SILVER by K.A Linde ~Release Blog Tour w/ Review & Excerpt

By K.A Linde
All That Glitters Series
Release Day : September 29, 2016

silver-by-ka-linde-high-resStacia Palmer had one goal in life–to become an NFL quarterback’s wife.

For the past three years, she’s seduced her way through the university’s football line-up. But when she finally has a quarterback fresh off the draft, Stacia experiences a shocking change of heart. One that sends her back to the place she never thought she’d return to.


Once there, she finds that no one believes her. Least of all Pace Larson, her sexy on-again off-again ex who has never quite gotten over her leaving him for someone else. Of course, he’s now the starting quarterback and determined to claim her as his prize.

But can Stacia give him a second chance when he’s toyed with her emotions into the fourth quarter? Or will they run out of time?

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Panty Scorching-4
Value- 5
Overall Rating- 5
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Reviewed by Jen

Silver, by K.A. Linde, is the long awaited, at least for me, story of Pace and Stacia. I couldn’t wait to learn more about this couple, I started this book while getting ready for work one day and I could not put it down. I feel in to the usually trap that us readers fall into “just one more chapter then I’ll go to bed’ or “just finish off this page and I’ll go to sleep”. Using those excuses nonstop lead me to finshing the book within 24 hours and it was totally worth it. I will take being overtired and a bit cranky today because of how great the story was.

So, as I stated before Silver is the story of Pace and Stacia. We are introduced to these two characters in the beginning of the series where Pace is Bryna’s step brother and Stacia is her best friend. When the two hook up it rocks everyone’s world as Pace has always made it his mission to get under Bryna’s skin and not make her life easy at all. He pretty much would try and take her down anytime and any way possible. Stacia always believed she was destined to be a NFL quaterback’s wife. Since she believed that was her destiny and her true desire, Stacia did everything she could to make sure she was always dating the lead quarterback. When at the time it seemed like her destiny was about to be fulfilled Stacia has an epiphany. She realized that she is not in love with Marshall, her boyfriend/quarterback at the time, and really not happy with the path her life is going down. After parting ways with Marshall, Stacia starts to realize that she has wasted a lot of her time and energy on a path that has not made her happy and not allowed her to be her true self. Trying to right the wrongs she has done, Stacia decides it is time to live up to her own expectations and go after what she really wants not just a title of being NFL quarterback wife. While getting her life back on track it just so happens that Pace is able to lend a helping hand when she needs help the most. Although there is a lot of miscommunication, mistrust, and each carrying baggage there is an undeniable connection and attraction to one another. Will either of them finally be able to forgive and move on from the past? Or will old habits die hard and prove to much for either of them to handle?

I am such a huge fan of K.A. Linde’s work! She has given her readers GREAT book boyfriends but even better stories! You get lost in her world when reading her story and you don’t want to find yourself. Silver can be read as a standalone but don’t do yourself a favor and read the entire series! You will not be disappointed. As always I will be impatiently waiting for K.A. Linde’s next book to drop for us as she is always a one-click author for me.



Stacia felt a presence at her shoulder. She recognized his cologne before she even looked up. It smelled like desire and late-night sex marathons.


“What do you want?” Stacia asked, not looking up.

“Just coming to check on you,” Pace said in a sexy low tone that sent a shot of need straight between her legs.

Damn him for being able to do that to me!

She jerked her head up. “Why?”

“Because you look miserable, even from across the room.”

“I do not!”

He raised an eyebrow, and she had to keep from sighing. That face. God, if he wasn’t such an asshole…

“The hair flip earlier, Pink? Really? Sure sign of distress. You practically called me over here.”

Don’t call me that,” she said through gritted teeth.

He smirked at her response.

“And I didn’t call you over here. I don’t even want to see you.”

“You can talk to me, you know.” He leaned his hip against the bar. He was almost touching her but not quite. She could feel the heat of his skin. “Come on, let’s go outside. Away from all this noise.”

“If you think for one second that I’m going to go anywhere with you, you’re insane,” she said, straightening.

