It’s finally here! You’ve swooned as each of the Sullivan siblings took their turn to fall in love, the whole time wondering, “But what about Naughty?” Well, Lori, the spicy Sullivan sister finally gets her chance at a happily-ever-after. No one ever said it would be easy, but, my, is it amazing!
To celebrate the big launch day of ALWAYS ON MY MIND, book #8 in Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance series, I’d like to share an excerpt with you.
New to The Sullivans? Never to worry. You can begin your journey of falling in love right aside these charismatic and cool siblings with any of the eight books in the series. Here’s a recap of the books that have come before–click their links to learn more and to access purchase links. Woohoo!
- Book 1: THE LOOK OF LOVE (Chase)
- Book 2: FROM THIS MOMENT ON (Marcus)
- Book 3: CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (Gabe)
- Book 4: I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU (Sophie)
- Book 5: IF YOU WERE MINE (Zach)
- Book 6: LET ME BE THE ONE (Ryan)
- Book 7: COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER (Smith)
Being in his arms, being touched by Grayson was nothing like any lovemaking she’d ever experienced before. Yes, Lori knew how to make sure she came while in bed with a man, whether he was focused on her pleasure or not, but with Grayson she knew she wouldn’t need to do one damn thing to make sure she was satisfied.
He was still wearing his wet flannel shirt and thick jeans, and the contrast of the rough fabric against her bare skin as she writhed against him only inflamed her more. But then he was putting his hands on her waist and holding her back from his body. She didn’t know why, couldn’t get her brain to process a single reason he might not want to keep touching her, until she felt the heat of his gaze all across the surface of her skin and suddenly understood.
No one had ever looked at her like this, as though she was a gift he’d never expected to find waiting for him…and he couldn’t think of one thing he’d done to deserve it.
Needing to touch him, she tried to move back into his arms, but he held her where she was.
“I’m not done looking yet,” he growled.
Even in lovemaking he was bossy, and that realization should have made her pull away, should have reminded her that they were no good together. Instead, it made her want him with a fierceness that stunned her.
For Lori, life had always been a journey of jumping from one high peak to another, with the occasional dip into a shallow valley. At least, until everything had come to a head after Victor had chipped away at her piece by piece over the past year and a half. She’d gotten lost in a hole so dark and deep she hadn’t been able to see a way out.
And yet, despite her experience with such extremes, she’d never felt such a powerful craving for anyone, or anything, in her life. Doubts, concerns, worries―none of them had a chance against this craving, against the hunger that was eating her up from moment to moment.
Oh yes, she loved the way Grayson looked at her, but she needed to have his hands, his mouth, on her, too. And thank God, a few moments later, he was moving his hands up from her waist to cup her breasts with such reverence that the gentle heat of his touch stole what was left of her breath away.
“I can’t believe you’re here. That you’re real. That you’re really this beautiful.”