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Friday, October 30, 2020

#CoverReveal #TheRivals #DylanAllen #SocialButterflyPR

 

SURPRISE! Dylan Allen is giving us a TREAT! 

The Rivals, a collection of the Rivers Wilde series AND an all new holiday novella from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Dylan Allen is coming November 30th and we have the gorgeous new cover and all the deets. 


Pre-order your copy today for the special price of only 99¢! 

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The Rivals is a collection of the first three bestselling standalone novels in the popular Rivers Wilde series from USA Today and Wallstreet Journal bestselling author, Dylan Allen.

The Gathering, a brand new holiday novella that revisits all three couples and favorite secondary characters, is the cherry on top of this amazing collection.


Your next binge read is here!

#BookReview #PSSTPublicSchoolSpeachPathologyTheBestKeptSecretinthePublicSchools #WRay #AuthorHouse #NonFictionBookAwards

 


P.S.S.T. Public School Speech Therapist discusses the life of a public school speech therapist in schools. It explores the ups and downs of having such a position and how rewarding, humorous and challenging it can be.

#BlogTour #TheChristmasSpirit #AlexandreaWeis #XpressoTours

 

The Christmas Spirit
Alexandrea Weis
Published by: Rosewind Books
Publication date: October 27th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

SOMETIMES IT TAKES ONE BROKEN HEART TO HEAL ANOTHER.

Courtney Winston is a writer on a deadline. Eager to finish her book and get over a recent break-up, she ditches Christmas with her family and retreats to a secluded cabin in the mountains.

Appliances rarely work, and cell service is spotty, but Courtney senses there is more to her rustic rental—something dark and haunting.

Then Peter, the attractive Stone Mountain Lodge owner, and a meddling cook, Mrs. Finn, keep coming around, shattering her peace and offering advice on how to fix her heavy heart.

Courtney grows closer to Peter, but Mrs. Finn warns her of his troubled past. Undaunted, Courtney sets out to win him over. But being with the brooding stranger may end up costing her more than she ever imagined.

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Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author, screenwriter, advanced practice registered nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable.

Weis writes romance, mystery, suspense, thrillers, supernatural, and young adult fiction and has sold approximately one million books. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans where she is a permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and rescues orphaned and injured animals.

She is a member of both the International Thriller Writers Association and the Horror Writers Association. www.AlexandreaWeis.com

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Love Offline: Looking For Romance In Real Life

Emily’s Struggling To Find Romance Online. Will Ditching The Dating Apps Lead To True Love? 

Online dating isn’t working for introvert Emily. Although she’s comfortable swiping right at home in her PJs, the idea of going out to meet a guy in person fills her with dread. 

So when her best friend challenges her to ditch the apps, attend a load of awkward singles’ events and find love in real life, Emily wants to run for the hills. 

Then she meets Josh. He’s handsome, kind and funny, but Emily’s had her heart crushed before and knows he's hiding something… 

Is Josh too good to be true? Can Emily learn to trust again and if she does, will it lead to love or more heartache? 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

#CoverReveal #SeeMeAfterClass #MeghanQuinn


 





SEE ME AFTER CLASS 

is coming NOVEMBER 12th!

About SEE ME AFTER CLASS:

"Did you have relations with my brother . . ."

Good question.

I’d like to preface this by saying it was never my intention to ever get involved in a workplace romance, let alone get involved with the most surly, agitating, and pompous man I’ve ever met who just so happens to be my new friend’s brother.

My intentions were to show students how English and reading books could actually be fun and make a new life for myself in the suburbs of Chicago.

But so far, I’ve managed to be called into the principal’s office.

Coerced into participating in the teacher's badminton league.

And instigated into passionate fights with Arlo Turner over education and decorum while losing my underwear at the same time.

Known as Mr. Turns Me On, he’s the reason I might get fired from my first ever teaching job.

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#SneakPeek #LittleLies #HHunting #SocialButterflyPR

 

"Helena Hunting takes your breath and your heart with equal force in this incredible, important novel. This book is a hug and a lesson, as well as a hell of a ride" -- Debra Anastasia, author

From New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting writing as H. Hunting, comes a beautifully written and emotional new adult romance, Little Lies, November 16th and we have the first peek inside this unforgettable romance.

