#TeaserTuesday: Abandoned But Not Alone (Sparks of Hope #4) by Nicole Dykes


Today's #TeaserTuesday features book four of Nicole Dyke's Sparks of Hope series: Abandoned But Not Alone. This book will be available on Monday, February 13, 2023 and is currently available for preorder.

From the Blurb:

I’ve always been a helper. Someone who sees the world in a brighter light than others do. Who tries to show everyone there’s good in this world.

So when I meet Henry, I immediately make it my mission to show him how great the world can be if he’ll only accept a little help.

Easier said than done. But I’ve always liked a challenge.

I have no idea why this complete stranger wants to help my daughter and me. But I can’t seem to shake him.

Life hasn’t been kind to us, and I clearly don’t see the world the same way he does. I want what’s best for my daughter, though, and if that means accepting help from Felix, then that might be what I have to do.

No matter what my instincts scream at me.

I’ve been abandoned by everyone in my life, and that’s what I expect now.

But Felix seems determined to make sure I know I’m not alone.


We haven’t talked about our kiss, and I don’t want to now either. Instead, I lean forward and brush my lips slowly over his, waiting for him to tell me we can’t do this. Waiting for him to realize he’s too good for me, but instead, his fingers move to the back of my head and thread through my hair as he pulls me into him, intensifying the kiss. His hand grips my hair as his lips smash against mine , and when I open my mouth on a soft moan, his tongue sweeps inside, sliding over mine.

We kiss like that for what feels like hours, but in reality, it’s only minutes.

Then his fingers go to the hem of my shirt. He pulls back a little, his eyes asking the silent question. I give him a quick nod, and then my shirt is gone. His is next , and I revel in every hard, cut line of muscle on his chest and abdomen. His body is firm and strong— absolutely incredible. I smooth my hand over his heated flesh, and his hand covers mine, letting me explore but going along for the ride.

I’m not sure how far I want to go with this. My hand trembles under his, but he seems to know instinctively and breathes against my mouth, “You say stop, we’ll stop. No matter what. We can watch television,”— he kisses my lips—“ or talk more.” I smile, and he kisses me again. “Or play a little.” He waggles his eyebrows in a ridiculous way that’s so damn Felix, I actually laugh.

God, I don’t remember the last time— if there ever was one—where my dick was so fucking hard it bordered on painful and I actually fucking laughed at the same time. Miraculously, it doesn’t ruin the mood. It only makes it that more intense. And that, in itself, is scary as hell. 

Abandoned But Not Alone will be available on Amazon and as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription on Monday, February 3, 2023.