Shannon Richard is UNFORGETTABLE

Published by Forever Romance, 2015

One long, hot summer would never be enough...

Attorney Hannah Sterling lives a life she's worked hard for.  So when she unexpectedly inherits an inn, Hannah decides to take that long overdue holiday and settle her eccentric grandmother's estate.  She knew there would be challenges, but what's hardest about returning to Mirabelle, Florida, is facing the man who gave her the most passionate summer of her life--and then broke her heart.  

Nathaniel Shepherd never forgot the redheaded goddess who lit up his world and got away.  Now that she's home, Shep vows to make up for their years apart--and if the fire in her kiss is any indication, they're well on their way.  But when a devastating secret from their past threatens their future, Shep must fight to heal Hannah's heart.  Because this time, their love will be truly unforgettable...

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Read an excerpt from UNFORGETTABLE:

She looked up at him, her heart in her throat. She couldn’t give him what he wanted. Couldn’t tell him the truth. She wasn’t ready. Telling him the truth, all of the truth, would rip her wide open, and she couldn’t handle that pain yet. 

She wasn’t sure if she’d ever be able to handle that pain.

“Fine. I’ll go first.” He somehow moved closer to her. “Me kissing you is never a mistake. There are a lot of things in my life that I’d take back, but my lips on yours? That’s not one of them. I know that fact without a doubt.”

He reached up and pulled her glasses from her face, setting them on the counter behind her before he lowered his mouth to hers. He nipped at her bottom lip, pulling it gently before his tongue darted out. He didn’t even get it past her bottom lip before her mouth was covering his, her tongue sliding along his.

He let go of her hands, letting them drop to her sides before he wrapped his arms around her and pulled her entirely against his body.

He had her backed up against the kitchen counter again, their hot and hungry mouths eating at the others. 

Every notion about fighting this thing with him flew out of her head, and she let herself go over to it. To all of it. All of him.

“Does this feel like a mistake, Hannah?” He pulled back, resting his forehead against hers as he looked down into her eyes. “Right now, in this moment. Does it?”

Her voice didn’t want to work, and it took her a second to form a response. “No.” She shook her head. “No, it doesn’t.”

“What about this? My hands on you?” he asked, his eyes not leaving hers as he moved his palms under her shirt, running them up and down her bare back before he moved them to her sides.

“No.” She couldn’t stop the shiver that ran through her body, and his mouth turned up in that predatory grin of his. 

“Or this?” This time his eyes did leave hers as he dropped his head and put his mouth on her neck, his tongue flicking against her skin.

Her answer was a long, low moan that went all the way down to her toes. 

“Do you want me to stop?” he asked right before he ran his tongue along her collarbone.

“No.” Her eyes closed of their own accord as her head fell back. “Please.”

“Please what?” Kisses across her shoulder.

“Please don’t stop.” 

“Well, aren’t those lovely words?” His lips were working back up her neck, and then he found her mouth again. He was consuming her with his kisses, inhaling her. And his hands. Holy hell they were still running wildly over her hips and back. And then he brought one between them, his fingers tracing around her belly button before it moved low on her belly.

He flicked the button on her jeans open and then went on to her zipper, pulling it down slowly. Maybe he was giving her another chance to protest.

There wasn’t a chance in hell she was going to stop it this time. 

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Shannon Richard is an author I had the privilege of discovering this past summer.  I gulped down her books while lazily sitting on my patio drinking lemonade.  Her characters just jump off of the page and come to life.  And did I mention the oh so steamy love scenes?  

Her series, Country Roads is set in a small costal Florida town, Mirabelle.  The town is populated with delightful characters, whom readers will love and other characters that readers will love to hate.  I have been impatiently waiting for Shep's story and I can't wait to see how it goes!  Who could possibly leave this hottie in the dust?  

I will have reviews for the entire series up some time within the next week.  Just do yourself a favor and pick up the first three books (available in both e-book and paperback), in addition to UNFORGETTABLE.

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Author Shannon Richard
About Shannon Richard

Shannon Richard grew up in the Florida Panhandle as the baby sister of two overprotective, but loving brothers.  She was raised by a more than somewhat eccentric mother, a self-proclaimed vocabularist who showed her how to get lost in a book and a father who passed on his love for coffee and really loud music.  She graduated from Florida State University with a BA in English Literature and still lives in Tallahassee where she battles everyday life with writing, reading and a rant every once in awhile.  Okay, so the rants might happen on a regular basis.  She's still waiting for her Southern, scruffy, Mr. Darcy, and in the meantime writes stories to indulge her overactive imagination.  Oh, and she's a pretty big fan of the whimsy.

Connect with Shannon:

Her Website  On Twitter @shan_richard  Facebook and Goodreads

Up Next in the Country Roads series:

UNDRESSED (Country Roads 4.5, e-book novella)
February 03, 2015

She knows the rules of the game . . . but she can't resist his moves
Publicist Abby Fields's career is on the rise. And with failed romances in her past, she has no time for men. When a job opportunity opens up with a sports team in Florida, Abby eagerly packs up and heads south. Yet after a work event in Mirabelle, Florida, Abby finds herself in the arms of a hockey player whose heartstopping smile leads her to the steamiest night of her life . . . 

Logan James is hot on and off the ice. With his team on an epic winning streak, life couldn't get better . . . until he meets Abby, the fiery redhead assigned to protect his team's image. Now Logan's finding it difficult to concentrate on anything other than getting Abby undressed. But after a secret is leaked to the press, the taste of betrayal opens old wounds. If they can't learn to trust each other, they may risk losing more than their hearts.

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