When Stars Collide [NOOK Book]

Overview

Undeniable attraction, a one night stand, a missing sibling, and different continents to name a few, can these two overcome all the obstacles and accept the love between them?

US Marshall Cortland Kysenzki never imagined that returning to Texas for a friend's birthday party would change his outlook on life. But it did, all it takes is one look and he is a goner. Only one problem, it is his friend's sister who snares his attention.

Zémire Gibson...

See more details below
When Stars Collide

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.49
BN.com price

Overview

Undeniable attraction, a one night stand, a missing sibling, and different continents to name a few, can these two overcome all the obstacles and accept the love between them?

US Marshall Cortland Kysenzki never imagined that returning to Texas for a friend's birthday party would change his outlook on life. But it did, all it takes is one look and he is a goner. Only one problem, it is his friend's sister who snares his attention.

Zémire Gibson comes to celebrate her brother's birthday. Despite her resolve to not get involved with anyone, coming face to face with a man she's dreamed about since childhood, turns that into nothing. So she allows herself one night in Cort's amazing embrace beneath the Texas sky.

When her brother goes missing, Cort flies to France to tell her and ask for her help with something he received from BB Gibson before his disappearance. It didn't matter what circumstances brought him back within reach of Zémire, Cort is determined not to let her go again, having been unable to vanquish her from his memory. He escorts her back to Texas where they grow closer as she hopes and prays for her brother to resurface.

But Zémire isn't the same child she used to be, she's a grown woman with a mind and a life all her own…one in France. Will Cort have what it takes to convince her once and for all they are meant to be, or will she be gone from his life forever?



Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857154668
  • Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/14/2011
  • Series: Code of Honour , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 121
  • Sales rank: 134,771
  • File size: 377 KB

Meet the Author

Aliyah Burke lives on the East Coast with her husband. They have two dogs and a cat. A Navy wife, she enjoys hearing from her readers. If you visit her website, please don’t forget to sign the guestbook. Her debut novel, A Knight’s Vow, is available through online retailers or Author House. She has one book published with Red Rose titled 'A Little White Lie', and another one titled, 'An Unlikely Encounter', to be released with them 06 Sep 07.
Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

Cortland Kysenzki tipped back the beer and sighed in contentment as the chilled brew slid down his parched throat. The respite, although brief, was welcomed. The unforgiving Texas sun beat down on him and the others gathered for the party. Not that the heat seemed to slow the mood. Women in scant attire dashed to and fro along with shirtless men, laughing and having a great time. They were like a bunch of college kids having a blast.

This was the thirty-seventh birthday bash for his college friend, Benvolio ‘BB’ Gibson. His nickname derived from his name, Benvolio Benedict Gibson. Everyone called him BB, apparently from the time he’d been in diapers. It was how he’d always referred to him. He and BB had played football together and had shared some classes. He was thrilled he’d been in town when the call came for the party. It was nice to just hang out with some old college buddies and relax.

“Really, Cort, this is a party, man. A smile or two won’t kill you.” BB’s voice sneaked in and jerked him from his wandering.

He met the glance of his friend and smiled at the cockeyed birthday hat on BB’s shaved head. The brown eyes staring at him were full of twinkling mischief.

“Just lost for a moment, man.”

“I’m sure. The big bad federal agent doesn’t know how to take time off. Well, here you’re off the clock, so smile. Maybe you’ll even get laid if you do.” Cort chuckled and BB got a mock shocked look on his face. “Not from me, Cortland Kysenzki. I know we’re close but?uh, uh?not ever going to happen.”

Cort laughed even harder, not bothering to take offence. There was no reason. BB had a wild and crazy sense of humour. Nothing was off limits to say. Beer up to his lips he scanned the crowd again, this time paying a bit more attention to the women. There were some very attractive ones weaving in and out of the crowd.

“Perhaps,” he admitted.

BB smacked him on the back then headed off to mingle. Cort sought some shade and leant against a thick trunk. He mulled over BB’s words as he watched people dancing, some playing volleyball, and others standing around in groups talking.

How long had it been since he’d been with a woman? Damn, if I have to think on it like this, it’s been way too long. He frowned and thought harder. Had work taken over his life that much that he’d not allowed himself any time for fun?

He shrugged as the echoes of his two brothers’ “hell, yeah” rang through him. His brothers, who each had a woman in his life. Pete had been reunited with his wife of years back, which had been a shock to say the least to know his brother had even been married. And the middle brother, Taber, had recently got his woman. Now they, along with their parents, had begun looking at him like he needed to hurry up and get one.

Sighing, he dropped his gaze to the empty bottle he held and with an easy motion pushed away from the tree. He jogged inside the sprawling country house, moving through the foyer on to the kitchen. Dropping the bottle in the recycling bin, he walked to get some water from the fridge. Once the cup was full he turned to leave and paused when he heard a feminine voice. Husky and sultry. He didn’t recognise it, and so, glass in hand, he headed back to the living room that he’d passed.

Across the room, a woman stared out of the window while she talked on the phone. Cort dropped his gaze and ran it up her, mentally taking her stats. Five-seven, about a hundred and sixty pounds of mouth-watering firm curves, black shiny hair hanging loosely to the middle of her back. He licked his lips and took in the generous dips and swells she had. She stood barefoot, wore cropped, silvered ash coloured cargo pants—which cupped an ass made for a man to hold while he pounded into her—and a sleeveless top, which was a frosted green.

Damn!

Her smooth, dark skin drew his attention and he stopped himself from moving closer to touch her and took a drink instead. She laughed and a tingle streaked up and down his spine. When she spoke again, it took him a moment to get past the husky tone of her voice to realise she wasn’t speaking English. Spanish? No, it was French.

He cleared his throat and she glanced over her shoulder at him, her eyes, big and brown, ran a quick gamut of him before she smiled slightly. A terse smile indicating she wasn’t entirely pleased with her conversation, but still he could feel his heart pounding out of control at that simple act. Her full lips begged to be kissed. She looked totally edible. For him.

Mine!



Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 10 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(5)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    Good book

    Good book

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    She tastes like WATERMELON?

    I'm sorry, I can't finish this book, after reading those lines. Really? Does the author not know black girl+watermelon=racist stereotype. Wish I could get my money back from this purchase. Very sad, because I have enjoyed many of Aliyah's books.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    I liked the whole series.

    I liked the whole series.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)