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RELEASE BLITZ ~Title: Scarlett: Furry Tale Shifters,  Author: Nicky Fox,  Genre: Paranormal Romance/Holiday Romance ~ Available Now!

 
Title: Scarlett: Furry Tale Shifters 
Author: Nicky Fox 
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Holiday Romance 
 
 
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A Red Riding Hood Retelling 
 
Scarlett’s heart is heavy as she takes over her late grandmother’s estate. With many repairs needed, she hires the sexy lumberjack next door. He’s a little rough around the edges but he has kind eyes. With bills mounting, she gets a job at the local flower shop. A repeat customer that resembles a wolf in sheep’s clothing keeps coming into the shop requesting her services. Is he stalking her? 

My mate has returned. She doesn’t remember me and I’d like to keep it that way. If Red Riding Hood finds out I’m the one who broke her young heart all those years ago, she’ll never let me win her back. Another shifter is trying to make the moves on my mate. I’ll rip him to shreds before he lays a hand on her. She’s mine. 

Danger lurks around every corner in this shifter town. With a wolf hot on Scarlett’s heels, will her true love save her or will she be bitten into submission?
 
About Nicky Fox: 
Nicky lives in the Big D, Dallas, Texas that is. She loves reading romantic books with sexy times and loves writing them even more. Nicky is a ninja, stationery addict, and a movie buff. She eats cookie dough while she writes. If you like long walks on the beach, steamy books with sexy man candy then Nicky is your girl.


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
Nicky lives in the Big D. Dallas, Texas that is. She loves reading romantic books with sexy times and loves writing them even more. Nicky is a ninja, stationery addict, and a movie buff. She eats cookie dough while she writes. If you like long walks on the beach, steamy books with sexy man candy then Nicky is your girl.


 
 

 

RELEASE BLITZ ~ Claiming Holly by Aria Cole & Mila Crawford is Available Now! Genre: #HolidayRomance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holly Thompson was struggling to get by. Between trying to pay her bills and taking care of her six-year-old niece, she worried if she’d have enough money for their next meal.

But when she saw an ad in the paper, she realized maybe there was light at the end of the tunnel.

Bryant Sommers was a hotshot NHL player. He had everything anyone could want, even though he had no one to share it with. And he was happy with that.

But he had to prove to his manager that he was committed in all aspects of his life—including being in a relationship.

That’s where Holly came in.

What started out as a business arrangement turned into so much more.

And now all he could think about was claiming Holly.

 

 

Mila Crawford

 

 

Mila Crawford is a book lover and has been around them one way or another her whole life. She is a fan of happily ever afters, sassy heroines, over the top alphas, and most of all safe reads.

Aria Cole

 

 

Aria Cole is a thirty-something housewife who once felt bad for reading dirty books late at night, until she decided to write her own. Possessive alpha men and the sassy heroines who love them are common, along with a healthy dose of irresistible insta-love and happily ever afters so sweet your teeth may ache.

For a safe, off-the-charts HOT, and always HEA story that doesn’t take a lifetime to read, get lost in an Aria Cole book!
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📝REVIEW 📝~ 🎄 ~ Claiming Holly by Mila Crawford & Aria Cole ~ Genre: #HolidayRomance ~ Release Date: November 28th 2018

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CLAIMING HOLLY

By

Aria Cole & Mila Crawford

Genre:  #Romance #HolidayRomance #ChristmasRomance #OTTAlpha #InstaLoveLust #Standalone

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5  *Gorgeous cover!

Publication:  November 28th 2018

Read:  November 24th 2018  *(ARC provided by Adrent Prose PR)

Kindle Edition:  90 pages

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Synopsis:

Holly Thompson was struggling to get by. Between trying to pay her bills and taking care of her six-year-old niece, she worried if she’d have enough money for their next meal.

But when she saw an ad in the paper, she realized maybe there was light at the end of the tunnel.


