Lavender Shores Series Spotlight


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Welcome to Lavender Shores, the picture-perfect place to fall in love!
Founded by five families as a safe-haven in the 1940’s and nestled along the Point Reyes National Seashore, this charming little California town is home to an eclectic mix of delightful characters and locales.

The Lavender Shores series follows descents of the five founding families as they discover romance, redemption, passion, adventure, and love. While picturesque and quaint, Lavender Shore is still a small town so everyone knows everyone else…and their business and with five founding families all vying for attention, things can get interesting!

Each novel will have you laughing, crying, sighing, and fanning yourself as the characters navigate the trials and tribulations of finding love while also being “founding family royalty.”

The happy endings in Lavender Shores can be found along the lavender palisades, in a garden, on a veranda, behind an old shipwreck, in a secret hideaway, within a glasshouse, tucked in an alcove, hidden in the wilderness, in a restored Victorian, and around every corner.

By the time you’ve finished the series, you’ll be wishing you could book a visit!

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The Palisade, Book 1
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“Hot Summer Romance You Need to Read NOW!” – Amazon Reviewer
The Garden, Book 2
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2GNRHpA
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“Wow!!! Hot and dirty and all the feels!! Loved the Garden!” – Amazon Reviewer
The Veranda, Book 3
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2RtdtmE
Amazon UK – https://amzn.to/2Rr16HR

“Omg! Just gets better with each book” – Amazon Reviewer
The Shipwreck, Book 4
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2BNwVRk
Amazon UK – https://amzn.to/2Ss83FW

“One of the best Gay Romance series” – Amazon Reviewer
The Hideaway. Book 5
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2Rl2I65
Amazon UK – https://amzn.to/2QbS1OA

“Beautiful story and a wonderful addition to the series” – Amazon Reviewer
The Glasshouse, Book 6
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LFhoHS
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“Return to Lavender Shores or Permission to Stop Drowning” – Amazon Reviewer
The Alcove, Book 7
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2BSCJsL
Amazon UK – https://amzn.to/2GPLJVe

“I adore this series!” – Amazon Reviewer

The Wilderness, Book 8
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LFOc3h
Amazon UK – https://amzn.to/2QeSoIb

“Absolutely amazing hurt/comfort story.
Emotional roller-coaster in the very best way.” – Amazon Reviewer
The Victorian, Book 9
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2VnlRmP
Amazon UK – https://amzn.to/2ApjOG0
“True enemies to lovers in every sense! Excellent read!”


The latest book in the series, The Victorian is already out! 
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Rosalind Abel grew up tending chickens alongside her sweet and faithful Chow, Lord Elgin. While her fantasy of writing novels was born during her teen years, she never would have dreamed she’d one day publish steamy romances about gorgeous men. However, sometimes life turns out better than planned.

In between crafting scorching sex scenes and helping her men find their soul mates, Rosalind enjoys cooking, collecting toys, and making the best damn scrapbooks in the world (this claim hasn’t been proven, but she’s willing to put good money on it).

She adores MM Romance, the power it has to sweep the reader away into worlds filled with passion, steam, and love. Rosalind also enjoys her collection of plot bunnies and welcomes new fuzzy ones into her home all the time, so feel free to send any adorable ones her way.
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Lavender Shores Website:  http://www.lavendershores.com
Twitter: @rosalind_abel

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Winning!


I shouldn’t get too excited but so far I’m winning 2019!

I’ve begun my journal and have completed both yesterday and today’s entries.  I’ve begun going through my OU stuff. I’ve bought lots of healthy veg to cook.

Okay, so it is only the 2nd of January but enthusiasm must count for something…

 

 

For Love by Jeanette Winters


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Melissa Turchetta loved her brothers, but they could be overprotective. Her only escape was her work, helping veterans recover from their injuries.

Former Army Ranger, Chris Stratton, found himself working with the Turchetta’s. Not only did they band together to help others, but they accepted him, even with his troubled past.

When a prior patient reaches out for assistance, Melissa can’t say no. Quickly she learns it’s more complicated than anticipated. With no other options, she turns to Chris for help.

As the details unfold, Chris finds his own demons fighting to resurface. Unable to bury them again, he’s torn, help Melissa or walk away from it all.

Some things you can’t outrun, and others, you’ll only do for love.

