Sneak Peek – Dear Bridget, I Want You

 

 

 

   

 

Dear Bridget,

 

I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.

 

So, here goes.

 

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

 

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

 

I want you.

 

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.

 

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.

 

No questions asked.

 

Think about it.

 

Or don’t.

 

Whatever you choose.

 

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.

 

–Simon

 

 

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EXCERPT:

 

 

Every time I considered leaving my room, I would grab the framed picture of Ben and stare at it. The urge to go to Simon was so strong; I basically hadn’t put down the framed photo of my deceased husband in an hour. I was lying in my bed, holding a picture of a dead man while fantasizing about one who was very much alive and in the other room. With the door cracked open waiting for me. There was one part of Simon’s note that I just kept reading over and over.

 

I want to make you come. Hard. I want you to get lost in me and I want to hear you say my name over and over while we fuck.

 

While we fuck.

 

While we fuck.

 

I was pretty sure that Ben had never used the word fuck like that before. Did we even fuck? We made love, sure. Our sex life was normal—at least, I think it was normal. Don’t get me wrong, the passion wasn’t the same as when we first got together. But after ten years, both of us working full time and raising a child, it was normal to have some of the desire dwindle, wasn’t it?

 

While we fuck.

 

I looked at the picture of my husband and sighed. We didn’t fuck. Not even in the beginning. And I felt guilty for that now. Maybe we should have been fucking. I certainly didn’t do anything to entice him to want me the last few years. Was it my fault our sex life had gotten boring? I rested the picture of Ben over my heart and laid my hand over it. I could feel my heart beating out of control beneath my fingers.

 

Shutting my eyes, I tried to force thoughts of Simon from my mind. But it was no use. Visions of his hard, sculpted body hovering over me had infiltrated my brain. So, here I was, a thirty-three-year-old, single mother lying in my bed all alone with a picture of my dead husband held to my heart while I visualized fucking another man.

 

Fucking.

 

Not making love.

 

I needed my head examined.

 

After two hours and no sleep in sight, I decided the only way I was going to be able to get any rest was if I got everything I was feeling off of my chest. Flicking on the light, I carefully set the framed photo of my beloved Ben on my nightstand and then opened the drawer and dug out a pen and piece of pretty stationery. I would write down my thoughts to clear my mind. I had no intention of actually giving the letter to Simon, so there was no reason to filter anything I said.

 

Dear Simon…

 

 

 

 

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Title: PRIMROSE LANE

Author: Debbie Mason

Series: Harmony Harbor, #3

On Sale: June 27, 2017

Publisher: Forever

Mass Market: $7.99 USD

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Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She’s left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor’s most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she’s now guardian of her ex’s young daughter. With her world spinning, Olivia must reconcile her old life with her new one. And she doesn’t have time for her new next door neighbor, no matter how handsome he is.

 

Olivia may act like she’s got everything under control, but Dr. Finn Gallagher knows a person in over her head when he sees one. He’d really like to be the shoulder she leans on, but Olivia makes it clear she doesn’t want his help. Since he’s returned to town, his waiting room has been full of single women feigning illness. Yet the one woman he’s interested in is avoiding him. But with a little help from some matchmaking widows and a precocious little girl, Finn might just win Olivia over.

 

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Primrose Lane (Harmony Harbor #3)Primrose Lane by Debbie Mason
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #3 in the Harmony Harbor series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this fun series in order.

Dana AKA Olivia has hidden her identity to protect more than her money. She has taken hit after hit emotionally over the last bit. Just trying to survive takes it toll most days. Then this man, who reminds her too much of her former husband is so infuriating!

Finn is getting picked on by the whole family to stay. Like working with Doctors Without Borders is not good enough. Then there is the matchmaking. The woman they want him with is not his type. Or maybe too much his type.

This series is full of fun and humor. Such interesting and quirky characters. Just overall a fun read. There were times I wanted to reach into the book and smack the leading man, but hey, that just makes it an interactive book. I cannot wait to see what this author will give us next!

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THE HARMONY HARBOR SERIES:

 

MISTLETOE COTTAGE, #1

CHRISTMAS WITH AN ANGEL, #1.5

STARLIGHT BRIDGE, #2

PRIMROSE LANE, #3

 

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2. Thomas Rhett—Die a Happy Man

3. Bruno Mars—Marry You

4. DNCE—Cake By The Ocean

5. Lukas Graham—7 Years

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7. Chuck Wicks—Always

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Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their “likable characters, clever dialogue, and juicy plots” (RT Book Reviews). When she isn’t writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

 

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Blog Tour w/Review – Engaging The Bachelor

 

 

 

Engaging the Bachelor by Cathryn Fox

Release Date: June 6, 2016

 

 

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Pretending to date this doctor is a prescription for trouble…

 

Hot, Southampton doctor, Carson Reynolds isn’t the kind of man Gemma Carr should be playing with. But his offer of a fake engagement comes with sexy, late night house calls, and despite her bad girl reputation, it’s been far too long since she’s taken two and called anyone in the morning.

