Sunday, February 22, 2015

Her Soldier's Touch by JM Stewart

NOTE: Buy links aren’t included yet, as I don’t have them. Though I did include a link to the Goodreads page. I’ll send a follow up email with buy links when I get them. Should be about 2 weeks prior to release, so around March 2nd.


Title: Her Soldier’s Touch

Author: J.M. Stewart

Genre: contemporary romance

Publisher: Crimson Romance

Word Count: 70, 000

Release date: March 16, 2015

ISBN: 978-1-4405-8137-3

ISBN-10: 1-4405-8137-1





Experience has taught single mother Rachel Madison that the only person she can truly rely on is herself. But what she wants most in the world—to give her son the life she never had growing up—means she must put her faith in a man who once walked out on her.


Retired from the service, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Colton Taylor makes a detour to Phoenix to bury his brother. Nobody is more surprised than he is to see Rachel waiting for him at the airport. He regrets the morning he walked away from her, but coming from an abusive home taught Colt to put limits on all his relationships—especially this one.


So when he discovers he has a son, Colt knows this is a chance to prove to himself he’s not a chip off the old block. Turning his life around doesn’t come naturally, though. Then a drug dealer crops up from his brother’s dark past, threatening their son and forcing Colt and Rachel to face their demons … and each other.


Sensuality Level: Sensual


Excerpts—please choose only one


Excerpt #1


“How the hell could you not tell me I had a son?”


Rachel darted a panicked glance at the hallway behind her then narrowed her eyes.

“Keep your voice down. He doesn’t know. When and if I decide to tell him, it’ll be on my terms.” She drew up straight and angled her chin a bit higher, but he didn’t miss the hurt that flared in her eyes. “You left, Colt. Left without a word and never came back. Or did you forget that part?”


He folded his arms, firmly ignoring the regret that sank, hard and cold and heavy, in his stomach. If he acknowledged it, he’d have to face the very real possibility he’d become what he loathed, and he would not go there. Not now. “You still should have told me. Jake knows how to reach me. Rosa knows how to reach me. Hell, any army base in the United States could figure out where I was in case of emergency. I had a right to know I have a son.”


Rachel froze where she stood, her eyes wide and searching his. Several heartbeats later, she let out a heavy sigh, her shoulders rounding, and dropped her arms to her sides. “You’re right. It’s why I met you at the airport. I was wrong to keep him from you.”


The dejection in her tone cut him to the quick. Regret erupted in Rachel’s eyes, hitting his chest in a sucker punch. His anger slipped from his fingers as years of denial, of longing, rushed up on him. Damn his weak hide. One soft sigh from her and all his good intentions went up in a puff of smoke. If he was honest with himself, they always had.


Excerpt #2


“Maybe I do it to protect you. Did you ever think of that? I don’t do relationships, Rach. You’re better off finding someone who can give you what you need, because I’m not that man.”


That damn stony wall made her want to hit him just to see him react.


She clenched her fists. “Coward.”


Colt’s head jerked in her direction. His gaze seared into her as he studied her.


“I don’t need your protection.” She glared at him. “I’m perfectly capable of looking out for myself.”


He turned his body fully toward her and copied her stance, folding his arms across his chest. “All right. You really want to know what I’m thinking? Telling me you want me because our son needs his father wasn’t what I hoped you’d say. I wanted you to tell me you wanted me. But, I know damn well I have no right to want that, for exactly that reason … I walked out. And, for the record, I didn’t tell you all that stuff that night to scare you. I was being honest.”


His body heat radiated against her side as he closed the distance between them, stepping into her personal space then taking another step, until his scent of soap and man washed over her and his firm body brushed hers. His voice lowered to a husky murmur, his breath whispering across her cheek.


“More than I should have been. Those eyes of yours pull things out of my mouth I shouldn’t say. You’re my ultimate weakness, sweetheart.”




J.M. Stewart is a coffee and chocolate addict who lives in the Pacific Northwest. She’s a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily ever after.


Find J.M. Stewart at:, on Facebook at, and on Twitter @JMStewartWriter.


KEYWORDS: soldier, PTSD, secret baby, friends to lovers, Phoenix, single mother





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