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When I first began reading erotic romances, they always seemed too short. What happened once the lovers climbed out of bed and returned to the Real World? What if someone got a phone call from an ex-lover who suddenly wanted to get back together? What if plans to see each other for lunch or dinner fell through because of work? I decided that if I were to ever write an erotic romance, to at least answer the question of ‘what happens next?’
For the most part, I’ve done this. Occasionally, you realize many romances may not ‘HEA’ but in actuality, more along the ‘HEA….For Now’ lines.
When Brock revealed that he only had a week to gain Tricia’s trust and devotion, I wondered how the hell I was going to handle this. It’s always been my experience that relationships need a minimum of three months to fully develop, no matter how awesome the chemistry or ‘instant attraction’ may be. Not everyone is like that; I’ve known couples who’ve met, married after a few weeks, and are still together 20-plus years later.
This excerpt shows Tricia struggling with her feelings. She knows Brock’s time constraints, but a crisis has occurred on his planet, and she is suddenly thrust into a strange family dynamic. The more time she spends with his family, the more her feelings grow. What would you do if faced with the knowledge your lover might never again return to Earth if your feelings are insincere toward him?
Everyone has an imaginary friend at some point, right? Well, what if you discover yours is actually an alien who is
fascinated with Earth?
Tricia Alexander's dreams are haunted by a mystery lover. When she discovers the man she met in a nightclub is from another planet, will she accept his story or kick him out?
Brock was young Tricia's imaginary friend and confidant, and watched her grow up over the years. After gaining permission from the leaders of his planet, he sought to bond with her twice before, but with little results. When he's given a final chance, will he succeed? Or will a family crisis prove too much?
“Brock, it gets better every time. Do you feel this?”
“I know.” He straightened up on wobbly legs, then assisted her in standing. “Let’s lie down.”
Brock led her to the bed and pulled back the covers. They slid between the cool sheets and reached for each other, Tricia’s head against Brock’s chest with his arms around her.
“I love you.” He could barely make out the words.
What did you say?
I said I think I love you.
He felt fresh moisture on his chest. “Tricia, please don’t cry.” Tipping her face upwards,
Brock brushed his thumbs across her lower eyelids, wiping away the tears.
“I’ve never felt this much passion for a man before, or even this much love inside for another, and it’s only been what, five days?” She sniffed, then burrowed her face in his neck. “I think you’re right, we may be soul mates. Why did I not recognize you the first time?”
“I don’t think I was patient enough. You did not know what you wanted the first time around. I should have waited a bit longer, but I was afraid of losing you to the wrong man.” He stroked her hair.
“That wouldn’t have happened. The longest relationship I was in only lasted a year and a half, and I tried to break up with him three times.” Tricia hugged him. “I’d come to realize I was getting bored every three months. Which makes me wonder how I’m going to feel about you in twelve weeks.”