 

When Carson sees Gemma at a charity event, he knows he has to have her. It’s been ten years since he’s had her in his arms, but that hasn’t lessened his intense need for her. To save her reputation and get his parents off his back, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse.

 

It’s the perfect set-up–until this fake engagement starts to feel a little too real…

 

 

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She shook her head. “Are you always so annoying?”

 

He laughed. “Annoying? Women have called me a lot of things. You know, like hot stuff, adorable, and stud muffin… But annoying was never one of them.”

 

Stud muffin? Who calls you that, your grandmother?”

 

Jesus, that’s just wrong.” He made a face like he’d just sucked a lemon. “What kind of weirdo are you anyway?” he teased. “Grandma would never say something like that to her grandson.”

 

Her friend, then? Someone older.”

 


“I wouldn’t say that, exactly.”


 

“Then what exactly would you say?” 
He kicked at an imaginary pebble.

“I’m pretty sure Ethel is at least a year younger than Grandma.”
 Gemma laughed. “Come on, Stud Muffin,” she said, and then mumbled something else under her breath and started up the steep flight of stairs. He followed behind, her sexy body dragging every dirty idea he ever had to the forefront of his brain. Her skirt lifted with each step, exposing the soft swell of her tanned backside. Christ, did she sunbathe in the nude? A groan caught in his throat, and she stopped and turned.

 

What now?”

 

He coughed. “I’m not complaining, but you might want to wear panties with that uniform.”

 

She ran her hand over the back of her skirt, smoothing it over her luscious ass, and scowled at him. “I am wearing panties. Maybe you should just stop looking so hard.”

 

He adjusted his pants. No sense in hiding what she did to him. “Key word being hard, Gemma.”

 

She glared at him, but he didn’t miss the twitch in her lips. “This is dinner and nothing more. Just so we’re clear, I don’t owe you anything other than that.”

 

Right. Dinner. I know.” He coughed again. “But just so you’re clear, I do want to have sex with you again. I don’t believe in playing games, unless of course handcuffs are involved, so I figured I might as well get that right out there in the open.”

 

 

A beat of silence, and then, “I appreciate your honesty, but I’m not having sex with you, Carson.”

 

His cock twitched at her feeble protest. “Say that again.”

 

“I’m not having sex with you, Carson.”

 


“No, just that last part.”


 

She eyed him and her sweet pink tongue snaked out and brushed over her bottom lip. Was she trying to kill him?

 

“Carson.”

 

Yeah, that’s it. I want you to say it just like that when I’m inside you.” He kept his expression deadpan when her mouth dropped open in a silent O. He probably shouldn’t be trying to rattle her, but she was just so damn sexy when she was thrown off her game—and yeah, she was playing with him as much as he was playing with her. There was a connection between them whether she wanted to acknowledge it or not. The push/ pull was palpable, and he’d be damned if he wasn’t going to use everything in his arsenal to explore it further.

 

 

 

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Engaging the Bachelor (Pulse, #1)Engaging the Bachelor by Cathryn Fox
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Carson and Gemma have a HOT history. Only he never knew her name to find her. Now that he has, he never wants to let her out of his sight.

Gemma is not sure if she should take a chance on Carson. They come from different worlds. How can they make it work? Well, there is always the heat between them….

Such a sweet and yet very hot story. I was impressed with the characters and the way these two light up a room should probably not be legal. The heat and sparks were everywhere! Good story and a real page turner.

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New York Times and USA today bestselling author, Cathryn is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love.

 

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Launch Day Blitz # 2 – When Staci Takes Charge

 

 

 

 

About WHEN STACI TAKES CHARGE
 
Powerful CEO Staci Kay has been working like crazy for so long that she’s forgotten what it means to play. After her company’s launch of an important new shoe line, a sizzling encounter with an irresistibly hot guy is just the stress reliever she needs. But when he’s gone the next morning, she realizes she can’t forget him – or the way he made her feel.

Dr. Evan Hart isn’t a one-night-stand kind of guy. But the gorgeous redhead with the seductive curves is a temptation he doesn’t regret – until she calls his office to schedule an appointment. Even as he wonders how she found him, Evan can’t deny he wants a lot more than just another night in her bed. Now with his heart on the line, Evan has to put his best foot forward and convince Staci that he’s the perfect fit . . .

 
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Evan Hart stood across the hall from what could only be described as a fantasy come to life.
Mile-long legs. Narrow waist. Plump breasts. Soft-looking, damp red curls that fell just past her slender, bare shoulders. A fresh, clean face.
 
Despite being separated by an expanse of carpet, he could smell her. Vanilla with perhaps a hint of lavender, which was extremely alluring.
 
She stared at him with fiery eyes that were tawny, mostly golden with flecks of orange. She was beautiful. Breathtaking, actually, with high cheekbones, honey skin, and rosy lips.
 
