Monday, 6 November 2017

Blog Tour: Craving Midnight by A.M. Hargrove + excerpt + 5* review

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Craving Midnight, an all-new romantic standalone from A.M. Hargrove is LIVE!



Title: Craving Midnight 
Author: A.M. Hargrove 
Release Date: November 2, 2017

Synopsis

She’s a starlet with secrets. He makes scandals go away. Together, they’ll make sparks fly…
Midnight Drake’s squeaky clean reputation has suddenly taken a nosedive. She’s horrified after she wakes up naked from a drugged stupor, but the worst is yet to come. She just found three sex videos of the night she has no memory of on her phone. Midnight wonders if the videos will be leaked to destroy her career…

Harrison Kirkland cleans up Hollywood’s sordid messes for a living, and he’s never met a scandal he couldn’t contain. But when he’s assigned to fix the sultry Midnight’s problems, he never expected to get dragged in after her…

Behind Midnight’s diva exterior, Harrison discovers a mysterious woman with a web of secrets he can’t untangle. The deeper he’s pulled into her world, the stronger his desire for her grows. If he’s not careful, the next heart that’ll need fixing… will be his…

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Excerpt


A veil drops over her eyes and the laugh disappears. Whatever happened in therapy opened up too many old wounds she won’t show me. Right now, anyway. Then I think about what just took place between us, and I question my own sanity. What the fuck was I thinking? Sex and business should never mix. I broke one of my cardinal rules. I didn’t just break it, I pulverized the damn thing, and it’s now scattered into dust. Maybe I should pretend it didn’t happen.
But I can’t do that. And why? Because it was the most epic sex of my life. And it was with Midnight, someone I’ve developed feelings for. How the hell did that happen?
Leaning down, I take my tongue and give her pussy one last, long swipe. Then I stand and go into the bathroom to dispose of the condom. When I’m done, I pick up my discarded clothes and get dressed. Her eyes practically burn through the skin on my back, which isn’t exactly the most comfortable feeling.
Before I leave, I walk next to the bed. “I’ll be back tomorrow around the same time. And don’t tell me you didn’t like what happened between us. If you do, I’ll call you a fucking liar,” I say. I want to kiss her, but I don’t. Instead, I tug at one of her nipples and the response is immediate. She sucks in her breath and my dick twitches in my pants. I have to get out of here before I strip off my jeans and push said dick back inside her swollen pussy. I’m pretty fucking sure she’d be willing too.
On my way out, she says, “Tomorrow, I want Italian. Make it spaghetti Bolognese. And find a place that serves the best. If you’re going to fuck me like this, I need to keep up my strength.”
The corners of my mouth curve up. “Yes, ma’am. Anything else?”
“Yes. A bottle of Barolo, a Caesar salad, and some great bread. You pick the bread. And butter, none of that olive oil. Bread needs butter.”
“Demanding, aren’t you?”
“Not at all. You have the opportunity to choose your own entrée because I never share.”
I chuckle. “Dessert?”
“Surprise me.”
I’d like to surprise her, but I don’t think I have a single trick up my sleeve that she hasn’t seen or experienced. That should bother me, but it doesn’t. At least not yet.

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My Review

*ARC received in return for an honest review

I have loved this series which follows the lives of friends Weston, Prescott & Harrison and their respective not-quite-so-smooth paths to true love.
In my opinion, each book has just gotten better and better, ending with Harrison’s story. 

Craving Midnight is filled with drama, angst, passion, danger and the author's very funny style of humour. Another winner, I have no doubt. I freakin' loved it!!!!

Once again A.M. Hargrove took me on emotional journey which had me hooked from page one and kept me reading until 7am, I couldn’t put it down!
I have shouted in fury, cried, laughed and damn near combusted from the hot passion between Harrison & Midnight. Their chemistry together was through the roof, they are one HOT couple!
The flashbacks had me gripping my kindle so tight with the suspense and anxiety of how events would play out, that my palms were sweaty. At one point my heart hurt so much for Midnight so much I thought it would break. 

Although this can be read as a standalone I’d recommend reading in order as the characters do crossover slightly, it would also give you a better understanding of their backgrounds, avoid possible spoilers and give a more enjoyable reading experience. 

