Blog Tour(3): Taking Something: Guest Post

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Lights, Camera, Action…

 

You ever read a book a thought “This needs to be made into a movie ASAP!”  I do it all the time.  Here’s the top three books, I think need to get up on that big screen now!

 

1. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

I know the internet has been swirling with news about this one being picked up by Warner Bros. So, I’m directing this to the higher-ups there.  Y’all need to get on it.  Just the images alone I conjure up in my head of a sweaty, ripped, and oh-so conflicted Travis Maddox standing in the center of the ring can sell tickets.  I’m telling ya… You got a blockbuster on your hands!  Just please don’t cast some annoying actress to play Abby.

 

2.  The Kylie Ryans Series by Caisey Quinn

It’s no secret that I love country music and hot guys.  This one covers both bases.  Plus, Kylie is a spitfire that can not only sing the hell out of song, but she makes people root for her.  You want her to make it big in Nashville and find love.  Especially with Trace Corbin.  And, I’m just putting this out there, but if Taylor Kitsch is looking for a good role. He’d make a terrific Trace.  I’d really enjoy two hours of staring at him in tight jeans.

 

3.  Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters

This one is super dark and twisty.  The book trends are pointing to the dark side, so why can’t the movie trends.  It might not seem like the logical choice for a romance film, I’ll give you that, but I think Tess and Q’s love would be amazing if translated to film.

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TAKING SOMETHING Synopsis:

I know what you’re thinking. “You were such a jerk, Nick!”  Believe me, I know I screwed up the best thing I had going in my life, but that was kind of my thing. I’d learned how to run cons before I could even form complete sentences, and I’d always been selfish.  But I changed.  Lila forgave me, my brother and I were getting along, and I was trying to make a name for myself in the music world.

At least that was what I was trying to do when I negotiated my way into the recording studio with pop superstar Sadie Sinclair. I thought it would be a piece of cake—charm my way into her heart and into her record label’s good graces.

Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I got mixed up in a web of lies, manipulation, and deception. A web that had me questioning my motives and desires altogether.

Was the fame and fortune really worth the price?

ABOUT ELIZABETH LEE:

Author PhotoWhen I’m not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand.  Here’s the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination!  Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!

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Comfort Books – Guest post//2 Bookaholics – Excerpt//

Halos and Horns Book Blog – Review Only//Cocktails & Books – Review Only//

In My Room Reading  – Review Only//Into the Hall of Books – Review Only

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Reader Girls – Excerpt//Scandalous Book Blog – Character Interview//

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Living in a Bookworld – Excerpt//Lovin’ Los Libros – Review Only//

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Not Everyone’s Mama – Review Only

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Stuck in YA Books – Guest Post//Books I Think You Should Read – Review Only//

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So I will be posting but may be lacking a little because I am in the process of moving and have to pack You the house. Its strange I never realized I had so much stuff.  I will be v reading but my reviews will be on paper for now I will try to get them up via phone due to the exact my internet will be off due to the crazy packing going on.

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a Review: The Realm of Possiblity (157)

1022836Book: The Realm of Possibility,Knopf Books for Young Readers, August 2004

Written By: David Levithan

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Book Info:Hardcover, SSJCPL, Borrowed

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Here’s what I know about the realm of possibility—
it is always expanding, it is never what you think
it is. Everything around us was once deemed
impossible. From the airplane overhead to
the phones in our pockets to the choir girl
putting her arm around the metalhead.
As hard as it is for us to see sometimes, we all exist
within the realm of possibility. Most of the limits
are of our own world’s devising. And yet,
every day we each do so many things
that were once impossible to us.

Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; a boy with the perfect body; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can’t have.

These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever-changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices that readers won’t forget. So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger.

My Thoughts:

So this review is going to be poem by poem then have my over all thoughts 🙂

One: Daniel, Mary, Diana, Megan

☆Smoking☆

I feel like smoking has been romanticized in the most beautiful way. I honestly loved that it was just about being with the person you love. This is a beautiful poem. I fell in love with it so easily.