Bryant Sommers was a hotshot NHL player. He had everything anyone could want, even though he had no one to share it with. And he was happy with that.

But he had to prove to his manager that he was committed in all aspects of his life—including being in a relationship.

That’s where Holly came in.

What started out as a business arrangement turned into so much more.

And now all he could think about was claiming Holly.

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My Review:

Claiming HollyClaiming Holly by Mila Crawford

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars!
Cute, sexy story featuring an OTT possessive alpha.
This book was pretty short and one that I gobbled up pretty quickly. Holly was a down on her luck single mom, just trying to afford life. I liked Holly a lot. Despite her unfortunate circumstances, she was strong and independent. Her daughter was sweet and adorable and her character added some depth to the story. Bryant was not my favorite. Unfortunately, because of his dominant, possessive persona, it took some time to warm up to him. Eventually he grew on me because of how he treated Holly and her daughter. Just like with any OTT alpha, Bryant was intense but he treated Holly with tenderness.

Holly interviews for a position which will force her to spend a lot of time with Bryant. He needs a hired girlfriend to prove to his boss he can be a family man. Bryant is a pro-hockey athlete and striving for the captain position for his teamHis manager convinced him that hiring a girlfriend will make him look better to managment. Of course, Bryant does not intend to keep a girlfriend once he gets the captain position. Ha! Once he set eyes on Holly, his attraction is instant and strong. Bryant has no intentions of letting her go. Ever!

As I said, this was a quick, fun and sexy read. A perfect addition to my holiday reads thus far.

This is my honest and unbiased opinion. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Off the Ice A Breakaway Novel, Author: L.P. Dover Genre: Sports Romance ~ Review Included 👇 ~ Available Now!

 

Title: Off the Ice
Series: Breakaway Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Cover Designer: RBA Designs
Cover Model: Jack Storer
Photographer: FuriousFotog
He’s always made the scoring plays, both on and off the ice, but this time he has a new goal … the one for Meghan’s heart.
I’m Justin Davis, all-star center for the Charlotte Strikers. For years, I chased the spotlight, not only with hockey, but through television as well. That’s why I decided to play the bachelor on Rich and Single. Unfortunately, I was stuck with a fake fiancée from hell who I couldn’t stand to be around. Now that our contract is up, I’m allowed to do whatever I want, with whoever I want. I plan to take full advantage of my newfound freedom.
After being on the show, people don’t recognize me for hockey anymore, even with just winning the Stanley Cup for my team. That’s why I’m spending the off season in a remote cabin in Wyoming where the chances of people knowing me are slim. Space is what I need, but when a down to earth beauty needs help on her ranch, I can’t resist. Meghan Taylor is exactly what I’ve been looking for, even though I’m not the kind of man she wants.
 
Getting her to see the real me has its challenges, but the more time I spend with her, the easier it is for her to see that I’m not the same guy she knows from TV. Being away from the media is one thing, but as soon as I’m back in the spotlight, I’m afraid it’ll change what we have. I don’t want to lose her, but I also can’t hide away in Wyoming forever. It’s a choice I’m not ready to make.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
 
She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.
Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.
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📝My Review📝:

4.5 Stars…
Off The Ice is sweet, sexy and undoubtedly swoon-worthy!

Book Four in the Breakaway series did not disappoint. I felt like I was waiting for Justin’s story for so long. Out of all the men in this series, his story was the one I was most eager for. Too me it just seemed like Justin was making too many bad decisions and not thinking with his “brain.” Yep, you guessed it. Justin was a ladies man. But not so much for the past year. Being contractually bound after concluding a reality TV show, Justin found himself in a horrible situation. Stuck with a fiancé that he detested. For a whole year!

After winning yet another Stanley Cup with his team, Justin is taking an overdue break. No longer engaged to a nightmare, Justin is going to hide from the over-watchful eyes of the media and head to Wyoming where he has recently purchased a ranch. He can’t wait to relax, hike and fish without being watched.

