In this snippet, Moira Callahan has dropped off her friend and found an old pickup truck abandoned beside the road. She would've ignored it, but it looks like the pickup belonging to the guy she's trying not to remember, and no one gets left out in the weather in the Rockies. She follows the footprints into the woods.
But as the trail of footprints continued higher up the mountain her curiosity turned to concern. Where is this guy going? She followed the tracks all the way to an old mine site against a wall of rhyolite rock. The pink stone was stained red under the wet snow and Oro Creek dropped in a spectacular fifteen foot waterfall beyond the old mine shed ruins. The water filled the small clearing with joyful sounds and spread in a rippling pond shimmering in the wan light. The sight always filled her with wonder, but today something else stopped her feet and her breath.
Beneath icy cascade of water stood a man, naked, scrubbing his body under the spray. A huge elaborate tattoo covered his back from the shoulders to waist, and a matching sleeve coated his left arm. Dark hair, nearly black in the wet morning light, slicked down to his muscular shoulders and more of the robust muscles framed his lithe body.
Holy Goddess of the Valley. Moira damn near swallowed her tongue. I want one.
The sentiment surprised her. She hadn't wanted a man in a couple years, not like this visceral reaction. The man in the water turned and showed her his chest. Ridged muscles marched all the way down his torso, following a line of dark hair from his belly button into the water. Sweet Goddess, he has a happy trail. He wiped the water from his face and opened his eyes, his brilliant blue gaze locking on her.
Shock radiated straight through Moira and she swore her jaw hit the snowy ground. The gangly uncomfortable teenager had been replaced by an athletic man with strength and confidence in all of his moves. A half-smile curled his lips as he strode from the water, his nipples standing taut on his chest.
So much for trying to forget him. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list, the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, and the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. A few of my favorites are, P.T. Wyant, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Jessica Subject, J.D. Walker, Addison Albright, and Iris Blobel.
Moira Callahan knows a thing or two about fresh starts. Second chances are a different story…
As an empath synced into the energies of spaces around her, Moira always understood what people needed, and tried to provide. But after escaping an abusive D/s relationship, she's ready to make her own rules as the owner of the Cloudburst Coffee & Spa. Life is good. Until her first love shows up in town seeking his second chance.
Aiden Westmorland escaped Cloudburst to learn to control his sexual needs, but he left behind the one woman who calmed his statistical empathic abilities. Now he has a chance to rekindle the fire they'd shared as teenagers, with the flavor of BDSM. But earning the trust of an emotionally scarred woman after his long radio silence is easier said than done.
When Moira’s past comes to Cloudburst, threatening the life she’s fought to rebuild, Aiden insists she go to the police. But her former Dom has a past of his own, and he isn’t willing to let go so easily this time....
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