My Fave Lines:

“i am seeing, as if by the light of a match,

a glimpse of my life

and having it feel right.

this will linger.”

☆tinder heart☆

This was a sad part to hear a person do down on herself. She is just hopeless. I love that she sees the people who have hope and faith in her and wonders why. I love that by the end she is willing to ask for help.

☆Love Songs for Elizabeth☆

I just wanted to hug her. unrequited love sucks and for his writer it seems so much worse. I actually knew someone when I was younger who went through the same thing. I always wondered what things would have been like for her if the person had liked her in return. I really wanted to just hug the person writing these songs because a the heart wants what it wants. I wish I could hear these songs to music.

☆On the inside☆

Ok this was even worse for me then the songs. I mean loving your best friend and having them be blind to it sucks. especially when you know they love someone they can never have.

My Fave lines:

“I’ve lost track of where friendship and falling in loves begins.

(this is the foolish refrain of the hopelessly devoted.) “

“She’s taken the place that was never mine.

you and i have our sad misdirected love in common

only yours sings out, while min is a voice left inside.”

Two: Tyler, Anton, Gail, Jill

☆My girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield☆

This is one of my favorites. It feels honest ti me. You can fill his frustration yet feel his love. I want to laugh because her passion for a fictional person is what made him fall for her in the first place. I love that he wants her even with her uniqueness. I feel like all he’s asking is for his girlfriend to see him. Just him not the pages of a book but him.

☆suburban Myth☆

It’s dark yet filled with light. H is in a dark place looking for a light to shine through. That’s what I got from this. It’s like he’s screaming at times bu then you see that little ray of hope in the middle of no where. Even if you get dragged back into the dark.

☆Gospel☆

I kind of wanted to skip this when I started to read it. Then slowly I am think ahh ok I see who you are. I found my self saying I understand now I think. I love that she wants to be a blessing. That she wants to be someone’s hope.  THen she becomes that blessing and hope. I love when, seriously this is my favorite part, she sings I’ve got the who;e world in my hands. I swear it almost felt like maybe just maybe she did. That was the best part because I could feel the hope that comes from this part.

☆Lying awake beside you, these thoughts run through my head☆

 First this is not what I expected from girlfriend in love with Holden Caulfield. I now understand her fascination with him. I also believe that I have a better understanding of who she is and why she has given up on herself. She wants to worthy of the boy who just wants to love her. She thinks that who she has been will destroy everything she has with him. The thing is she doesn;t see that she is worthy of his love. That she does deserve to be loved just like everyone else in the world. This is my favorite part because I know she is just afraid.

Fave Lines:

“I am tired of the phoniness especially my own.”

“Forgive me for what I might do to you.

The Threat of the past in my feature.”

Three: Anne, Jamie, Pete, Clara

☆Fragments☆

I love that this has different pieces that make her whole. I like that there are all sorts of moments that make her who she is. I liked this one because its true for everyone we have all had moments that had made us who we are.

☆the day☆

My heart just feel to pieces while I read this. I mean in seriously hear broken. I hate threat heat break is always a possibility.like seriously reading this I was lost for words I want to quote the whole poem.I love the brothers insight. It reminds me of my brother. So I lied before this is my favorite part. Ok well it’s a tie between the day and lying in bed beside you these thoughts run through my head. Seriously wow.

☆Strong☆

I hate crying. I hate that I read this and my eyes stung became something as simple as loving someone more than yourself. I love how he goes from wanting to be physically strong to wanting emotional strength. I like that he chose the girl he was invisible to. I love that he wanted to be Stroh for her. This is an amazing part of this story.

☆The Patron Saint of Stoners☆

This title made me laugh.Then when read her story this is advancing. I love what she is doing for her mom.then the ending I stayed to cry again. This is just wow.