Sneak Peek

Lavender finally looks my way. “You can go back to your bunnies, Kodiak. I don’t need a bodyguard or a babysitter.”
Clarke laughs and smirks at me. “You heard her. We’re good.” He slings his arm over her shoulder and pulls her into his side. I’m pretty sure her ass cheek is pressed up against his leg, and his fingers dangle perilously close to her boob.
My control slips. The frustration over not being able to have what I want is wearing me down. Everyone has an opinion on what’s good for me—how I have to manage all the impulses, how I can’t let the obsessions rule me the way they often do. But this is more than I can take. It’s been weeks and weeks of fighting the need of being an asshole because the alternative is to dive right back into that fixation—and if I do, I’m very worried it’s going to consume me. And her.
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Synopsis

I don’t want you.
You mean nothing to me.
I never loved you.
I turned my words into swords.
And I cut her down.
Shoved the blade in and watched her fall.
I said I’d never hurt her, and I did.
Years later, I’m faced with all the little lies, the untruths, the false realities, the damage I inflicted, when all I wanted was to indulge my obsession.
Lavender Waters is the princess in the tower. Even her name is the thing fairy tales are made of.
I used to be the one who saved her.
Over and over again.
But I don’t want to save her anymore.
I just want to pretend the lies are still the truth.

About Helena Hunting

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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#BookonTour #TheHousewarming #SELynes #Bookouture #NetGalley

 

Everyone is going to the housewarming party.
All the same people who lived on the street the day Abi vanished…
Will her mother finally learn the truth?

Ava only left her daughter in the pushchair for five minutes. The buckle was fastened, and she was sure it was safe. But when she came downstairs, the door was open and Abi was gone – she walked down the road, past the Lovegoods’ house, and was never seen again.

A year later, the Lovegoods are planning their long-anticipated housewarming party. Ava doesn’t want to go. She can’t bear to look down that end of the road, to see the place where Abi vanished, and she doesn’t want to spend time with people who don’t share her grief. Her husband Matt persuades her: he’s worried about her. A night out might do her good.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

#BookonTour #TheMissingPiece #CatherineMiller #Bookouture #NetGalley

 

Broken Heart Syndrome: A sudden and acute form of heart failure, brought on by emotional or physical distress.

After years of studying cardiac medicine, thirty-one-year-old Keisha knows the heart inside out. She knows the average heartrate for each age group, she can name every valve, and she can tell you exactly how much blood it pumps daily.

The one thing she doesn’t know is how to fall in love. And nor does she want to. The secret her tattoo covers is a reminder that the best way to protect a heart is to never let it feel in the first place…

#BookBlitz #InstantHeat #AKMacBride #XpressoTours

 

Instant Heat
A.K. MacBride
(Breathing Hearts, #1)
Publication date: October 28th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

One night.
One bet.
And now my world is turned upside down.
Apparently, you’re not supposed to fall for the rebound guy.
Guess I didn’t get the memo, because the first man I jump into bed with happens to be the one who sparks a flame inside my heart.
With his rakish charm and Irish accent, he steals my sanity and inhibitions.
It’s not long before I’m dreaming of something more than a quick fling.
The problem?
Griffin Gallagher happens to be the one man my brother despises.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

#CoverReveal #AfterEve #JBLexington #HadleighHousePublishing


 Coming Soon 
December 8, 2020

Hadleigh House Publishing


JB Lexington is the best-selling author of Forever Eve. A steamy romance that explores past life regression, friendships and self-discovery. 

 

When she’s not writing sexy stories after dark at her kitchen table, she runs a successful construction company that she co-owns with her husband. 

The beautiful city of Toronto is where she calls home with her family and two dogs. With her nutrition background and vegetarian diet, you can always find JB in the kitchen, with a full glass of Pinot Grigio, creating new tasty dishes to share. 

 

JB Lexington’s dream is to get a drag queen makeover and she is on a constant quest to find the perfect pillow.

 


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#BookBlitz #ShoppingforaCEOsBaby #JuliaKent #XpressoTours

 

Shopping For A CEO’s Baby
Julia Kent
(Shopping for a Billionaire, #16)
Publication date: October 27th 2020
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance

It’s Andrew and Amanda’s turn… in duplicate

We’re having twins.

Twins.

