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Pre-Order Now! ~ “Bonus Kisses” By Author Freya Barker, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: December 7th 2020 ~ @freya_barker @EJBookPromos

 
 
Title: Bonus Kisses
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Free-spirited black sheep, Taz Boran, has worked tirelessly as a nurse bringing efficient medical care to Africa for the past eight years. But when her sister Nicky is told she doesn’t have long to live, she immediately flies home to small-town Eminence, Missouri. 

Unfortunately, taking care of Nicky means being around her husband, Rafe; the one man Taz could never forget. Rafe is not only her brother-in-law but also took over the family veterinary clinic from her dad. 

As Taz becomes Nicky’s home health care nurse—working closely with Rafe to make her sister comfortable—their latent attraction comes sizzling back to the surface. They won’t betray Nicky, but if her dying wish is to see them get the happy ending they always deserved, can they really keep fighting what’s meant to be?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
That voice. 

Goosebumps break out over my skin as I swing around at the sound. The softly whispered fuck me when he recognizes me almost has me running.

The thirty-eight hours and four airplanes it took me to get me here—from the small airstrip by the clinic to the international airport in Kinshasa, via Paris to New York, and finally Springfield—left me too much time to think. I’d reconsidered the wisdom of the split second it took me to make a promise I hadn’t really thought through all the way. 

The man who has my hair stand on end was one of the main reasons I almost changed my mind. 

Damn, he looks good. A little gray in his whiskers and a few more lines in his face, but otherwise he’s still the same Rafe I first met nine years ago in my parents’ kitchen. The same deep blue eyes pin me in place.

All I can hear is the blood rushing through me, but I realize Nicky must’ve said something when his gaze flits to the bed behind me. I turn around. Shame instantly floods me when I see the mere shadow of my perfect sister lying in the hospital bed.

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Rafe finally says. “Need I remind you of the last time she decided to show her face? You were a mess for months.”

I wince at his description of my last visit home five years ago. Nicky catches it and shoots me an apologetic smile. I instantly realize she hasn’t told him the reason why I left in such a hurry and never returned.

“Well, I don’t have months now. Besides, that was not Taz’s fault,” she defends me, but Rafe won’t hear it. 

“For the life of me I don’t understand how you can stand up for her. You forget I lived through the aftermath.”

“You don’t know everything.” Nicky’s voice is weak and her eyes tired. “I need her. I can’t do this without her.” Her hand finds mine and she grabs on as the first tears I’ve shed in years start rolling down my cheeks “Please, Rafe,” she pleads. “I need you to back me on this.”

His eyes soften on her, before turning to me with suspicion and concern. It fucking hurts, but I lift my chin and stare him down, my sister’s fragile hand in mine strengthening me. 

Rafe’s only answer is a curt nod. 

The reason why a united front is necessary becomes clear when, half an hour later, Mom walks in the room pushing my father in a wheelchair, a sight that shocks me. 

She stops right inside the door, clutching a fist to her chest when her eyes land on me. 

“Out,” she growls, and the single syllable is like a dagger in my back. My gaze darts to my father whose face has gone slack. 

“Mom…” 

Nicky’s plea goes unheard as my mother narrows her eyes on me. “How dare you show up out of the blue. You broke your father’s heart.”

Not even my sister’s surprisingly firm hold on my hand can give me the strength I need for this face-off. I’ve been traveling for days with little to no sleep, endured barbs from the one man who has the power to injure me, and haven’t even begun to process that my sister is dying. There is no way I can handle my mother’s anger or my dad’s disappointment. 

“That’s enough,” Rafe barks unexpectedly at my mother, shocking her as much as it shocks me. Then he adds a bit more gently, “Taz is here because Nicky called for her.” 

Using the brief silence that follows as my mother struggles to understand, I bend over my sister, my face close to hers, effectively shutting everyone else out. “I’m going to step out, but I’ll be back.”

“Promise?”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
USA Today bestselling author Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories. 

Driven to make her books about ‘real’ people; she creates characters who are perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills in their lives.

