Hey, reader!

Tomorrow Monica Walters returns with Breaking Barriers To Your Heart and we have one final sneak peek to share with you!



Growing up always being overlooked, Shana Albert found herself willing to settle for mediocrity. After being hurt countless times by men, she shut her innermost feelings and desires off from men. Focusing on being happy with herself was her main agenda. Having a great job at the federal prison and owning her independence, Shana has everything. However, when she meets Red Anderson at the Houston Livestock Show, everything changes. She knows she wants to be his but doesn’t know how to bare her heart to him or how to fully trust him. Those inadequacies for the first time are bothering her, because she wants to give Red more of herself before his patience runs thin.

Life has finally become worth living for Craig ‘Red’ Anderson. Having a horrible childhood, then growing up a ward of the state wasn’t exactly a cake walk. After a chance encounter with a cowboy, his life is changed forever. Channeling his energy into learning to be the best steer wrestler in the world, Red Anderson is able to push out all the negativity in his life. Honing his skills and learning from the best, Legend Semien, Red becomes a force to deal with in the rodeo arena but in life, another force brings him to his knees. Shana Albert comes in Red’s life like a whirlwind and swallows him whole. After succumbing to the love he has for her, things get complicated when she doesn’t concede to those feelings as well. Being a steer wrestler, he’s taught not to break barriers, but can he break the ones around Shana’s heart?

Fighting demons of their past, it seems that Red and Shana face drama at every turn and difficulties of that drama threaten to tear them apart. Both being stubborn, opinionated individuals, causes unnecessary rifts that put their relationship on the line. Will Red and Shana finally figure out what loving one another is all about? Or will they decide to just cut their losses and chalk it up as a lesson learned?


Normally, I could just slide off the horse and the steer be right there. She had to learn, and that would only come with practice. “Watch Legend do it, then we’ll run it again. Okay?”


“Oh, now you need a nigga?” Legend asked sarcastically.

“Man, get’cho ass over here.”

Beedie held the stop watch and Shana would release the steer. I looked back at her and blew her a kiss. “Nigga, come on!”

“My, how the tables have turned. I never thought the living Legend would be hating on my ass.”

He shook his head slowly with a smirk on his face. I gave the head nod, and Shana released the steer. Right after Legend took off, so did I. “Three point six, Red.”

“You see that, baby?” I asked Shana.

“Yeah. Let me try again.”

Beedie got the steer ready and I backed up in the box while Legend attached the barrier. Shana and I stared at one another and I licked and bit my bottom lip, then gave the head nod. Watching her on that horse was so fucking sexy. I hoped she wouldn’t be ready to go home immediately after this. She took off with the steer and she lined that mutha-fucka up perfectly. “You mutha-fucka!” Legend yelled.

That had to be a good thing. “Nigga, that was three point one!”

“Fuck yeah!”

Shana was my good luck charm. All I had to do was stare in her eyes and everything was right in the world. When she got next to me, I leaned over and kissed her. “Damn, baby. That was perfect.”

“Thank you, suga. Your time was perfect.”

“It helps when you have a spiritual connection with your hazer.”

Shana smiled at me. To see a dark-skinned woman blush was like heaven to me. “I love you, Craig.”

“I guess you forgot what happened earlier today in the truck.”

She blushed again, then leaned toward me. “How could I forget?”

“Mmm. I hope you ain’t in a hurry to leave me. Let me help Legend get a couple of rides in, then we gon’ go.”

Kissing her lips, then trying to part ways with them was hard as hell. “Nigga! If you don’t bring yo’ ass on!” Legend yelled.

I rubbed her cheek with my thumb as I held it in the palm of my hand. Riding toward Legend, then dismounting my horse, I said, “If Harper was here, yo’ sensitive ass would be worse. Harper, you okay? Harper, how’s my baby? Harper, you need to use the bathroom? Here, shit in my hands,” I mocked him.

He pushed me as he laughed. “Nigga, you stupid.”

“Alright. Let me get my mind right so I can quote your scriptures, man.”


Although Breaking Barriers To Your Heart is a standalone novel it features characters from 8 Seconds to Love. If you haven’t had the chance to read that novel yet, download a copy today!




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