After losing her husband to a sudden heart attack, Tess Mathews escapes to Bora Bora to lay her husband and sorrow to rest. What she doesn’t expect is a new beginning.
Tom Clemmins is an A-list actor whose life revolves around work and an onslaught of women. He travels to Bora Bora for a much-needed break. Tom has a few ideas of how he’ll enjoy his vacation, but love isn’t one of them. Until he sees Tess.
Reserving a private shark-feeding excursion to scatter her husband’s ashes into the lagoon, Tess is furious when Mr. Hollywood bribes his way onto the boat, leaving her no other choice but to share the boat ride.
Tess is torn between tremendous guilt and zealous lust when their boat ride turns into a week full of romance and desire neither thought imaginable. Utterly smitten with a woman for the first time in his life, Tom casts his commitment phobia aside and whisks Tess off to Malibu where he introduces her as his “girlfriend” on the red carpet.
As the paparazzi besiege, can Tess survive the media blitz that ensues in order to find her second chance at love?
Oh my! Tom and Tess have stolen my heart! No More Wasted Time was the perfect mixture of romance and hot and steamy. And the best part of this story is that the main characters are older (in their 40s) and are hot hot hot.
Tess Matthews is heart broken. The love of her life has died suddenly of a heart attack and she is needing closure. She heads on a solo trip to Bora Bora to say goodbye to her husband of 25 years. On her first day there, she runs into Tom Clemmins, yes THE Tom Clemmins, Hollywood playboy, with his date of the day, a gorgeous blonde model. Although Tess is attracted to Tom, it’s not what she is here for. So she books a tour out to one of her and her late husbands favorite spots to say goodbye to him and hopefully start to live her life again. Her private tour, soon turns into a tour for two, when Tom decides to overbid her on her tour and invites himself along for the ride.
Although mad, Tess needs to take care of her husband’s ashes and can’t wait, so she begrudgingly lets Tom come along. The events of the next couple of days are a whirlwind and Tess finds herself in the arms of Tom and he teaches her to live her life, and waste no more time in the past.
Tom is loving, kind, romantic and passionate. He doesn’t believe in dating or love or marriage but there is something about Tess that he just can’t shake.
I can’t really tell you much else. But I could not put this book down! Loved it so much and am happy to see that more books are planned for the Clemmins/Matthews family. 5 huge stars for this feel good love story.
Tom and Tess strolled back to the guesthouse. As soon as the door shut behind them, Tom pressed his body tightly to hers, pinning her against the wall. His lips fastened around hers, stealing the breath from her lungs. He raised her arms above her head, holding her wrists tightly with one hand. The pleasure of it sent her pulse rocketing through her veins.
He released his grip on her wrists and fervidly tugged at her clothing. “Were you afraid you’d miss me today?” he whispered before bearing his mouth down over hers.
Caught up in the heat of his hungry lips, she couldn’t answer, but nodded yes. She gently stroked his face with her fingers and kissed him deeply in return. Tom buried his face in her neck and she could feel him trembling beneath her fingers. Moans climbed from her throat and he greedily took her cries of longing into his mouth.
His dark eyes locked on hers and he grasped her upper arms, holding her to the wall. “I wantyou,” came a possessive growl from deep within him. His words spoken so powerful, it was as if he were trying to tell her something.
To her own surprise, the strength of his intense desire, flooded her with a fierce wave of arousal. She vehemently gripped the hair at the nape of his neck. “Then takeme.”
Glancing at the bed, she stretched her leg to the side, her toes searching for the bedside table for support.
“We’re not going over there,” Tom flirted in a low rumble.
Clutching her firmly by the ribcage, he bent down taking hold of her nipple tenderly between his teeth and drawing it into the heat of his mouth. She balanced on her tippy toes as he squeezed firmly along the outside of her thigh, grabbing hold of her leg and drawing it up over his hip.
She fumbled blindly with the button of his jeans as his kisses became tender, brushing over her cheek, neck and throat. “I want you,” he whispered again, softly this time.
The gentleness of his voice made her tremble even more, making it nearly impossible of her to get his jeans off.
One brow bent into a touch of a frown as if she didn’t understand what he was trying to tell her. He reached down to help her with the fastening of his jeans. He nudged his hips forward and the hard length of him slid along the wetness of her skin, only teasing her with his ridge.
On the edge of peaking, she whimpered softly, “Please.”
He did it again and again, sliding against that one throbbing spot. Holding back, paying no attention to her pleads for more. “Not yet, Tess.” His deep sexy voice rumbled low in his chest.
Her fingers dug into his shoulders as she lifted her other leg around his hip, sinking onto him fully. Hot kisses trailed up her neck as he grabbed her ass. The strength of his hands and vigorous thrusts made her cry out with pleasure, securing her hands behind his neck for support.
Tess felt a connection with him like no other. Tom handled her tenderly, yet powerfully at the same time. How can this be? Oh God. He touches me just right and his mouth tastes so fucking good. I’ve never felt like this. I didn’t think it could be so good. Kiss him, Tess. Kiss him like you want to.
Letting go of her fears, guilt, and the sheer desire she’d been holding back, Tess planted her lips on his and kissed him with passion and hunger. Plunging her tongue deeper as she played with his, she ignited a new energy in him. The louder she moaned, the more dynamic he became, driving deeper into her very soul. A tear spilled down her cheek as she crested her peak again. Tom kissed her tenderly as his body convulsed and slumped heavily against her.
For the past twenty-one years, Beverly Preston has been a stay at home mom, although she prefers the title Domestic Engineer, raising her four amazing kids. Along the way, Beverly worked side by side with her husband Don, the love of her life, designing, building and selling custom homes. As her children begin to venture out on their own, she’s left to shed a tear—for a minute—wonder what’s next in life, and embrace the feeling of empowerment that surely must’ve been wrapped in a present she received on her fortieth birthday.
If Beverly isn’t at home riding her spin bike, you’ll find her spinning richly emotional and sinfully sexy romance stories.