As most of you know, I love this blog post feature that Author Sandra Bunino hosts and allows me, and others, to participate in every week. I had to take last week off of participating for personal reasons, but I am back and very glad about that. Mid-Week Tease allows us authors to share a snippet of a new release, a backlisted title or a WIP. Aside from having the opportunity to share a little part of my work, I also get to read snippets of other authors and get to be introduced to amazing authors and books.
In honor of my book blog tour that is taking place this week, I am providing a short scene in my latest Evernight Publishing release, Board Approved. Greg Snow helped Tessa Mills out of a jam after finding her stranded in the parking lot with a broken down VW Bug. He agreed to take her where she needed to go and this is the conversation that ensued just before he dropped her off. Enjoy!
“I only have one request,” he said almost in a whisper. His gaze came back to hers.
“Go out with me,” he said. “Please.”
“Like on a date?” she asked shyly.
“Most definitely,” he said with a small chuckle. Tessa did everything she could to keep from bursting. This gorgeous man… this generous man wanted to take her out on a date. She knew she would be risking her heart by agreeing to this. How could someone like him really be interested in her? He was a big-time attorney for a large firm making good money and living on the beach. He could probably have any woman he wanted. She was just a young yoga instructor trying to make it on her own. It had taken her three years to save enough money to move out of her mother’s rundown bungalow. Her mother would steal money from Tessa for booze and then order Tessa out of the house because she was a bother. She finally had her first apartment. And it wasn’t much. Just a little one-bedroom apartment near Tyrone Square Mall. She really had little to offer him besides herself. But he was asking her out. Even if it was ultimately just sexual, she couldn’t find a way to say no to his request. Nothing in her wanted to say no. Just from their limited time together, Tessa knew he was going to open her eyes to a whole new world and that excited her. And that made her want to risk it all.
“It doesn’t bother you that I’m twenty-seven?” she asked in all seriousness.
“Does it bother you that I’m forty-two?” he asked. His face was sincere when he asked the question. She could tell he was concerned that his age would be an issue for her.
“Forty-two, huh?” she said, making her best effort to keep a serious tone. “Goodness, you are old! Will you need a walker for the date?” His eyes widened a bit at her comment before she broke into laughter and then so did he.
“So, what are you saying?”
“Yes,” she said softly before throwing her arms around his neck. “I say yes.” His arm slid around her body and gave her a squeeze. The feel of his hand on her low back sent a heat coursing through her body. She wanted to know what it would be like to feel his hands everywhere on her body. She wanted to throw caution to the wind.
If you want to add Board Approved to your TBR list, you can find it here on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18214843-board-approved
If you are ready to purchase it, you can find it here: Evernight! It is also at Amazon, ARe and Bookstrand.
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