I have a decision to make—family or my career. The problem is I want both, and I don’t know how to choose.
I promised Kade we would start a family when my baseball contract is up. But now a Triple-A ball club is interested in me. If I sign with them, getting pregnant is not an option.
The last thing I want to do is disappoint my husband, but moving up in the major leagues is vital to me.
I can’t give up what I worked so hard to achieve. But I can’t live without the man who is my everything, and if I do this, I know I risk losing him forever.
I hardly see Lacey during baseball season, but with the All-Star break in full swing, I have four blissful days to spend with my beautiful wife.
I have plans that will keep us locked away with no distractions. It will be her and me, our king size bed, and a chance to make up for lost time.
But when her agent calls, the four days turn into a shit storm.
Now, our future plans are in jeopardy.
And our marriage is on the line.
This is book 4 in Kade and Lacey’s story and is a novella (35k words). Reading order for Kade and Lacey is Dare to Kiss, Dare to Dream, Dare to Breathe, and Dare to Embrace.
Intended for audiences 18+
ABOUT THE SERIES:
The Maxwell Series is about a group of brothers who are all about family, duty, honor, and will do anything to protect those they love. Be prepared for all the feels as Kade, Kelton, Kross, and Kody put their hearts on the line.
Dare to Kiss – Kade and Lacey – Book 1
Dare to Dream – Kade and Lacey – Book 2
Dare to Love – Kelton Maxwell – Stand-alone novel
Dare to Dance – Kross Maxwell – Stand-alone novel
Dare to Live – Kody Maxwell – Stand-alone novel
Dare to Breathe – Kade and Lacey – Book 3
Dare to Embrace - Kade and Lacey - Book 4
I would never forget that day. The bright lights in that high school parking lot had hit his face just perfectly. His copper eyes had sparkled. His long lashes had fluttered, and I remembered wondering how it would feel to have his long lashes skimming over my face or anywhere on my body.
He traced circles on my bare leg, eliciting a string of goose bumps. “Penny for your thoughts.” His voice was husky and downright panty-melting.
I captured his lips, pushing my tongue through until we were in a heated kiss. All that tension fell away, and before I knew what was happening, I was straddling him while his hands were on the move over my body—my waist, my breasts, my ass, everywhere.
The pounding of the rain became our music as the drops pinged off the glass top of the sunroom.
He threaded his fingers through my hair, tugging my head back before he began kissing my neck.
“Mr. Steel is growing,” I said through a moan.
“I need to be inside you.” His voice was raspy.
He didn’t have to say another word. In a flash, I was naked, standing before him.
He raked his gaze up then down, slow and sure. I felt like he was kissing every part of my body.
He tore off his shirt. “You’re more beautiful than the day we met.”
I licked my lips as I admired my gorgeous husband. The man was all muscle with dips and valleys on his upper torso. But the one area that always got me right where it counted were the hearts tattooed on his chest—five of them. Four of the hearts represented his siblings. The one that sat above them had my name inked inside, and that was the reason happy tears burned my eyes.
“You know we have a problem.”
One of his eyebrows went up. “Oh?”
“I’m naked, and you’re not.”
He remedied that in two seconds flat. As we both stood naked and facing each other with the rain pouring down, all the tension, problems, life, and anything or anyone who could get in our way didn’t matter.
He erased the short distance between us, bowed his head, pinched one of my nipples, and leaned into my ear. “I’m going to fuck you until the sun comes up.”
I shivered in delight. “I love when you talk dirty. But first, you have to catch me.” I ran out of the sunroom, giggling like I was a teenager again.
He let out a belly laugh. “You know I’m faster than you.”
It was my turn to laugh as I banked a corner in the hallway that led upstairs. “Maybe. But can you find me?” Of course he could. My dad’s house wasn’t as big as our new home. The game wasn’t about whether Kade could find me or not. It was more about letting go of our problems and having fun for one night.
My bare feet slapped on the steps. I knew he could hear me.
“I always find you,” he said as his voice drew closer.
I'm Susan Alexander, and you'll find my books under S.B. Alexander. A little about me. I've been writing since 2012 and started with writing all about vampires. After the second vampire book, I began to branch out in New Adult Romance. I love to read mostly all genres, and I'm always game to try something new. So I tested my hand at writing romantic suspense and just loved it. So you'll find I write in several different sub-genres of romance.
In between writing, I spend time with my soul mate of 20 years who got a bad deal in life. Three years ago he was diagnosed with ALS. It's a horrible disease, but we both have been making the best of life, laughing, smiling, and doing what we can together.
But writing is a great outlet for me to take my mind to another place. Plus, I have a great network of family, friends, fans, and so much more. I truly have an angel on my shoulder. My mantra is make the best of life because it's too darn short.