Saturday, 23 November 2019

Mambo by Melanie Munton + #Giveaway + Excerpt

Mambo (Sultry Nights #5) by Melanie Munton
Published in America on the 19th November 2019.

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Mambo (n): a spicy, sensual dance with a high energy level, sometimes described as raunchy; characterized by a free and spontaneous style

Sophie Fuentes didn't get her family out of Miami. Now, el diablo has the most precious thing in the world to her. She has to put all of her trust in DEA agent Max Romano--trust that has been severely tested--in order to keep those she loves alive. But it's not easy when the bullets start flying and cars start exploding. 

Max has already risked his life to protect Sophie, and he'll risk it over and over again until she's safe. This all started because he couldn't keep his hands off her, and it will end because he's too obsessed to ever let her go. Her enemies are now his enemies. And taking them down is nothing short of a life or death scenario. 

But those enemies also have no idea what lengths he'll go to in order to protect the woman he can't live without.
Whether he actually lives through it or not.


Max studies me for another moment, his amber gaze piercing something deep inside me. Then he surges forward and seals his mouth over mine. 
When he takes me by the upper arms and lifts me to my feet, I realize what he’s doing. With this kiss, he’s telling me he’ll always be here to let me fall when I need to, but he’ll also be ready to pick me right back up and put together whatever pieces of myself have broken off. He’ll shoulder the weight of my burdens and grief whenever I need a reprieve. And he’ll hand them back over when I’m ready because he knows that’s what I need. He respects that I need to be responsible for myself.
This man is perfect for me.
For this brief moment in time, I lose myself to that revelation and to his kiss. 
I fling my arms around his neck, taking him by surprise, and thrust my tongue into his mouth. After his feet have regained their balance, he meets my eagerness with similar gusto. He slides his tongue over mine and cradles my head with his big hand. Noises come from the back of my throat when he tightens his hold on me, shoving me harder against the wall. I suck in a much-needed breath when he rips his mouth away to trail open-mouthed kisses down my neck. They’re not exactly hungry kisses—more like reverent ones. They’re kisses that let me know he cherishes me. That he’ll always take care of me the way I need to be cared for. 
When he pulls away, I understand why.
And I love him even more for it.
If he keeps going, he’s going to want more. And I’m just not in the right frame of mind to be fully invested in any love making, which wouldn’t be fair to him. He knows all of this, probably before I even knew it myself. 
“Let’s get you in the shower,” he says in that deep timbre I love.
With heart-wrenching tenderness, he slowly undresses me. Starting with my tank top, he lifts the hem and draws it over my head. His eyes noticeably heat when they fall on my lacy black bra, but he remains focused on his task and reaches around me to undo the clasp without touching my breasts. After he drops the bra to the floor, I think he purposely avoids looking at them altogether.
I guess a man, even in the midst of chaos, can handle only so much temptation.
Which means he must experience pure torment when he lowers himself to his knees to pull down my skirt. His breathing turns ragged, sounding loud in the otherwise quiet room. His movements speed up after the black material pools at my feet. His fingers quickly remove my underwear and toss them aside, as if he can no longer look at them without doing something about it. But before he pushes back to his feet, he lays a sweet kiss on my thigh.
My hips jolt forward at the contact.
The action isn’t intentional. Just a reflex to feeling his mouth anywhere near my inner thighs. 
He freezes. 
His eyes dart up to mine, questions brewing in them. My only response is to bite my lip because I’m not even sure what I want or need right now. 
But as always, Max already knows.
He lowers his gaze and swallows. “I’ve got you, baby,” he whispers against my mons. “Hold on to me and let me take you away for a minute.”

Meet the Author 

Traveler. Reader. Beach-goer. St. Louis Cardinals fan. Pasta-obsessed. North Carolina resident. Sarcastic. Bit of a nerd.

Author of the Cruz Brothers, Possession and Politics, and Timid Souls series, Melanie loves all things romance, comedies and suspense in particular because it's boring to only stick to one sub-genre! From light-hearted comedies to sexy thrillers, she likes to mix it up, but loves her some strong alpha males and sassy heroines.

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And now it's time for the Giveaway!

The prize is a $10 Amazon gift card.
Open internationally until the 28th November.

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  1. Have I ever mentioned how much I love giveaways? Because I love giveaways lol

  2. A BEAUTY - cant wait to read and enjoy

  3. Replies
    1. It's a fun image that, I think, fits well with the story

  4. Great cover and giveaway entered thankyou fingers crossed

    1. Yes, fingers crossed for everybody in the giveaway!

  5. I love the sexy, playful cover.