I’ve had a lot of people ask me if Lucas and Quinn, two secondary characters, from Just Right, would ever get a story of their own. The answer to that has been, “Yes, as soon as I can get around to it.”
Well, I got around to it, and their story releases today! Maggie’s Mates is available now at Resplendence Publishing! I’m so excited! (as evidenced by the abuse of exclamation marks!)
Here’s the blurb:
Having recently ended a bad relationship, Maggie Ryan returns to her hometown in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to discover things aren’t quite the way she remembers. Her childhood friends, Quinn and Lucas Makwa, are all grown up and keeping secrets. The shape-shifters want Maggie for their mate, but she’s not sure she wants to trust another man—let alone two that can shift into black bears at will.
And an excerpt:
Trapped in Quinn’s heated gaze, Maggie couldn’t look away. Hell, she could barely remember to breathe.
“I don’t think that scene at the diner was an act for Jason’s benefit,” Lucas commented, trailing a path down her forearm with his fingertip. “Maybe it was when you started it,” he amended. “But I think you forgot about him pretty quick.”
Maggie’s stomach dropped to her feet as she teetered atop the highest hill she’d ever climbed. But she couldn’t bring herself to push them away or to move. She couldn’t deny it. Her panties were still damp from the experience.
“I’m guessing,” Quinn began, his voice like dark velvet, “that now you can’t help but wonder what it would be like.” His lips quirked. “You always were a curious one.” He toyed with the seam of her jeans, tracing the fraying line of fabric near her knee and sending tendrils of need coursing through her.
Lucas’ lips brushed the outer shell of her ear. “Are you curious now, Maggie?”
Her lips parted. She wanted to speak, but no sound came out. Somehow, she found the strength to nod her head.
Quinn’s lips curved in a near-feral grin that sent nervous energy coiling through her middle. “Me, too.”
She couldn’t have looked away if she’d wanted to.
“So am I,” Lucas murmured as he pressed a kiss to the sensitive skin behind her ear.
Her breath caught in her chest as the arousal she’d pushed aside earlier came rushing back. Her nipples beaded, and her breasts ached to be touched. Her folds dampened as she remembered the sensations of their erections pushing against her. She wanted their hands on her. She wanted their mouths on her. She wanted to know what it felt like to take both men at the same time. At least once in her life, she wanted to know what it was like to be truly desired.
But was that a mistake? Reality and guilt niggled their way into her thoughts.
“I-I don’t know if this is such a great idea. I don’t want to ruin our friendship, and you need to know, I’m not looking for anything permanent. Not after Jason.”
“Jason’s an asshole,” Lucas bit out. “Forget about him.”
Quinn shot his brother a look. “Let us help you forget him.”