Kiss in the Dark – The End Zone
Author: LJ McAlister
Publication date: October 24th 2023
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
One Moment. One Plan.
A Love that Changes Everything.
There was a time when Hunter Collins dominated my every dream.
Now, he is an all-star Quarterback and the bad boy of the NFL.
He may have been my first kiss, but that’s in the past.
I’m no longer the small-town invisible girl I once was.
I’m a successful journalist,
and Hunter Collins is the next name on my list, nothing more.
He’s cocky, indifferent, arrogant, and utterly irresistible.
I can’t seem to get him off my mind, or out of my panties!
Am I really in danger of falling for Hunter all over again?
Or will I learn the hard way that memories are always better than the real thing?
I thought I was invisible. Indestructible.
I was the man everyone wanted to be.
Star NFL Quarterback.
Every Woman’s Fantasy.
A Billionaire with the world at my feet.
Until an injury knocked me down.
I may be struggling, but I’m Hunter Collin.
I make my own destiny.
And a short escape to my small hometown is just what I need.
What I hadn’t planned for was Abigail Stevens.
She may be a reporter, but she’s hot, whip-smart,
and now that she’s burst into my life, I can’t get her off my mind.
Meanwhile, my injury has left me with more questions than answers
And I can’t shake the feeling that there is something important I need to remember.
As painful as it is, maybe I should let her go – for both our sakes.
Kiss in the Dark: The End Zone is a steamy, contemporary, small-town, football romance. It should be read following the prequel Kiss in the Dark: The Kickoff.
“What the hell was that?” I demand, my blood boiling. “Making a big scene over that guy in front of everyone?”
“I wanted to protect you,” he says, but my adrenaline is too high for me to accept it.
“I can handle myself, thank you!” My voice reverberates down the hallway, booming enough to make Hunter wince and look around.
“Abby, calm down.”
Ah, the magic words. Just what every woman wants to hear when she’s upset—a man’s reminder not to let her emotions show.
“Don’t tell me to calm down!” I shout, hoping to hell somebody hears.
Hunter scans the hallway again, then grabs me by the arm and pulls me to a door beside the entrance to the hall. It’s a coatroom, and a pimple-faced attendant looks up from his seat, shocked at the two of us barging in.
“Beat it,” Hunter tells the kid, who complies without a word.
The door shuts, and I wrench myself free of Hunter’s grasp yet again. “What the hell do you think you’re doing?” I growl, squaring off against him.
“We can’t fight like this in public,” he counters, his voice every bit as hard as mine. “I’m not going to let you ruin this event for those kids.”
“Me?” I clamp my teeth together to keep from calling him every name in the book. “Last time I checked, you were the one who went all alpha male in there and threw a guy out.”
“His hands were all over you,” Hunter shoots back, the color in his face rising.
“Maybe, but what does that have to do with you?”
“Everything!” He looms very close, and the musky scent of sandalwood that always clings to his skin floods over me. “Abby,” he says in a tight whisper. “You have no idea what it does to me to see someone else touching you like that.”
“You’re jealous,” I spit. “So what if I am?” Suddenly his hands are on me, crushing me against his massive body. “Jesus God,look at you,” he says, feasting his eyes on me. “How could I not be?”
His mouth dips down for mine, ready to crush our lips together, and I turn my head just in time. Partly to avoid igniting whatever memories a kiss might spark but also to keep from giving him the satisfaction of winning the prize of my mouth through sheer dominance.
But all my turning away does is offer him my neck, and he finds it readily, ravaging the crook above my collarbone with greedy kisses. The stubborn fire in my chest flares. No matter how determined I am to resist him, the primal effect he has on my body is undeniable.
about the author
Cary, North Carolina is where my journey began, and it’s been quite the adventure so far. I’ve carved out a niche for myself as an Indie Author, specializing in the world of Contemporary Romance. These days, you’ll find me nestled in a cozy town just outside the bustling streets of NYC, where I’ve turned my dream of being a full-time author into a beautiful reality.
When I’m not immersed in the world of writing, you’ll often catch me embracing the great outdoors. Ultra trail running has become my favorite pastime allowing me to clear my mind and recharge my creative energy. And speaking of passion, I’m an unapologetic New York Giants Fan – Sundays are sacred in our household, dedicated to the thrilling spectacle of NFL football.
I share this incredible journey with my high school sweetheart, my anchor in life’s unpredictable seas. Together, we’ve built a loving family, blessed with two wonderful sons and a beautiful daughter. This is my story, one that continues to unfold with every word I write and every page I turn. Thank you for being a part of it.