Okay, that was a really lame way to begin this post, but it was the first thing that popped into my mind so I’m going with it 🙂

Why the nautical theme? Next week (the 6th of November, to be exact) my very first non-erotic (but still spicy) contemporary romance, Suspicious Ways is released. Yay!

I’m part excited, part nervous. Let’s face it, Lexxie Couper is known for her erotic romances (my Ellora’s Cave editor told me once I should teach classes on how to write hot sex scenes), so why the hell would I do something like write a non-erotic romance? Simple. Because the story told me to. And I’ve discovered in my years of writing that when the story speaks to you, you listen or suffer the consequences.

I’ll tease you all next week with an exclusive snippet, but for now, here’s the cover and the blurb and the buy links (if you want to pre-order it).

I really can’t for you all to read this one….but I’m definitely a little nervous too 🙂

Tame their desire? Better to try and tame the wind.

Four years after her father’s tragic death, Ali Graham is still trying to piece together her shattered life. However, with her mother’s worsening illness and mounting medical bills, Ali is in danger of losing her inherited yacht-chartering business. Things can’t possibly get worse—until the man who broke her heart sails back into her life.

After that night when desire to comfort spilled over into lovemaking, Jackson McKenzie’s crushing guilt drove him to say things he didn’t mean, to leave when he wanted to stay. But when he discovers Ali is partnered with Sydney’s most notorious entrepreneur, he has no choice but to step in.

If Jackson thinks Ali is going to let him swoop in and claim Wind Seeker as his own, she has a news flash for him. She can take care of herself, and as much as her traitorous body still craves Jackson’s touch, she’ll fight for her father’s legacy, tooth and nail.

Suspicion and distrust slice through their reignited passion like a gale force wind through the rigging. But failing to weather the storm risks more than a second chance at love. Their very lives could be at stake.

Product Warnings

Love is never easy. Especially when revenge, guilt and scorching desire all fight for control of the helm.

Pre-order at Samhain, Amazon and Barnes and Noble