Author: Kate Dawes
Genre: Adult, Erotic Suspense Romance
Release Date: February 24, 2015Summary:
*** NOTE: This book was originally published in three serial installments (Privacy Code, Illicit Contact, and Naked Risk) under the pen-name Jordan Burke. If you read those titles, you have read WATTS. ***
From the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kate Dawes comes a romantic, sexy, suspense novel.
Catherine Kolb has found the perfect diversion from her life of nearly complete seclusion: a virtually anonymous correspondence with a man she knows only as "Watts."
Intelligent, mysterious, and with an insatiable appetite for sex, he begins to draw Catherine out of her closely guarded world, tempting her with his words--some are wildly explicit, others simply enticing...
"You should indulge your curiosities, especially the forbidden ones."
Watts insists on privacy. He has no choice. In the wrong hands, his secrets could get people killed. Including Catherine.
Common sense says they should never meet, but curiosity and lust prove stronger than reason and caution. A planned one-time encounter sets into motion a series of events that bring Catherine and Watts to the edge of ecstasy and the brink of peril.
Two very private people. One risky night. A shot at love and redemption.
***Due to mature themes, this book is recommended for readers 18+. Full-length novel, no cliff-hangers.***
“What made you change your mind about meeting me?”
She hesitated for a second before saying, “I was curious.”
I grinned. “Perfect reason. You should always give in to your curiosities, especially the forbidden ones.”
I stepped closer to her, placing my hands on the wall just over her shoulders, caging her in, pressing her up against the wall. I dipped my head and barely touched my lips to hers, waiting to see what she would do. As I expected, her tongue parted her lips ever so slightly as though trying to wet them for a kiss.
I let my tongue graze along Catherine’s, then pressed my lips firmly to hers. My tongue dove into her mouth. She opened wider, willingly taking it. She tasted like wine and mint.
A short gasp escaped from her mouth as my hand pulled her dress up, my fingers pressing into the soft, smooth flesh of her thigh.
My cock twitched in my pants. I heard my heartbeat in my ears. Felt my face getting warmer by the second.
I moved down to her neck, tasting her skin and feeling her head drop to my shoulder.
I was finding myself lost in the sensory blur that was Catherine. Her scent, how her flesh felt when I applied pressure with my hands, how she tasted, how I could feel her pulse rapidly pounding against my lips when I kissed her neck.
I slipped one finger under the front of her strapless dress, slowly pulling it down to expose her. I looked down and watched as the fabric slid over the slope of the top of her breast.
With one finger, I traced the outer edge of her bra, teasing her flesh.
“When I said you were going to get the fucking of a lifetime, did you think those were just words?”
She looked up from what my finger was doing and blinked. “I want to believe you.”
She had some doubt. Excellent. “Are you challenging me, Catherine?”
She bit her lower lip. “Maybe.”
I tilted my head and grinned. “Not a good idea.”
"Remarkably well written, these characters come alive on the page to involve the reader in the mystery that surrounds them. Right from the start the aura of mystery, secrets, and erotic emails will hook you into a story like no other. The emails between Catherine and Watts are incredible." (As You Wish Reviews)
"5 HOT stars! An excellent debut story that entertained me with a great mix of mystery, emotion, and hot sex. Put it at the top of your to read list." (Book Bitches Blog)
"A very exciting read. Was drawn in by Catherine and Watts. The story kept me guessing and the twists were interesting. A romance with suspense, danger and so many surprises." (Sassy Girl Books)
"This series IS HOT HOT HOT! Watts BRINGS it unlike no other and there is suspense, mystery and a whole lot of angst. You will not want to miss out." (Sammie's Book Blog)
"Had me intrigued from the very first page." (My Secret Book Spot)
"Holy hotness in this book! Watts and Catherine have some serious sexual tension. This is a MUST READ!" (Eye Candy Bookstore)
Kate Dawes is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including the FADE series and LAYOVER RULES. Kate lives on the coast of South Carolina, where she is currently working on a new series that will be released early fall 2014.