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Jeannette Winters is a romance author mixing heart, intrigue, and the steamy pleasure of a Billionaire romance.


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Jeannette grew up in a large family, number ten out of eleven children, eight of them being older brothers. She quickly developed a great sense of humor, mostly from necessity. One of her greatest joys is sitting on the porch where they were all raised and hearing the stories from years gone by. Quietly laughing to herself, she notices how they embellish the stories more and more each year.

Storytelling was passed down from her grandfather and mother. Jeannette caught the bug at a very young age. If she didn’t have her head in a book, then she was off somewhere with a notebook, jotting down stories of what she would write if one day she became an author. Although the notebook may have vanished, the stories are still vivid and waiting for the right time to be told.

Despite having an amazing family, there have also been some sorrows in her life, including the loss of loved ones. Over the years, Jeannette has spent countless hours volunteering for different organizations and acting as a caregiver to those most dear to her. As a result, supporting the elderly became of utmost importance.



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The Victorian by Rosalind Abel


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The Victorian
Lavender Shores Book 9



Fall in love with the next book in the Lavender Shores Series.


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Sexy bartender Seth Marino is the epitome of the allure and sophistication for which the town of Lavender Shores is known. For twenty years, Seth has found contentment and happiness as co-owner of the Blue Blossom Bed-and-Breakfast. Seth’s kind heart, good looks, and humor charm both locals and tourists—except the one person who despises him.
Charley Perez began building the life of his dreams a few years before Seth moved to town. Just as his hard work was about to pay off, Charley saw his hopes for building a restaurant worthy of his abuela’s recipes slip through his fingers when Seth arrived. Sure, maybe Charley has a temper, perhaps he should smile more, but does the whole world have to lay out the red carpet for the slutty bartender while never giving Charley a break?
When Lavender Shores welcomes a star-studded food-and-wine celebration, Seth and Charley are forced to work together, leading to an explosion of anger and passion. Both men find the heat and fire of hatred morphing into an irresistible attraction. But even as Seth sees a different side of Charley, the hurt and anger of the past simmer below the surface, threatening the future. And a lifetime of struggle isn’t easy for Charley, who must find the courage to show his true self in seeking help and reaching for his dreams.(Contains Lavender Shores maps and family trees.)



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Rosalind Abel grew up tending chickens alongside her sweet and faithful Chow, Lord Elgin. While her fantasy of writing novels was born during her teen years, she never would have dreamed she’d one day publish steamy romances about gorgeous men. However, sometimes life turns out better than planned.
In between crafting scorching sex scenes and helping her men find their soul mates, Rosalind enjoys cooking, collecting toys, and making the best damn scrapbooks in the world (this claim hasn’t been proven, but she’s willing to put good money on it).
She adores MM Romance, the power it has to sweep the reader away into worlds filled with passion, steam, and love. Rosalind also enjoys her collection of plot bunnies and welcomes new fuzzy ones into her home all the time, so feel free to send any adorable ones her way.
Connect With Rosalind
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Rosalind Abel Website:  http://www.rosalindabel.com
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Lavender Shores Website:  http://www.lavendershores.com
Twitter: @rosalind_abel


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Alien Vision by Wesley Britton


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Alien Vision presents a collection of short stories and sketches from the Beta-Earth Chronicles by Wesley Britton.

Alpha Tales 2044, opens on Beta-Earth when two genetically-enhanced mutants are forced to recover a stolen secret, the cure to the ancient Plague-With-No-Name that defined a planet for millennia.
Then we jump across the multi-verse to our earth, Alpha-Earth, where police Captain Mary Carpenter infiltrates a gang of White Supremacists who want to purify Texas after decades of climate change and weaponized plagues.

Still on Alpha, we leap ahead in time to 40 years in the future where Mary Carpenter joins up with four aliens, two from Beta-Earth, two from Serapin-Earth. All four share the same father, The Blind Alien from Alpha-Earth. They’ve traveled across the multi-verse to tell us about their worlds.

But Alphans, scarred by the devastations to our world, are unhappy about learning about very different cultures from anything we’ve ever known and especially hearing about multiple deities. So the alien band are forced to go on the run and take sanctuary in a First Nation domed city in British Columbia.

