Checking Yes debuted in the Hot on Ice anthology last month, so this is technically a re-release by my alter-ego Misty D. Waters.
1) Bonus Chapter!
2) Sneak Peak! In Tell Me No Lies, Cooper’s brother Josh heads to Turks & Caicos for a much needed vacation, and the woman of his dreams, quite literally, falls in his lap.
That’s right. Extra things.
And because you were awesome enough to open this post, you’re getting a look at an excerpt from the bonus chapter…
“If there’s anything I can do to help—”
“We want to do it on our own,” she cut in.
The statement said more than he heard. She didn’t want his help. In fact, she didn’t need it. He respected the hell out of that.
“Then I won’t stand in your way. And when you succeed, whatever the equivalent is to standing on the other side of the glass cheering is, that’ll be me. All the way.”
Savannah twisted all the way around and got to her knees. Cupped his face and kissed him gently. “Cooper Banks, I—”
It was on the tip of her tongue; he could tell. She was going to tell him she loved him, and he was more than ready. That was why he was here.
She released a sigh and sat back on her heels. “Nothing. I just want to thank you. That was sweet of you to say.”
“That’s not what you were going to say,” he said, lips curling upward.
Her beautiful blue eyes shone and narrowed. “Don’t press your luck. We’re having a good afternoon.”
“That we are, which is why I have one important question to ask you.”
Cooper rose and picked up a piece of driftwood. In the sand nearby, he carved out the same question he’d asked her last night. Do you like me? Check Yes or No. He’d made the boxes and everything.
Once complete, he passed her the wood. With one eyebrow cocked, she got to her feet and stared thoughtfully down at the question.
“It’s a serious question,” she noted.
“Absolutely. Practically life or death.”
She nodded, then walked over to the No box and put a big check mark inside. Finished, she tossed the wood and grinned at him.
“Tough crowd,” he said.
Disappointed as he was—her actions haven’t matched her answers in the least—he allowed her smile to keep hope alive.
Savannah walked into his arms and hugged him close. She gazed up into his eyes, biting her lower lip for a moment. “For such a smart man, you ask all the wrong questions.”
“Is that right?”
She nodded. “Ask me if I forgive you.”
She was absolutely right. Above all else, he couldn’t regain her love and trust until he had her forgiveness. It was the only way to move forward.
Heart pounding, he cleared his throat. “Do you forgive me?”
Checking Yes is available now!