Four: Charlotte, Elizabeth, Cara, Lia

☆Writing☆

This one is simply truth.it is revealing het inner truths. I love it! I like that she just let what was in her head out. This was something I loved to do as a teenager I write every where ooo my walls. I loved that things are a blank canvas for her to express her self. love how at the end she casks her self. on being a coward. I think this is my ask time favorite.

☆Your Sister☆

I wish I had the chance to feel this way about my older sisters. I felt this way about my older brother. He was perfect to me when all I ever saw was flaws. Sometimes even now I think that I’m not anywhere near being who he once was. I loved this part because it reminded me of why i hated high school. It was all a dream land. I love the ending because it reminds me of my brother letting me be a part of his world at times. That’s what the ending for me was a reminder of having a glimpse of perfect even if it was for a little while.

☆Comeuppance☆

This was so just i don’t even know what to say. I mean this is something so true. I mean she actually stopped and looked at herself. I mean when she wrote all over herself and put her thoughts and Charlotte’s all over self. I mean that was like super powerful. This was an amazing part of the story.

Fave Line:

“Being a bitch is easy. It’s finding the alternative that’s hard.

☆The Grocer’s Daughter☆

This is sweet. This was something that everyone would love to read it is a great part.

Five: Zack, Karen, Lilly, Jed

☆Experimentation☆

I love this because it honest about how scary taking a new step in a relationship can be but at the same time it can be so amazing. Once again it shows that fear is something everyone faces no matter who you are.

☆unlonely☆

=) That’s all I can say about this one simply =)

☆Escapade☆

I love this one because this is how my best friend and I are. We used to go on adventures. I remember being pregnant and walking to random places. I could go forever without talking to her and I trust her with things that are precious. This reminded me of all the things we’ve been through.

☆Possiblity☆

Awe! I love this it so romantic. I love this one simply because it shows that love is love. There are so many possiblities out there for people. This was just the best ending and it was a swoon worthy moment in this book.

☆Over All Thoughts☆

Don’t make me tell you how much I love this book. It has the best things in it. I loved every single moment while reading this book. It has so many possibilities. I love how every part goes with the next part. I really don’t have any words for it. I think that David Levithan is now one of my favorite author of all time. I honestly don’t know where to being with this book.

This book is about love hope, forgiveness, faith and self discovery. The list could go on for days about everything you find in this book. The title fits perfectly because it really is about possibilities and all the things that go along with them. I mean any one person can have infinite possibilities. You have chances of finding love heart-break, betrayal and once again the list goes on.

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This is a beautiful book that makes you think and fall in love with all the possibilities out there in the world. This book is a great quick read that any one would enjoy. I think everyone should try to read this if they get a chance.

5

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jess

Excerpt Blast(2): Best kind of Broken

We are so excited to get to share you a huge excerpt for Chelsea Fine’s upcoming New Adult Contemporary Romance, BEST KIND OF BROKEN. The first book in the Finding Fate Series, Chelsea is sharing part of the book with the world early!

You can read the Excerpt HERE! 

But first, check out all of the information about BEST KIND OF BROKEN and Chelsea Fine!
BEST KIND OF BROKEN
LEGACY Synopsis:
SOMETIMES MOVING ON MEANS MOVING INPixie Marshall wishes every day she could turn back time and fix the past. But
she can’t. And the damage is done. She’s hoping that a summer of free room and
board working with her aunt at the Willow Inn will help her forget. Except
there’s a problem: the resident handyman is none other than Levi Andrews. The
handsome quarterback was once her friend-and maybe more–until everything
changed in a life-shattering instant. She was hoping to avoid him, possibly
forever. Now he’s right down the hall and stirring up feelings Pixie thought
she’d long buried . . .Levi can’t believe he’s living with the one person who holds all his painful
memories. More than anything he wants to make things right, but a simple
“sorry” won’t suffice–not when the tragedy that scarred them was his
fault. Levi knows Pixie’s better off without him, but every part of him screams
to touch her, protect her, wrap her in his arms, and kiss away the pain. Yet
even though she’s so close, Pixie’s heart seems more unreachable than ever.
Seeing those stunning green eyes again has made one thing perfectly clear–he
can’t live without her.

