Harper Thomas loves bad dates. She goes on hundreds of them a year, and then blogs about them online to make her living. When her sister signs her up for a new dating service, Harper’s not expecting to find anything other more than ridiculous men. She certainly isn’t planning to meet him…
Gabe Honors is one of the billionaire owners of Kindling Dating. He also happens to be Miami’s most eligible bachelor, but his search for love has never been successful. That is, until he decided to use his own dating service. The first time he meets Harper, he knew that she was the one. However, in order to make sure that it really was love, he kept his identity a secret. He soon finds out, secrets never mix well with love…
Can a billionaire CEO finally stump this bad-date-blogger? Can Harper look past the money and find the man? Or will they only be left with memories of their island kisses?
Island Kisses is the ninth book in a series of standalone billionaire romances. If you like sweet stories on the beach, then you’ll love this story of a regular girl and a handsome stranger falling in love.
Gabe faced me, placing his hands on my sides. “This was fun,” he said.
“Yes. So much fun,” I agreed. “Thank you so much for today.”
The streetlights lit up his happy grin. It was infectious when he smiled like that.
“Can I see you again soon?” he asked, his voice cracking slightly at the end.
Are you freaking kidding me? Yes! Of course you can! Call me every day! Let’s go out tomorrow, I thought.
“Yeah, I think that’d be okay,” I said calmly, doing my best to hold back my enthusiasm. Inside, I was doing cartwheels and happy dances.
“Perfect.” He paused for a moment, but didn’t move. “Well, have a good night. I’ll see you soon.”
“Goodnight,” I replied. I didn’t move either. My heart hammered in my chest and I wondered just how pink my cheeks had to be. I was having a hard time breathing I was so nervous and excited for this moment.
Gabe leaned in. He didn’t kiss my cheek this time, though, he brought his lips straight to mine. A burst of electricity filled the air, exploding all around us. His kiss took my breath away and my knees went weak. I brought my hands to his shoulders and pulled myself closer to him.
I had one hand around the back of his neck and the other on his cheek, feeling his stubble as it grazed my fingertips. Gabe slowly pulled away, looking at me with those beautiful green eyes. Then he kissed me again, this time with even more passion. A soft moan escaped my throat as he pulled my body against his.
Our lips parted and our tongues dashed in and out of each other’s mouths, filling me from head to toe with a tingling sensation. My heart was beating quickly now, filled with eagerness and lust. Every emotion and desire of the evening flowed through me. My hands moved across his face, pulling him as closely as possible. It was like I couldn’t get enough of him. I had spent so much time on bad dates and in bad relationships, and this one kiss was breaking the dam, allowing all of my passion to flow out of me.
I could have kissed him like this for hours. Days. Months. I could have kissed him like this forever and never have grown tired of it. But, we had to come up for air eventually.