped the doorframe harder. With great effort, I focused on my breaths as I stared at her lips.
They moved to form the shape of an O, and her eyes widened a fraction before they softened, as if she hadn’t understood my body cues at first, but now spoke the language.
With flattened palms, she spread them up my chest, then stopped midway, holding them there, as if her gentle pressure reinforced my restraint, and together we held back an avalanche.
Searching my face, she leaned up. Her tongue peeked out, wetting her lips the way she did around me a lot lately, as if she wanted to devour me too. As if she couldn’t wait to have a taste.
I kept my eyes open, unable to believe this was finally happening, not wanting to miss one second of it. Her breath was soft and warm against my chin, then my cheek.
She moved forward, brushing her lips along my jawline. I felt her pause, place a tender kiss there. She glanced up into my eyes again, keeping our gazes locked until she moved to the other side, doing the same.
For a brief second, I shut my eyes and swallowed hard. “Tease.”
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About the Authors:
Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.
A few factoids about the writing team…
Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.
Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.
Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.
Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.
Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog at , website at , and their Twitter accounts at and neBastion for more information.
Huge thanks to Kat and Stone for the excerpt and the giveaway!!!