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Let’s give a warm First Kiss Friday to my guest Kryssie Fortune and her characters from Marriage, Mobsters, and the Marine! Happy reading and enjoy.


Firstly, I need to thank Sherri for letting me drop by and tell you about Abigail and Jared’s first kiss.


When Abigail’s Great-Aunt Edith died, her will said she and her brother could only inherit her fortune if they married within a year. Lacking self-confidence, and convinced she can attract a husband, Abigail advertises for a husband. Jared’s a former Marine who has just set up his own business, but he needs money to get his family out of a hole. He answers an advertisement, thinking it’s for mercenary work. Instead Abagail asks him to marry her, and he accepts. The don’t share their first kiss until after they’ve married.

Oblivious, Ben chattered on. “Hey, you get to spend the night in the honeymoon suite. It’s bright pink and tacky, if you ask me, but my gran does her best. All the romantic stuff sucks anyway. Got to run. I promised I’d help Mom get the ballroom ready.”

Jared took the seat Ben had vacated. “Tacky, huh?”

Abigail’s cheeks flamed. “No tackier than our arrangement. Sorry, I didn’t expect the ceremony to be so difficult. I see you met Sean Mathews and William Holland. William and his wife live three doors along from me. Sorry, I mean us. Sean’s kind of my surrogate older brother while Adam’s away. I hope they didn’t give you a hard time.”

He covered her hand with his. “Not at all. They just told me how lucky I am to have married you and threatened to set their dogs on me if I hurt you.”

She laughed, clearly thinking he exaggerated, but his face never slipped. “Really? Jared, I’m sorry. That’s awful.”

He shook his head. “I’m glad they’re looking out for you. You did a kind thing for the kid, asking him to sit in with your class.”

He’d never noticed the way her smile turned her from unremarkable to stunning before, but she glowed when he spoke about her class. He vowed to spend the night at her side and see how many times he could make her smile again. What, with those long legs and her smile, she held a promise of something more than dowdy clothes and a self-sacrificing streak.

He stared out to sea for a moment, then spotted Sean and William watching from the beach. Not that he cared. The way his new wife radiated kindness and warmth touched him deeply. He had a sudden need to kiss her, so he leaned over the table and brushed his lips over hers, offering a taste of everything they’d share later. The way she backed off and blushed reminded him of a skittish colt. He liked his women sassy but submissive. His wife was a sweet-natured virgin who blushed at his touch.

He stood and offered her his hand. “Let’s go inside. We can get through this, but it might be a long night.”

With another of her glorious smiles, she took his hand and let him lead her indoors. When they stepped through the door, they realized half of Westhorpe Ridge had gathered to toast their nuptials. William and Sean fastened their dogs’ leashes to a rail outside and followed them in.

The room erupted into good-natured teasing and cheers. Determined to play his part better this time, Jared put his arm around Abigail’s shoulders and pulled her close.

He soon realized she had a kind word for everyone in the room. As he downed another glass of champagne, he felt proud of the woman he’d married. Maybe they could build their relationship on mutual respect and friendship. He wanted nothing to do with love, not when he was just a temporary accessory.

Sometimes later,

Abigail Jared’s gaze meshed with hers, and although neither said a word, shivers ran along her spine. A tingle of need sparked inside her womb, then burst into a bonfire of need. When he helped her to her feet, his strength made her feel small and defenseless. Any minute now, her resolve would shatter, and she’d embarrass herself by begging him to spank her.

Scooping her in his arms, he carried her toward the bed. “That was unexpected but very welcome. You’re quite a surprise, little Abby.”

Usually she protested when people shortened her name, but the way Jared called her by a pet name made her feel fluttery inside. He laid her on the screaming-pink comforter and crawled up her body. He reminded her of a jungle cat claiming its prey, and she liked it.

His lips met hers, and when his tongue delved between her lips, she wondered if he’d taste his own cum. Another sweep of his tongue, and all rational thought faded. She’d do anything this man demanded, but when their kiss ended, she moaned softly.

He chuckled and rolled one of her nipples between his finger and thumb while he explored the other with his teeth and tongue. She wanted him to bite a little harder or twist the nipple he fingered, but instead he moved his hand lower.

Jared’s fingers found her clit, teasing it with gentle strokes that made her writhe on the bed. He pushed her legs wider and kissed his way down her flat stomach before he feasted on the juices pooled in her pussy. She tensed and cried out when his tongue speared her vagina. He took his time, licking and tormenting her until she wanted to beg. She almost regretted making him come in her mouth. He kept lapping at her clit until her hands curled into the comforter and her head tossed to and fro on the pillow.

When she felt him stiffen against her leg, she whimpered for more. He chuckled against her clit, then slid one finger inside her. Hips bucking, she tried to ride his hand. Before she could find the relief she needed, he stopped and kissed his way back to her breasts. She mewled like a hungry kitten, arching her back and rotating her hips, begging him for more.


Marriage, Murder, and the Marine is book one of my Heroes of Westhorpe Ridge series. The others are –

Sex, Scandal, and the Sheriff – Sean Mathews, a former seal, gets embroiled in spy scandal that almost costs him the woman he loves.

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Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor – Adam Montgomery, an army doctor finally comes home to find he has an eleven year old son he didn’t know existed.

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Blurb for Murder, Marriage, and the Marine.

Abigail Montgomery, a small town schoolteacher with zero self-confidence, dreams of the Dickensian Christmas her family never enjoyed. Each month she attends a masked BDSM club, but her next visit will be her last. If she doesn’t marry within the next year, her brother won’t inherit Montgomery Hall. Desperate, she advertises for a husband.

Jared Armstrong, a former Marine sharpshooter and occasional Dom needs to $125,000 to get his family out of a hole. His solution—to marry Abigail Montgomery for her money. His only regret is his wife won’t accept his spanking lifestyle.

Gradually, Abigail comes to dream of making their marriage real, but she promised Jared a divorce two years after their wedding. Can they share some Christmas magic as their relationship faces extortion threats, a kidnapping, and an attempted murder? Or will Jared break her heart when he walks away?

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