Reading order:
  1. A Special Obsession 
  2. Chasing Vivi
  3. Craving Midnight 
If you love flawed but strong characters, emotional roller coasters and gripping drama-filled plots then Craving Midnight is definitely the book for you. I can’t recommend it highly enough and wait with baited breath to see what treasure A.M. Hargrove brings us next!!

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.About the Author


A.m.HargroveOne day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author. She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you’re ever around her for more than five minutes, you’ll find out she’s a non-stop talker.

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Release Blitz: Craving Midnight by A.M. Hargrove

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Craving Midnight, an all-new romantic standalone from A.M. Hargrove is LIVE!



Title: Craving Midnight 
Author: A.M. Hargrove 
Release Date: November 2, 2017

Synopsis

She’s a starlet with secrets. He makes scandals go away. Together, they’ll make sparks fly…
Midnight Drake’s squeaky clean reputation has suddenly taken a nosedive. She’s horrified after she wakes up naked from a drugged stupor, but the worst is yet to come. She just found three sex videos of the night she has no memory of on her phone. Midnight wonders if the videos will be leaked to destroy her career…

Harrison Kirkland cleans up Hollywood’s sordid messes for a living, and he’s never met a scandal he couldn’t contain. But when he’s assigned to fix the sultry Midnight’s problems, he never expected to get dragged in after her…

Behind Midnight’s diva exterior, Harrison discovers a mysterious woman with a web of secrets he can’t untangle. The deeper he’s pulled into her world, the stronger his desire for her grows. If he’s not careful, the next heart that’ll need fixing… will be his…


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About the Author

A.m.HargroveOne day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author. She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you’re ever around her for more than five minutes, you’ll find out she’s a non-stop talker.

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Book Blitz: Love Uncovered by Laura Barnard + giveaway


Have you read Love Uncovered by Laura Barnard yet?  
This sweet and sexy romantic comedy is the second standalone in the Babes of Brighton series.  It follows Brooke and Nicholas and their whirlwind of a romance.  myBook.to/LoveUncovered

Synopsis

Independent woman to her core, Brooke Archer has always been happy to hit it and quit it with the men in her life. But when her beloved Nan suffers from poor health, Brooke realises just how precious life is and decides it’s time to face her daddy issues and seek out her estranged father. Without so much as a name or photo, and a cagey Mum withholding vital information, it’s going to be no easy task. 

Nicholas Parker is a relationship guy and always has been. Abandoned by his mum when he was seven he craves love and security. But finding a woman who can conquer his trust issues is no easy feat. Brooke is exactly the kind of woman he doesn’t need.

Pulled together by some invisible force, can Brooke and Nicholas overcome their differences to uncover true love?

With reviews like this what are you waiting for?

'What a fast, fun flirty little book!'
'Read in a day, couldn't put it down!'
'A fantastic pick you up book of love and life.'


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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Release Blitz: Tainted Butterfly (Tainted Knights #2) by Terri Anne Browning



Title: Tainted Butterfly
Series: Tainted Knights #2
Author: Terri Anne Browning
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 24, 2017

Synopsis

We have a history.

From USA Today bestselling author Terri Anne Browning, comes a new ROCKER series—Tainted Knights.

His childhood was full of darkness and all I have ever wanted was to give him the light. Now he puts that darkness into his music, and protecting the girl who has always worshiped him.

But time changes people.

It has changed me.

I'm no longer the little caterpillar he has always called me. I know he needs me—I need him too.

Now I have to make a choice…

Stay and pretend like he hasn’t eviscerated my heart.

Or let go of him completely. 



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About the Author 

Terri Anne Browning is multiple USA TODAY bestselling author. Being dyslexic, she never thought a career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on best selling lists multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker... series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon's Wings. The Rocker... Series is now complete with 12 books and the occasional novella. Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel's Halo MC Series, as well as The Lucy & Harris Novella Series, The Vitucci Mafiosos Series, and The Tainted Knights Rocker Series.

Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons---err, children--and a hyper Frenchie named Grunt.



Monday, 23 October 2017

Release Launch: The Bachelors by E.S. Carter + excerpt


It is a well-known fact that a single man without a penny to his name must be in want of a rich wife. . .


Title: The Bachelors
Author: E.S. Carter
Release Date: October 23, 2017

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Synopsis

It is a well-known fact that a single man without a penny to his name must be in want of a rich wife.

Darcy, Bingham and Wick Austen are about to lose the family business.

