MEANT FOR YOU (MONTGOMERY BROTHERS #5) BY SAMANTHA CHASE
Brand new Book #5 in Samantha Chase's popular Montgomery series
She dares to dream...
Summer Montgomery wants to be taken seriously almost as much as she wants her brother's best friend, Ethan. But with a long resume of seemingly random career choices and a protective brother on watch, those things are nothing more than pipe dreams...
Does he dare to try?
Ethan Reed would like nothing more than to live by his own rules. Not wanting to disappoint his best friend Zach, or any of the Montgomerys, Ethan's had to push his long-denied feelings for Summer aside. But it only takes one night away from watchful eyes to make impossible dreams come true...
“Hey,” he said quietly, his hands braced on either side of the doorjamb. “How are you doing?”
How was she doing? How was she doing?? She wanted to scream at him that she was miserable and upset and angry and scared and worried and… She silenced her inner tirade and simply looked at him. No, she didn’t just look; she drank in the sight of him. He was perfection to her. He always had been and he always would be. It wasn’t fair. Why couldn’t she have just gotten him out of her system? Why couldn’t one night of wild sex have been enough to make her move on? Or for that matter, why couldn’t a week’s worth of wild sex have been enough? Why was it that she wanted him now more than ever? Even after the way he had crushed her earlier? True, he didn’t really know she was there, but the fact remained.
“Fine,” she finally forced herself to say. “I was just getting ready to go to sleep.”
Ethan nodded. “You left so abruptly earlier. I was worried about you.”
“Oh, were you?” she asked sarcastically. “I don’t see why. Summer and I don’t really talk. I was playing peacemaker between the two of them. I didn’t take her seriously,” she said mockingly. “Sound familiar?”
He hung his head. “Dammit, Summer! That wasn’t what I meant. I was just trying to—”
“Um, excuse me,” Gabriella called from inside the room. “While I am sure this riveting drama would entertain me a lot more than the last two hours of reality TV, I think the rest of the occupants of this floor would rather not have to listen to it. So either the two of you come in and hash this out— quickly— or go to Ethan’s room.”
They both stood and stared at her for a long moment. Ethan stepped back and looked at Summer expectantly. “I believe we’re done,” she finally said and got a mild sense of satisfaction when Ethan paled.
“Five minutes, Summer. Just give me five minutes to explain.”
“Explain what, Ethan? That we had a quick fling? Believe me, I got it. Loud and clear.”
“It’s not that!” he snapped. “This whole situation—”
“Is being broadcast for the entire sixth floor!” Gabriella called out. “Seriously, Summer, just go down the hall to his room with him and be done with it.”
Indecision warred within her. To go or not to go. She didn’t want to hear what Ethan had to say; none of it was going to make her feel any better. And unfortunately, she seemed to have a habit of throwing herself at him when they were alone, and even as pissed off as she was right now, she couldn’t help but notice the way that his hair was rumpled and his jawline was shadowed. She had no doubt it would be rough and scratchy against her skin.
Dammit. Her nipples hardened at the mere thought of his jaw rubbing up against her, and now she had to cross her arms to try to disguise it. Ethan’s eyes followed her movements and she saw the heat flare in his dark eyes and knew that it was too late; he already knew the effect he had on her.
“Fine,” she huffed. “Five minutes. But I’m telling you now that nothing you say is going to matter. You made your position perfectly clear earlier.”
“Good night, Gabriella,” Ethan called pleasantly into the room.
“Good night, Ethan,” she replied with a smile and when the door closed, she added, “and Summer.”
With Summer’s hand firmly in his, Ethan dragged her down the hall and into his room. She pulled free and stalked across the room and stood by the window. He closed the door and leaned against it and just watched her. The short flannel boxers, the soft, clingy T- shirt, and her long, tan legs… She made quite a picture. Her blond hair was loose and hanging down her back, and he knew she’d let it dry naturally because it wasn’t styled the way she normally wore it. Her face was devoid of makeup, she was mad as hell, and she was the sexiest, most desirable woman he had ever seen.
Quietly, he walked across the room to her. When he reached her, he placed his hands on her shoulders to get her to face him, but she stepped away before he even had the chance. His stomach clenched. Had he screwed things up so badly that she wouldn’t let him touch her even in the most casual sense? “Summer?”
