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eastons_claim_600x900Colebrook Siblings Trilogy #3

Release Date: September 27, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-928044-18-5
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: ebook & print
Length: short novel (60,000 words)


She needs a fresh start somewhere else.

Piper Greenlee is desperate to get out of Sugar Hollow. After her ex-husband’s notorious scandal and their subsequent divorce, her life and reputation are in tatters. Not to mention the disturbing feelings she’s started to have for a longtime friend recently. She’s ready to leave all that behind, start over somewhere far away and reinvent herself.

But the past isn’t done with her yet. When it lands on her doorstep this time, the consequences could prove fatal. She has no choice but to turn to the one man in town she knows can protect her…the man she’s not ready to face her true feelings for.

He’ll fight to convince her she’s already home.

DEA FAST agent Easton Colebrook has loved Piper for years and been forced to stay silent. It killed him to stand back and watch her marry the wrong man, but now that her divorce has been finalized and she’s had time to heal, he’s making his move. The problem is, she’s determined to see him only as a friend, and worse—Wyatt’s little brother.

When he arrives home after another rotation in Afghanistan, Easton is ready to put his plan into action. Then he learns that Piper is planning to move halfway across the country, forcing him to act immediately. Before he can tell her how he feels, her ex drags her into a potentially lethal situation. Easton steps in, vowing to protect her at all costs. But in order to finally claim the woman who’s owned his heart for as long as he can remember, he and Piper will have to outsmart a deadly enemy hell bent on exacting his revenge.


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EXCERPT from EASTON'S CLAIM (click here to read it now!)

Easton stood and offered a hand. Piper took it and he pulled her to her feet, the feel of his strong hand around hers making something low in her belly flutter.

But he didn’t let go. Instead he wrapped his arms around her back and pulled her into a hug.

When the initial surprise passed she sighed and leaned into him, rested her forehead on his chest for a moment, her hands on his taut waist. Then he pressed a kiss to the top of her head, and her heart squeezed. He’d been so sweet to her the past couple of days, she didn’t know what she would have done without him. Being in his arms was killing her though.

Just as she began to pull away Easton splayed his hands across her back, keeping her close. Then he bent his head to nuzzle the sensitive spot at her temple, his beard a soft prickle against her skin.

Piper went rigid and her eyes flew open. Her heart lurched then shot into double time. That kiss felt…way too intimate. Way too far out of the friend zone for her comfort. His embrace was protective. Almost possessive.

Confused, sure she was reading this wrong, she tipped her head back to look up at him. In the warm glow of the overhead porch light, the expression on his face made her heart seize.

Intense. Hungry. The way a man looked at a woman just before he kissed her until her knees gave out.

Her pulse skipped as shock blasted through her. Before she could move, let alone process everything, he cupped the side of her face with one big hand.

She stopped breathing, stared up into his eyes for one heartbeat, two. Okay, admittedly it had been a while since she’d been with a man, but she was not misinterpreting that look.

Easton wanted her. And not just as a friend.

Her eyes widened in the instant it took for him to lean down and gently press his lips to hers. She gasped, a dangerous tide of hunger and need eroding the shock.

She told herself to pull away but couldn’t move, and he shifted his grip to her jaw, kissing her more firmly. A slow, lingering kiss that set off a dangerous burst of heat deep inside her.

She jerked away and stared up at him, her heart hammering, emotions in total chaos.

Gazing down into her eyes, he swept a thumb over her chin in a gentle caress, the warmth of his breath ghosting across her damp lips. “You have no idea how damn long I’ve wanted to do that,” he murmured.

Piper could only stare. What. The. Hell. “Easton…” She trailed off at the shocking, molten hunger burning in his eyes, her mouth going dry.

Holy shit.

“What?” he whispered.

At first she didn’t know what to say, then everything came out at once. “But…what… I’m so much older than you.”

He laughed softly. “Of all the things you could have said, that’s the first one that came to mind?”

Her face heated, her brain struggling to catch up. “I’m six years older than you. And we’ve been friends forever.”

“Five and three-quarters. And yeah, we have.”

“I used to babysit you,” she protested, aghast. This was wrong. So very wrong.

So why does it feel so damn good then?


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