“By turns humorous and
heartbreaking, Best Kind Of Broken has become one of my
favorites!”
— CORA CARMACKNew York Times bestselling
author of Losing It.

“You’ll fall for Pixie and Levi, just like I did!”— JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT (J. Lynn), #1 New York Times bestselling
author of Wait For You

“Tangled with friendship, history and heartbreak–not to mention a huge
dose of

humor–Chelsea Fine’s New Adult novel is not to be missed! Beyond an

incredibly HOT read, Pixie and Levi’s longing for each other will have

you rooting for them till the very end.”

— JAY CROWNOVERNew York Times bestselling
author of Rule

“This book destroyed me. Tore me into little tiny pieces. But somehow with

lots of laughs and some very steamy times, Chelsea put me back together

again! Chelsea Fine’s style is witty, visceral and fresh. All I wanted

to do was crawl inside this book and live with the characters. And now

all I want is MORE.”

— CHELSEA M. CAMERONNew York Times bestselling
author of My Favorite Mistake

“Sandwiched between laugh out loud moments and some serious heat, Best
Kind of Broken
 is an unforgettable story of loss and forgiveness that
will leave your heart aching.”

— LISA DESROCHERSUSA Today bestselling author
of A Little Too Far

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Chelsea lives in
Phoenix, Arizona where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting
murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She’s ridiculously bad at doing
dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include:
superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband
and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama
on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.
 
 
 
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a Review: Message in a Bottle(156)

9820908Book: Message In a Bottle

Written By: Nicholas Sparks

Book Info: Audiobook, Overdrive, Borrowed

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Challenges: 100 Book Challenge, Audiobook Challenge, Love Library Books, Nicholas Sparks Challenge, TBR Pile Challenge, You Read How Many?

About Book:

Divorced and disillusioned about relationships, Theresa Osborne is jogging when she finds a bottle on the beach. Inside is a letter of love and longing to “Catherine,” signed simply “Garrett.” Challenged by the mystery and pulled by emotions she doesn’t fully understand, Theresa begins a search for this man that will change her life. What happens to her is unexpected, perhaps miraculous-an encounter that embraces all our hopes for finding someone special, for having a love that is timeless and everlasting…. Nicholas Sparks exquisitely chronicles the human heart. In his first bestselling novel, The Notebook, he created a testament to romantic love that touched readers around the world. Now in this New York Times bestseller, he renews our faith in destiny, in the ability of lovers to find each other no matter where, no matter when…

My Thoughts:

This is my favorite Nicholas Sparks book So far. Ok So I’ve only read well listened to two of his boss So far but this is my new favorite. I loved every minute of it I mean this is such an amazingly sweet story. Theresa I’d again. Raising her son and having an amazing career. I’m so team single mom. (It’s cause I’m a single mom. Garrett is someone so lost in his grief that he has forgotten to live that is until Theresa. This whole book is just….. I don’t think I could even define this book. It made me fall in love with Garrett and Theresa’s Romance. I know I’ve said it before but I will say it again. I am not a romantic well at least I wasn’t until I was pulled into the stories of Nicholas Sparks. Romance has just never really been my thing don’t get me wrong I can fo people falling in love simply but there being other parts to the story but romance is like a foreign thing to me.  This book once again makes me feel like romance is such a beautiful thing. This book just like the first Nicholas Sparks book I listened to made me believe in love and …. romance. I really don’t think I can find the words to say how much I enjoyed this book. I love how they simply fell in love. THere were no great complications when it came to their love. It just happened ok there was the whole long distance thing but anything worth having is worth fighting for am I right? The simple truth in it is that I love that Theresa curiosity got the best of her and that Garrett needed a ray of sunlight in the storm his life had become Theresa was the sunlight. I know im a little all over the place but this is a great novel. I think everyone should read it. I mean I cried smile and just well it was great..