He brushed her hair off one shoulder and just barely skimmed his finger across her exposed collarbone. She stiffened. Her entire body throbbed. No one else elicited these primal emotions from her. Not even the guy she’d given her virginity to. The guy no one knew about.

“I promise I won’t touch you,” he growled out. “Unless you beg me to.”

Stacia smacked him in the chest and stormed away. What an arrogant jackass! How dare he say those things to her! For all he knew, she was still dating Marshall. Pace was so testy over the fact that he thought she’d slept with Marshall when they were together, yet here he was, seducing her, while he still believed she was with Marshall. Ass!

Pace chuckled behind her. “Come on, Stacia. I’m just messing with you.”

He followed her across the crowded room until she reached the restroom. Then, he did exactly what he’d said he wouldn’t. He grabbed her arm and kept her from entering a place he wouldn’t follow.

“Seriously, what’s up?” he asked.

“Do you really want to know?” Fury and also desperation coated her features. She really wanted to tell someone. She wanted it off her chest.

“Yeah. Though this fire is pretty hot.” He raised an eyebrow.

“God, is everything just a joke to you?” she asked.

His eyes shot straight through her. “Not everything.”

“Feels like it. I feel like a joke to you.”

“Most things, Pink,” he said, stepping closer, “but not you. Never you.”

Stacia tensed as she forgot the world around her. Pace had a way of doing that—making her lose herself. But all she did by losing herself was open herself up for him to hurt her. Time and time again.

“Pace,” she said through a shuddering breath.

“I won’t take what isn’t mine.”


“I just still consider you mine.”


About The Author

editkylaK.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series and the All That Glitters series as well as seven additional novels. She get up as a military brat traveling the United States and even landing for a brief stint in Australia. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia and is the current head coach of the Duke University dance team.

An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. Linda currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.



Transfer by Aly Martinez ~Release Blitz w/ Review & Giveaway


transfer_liveONE STORY. TWO COUPLES.
The Retrieval Duet by Aly Martinez is a two part series.


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I fell in love with a man who didn’t exist.

What started out as romance ended in hell.
His words turned to razor blades.
His kisses converted to fists.
His embrace became my cage.
His body transformed into a weapon, stealing parts of me until ultimately….
I broke.

I hated him.
My sole job in life became to protect our daughter.

I wasn’t sure I’d ever escape the prison he’d skillfully crafted from my fears.
Until the day our savior arrived.

This is the story of how I escaped the man who thought he owned me.
The transfer of my life and my family.


Storyline: 5
Angst: 3
Tissue: 1
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 5 Stars
Kindle eArc reviewed by Robin

What happens when Clare meets a man that she thought would change her life? But when she gets closer, something happens and the love she had for him changes into something dark and twisted. Every day is one more day to keep her daughter safe from this monster. Then suddenly she’s offered a way out. Can she trust Heath to protect her or is it better to protect herself?

“In a lot of ways, I was just as selfish as Walter when it came to Clare. I wanted her as my own. But I’d never hurt her – them. My heart had crossed the line as far as she was concerned, but I wouldn’t allow my body or mind to follow suit.

She’d had too much taken from her already – physically and emotionally.

If I’d made any kind of move on her while she was at her weakest, that’s exactly what I’d have been doing – taking.

For Clare, I’d give.”

I hardly know what to say…one of my favorite duets I’ve ever read. Who would have thought these two families would be so intertwined? I love the way they worked together to get Clare and Tessa away from that monster and where they deserved to be. What a trip! You never know how strong you are until you fight for what needs to be done. This story was dark and gritty to get where it needed to go and at times I was screaming at pretty much every single character but this duet was captivating. I could not put my kindle down. I HAD to know what happened next.

Now I’m wondering what this author has up her sleeve next? Anything I’ve ever read by Aly Martinez has not disappointed me so I will be anxiously waiting for her next project to blow me away. Thanks for the emotional roller coaster. I’m in line for my next ticket.



RETRIEVAL is available and brings readers the first part of this emotional second chance romance.

