snippetsaturdayBeginnings. Starting over. Changes. New friends. New dreams. New ideas. New directions. All of these are a beginning.

It’s just in your definition…

There are second chances too which are beginnings. Daring to try a new life and leave the old one behind. Daring to forgive. To try again… Cort and Blue from Forever In Blue Jeans, did just that… Dared to try again… To begin…


“What do you want from me?” He really hadn’t meant to ask the question, not like that at least. One minute he was comfortable and at ease with her, and the next he was out his element and awkward with her. The back and forth was giving him whiplash and it sucked.

She slid him a sidelong glance. “Want from you? Nothing you don’t already want to give.”

Great. A riddle. “What’s that supposed to mean?”

“You want me. I want you too. No promises.”

“I don’t think that’s all you want.”

“No? You don’t think I can satisfy myself with sex with you? You think I’ll overstep and fall in love?”

Her voice was light, there was a smile on her face, and teasing in her eyes, but Cort’s heart stopped just the same. No, he wasn’t thinking she would overstep and fall in love. He was thinking he would. Hell, he was thinking he already had.

Blue got to him, right in the center of his chest and all the way down to his balls. He should have left right after breakfast, put some distance between them, but as it was, they were sitting on her front porch. The rain still fell, and there didn’t seem to be an end in sight. The lack of civilization was like they’d stepped back in time, a million miles away from everyone and everything.

He turned his head. Blue was rocking slowly in the chair beside him with her eyes closed. There was a small smile on her lips, and he wanted to lean over, kiss her, touch her. “Blue.” He whispered her name so softly he wasn’t sure she’d hear him, but she had. She opened her eyes and looked at him.

Lust radiated from the liquid brown orbs. His gazed traveled down her body, taking in each compact inch, each soft curve before traveling back up.

This woman got to him on a level he hadn’t even known existed inside him anymore. When he’d fallen in love with Alicia, he’d given her everything: his heart, his soul, and when she left, he could have sworn part of him left with her. Then he met Blue, and it was a different kind of love, a different kind of feeling, but no less intense. He’d not craved the touch, the feel of a woman so much since her, until now, until Blue was dropped back into his life.

“When will Neil come back?”

“I don’t know, but as long as it’s raining, he won’t.”

“And how long did you say it was supposed to rain?”

“Through the night.”

“I want to stay.”


“In your bed.”


Cort stood. “Starting now.”

She stared at him, and he could see the questions, the concerns, but whatever she saw in his eyes must have helped because she stood too and led the way into the house.

Then she began stripping.

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