Recipient of the ReadFREE.ly 2019 Best Book We’ve Read All Year Award for “Covering Ollie, the 2015 RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for Best First Book, “Slim To None”, Finalist for the 2017 Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, and Finalist for the 2020 Kindle Book Award with “When Hope Ends”, Freya continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cover Reveal: “Defenseman No. 9” (The Hockey Gods Series Book 4) By Author Xavier Neal, Release Date: December 3rd 2020 ~ @xavierneal87 ~ @CandiKanePR

 

 

COVER REVEAL

DEFENSEMAN NO. 9 (The Hockey Gods Series #4) by Xavier Neal

Release Date: December 3rd

Cover Designer: Dana Leah with Design By Dana

 

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Blurb:

Once upon a time, the Vlasta Vipers hockey team was so incredible — on and off the ice — they were almost mythical.

Back then, they were the undefeated conquerors of the rink.

Coveted prizes for Puck Bunnies.

Their reputation was ironclad until the wrong skates landed on the wrong feet.

 
Wanted titles suddenly became dreams instead of reality, while the spotlight only seemed to capture their continued failures.
 
Puck Bunnies…well, they never stopped treasuring that particular stick no matter what the rankings were.
 
It took several years, a new no nonsense head coach, and a group of players willing to work harder than they could even comprehend to grab back the notoriety.
 
But they did.
 
And just because it’s summer doesn’t mean the city is done watching or caring about them.
 
Hugo Rhinehart, the team’s most famous defenseman – due to his enormous size and impressively stoic nature – is very aware of this, thanks to tickets to see him play in the volunteer league being repeatedly sold out.
 
As long as the attention is focused on his performance and not who he’s sleeping with, he’ll be fine.
 
As long as the crowd is more concerned about his hockey crew’s off-season shenanigans and not about the overdramatic ones of his best friend-turned boyfriend, he’ll cope.
 
As long as the gossip is about who he physically hurt in his jersey and not who’s emotionally hurting him, he’ll survive.
 
 
Will this big burly defenseman be able to defend his hard-earned position in both sports and romance, or will he have to give up the love of the game to keep the love of his life?
 
 

 

 

 

About the Author:
Xavier Neal is a best-selling romance author who enjoys hopping from sub genre to sub genre like a game of Hopscotch she can’t resist.

In between writing, she loves to read (everything from romance to self improvement books), watch movies (old and new), eat too much Tex-Mex (her Chuy’s t-shirt collection is out of control), and watch AHL hockey games LIVE (preferably against the glass whenever possible).

She currently resides happily in Texas with her bearded husband “Lumberjack”.

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Cover Reveal ~ “Love & Other Disasters” By Author Terri Jones, #ContemporaryRomance #RomanticComedy ~ @terricjones @EJBookPromos

 
 

 

COVER REVEAL

Title: Love & Other Disasters

Author: Terri Jones
Genre: Contemporary Romance/RomCom
Release Date: December 9, 2020
Cover Design: Kari March Designs

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Violet Murphy has just landed herself in a world of trouble.

 

 

 

One minute she’s out on the town with her best friend, and the next, there’s a hot guy offering to buy her a drink. Normally, a man like that wouldn’t look her way. So…she panics. After a case of mistaken identity, a fake name, and way too much alcohol, Violet’s only hope of saving face is to never see his again.

 

 

 

Too bad life can’t be that easy.

 

 

 

J.P. Harper never expected to find himself down on his luck.

 

 

 

After all, he’s always been at the top of his game, saving struggling businesses and being paid well to do it. But when his latest project turns into a nightmare, one with a half-million dollars missing, it’s his reputation that’s at risk of going under. But a familiar face among the staff sends him back to that night he can’t forget. Is that the same woman? With his career and heart on the line, J.P. sets out for answers.

