Sunday, November 8, 2015
IT'S SUNDAY FUNDAY: I'LL BE THERE (MONTGOMERY BROTHERS #6) BY SAMANTHA CHASE.
🎆🎆🎆🎆🎆 Sunday Funday 🎆🎆🎆🎆🎆
Sneak Peek into: I'll Be There
Series: Montgomery Brothers Book 6
Available: December 1, 2015
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I'll Be There is book 6 in the Montgomery Series, a series centered around an extended family who works hard together, plays hard together and loved one another deeply. Each member of the family has their individual story and finds their happily-ever-after. This is the story of Zach Montgomery and Gabriella Martine, who we have met in previous books. The sparks between the have always been electric, but both have done their best to ignore them. When Zach is injured the only one that will put up with his surly moods is Gabby. Will he finally realize that she is perfect for him, or will he push her so far away that he will never get her back?
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Now she went completely still. A minute later she placed a hand on his chest and gently pushed as she sat up. “What time is it?”
Zach cursed himself. Now he’d done it. Woke her up and now she was going to want to leave. They’d argue because he’d tell her to stay and it was going to ruin everything. “Late.”
Gabriella looked around the room. “Why…why didn’t you just go to bed? I appreciate the blanket—” she looked down, “—and the pillow, but you should have just gone to bed. I would have been fine out here.”
Sitting up, Zach caressed her cheek. “If things were different, I would have carried you to bed with me.” He didn’t bother to explain, he knew she’d understand.
“If I couldn’t bring you in there with me, then I wanted to stay out here with you.”
Then she became silent again and Zach had to wonder what was going on in her mind. Was she angry with him for staying with her? Would she feel like he’d taken advantage of the situation? It was too dark to fully read her expression and the silence was starting to kill him. He was just about to question her, when she spoke.
“I’m too sleepy to drive all the way home.”
“No one’s telling you to leave.” Even in the dimness of the room, he could see her shy smile. His hand continued to cup the soft skin of her face. “I want you to stay.”
Gabriella stared at him for what seemed like an eternity. “This couch isn’t very big.”
And there went all the blood again. “There are four beds here for you to choose from.” Zach stood carefully and held out a hand to her. She looked up at him with those big blue eyes and he was lost. It was everything he wanted and everything he was afraid of.
If there was one thing he prided himself on, it was his honesty. Well, at least recently. He’d been honest with Gabriella in a way he’d never been with anyone else before. He stepped in close, so they were touching. “There’s nothing I want more than to take you to my bed and make love to you.”
Her eyes went a little wide. “But…?” she whispered.
“I…I’m not…” he cleared his throat again, “I’m not sure…I can. Not yet.” He waited for a look or a word or a sound of pity to come out of her. But it didn’t.
Gently, Gabriella squeezed his hand and turned to lead him from the room. At the door to his bedroom she stopped. “I hope you like to sleep in a little on the weekends.” It was all she said before releasing his hand and walking into the darkness of his bedroom.
Zach heard the rustling of the comforter and sheets being pulled back. Heard the soft sounds the mattress made when someone climbed on. Hell, he even heard what the whisper of fabric slipping from skin to floor.
And then he heard her sigh. “Zach?”
Slowly, he stepped into the room and shut the door. When he was standing beside the bed, he pulled his t-shirt over his head. And hesitated.
“Will you hold me like you were doing out on the couch?”
She let out a sleepy purr and Zach climbed in and pulled the blankets over him. Reaching over, he guided her into his arms. It felt…right. Gabriella’s lips gently grazed his chest before she relaxed against him with a whispered ‘good night’.
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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