She turned toward him but her expression was blank. “Go ahead. Say what you have to say so I can go back to my room.”
He wanted to yell that he wanted this to be her room. Their room. He hated coming back here by himself after spending the better part of a week sharing a hotel room with her. It was lonely as hell to be there without her after such an emotionally draining day. Normally the solitude didn’t bother him, but after having so much time with her over the last week, Ethan was starting to get used to it. Beyond used to it—h e wanted it, he craved it, and now wasn’t sure he’d be able to live without it.
TRY THE ENTIRE MONTGOMERY BROTHERS SERIES
Wait for Me (Book 1)
Trust in Me (Book 2)
Stay with Me (Book 3)
Return to You (Book 4)
Meant for You (Book 5)
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I'LL BE THERE (THE MONTGOMERY BROTHERS #6) BY SAMANTHA CHASE
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Book #6 in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase's popular Montgomery series
This Montgomery Has a Head for Business
Working for Zach Montgomery is challenging on many levels-coming from a wealthy and powerful family, he lives by his own rules and doesn't answer to anyone. But Gabriella Martine has no intention of backing down. She's used to handling stubborn men, and it doesn't hurt that Zach is smart, charismatic...and gorgeous.
And a Heart for Adventure
Zach's perfect world is turned upside down when a climbing accident leaves him broken, angry, and maddeningly dependent. In his slow quest for recovery, Gabriella is always there to help...but as Zach comes to see his beautiful assistant in a new light, he is forced to re-evaluate what it really means to be a man worthy of Gabriella's love.
Taking her by the hand, Zach pulled her from the doorway and shut the door. Then he led her to the bedroom and closed that door as well. Turning her toward him, he wrapped her in his arms and then…words simply eluded him.
She was perfect.
She was everything.
She had given him his life back in a million different ways and he had no idea how he could ever even begin to thank her. There was only one thing he could do, and that was love her. Slowly, thoroughly, and completely.
He caressed her face and smiled when her head fell back and the small purr escaped from her lips. He gently lowered his hands to her waist and simply held them there for a moment before reaching up and slipping his hands under her sweater to take it off.
“Mmm…Zach,” she whispered, her head still back, her eyes closed.
The sweater hit the floor as Zach began to rain kisses along Gabriella’s jawline, her throat, her shoulders. His hands anchored her hips as he took his time exploring her with his lips. When he felt her trying to move against him and get closer, his hands moved around and cupped her bottom before reaching for the zipper on her skirt and slowly lowering it.
“You’re killing me,” she moaned but let him keep doing what he was doing. When her skirt pooled around her feet, she lifted her feet and kicked it aside without stepping out of Zach’s grasp.
It was a sight Zach knew he’d never tire of—Gabriella in nothing but lace and high heels. There wasn’t a pinup model alive who could hold a candle to her. He finally allowed his hands to wander—to skim up and down her back, her bottom, to reach up and gently knead her breasts—all while his mouth, his lips, his tongue did their own exploration.
Up until now—until Gabriella—Zach didn’t understand all the fuss about foreplay. He loved sex, but it was about the end goal. Right here and now, watching how Gabriella reacted to his touch, seeing how her skin flushed, hearing her purr and moan and have her breath quicken—well, that was quickly becoming addictive. He released her abruptly and swung her up into his arms—a move he wouldn’t have considered a few weeks ago—and carried her over to the bed.
And then stood back and marveled at how glorious she looked sprawled across the king-sized mattress. Her eyes were glazed and she reached out a hand to him. She may have whispered his name but the blood was pounding in his ears and he couldn’t be sure. Swiftly he kicked off his shoes, undressed, and stretched out beside her to resume his explorations.
Gabriella cried out his name again and again and each time it filled Zach with pleasure to know he could do this for her. And when she cried out how she couldn’t wait any longer and she needed him—all of him—he happily obliged.
And later, with nothing but moonlight shining through the window, Zach realized he finally had what he’d always wanted. For years he’d done extreme sports and kept challenging himself in search of the elusive something that would make him feel complete.
Kissing the top of Gabriella’s head as she slept curled up beside him, Zach knew he actually had everything he could ever want all along—Gabriella.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.
When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.
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