Can't wait until April? We can't either because it's when Samantha Chase's new
book releases! You can pre-order LOVE WALKS IN now, which we
highly recommend, and as a treat--don't we all deserve one in February--here is
an exclusive sneak peek!
It took a full minute for Hugh to realize he was staring at nothing
but his window before he shook his head to clear it and made his move. In a
flash he was silently through the window, and his sexy intruder hadn’t noticed.
She was looking around the dimly lit room and unfortunately, he couldn’t get a
good look at her.
Standing in the corner, he continued to observe. If she was going to
try and steal something, he wanted to be certain to catch her in the act. In a
perfect world, he’d hit the lights as soon as she took something that clearly
didn’t belong to her so he could press charges. He hated people touching his
belongings—especially when they so blatantly held such little regard for his
But who was she? Why was she here in his office?
“Finally,” he heard her mutter. Stepping closer to his desk, he
reached for the small lamp there and turned it on. A small scream escaped her at
the intrusion of light.
“Is there something I can help you with?” Hugh asked with a calmness
he didn’t feel. As soon as his eyes adjusted to the light, he felt as poleaxed
at the sight of her face as he had at the sight of her climbing through the
The first thing to register was the fact that she was wearing more
than the hot pink thong. She had on a strapless white dress. It hit mid-thigh
and showcased a curvy body and tanned limbs. Her hair was long and blonde and
she looked like some sort of beach goddess.
Huge blue eyes stared back at him. One hand covered her heart as the
other covered her belly. “Who…? What are you…?”
“Doing in my own office?” he supplied. “I believe that’s what I
should be asking you. How about explaining why it is you’re in here and why you
decided to climb in through the window? Some call it breaking and entering.”
Hugh watched the play of emotion on her face as she lowered her hands to her
sides. He expected tears. He expected apologies. He certainly didn’t expect
“You stole my suitcase,” she snapped at him.
“You heard me,” she said, crossing her arms over her chest and
cocking a hip. “That suitcase right there? It’s mine. You had no right to take
Hugh was stunned speechless. He owned the damn resort—didn’t this
woman realize that? “You left it out in the middle of the property. I brought it
here to keep it safe. Anyone could have grabbed it and taken off with it. I was
simply making sure nothing happened to it.”
She rolled her eyes. “Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whatever. It wasn’t your
responsibility. I left it there for a reason.”
He cocked a brow at her. “Oh, really? And what was it?”
“None of your business,” she said evenly, then looked at the watch
on her slim wrist. “Look, are we cool here? Obviously the luggage is mine so…can
Was this woman for real? “Actually, it’s not obvious the luggage is
yours. There’s no tag on it, no identification. And if you knew it was in here,
why didn’t you go to the front desk and ask for it?”
A little of her bravado seemed to fade. “They were busy and…and…I
needed to get it so I can go.”
“Leaving already? Were you even a guest here?”
She nodded. “I really need to go. What’s it gonna take to prove to
you this suitcase is mine?”
The resort was small enough Hugh normally recognized his guests. He
didn’t recognize this woman and God knew she was attractive enough that had he
seen her before, he definitely would have remembered. “I don’t believe
“About what?” she asked incredulously.
“About being a guest. I know all of our guests. I never saw you
She rolled her eyes again. “We’d just checked in this morning. What
are you, resort security?”
“No,” he said smugly. “The resort owner.”
Lovely, isn't it? Don't you want to know what happens next?
And our friends at Sourcebooks are also giving away copies of MADE FOR US (the first book
in the Shaughnessy Brothers
series). Three lucky winners! Just tell us what you think is the reason
she's sneaking in to retrieve her suitcase?
Book #2 in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha
Chase's dazzling new series: The Shaughnessy Brothers are back
lives by a schedule
Aubrey Burke is on the run from an
about-to-be-disastrous mistake when resort owner Hugh Shaughnessy catches her
climbing through his office window. Until Aubrey tumbled into his life, Hugh had
relied on work and discipline to safeguard a heart damaged by family tragedy.
Now his careful world will never be the same.
Hugh's approach to life and love is the opposite of Aubrey's, but
she soon finds herself falling hard for the handsome hotel mogul. There's a
darker reason behind her "live for today" attitude than Hugh could possibly
know, but for the first time Aubrey dares to hope this man's love might make it
worth taking a chance on the future.
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary
romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in
November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the
first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that
step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all
the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their
writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as
When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading
contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on
Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in
Thank you so much for posting! You guys rock!! (Samantha Chase 11:57am February 3, 2016)
Hmmm....the excerpt doesn't really give us any hints as to what is in the suitcase! I believe she is coming in to retrieve it because it rightfully belongs to her. However, I am very curious as to what is inside of it now! (Lily Shah 12:51pm February 3, 2016)
Ha! Now she's really in a pickle! How is this going to play out? Knowing Samantha Chase, we'll be on a 'chase' to see! ;) dying to read this! (Kathleen Bylsma 1:05pm February 3, 2016)
Sounds cute! Obviously, the attraction is there. Looking forward to finding out the mystery! (Sharlene Wegner 6:39pm February 3, 2016)