Which means my shooters are stronger than my brother’s. I win.

Yeah, yeah, everyone can say it’s not a competition, but it is.

And we all know it.

Two babies at once means double the fun, and double the misery for my poor wife, Amanda. While I’m growing a Fortune 500 company, she’s growing two entire human beings out of nothing but orange cheese snacks and ice cream.

Do you have any idea how hard I’ve worked during this pregnancy, tracking down orange smoothies for her?

Not to mention being forced to Facetime into a childbirth class on perineal massage, rescuing Chuckles the cat from being shaved bald by my two-year-old niece, and fighting with a wife who has named the twins Lefty and Righty.

By the time we hit the ninth month, my entire world revolves around pleasing — and protecting — her.

Even if it means humiliating myself in the name of love.

Wait a minute. Wait a minute, now.

Hold on.

Is she the one who’s winning?

Andrew and Amanda are BACK in the newest New York Times bestselling Shopping series book as they “beat” Declan and Shannon in the baby competition, but at what cost? As their future awaits them in the form of twins, Amanda and Andrew face ghosts from the past with wit, humor, and most of all — plenty of love.

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#BookBlitz #StrokeofMidnight #KWebster #XpressoTours

 

Stroke of Midnight: A Cinderella Novel
K. Webster
Publication date: October 27th 2020
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Money can buy anything. And anyone. As the head of the Constantine family, I’m used to people bowing to my will. Cruel, rigid, unyielding—I’m all those things. When I discover the one woman who doesn’t wither under my gaze, but instead smiles right back at me, I’m intrigued.

Ash Elliott needs cash, and I make her trade in crudeness and degradation for it. I crave her tears, her moans. I pay for each one. And every time, she comes back for more. When she challenges me with an offer of her own, I have to decide if I’m willing to give her far more than cold hard cash.

But love can have deadly consequences when it comes from a Constantine. At the stroke of midnight, that choice may be lost for both of us.

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EXCERPT: 

I stare at the two thousand dollars we agreed upon. It doesn’t feel real. Since meeting Winston, I’ve made over four thousand dollars, kicking me up to eleven grand in my college fund. It’s annoying the relief I feel. It would have taken me months to make that much at FGM Services. I know Manda offered to pay, but I’d feel much better if I could somehow pay for it myself, even if it’s just books and supplies. I hate having to be indebted to her.

I go to reach for the money, but his hand covers mine, stopping me. My heart does a nervous skip in my chest.

“Want to earn more?” His eyes flare with challenge.

I can do this.

I can endure his weird-ass fantasies because he pays well.

“Yes,” I tell him with false bravado.

“Then wrap those lips around your breadstick. Lick it and suck it. Like you wish it were my dick.” He nods at the bread on my plate. “Five hundred dollars.”

God, he is so freaking bizarre.

I’m about to tell him where to shove his breadstick when I decide to negotiate for more. It’s just a breadstick, not his dick. I can do this. Easily. I’m practically salivating for it anyway. The bread, not his dick.

“Eight,” I counter.

“A grand if you moan my name while you do it and don’t stop when Francis brings our food.” He winks at me. “Easy money.”

“Fifteen hundred and I’ll gag on it.”

He fists his hand, his jaw clenching, the first sign of a normal human reaction. Heat burns down my spine, pooling in my pelvis. I’m not turned on by him. Not a bit.

“You have yourself a deal, little girl.”

Closing my eyes, I attempt to distance myself from him as I pick up my bread. He clears his throat, earning my stare, and shakes his head.

“Eyes on me,” he murmurs. “Everything you do, I want your eyes on me.”

EXCERPT: 2 


I guide her over to the table, catching her before she busts her ass and costs me a grand. She shoots me a murderous expression that has me chuckling. As soon as Nate and Perry look our way, possessiveness tightens its grip on me.

She’s hot.

I know this.

I just don’t like seeing the fact that they know this too.

“Nate, Perry,” I greet, nodding at them both. “This is my new assistant, Ash Elliott.” 

Perry grins at her and pats the spot next to him. “Nice to meet you. Sit. I won’t bite.”

He won’t bite because I’d rip his teeth out one by one if he even tried. Rather than threaten my baby brother, I steel my features and assist Ash into the booth. Nate watches with amusement gleaming in his eyes. Once she’s seated, I scoot in beside her.