But their sanctuary doesn’t last long. Forced to travel further into the Canadian wilderness, the family encounters a pair of Sasquatch who change everything for them. They learn about the many definitions of what it means to be human.

Alpha Tales 2044, is a collection of stories that are part sci-fi, part murder mysteries, part horror, and part social commentary. But completely full of the unexpected, surprises, and tales, unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

Official Released 8/12 price $0.99
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About the Author

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary universe revealed by the most original storytelling you’ll ever experience. “Science fiction yes, but so much more.”

Besides his 33 years in the classroom, Dr. Wesley Britton considers his Beta-Earth Chronicles the most important work he’s ever done. “I suppose an author profile is intended to be a good little biography,” Britton says, “but the best way to know who I am is to read my novels.”

Still, a few things you might like to know about Wes include the fact he’s the author of four non-fiction books on espionage in the media, most notably The Encyclopedia of TV Spies (2009). Beginning in 1983, he was a widely published poet, article writer for a number of encyclopedias, and was a noted scholar of American literature. Since those days, for sites like BlogCritics.org and BookPleasures.com, Britton wrote over 500 music, book, and movie reviews. For seven years, he was co-host of online radio’s Dave White Presents for which he contributed celebrity interviews with musicians, authors, actors, and entertainment insiders.

Starting in fall 2015, his science fiction series, The Beta-Earth Chronicles, debuted with The Blind Alien. Throughout 2016, four sequels followed including The Blood of Balnakin, When War Returns, A Throne for an Alien, and The Third Earth. Return to Alpha was the sixth volume of this multi-planetary epic.

Britton earned his doctorate in American Literature at the University of North Texas in 1990. He taught English at Harrisburg Area Community College until his retirement in 2016. He serves on the Board of Directors for Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania.

Where to find Wesley online.

Website: https://drwesleybritton.com/books/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetaEarthChronicles/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wesley_britton

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wesley-Britton/e/B001HD455U

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EXCERPT: From Last Night Of The Colective
I vividly remember the afternoon when Jrin Rol, the second-in-command of our security unit, and I stepped onto the ground floor of the Hotel Domino in the new city called Monte Carlo. The hotel was an entertainment center named after yet another Alpha game Malcolm Renbourn had brought to our planet. It should have been named Hotel Backgammon for all the pointed spikes of alternating colors on the floors and walls.

 

On this day, I was listening to Jrin’s wistful hopes for an extended leave from service so she could deepen her studies in linguistic morphologies, geographic spatial patterns, and other analytical investigative techniques that would make her far more than a skilled expert in stealth and counter-espionage operations. I was becoming more and more impressed with what I heard as we walked into the dining hall.

 

Then, my blood chilled. In one moment, I felt as if I’d drank a bath shell-sized cocktail of adrenaline and dread. Sitting alone at a table in the corner was First Helprim Kiem Holenris from ital, the supreme head of the Munchen Collective. The last I’d seen of this seeming old crone had been in my offices in Bercumel. On that day, Holendris had let me know my life was on the line if I continued my then-pointless, personal war with my bond-family. For, like her, my genetically-enhanced mutations had come at a cost. The little pills the Collective now provided me slowed the metabolic rushing of time that aged such as us much faster than our years. If I wanted to live a healthy and beautiful life and for a good long time, I needed the pills only the Collective could provide me.

Holendris looked like a woman who’d seen four generations of descendants from her womb. But she was merely the age of my own mother. Like me, her appearance concealed a body of extraordinary gifts. Unlike me, she had started her pill regimen much later in her life than I had, hence her aged face and deceptively marked skin. On this day, while her lips were twisted in an almost skullish smile, her eyes sent a clear message to me across the wide hall of tables and happy noises.

“Child,” they wordlessly told me, “bring your sun-drenched bronze skin and bright, blonde hair over here to me. You must come to me now. A matter of dire importance awaits you. Awaits us.”

I looked to Jrin, who understood my own silent signal. We slowly made our way to the Helprim’s round, polished white table where Kiem studied our movements with practiced eyes. She nodded as we came close and indicated two chairs.

“Sit, little kitty,” she cooed. “Sit, Jrin Rol of the Mask-Painters.”

Wordlessly, we took our places as serving hands quickly brought us trays of beverages. Kiem waited until the hands departed and took a sip of her own red pravine, then said softly, “Thank you for your quick compliance, as what I am here to discuss requires some delicacy.”

