Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Craving (Steel Brothers Saga Book 1) by Helen Hardt

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CRAVING
Steel Brothers Saga Book 1
BY HELEN HARDT

Blurb

After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend’s ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn’t expect to be attracted to her friend’s reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.

Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return…until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he’ll never be able to satisfy.

Passion sizzles between the two lovers…but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart.

CRAVING
Steel Brothers Saga Book 1
BY HELEN HARDT

EXCERPT

His words crept under my skin, and my hackles rose. Why did everything he said cut through me like an ice pick?

“You know, you hardly know me. Why are you being so judgmental?”

“I know you more than you think, blue eyes. I know you’ve had a life so full of privilege that the worst thing in the world that has ever happened to you is you got humiliated on your wedding day.”

“For your information, my life has not been full of privilege. I had a modest upbringing”—I did a one-eighty around his gourmet kitchen, Viking stove and all—“which clearly you did not.”

He chuckled again, and goddamnit, my dander rose.

“Blue eyes, there are some things money can’t buy. Modest upbringing or not, you had a college education. You had a law school education. Once you pass the bar, you’ll be able to get a job that pays decent money. And with your looks and that luscious body of yours, you’ll have no problem attracting another guy in no time. So don’t tell me you don’t have privilege.”

I had to think to understand his last words. I was stuck on the “looks and luscious body” part. Was he attracted to me? This western god? Attracted to me?

I opened my mouth to speak, but before any words came out, he grabbed my arm, pulled me toward him, and crushed his mouth to mine.

The kiss was raw. He forced his tongue between my lips and took, just took.

My legs quivered. Oh, God…

Seven years of kissing Colin…and it had never been like this.

He devoured me, and I melted into him. He grabbed the back of my hair and yanked on it as he continued to plunder my mouth. Electric jolts arrowed straight to my core. No man had ever yanked on my hair before, and oh my God… I returned his kiss with greed. Such a soothing salve for my shattered ego. This man…found me attractive… Was kissing me—

He ripped his mouth from mine and sucked on my neck, trailing tiny kisses up to my earlobe.

“God, blue eyes…”

My legs nearly gave way, but he steadied me.

“That guy you almost married,” he whispered into my ear. “Did he ever kiss you like this, blue eyes?”

Meet Author Helen Hardt… Helen

USA Today bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, an attorney, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.

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Links to Helen’s website, blog, books, etc.

Website: www.helenhardt.com
Blog: www.helenhardt.blogspot.com

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perf5.250x8.000.indd**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Helen is giving away a print (US Only) copy of CRAVING to one reader who comments on this Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.

Thank you, Helen, for sharing your story with us. Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

 

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6 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Craving (Steel Brothers Saga Book 1) by Helen Hardt

  1. Lori says:

    I liked the excerpt and look forward to reading this book. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Helen, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love tortured heroes who only need a good woman to draw them out. Fun! Thanks for stopping by to share your story with us, Helen!

  3. Tammy Hall says:

    Wow Helen! You sure know how to turn this reader on to a cowboy! I love the excerpt Talon is one hot Cowboy! All I can say is Thank you for sharing and I need to read this book!

  4. Oh my goodness! I hadn’t read Helen Hardy before but must remedy this! Thanks Karen and Helen!

  5. bn100 says:

    was interesting

  6. Heather Udelhoven says:

    Cant wait to read it.

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