Title: Christmas Kisses (A Forever Safe Christmas)
Series: Kane Kisses #2
Author: Loni Ree
Genre: Romance (holiday)
Release Date: December 19, 2019
Drinking and the Lennox women don’t mix. Sophie was always warned of that fact because they’re notorious for their antics when alcohol is involved. But one small taste can’t hurt, right? Or so she thought, then the next thing she knows, she’s making out with a hottie. And so begins another Lennox tipsy holiday story to share.
Jason Kane can’t believe his luck. His dream girl kisses him under the mistletoe only to have a drunk jerk ruin everything. Jason has little hope of finding her again until fate steps in and she lands right in his lap. Now he plans on having Sophie’s Christmas Kisses for life.
Before I realize what’s happening, I’ve made my decision and am moving toward my prey. Since I don’t have a solid plan, I decide surprise is my only option. When I get close, I look up into his chocolate brown eyes and point above his head. “Look, mistletoe.” He blinks several times, then his mouth drops open in shock, and I take that as an invitation to wrap my hands around his neck and pull his head down for my kiss. The second our lips meet, my body lights up from the inside as electricity moves through me. He groans in the back of his throat and pulls me into his strong arms. While his tongue explores the inside of my mouth, he drags me closer, and I feel every inch of his hard body up against mine. As I melt into his strong frame, his hardness presses into my stomach, causing me to lose sense of our surroundings until I’m rudely reminded that we aren’t alone.
“Sorry, bud, but you’re taking up the whole fucking hallway,” is slurred as my mastery man jerks out of our kiss suddenly, and I blink several times to clear the fog from my mind. A very drunk jerk is holding on to my guy in an attempt to stay on his feet.
When my guy looks back at me apologetically and winks, mouthing, “One second,” mortification overrides the alcohol as the realization that I just passionately kissed a stranger in the middle of Old Timer’s Tavern washes through me. While his back is turned, I overhear his conversation. “Let me help you to a barstool…” Without considering the consequences, I run for the exit. Luckily, Megan and Tricia catch up with me out on the sidewalk.
“Hey, why did you run? That guy looked like he was really into you.” An out of breath Megan grabs my arm as I hail a cab.
“How could you let me kiss a stranger?” I turn and blast her.
“It’s not a big deal. We’re miles from home. No one knows us around here. There won’t be any new Lennox stories back home in Naverton. You don’t have to worry about Mom hearing about this.” She tries to reassure me as memories of the kiss run through my mind. During the cab ride to Tricia’s house, regret blasts through me. I don’t even know my mystery man’s name.
Loni Ree, a very busy mom of six, loves to read because she finds that reading helps her escape the chaos of everyday life. She loves quick, red-hot reads that are on the excessive side. Writing is a passion of hers, so Loni decided to share the stories floating around in her mind. Her short, steamy stories are a little over the top because she believes reading should be an escape from real life. She writes about love at first sight that always leads to a Happily Ever After!