Being alone isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be and Justin finds himself looking for company. But not just anyone will due. Justin wants to spend time with a women he met at the airport. A women who doesn’t recognize him (or so he thinks). He just wants to live normally for a while. Only problem with that is the woman Justin is falling for lives several states away.

I really enjoyed watching Justin and Meghan together. At first they remained friends despite their growing attraction to each other. I loved how Justin was determined to not hurt Meghan in anyway. He actually showed a different side of himself when he was with her. Gone was the womanizing, playboy. He was careful with Meghan’s feelings. Justin was a gentleman. He was thoughtful, caring and put Meghan’s feelings before his own.

There are definitely obstacles that Justin and Meghan will have to hurdle over to find a happily-ever-after. This book has plenty of emotional feels. In addition there is angst brought on my Justin’s ex. But thankfully, that aspect did not overshadow the love that Justin and Meghan had growing.

This book was sweet. I read it very quickly as it was not a long novel. I loved that while we were experiencing the romance between Justin and Meghan, we also get to visit with the other characters that helped make this series as great is it is. I highly recommend this series. I enjoyed it very much and praise L.P. Dover for her writing talent.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it, 🙂

📝REVIEW📝 ~ 4.5 Stars ~ Title: Off The Ice: Breakaway Book Four ~ Author: L.P. Dover ~ Genre: #Romance #HockeyRomance ~ Release Date: October 16th 2018

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OFF THE ICE

Breakaway Series Book Four

By

L.P. Dover

Genre:  #Romance #HockeyRomance

My Rating:  4.5 Stars

Cover:  5

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Publication:  October 16th 2018

Read:  September 26th 2018  (ARC provided by Entencing Journey Book Promotions)

Series:  Breakaway:  Hard Stick; Blocked; Playmaker; Off The Ice 

Check out series on Goodreads:   https://www.goodreads.com/series/196447-breakaway

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Synopsis:

He’s always made the scoring plays, both on and off the ice, but this time he has a new goal … the one for Meghan’s heart.

I’m Justin Davis, all-star center for the Charlotte Strikers. For years, I chased the spotlight, not only with hockey, but through television as well. That’s why I decided to play the bachelor on Rich and Single. Unfortunately, I was stuck with a fake fiancée from hell who I couldn’t stand to be around. Now that our contract is up, I’m allowed to do whatever I want, with whoever I want. I plan to take full advantage of my newfound freedom.

After being on the show, people don’t recognize me for hockey anymore, even with just winning the Stanley Cup for my team. That’s why I’m spending the off season in a remote cabin in Wyoming where the chances of people knowing me are slim. Space is what I need, but when a down to earth beauty needs help on her ranch, I can’t resist. Meghan Taylor is exactly what I’ve been looking for, even though I’m not the kind of man she wants.

Getting her to see the real me has its challenges, but the more time I spend with her, the easier it is for her to see that I’m not the same guy she knows from TV. Being away from the media is one thing, but as soon as I’m back in the spotlight, I’m afraid it’ll change what we have. I don’t want to lose her, but I also can’t hide away in Wyoming forever. It’s a choice I’m not ready to make.

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📝My Review📝:

Off the Ice (A Breakaway Novel)Off the Ice by L.P. Dover

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars…
Off The Ice is sweet, sexy and undoubtedly swoon-worthy!

Book Four in the Breakaway series did not disappoint. I felt like I was waiting for Justin’s story for so long. Out of all the men in this series, his story was the one I was most eager for. Too me it just seemed like Justin was making too many bad decisions and not thinking with his “brain.” Yep, you guessed it. Justin was a ladies man. But not so much for the past year. Being contractually bound after concluding a reality TV show, Justin found himself in a horrible situation. Stuck with a fiancé that he detested. For a whole year!