All of Me – A L Jackson


A forbidden stand-alone romance in A.L. Jackson’s Confessions of the Heart Series.

“This is without a doubt my top read for 2018.”

~A Book Lover’s Emporium Book Blog

 

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⋆Sexy Attorney
⋆Forbidden Romance
⋆The one woman who will make him question everything
 
 
 
DETAILS: 
TITLE: ALL OF ME
SERIES: A Confessions of the Heart Stand-Alone Novel 
RELEASE DATE: December 3rd, 2018
 

People call me callous. Arrogant. Ruthless.

I call myself tenacious.

One of the most powerful attorneys in Charleston, I don’t let anyone or anything stand in my way.

Until a chance encounter changes everything.

One glance.

One touch.

One night.

It only leaves me wanting more.

But Grace is off limits. Most people would even say forbidden.

Everyone knows an attorney can’t sleep with his client.

Too bad I already did.

And even with the threat of losing everything, I don’t know if I can stop myself from having her again…

 
All of Me – a Confessions of the Heart forbidden, stand-alone romance
 
 

 
 

 

Don’t miss the awesome giveaway for the All of Me release! It’s a Fight for Me Bundle + More of You + $50 Amazon Gift Card! 

 
 

I can’t wait for you to fall in love with Ian and Grace’s story the way I did! Enjoy! 

xoxo ~ 

Amy 

 

 
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
 
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, and FIGHT FOR ME novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, ALL OF ME, the second stand-alone novel in her brand-new CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART series.
 
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
 
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For Passion by Jeanette Winters


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Is Elle the secret ingredient that has been missing from Josh’s life or a distraction that might get them both killed?

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Josh Turchetta left the US Marine Corps for one reason, to join his family in saving the lives of those who otherwise would’ve been lost. Work hard, play hard, is his motto and lifestyle.

Ellie Laroux enjoyed baking and refused to let her exotic cupcake shop fail. Her personal life was on hold as she focused on keeping her business out of the red.

In a flash, her life changes when she learns of her brother’s harsh, sudden death. She will not stop until his killers are brought to justice, even if it means losing her business and possibly her life.

Josh is assigned to watch Ellie from a distance. Ellie’s stubborn like her late brother and her tactics are drawing unwanted attention. How can he protect someone who is continuously waving a red flag calling out the enemy?

He finds her tenacity, determination, and passion irresistible. Is she the secret ingredient that has been missing from his life or a distraction that might get them both killed?

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JEANNETTE MEDIA PICTURE

Jeannette grew up in a large family, number ten out of eleven children, eight of them being older brothers. She quickly developed a great sense of humor, mostly from necessity. One of her greatest joys is sitting on the porch where they were all raised and hearing the stories from years gone by. Quietly laughing to herself, she notices how they embellish the stories more and more each year.

Storytelling was passed down from her grandfather and mother. Jeannette caught the bug at a very young age. If she didn’t have her head in a book, then she was off somewhere with a notebook, jotting down stories of what she would write if one day she became an author. Although the notebook may have vanished, the stories are still vivid and waiting for the right time to be told.

Despite having an amazing family, there have also been some sorrows in her life, including the loss of loved ones. Over the years, Jeannette has spent countless hours volunteering for different organizations and acting as a caregiver to those most dear to her. As a result, supporting the elderly became of utmost importance.

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Author Spotlight


T M Cromer

Is the Author of The Thorne Witches Series. 

I want to take a minute to talk about The Thorne Witches series…

If you haven’t had the chance to discover this series for themselves, I’d like to tell you about it the following is taken from T M Cromer’s newsletter.  Please feel free to check out her website for further information:

https://www.tmcromer.com/books

The Thorne Witches is a series about a family of witches set in rural Tennessee. They go about their everyday life all the while keeping their powers hidden from the rest of their community.

Summer Thorne (Summer Magic – bk 1) is a veterinarian and runs the local animal sanctuary. She takes in all the animals that no one else wants or that have been mistreated by others. There is nothing normal about Summer or her animals. Like all good heroines do, she runs afoul of the town sheriff, Cooper Carlyle, whom she’s always crushed on. Only now, Coop wants to shut her down for the safety of the town. This story is filled with laugh-out-loud humor and hijinks.