Without a miracle or a substantial cash investment, Austen's - the bookstore chain that was established by their great-great grandfather - will go into receivership.

A chance encounter at a charity ball with the attractive, single and filthy-rich Bennet sisters has Wick Austen convincing his brothers that the way to save their livelihoods rests at the Bennet's red-soled-shoe clad feet.

But these three women are far more than your average, simpering, society-loving heiresses.

Darcy isn't so sure about his youngest brother's plan, especially when the smart, feisty and ridiculously sexy Eliza Bennet shoots down his advances in a ball of flames, and accuses him of being a proud and egotistical jerk.

Meanwhile, Bingham meets the sweet and approachable Jane, and insta-love ensues, and Wick gets used up and spat out by the youngest and most flighty sister, Lydia.

Will the Austen bachelors secure a wife and save the family name or will they become the Bennet sister's latest conquests?


*Inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, The Bachelors is a contemporary twist with added naughtiness*

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Excerpt

“I’ll take a Dirty Martini,” the man to her back said, the smile in his voice evident with every word.

Lydia remained silent and focused on her task, spotting a corkscrew in a small tray of implements just below the counter.

“Isn’t it rude to ignore a paying guest?” he continued, his tone still humorous.

Lydia rolled her eyes even though he couldn’t see her and punched the tip of the corkscrew into the cork. As she twisted, he continued to talk to her back.

“Careful,” he warned. “You’re going to force it into the bottle, and the trick is to get it out, or you’ll spoil the wine.”

Her hand paused mid-twist, and she turned to face the man once more. She stared at him for a beat, until his face began to look uncomfortable under her gaze and she watched him fight the need to squirm under her scrutiny.

“What are you looking at?” he queried, attempting to mask his discomfort under bravado, but Lydia knew men. She knew how to entrap them, seduce them or even scare them away.

Passing her gaze from his waist to the top of his head and back to his eyes, she stated flatly, “Your father’s incorrect use of a condom.”

The man’s gaze widened briefly before sharpening, and Lydia awaited his response, enjoying this game more than she’d thought she would.

“Are you trying to insult me?”

“I would love to—” she continued, twisting hard against the corkscrew and watched him gloat when the cork slid deeper into the neck of the bottle before plopping into the liquid below. Unperturbed she finished, “—But I fear I would not do as well as nature already has.”


About the Author 

ES Carter lives in Cardiff, South Wales. The home of castles, dragons and folklore.

Her family joke that she was born with a book in her hand, and the urge to write stories soon followed.

At eleven, she won her school's literary prize. At ages fourteen to sixteen - her poetry phase after falling in love with Dylan Thomas and e.e. cummings - she had a few poems published, but life, love and family overtook her dreams, and she was in her thirties when she began the scary journey of self-publishing.

Her debut and internationally best-selling series, 'Love by Numbers', are a set of interconnected stand alone romances, all with varying themes of love. From second-chance to romantic comedy and M/M romance. These stories do not need to be read in order, in fact, she is often guilty of advising readers to start at the last book and work their way back through.

Contemporary romance is not the only genre she writes, her second series, 'The Red Order', is as dark and twisted as you can get, but there is beauty there too if you can open your eyes and look.

With many more stories bursting to be set free, she hopes you stay along for the ride.

She loves to connect with readers, so please feel free to friend/follow her on Facebook, IG and Twitter or join her reader's group, E's Elite




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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Cover & Excerpt Reveal: Trading Yesterday by Kahlen Aymes



Title: TRADING YESTERDAY
Author: Kahlen Aymes 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designed by: Shoutlines Designs
Release Date: November 21, 2017


Synopsis

Something inside me snapped.

"Chase, I need you.  Please, come."

Teagan's words screamed from the screen of my phone. My heart started pounding and I started to sweat. I felt like I might pass out as I was sucked into a vortex of emotions and memories I'd tried desperately to forget. 

Teagan Tessler was the love of my life. My professional soccer career was a big part of the future we planned to have together, but an offer with Arsenal, one of England's premier soccer teams, sent me to London a year ahead of schedule. Just months after I left, Teagan betrayed me with my best friend without an explanation.  I was completely and utterly destroyed.

Six years later, I can finally breathe again and my professional and personal life is in a good place; but, now this.  I'd  have to be insane to even consider ripping open those old wounds, but whatever she needed, it had to be huge.

