with no cliffhangers.
mother of all snow storms attacks, leaving me stranded in a remote cabin with
my new stepbrother.
because-they’re-soaked, cocky asshole of a stepbrother, Bentley McAllister.
he’s looking at me like he wants to put both to good use.
Garrett are as close as two brothers can be. Fiercely competitive and
smoldering with intensity, neither has ever lost a fight. Until they face their
toughest opponent yet: Lily.
off-limits as they come. They make a pact that the tough-as-nails daughter of
their trainer will never come between them.
fair in love and war.
“Listen, princess.” I lift her chin toward mine, meeting this gorgeous big blue eyes. “I’m not sure if you noticed, but we’re stranded together in the middle of fucking nowhere, with only each other to count on. You can fight me all you want, but there’s one thing you need to understand. I’m going to protect you. I’m going to take care of you. And in case you haven’t noticed, I’m six-foot-four, and probably have a hundred pounds on you. My body is going to produce a lot more heat than yours. Now calm the fuck down, and let me get you warm. Got it, sweetheart?” Her fighting stops immediately.
She nods, coyly, blinking those baby blues at me, all of her anger disappearing. “Got it.” Her voice is small, and I suddenly feel like a dick.
“Good. Glad we’re on the same page.” I tug her body closer so we’re pressed tightly together, and I hold her to my chest, wrapping her in my arms. A contented little sigh escapes her lips. The top of her head doesn’t even reach my chin. She packs a lot of sass for such a small thing. I inhale, and breathe in the scent of her shampoo. The smell of vanilla and lavender fill my nose. Damn, who knew that combination could be so perfect? It’s intoxicating and I can feel my body slowly start to react to the smell and the images my mind starts to produce. The way her slight curves mold to my body serves to warm me up pretty damn quick.
After several moments, we’re both warmer. “There. Is that better?” I ask, releasing my hold on her before I sport an awkward boner. A few deep breaths are in order; otherwise things are going to get real weird, real fast.
Madison Collins is the author of romantic short stories such as Caged, Stranded with My Stepbrother and the upcoming Monster Prick. She enjoys the occasional stiff cocktail, and watching romantic comedies. Most days you can find her curled up with a good book. She currently resides in New Jersey.