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  1. Umm Nicholas Sparks is talented and who doesn’t enjoy a talented author
  2. It is just… Sigh…. (Yes sighing is my reason know that I have a wistful look on my face as I sigh)

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“Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that.”

“True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.”

“Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face – I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.”

“Someday you’ll find someone special again. People who’ve been in love once usually do. It’s in their nature.”

“This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go.
I love you, T.”

“I know that somehow, every step I took since the moment I could walk was a step towards finding you.”

“If you simply ignored the feeling, you would never know what might happen, and in many ways that was worse than finding out in the first place. Because if you were wrong, you could go forward in your life without ever looking back over your shoulder and wondering what might have been.”

“I have come to realize that destiny can hurt a person as much as it can bless them, and I find myself wondering why–out of all the people in all the world I could ever have loved–I had to fall in love with someone who was taken away from me.”

5

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jess

Release Day Launch: Taking Something(5)

We are so excited that Elizabeth Lee’s TAKING SOMETHING has been released! TAKING SOMETHING is a New Adult contemporary romance and is the 2nd book in the Give Me Something Series, and seriously hot!! This book is a must read!

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TAKING SOMETHING Synopsis:

I know what you’re thinking. “You were such a jerk, Nick!” Believe me, I know I screwed up the best thing I had going in my life, but that was kind of my thing. I’d learned how to run cons before I could even form complete sentences, and I’d always been selfish. But I changed. Lila forgave me, my brother and I were getting along, and I was trying to make a name for myself in the music world.

At least that was what I was trying to do when I negotiated my way into the recording studio with pop superstar Sadie Sinclair. I thought it would be a piece of cake—charm my way into her heart and into her record label’s good graces.

Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I got mixed up in a web of lies, manipulation, and deception. A web that had me questioning my motives and desires altogether.

Was the fame and fortune really worth the price?

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“Look, I totally get your reservations about me,” I placated her, even though I knew I was more than qualified to produce her album. It was cookie cutter pop music. Anyone with half a brain could do it.

“I may not have much experience with actual singers, but I’ve been mixing music since I was a kid.”

“You’re just a deejay, Nick. And no offense, but that is not the same as a music producer.”

“You’re right. Spinning records is about playing to a crowd. Finding that perfect rhythm for any circumstance. Sometimes they want a carefree club mix to dance around to. Other times they want a slow, sensual song to grind up on someone to. I know how to read people and that’s beneficial in both cases. I’m a people pleaser, but I’m also an artist.”

“How so?”

“Well, for one I can read you. I know that you want people to hear a new side of you. To hear the grown-up version of Sadie Sinclair.”

“That’s not reading me, Nick. I told you that yesterday,” she replied, crossing her arms over her chest.

“Yes, you did,” I conceded with a nod. “But it’s not always about what you say. I can tell by the way you walk—the commanding click of your heels across the floor and the sway of your tight little ass. You want to sing the kind of music that causes a stir. You’re tired of singing songs about people falling in love and teeny-bopper breakups. You want to sing songs about people making love. About passion and desire. About longing and fulfillment.” Her eyes glazed over as she stared into mine. Her lips parted as she let out a slow, steady breath.

I stepped closer to her and reached out, brushing my hand down her arm. “You want to sing songs that get under people’s skin. Leaves them wanting more. You want to seduce them with your sound.”

“I do,” she answered mindlessly, watching my hand stroke up and down her arm.

“You don’t want to just sing songs, Sadie Sinclair. You want to sing… sex.”

Her eyes fell shut as she thought about what I was saying. I was going out on a limb with my assumption. For all I knew, she wanted to sing gospel hymns to a reggae beat. Lucky for me, the way she looked at me—like she wanted to eat me alive—was a proper assessment of exactly the kind of person she was. She finally opened her eyes and when she did, I knew I had her on the hook.

“Okay then, let’s hear it,” she insisted, pointing at the computer I was holding in my hand. “I want to see if you’re any good.”

