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Don’t go into the woods!
Hayley Garland just wants to find out what happened to her best friend Erin. Refusing to give into the nightmares that haunt her, she is determined to discover the truth, even if it means ignoring the voice in her head warning … don’t go into the woods.
No Recourse by New York Times and USA Today bestselling erotic romance author Mari Carr is book 1 in her June Girls series. This historical, time travel romance will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice?
When Hayley Garland finds herself out in the English woods late one night, she’s nearly struck by lightning during a freak storm. But what she thought was a near miss is actually a direct hit.
Captain Jack Campbell is riding along the Dover shoreline, cursing his ill-timed trip in a torrential downpour. Before he can find shelter, he discovers something much more interesting: a beautiful redhead.
Sparks fly whenever Hayley and Jack are together—in and out of the bedroom. But between a wicked earl, a missing woman, Hayley’s penchant for finding trouble, and the inconvenience of an unexpected trip through time, they have to find a way to work out their differences before events from the past threaten to take away their future.
This historical romance is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Previously Published: (2013) Mari Carr | (2009) Liquid Silver Books
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Excerpt from No Recourse:
“How am I different from other women you know?”
“Ah, yes.” His voice was heavy with sleep. “Let’s see, where to begin? It is quite simple really. If not for these telltale curves,” he rubbed his hand over her hips seductively, “I would say you’re more like a man than a woman.”
She lunged out of his arms as his words and her recollections of his actions the previous evening fueled her fury. “Why? Because I refuse to tremble in fear at your pathetic attempts of intimidation? You think as a woman I should cower at your mere presence and succumb to your bullying charms?”
Her anger continued to build. “Well, I have news for you, buddy. I have very little respect for men who feel like they have to use physical strength to scare someone weaker than them. Men like you think they can overpower women with sheer aggression, but I think it’s only fair to warn you that you won’t get that kind of response from me and you can expect a fight every step of the way if you try.”
At this, she left the bed, cursing the cold and quickly crossing her arms firmly across her chest for warmth.
Jack noted the passion behind her words and felt certain she was speaking from more experience than their battle the previous evening. He couldn’t help but wonder who had hurt her. He even felt sorry for his actions and flippant comment until her next smug words.
“Besides you’re just mad because if you take a look in a mirror, Black Jack, you’ll see that I kicked your ass.”
Rising on his elbow, he spoke through gritted teeth. “Adding offensive language to your list of charms does not endear you to me and if I look rough, it is because I was too much of a gentleman to use my brute strength against a woman last night.”
Despite his annoyance, he reached out without thinking and tried to grab her hand as she paced beside the bed. Her impassioned speech had put the color back in her cheeks and he felt the now familiar tightening in his loins that she seemed to inspire. He’d thought her attractive last night, but this morning, all tousled and angry, she was absolutely lovely. He wanted her warm body back in the bed, more than was honorable, more than he cared to admit. Although they’d only kissed once and slept together, huddled under the blankets for warmth, he’d certainly done more than enough to compromise her and he knew that thought should be more unsettling to him than it was. Fact was he couldn’t seem to summon any remorse about his behavior.
She backed away from him and avoided his touch. Irritated at her withdrawal and his body’s uncontrollable response to her, he lied. “Believe me, you have nothing to fear from me. I like my women soft and willing. That was a hell of a fight you put up last night and while I must admit I admire the effort you expended to protect your virtue, you didn’t have to try so hard, firebrand. It was never in danger.”
She flinched at his sarcastic use of the word virtue and he was sure he left no doubt in her mind that he considered her to be less than virtuous.
His blatant insult seemed to infuriate her even more as she launched into a new tirade. “You insulting, arrogant, smug son of a bitch,” she yelled. “How dare you insult me for defending myself? If your present charms are any indication of your typical behavior, I’d be surprised to discover that you weren’t a virgin.”
He was shocked by her crude language and insult to his reputation. “Well, if you weren’t such a shrew, I’d give you a demonstration of my charms that would leave you in no doubt of my experience.”
“Touch me again and I’ll blacken the other eye,” she threatened as she stormed toward the cabin door.
She’d just reached for the knob when he caught up to her and caged her in with his arms while holding the door closed. Spinning angrily, she was about to utter another string of insults. However, her scathing words never made it past her lips as he pressed his mouth hard against hers. Struggling against him, her threat had only served to incite him as he roughly grabbed her shoulders. He knew his mouth was cruel and relentless on hers but once again he was lost to the taste and smell and feel of her. His tongue forced her lips apart and he invaded her mouth.
She seemed to realize her struggles were useless against his strength as he attempted to give her a lesson in dominance and control. She stood still against his assault. However, she also refused to allow herself to be swept away as she was last night and he grew frustrated and angry as she held herself aloof, apart from the kiss.
He cursed himself for a fool and knew power wasn’t going to scale the walls she’d built around herself. Last night, she’d responded to his kiss and he wanted that response again.
Changing tactics, he softened the kiss, but refused to release her. His hands moved from her shoulders to her face, touching her with soft, butterfly caresses. Gasping, she tried to stop him and his mind briefly registered the strangeness of her responses. She stood still, braced and resigned to his hard kisses, while his kindness unsettled and upset her.
“Shh, I won’t hurt you.” He spoke the words against her lips. Eventually, the gentle touches and soft kisses slowly broke her resolve and she raised her hands to his chest.
He was thrilled by the touch of her hands, even though they only rested unmoving on his chest and he slowed his kisses even more. He barely moved as his lips rubbed lightly against hers, his tongue running softly along her lips and teeth, teasing hers to come out to play. Neither of them moved and time stood still as they explored each other’s mouths with the simplest and sweetest of kisses.
How far would you go to help a friend?
Tori Hamilton is determined to find out what happened to her friends. Sucked into the past, her life is about to go sideways as danger swirls and death awaits a false move. Find out if Tori can unravel a tragic past and end of her journey with love everlasting.
No Regrets by New York Times and USA Today bestselling erotic romance author Mari Carr is book 2 in her June Girls series. This historical, time travel romance will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Tori Hamilton’s friends have disappeared without a trace. Mysterious clues lead to their possible whereabouts, but is she willing do what it takes to find them?
Even if it means traveling back in time?
Lord Benjamin Sinclair is losing his mind—literally. He’s inherited a rundown estate and become guardian to a little girl—a self-imposed mute—with a tragic past. He’s also found himself in possession of a beautiful amnesiac who seems to have no past at all. On top of all that, he’s suffering from serious nightmares—remnants from his time at war—and an overwhelming sexual attraction to his strange lady.
Soon, Ben and Tori aren’t merely fighting to keep their hands off each other. They’re forced to do battle with a villain determined to silence Ben’s ward once and for all.
This historical romance is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Previously Published: (2009) Liquid Silver Books | (2013) Mari Carr