Order vs. ChaosNot everyone is as thrilled with a first kiss as I am! Getting lost in that moment and forgetting about everything except the person with their lips pressed to yours. I love it. The build-up. The acceptance. The kiss. It’s magical.

But it doesn’t always end well…

Excerpt from Order vs. Chaos

She sighed and that vulnerability snuck back into her eyes. “Why do you care?”

I shrugged. “What kind of person would I be if I didn’t care?”

“You don’t even know me,” she whispered, making me wonder if she was talking to me or herself.

“That doesn’t mean I want you to run yourself ragged or get hurt. You need to take care of yourself.”

“I do fine.”

“I didn’t say you didn’t. I care about the people I’m around. And that starts with you.”

She looked up at me with eyes so big she looked like a cartoon character. She was close to me, close enough that I could smell coconut rolling off her.

Her pulse fluttered in her neck, and her breath quickened. I stepped closer to her, unable to resist the tug between us. I’d felt it the moment I saw her, and it only got stronger as she stared up at me with those eyes that begged me to take care of her.

I wanted nothing more.

She rose to her tiptoes as I leaned down. Our lips met somewhere in the middle, a spark shooting through me. Her lips were soft, delicate, tentative. I didn’t know if she was single, if she even liked me, but in that moment, nothing mattered except kissing her.

Her hands wound around my neck, dragging me closer to her. I slid one hand into her hair and the other low on her waist, desperate to feel her curves.

She moaned softly when my tongue traced her lips, then parted them for me. She tasted as sweet as I knew she would. Like everything good in the world wrapped up in one beautiful wedding planning package.

Which reminded me…she was my boss.

One more week!

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Mary