“Oh, I assure you that I’m more than just good.” She was trying to play hardball, but if she thought for one second I didn’t see the glimmer of lust in her eyes, she was crazy. “Take a seat, Miss Sinclair.” I pulled back one of the chairs for her. She hesitated, like she didn’t want to seem too anxious to comply. I fired up my computer and pulled up a folder of tracks I’d been working on. Careful not to mess up her hair, I slipped a pair of headphones over her ears.

She started to protest. “What are you doing? We can listen to it—”

“In order to get the full Nick Kline experience, I need to get completely”—I paused leaning in inches from her face—“and totally in your head.” She breathed me in and relaxed into her chair. I was one song away from convincing Sadie Sinclair that I was the perfect choice for her. Musically and more.

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When I’m not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand. Here’s the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination! Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!
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Blog Tour(3) + Except: Temporarily Yours

Temporarily Yours by Diane Alberts

Entangled Publishing – January 2014

BRAZEN IMPRINT – ADULT NOVEL

TY_500BOOK SUMMARY:

This soldier’s the perfect hoax…if she doesn’t fall for him first.

Stats whiz Kayla Moriarity knows her way around numbers and algorithms. Men, on the other hand, are unsolvable equations. Now Kayla’s en route to her sister’s wedding—without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and a ridiculously hot ex-marine in the seat beside her. And that’s all it takes for Kayla’s inhibitions to go sailing out the airlock…

Cooper Shillings has soft spot for people in trouble, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to land in it himself—and definitely not while getting naughty mid-air with a sexy southern belle. When he hears Kayla’s predicament, however, he offers his services as a stand-in boyfriend. After all, he’s heading overseas soon…and how could he refuse a little no-strings wickedness?

It’s the perfect plan. And all Kayla has to do is ensure her family falls for the ultimate bluff, without falling for it—and Cooper—in the process…

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5081315Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times and USA Today bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. ON ONE CONDITION hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list, and TRY ME hit #76 on Amazon. CAPTIVATED BY YOU hit #31 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author.  Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.

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 “I still don’t see how someone like you would have to make up a boyfriend. How is that possible?”

“I told you.” Her pulse increased. “I haven’t met anyone worth the trouble of a relationship yet. I’m picky when it comes to men.”

“Hm. Maybe you’re looking in the wrong places.” He reached out and touched her hand, his fingers light on her skin. She knew she should pull away, but instead her gaze clashed with his and she didn’t move. “Have you ever thought of that?”

Oh, so he was playing that game, was he? All right, she could flirt with him too. Maybe it would even take her mind off of her flying fears. He’d certainly helped in the terminal before the flight boarded. She looked up at him through her lashes, leaning in just right. “Or maybe the man for me has been hanging around in airports all this time.”

The corners of his mouth tilted up. “Perhaps.”

She tapped her fingers on her thigh, inwardly rejoicing at his reaction to her. “So, you’re all mine tonight?”

All yours,” he repeated, smiling wolfishly at her. “However you’d like me.”

The attendant came back, carrying a plastic package with a blanket in it. Cooper accepted it, thanking her quietly, and Kayla just watched him.

Why did his words sound so naughty? Maybe he’d meant them that way. Or maybe she just wanted him to have meant them that way. The words were innocent enough, yet desire spiraled in her stomach. There was something about

Cooper…

She liked him.

Picking up her almost empty glass, she held it out for a toast. “To vodka and not dying?”

“Especially to the not dying part.” He clanked his cup against hers. “You know, I have a very effective way to make you forget your fear that I would love to show you—if you’re willing to trust me, that is.”

She swayed closer. “Oh? And what would that be?”

He shifted in his seat, closing the distance between them until his lips were a breath away from her cheek. He tucked her hair behind her ear, and she shivered at the light touch. “Distraction. I’m going to make you forget all about how high we are in the sky. By the time we land, you’ll be sad to see the flight end because you’ll have to say goodbye to me.”

Such confidence…but damn if she didn’t think he was right.

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jess

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