Seduction at Sea
Publication date: August 29th 2023
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
She’s determined to keep her distance. He’s determined not to let her…
Rachel Hennessey always puts her career first. So when an important client pushes up a launch date, Rachel is all in on making it happen. Even if that means working through her cousin’s wedding cruise. Until she finds out the guy who once broke her heart and nearly derailed her career is the best man. But while he might be able to distract her as they sail around the Hawaiian Islands, she will not fall for him. Not again, anyway…
Michael Porter never thought he’d see Rachel again. But if fate wants to give him a second chance with the one who got away, he’s not about to fight it. Just months after selling his share of a seven-figure business, Michael is at a crossroads in life. A luxury cruise seems like the perfect time to evaluate his next move. Now all he has to do is figure out what he did to make Rachel hate him so much so he can make it right.
All it takes is a little forced proximity—and a lot of hot chemistry—to show Rachel and Michael how perfect they could be for each other. But when the vacation ends, can their happily ever after begin? Or will this seduction at sea end in yet another heartache?
Seduction at Sea is a sexy and spicy, slow burn, angsty contemporary romance with a guaranteed HEA. Download today and get ready to fall for Rachel and Michael!
“I’ve been waiting to get you alone all night.”
Desire engulfed her as Michael spoke, the rich baritone of his voice the last sensical thing to register in her brain before pleasure took over.
Michael’s arms encircled her as they stepped onto the Promenade Deck, and he swung her into his embrace. In two steps he had her backed against the ship’s wooden rail, the soft Hawaiian breeze ruffling her hair as his lips covered hers. Rachel melted into the kiss, humming her approval as his hands rose to cup her cheeks.
She plunged her hands into his hair. At the wedding, it had been slicked back and stiff with product. But now, the thick, soft locks ran smoothly through her fingers. He groaned in response and she dug her hands in deeper, tugging her fingers through his hair.
At last, he released her from the kiss. Her head tilted upward as she caught her breath, and the stars above swirled in the inky blue sky.
“I think you are trying to seduce me.”
His expression broke into a devilish smile. “What gives you that idea?”
“Well, it started yesterday with those amazing tacos,” Rachel mused, running her fingertips up his spine. “Damn, they were good. And then our slow dance at the wedding. And that kiss against the palm tree didn’t hurt either.”
He buried his face in her neck and murmured something unintelligible. Rachel’s knees went weak.
Her eyes drifted closed as he kissed her neck. “And let’s not forget your hand was practically in my panties at dinner.”
“Those aren’t even my best moves.”
“Whatever you’re doing, it’s working.”
“Good.” Michael lowered his head and kissed her again. Then he whispered, lips still pressed to hers, “I’ve been fighting the urge to seduce you for days.”
She ran her hand down his back and rested it brazenly on his ass. He was all muscle, tight and hot. The live music playing in the atrium floated around them, a whisper in the wind as they stood on the ship’s open deck. Her head was still spinning from their kiss, and she savored the moment, yearning for more.
Rachel thought about Emma’s words the night before she left for this trip. If the opportunity arises for romance and adventure, go for it. Don’t let life pass you by. You deserve to have a little fun.
She did deserve to have a little fun. There was still a whole week left on this cruise. Why not spend it with him? Her mind was alert and her body aroused, quivering with need, suddenly excited to explore the possibilities. “Do you remember when I said I wasn’t going to sleep with you?”
He swallowed hard. “Yeah.”
“I may have changed my mind.”
Michael groaned and kissed her again, rougher this time. Heat and need raced through her body.
“Let’s go to my room,” she whispered against his mouth.
“You should know if I take you to your cabin, it isn’t going to be for an innocent kiss against a palm tree.” His expression was earnest and pure, and it made Rachel want him even more.
Gwen Kleist writes contemporary romance novels set in some of the world’s most glamorous destinations.
Romance author and travel writer, Gwen has been writing for as long as she can remember. An avid traveler, she loves weaving amazing destinations into her novels. In addition to writing romance, her work has appeared in numerous publications, and she runs the family travel website CaliforniaFamilyTravel.com.
Gwen lives with her husband and son in Southern California. When she’s not busy writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
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