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aly-martinez-bioBorn and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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Outsider by Olivia Cunning ~Release Blitz w/ Review

unspecifiedTitle: Outsider (Exodus End #2)
Author: Olivia Cunning
Series: Exodus End
Release Date: September 27, 2016

outsiderReagan Elliot should be living her dream…

She’s touring with Exodus End as their new rhythm guitarist and gaining more notoriety and fame than she ever imagined possible.

She’s earned the devoted love of not only one, but two spectacular men. Her committed threesome with sexy guitarist Trey Mills and her hunky bodyguard Ethan Conner is stable, loving, deep, and satisfying for all involved.

But sometimes the world sees things differently and is determined to destroy what it doesn’t understand.

Can Reagan’s relationship with Trey and Ethan survive the cruel backlash of the media, her family, and a bigoted public? Or will the talented musician lose everything she holds dear in the face of her own burgeoning doubts?

Outsider is the second book in the Exodus End World Tour series. It’s also the sequel to Double Time, the fifth book in the Sinners on Tour series.

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Panty Scorching- 5++
Angst- 3.5
Overall Rating- 4.5
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Reviewed by Christina

Oh boy did this book rock my world! Lets first start off with, this is a series so I would HIGHLY recommend that you read Insider (Exodus End book 1) before this one. Meet the characters know what is going on between everyone before diving into Outsider.

Reagan finds her world is starting to fall away when her close kept relationship is brought to light in the tabloids. Only problem? They don’t have the story completely right. Reagan isn’t cheating on her loving boyfriend, she just has two loving boyfriends. Now the big decision is to come out completely all three of them as a tripod relationship or keep it hidden. Ethan, Trey, and Regan all have their own ideas on how they want to handle the shit storm surrounding them, but what will they do in the end? Will their love for each other out last all the drama around them?

Holy wow!! In true Olivia Cunning form Reagan, Trey, and Ethan are off the fucking charts HOT! If you love a good menage, m/m. m/f/m, or m/m/f this is sooooo for you! These three set beds blaze with their passionate lovin’. Wink, wink… *looks around and whispers* it’s a great one handed read *smirks*.

Not only is it hot but it also has the great emotional aspect to it. All the feelings that each person in the relationship feels I could feel. Like would taking their relationship public ruin them all? Or would the world understand and leave them alone? Ahem, read the book to find out.😉 There was plenty of angst happening between the pages of this great read without it being annoying or over the top. Also there was a couple of heart felt moments between characters that I might have gotten a little chocked up over..not going to lie.

“I’d die for you, Trey.” Ethan told him, squeezing Trey’s arm so he’d know how much he meant it. “I’d die for you.”

“Dying is easy,” Trey said. “Living with who you are is the hard part.”

Overall I found this a great enjoyable read. I would and have recommended this series to my book loving friends and I can’t wait to see more form the Exodus End crew. They are such a great fun loving group of friends/family I can’t help but be sucked into their world.


Outsider is the second book in the Exodus End World Tour series. It’s also the sequel to Double Time, the fifth book in the Sinners on Tour series.

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Toni wants to be an insider.
Logan just wants inside her.

She’s finally ready to rock…
Toni Nichols set aside her dreams to raise her little sister, but now she’s reaching for the stars as the creator of a revolutionary interactive biography about Exodus End. She’s on tour with the rock band to immerse herself in their world, but how will she ever gain the trust of four veteran superstars who’ve been burned by the media before? Nobody said this was going to be easy. Then again, good things can come in hard packages.

He’s always ready to roll…
Adrenaline junkie Logan Schmidt lives for the rush of playing his bass guitar before thousands of screaming fans. When he’s not performing onstage or in the bedroom, he’s looking for his next thrill in extreme sports. So why does a sweet, innocent journalist get his heart pumping and capture his full attention? Is Toni the real deal or just digging up dirt on his band? Logan’s eager to rock Toni’s world and roll her in the sack, but when she starts to get too close to his heart, she takes her insider look to a place he may never be willing to go.

Double Time (Sinners on Tour Book 5)

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Book #5 in reading order of events in book series, per author.