“I ordered a round,” Nate says as the waitress drops off four beers and eight shots.

I knock back my first shot, eager to numb some of this jealous rage burning inside me. The alcohol calms me, and I gulp down my other shot right after. When I glance up, Nate is smirking at me. Fucking prick.

So we’re both newbies,” Perry says to Ash. “We both have to work for this tyrant.”

She laughs. A genuine laugh. For my brother.

“At least he pays well,” she replies, flashing me a saucy grin that makes my dick harden instantly. 

Perry starts asking her a million questions about her age and where she lives and whatever else he can ramble on about. All I seem to focus on is the way he checks her out every three seconds. And when I look over at Nate to complain, he’s doing much of the same.

I get it.

She’s shiny and young and mesmerizing.

But they can find their own goddamn toy.

Nate asks Perry something, stealing his attention. I lean in, brushing my lips against Ash’s ear. “Five thousand for your panties.” 

She turns to look at me, a warning glinting in her stare. It’s cute that she thinks she gets a break from our games.

“Take them off now. Be discreet. Don’t let them see what you’re doing, or they’ll only want you more. Those fuckers already think they have a chance with you, but you’re mine, little girl. I want your panties off and in my pocket within five minutes.”

“Fine,” she hisses.

Perry starts talking to her again which means she’s ignoring me. But I focus on every shift and movement. She’s trying to be subtle, but both Perry and Nate are distracted by her fidgeting. To help her out, I ask Nate about his newest acquisition and Perry’s part in it. While they animatedly discuss it, Ash pushes her dress up her thighs. I’m crowding her so I have up-close access to peer down between her and the table to see what she’s up to. The moment her hand disappears underneath, I have the urge to whip my dick out and impale her on it.

The table goes quiet, all three of us focused on Ash. She starts rambling about Columbia University, but no one is listening. We’re all watching as she squirms, trying hard to get her panties off.

“Need some help?” I ask against her ear, running my palm up her bare thigh. “I could assist.” 

She shudders when I tease my finger along the edge of her panty line under her dress. I hook my finger under the flimsy string at her hip, tugging it down. I have to pull it roughly to get one side off her ass and to her thigh. Reaching over, I do the same for the other side. Once her panties are sitting at her upper thighs, I run my fingers on the inside, pleased as fuck to feel the wetness there.

“You may continue,” I rumble.

She straightens her dress to keep herself covered and then she pulls the material toward her knees. Nate is grinning, but Perry looks like he might ask her to marry him. Fucking chump. 

The rest of her task is smooth sailing. As soon as she has them fisted in her hand, she shoves them against my crotch. I groan at her touch on my dick.

“There. Happy?”

“Elated.” 

 


Author Bio:

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.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

Can't find a certain book? Maybe it's too hot for Amazon! Don't worry because titles like Bad Bad Bad, This is War, Baby, The Wild, and Hale can all be found for sale on K's website in both ebook and paperback format.

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#BookBlitz #DontTellMeYouLoveMe #HollyKerr #XPressoTours

 

Don’t Tell Me You Love Me
Holly Kerr
Publication date: October 27th 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Adult, Romance

The only thing stopping Shae from living her best life is the fact that she’s dying.

Together with her social media followers, popular travel vlogger Shae hides her illness from the world and lives every day like it’s her last. Her picture perfect life is only missing one thing—love, because for Shae, it’s not better to have loved and lost—it’s better not to love at all.

Emmett knows all about loss—he had it all until the death of his wife sent his life spinning out of control. It took him three years to pull himself together, trading ball diamonds for the strawberry patch and sweet corn fields of the family farm but now it’s time for him to take another chance at love.

After Emmett escorts Shae down the aisle at his sister’s wedding, he falls hard. One glimpse of her fun-filled life and Emmett knows he’s ready to be a part of it.

As they spend more time together, Shae fights against her feelings. How can she let him love her when it’s only going to lead to more heartache? But it’s hard to keep her distance, especially when Emmet is fighting for her heart.

Is love the one thing Shae can’t live without?