 

 

 

Can J.P. trust Violet and set aside that night to work together…or will their sparks ignite another disaster?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Terri Jones writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction to inspire the imagination and provide an escape. Terri has told stories since childhood, even before she could write them down. She studied Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University and is still interested in what makes people tick. These days she explores the human psyche by writing character-driven love stories. When not writing, Terri loves hiking wooded trails around Tennessee and traveling with her boys.
 
 
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Release Blitz: “Spartan” Series: Iron Kings MC #2, By Author: Franca Storm, Genre: MC Romance, Release Date: November 18, 2020 ~ @FrancaStorm @GiveMeBooksPR

Title: Spartan
Series: Iron Kings MC #2
Author: Franca Storm
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: November 18, 2020
BLURB
A king to hardened, dangerous men. 

I’m the President of the Iron Kings MC. 
Their rock-solid leader. 
A tried and tested warrior. 
I don’t bend. I don’t break. I don’t lose it. 
But something’s pushing me to my limit. 
He’s still out there, the psycho who took everything from me. 
Vengeance is burning through my veins. 
I can’t move forward. 
I can’t let it go. 
Then she wedges herself into my life. 
The feisty blonde, all toughness and attitude. 
She calls to me, distracting me from my mission and easing my rage. 
But I destroy anything I touch. 
The women who get too close end up dead. 
I can’t let it happen again. 
There’s no room for love anyway while I’m holding onto so much hate. 
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EXCERPT
I pushed out of the locker room and made a sharp right for the bathroom, shoving open the heavy door and strolling inside… right into a half-naked body. 

“Holy shit!” 
I inadvertently dropped my bag in my shock. As I tried to reach for it, I tripped on the handle and lost my balance, smacking right into the wall of hard, inked, rippling muscle in front of me. 
It was like some kind of clichéd meet-cute scenario ripped from a cheesy rom-com. Except I was already very familiar with Scott “Spartan” Tate. Now, with my body squished up against his half-naked body, intimately familiar. 
“Uh… sorry,” I mumbled, feeling my cheeks burning with embarrassment. 
I pressed my hand to his chest for leverage to push myself off him. 
A rumbling chuckle came from him as I steadied myself and stepped back, averting my eyes quickly. 
Was he seriously laughing at me? Agitation transcended my embarrassment and I found myself yelling, “Why the hell didn’t you lock the door?” 
“Lock’s broken,” he answered simply. “Why didn’t you knock?” 
“I was in a rush.” 
“You gotta be more careful.” 
My gaze shot to his. Was that a start of a lecture? 
He went on, “The guys here ain’t safe for you. Some of them have got their eye on you. What if it weren’t me in here right now?” 
Okay, that was actually really sweet. 
It had me softening and forgetting about my need to save face through being harsh and dismissive. My go-to basically when I felt ill at ease. 
Spartan didn’t deserve that. 
I nodded. “Okay, yeah.” 
He smiled then slipped his fingers into the waistband of his sweatpants, starting to pull them down. 
“What are you doing?” 
“Changing.” 
“Right now? In front of me?” I shot a glance over my shoulder. “With the door open?” 
He shrugged. “Ain’t got nothing to hide.” 
I tutted and turned and walked to the door, closing it. 
When I turned back around, my breath caught in my throat at the unbelievable sight before me. 
His pants were pooled on the floor at his feet and he stood there rifling through his duffel bag completely naked. Even more startling than that was the fact that his dick was hard, raging even. Two studs glistened in the head. 
Holy hell, he was magnificent. 
Sculpted muscle everywhere. Built like a frigging Viking warrior of old. Ink covered his right shoulder and stretched around and down to his chest. There was another tattoo on his upper back, as well as the crest of the Iron Kings MC on his inner forearm, a skull with wings and crown on what looked like a motorcycle. I was a sucker for men with tattoos. 
Everything about Spartan was perfection, even his dirty-blond hair was styled all sexy, short and cropped on the sides but wild on top. He had several piercings in both ears, a hoop hanging from his left eyebrow and a stud in his nose. His eyes were a uniform shade of slate-gray, no break in the color, just purely that. The thick stubble over his jaw had replaced his normal clean-shaven appearance. 
It was weird being up so close and personal with him today. I hadn’t seen him for a while, because, right after a rumored war between his club and the formerly notorious Rogue Riders MC, he’d disappeared, hiding out in his clubhouse, according to the talk around the nosy town of Ridgefield. 
“You gonna join me, or what?” he asked. 
I jolted, my eyes snapping back to his face. Talk about being caught out. He smirked slyly, letting me know that he’d caught me checking him out. 
“Uh… what?” 
“Are you gonna get changed?” 
Oh, right. That’s what he’d meant. Get a grip, Dani! 
“I’m fine if you just wanna keep drooling over my cock instead.” 
Oh God. This whole situation was mortifying. I couldn’t actually believe he’d just said that. It was so brazen. No, that didn’t even cover it. I didn’t know what the hell to say to that. I ended up stumbling over my words, mumbling, “I… just put it away.” 
“You sure?” 
“Yes, I’m sure. God!” I turned away and muttered over my shoulder. “And why is it—why are you—hard?” 
“Some smoking-hot babe had her hands on me, offering herself up for a good fucking.” 
I stilled at his words. “Oh.” 
I’d had that much of an impact on him? Just that brief touch had gotten him that worked up? 
“Surprised you ain’t jumped me yet. Just the two of us in here, me already naked, you all worked up. What’s stopping you? All this shyness and shit ain’t the message you were sending my way a few minutes ago. Hell, it ain’t what you been sending me since I known you.” 
I cringed. I was messing it up big time. This was not how I’d imagined it going with him. 
I was supposed to be the one leading the charge. I knew he was gun-shy. Everybody in town was familiar with his tragic story. So, I’d always been the one to ease things along, to initiate our banter, our flirting, all of it. 
And I liked it that way. 
Being in control of it, of what happened or didn’t happen, made me feel… safe. 
After everything that’d happened to me, I had to operate that way.
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AUTHOR BIO