Olivia Cunning delivers the perfect blend of steamy sex, heartwarming romance, and a wicked sense of humor in this menage story featuring the hottest guy in the Sinners band.

Trey Mills, the notoriously sexy Sinners rhythm guitarist, gives up his bisexual lifestyle and is swept into a hot, heady romance with Reagan Elliot, a female rock star sensation. But when Trey encounters Reagan’s sexy bisexual roommate, Ethan Conner, he can no longer deny who he is or what he wants. Reagan heartily agrees to a solution that opens up a hot new world of sexual experience—and love—with the two men she wants the most.


About The Author

cunningCombining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, USA Today and New York Times Best-Selling Author Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians.

Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She’s been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction–first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own.

Olivia’s first book in her Sinners on Tour Series, Backstage Pass, was published in 2010 by Sourcebooks. Since then, she’s added to her collection of naughty rock stars by continuing the Sinners on Tour series, and starting two new series, One Night with Sole Regret and Exodus End World Tour. She believes there’s a perfect rock star out there for everyone–as long as you like your heroes a little sweet, a little dirty, and a lot sexy.

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Darkest Before Dawn by Stevie J Cole ~Blog Tour Promo


“Dark, gritty and utterly captivating. I couldn’t put this book down!” – USA Today Bestselling Author, Natasha Knight



Sixty-four days in captivity. Sixty-four days to lose yourself—or find yourself.

I’m Ava Donovan. I was abducted at the age of nineteen. I’m told I’m a survivor, but the truth is, I only survived because he saved me. Even when he kept me locked in that room—he saved me.
Constantly wondering when and how you will die, that does something to you. To your mind. But what do you do when it does something to your heart? What do you do when the man holding you captive seems just as broken as you are, when his mere presence becomes a comfort you crave—when you love him even though you shouldn’t?

You smile and tell yourself it’s okay because love has no morals.
Sixty-four days in captivity gave me a love most people will never have and my freedom took it all away.



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Stevie J. Cole is a secret rock star. Sex, drugs and, oh wait, no, just sex. She’s a whore for a British accent and has an unhealthy obsession with Russell Brand. She and LP Lovell plan to elope in Vegas and breed the world’s most epic child.

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Possession by Helen Hardt ~Release Blitz w/ Review & Giveaway

Possession (Steel Brothers Saga #3)
By Helen Hardt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 27th September


Jade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history.Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. The road is icy and treacherous, but if he perseveres and comes out whole on the other side, he’ll finally be worthy of Jade’s love.The untamed passion between the two still blazes, but as the horrors of Talon’s past resurface, Jade and Talon aren’t safe… possession-out-now

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Panty Scorching-4
Overall Rating-4
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This is the third book in the Steel Brothers Saga and we finally get some answers after we were left with yet another cliffhanger at the end of book two. We know Talon suffered the unthinkable as a child but in Possession we get a much deeper and very disturbing look into what he really endured. The Author didn’t shy away from detail at all and at times this was a very hard read and my heart broke for Talon. This story is full of twists and turns at almost every corner.

Finally deciding after twenty-five years of trying to keep his demons buried Talon is seeing a therapist. A lot of that has to do with how much he loves Jade and how much he really wants a chance at a life with her. A life beyond the broken one he had been living before he met her. He is ready to move on with Jade by his side but he still constantly struggles with his feelings and self- doubt. Jade ever the patient champion to Talon gives his what he needs and just hopes it’s enough.

“ You’re mine and no one else’s . Only I will possess you.”

As the secrets of Talon’s past start to surface he starts to worry whether or not Jade will be able to handle the truth of what happened or if she will just choose to walk away. Can he really possibly be the man she deserves?

The chemistry between these two is crazy hot and their passion for one another is one thing that’s never lacking. Talon is trying his best to figure out how to deal with what happened to him as his memories are starting to become clearer. Could he possibly find the men in the black masks? Jade continues to work on her investigation into the Steel family and soon discovers more buried secrets. My head was spinning with this book, so much was going on and it was crazy intense. One thing that was constant was their love for each other, but when it comes down to it will that be enough?