Don’t Tell Me You Love Me is the first book of the Don’t Sweet Romance series, a picture-perfect tale of first love, second chances, and living your best life. Fall in love with Shae and Emmett today.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

#BookonTour #AHomeforUnlovedOrphans #RachelWesson #Bookouture #NetGalley


Virginia, 1933: Her heart broke as she took in the scene before her. There were too many orphans and not enough beds. The rags they wore barely covered them and they hadn’t eaten in days. How could anyone let innocent children live like this? She picked up a tiny girl who’d cried as she moved past her cot. “I’ll be back soon, little one.”

 

Never in a million years did Lauren Greenwood think she would be destitute and without a penny to her name. But when her father mercilessly disowns her in the depths of winter, that is her fate. Now homeless, Lauren finds America in the devastating grip of the Great Depression––children run wild in the icy streets, endless queues for soup kitchens line frosty sidewalks, and desperation hangs in the air.

#BookBlitz #ACasefortheToyMaker #CandaceHavens #XpressoTours

 

A Case for the Toy Maker
Candace Havens
(Ainsley McGregor #3)
Published by: Tule Publishing
Publication date: October 26th 2020
Genres: Adult, Cozy Mystery

Ho. Ho. No…

It’s Christmas in Sweet River, Texas, and the whole town is feeling festive apart from Ainsley McGregor. Ainsley has never enjoyed the holidays and would rather ignore them, but with her shop Bless Your Art busier than ever and filled with happy shoppers, even she’s feeling some Christmas spirit. That is, until her Great Dane, George Clooney, sniffs out a dead body in the Santa House at the Christmas Festival.

When one of her favorite crafters becomes the prime suspect, Ainsley is determined to prove his innocence. The case is full of so many twists and turns that even Ainsley begins to fear the truth. Is she protecting a killer?

With help from her friends and some extremely nosey townsfolk, Ainsley and her dog hurry to find the truth––as long as they can outwit and outrun the killer first. Otherwise, this Christmas might just be her last.

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#CoverReveal #PromHouse #ChelseaMueller #XpressoTours

 

Prom House
Chelsea Mueller
Penguin Random House
Publication date: May 4th 2021
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult

What happens when the best night of your life turns into the worst? Full of menace and suspense, this is an unputdownable thriller—and a trade paperback original.

When Kylie walks into the gorgeous beach house, it’s a dream come true. She still can’t believe she talked her parents into letting her spend the weekend down the New Jersey shore after Prom. Kylie, her boyfriend Liam, and their friends have rented the most amazing party house—and it’s all theirs. Prom was awesome, but this is going to be even better.

Except there’s a little problem. A violent storm hits the beach and the power goes out—and there’s no sign it’s coming back. Candles and camping lanterns wasn’t the vibe they were going for, but everyone wants to make the most of it. Until people start disappearing . . . and turning up dead. Kylie’s terrified. Is somebody’s prom date a killer?

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#BookBlitz #IJustNeedYou #JNathan #MagicPennBookTours

 

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COVER I Just Need You by J Nathan

Title: I Just Need You 

Author: J. Nathan 

Release date: October 25, 2020 

Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Suspense / Bodyguard Romance, Forbidden Romance, hate-to-love romance

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Blurb

Kresley Studying abroad was my chance to gain independence away from my privileged life in California. But, when there’s a kidnapping attempt on my life, I’m forced to return home to finish college. I just never expected to get stuck with a pompous, know-it-all bodyguard who watches my every move with nothing but disdain. One whose good looks don’t soften the cold, impenetrable wall he wears like armor. Tristan I pride myself on being a professional and taking my job as a bodyguard seriously. But, nothing could prepare me for the high maintenance, rich girl I’m hired to protect. She’s got a smart mouth, is hell bent on pushing my buttons, and doesn’t take the threats against her seriously. And despite the nightmares that plague her dreams, or the fact that I’m the only one who knows about them, I’m not there to befriend her. I’m there to protect her…no matter how much she intrigues me. Jabs will be exchanged, glares will become the norm, jealousy will rear its ugly head, and sparks…well those damn things will inevitably fly. But will it all come with a dangerous price?

