#ChickLitLove – an excerpt from Hearts Afire


Hearts Afire - Monique McDonell - #ChickLitLove PromoToday as part of #ChickLitLove I’m giving you an extract from Hearts Afire (which by the way is only 99c on Amazon this week). I love all the men in my books but I have to say of my released novels I do think Jack from Hearts Afire is my favourite (although wait till you meet Matt in A Fair Exchange – due out in April!!!).

I really like the chemistry between these two and their banter, I hope you do too!


Jack leaned down and whispered in her ear. “You’ve done a good job.”

“Sorry?” Here quizzical eyes looked up at him.

“With Lisa, that’s what you’re worried about right? Well she’s OK.”

“I don’t know about that.”

“Look, she’s a normal twenty-year-old. That’s what they do. That’s how they act.”

“Selfish, over-sexed, self-absorbed and shallow?”

“I think so, pretty much.” He smiled at her.

“Well, we should raise our glasses to what a great parent I was then, because she is all those things.”

“You wanted to make sure she got a chance to do all the things you didn’t get to do, right?” Cassie nodded at him. “Well look, she’s doing them all.”

“Does she have to do them all at once, though?” Her voice smiled as she spoke.

“I guess so.”

“So now you’re talking to me again, huh?”

“I have trouble staying mad at you, apparently.” He touched her silky skin lightly on the shoulder. “You do strange things to me.”

“Yeah, well, if you keep touching me we’re both going to be in big trouble, Jack.” He didn’t move his hand. Instead he ran his finger down her arm. “Listen Jack, I just need to say…”

“You need to say nothing, Cassie.”

“No I…”

He placed a finger over her lips to silence her. With his other hand he grabbed her hand and pulled her back outside. And against the wall which pulsated with the beat from the music from inside, he found her mouth and kissed her hard.

Cassie leaned into him. It was a warm, inviting, kiss. He was pressed against her and she could feel every muscle of his lean body up and down the length of her own. She closed her eyes and just went with the glorious feeling of his mouth melting into hers. She needed this. She needed him.

He pulled back and looked into her eyes. It was a searching look. She knew he wanted her to say something now, but what? She didn’t even know what she wanted. She knew he would break her heart but maybe it would be worth it.

She grabbed his shirt and pulled his mouth down to hers initiating another long searching toe-tingling kiss. Well her toes were tingling anyway, she didn’t know about his toes but she could feel other parts of him springing into action. He wrapped his arms around her and locked one hand in her hair at the back of her neck, holding her in place. It felt amazing.


If you want to read how Cassie and Jack got into this situation – or if you like sexy firemen and tropical islands -go and download Hearts Afire from Amazon.



2/10/2014 08:03:17 pm

Love it! I so want to read more!

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