“Remember your strength. You are worth something. And you deserve happiness.”

Even though we did get a lot of questions answered in Possession that we really needed, I feel like after reading it I now have a million more because once again we were left with a cliff-hanger. Obviously the Steel Brothers Saga is far from over, and I can’t wait for the next book!

Meet The Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.

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A Love So Deep By Lili Valente ~Release Blitz w/ Review


lovesodeep_final-1A Love So Deep by Lili Valente
Author: Lili Valente
Release Date: September 26th 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

The final installment in To The Bone series, A Love So Deep 3 by Lili Valente is now LIVE! Make sure to grab the entire series TODAY!


Warning: Hold on tight for the red hot, adrenaline fueled conclusion to the To the Bone series.

What we have is sacred, a bond forged by pain and pleasure, suffering and passion, and Gabe is right—nothing will tear us apart again. This is forever, for keeps, for the rest of our lives, no matter what the future holds.

We just have to outsmart the powerful people determined to keep us apart.

I’m prepared to fight our enemies, but I’m not prepared for him. For a monster wearing a friendly face, or the nightmare he’s determined to unleash.

They say it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. I say—over my dead body. They’ll have to pry forever out of my cold, dead hands.

A Love So Deep is the final book in the To the Bone series.

Praise for the To the Bone series:

“A steamy, high-octane love story that will have you wondering how far you’d go if you stopped playing by the rules.” –NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely

“WOW, just WOW! I’m screaming…right now because I need the next book, like yesterday…I am truly blown away.” -Romance Readers Retreat Blog

“Well written with a heart breaking story, adorable and irresistible characters…the kind of books you do not forget and keep a paperback of, to re-read time after time!!!! I was crying like a baby or smiling like a lunatic!!!” –Moon Reviews

“I loved it and you will too. I read the series twice in record time. I’m still thinking of it weeks later…[Lili Valente] is a story teller we romantics dream of.” -Books and Beyond Fifty Shades


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Angst 3
Storyline 4
Panty Schorching 3
Value 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Lindsey

Finally!!!!!!!! I don’t want to give anything away but damn. Just don’t read anymore because this could contain spoilers if you have not read the first two books. With that being said…. go read em! This is not a journey you want to miss out on.

Gabe and Catlin… just freaking wow! This book was probably a little more intense than the first and it was great. Probably my most favorite in the series. These two have been through hell and back a few times and their story is awesome. Every up and down and space in between was so worth the angst and emotions I was feeling.

I was feeling very pissed off during parts of this book. So be prepared. I was shocked. I was sad. And I was a whole lot freaking happy too! This was a spectacular end to a great series.

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Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.

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Chandler by Laurelin Paige ~Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review & Excerpt


Chandler by Laurelin Paige
A Fixed Trilogy Spinoff
Release Date: September 20th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance



I’m good in a boardroom, but I’m better in the bedroom. Much better. I can charm the skirt off any woman in one encounter. I’ll even give her an orgasm before I put her in a cab. Or three. No more or she’ll start making plans for the future and I’m not into that.

Or I wasn’t until Genevive Fasbender. She’s the first woman in five years that I want to spend the whole night with. And she’s the first woman who’s told me I’m not what she wants in a lover, even after multiple O’s. She’s brash and bold and stubborn as hell, and she doesn’t believe it’s possible to satisfy her.

But I’m up for the challenge.

And after an incident in my brother’s office closet―a downright dirty incident―I think I’m just the guy to deliver.

Genevive Fasbender will never know what’s coming.

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Value- 5
Overall Rating- 4.5
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Reviewed by Jen

Let me start off by saying that Hudson Pierce has always been one of my favorite book boyfriends but after reading Chandler he may need to step aside as his little brother had my heart pumping and my lady parts dancing!! Between his unbelievable good looks, his charm, smarts and sense of humor Chandler seriously knocks it out of the park when it comes to being book boyfriend material. The best part, for me, about Chandler was that he is a hopeless romantic- he admits he ALWAYS falls in love perhaps a little to fast. Having been burned and his heart broken Chandler takes it upon himself to just have fun with the women who catches his eye. It isn’t until he meets his match in Genny that has his head and heart spinning out of control. What was supposed to be just a one night stand turns into something that neither of them expected. Genny brings out a side of Chandler that he never knew he had in him and Chandler satisfies a craving that Genny has been seeking but would never admit to.

