Tanner by Dale Mayer
SEALs of Honor, Book 18
Release Date: October 09, 2018
Tanner Kosta is the newest member of the team. Active in sports, particularly aerial types, he’s training with a new military harness used in paragliding. The design was developed by Wynn Rider and her brother. As they run two SEAL teams through rigid training, Wynn’s glider fails mid-flight, sending her plummeting toward the ground. Only Tanner’s quick thinking saves her life–though it doesn’t save her from losing her job.
Wynn used to compete professionally in the cutthroat paragliding industry before she walked away from it, but this accident is by far the worst she’s ever had. Separating her gratitude from the growing attraction is nearly impossible.
Tanner has heard the old adage that saving a life makes you responsible for it. Having admired Wynn’s career when she was a professional paraglider, he’s more than a little interested in keeping a close eye on the fascinating lovely who almost literally fell in his lap.
When Wynn realizes her equipment had been sabotaged, she’s worried her past has come back to haunt her. Tanner may be the only one who can help her against someone who’s determined to put her and her brother out of business…permanently.
She chuckled and sat up until she was astride his hips, and then she pulled her T-shirt over her head. His eyes darkened yet again, and he licked his lips.
She undid her jeans and pulled down the zipper. Standing up on the bed above him, she quickly dropped her jeans and stepped out of them, kicking them to the floor. Dressed only in purple panties and a purple bra, she dropped back to straddle him. Then she tugged his shirt fully out of his waistband and moved it up his chest. Obligingly he leaned forward so she could pull it over his head. As soon as she had it free, she tossed it to join her clothes on the floor.
Her breath whispered out of her throat in awe. She studied the heavily muscled body before her. “Wow. You do work out.”
“No, I work for a living in a physical job,” he corrected. “I’m not a gym junkie. I’m somebody who must call on the strength when I need it.”
She stroked her fingers across his impressive six-pack, her fingers reaching up to gently pinch his nipples. “It’s a fine difference, I guess, but a very important one, given the work you do.”
She gently stroked his chest and his ribs, her fingers sliding into the grooves and moving around back and forth. She was fascinated by the muscles, fascinated by the size of him. She was long and lean, and there wasn’t a whole lot to her. She was small-breasted, small-waisted, whereas he was big in the shoulders; even his waist was massive.
“It’s amazing how very different we are.” She slowly stroked her hands down his belly, watching with a smile as he sucked it in.
She again slid several fingers just under the waistband of his jeans and gently stroked back and forth. Then she shifted so she sat lower on him and reached for his belt buckle. Immediately his hands came down to help her. She stopped, looked at him and said, “Your arms.”
He gave her a half glare but put his arms back up over his head.
She proceeded to unclasp his belt, then opened the button to his jeans and undid his zipper. She got up to walk to the end of the bed. There she grabbed his shoes, pulled them off, tossed them to the floor. Then she took off his socks and pulled at the legs of his jeans. He lifted up so they came away easily.
When she had them off, she smiled. “That looks much better.”
He looked down. Of course his body had already heavily reacted, the evidence lay pulsing inside the soft cotton boxers he wore.
She ran her fingers up his lower leg. “All of you is heavily muscled,” she said in delight. She gently stroked the definition of his thighs—first one, then the other. “Sometimes Mother Nature just does a bang-up job, doesn’t she?”
That startled a laugh out of him.
Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She’s best known for her Psychic Vision Series. Besides her romantic suspense/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in different genres.
To go with her fiction, she writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system.
She has recently published her Career Essentials Series.
All her books are available in print and digital format.
And then there’s her poetry…
As I walk forward on my path to the future,
I choose laughter, love, and light as my sutures,
stitching together my lifetime of choices,
as the essential fabric of my being rejoices
in the love, friendships, and faith that follow
the steps I take as I flow into my tomorrow.