Saturday, January 6, 2018

Book Spotlight on Cowboy SEAL Homecoming by Nicole Helm (GIVEAWAY)

Wounded Warriors return home to find new meaning to their lives in this compelling series starter where unexpected love flourishes between a man fighting his attraction to the woman who could actually be his HEA.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Cowboy SEAL Homecoming by Nicole Helm, then add this contemporary small town romance to your bookshelf.  In honor of this first installment in the Navy SEAL Cowboys series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win 1 of 5 copies of Ms. Helm’s Outlaw Cowboy too!

Three former Navy SEALs
Injured in the line of duty
Desperate for a new beginning...
Searching for a place to call their own.
Alex Maguire never thought he'd go home again. The perfect soldier, the perfect leader, he's spent his whole life running away from Blue Valley, Montana—but when a tragic accident bounces him and two of his men out of the SEALs, there's nowhere left to turn but the ranch he used to call his own…and the confusing, innocently beguiling woman who now lives there.
Becca Denton's like nothing he could have imagined. She's far too tempting for her own good, but when she offers to help turn the ranch into a haven for injured veterans, he can't exactly say no. He'll just need to keep his distance. But something in her big green eyes makes Alex want to set aside the mantle of the perfect soldier and discover the man he could have been…safe and whole within the shelter of her arms.
The Prodigal SEAL has come home.


Alex remained frozen in place and Becca didnt know how to let go of him. How to step away. Even when hed ordered her not to kiss him, she didnt know how to walk away.
Because he hadnt answered her question. Not fully. If hed only tell her thatthat all he cared about was her well-being and safety. That this had nothing to do with the attraction she felt, then she would give this up. She would go back inside and sit with Mac and know that nothing with Alex was ever going to happen.
But he had to tell her. She needed to hear it from his lips to really be able to give it up.
He lifted the hand that had been hanging at his side and curled his long, blunt fingers around her elbow. He removed her arm from around him, but as he pulled her arm off and released her elbow, his fingers trailedprobably accidentallydown her forearm.
It jittered through her, like nerves and electrical shocks. Something swirling low in her stomach, sparks rioting in her chest.
His breath hitched, but his gaze didnt meet hers as he pulled her other arm from around him.
I dont know what youre trying to get at. I dont know what other reason there could be.”
But he didnlook at her, which was so weird. Alex always looked her in the eye.
Youre lying.” Which she hadnt meant to say out loud, but it was such a surprise to see it. To read him so well and so easily. Youre really bad at it.”
His gaze finally met hers, and that she couldnt read, whatever war was going on in his dark depths.
Maybe you think Im lying because thats what you want.”
Which was true, but there was too much lining up to her way of thinking. Hebrought up not sleeping together this morning. Jacks wordsas drunken as they might have beenthe whole not looking her in the eye and shuddering when they touched.
Okay, that is what I want.”
She could tell shed surprised him. That hed expected her denial or maybe her to stutter and scamper away, but she wasnt going to do that. Im attracted to you. Yup. Not going to deny it. Youre hot. Youre a good personsuch a good guy, even when youre annoying the piss out of me. I feel comfortable around you in a way I dont with a whole heck of a lot of people. So, yeah, Im not going to stand here and try to deny it, because I am not a cowardbut you are.”
The shock written all over his face sharpened. Excuse me?” he said, dangerously calm.
Clearly the word coward got under his skin. But thats what he was being. Hiding behind lies and whatever else. It was cowardly. She should know. She was always a coward when it came to people.
Well, not anymore.
I said youre a coward,” she replied, giving a shrug she wished felt a little more nonchalant. You wont admit you feel exactly the same way. Because youre afraid. Or is that for my protection too?”
He took a deep breath, clearly trying to find some calm, but his eyes were furious and his jaw was so tight it was a wonder it didnt crack in half. Everything about him vibrated with anger, and she felt powerful.
Her. Becca Denton. She felt in charge and right. Not a doubt or a second of uncertainty.
A coward, huh?” he finally muttered through gritted teeth, one of his hands flexing into a fist and then open again.
Yes. A big ole fraidy-cat over the fact that youve got some feelings for your much younger step—” But before she could get the remaining words out of her mouth, he used the front of her shirt to jerk her against the hard wall of his much larger body. She was too shocked to jump back or fend it off, and even though nerves slammed through her, well, she liked being this close. Not just hugging close, but pressing close.
Then his mouth crushed against hers, hard and unrelenting, and whatever powerful feeling shed had evaporated on the spot. Incinerated completely. She didnt even have time to think about how she didnt know how to do this. His hands were in her hair, her hair, tangling and moving her head whichever darn way he pleased.
She grabbed for purchase, a little afraid her knees were wobbly, holding on for dear life. Letting his lips and tongue lead hers, guide hers.
It was fire and it was shock and it was good. It was good to be hollowed out and feel as though she was filled with liquid gold. Shimmering and lazy. To be pressed up against nothing but hard muscle and skilled mouth and know not a thing could touch her here.
Not a thing but him.
Christ, we cant do this,” he muttered, but it was against her mouth, his arms banded around her so that whether they could or not, they certainly were.
She wanted to keep doing it. Experiencing it. Participate instead of just letting it happen and soak it upwhich was good, oh it was good, but she wanted more.



NICOLE HELM writes down-to-earth contemporary romance specializing in people who don’t live close enough to neighbors for them to be a problem. When she’s not writing, she spends her time dreaming about someday owning a barn. She lives with her husband and two young sons in O’Fallon, Missouri.


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