Let’s just say when these to get together they burn up the sheets….of the book….and the bed! Their chemistry is undeniable; you can’t help but get lost in their story. Chandler is an amazing book that has it all-sassiness, humor, great sex, twists that you didn’t see coming, and most importantly a fantastic story of these two people. I know I will be reading this book again in the new future. Thank you Laurelin for another great book and another man who stole part of my heart!


Five minutes later, the valet pulls up with my car. Genevieve raises an eyebrow. “A Bugatti?”

I’m so impressed she can name the model that I practically jizz in my pants. “It’s the best.”

She shakes her head, and I swear I hear her mutter something about rich men and their toys, but I don’t respond, too occupied with inspecting my car and then passing the attendant the cash I promised him earlier for returning my vehicle in perfect condition.

I slide into the driver’s seat, and when I look over at Genevieve as she buckles her seatbelt, a wave of pure, unadulterated lust rolls through me. I’m very aware that I’ve trapped her, that she’s now defenseless to my whims. Not that I’d take advantage, but goddamn, to think that I could…

I nearly shiver at my own vile thoughts.

Glad she can’t know what I’m thinking, I flash her a smile. “So. Where am I taking you?”

“I’m staying at the Park Hyatt on 57th Street.”

“Fancy.” The Park Hyatt is one of the nicest luxury hotels in New York. That means this girl has money, which isn’t a bad thing. Just, the swell of my wallet in my back pocket is usually one of my better attributes. If wealth doesn’t attract her, I hope I’m not shit out of luck when it comes to getting an invitation up to her room.

Apparently, I’m transparent because she asks, “Not impressed?”

“Quite the opposite. I’m worried you won’t have a reason to be impressed with me.” Now I’m the one who can’t believe how honest I’m being.

“It’s a valid worry,” she says after a beat, and I can’t tell if she’s teasing or being blunt. Can’t tell if I should prepare for gut-wrenching disappointment or dive into another round of sexy banter.

I concentrate on my driving instead, speeding up before slipping expertly into a tight opening in the adjacent lane.

I’ll admit I’m showing off.

“Smashing,” she says with a tone that vibrates through my body like I’m a tuning fork.

Then, abruptly, she laughs, and I turn my head toward her, alarmed at the source of her amusement.

“I still can’t believe you drive a Bugatti in the city. I can’t decide if that makes you brilliant or as mad as a bag of ferrets.”

“Brilliant, of course.” Though, with her so close, I feel more like I’m going crazy. “What can I say? I like things that are fast.”

“Of course you do.”

“You don’t?” I raise a questioning brow. “Maybe you don’t understand how awesome fast can be.” I put my foot on the gas and race down the next block to prove my point.

The traffic light turns red as I approach the intersection, and I ease the brakes. “See? Fast is fun.”

“The problem with fast is it’s over too quickly.”

Is that innuendo? Her gaze pierces into me, and the air around us feels tight and charged, and I’m suddenly certain that I will die if I don’t get to taste her tonight.

Even if she didn’t mean anything more when she made her statement, I certainly do when I say, “Don’t worry. I know when to take my time.”

She exhales, slowly, and I swear I can feel it. As though she’s already in my arms and her breath is grazing every inch of my bare skin. No matter what happens after this, I know she at least feels this…this attraction. Or whatever it is.

Her voice is low and sultry when she replies. “You’re not talking about cars anymore. But do you really take your time? I’d guess you bolt the minute you’re finished.” She’s so blunt, so direct, and I don’t know if it’s a her thing or an English thing, but I like it.

I also like this conversation we’re having. Because we’re drawing the lines, and that means the potential for tonight is high. So I answer with a nod, making sure she understands that she’s correct in thinking I’ll bolt. Because I will.


About the Author

Laurelin Paige is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She’s a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters.

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