After winning yet another Stanley Cup with his team, Justin is taking an overdue break. No longer engaged to a nightmare, Justin is going to hide from the over-watchful eyes of the media and head to Wyoming where he has recently purchased a ranch. He can’t wait to relax, hike and fish without being watched.

Being alone isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be and Justin finds himself looking for company. But not just anyone will due. Justin wants to spend time with a women he met at the airport. A women who doesn’t recognize him (or so he thinks). He just wants to live normally for a while. Only problem with that is the woman Justin is falling for lives several states away.

I really enjoyed watching Justin and Meghan together. At first they remained friends despite their growing attraction to each other. I loved how Justin was determined to not hurt Meghan in anyway. He actually showed a different side of himself when he was with her. Gone was the womanizing, playboy. He was careful with Meghan’s feelings. Justin was a gentleman. He was thoughtful, caring and put Meghan’s feelings before his own.

There are definitely obstacles that Justin and Meghan will have to hurdle over to find a happily-ever-after. This book has plenty of emotional feels. In addition there is angst brought on my Justin’s ex. But thankfully, that aspect did not overshadow the love that Justin and Meghan had growing.

This book was sweet. I read it very quickly as it was not a long novel. I loved that while we were experiencing the romance between Justin and Meghan, we also get to visit with the other characters that helped make this series as great is it is. I highly recommend this series. I enjoyed it very much and praise L.P. Dover for her writing talent.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it, 🙂

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Playmaker: Breakaway Series Book Three ~ By L.P. Dover ~ Genre: #Romance #HockeyRomance ~ Available Now!

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PLAYMAKER

A Breakaway Novel Book Three

By

L.P. Dover

Genre:  #Romance #HockeyRomance #SecondChanceRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  February 22nd 2018

Read:  September 9th 2018  (ARC provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions)

Kindle Edition:  222 pages

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Series:  Breakaway:  Hard Stick; Blocked; Playmaker; Off The Ice (available Oct. 2018)

Add Series to Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/series/196447-breakaway

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Synopsis:

He knows every play in the book. But she’s calling the shots.

I’m Maddox Ledger, all-star winger and the reason the Charlotte Strikers killed it in the playoffs. Yeah, the tabloids like to call me arrogant. A real hothead. All I see is a guy who plays to win. Wreaking havoc on the ice, breaking a few hearts—that’s all just part of the game. And I’m sure as hell not sitting on the bench.

When my teammate asks me to be in his wedding party, I can’t refuse—but that’s the only way you’ll see me walk down the aisle. Commitment is for suckers. Lucky for me, the bridesmaid I’m paired with is the definition of eye candy. Lacey Easton is totally irresistible . . . and weirdly familiar. A glimpse of bare shoulder takes me back to a steamy Vegas night I can’t forget. One I’m eager to repeat.

Suddenly our one-night stand is turning into the sequel . . . and so much more. Still, Lacey’s keeping secrets. She doesn’t trust me. And maybe I deserve it. But there’s no chance I’m letting her get away—or letting another guy take what is mine. This time, I’m playing for keeps.

Don’t miss any of New York Times bestselling author L. P. Dover’s red-hot Breakaway novels:
HARD STICK | BLOCKED | PLAYMAKER

Or these heartwarming Second Chances romances:
CATCHING SUMMER | DEFENDING HAYDEN | INTENDED FOR BRISTOL

“L. P. Dover knows how to create the men who make us swoon, the book boyfriends we all want.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin

 

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My Review:

Playmaker (Breakaway, #3)Playmaker by L.P. Dover

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars…

This book was so much fun to read. I just loved watching the arrogant, sexy Maddox change right before my eyes. If you’ve read the previous books in the series, then you know he wasn’t the most likable guy. I mean sure, he was sexy and rich and a hot hockey player but he was a jerk to some people. That said, I don’t mind because I believe that is how L.P. Dover wanted us to feel. So this way when it was time for Maddox to find his happily-ever-after, it would be so much more satisfying. And it was. Maddox truly had a heart of gold.

