WHERE I NEED TO BE
McKenna Series #3
Releasing July 18, 2017
When heroin stole James Foley’s wife and destroyed his marriage, he poured all his energy into raising his young son and running his auto garage. There’s no room in his life for anything else until Megan McKenna walks into his shop. He finds it impossible to resist the sexy school teacher.
After an ugly divorce, Megan lost her home, her job, and a big chunk of her self-respect. With her posh lifestyle now a memory, she starts over by indulging in an unexpected fling with a hard-bodied mechanic.
What begins as something casual turns into something meaningful. But how can their relationship survive when it’s built on half-truths?
James and Megan soon discover that being honest with themselves is just as important as being honest with each other. Only then will their relationship fire on all cylinders.
Coffee. I need coffee.
Megan shuffled her way to the kitchen, making a beeline for the pantry. Squinting against the bright light streaming in from the living room windows, she pulled the foil bag of ground coffee off the shelf.
The temptation to squeeze a bag of ground coffee beans was always too much for Megan to resist. Holding it in both hands, she slowly sunk her thumb and fingertips into the pliable package. It was so weird. Why did squeezing coffee grounds feel so good?
A smile spread across her face. She wondered if this was what it’d felt like for James when he’d squeezed his hands around her hips as she’d arched in front of him against the hood of a car.
Last night had been… God, was there even a way to describe it? Not adequately, that was for sure.
The sex itself had been incredible. The feelings and sensations had been beyond words. And afterwards, when she’d expected a huge crashing wave of regret, it never came.
James hadn’t said much on their way home. And neither had she. Although the silence hadn’t been exactly comfortable, it hadn’t been tense either. He’d walked her inside her apartment building. As they’d waited for the elevator, he’d tipped her chin and kissed her. She’d felt that slow, gentle kiss all the way to her toes. And after she’d stepped inside the elevator and wished him a good night, he’d smiled at her just before the doors slid shut.
She only wished she felt as good this morning.
Her eyelids were swollen, and her head wanted to roll around on top of her shoulders like a tetherball. Her body was stiff in so many weird places, and it felt as if she’d just gone to bed an hour ago.
Not that she was complaining or anything.
Bending over with some effort, she opened the lower cabinet and paused when she noticed the coffeemaker wasn’t there.
“Morning, sunshine,” an amused voice rang from behind her.
Megan jerked her head to see Calli smiling over at her from where she sat at the kitchen island. She was clad in a tiny black tank top, her bedridden hair stuck out in every direction. A half-eaten scone was scattered on her plate, and her hands were wrapped around a big red mug of steaming goodness.
“Coffee’s already made,” Calli announced.
Megan turned back to the counter. Directly in front of where she stood was a pot of freshly brewed coffee.
She pulled a mug down and filled her cup. Shuffling over to an empty seat at the counter, she hefted herself up onto the high stool.
She rocked back and forth to get comfortable, feeling the sting from her tailbone and the ache in her lower abdomen. Taking a sip of coffee, she closed her eyes and let her shoulders relax.
Oh, the bliss of a first sip of coffee and the delicious morning-after soreness of being thoroughly ravished. Coffee she’d had a million times. Being ravished? That had been a first.
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Jamie Hollins was born and raised in rural Northeast Ohio. After graduate school, she embarked on a perilous career in Human Resources where she met plenty of real life characters. When she’s not writing or chasing after her toddler, she enjoys reading and golfing. Jamie lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and their dog, Winston.