Succumb to a Bad Boy.

Franca writes stories about bad-boy alpha males and the tough women who turn their worlds upside down.

She is best known for her motorcycle romance series, BLACK THORNS.

When she’s not writing, Franca enjoys watching action movies and binging on great TV series. Spending time with her lovable lab, hiking, and listening to hard rock, are her passions.

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📝Review📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stars to “A Convenient Christmas Proposal” (The Shannon Sisters Book 2) By Author C.J. Carmichael, #ContemporaryHolidayRomance, Release Date: November 17th 2020 ~ @cj_carmichael @TulePublishing

A CONVENIENT CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL
The Shannon Sisters Book Two

By Author C.J. Carmichael

Purchase: A Convenient Christmas Proposal

Genre: #Romance #ChristmasRomance #SmallTownRomance

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

Publication: November 17th 2020

Read: October 29th 2020 *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

Add to Goodreads TBR: A Convenient Christmas Proposal

The series on Goodreads: The Shannon Sisters

SYNOPSIS:

She’s the Christmas light in a world that seems so dark…

When Patrol Officer Kelly Shannon answers a suspected DUI call that results in the suspect’s death, she has to deliver the grim news to his young family, including his brother—her friend and crush, Mick. Kelly convinces herself that she’s only making amends when Mick begs for help looking out for his niece and nephew as his sister-in-law grieves and neglects her young children. But as Christmas approaches, Kelly admits the truth. She’s falling in love.

Journalist Mick Mizzoni spent his life trying to keep his younger brother out of trouble. When he gains temporary guardianship over his niece and nephew, he crosses the professional line he drew years ago and turns to Kelly Shannon for help. As she embraces him and his new family, she gives him hope that this Christmas could be different.

With their happiness hanging by a thread, Kelly hopes for a Christmas miracle, but Mick, who’s not as jaded as he thought, wants so much more. 

MY 📝REVIEW📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

A Convenient Christmas Proposal by C.J. Carmichael

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Sweet story but a bit of a nail-bitter.

