A Country Music Christmas: A Country and Western Suspense Romance
Author: Maggie Carpenter
Genre: Romance, Suspense
AN AMBITIOUS SONGBIRD. A TAKE-CHARGE HERO. A PERILOUS BLIZZARD.
Blonde-haired, blue-eyed, wannabe country singer Summer Brown is standing nervously on the porch of the man who can make her a star, but when he opens the door she loses her nerve. Instead of begging for an audition she asks if she can be his personal assistant.
Looking for an escape from his hectic Nashville life, cowboy and legendary record producer Liam Taylor has just bought a house in a small peaceful town. He needs help setting up his new home, and when a gorgeous girl shows up looking for a job he hires her on the spot.
Weeks pass and a smoldering chemistry burns between them, but when Liam learns she’s an ambitious singer he feels betrayed. A lifestyle dominant, he delivers a sharp spanking and sends her home, but a fierce snowstorm sweeps in and they are catapulted back together.
He can bury his anger in order to survive the treacherous conditions, but will he find a way back to their burgeoning love…?
If you enjoy a take-charge hero, a determined young woman, and a riveting romance with a fairy-tale ending, you’ll love A Country Music Christmas. Click the link today.
Publisher’s Note: A Country Music Christmas includes sexual scenes and spankings. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
NOTE: This book was previously released in a box set entitled, Sexy Southern Hometown Heroes, under the title, A Song For Liam
She’s going to learn about more than music! A steamy suspenseful holiday romance.
Lies, love and lust. A steamy suspense romance.
An ambitious singer and take-charge producer caught in a turmoil of lies and regret, must join forces to survive the life-threatening danger confronting them.
Please, dear God. No!
Sharply pulling her phone from her ear she held her breath. What the hell could she say?
“Summer? Summer are you there?”
Her thumb automatically slipped over the OFF icon ending the call, and dropping the phone on the table, with her heart sinking, she turned around. Liam was moving slowly towards her. A dark frown was crossing his face, his milk chocolate brown eyes were narrowing, and his full lips were grimly pressed together. How could she explain herself? She was screwed. Absolutely, one-thousand percent screwed.
“Don’t even try,” he growled, “I’ve heard enough. When you came knockin’ on my door lookin’ for a job you were here for one reason and one reason only, a record deal. I asked you about that point blank, and you lied to me. You lied to my face.”
Summer had never felt her heart pump so fast, nor her face burn so hot.
“And what about all those cozy talks we’ve been havin’,” he demanded, drawing ever closer, “and the flirtin’ in your painted-on jeans? Damn, all this time you’ve been playin’ me. Totally playin’ me.”
She could hear the hurt in his voice. It was killing her. She may have arrived on his doorstep wanting to be the next Taylor Swift, and she still did, but in the three months she’d been there she had fallen for him, hook, line and sinker, as her dad would say. She was positively drowning in her feelings for him, but he’d never believe her now, not in a million years.
He’d stopped directly in front of her. His cologne was tickling her nostrils. She loved that smell. A few weeks earlier she’d sneaked home one of his T-shirts, and each night, holding it tightly, she’d crawl into bed, close her eyes, and inhaling the spicy, musky fragrance, she would dance her fingers against her sex.
Suddenly it happened. The glorious unthinkable, and it abruptly chased away all thought.
Without warning his fingers were tangled in her hair, he was tugging back her head, and his lips were devouring her mouth. She couldn’t breathe, her stomach was alive with a thousand butterflies, and her heart was somersaulting against her chest, but he brusquely broke away, and with a life of its own her hand flew from her side and slapped him.
Don’t you think you deserve a spankin’ for connivin’ the whole time you’ve been here. That’s not cool, sugar. Besides that, if we’re gonna move forward you’ve gotta get rid of all the guilt you’re feelin’, and don’t deny it, it’s written all over your bright red cheeks.”
“I can’t stand this,” she mumbled raising her hands and covering her face. “I can’t. It’s so difficult.”
“Hey, it’s good you’re embarrassed, you should be. It shows you’ve got a conscience.”
“I guess, but you’ve already spanked me. What was that about if it wasn’t for lying to you?”
“That was for the slap!”
“This is how I roll, Summer. You’ve gotta know I don’t take kindly to someone tryin’ to pull the wool over my eyes. I’m not gonna let it go unpunished.”
“This is crazy!” she declared, finally dropping her hands and staring at him.
“Nope. You wanna know what’s crazy? It’s obvious no-one has ever called you on your crap.”
“I don’t know what you mean?”
“Tell me if this sounds familiar. You do somethin’ you shouldn’t, and when your fella gets mad you roll your big blue eyes at him, press up against him and beg his forgiveness. You have great make-up sex and things go back to normal, but for some reason you find it all just a bit frustratin’. How am I doin’? Is that about how things usually go with you?”
Summer was speechless. Everything about Liam Taylor was confounding.
What he’d just said was true, but how could he possibly know that? And how could he be so warm and yet so—what? Strict? Was that the word? Strong? No, it was more than strong. His kiss had made her knees weak and her stomach flip, and when she’d slapped him he hadn’t gotten mad, or walked away, or any of the other reactions she’d expected. What he’d done was absolutely unbelievable. He’d spanked her, and he’d done it quickly and calmly, and now he was threatening to do it again. No. He wasn’t threatening, he was telling her. He’d made it crystal clear if she wanted to spend time with him, personal, special time, he’d wallop her butt as the starting point.
A BIT ABOUT MAGGIE
Award-winning and best-selling author Maggie Carpenter has published over fifty romance novels, and is the recipient of a number Romance Reviews awards spanning a variety of genres. Her readers describe her work as, romantic, funny, suspenseful, beyond a five-star read, and exciting romance with a ton of surprises.
Her work includes a best-selling twelve-book contemporary cowboy series, Cowboys After Dark, (http://amzn.to/2ihCNtp), a warrior fantasy trilogy, Warriors After Dark, (http://amzn.to/2iE0cDa) contemporary love stories, and several Victorian romances. His Willful Bride was a #1 best-seller for many weeks and a BookBub Feature Deal. Her most recent series, Alpha Male Masters, (http://amzn.to/2vyj5go) offers undercover agents, bodyguards, cowboys, barbarians, Harley riders and billionaires. Her smart, witty, strong-willed heroines bring unexpected challenge, mystery and humor into the lives of passionate, take-charge men.
Maggie has a history in show-business both in front of and behind the camera, but moved from Los Angeles to live in the Pacific Northwest to pursue her writing. She is an equine enthusiast who rides every day, and writes until the wee hours of the morning when her eyes close only because they must.
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MAGGIE’S SOCIAL MEDIA
Spanking Romance Review Awards
Best BDSM Contemporary Romance
The British Billionaire Bachelor (Runner up 2015)
Best Regency/Victorian Romance
His Willful Bride 2015
The Wanton Widow 2016
Best Contemporary Western Spanking Romance
When A Cowboy Loves A Woman 2015
Her Forbidden Cowboy 2016
Best Paranormal Spanking Romance
Warrior and the Mischievous Witch
Best Medical BDSM Romance
Her Doctor in Charge