Sorry Christian and Gideon, there’s a new heartthrob for you to contend with. Meet Talon. Talon Steel.
As all our favourite heroes, he’s broken, having never fully recovered from a horrific childhood drama. He simply goes through life taking from women what is too often freely proffered, yet offers nothing in return. Until, of course, Jade enters his life.
Jade’s sweet and beautiful and giving and yes, once he sets eyes on her, he desires her with a craving he fears he’ll never be able to satisfy.
As the two become lovers, long-buried secrets from their past threaten to destroy their all-consuming and passionate love affair. Will their relationship survive?
If you’ve ever been a fan of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey series, Sylvia Day’s The Crossfire series or of Sadie Matthews, Natasha Walker, Indigo Bloom or Meredith Wild, then you’re bound to love Helen Hardt’s The Steel Brothers saga. Begin with Craving, follow with Obsession and end with Possession.
Read an excerpt from Craving, book 1 in the Steel Brother saga:
His words crept under my skin, and my hackles rose. Why did everything he said cut through me like an ice pick?
“You know, you hardly know me. Why are you being so judgmental?”
“I know you more than you think, blue eyes. I know you’ve had a life so full of privilege that the worst thing in the world that has ever happened to you is you got humiliated on your wedding day.”
“For your information, my life has not been full of privilege. I had a modest upbringing”—I did a one-eighty around his gourmet kitchen, Viking stove and all—“which clearly you did not.”
He chuckled again, and goddamnit, my dander rose.
“Blue eyes, there are some things money can’t buy. Modest upbringing or not, you had a college education. You had a law school education. Once you pass the bar, you’ll be able to get a job that pays decent money. And with your looks and that luscious body of yours, you’ll have no problem attracting another guy in no time. So don’t tell me you don’t have privilege.”
I had to think to understand his last words. I was stuck on the “looks and luscious body” part. Was he attracted to me? This western god? Attracted to me?
I opened my mouth to speak, but before any words came out, he grabbed my arm, pulled me toward him, and crushed his mouth to mine.
The kiss was raw. He forced his tongue between my lips and took, just took.
My legs quivered. Oh, God…
Seven years of kissing Colin…and it had never been like this.
He devoured me, and I melted into him. He grabbed the back of my hair and yanked on it as he continued to plunder my mouth. Electric jolts arrowed straight to my pussy. No man had ever yanked on my hair before, and oh my God… I returned his kiss with greed. Such a soothing salve for my shattered ego. This man…found me attractive… Was kissing me—
He ripped his mouth from mine and sucked on my neck, trailing tiny kisses up to my earlobe.
“God, blue eyes…”
My legs nearly gave way, but he steadied me.
“That guy you almost married,” he whispered into my ear. “Did he ever kiss you like this, blue eyes?”
About Helen Hardt:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since.
In addition to being an award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family.
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