Excerpt Reveal: The Closer by Kristy Marie

September 29, 2021



๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜
๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜-๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ, ๐—ž๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ? ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„! ⚾️


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๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ


๐ŸงขBroody, Tattooed, Baseball Player

๐Ÿ”งStrong, Sassy Heroine

๐Ÿ’Marriage of Convenience 

๐ŸฟEmotion and Angst

๐ŸŒญPlenty of Hilarious Banter

๐Ÿฅต Enough Sexual Tension to Melt Your Kindle


๐”ผ๐•ฉ๐•”๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ก๐•ฅ:


“Do you have the rings?” 


“Oh.” Mac looks back at her purse sitting in the chair. “I do.” She holds up a finger. “Give me just a minute. I’m sorry.” 


She drops my hand and sprints over to her bag, bringing out… You’ve got to be joking. 

My eyes widen, and I look at the judge, afraid he might actually ask me what the world is in her hand. But he has a better sense of humor than me, fighting off a grin as McKinley steps up and faces me, two black pieces of plastic clutched in her fingers. 


“Are those zip ties?” I try to appear like this level of crazy doesn’t scare me. 


“Uh-huh.” She smiles tightly. “If they can hold Lu’s bumper, they can hold this marriage together.” 


Tomorrow, I will appreciate the thought, but today, I’m just shocked as the judge resumes, instructing each of us to recite vows and zip tie our “rings” on each other’s fingers.


“I now pronounce you husband and wife. Mr. Lexington, you may kiss your bride.” 


Hesitation should not be in my wheelhouse. I’m a closer, the best reliever in the bull pen. Being put in stressful situations is my Kool-Aid. But right here, in the middle of the judge’s chambers, my palms start sweating as I reach for my bride, slipping my arms around her hips and pulling them flush with mine. “I’m—”


McKinley’s arms loop around my neck, her lips pressing gently against mine. Her warmth… well, I just react. Gripping her hips, I waste no time taking advantage of her silence…and compliance. Maybe it was zipping that dress, watching as my own hands hid the body my eyes lusted after. She wasn’t mine, not in the sense a normal wife is to her husband, but tell that to my body. A mouth that will one day marry another man after we divorce. A mouth that can’t help but pop off with outlandish comments and argumentative retorts. Yeah, my mind might know this marriage is a sham, but my body—my tongue, using her surprise to slip in, claiming her intimately in front of witnesses—knows we’re in deep. This isn’t a kiss meant for a first date or a deal between friends. The feel of her hands tangling in my hair as she moans deep in her chest is intimate—primal. This is a kiss shared only between a husband and a wife. 


And I’m… I’m screwed. 


A throat clears. “Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Lexington. You may pick up your certificate at the front desk.” 


We finally pull back, McKinley dabbing at her lips, her eyes widening as she stares at me. “Yes, thank you, Your Honor.” 


With zip ties on our fingers, we grab our certificate, walk out of the courthouse to the car and shut ourselves inside, both of us silent on the way home.


๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ-๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ-๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ. ๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ, ๐˜๐˜–๐˜œ.


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