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Sarah Jennings is about to turn forty and wonders whether the right guy is out there. A single mother for three years, she's had nothing but disastrous dates. Just as she's ready to give up, Drew Bryant comes along.

Drew, twenty-three, is a grad student and a swim coach. He's looking for something a little more invigorating than just pool water.

MAKE ME LOSE CONTROL is an erotic romance novel with heart, humor and heat.

Get it in various formats at: Smashwords or OmniLit

This 50,000+ word novel contains explicit depictions of sexual situations, and is intended for adults only.

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This excerpt takes place the day after Sarah first met Drew. She has just told her friend, Kathy, about the date and how it ended. (Sarah and Drew were discussing how and why they met, and after some mutual flirting and teasing, Drew drops a somewhat suggestive line and excuses himself.)


"He just walked out?" Kathy said.

"Just like that."

"Huh. The boy has a lot of willpower. I'll give him that."

"It was…I don't know," Sarah said. "It might have been the most confident thing I've ever seen a man do."

They were talking on the phone. Sarah had gone to her office after leaving the restaurant. She hadn't planned on telling Kathy about meeting Drew, but between running into Kathy and Drew's somewhat dramatic exit, she had to talk to somebody. They had covered the whole Kathy part of the episode and now were on to Drew.

"You're playing games," Kathy said.

"No, I'm not. That's ridiculous."

"You are. You finally got up the nerve to meet him and now you're just toying with him."

Sarah's mouth fell open. "I can't believe you're accusing me of that. What did I do? You know I'm not like that. Jeez."

"I know you're not, but you're acting like it now."

"You've lost your mind."

"Have I?" Kathy said. "For the last week or so you've fretted over whether to meet this guy. Then you decide to meet him. Then you say you're not even sure what you're going to do next. You know. Either you want to see him again-like on a real date-or you don't."

"It's not that simple," Sarah said.

"It could be."

"What do you mean?"

Kathy said, "You know exactly what I mean. You're no spring chicken. God, I hate that term. I don't know why I said that. I hate stupid clichés or whatever they're called. Never mind about that. It's been a while since you dated anyone, right? You've gone through who knows how many batteries-"

"Ha ha. Very funny," Sarah cut in.

"Sorry, couldn't resist. You know what I say? Do it."

"Do what?"

"Just meet him again. See if he acts the same way," Kathy said. "Same confidence. Same non-threatening guy you described. All that. I can't believe I'm having to talk you into this again."

Sarah said, "Me either. What is wrong with me? I'm just testing the waters, right?"

"That's almost as bad as the 'spring chicken' thing."

"I know."

"So," Kathy said. "Call him up. See him again."
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