A Convenient Christmas Proposal by author C.J. Carmichael is book two of The Shannon Sisters series. While this book can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend you read book 1, A Cowboy’s Proposal prior, for a more thorough reading experience. I have read many of this author’s works and have enjoyed them all. In particular, I love the Christmas ambiance of the small Montana town of Whitefish.

Mick and Kelly…..
Kelly is a police officer for their hometown. She takes her job seriously and she is standardly a by-the-book officer. One night. while on duty, Kelly is following up on a call about a possible DUI. Before she even has the chance to make her presence known by flashing her lights and turning on her siren, the driver speeds up and looses control of his car and crashes. Danny, who I met in book one was killed instantly. While Danny hasn’t been an upstanding citizen, Kelly is heartbroken. You see, Danny leaves behind an older brother, wife and two adorable small children. I’m going to say that for me, Billy and Mandy, were the story. It was their well-being that kept me fully engaged and nail biting at times.

Mick is heartbroken about losing his brother the way he did. However, because of Danny’s lifestyle and choices, Mick wasn’t surprised. Though he is grieving, his first priority is taking care of Danny’s family; especially his adorable niece and nephew. Unfortunately, Mick’s sister-in-law has her own issues of drug abuse and her first priority is not her children. I won’t go into details as there is a bit of suspense to the story and I wouldn’t want to ruin that aspect for you.

To sum this book up, A Convenient Christmas Proposal is emotional and sad at times. But there is hope and healing. Mick and Kelly get off to a slow start and that is just how it should have been given the circumstances. I enjoyed catching up with characters from book one and there is even a pleasant surprise for the Shannon sisters that I didn’t see coming. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. I think that one will be the most emotional of the three.

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


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New Release: “Wild Forces” Series: O-Town, By Author Karen Renee, Genre: Contemporary Romance, is #AvailableNow ~ @karenreneewrite @EJBookPromos

 
 
Title: Wild Forces
Series: O-Town Series
Author: Karen Renee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orlando DJ, Gabe Sullivan spins a woman up only to revolve right out the door. His tune changes when his only female friend, Cassie, pretends to be more than friends. Sparks fly from their fake kiss, and Gabe insists on exploring things further with Cassie.

Despite the risks, Cassandra Daughtry falls deeply and quickly for Gabe. As their love grows, Cassie relinquishes her heart to him. He’s turned over a new leaf.

Except, a business deal enters the picture and Cassie pleads for Gabe to listen to her. His fiery temper and misconceptions about women with money creates an enormous rift. When Cassie finds Gabe to work it out, she discovers he’s kept a secret from her. He claims he was protecting her, but his betrayal cuts too deep.

Can their love overcome so many outside forces of confusion and betrayal?
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karen Renee is the author of the Riot Motorcycle Club, Beta, and O-Town series of books. She once crunched Nielsen ratings data but these days she brings her imagination to life by writing books. She has wanted to be a writer since she was very young, but it’s taken the last twenty plus years for her to amass enough courage and overall life experience to bring that dream to life. Some of those life experiences came from the wonderful world of advertising, banking, and local television media research. She is a proud wife and mother, and a Jacksonville native. When she’s not at the soccer field or cooking, you can find her at her local library, the grocery store, in her car jamming out to some tunes, or hibernating while she writes and/or reads books.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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NEW RELEASE: Torn and Bound Duet Book 2 By Authors K. Webster & Nikki Ash, Genre: New Adult Romance is #AvailableNow ~ @authornikkiash & @kristiwebster @WildfireMarket1

 

Release Date: November 17
Torn and Bound Duet Book 2
 

 

 

From USA Today bestselling author K Webster and Nikki Ash comes an angsty, new adult, why choose romance.

 

Oh, look, Ashton Carter destroyed his life—again.
Dad’s disappointed in me. 
No shocker there. 
But with them, it’s worse. 
We’re torn apart and I’m responsible for the shredding.  
 

Selfish.
Liar.
Unworthy.
 
I’ve made a mess of it all.
I’m not sure it’s even fixable. 
 Four broken hearts…
Anyone got any tape? 