Autumn Thorne (Autumn Magic – bk 2) is an activist and maintains the families finances. She’s also the ringleader of the witches and tends to tell it like it is. If you love a strong, kickass character, you’ve found it in Autumn. Her story is about love, loss, and sacrifice. What wouldn’t she do for the ones she loves? But it’s also about redemption and forgiveness. While this story is more serious in nature than book 1, I feel you’ll fall in love with the characters as they develop along with the story arc and enjoy this story just as much, if not more, than book 1.

Winnie Thorne (Winter Magic -bk 3) has a thriving company that produces potions and lotions for those with health issues. She makes magical arthritis creams for the elderly and bakes plate-sized cinnamon rolls that never fail to get devoured. But our dear, quiet Winnie has been holding onto a secret for a long while. She’s been in love with Zane Carlyle for a great many years. And unfortunately for her, they’ve already made a hash of things. Only she’s wiped Zane’s memory so he wouldn’t know about their first go around. Winnie’s story pulls in the humor of book 1 with the angst of book 2 and then adds a little magic of its own. With support characters you’ll fall in love with, this book is a winner for Winter.

Spring Thorne (Spring Magic – bk 4) is the family jewel. She sparkles and shines, and has a genius IQ. Sure, some of us might hate her on principle alone, but I’m betting you’ll fall in love with her in this particular series. Spring isn’t afraid to go toe-to-toe with the big baddie – or the mouthwatering Knox Carlyle – to come out on top. Her story has a few dark moments for our feisty heroine, but she is a fighter, and I promise, you’ll be cheering the outcome of this particular book.

Holly Thorne (Rekindled Magic – bk 5) is the half-sister to the Weird Season Sisters. This “Prickly Pear” has had a rough go of it, but she’s not going to let that get in the way of what – and who – she wants. With the delectable warlock Quentin Buchanan as her self-appointed bodyguard, Holly has no reason to fear those wishing to do her harm.

While our story arc ends with book five, there will be other books coming in the series that are stand alone.

Alastair Thorne, the man you love to hate in book 1 but fall in love with by book 5, will have his own story called Long Lost Magic (bk 6).

Nash Thorne, the scholarly businessman with an attitude, will thrill you with his story, Essential Magic (bk 7).

And we mustn’t forget the vivacious GiGi Thorne-Gillespie and her wayward husband Ryker. These two will have a second chance at romance in her story. As yet, book 8 is nameless, but I’ll be hosting a book-naming contest in the near future. Be sure to have your thinking caps ready!

 

Dare Me by Rebecca Shea


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DARE ME

The sexy, stand-alone romance from USA Today Bestseller Rebecca Shea

 
 
 
Cover by Regina Wamba
 
 

On sale for $2.99 for a short time!

 
 
SYNOPSIS
 
Five coworkers.
Four drinks.
Three glances.
Two fleeting smiles.
One dare.
 
A dare that will change my life.
 
That’s all it takes to send me plummeting into the arms of the mysterious Holt Hamilton. Behind his crystal blue eyes is a secret, one that screams danger but calls to me anyway.
 
My name is Saige Phillips.
 
I never walk away from a dare.
 

 
 
