Excerpt Monday – Unashamed by Leah Braemel

Unashamed will be released tomorrow as part of the Hunks, Hammers and Happily Ever Afters, an anthology of novellas about hunky blue collar, hammer wielding heroes and the women who tame them. Stories are by USA Today Bestselling Authors Cari Quinn, Cathy Clamp, Anna J. Stewart, and featuring authors Jodi Redford, Amie Stuart, Leah Braemel, and Chudney Thomas.  You can get all 7 stories for just 99 cents for a limited time.


Contractor Max Moretti knows that once he turns over the keys on his latest project, he and his business partner Noah McNaughton will have to say goodbye to shy but sexy house flipper, Hayley O’Connell. Something neither he nor Noah are ready for.  When Max overhears Hayley discussing a ménage fantasy, Max wonders if she’s the woman they’ve always wanted. With Noah’s help, Max constructs a plan to find out if Hayley is their Miss Right or just Miss Right Now…

Being sandwiched between the two sexy construction workers introduces Hayley to pleasure she’d never known before, but watching the two men care for each other quickly becomes an addiction. An addiction that both intrigues and overwhelms her.

One passion-filled night turns into two, and Max and Noah find themselves faced with a bigger challenge than revealing their sexy secrets to Hayley—convincing her that forever is better with three.

Copyright © 2015 Leah Braemel

Once they crossed the Don River, he slanted a glance toward her. “While we’re on the subject of Brooks, thank you for sticking up for me but he was right. People judge you for coloring outside the lines—I’ve seen how they hassle—” He broke off as if he were censoring himself. “Hanging out with us could cause people to question your reputation.”

sweet-cheeks-compressed“Who I sleep with won’t affect the price of my houses when I sell them. So if anyone wants to judge me because I hang out with you and Noah? That’s their damage.” She touched his arm as he turned into her driveway. “We’ve hung out long enough that I know I can trust you. You’re practically my best friends. If I were going to have a threesome with anyone, I’d choose you and Noah.”

He shoved the stick into Park and sat back, frowning at the steering wheel. “Sex can change things between friends. Just regular sex, but threesomes can be even more of a challenge. They can be absolutely amazing with the right people, but they can also bring out all your insecurities, especially jealousy if you think they’re getting more attention than you, or giving too much to the other person. You see a side of them that very few people get to witness.”

“See, that’s why I think you and Noah would be great. Because you get that it’s more than just sex.”

He shot her a grin that lit up the entire street. “Sweet cheeks, sex with me is never just sex.”


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Get down and dirty with this sexy blue collar bundle featuring seven original contemporary romance novellas that range from sweet to sizzling.  Just 99 cents, for a limited time.

HHHea_200x300KNOCKOUT – by USA TODAY Bestseller Cari Quinn
All Emerson Knapp wants…is everything he shouldn’t have. When all his secrets come to a head, the only question left is how much he’s willing to lose.

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS – by USA TODAY Bestseller Cathy Clamp
Sophie Greene is smart, gorgeous, and good with her hands. Can Gabe convince her to make her stay at the Starlight Motel a permanent one?

MARKED FOR LOVE – by USA TODAY Bestseller Anna J. Stewart
Overworked pub manager Regan Murphy is about to have her hands full with Lantano Valley newcomer and tattoo artist Brodie Crawford: a sexy single father who is far too distracting.
*this version of MARKED FOR LOVE is a spiced-up version of the original sweet novella of the same title. Includes a never before published epilogue, available ONLY in this boxed set.

KNOTTY MAGIC – Jodi Redford
Hormones be damned, Tully Eastwood won’t succumb to her attraction for a sexy lumberjack—until she finds herself trapped overnight with him in the woods.

SHADY LADY – Amie Stuart
Construction Supervisor Lexi Kimball is the one person everyone loves to hate. Everyone except a sexy foreman with an adventurous streak, that is.

UNASHAMED — Leah Braemel
Two sexy contractors double house flipper Hayley O’Connell’s fun. But can they convince her the fun should last forever?

LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR – Chudney Thomas
Mica Lawson is a failure and a flake; at least according to her family. Then one stalled elevator, and a sexy repairman, change her life.


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