"I need extraordinary, and I won't settle."
I feel like a new woman. An open book. It's more than the encouraging test results, proving my body is on the mend. This sensation lives in every cell, every emotion, every new wish. My late husband is peacefully laid to rest in my heart, and I'm moving forward.
Thomas and I agree to take things slow despite my heart's veto of the decree. It wants—no demands—more magical nights with my new delicious younger man. Except we both have responsibilities competing for our attention and interrupting our alone time.
Then there's the harassment of my coffeehouse and my family. After a festive night out nearly turns tragic, Thomas's care and vow of protection keep me from falling backward.
I never dared to dream of a second chance at love, though it looks like one found me. Still, his stubborn refusal to open up challenges the limits of my swoony affections. My professor better come clean soon because I'm close to figuring out his big secret, anyway.
Kick Back is book two in the slow burn, steamy, seasoned Southern Oaks trilogy. Given the overarching plotline, it's best enjoyed when read in order.