So I have to say that the blurb was a bit misleading. But that could be just me; the way I inferred what this story was about. I did not see some of the aspects before they were revealed and I am truly grateful for that. This book had so much going on. There were plenty of intimate moments but that was just a little bit of what made this book an amazing read. One aspect being my worry for how Maddox would prove himself to Lacey. Since the blurb already hints at this, I can tell you without spoiling anything, that Lacey and Maddox have met before. In fact they did more than just meet. They spent an incredible couple of weeks together before it was over. So when they meet again for the second time, things become angsty and full of tension between them. Once all the facts were revealed, I became Maddox and Lacey’s biggest cheerleaders.

This author entertained me. I was engaged in every turn of the page and couldn’t wait for Maddox and Lacey to find their HEA. L.P. Dover’s talent for weaving a sweet and loving story really shined through. Maddox showed me that he was a man I could adore and respect. I believed he was worthy of Lacey and cheered them on from the very beginning. Unfortunately, Lacey is afraid of her heart being broken so the development of their relationship is justifiably slow. And I was happy for that. That said, there are plenty of obstacles keeping them apart. But what great book doesn’t have some angst and suspense? In addition to having all the feels, there are plenty of secondary characters, adding charm and depth; some rooting for their HEA and even some against it.

The next book in the series will be about Justin Davis. He is a pretty large presence in this book, giving us insight into what he is dealing with at the moment. I can’t wait to read his story. It’s no surprise that I love hockey romances. The Breakaway series by L.P. Dover is one of my favorites. I highly recommend that you check this series out.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Blocked: Breakaway Book Two ~ By L.P. Dover ~ Publication: October 31st 2017

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A Breakaway Novel One

By

L.P. Dover

Genre: #Romance #HockeyRomance #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  October 31st 2017

Read:  September 6th 2018  (ARC provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions)

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Series:  Breakaway:  Hard Stick; Blocked;  Playmaker; Off The Ice ~ Coming Soon!

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Synopsis:

He’s got every reason to be cocky . . . until a female cuts him down to size.

I’m Dallas Easton, the best goaltender in the league. I make a damn good living playing hockey, and with women falling at my feet wherever I go, why not enjoy it? I get whatever I want, whenever I want—that is, until I come across the one player who gets the best of me on the ice.

When I try to pummel the dude, all hell breaks loose. Imagine my surprise when the helmet comes off to reveal a woman underneath. And not just any woman, but the sexiest woman I’ve ever seen. Callie Davis is the complete opposite of the puck bunnies I usually go for, a good girl with sick moves and a selfless streak a mile wide. I need to make amends, but she dodges me at every turn. It doesn’t help that Callie’s brother hates my guts, or that my agent thinks she’s bad for my career.

But I could care less what they think. I can’t let our little run-in on the ice be the end of our story. Because when I set my sights on something, I won’t rest until I score.

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My Review:

 Blocked (Breakaway, #2)Blocked by L.P. Dover

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars…

Have I been hiding under a rock? Why did I not read this book sooner? If there is one type of genre/trope I love binge reading, it’s hockey romances. They are my kryptonite for sure. The Breakaway series by L.P. Dover has everything I love in hockey romances. While I haven’t yet read the first book yet, I have read books two and three and am excited for the next book that will be coming soon.

L.P. Dover has the talent for weaving a tale of love, romance, a bit of angst and even a touch of suspense. I found times that I was smiling or swooning. I even teared up here and there. One of my favorite aspects of romance novels are the dual perspectives. For me it certainly makes a better book. Being able to be inside the protagonists heads are important for my connectivity to both the hero AND heroine. So I was so pleased this book has all that for me.

A second favorite aspect is a groveling hero. I love when the hero of a romance knows he messed up, knows what he wants and will do anything to go after it. Even if he makes a fool of himself. The third plus for me is comedy. I was so pleased to see that in this book as well.

