Snippet from LAID OPEN

All she needed to pack was a few bikinis, a toothbrush and some sunscreen. This is what Ben told Erin when he presented her and Todd with tickets to Fiji and the promise of ten days of nothing but sleeping until whenever they wanted, sex without having to lock the door and lots of alone time.

And that’s what they have. Long days and nights filled with pleasure. Long enough that the stress and exhaustion drops away and the three can simply enjoy each other.

They’ve got heat. More than ever before. Recharging their batteries has also brought new levels of intimacy and connection. But when Erin stumbles over the pain of her past, both men band together to not only help her through, but to help each other as well.

Erin padded around their living room and kitchen, talking to their son here and there, humming snippets from songs, and that’s when Ben noticed the new hair.

He could be forgiven. Erin changed her hair as often as other women changed their handbags.

Moving to her, he slid his fingers through it. “I like this.” It was short and shiny black with a fringe of bangs. She looked like an updated version of a twenties movie starlet.

“You do?”

He laughed then. “Did you doubt I would? I love you with pink hair, with purple and blue hair, surely I can love black hair too.”

“It’s been years since I’ve had it like this. It’s nice to have it off my neck in the back. I figured with all the wedding stuff and running around, something simple would be good.”

“Is this your original color?” He kissed her neck, loving how soft her skin was there.

“I think so.” She winked. “Yes. I had considered dreadlocks, but it’s a lot to handle, and when I want to change to something else, they’re a pain in the ass to get rid of.”

“I remember the dreads. Hot.” He waggled his brows.

“Thank you.” She tiptoed up to kiss him.

“For what? Objectifying you?”

She tipped her head back, laughing. “For always making me feel beautiful.”

He had to swallow hard against the rush of emotion. “That’s because you are beautiful. The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.”

6 comments to “Snippet from LAID OPEN”

  1. Jen Berg
    September 18th, 2012 at 3:33 am · Link

    I am very excited for this novella! I loved the Brown series and can hardly wait to go back into that world! 🙂

  2. Corinne
    September 18th, 2012 at 4:31 am · Link

    Ohhhhhh how I LOVE Ben!! My fav has always been Erin/Ben/Todd in the Brown Sibling series and Erin & Ben have always been the couple that has made me swoon. Don’t get me wrong I love their whole triad but to me Ben is the sexier of the two males. Thanks for the snippet Lauren….CANNOT wait for this next installment!! 😀

  3. Christine
    September 18th, 2012 at 8:11 am · Link

    Two more weeks can’t wait.

  4. Melanie J.
    September 18th, 2012 at 8:42 am · Link

    Sweet!!! cannot wait.

  5. Viki S.
    September 18th, 2012 at 9:40 am · Link

    Can’t wait – I love this series!

  6. Lisa Meisenburg
    September 18th, 2012 at 6:20 pm · Link

    I simply cannot wait for more Erin, Ben and Todd. Love the Brown family series. Thanks, Lauren Dane! 😉


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