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I climbed off my bed and moved to the door, pressing my ear to it to hear who he was talking to. “A shadow under the door is a dead giveaway that you’re in there,” a deep voice said. I looked down at the shadow caused by my feet. Ah hell. I opened the door and my breath caught in my throat. The guy from the bar was standing in the hallway with Marco. “What are you doing here?” I asked. He looked at me with those teal eyes but showed no sign of recognition from our run-in outside the men’s room. “Excuse me?” “We met last night.” His bottom lip jutted out like he had no idea what I was talking about. Seriously? He was gonna pretend he didn’t know me and hadn’t insulted me? Well, if that’s how he was gonna play it, so was I. “Now that you mention it…” My eyes moved over his black cargo pants and black T-shirt molded to his broad chest. “The guy I met last night was a lot better looking.” I drank in his dirty blond hair which was more tousled than it had been at the bar, like he’d just woken up. “And, he was taller. And a lot more built.” “This is my partner, ma’am,” Marco explained. I glared at Marco. “Kresley.” Unaffected by my annoyance with his use of ma’am, he continued. “This is Tristan Stone. He’ll be with you when I’m not. We take turns securing locations before you arrive.” He looked to Tristan and leveled him with his eyes. “Like he did last night at the bar.” I turned my glare to Tristan. Asshole. He stared back at me, unfazed and not about to apologize for being deceptive. “We were just discussing the week ahead,” Marco explained to me. “Oh, great. I have a request.” My eyes moved between them. Tristan was younger and less bulky than Marco, but no less athletic—even though I tried to make him feel less than. “Could you maybe try to look more like college students? The dark clothes make you stand out and, frankly, I don’t want to be known as ‘the girl with the bodyguards’.” “You are the girl with the bodyguards,” Tristan clipped. I cocked my head. “It’s a request.” “Requests don’t have to be granted,” he fired back. I opened my mouth to respond— “We’ll do what we can,” Marco interrupted, clearly the calmer of the two. “As long as our weapons are concealed, I don’t see why we can’t try to blend in a little more.” He turned around and walked to his room without another word. I expected Tristan to follow him, but he didn’t. Perfect. “Let’s just get this out of the way now then,” I said to Tristan as Marco’s door closed. “I don’t know what your problem is with me—” He scoffed. Scoffed. I trudged on, getting more pissed by the second. “You work for me. A little common courtesy is not too much to ask.” He rolled his eyes. God dammit. “If I can’t trust you to protect me if things go wrong, my parents can find someone else who can.” His eyes narrowed. “What the hell does that mean?” “This whole not knowing me thing after you blatantly disrespected me last night. Maybe I didn’t know who you were at the bar, but you knew who I was. So, what gives?” “Girls like you are what gives.” My head shot back so fast I was surprised it didn’t slam into the door behind me. “Excuse me?” “You were almost taken in France.” “Thanks for the recap. But I know what happened.” He shook his head, his teeth clenched and jaw ticking. “You’re careless.” I pointed to myself. “I’m careless? I’ve got two bodyguards for Christ’s sake.” “You get one life to live. Think about how you want to live it.” “Wow. So, now you’re a philosopher?” “It’s no secret there are people out there who still may want to get to you.” “Yes. And that’s why you’re here.” “So, why the bar? Was it absolutely necessary to go out last night?” he asked. “What I do is none of your business.” “The hell it isn’t. I had to be there an hour and a half early—with added security—securing the place, not to mention overseeing every fucker they let in there.” I hated that I was being reprimanded. I’d only wanted to make friends and find a way to sleep. But maybe he was right. Maybe I should’ve considered how it would affect them. Maybe I should’ve considered the work they needed to put in every time I went somewhere. “I could have been someone trying to get to you,” he continued. “But you were standing there all drunk gazing at me like you would’ve gone home with me if only I asked.” My mouth parted, too stunned by his words to respond. “And then that ridiculous necklace you wore. It must be worth tens of thousands of dollars. Way to stay off people’s radars.” “I’ve been through enough counseling to know what happened to me was not my fault.” “The thing was like a damn beacon signaling that you’ve got money.” “Fuck you,” I spat, unsure what had come over me. I’d always been taught to remain proper and composed, even in the most difficult situations. His features remained stoic, totally unaffected by my words. “Not a chance.” teaser scared me

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Author Bio

J. Nathan logo no BGJ. Nathan is the author of new adult, sports, and rock star romances with cocky heroes and sassy heroines. When she's not writing, she's a crazy soccer mom and a total romance junkie! She loves country music, guys in backward hats, Peaky Blinders, and the summertime.

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