Moon Harbor, Maine was supposed to be the fresh start Alex Benning was looking for. As she settles into her new life, not only does she reconnect with her first love, Sam Waters, but also uncovers a family secret that threatens to change everything. Fans of the Indigo Ridge series by Devney Perry will devour Light in the Dark by Kate McWilliams, a steamy small-town, romantic suspense.
A woman in search of a place to belong.
A man finally getting his second chance.
And a lingering secret that threatens to change everything…
Alex Benning has never known a true home. After inheriting her beloved aunt’s cottage in the small coastal town of Moon Harbor, Maine, she finally gets a chance to start over and leave the life of solitude behind. But she never expects to find herself face to face with her first love—the first man to ever break her heart.
Sam Waters stopped looking for love a long time ago. With a job he enjoys and people he cares about, he’s finally learned to be content with things just as they are. Until the one who got away comes back into his life and makes him crave more. The flame between Alex and Sam reignites and the sparks between them are brighter than ever.
But as Alex settles into her new home, she begins to uncover the truth about her family and the tragedy that changed her life all those years ago. With more questions than answers, Alex and Sam set out to discover what really happened. And the closer they get, the closer danger lurks.
Will Alex be able to survive the unraveling of old family secrets before it’s too late? Before she loses Sam forever.
Copyright 2022 @Kate McWilliams
I looked up at Sam’s face. Concern was all over it, but something else was in his eyes. It was then that I realized just how close he was standing to me. My breasts were grazing his chest with each breath I took. For a minute, we just stared at each other. Hesitantly, I brought my free hand up to rest over Sam’s heart. It was pounding deep within his ribs and each beat was like a drum I could feel vibrating everywhere.
Suddenly, his other hand was at my waist, fingers digging into my flesh enough to make me jump. Not out of fear. Right here, right now, I wasn’t scared. I needed him. I needed to feel him, to be felt by him. To forget everything else that was happening. I didn’t want to think about being alone or someone trying to hurt me. I wanted to live in this moment.
I released his hand and brought mine up to wrap around his neck. Our eyes didn’t move off of each other. He bent down slowly, grabbing onto my hip. His lips were so close to mine, I could feel his warm breath on my face as he opened them. What happened in a moment felt drawn out in slow motion. It was too slow for me. I lifted my head towards him, our lips only an inch away. And then, a riot.
His lips finally crashed down on mine and everything exploded. Our touch, our breath, the hot streaks of anticipation flashing through my body. I felt his hands grab me harder, hard enough to maybe leave a bruise and if I could have spared the brain cells to think about that, I would have found it sexy. But instead, I couldn’t think. Just feel. His lips were surprisingly soft, but the pressure was hard. He swooped his tongue into part my own lips and claim my mouth. My hands at the back of his neck now pulled at his hair, not to pull him away but to have something to hold onto in this frenzy.
About Kate McWilliams
A writer, poet, and essayist, Kate McWilliams loves letting loose by writing steamy, heart-melting romances mixed with mystery and suspense.
Growing up in a “reader” household, she gets her love of mysteries from her mother and her love of steamy romance from being a triple Taurus. An avid reader, she loves most genres, though her favorite books usually come from her fellow indie romance authors.
Kate is mom to the best kid in the world, who rightfully turns her nose up at anything romantic. Together they live in New Jersey with their crazy corgi, Nova.