Loving Cara  by Kristen Proby is the first in a sexy western trilogy that will take you inside the lives of these two ex-high-school classmates. They're consumed with desire for each other — will their budding relationship last? We're sharing two enticing excerpts  — a clean one and a dirtier version — from the new erotic fantasy. Keep in mind: if you wouldn't want your co-workers spying on you reading Fifty Shades of Grey, both excerpts should be considered NSFW. Here's a little bit about the book:
"Loving Cara, the first in USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby's sizzling new trilogy, sets the stage under the wide Montana sky for the reunion of two former high school classmates. Will this cocky, muscled rancher be able to corral this wallflower-turned-confident-beauty? Life and love in the modern West continue with the next book in the series, Seducing Lauren, on sale on Aug. 19."
Read the excerpts below, and for more information on the steamy series, visit XOXO After Dark .
"Why is it so hard for you to believe that I want you, sweetheart?" His voice is soft as he leans in and whispers in my ear. "Answer me."
"It's not that I don't believe it." My eyes flutter closed at the feel of his breath against my ear. "Hell, I can feel it. But we've known each other for ages, and now . . ."
"Now what?" His lips glide down my neck and back up to my ear.
"Now we have more to think about than whether or not we're attracted to each other. There's Seth to consider," I whisper.
"Do you trust me?" He pulls back just a few inches so he can look me in the eye, and I swallow.
His eyes flare and he smiles softly, cups my neck in his hands, and lowers his mouth to mine. I love the way he kisses!
His full lips cover mine and he stills, not moving them, just breathing me in. I glide my hands up his shoulders and into his hair and press myself against him, my nipples puckering, and he growls as he sinks into me, licking the seam of my lips, asking for entrance.
I kiss him back, sucking and pulling on his lower lip with my teeth. His eyes narrow as he bends down and lifts me easily in his arms, carrying me out of the spare room and into his bedroom, never taking his lips from mine.
It's as if he can't get enough of me, and I feel the exact same way.
I need him.
I need this.
He carries me to the bed, still inside me, and lays me flat on my back, my lower legs hanging off the edge. He kisses me, then pulls out of me, making me groan.
"Josh . . ."
"Shhh." He circles a nipple with his tongue and then nuzzles the underside of my breast. "Just relax and enjoy."
"What are you doing?"
"What I've wanted to do since you got out of your car two weeks ago. I'm tasting you."
He drags his lips down my belly, over my navel, and to the small patch of curls that cover my pussy.
He kneels between my knees and lifts my legs over his shoulders, tilts my pelvis up with one hand on my ass, and pulls one finger down my slit from my clitoris all the way down to my ass.
"You're so swollen and wet for me." His voice is a deep whisper. He leans in and gently kisses that sensitive nub, licks it, then kisses it again.
"Josh," I whisper, closing my eyes.
"Yes, baby." Now I feel the flat of his tongue against me and he pushes it down into my folds and inside me.
"Shit!" I cry out as he sucks my lips into his mouth, and I feel him grin against me before he does it again, making me writhe and move against him, circling my hips against his face.
If he stops, I might kill him.