Age Group: New Adult
Release Date: December 23, 2013
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Six romance authors present six very different novellas in this anthology of new stories: Ménage a tango lessons. A bride DYING to say, 'I don't.' A horny college boy at a purity rally. Time-traveling graduate students meet Victorian playboys.
A rugby player who's as dirty off the field as on. And kissing under the mistletoe with a Scottish exchange student. Something for everyone, the NAturals present sweet, funny, and erotic tales of new adults meant to be Unwrapped all year long and not just at Christmas.
Cherry Popper by Laurelin Paige
I Don’t by Tamara Mataya
Three to Tango by Melanie Harlow
Stranded at the Savoy by Sierra Simone
Try for Love by Kayti McGee
Unwrapping Liam by Gennifer Albin
Try For Love
An hour passed in their unexpectedly endless banter. He wasn’t Scottish, he was South African. She told him about her hometown, why she’d moved to the city to maximize her opportunities. A hairstylist in a small town is relegated to prom do’s and shampoo sets on the elderly, the occasional Mom-bob. That was not where Mischa intended to end up. Her painting hobby also felt stifled in a place where “art” was a Footprints poster. Plus, there was the fun of having her niece Carolina so close.
As for the mysterious stranger, he played rugby. It was, he said, his lifeblood, which was also evidently green in honor of his beloved Springboks team. He’d come to America to save money with which to join some sort of elite rugby club. As he described the game his voice grew more animated and his accent thickened.
She watched, delighted, as he jumped up and demonstrated several key moves. His biceps rippled under the snug thermal he wore. Never a sports fan, Mischa suddenly realized the error of her ways when he bent down in a mock scrum. The half-squat showed off his deliciously shaped ass, even through the blue jeans.
“I don’t understand why you call a touchdown a try. You’ve succeeded, it isn’t trying!” she laughed.
“Don’t question the great game,” he mock tackled her. Her whole body tingled at his touch.
Too soon, it was time for him to go back to the tiny trailers the carnival provided its workers. She hopped off the car to say a reluctant goodbye. He moved in close, closer, as her back pressed into the handle of the car door and her heart began to race with his proximity and the suddenly overwhelming spicy scent he carried. He hovered above her, gazing into her green eyes with his chocolate ones for too long.
Her legs could hardly hold her as his long body finally, finally folded down to the anticipated kiss. His lips were full and soft, but pressed hard against hers. They parted together, and her tongue found his. She kissed him boldly, exploring his mouth with the length of her tongue. He groaned, soft into her mouth, as his hands moved up her arms to entwine in her bleached layered hair.
Laurelin Paige, Gennifer Albin, Melanie Harlow, Sierra Simone, Kayti McGee Downey, and Tamara Mataya are the six authors who blog for TheNaturalAuthors.blogspot.com. They each write romance and adore pushing the boundaries of the genre. Above all, they love reading smut, looking at pictures of hot men, and making up names for the band they’re always talking about forming.