The truth of my feelings resonated: I should shut off the phone and forget her forever, but my traitorous heart told me to get on a plane, no questions asked.

One decision can ruin your life... Maybe another one can save it.

From USA Today bestselling author, Kahlen Aymes, Trading Yesterday is a sexy roller coaster of emotion, ultimate loss, desperate longing, betrayal and forgiveness that will restore your faith in unconditional love.  You'll be left gasping for more!  The Remembrance Trilogy readers will love this book.


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Chase
Six years since I left her.  Six fucking years
It seemed like I had no choice at the time; like it was the start of a dream, not the beginning of a nightmare.  It was the biggest mistake of my life.
The offer from the English Arsenal Football Club was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I couldn’t pass up, no matter how much it ripped me apart to leave Teagan behind.  Our plan was for her to finish college then come over there, too.  It never happened. 
Somehow, it all got fucked up.  Royally fucked up.  I spent years trying to figure out why it happened without finding any logical answers and then, I was determined to forget about her.  I threw myself into the game, booze, and numerous women, but nothing helped most of the time.  If I were honest, the pain never really went away and I felt the loss every goddamned day. I knew I never should have left, and that only made it worse.  It was Teagan, and not soccer, who was my once-in-a-lifetime everything, but I thought we were madly in love and I completely trusted that we’d make it through it… I completely trusted her.  We knew it would be a difficult couple of years, but I had no reason to doubt that things wouldn’t go as planned. I thought we were invincible. Yet, not six months after I left, she married my best friend behind my back. 
Some best friend.  Anger cut through me like a red-hot knife and settled in to sear my gut and tighten my chest.  There was no one I hated more.
My heart ached whenever I allowed myself to think about it.  She called and tried to explain once, but I didn’t want to hear it.  No words could justify it.  I felt betrayed; too devastated to find the will to function, let alone listen.  Looking at her would have sliced me open to bleed out right in front of her, and after a betrayal like that, I’d be damned if I’d let her see me suffer. 
Jensen tried to talk to me, too, but I was afraid if I saw him, one of us would die.  What did it fucking matter anyway?  There was no reason that could make it better, more believable, or easier to accept.  I’d closed down, focused on the team, and stopped corresponding with either of them.  It was the only way to breathe. 
My eyes burned and my throat tightened.  After all this time, it was still killing me. So often, I ached to call her, my soul crying out for hers, my mind railing that it was all a bad dream and if I could only hear that sweet voice, my reality would be righted.  Over time, I realized keeping as busy as possible was the only thing to keep the memories from eating me alive.  I was lucky that most of the places I played, and in London, I had zero memories of Teagan to haunt me, but Arsenal and its world-class program wasn’t worth it.  A huge career and being one of the top ten soccer players in the world meant nothing.  Nothing was worth losing Teagan, but I’d made a life for myself despite her.  In spite of her. 
Somehow, I moved on.  I breathed in and out.  I waited, prayed for, and crawled toward the day when it wouldn’t hurt.  I was still crawling on the inside, but I’d learned how to camouflage it so no one could see it anymore. I was sure part of me was dead inside. 
My parents and siblings knew not to mention her after the first few attempts.  The rage and drinking binges that resulted had finally kept them quiet.  Kat looked at me with a sort of incredible sorrow, and even Kevin stopped badgering me. 
“Just leave it alone, Kev!  I can’t fucking stand thinking about what she’s doing with Jensen. Nothing will justify it! If Jensen was bleeding out in the street, the reason still wouldn’t be good enough for her to be with him. It makes me fucking sick!” 
I’d flung my mother’s Ming vase at my brother and it barely missed his head; shattering in a million pieces against the wall behind him.  He stood there stunned for a split second as my chest heaved and his image blurred behind a haze of fury and tears.  Then, he rushed at me, tackling me to the ground.  He beat the shit out of me, leaving me broken and crying her name, asking God why she wasn’t mine, begging for relief that never came, wishing I could die right there because I couldn’t see any other way to end the horrible pain. I didn’t know if I was hitting at Kevin or Teagan’s memory, but afterward, he dropped to his knees and held on to me as I fell apart.  The whole family looked on in stunned shock, all of them powerless to help me.  It was New Year’s Eve and I’d gotten drunk off my ass to try to forget.  Everyone left me alone ever since. My mother never even mentioned that vase.  She found it at a garage sale and it was probably fake, but she loved to pretend it was real, and I had destroyed it. One more thing I shouldn’t have done that piled on the guilt.  I’d ruined my own fucking life by leaving and I had to live with it.