He had to run a few medical terms through his head in order to divert his attention from how stunning and scantily clad she was. The tactic was also necessary to help ascertain whether the vision before him was real or not, for Evan had a tendency to sleepwalk. He never went far and typically woke up after a few minutes. But hotels could be a bit hazardous for someone with the affliction. It’d been a while since he’d done it, so he’d thought he’d broken the habit.
 
But there really couldn’t be such a striking, half-naked woman standing eight feet away from him. Could there?
 
He mentally shook his head. Whether he was imagining this or not, he was willing to fall down the rabbit hole when the fantasy spoke.
 
“Sooo, this is awkward,” she said, her tone low and breathy. Sultry. Sexy as hell.
His groin instantly tightened. His pulse hitched a notch.
 
She kept talking as his body started to burn. “See, I was on my way to get some ice—”
 
“You know the valet could have gotten that for you.”
 
“Yes,” she ground out. “I realize that. Not my first rodeo at a swank hotel.”
 
He bit back a grin. The fantasy had some spunk to her.
 
“Anyhoo,” she said. “I didn’t think there’d be anyone in the hallway in the middle of the night. I even checked.”
 
“And you would have been in the clear. Except that you got a little loud.”
 
“I did not get loud. And what the heck are you doing up at three a.m.?”
 
He sighed. “I was working late. Then I drifted off at the desk. I woke up and did more work, then drifted off again…”
 
“Aha,” she softly said. Her entire demeanor softened, in fact. Making him instantly wonder how malleable she’d be in his hands, how she might writhe against his body if he held her in his arms.
 
Whoa. Where were those thoughts coming from?
 
They were not normal ones for Dr. Evan Hart. By any stretch of the imagination.
 
But the fantasy was incredibly titillating. Enthralling. Tempting, even.
 
In her arousing voice, she mused, “So you could actually still be asleep at this very moment. And you never, ever saw me.”
 
She flashed a pearly white smile.
 
He smirked. “That’s not exactly how you convince someone they’re sleepwalking and dreaming.”
 
“And you’re an expert?”
 
“As a matter of fact, yes.”
 
“Well, then.” She shifted from one bare foot to the other. “Why don’t you sleepwalk your way back into your suite, I’ll follow and use your phone to call down to the front desk to let them know I’m locked out of my suite, and we’ll pretend this never happened. Whether you’re truly awake or not.”
 
“You shouldn’t leave your key in your room when you go for ice.”
 
“Gee. You think?”
 
Evan shook his head. “I see you like to be antagonistic.”
 
“No, I like to be fully clothed when caught in situations such as this.”
 
His gaze swept over her. He couldn’t help it. Hoped he could blame it on the supposed sleepwalking and justify it that way to both himself and to her.
 
But Evan had to concede that, even in his wildest dreams, he would not have conjured this insanely beautiful, perfectly sculpted creature. And she sure as hell wouldn’t have such a smart mouth. Evan preferred women who were a bit more demure. Studious. More bookish than…sexy. Sassy. Soft and silky looking.
 
Ha. There it was.
 
Proof that he had to be dreaming, because he never in a million years would consciously allow his very structured thoughts to run in these crazy directions.
 
The fantasy said, “So…how ‘bout it?”
 
Every muscle in his body went rigid.
 
Yeah. Even that one.
 
Well, he had the beginnings of an erection at any rate. One that would easily qualify as a mammoth hard-on if he didn’t keep his cool. Thank God he wore loose black pants to help hide the evidence of her effect on him. He also had on a deep-blue tank top and was barefoot. His dark hair had to be a tousled mess from raking his hands through it half the night in frustration. And he knew he sported a five o’clock shadow on his jaw. Or, rather, a three a.m. shadow.
 
He’d been no more prepared for this unexpected encounter than she.
 
He flipped the security latch outward to keep his door from closing and locking behind him and took a few strides across the hall to scoop up the ice bucket. His gaze locked on candy-apple-red toenails.
Christ, even her feet were sexy.
 
With absolutely no restraint whatsoever—again not like him at all—his gaze traveled up her ankles, her calves, her thighs…
 
His mouth watered as he continued over her flat stomach and her full breasts. All that registered in his brain was silky skin, satiny material…and lace. Oh, the lace.
 
Get a grip, man.
 
You’re not an animal.
 
Or a caveman.
 
Though he suddenly had cavemen desires. To throw this gorgeous woman over his shoulder and carry her into his cave.
 
Heat rushed through his veins. A couple beads of perspiration popped along his hairline.
 
It was entirely possible he’d spent too much time in the office lately, and too little time socializing with the female persuasion.
 
Or perhaps it was just that he’d never come across a woman that set his body on fire the way this one did.
 
He found himself saying, “If I really am dreaming, I have a much better imagination than I ever knew.”
 
 
About Calista Fox
 
Calista is a former PR professional, now writing fast-paced, steamy books to set your pulse racing! She is an Amazon bestseller and has won many Reviewer’s and Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as Best Book Awards and other competitions with publication as first prize. Calista is a college graduate and teaches online writing classes. She is also Past President/Advisor of the Phoenix Chapter of Romance Writers of America.