Excerpt
 
“Lucia’s Kitchen?” Saige’s eyes widen in surprise as I pull into the valet drive.
“You’ve been here before?” I ask, curious.
“No. I’ve heard it’s amazing but impossible to get a reservation.” She twists her hands together in her lap.
“It is,” I admit. “But my buddy Mark owns the restaurant. Lucia is his daughter’s name.”
She blinks at me. “You know the owner of Lucia’s?”
I grin. “I do.”
“Figures,” she says under her breath.
The valet opens the car door to help her out, and I jog around to meet her. Pressing my hand to the small of her back, I guide her into the fancy new restaurant in Old Town. It’s just down the road from my house and one of the neighborhood’s trendiest new restaurants.
“I thought we were just doing drinks,” she says, raising her eyebrows at me.
“We can’t very well have drinks without having something to eat. I saw the way you stumbled out of Bar 51 last night.” I smirk and she blushes.
“Mr. Hamilton, your table is ready,” the hostess says, and Saige falls quickly into step behind her.
The table I requested is private yet overlooks the outside dining area below us so it doesn’t stand out as isolated. The restaurant is dark with dim overhead lights and accent candles on the tables providing the only sources of light. The atmosphere is modern and upbeat, yet still mysterious.
“Would you like a drink? Perhaps a lemon drop shot? That’s what I saw you indulging in last night, correct?”
Her lips twist into a smile she’s holding back, and she shakes her head. “Uh, no thank you. I’ll take a vodka martini, extra dirty, please.”
I damn near choke when she says “extra dirty,” but the waiter nods his head and looks to me. “Jameson reserve. Neat.”
“Yes sir, Mr. Hamilton. I’ll be right out with your beverages.”
“Reserve?” She questions.
“Only the best.”
She puckers her lips, and I can tell she wants to say something, but she refrains.
“So I’m curious,” I begin and rest my elbow on the table. I know it goes against all forms of proper etiquette, but I honestly don’t care. “Why are we here, Saige?”
Her eyes widen, but she doesn’t hesitate. Good. “Because this is where you chose to bring us,” she deadpans.
I throw my head back and let out an exuberant laugh. She’s beautiful, smart, and funny. Everything I knew she would be and more. Our drinks arrive in record time, and I give the waiter a look to which he quickly catches on and leaves us alone. Saige picks up her martini glass and presses the rim to her bottom lip. Her tongue brushes just over the rim, easing the cool liquid into her mouth.
Her lips. That tongue. Fuck.
“So back to the question at hand,” I say, picking up my own drink. “Why are we here?” I pull a quick taste of the smooth whiskey into my mouth, letting it settle on my tongue before swallowing.
“It’s embarrassing,” she says innocently, her eyes falling to her lap.
“Tell me,” I demand with a smile. “I’m curious why Saige Phillips asked me out for a drink.”
She winces after taking another sip of her martini and pats her chest as she swallows the bitter liquid. “It was a dare,” she admits with a grimace. “It sounds childish, but we were sitting at the table and Emery decided we should play Truth or Dare, and they dared me—”
“To ask me out,” I finish her sentence. I laugh to myself, although I don’t know if I should be flattered, offended, or horrified. Truth or Dare? I scoff internally.
Saige looks absolutely mortified. She lifts her eyes and finally looks at me, answering quietly. “Yes. It’s an app that Emery has on her phone. It’s a drinking game.” She looks as horrified as I felt a moment ago. I smile as she fumbles around nervously with her explanation.
I can barely contain my laughter, and I see her visibly relax. “You asked me out on a dare?” I shake my head.
She nods and grips her martini glass for dear life.
“So what would’ve happened if you didn’t take the dare?” I ask, taking another sip of the smooth whiskey.
“I would’ve taken a shot.”
I study her expression. She’s telling the truth, but why wouldn’t she just take the shot? Seems the much easier choice rather than asking out the boss. “Didn’t look like you had any problem taking shots before you asked me out for drinks,” I quip.
“I had already had a shot,” she fires back at me. “And how would you know if I was taking shots?” She asks defensively.
I study her for a moment. “I was watching you, Saige. I enjoy watching you.” I admit boldly.
She audibly gasps, her chest rising and falling with each quick breath she takes.
I fix my eyes on hers and continue, “And I saw you watching me.”
Her upper lip twitches as she thinks of a sarcastic comeback. I can see the vein in her neck throbbing with the beat of her pulse before she finally whispers, “We shouldn’t do this.” She pulls a green olive off the toothpick floating in her martini, then she pops it into her mouth. The green olive matches her eyes perfectly.
I watch her shift uncomfortably in her chair for a few seconds before I respond, “Why not?”
“Because you’re my boss.” So naïve, sweet little Saige is.
“I’m actually not,” I tell her.
She frowns. “You own the company I work for; same thing.”
I clarify, “I’m part owner of the company you work for.”
She sighs. “Holt, this is just drinks. That’s all.” But her eyes tell me she wants more.
I lean closer to her. “It’s never just drinks, Saige.”
 

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Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Unbreakable series (Unbreakable, Undone, and Unforgiven), the Bound & Broken series (Broken by Lies and Bound by Lies) and two stand alone novels, Dare Me and Fault Lines. She has also co-written two books with her friend, A.L. Jackson, The Hollywood Chronicles: One Wild Night and One Wild Ride
She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters.
When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.