As time moved on the devastating pain eased little by little, and faded in to a dull, ever-present ache.  I came home to the States less because being there surrounded me with Teagan’s essence, her memory, and people who knew her and might talk about her.  Not knowing where she was, or anything about her, made it easier and possible to survive.
Now, I was in a plane on my way to Atlanta fucking Georgia, because of a few well-scripted words that came across my phone via text message.
Chase, Kat gave me your number.  Don’t be mad.  I need you.  It’s an emergency. Please come ASAP. 
Teagan
I ran my hand through my hair.  Kat. My mind screamed.  My sister, Kathryn was tight lipped, telling me nothing beyond where I could find her.  Apparently she’d kept in touch with Teagan all these years, and that enraged me. Goddamn traitor. 
“Hmmph!” I huffed in disgust.  So much for blood being thicker than water
When I called Kathryn to confront her, all she’d say was that Teagan and Jensen had moved to Atlanta three years earlier when Jensen got a job with ESPN, and I’d have to wait for Teagan to explain the rest. He must not be very high on the ESPN food chain or I’d have known about his job there.
I didn’t understand why, but I was pissed at my sister.  Why would Teagan leave her family…and mine, to live in a strange city with a man who was probably gone more than he was home?  It made no sense.  But then, none of her decisions made sense since I left.  Not since she chose to marry someone else. 
The burning ache I’d thought I’d buried flared anew twenty-four hours earlier when her name appeared at the end of her message.  I’d felt like a sledgehammer just flew at high velocity into my gut, and left me gasping as the air left my lungs.  I could hear that voice saying the words on the screen, as if she were standing right next to me.  My heart exploded and blood rushed to my face like liquid fire.
I’d thought nothing would separate us; not distance…not anyone, or anything.  Ever.  I was so in love I must have been blind to what was really going on behind my back.  And yet, years later, all she had to do was crook her little finger and I was dragging my sorry ass halfway across the world without knowing why.
“Welcome to Atlanta, Georgia.  We thank you for flying with us today.  We know you have many choices for…” The mad rushing of blood in my ears muffled the flight attendant’s words.  My skin vibrated as anticipation throbbed through me, and I mentally shook myself.  I needed to get my shit together.  I couldn’t allow Teagan to see how much this still mattered.  I had to be cool, calm… blasé’.   She couldn’t know how she’d destroyed me.  I’d worked hard to build an aloof persona off the field, and a superstar one on it.  When I started to stand out, the sports world shortened my name from Chase to Ace, and I embraced it.
As I gathered my carry on, I braced myself for what I would see in a few short minutes.  Would Jensen be with her?  Could I take that?  I wasn’t sure.  I rubbed my hand over the back of my neck in agitation and then held it out in front of me.  I was visibly shaking, so I curled my fingers into a fist in an attempt to steady myself.  I was a bad motherfucker, solid as a rock, on top of my game and in the best shape of my life, so why the hell was I shaking like a pussy? As I started to walk out of the plane, I willed myself to calm down.  I settled a cold mask into place over my face, praying to God it would remain unmoved when I saw her.
The seconds pounded in my head as my footsteps closed the distance to the main terminal, heavy and suffocating.  I struggled to fill my lungs with air; sure I’d lose my breath forever the minute I laid eyes on her.  Would she be different?  I wanted her to be unrecognizable… resistible… no longer the woman I fell in love with… no longer my Teagan. 
Please God… let me not give a shit.  After everything I’d suffered, would that be so much to ask?
Somehow over the years, the bitterness and anger lessened and most of what I remembered was the intense love and longing.  She haunted my dreams more times than I could count, and every time I woke up in a cold sweat missing her or wanting her, I wanted to scream.
 I dug down deep for the anger I’d need to make it through the next couple of days.  Two days was all I would subject myself to.  Then I was gone and I’d put her in the past where she belonged. I had a game in Brasília on Saturday that I couldn’t miss and I was thankful for my contract.