I may be self-destructive and have sucked them into my mess, destroying everyone’s lives in the process, but I’m sure I can fix it. 

It’s gonna take focus and determination, both of which I’m sorely lacking. 

I’m a spoiled boy who’s used to getting what I want. 

In this case, I want them. All of them. 

And I sure as hell won’t stop until I succeed.

Not until we’re bound together by…

Me.

 

 

 

 
Authors’ Note: Bound Together is a full-length mature, new adult, why choose romance between friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, with a bit of taboo thrown in. This story contains MF/MFMM/MM scenes. It’s the epic conclusion in the Torn and Bound duet. Torn Apart must be read first.

 

 

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Meet Nikki Ash

 

 

 

 

 

Nikki Ash resides in South Florida where she is an English teacher and mom by day and a writer by night. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand. 

 

From the Boxcar Children to Wuthering Heights to the latest Single Parent Romance, she has lived and breathed every type of book.

 

Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out. – Pam Allyn

 

While reading and writing are her passions, her two children are her entire world. You can probably find them at a Disney park before you would find them at home on the weekends!

 

To learn more about Nikki Ash, visit: https://authornikkiash.com

 

Meet K Webster

 

K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. 

 
She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. 
 
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.
 
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RELEASE BLITZ “Cover Me” Series: So Wrong It’s Right #2, By Author Casey Hagen, Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy, Release Date: November 17, 2020, #AvailableNow ~ @CaseyHagenAuth @GiveMeBooksPR

Title: Cover Me
Series: So Wrong It’s Right #2
Author: Casey Hagen
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy

