They agree to an anonymous fling in Belize to ring in the New Year...but love has other plans
Excerpt of the romance adventure novella, Anonymity...
"I have no regrets about any of it, not the fact that my ex is out of my life for good or that I'm here with you." Her fingers pulled at the snap of his shorts.
"You said that already." She laughed against his skin as her mouth moved over his shoulder and her hand worked its magic over his hard-on. "Are you afraid of me, Luke?"
"I can handle anything you have to dish out." He moved his body so that she straddled him and pushed open the robe to bare her breasts.
"We're going to tip this hammock over and break our necks." She pushed his shorts down his thighs.
"I'm willing to chance it." He braced them by putting one leg on the floor.
Not only was he doing things he'd never thought he'd do in his life—like sex against a palm tree and now in a hammock—but he felt protective over her when he knew he had no right. That would be breaking the deal. He'd agreed to play a role of vacation hook-up and he never broke his word.
When she leaned forward and tenderly kissed him, he pushed his hands through her hair and held on as if she were the only woman in the world.
From the back cover...
Alyssa McNeil is through with romance. In Belize on a solo vacation designed to make her forget that her ex is marrying someone else on New Year's Eve, she's determined to break free of her comfort zone. Meeting Luke Picket falls perfectly into her plans for indulging fantasy, letting go of inhibition, and having uncomplicated fun under the sun. Falling in love with him is definitely not on the agenda.
Luke Picket is more than happy to go along with her idea of a no strings, first-name only weeklong fling. He embraces his solo lifestyle and can't see that changing any time soon. When they find themselves trekking through the jungle and facing turbulent seas together, the feelings he'd fought so hard to avoid in his life start stirring in his closed-off permanent bachelor heart.
But they'd agreed on anonymity, on a first-name-only-no-strings love affair, and neither wants to ruin the moment with unwanted declarations. Old beliefs are challenged. Doubts questioned. Will they stick to their deal and go their separate ways when the week is over? Or will the new year bring them a new attitude about love?
**Anonymity is book one of the Wanderlust Series, which is a series of romance adventure novels written as stand-alone books. In future series, some characters may make cameo appearances, but all are true stand-alone novels.