What the hell am I doing here, anyway? I argued with myself.  I should have used the game to skip it all together, but what if she was in trouble? My lips pressed together in anger.  What the fuck did it matter to me?  I shouldn’t care at all.  I sighed heavily. Taking care of Teagan was Jensen’s fucking job now, not mine.
Against my will, I searched the countless faces, looking for those soft brown eyes that used to own my soul.  I stopped in the middle of the terminal, as my phone buzzed in my pocket.
“Yeah?”
“Hey, lovie.  I got your message,” Bronwyn said casually.
“I sent it twelve hours ago. Thanks for the prompt response.”  Sarcasm dripped from my voice. She didn’t notice.
“So you’re in the U.S.?  Ace, I mean… why?”
I was distracted as I kept searching for Teagan.  “I thought you said you got my message.  I told you that a friend needs me.”
“For what?” She sounded pissed, but then, “pissed” and “I don’t give a shit” were her two most prominent gears.
“I don’t know, Bronwyn.  I’ll call you when I know more.”
“I’m going to bed, so don’t call until morning, hmm?”  Her voice was bored and unconcerned; her whiny voice in her English accent was suddenly annoying as hell.
“The time difference is six hours, so hopefully I’ll be sleeping when you wake up.  Remember, my body is on London time.”
“Oh, yeah.  Well, then just call when you can.  Good night, lovie.”
“Bye.”  It annoyed the hell out of me when she called me that, and she knew it.  I shoved the phone into my back pocket of my dark jeans, my mind immediately dismissing the woman on the phone. 
Where was Teagan?  I scratched my stomach through the fine linen of my dark blue button down.  I’d left it un-tucked, only taking time to change my pants and shove three changes of clothes and my running shoes into a small bag before rushing straight to the airport.  I left the club immediately after speaking to Kat.
I was tired and impatient as I put my hands on my hips and turned, stopping dead when I saw her moving slowly in my direction, weaving through the crowds.   She looked thinner and more fragile; her skin seemed more translucent against the darkness of her flowing hair, still as long and luxurious as I remembered.  My breath caught in my throat at the sight, my heart thudding sickeningly in my chest as time rewound in an instant.  I wanted it to stop beating.  I didn’t care if it killed me or if I had to rip it from my chest; I just wanted it to fucking stop.
Her brown eyes were huge as she looked up into my face, still owning me as much as she ever had, as she closed the last few yards between us.  The sadness surrounding her was so heavy I could almost taste it.
“Hello, Chase.” Her voice rocked through me.  The same voice that still haunted my dreams on occasion.
My hand moved to my chest, seeking to ease the tightness that prevented me from speaking.  I swallowed hard as I took in her smallness in jeans and summer top that left her shoulders and arms completely bare, except for the thin straps.  The yellows and oranges in the floral print made her hair appear darker and emphasized the faint flush on her cheeks.
My arms ached to reach for her and drag her against my body.  The pull was tangible and I could see the same battle flash across her beautiful features.  She was still so goddamned beautiful.
“Teagan…” Her name fell from my lips unwillingly as emotions I’d tried to ignore, surfaced.
We stood there, staring at each other until finally, my left hand reached for her right one.  Our fingers entwined as easily as if we’d never been apart, and her eyes filled with glistening tears and then two fat drops rolled down her cheeks.  The years fell away as, unable to help myself; I pulled her to me, and gathering her close then turned my face into her hair.  She still wore the same perfume… still felt perfect pressed close to me.  My breath left my lungs. Her arms flew around my neck as I lifted her easily into my embrace as a deep sob broke from her chest.  
“Chase.  Oh, God.  Thank you.  I honestly didn’t think you would come.”

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USA Today bestselling author, Kahlen Aymes, writes HOT romance in New Adult, Adult Contemporary, and Erotica genres. Her books bring to life strong and sassy heroines & swoon-worthy, panty dropping alpha males! She is a master at making her readers FEEL as if they are living within the pages.

Kahlen has been on several bestseller lists including Barnes & Noble, Amazon Top 100 Paid at #2, Smashwords, Publisher's Weekly, iBooks, and USA Today! She has won multiple awards for writing and has a BSBA in Marketing & Business Administration.

She is an avid reader, baker, roller skater and karaoke singing single mother of one daughter and two golden retrievers. 

When she isn't writing she loves interacting with her readers! 

Count on Kahlen to deliver strong, relatable characters, deep and detailed plots, and emotion overflow! 


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