Dallas is a cocky man. He is used to getting the girls and you can assume correctly he loves women. Unfortunately his love for women will end up getting him into some trouble. But to Dallas’ delight, an “angel” comes to his rescue. And from that moment on he starts to see his life differently. Unfortunately, Dallas is not one to be taken seriously AND he may or may not have a couple of brawny, protective brothers to convince that he is going to be a better man. I loved the antics that went on between all the guys in this book. I don’t want to say too much regarding the dynamics of the team because that is partly what makes this book fun. Also there are many fun-loving, loyal secondary characters that bring more depth to this book.

Callie is a great heroine. She is smart, funny, independent and sassy. Not to mention, she can play hockey like a fiend. I loved watching her reactions to Dallas and his persistence to win her over. I felt the chemistry and connection these two had. And most importantly, I believed it. I believed that Dallas could change from his wild ways. And I absolutely loved that Callie made him work for it. Lord, did she make him work, lol.

This is a series I will be watching. There is a whole team of sexy, cocky hockey players that could use the love of a good woman. If you love hockey and fun, sexy low angst romances, I believe you’ll love this book.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Dirty Player: A Hockey Romance, Author: Mira Lyn Kelly, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: May 29, 2018      

 

 

Title: Dirty Player: A Hockey Romance
Author: Mira Lyn Kelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2018

 

Blurb

He’ll play dirty to get his girl

“Fun, addictive,
and outrageously sexy! Dirty Player brought all the feels and left me panting
for more!”—Annika Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author
 

It started as a joke…

A throw away promise between friends.
A dare for a single kiss at our reunion and nothing more.

 



But that kiss… 

 


That kiss was no joking matter.
It was hot and wet.
A hands-everywhere, breathless kind of insanity that left us both teetering on
the brink.

 

She’s got rules about dating guys like me… 

 

 

Rules I respect the hell out of when they apply to any other pro athlete.
But as they apply to me? Well, those rules are about to be broken.

 

