Dare to Kiss
by S.B. Alexander
Genre: Sports Romance
Genre: Sports Romance
Besides her family, Lacey Robinson’s only other love is baseball.
She’s on top of the world when Arizona State University
approaches her to discuss a scholarship. To play for a college boys’
team is beyond what she has ever dreamed. Her fastball is
impeccable, her slider equally as good, and her curveball annihilates
anyone who dares to step in the batter’s box. But fate has its own
way of throwing curveballs. When she loses her mother and sister to
a home invasion, baseball and her dreams die with them. Tragedy
has a way of seeping deep into her psyche, causing nightmares,
panic attacks and blackouts. Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder, her psychiatrist recommends a change of scenery and picking up the things that she loved to
After a move clear across the country, only two things matter to Lacey—overcome her PTSD and make
Kensington High’s baseball team. But trying out for the team comes with complications—the captain,
Aaron Seever, doesn’t want a girl on the team.
Adding to her new life, she never counted on meeting someone who wants her as badly as Kade
Maxwell. The tall, sexy and drool-worthy bad boy has a magical touch that awakens her feminine side,
and a kiss that slowly erases her nightmares. But getting involved with him may be dangerous when
Kade’s arch-nemesis returns to town to settle a vendetta.
To complicate matters, her PTSD has taken a turn for the worse. She has to find a way to push away the
demons otherwise she may not have a chance at anything in life.
Intended for audiences 17 years and older.
He grinned with his infamous Maxwell smirk as he cupped my face.
I had barely caught my breath when his mouth was on me. I opened to him as his tongue dipped inside,
twining with mine. He tasted like forever. I wiggled against his hardness, and he moaned. Abandoning
my mouth, he trailed his lips along my jaw, my ear, and my neck. He licked over my racing pulse while
the heat from his hands was scorching my back. His torment was too much, yet not enough. My clothes
grew constrictive. I wanted to feel his bare skin against mine.
As if he sensed my need, he lifted my sweater over my head, throwing it to the floor. His eyes were seas
of shimmering copper. The backs of his fingers ghosted up and over my abs to land on the clasp of my
bra. For perhaps one second he hesitated before unsnapping it. When he did, I sucked in a breath, my
nipples hardening. He removed one strap then the other before it fell behind me.
“Beautiful,” he breathed, as he traced the outline of my breasts, teasing, but never touching the sensitive
peaks that ached for his magical fingers or even his mouth.
I pressed my hips into him, feeling his arousal. Desire swirled down my belly in a slow, sinuous slide.
He groaned, deep and sensual. “Baby, tell me what you want.”
My body tingled. My brain went blank. “You.” All I wanted to do right now was feel him and
everything he had to offer.
His eyes widened with a savage intensity that frightened me, yet calmed me. He pressed a kiss to my
breast, gliding his warm mouth over my nipple before sucking on it. I arched into him, rubbing against
him. He moaned, giving my other breast the same attention.
I fisted my hands in his sweater, tugging it up. He eased back, raising his arms. I lifted his sweater and
T-shirt over his head before tossing it aside. My gaze wandered over him, drinking in every muscled
inch of him from the line of light brown hair that disappeared into his jeans, to the six-pack abs that
sculpted his midsection, to the tattoos on his chest.
Pushing his fingers through my hair, he brushed his lips over mine. “Are you sure, Lace?” His voice was
Barnes & Noble
Spotlight on Shades of Rose http://shadesofrosemedia.com/
~About the Author~
S. B. Alexander’s passion for writing began when she read her first Stephen King novel, The Shining.
Over the years she kept telling family and friends she was going to write a book. Fifteen years later, on
the advice of a friend, she sat down and wrote her first novel. One year later, she published two novels
with three more slotted for release. Her books are targeted toward the young adult and new adult
Her young adult series, Vampire SEALS, includes two books, On the Edge of Humanity, and On the
Edge of Eternity, which have garnered high praise from readers. Dare to Kiss is the first book in her new
Alexander’s career has been colorful—a former navy veteran, high school math teacher and college
professor, sales consultant, coach, and manager. She loves baseball, especially the Boston Red Sox. She
enjoys playing golf, is moved by music and great stories, and will go out of her way to help people.
She currently works full time in Corporate America and writes any chance she gets. She believes words
are the key to opening the door to extraordinary places with amazing characters that tell a great story.
Author Links: Facebook Twitter Facebook Fan Page Goodreads YouTube Linked-In