Release Date: November 17, 2020

BLURB
Trevor Myers knows how to make it big in the business world: a charming smile, connections, and balls-to-the-wall fearlessness. The master of all three, a partnership with his firm is all but in the bag. That is, until his boss dangles said partnership over him and his coworkers like a prize on a game show. Trevor will do whatever it takes to lock in what is rightfully his, even if that means calling in a doozy of a favor from his best friend that crosses bro code lines. 
Piper Bradley is on the precipice of making a career-altering decision. Agonizing over impending change and letting go, Piper decides a weekend trip to clear her head is just what she needs to be sure of her decision. Before she can so much as dig out sandals and sunscreen for some much-needed fun in the sun, her brother calls in a favor from his best friend…Trevor Myers. Cover him for the weekend by being his other half while he schmoozes a corner office out of his unsuspecting boss.
Assumptions, surprises, followed by a battle of wills…and so begins the clash between Trevor’s playboy ways and the elemental pull of the girl next door.
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EXCERPT
The door to the lake house flew open and a robust, boisterous man wearing a huge smile stepped out. “It’s about time you made it, Trevor, my boy. You and your beautiful lady here almost missed the couples’ massages.” 
This Piper, despite her brief lakeside fantasy, did not have a hot dog in her future because she was apparently going to be naked in a room with an equally naked Trevor.
“Trevor?”
His smile slipped, but he tried covering it with a squeeze of her hand as he tugged her alongside him and up the front steps.
“We did not agree on naked,” she muttered from the side of her mouth while trying to maintain a smile for his boss.
He squeezed her hand again.
She dug her fingernails into his skin, satisfied with his brief flinch.
He reached out and shook hands with the man on the porch who’d just crushed her hot dog dreams. “Sorry, Mr. Williams. We hit a traffic snag about an hour outside of the city. A total mess.” He hooked his arm around her waist and pulled her forward. “I’d like you to meet my girlfriend, Piper Bradley. Piper, this is my boss, Davidson Williams.”
She reached out her hand and smiled despite the sheer panic fluttering in her stomach, trying to claw its way to her seizing heart.
Maybe Trevor could get naked first, set up on the table, covered with a towel. Then she could just hop over—er, maybe not hop, just in case he happened to sneak a peek. No woman looked flattering hopping anywhere naked no matter how firm they were.
Naked.
She had to be naked.
In the room with Trevor.
She was so going to kick her brother in the balls for getting her into this.
She’d send a condolence card to her mother for the grandchildren Rye would be unable to produce.
Maybe a fruit basket too. Or chocolate. Maybe a wine of the month subscription for a freaking decade.
“Nice to finally meet you, Mr. Williams.” Oh, look at her keeping her voice even like the thought of seeing Trevor’s naked bits or him seeing hers hadn’t completely stolen every last brain cell, practically leaving her the shell of a woman.
He took her hand in both of his. “Oh, none of that now. Please, call me Davidson.”
“All right, Davidson. Really, you needn’t have gone through so much trouble. I don’t mind if we skip the massage—”
He patted her hand. “Don’t be silly, my dear. I want everyone to start out relaxed and refreshed. I have a whole schedule of activities for the entire weekend.”
He leaned in and winked.
Hmmm, that winking thing seemed to be catching.
And she was so not relaxed. Her ass was so clenched she could carry needles between her cheeks.
“Actually, my lovely wife made the schedule, bless her. Unfortunately, a few things came up with the kids and their extracurriculars that called her away unexpectedly, but hopefully she’ll be back in time for you to meet her.”
Williams, though thick around the middle, stood tall and proud. His hair had gone almost completely gray. Between his build, his exuberance, his kids still being in school, and that gray hair, Piper might have had better luck nailing Jell-O to a wall than guessing his age.
She smiled. “I’d like that. What kind of extracurriculars are your kids in?”
“Well, this is refreshing! No one has ever asked.” He nudged Trevor with his elbow. “You found a good one here, my boy. You remember what I said about not letting her get away.” With his wallet in hand and opened to his pictures, he stood next to her. “We’ve got twin ballerinas. Sasha and Sabrina.”
What looked to be seven or eight-year-old, raven-haired beauties stared up from the picture. She’d seen their ballet gowns before. They’d been designed by Blush, one of her biggest competitors.
She schooled her features and pretended that she didn’t have more than a general interest in the girls or dance.
It was harder than she thought, but she managed it.
Just add actress to her resume.
“They’re stunning. You must be so proud,” she said as she handed back the wallet.
“Well, I can’t take all the credit, it’s mainly their mother’s doing. The woman is a saint. Anyway, enough about that, grab your bags and come on in. I saved your suite and the massage therapists are in there waiting. I’ll introduce you to everyone else after.”
“Yes, sir,” Trevor said with a nod and winning smile.
Such a boob.
Davidson led them to through to a room at the back corner of the place, nearest to the lake. At least that was something.
She’d have liked to take in the post and beam lake house, only the wood, the furnishings, the huge windows, they all disappeared in the horror of what they were about to do.
She’d have the best view while naked, in a room with Trevor, getting a rub down.
“I so loathe you right now,” she whispered.
“Yeah, well, get in line. I’m not too thrilled with me right now either.” His otherwise jovial tone had vanished, leaving harshness in its wake. She could almost believe he meant it. If he hadn’t eye-humped her when she came out of her building that morning.
Sure, he was mad about it.
Her eyes rolled so hard pain stabbed in her left eye.
She didn’t believe that for a minute.
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Casey Hagen pens her snarky, passionate stories from the salty air of Kennebunk, Maine. She’s a born and raised Vermont native, a New England girl to the core, with Ben & Jerry’s in her heart and real Vermont maple syrup pumping through her veins. 
She’s the proud mother of three girls and a new, first-time grandma with an insatiable addiction to Fall Out Boy, and a new, rather concerning obsession with tattoos and piercings. Can you say “cool grandma?”
The inked and pierced grandma spends her time tucked away in her office, coated in cat hair, alternating between tearing her hair out trying to find the perfect words and being one step ahead of her three scheming fur babies she is positive are plotting her demise with every swirl around her ankles at the top of her office stairs.
She loves writing stories about real people, with complicated histories, relatable everyday problems, and giving them the hard-won happily-ever-afters they deserve.
And she thanks every last one of you who picks up one of her stories.
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