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Excerpt

JULIA
I don’t
want to talk about that look. In
fact, up until ten seconds ago, I’d been doing a bang-up job of ensuring we
haven’t had the opportunity to discuss it all evening. It’s a big ballroom, and
if Greg happened to be at the north end, I managed to stay south. The few times
I couldn’t stop our paths from crossing, I made sure to pull someone, anyone, along with me, thus ensuring
the conversation stayed far, far away from the look that got away from
me.
Until now,
it had been working. Unfortunately, my conversation buffer just saw her fiancé
come in, and the little traitor sprinted off, leaving me staring up at Greg.
Nothing to distract me from this gorgeous man in his tuxedo and the trouble I’m
having keeping my eyes to myself.
I’m
surrounded by good-looking men on a regular basis, and it never gets to me. But
with Greg, I can barely breathe. I can hardly look at him without heat spilling
into my cheeks, and as to tearing my eyes away? Forget it.
Which is
crazy. I’m not fifteen. This isn’t my first crush.
It’s not a
crush at all.
It’s Greg,
one of my oldest friends and the guy I just promised I wouldn’t objectify
tonight. We’re friends. Just friends.
With no
more hookups between us.
No more
kissing.
No more
flirting.
I shake my
head, mentally amending the no-more-flirting clause, because this is Greg. Flirting is like breathing
for him—an involuntary response, and one I sort of cherish.
But no more staring!
“Thought we
discussed you avoiding me,” he says.
Don’t look
at him. Don’t look at him. Don’t—
God, he’s so handsome it hurts.
A waiter
passes by, and I swipe a glass of white wine from his tray. “I’
m not.
He lets out
a low laugh that slides right through to the deepest parts of me.
“Glad to
hear it.” He steps closer, ducking his head so his next words are directed at
me and me alone. We’re standing in the middle of hundreds of people, but when
his eyes are on me like that, a glint of amusement edging a more serious
intent, it feels like we’re alone. “Should we discuss that look?”
My cheeks
burn hotter, and I toss back half my glass in one swallow. “It was just one
look.”
I’m such a
liar.
He laughs
again, letting up on the eye contact as he surveys the crowd. “There’s that just
word again. I’m starting to think maybe you don’t think it means what it really
means. And P.S. … it wasn’t just one.”
Geeze. This
guy. “
Greg, we’re past it. Everything is fine.”
So long as
I don’t look at any part of him for more than a fraction of a second, we’re
totally good.
“You’re
sure?”
No. But I’m
subscribing to the fake-it-’til-you-make-it school of thought here.
“Absolutely.”
He rolls
his shoulder in my peripheral vision. “Well, that’
s a relief.
“Good.”
It’s definitely good. Right? I hazard another look at his face. “But out of
curiosity, can I ask why?”
The corner
of his mouth curves, and I feel the tug of it all the way through me.
“Because if
you weren’t past it—if, for example, another one of those rogue looks
got away from you while we were in the midst of this crowd—I could see where
that might be a problem.”
I force
myself to focus on the orchestra set up across the room. Only Greg isn’t done.
“But even
if by some miracle they don’t catch the look in your eyes, and I
do… then we’d have to worry about them seeing the look in mine.
The one that says it’s only going to be a matter of seconds before I’ve got one
hand in your hair and the other finding out what’s under that incredible
dress.”
I try to
swallow, but my throat makes a dry clicking sound, so I drain my glass.
Taking the
empty from my hand, Greg returns it to a passing waiter.
He’s
amused, the sexy jerk. He knew exactly what kind of effect that casual
reference to getting under my dress would have.
“Good thing
there’s zero chance of another one of those looks getting away from me. Ever.”
Okay, ever
is probably a stretch, but he doesn’t have to snort about it. Cocky bastard.
I should
let it go. Let him have his little laugh.
Taking the
drink from his hand, I tap my index finger against the condensation-covered
glass before bringing it to my lips. Club soda and lime.
It’s not
strong enough to justify what blurts past my lips, but I can’t stop myself. “So
you don’t need to give what kind of tiny and
delicate I’ve got going on under this dress another
thought.”
His body
stiffens, and his eyes cut to my chest. He’s built like a superhero, but
despite his apparent laser focus, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t actually have
X-ray vision.
All I
wanted was the satisfaction of seeing him squirm. Maybe to gloat a little.
But neither
one of us is the type to relinquish a win so easily.
“Jules,
you’re going to have to be careful. Tiny and delicate sounds like it might not
survive these rough hands of mine.”
My breath
catches as need spears through me, and my center goes hot and liquid.
I open my
mouth, wanting to say something sharp that puts him in his place. But I can’t
make a sound. I can’t think about anything but the snap of elastic and my
panties falling apart in his big… rough… hands.
Greg seems
to be waiting for the comeback that isn’t coming too.
The seconds
stretch and pull.
Our eyes
meet and, suddenly, that smug satisfaction washes clean off his face as his
nostrils flare and his eyes turn to midnight. I’m pretty sure this is the look
he warned me about.
“Aww, fuck.
Now you’
ve done it, Jules.
I take a
shaky breath. “I know.”

 

 

Author Bio
Hard core
romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire, Mira Lyn Kelly is
the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than a dozen sizzly love stories with
over a million readers worldwide. Growing up in the Chicago area, she earned
her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University and met the love of her life
while studying abroad in Rome, Italy… only to discover he’d been living right
around the corner from her back home. Having spent her twenties working and
playing in the Windy City, she’s now settled with her husband in rural
Minnesota, where their four amazing children and two ridiculous dogs provide an
excess of action and entertainment. When she isn’t reading, writing, or running
the kids around, she loves watching the Chicago Blackhawks and action/adventure
movies, blabbing with the girls, and cooking with her husband and friends.
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