MVP Excerpt


When Morgan woke the next morning, she felt like a jack hammer was going off inside her head. Seth was still sleeping peacefully beside her with his Stetson covering his face. She tried to turn in the bed but her legs felt heavy. Morgan peeked under the covers to find she was still wearing her cowboy boots. What the hell were they doing last night?

She lifted the Stetson and put it on the night stand. Seth didn’t make a move until she pulled back the covers to remove her boots.

“Morning.” He her gave a lazy smile.

She winced. “Please don’t shout.”

“I’m not. It’s that damn whiskey you drank last night.” Seth held up the jelly jar that was on the night table.

“Why didn’t you take it away from me?”

“I did. You grabbed another one on the way back to the house. Then you threatened to divorce me if I took it again.” He shook his head and chuckled.

“And you believed me?” She laid her pounding head on Seth’s shoulder.

“There was a lesson waiting to be learned.  Listen to your husband and you won’t get hangovers from illegal whiskey.”

Morgan ran her hand through Seth’s hair. “Why do I still have my boots on?”

“Because you gave me the ride of my life last night.” Seth flashed a devilish grin.

She groaned. “I don’t remember what happened after we left the bonfire.”

“Did you, by any chance, take any gymnastics classes when you were in school?”

“Two semesters in high school. Why?”

“I’d like to make a donation to your high school’s athletics program. Your dismount is of an Olympic caliber.” He leaned in to kiss her.

“Exactly how much fun did we have last night?” Morgan moved away, shooting him a suspicious look.

“Well, we stopped short of you taking pictures of my ‘hot body’ and sending them to Michelle.” He waggled his eyebrows.

“I don’t care how drunk I was, I never would have done that.”

“Don’t worry, baby, your super freak status is safe with me.” Morgan gasped as she spied bruises on his chest. “Oh my goodness, did I bite you?”

“Yes.” He laughed. “This one is my favorite.” Seth turned over onto his side, displaying his back.

Morgan searched his back, arms, and shoulders. “I don’t see anything.”

“That’s because you’re looking for New York when you should be looking for Florida.”

Morgan’s eyes drifted lower until she reached his ass. There were two distinct bites marks. “Why did you let me bite you?”

“We were trying something new. I went with the flow. You don’t hear me complaining. Any other sports you took up in high school?”

“Fencing.” She smirked. “Let’s see you turn that into something dirty.”

“I can lunge at you with my saber any time you like.”

“You know fencing?”

“Good for hand-eye coordination. I like to watch if I catch it on TV. Besides, you never know when sword fighting will come back in style.”

She laughed while rubbing her temples. “Do you have something for a hangover?”

“I don’t know if you deserve it.” Seth tickled her sides.

“Ouch! Don’t make me giggle, it makes my head hurt.”

“Damn. I suppose I can mix up something I call the Morning After Mixer. I make it for the guys when they party too hard when we’re on the road.”

She peered from behind the pillow. “What’s in it?”

“You don’t want to know.”

“Raw eggs?” She shuddered, remembering the concoctions he made daily.

“And tomato juice, some lime, a little cooking lard—”

Morgan clamped her hand over his mouth. “Just bring the drink.”

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Awesome Book! – “I could not put it down. Great story from start to finish. Have read the prequel too! I hope there is a 3rdbook with Seth and Morgan . Love it! Love it!” – Amazon Reader Review

Couldn’t put down“The love between Morgan and Seth just flew off the pages.” – Amazon Reader Review

OH MY GOODNESS! This was a fantastic story. The characters are just made for each other.  They all seem so down to earth that you immediately fall in love with everyone you are introduced to. A must read. – ARe Reader Review

Rhonda Laurel pens a great sequel to “For the Love of the Game” – Rhonda Laurel pens a great sequel to For the Love of the Game in her newest book MVP.  A nice quick read that will captivate you with the author’s lovable and well written characters and their great chemistry between them. – Barnes & Noble Reader Review

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