Here's excerpt #1. And excerpt #2. And excerpt #3.
Jacob awoke at nine. He brushed his teeth, pulled on a pair of sweatpants, and went downstairs expecting to find Beth dressed and fed already. But the kitchen was empty and the house quiet. She wouldn’t have left. Her car was at home.
Finding her asleep in his chair with her phone on her lap was a surprise. He touched her shoulder.
“What?” She blinked. Looked around. Looked up at him. “What time is it?”
“A smidge after nine. What were you doing in here, besides drooling on my chair?”
“I didn’t drool. I woke up and couldn’t sleep and checked my messages. It was early, so I was trying not to wake anyone. Guess I dozed off.” She stretched and stood. Her spine made a satisfying crack. “Good morning.”
“Hey.” He leaned in and kissed her. “I haven’t seen Maria.”
“Maybe she’s running errands. You know she can walk silently when she wants to.”
“Aye. Well, better fuel up and head out.”
“Where are we going?” She followed him out of his office.
“Still supposed to be a surprise,” he said over his shoulder.
“I don’t like surprises.”
“No, you don’t like leaving plans in other people’s hands.”
“That, too.” They started upstairs. “Do you even have a plan, or are you winging it again?”
“Yes, there’s a plan. Trust me.”
“Now unless you want to shower with me, go get dressed.” He swatted her bottom—she yelped—and went into his suite.