First First Chapter Friday of the year! (Try saying that five times fast.) Seriously, though, happy 2017 to all, and I hope this week’s first chapter makes your new year even happier.

This week’s incredibly hot selection comes from Roxanne D. Howard, who has gifted us with the first chapter of Overboard, book 3 from her Costa Mesa series. A little more about that book, as told to me by Roxanne herself:

At the end of their romantic holiday getaway, Piper is one loved-up woman, and she can’t get enough of the sizzling passion she’s found with Jack after all they’ve been through. The two lovers board Jack’s yacht and leave the idyllic hamlet of Catalina Island, California to head home for New Year’s Eve, and it seems nothing could be more perfect… until the day turns on a dime, and the waters rise. When Jack receives a radio distress call from an old friend out on the open ocean, their initial efforts to free a trapped, massive blue whale soon becomes a dangerous struggle for life or death when Jack risks everything to save it.

It’s a New Year’s Eve fraught with harrowing danger, narrow escapes, daring rescue missions, and heart-pounding passion. During their countless obstacles, Piper secretly discovers something shocking slipped into Jack’s coat pocket one time after they make love, and it threatens to change everything and rock the foundation of all they’ve built together. With the weight of the knowledge pressing down upon her, can their love survive? This New Year’s Eve, get ready for some fireworks, because it’s all going Overboard.

And now, without further adieu, I give you… an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Overboard. At the end of the excerpt, you can find a link to the whole chapter. (Do not read this at work. Trust me. If the text on the page doesn’t give your true pastime away, your glazed-over eyes surely will.) You can also find out where else to catch Roxanne and her amazing, amazing work online. Happy reading:

They’d made love once this morning when they awoke, but they were alone out here on the open sea. Her time in Catalina with Jack had taught her that if she asserted herself and showed him what she wanted, he gave it back to her tenfold. And right now, she was ready for it.

Read the whole chapter here.

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