Welcome to my stop on the Hot N' Sprung Blog Hop! If you would like to join in on the fun, just click the banner to your left (or here) to get to the hop's main page. The stop right after mine is author Beth D. Carter. Before I get to my post, let's get some housekeeping matters out of the way.
The main hop prize includes (1) $25 Amazon GC + Kindle Paperwhite, (2) $25 Amazon GC+ 4 ebooks, (3) $10 Amazon GC + 4 ebooks, (4) $10 Amazon GC + 4 ebooks. To enter, click on the link below to get to Rafflecopter:
My Idea of a Great Summer Read
D.C.'s never-ending winter has kept me indoors for the past few months, so the sudden arrival of warm weather and sunshine is wreaking havoc on my me-time. My extremely hyper husband now wants to spend every free moment jogging outside, taking short hikes, and strolling around the tourist-packed capital. I've fallen behind on all my TV shows, and once the community pool opens up next month, my reading time will dwindle to naught.
As such, my idea of a great summer read is something short and spicy—something I can finish in one sitting while still getting all my romance fixes: sizzling chemistry, snappy dialogue, and sex hot enough to motivate into a nice cool swim. Delicious Delay, a 17,000 word contemporary sheik romance, is my attempt to check all these boxes.
Stranded in a Middle Eastern airport, Michelle Day finds herself the object of interest for an abrasive, but all-too-sexy stranger—a stranger who tempts her with the forbidden in a land where indecency could get her killed. But how does one say no to such a deliciously, relentless pursuit?
Khalid Al Dehri takes one look at the red-headed spitfire in the business class lounge and knew he’d either been transported to heaven—or hell. Her tart response to his surliness intrigues him beyond all propriety and the longer he spends in her company, the more he can’t deny his forbidden attraction. But will she explore the sensuality between them or will society’s rules keep them apart?
He grinned. “So I have a proposal.”
She tried to get her breathing under control, without much success. “Why am I sure it’s an indecent one?”
He motioned his head toward the far end of the lounge. Latticed wooden screens gave that particular section more privacy. In an L-shaped room, the tucked-away location prevented a direct line of sight from the dining or reception areas.
He got up and offered her his hand. She hesitated for a long moment before taking it. With faltering footsteps, she followed him. More private or not, limits on how far this could go existed due to them being in an airport lounge. Since her self-control had chosen today to take a vacation, she appreciated the imposed constraint.
He lowered himself onto a plush leather sofa deep inside the cordoned area. With walls on either side and screens strategically angled, the space seemed to have been designed as a spot for people to nap.
On the brink of crossing a dangerous line, she hesitated. “What exactly do you have in mind?”
“I’m just giving you the opportunity to have your way with me,” he offered, his face the picture of innocence.
She hadn’t expected that answer. “I don’t quite follow.”
He kicked one of his legs out and tangled it with hers. She stumbled and instinctively moved her hands forward to brace herself. Her palms flattened over his hard muscled chest when she landed.
She traced the shape of his pectorals. “What do you do all day? Work out?”
He chuckled, the low rumble all male. “I have access to the best personal trainers money can buy. They help keep me honest.”
She shook her head in disbelief as the man preened. “Have you heard of a concept called humility?”
“It’s not one of my virtues,” he admitted. “I’ve never understood the point.”
She sighed. “It’s the polite thing to do.”
He placed his forefinger under her chin and tipped her head up, his expression playful. “So what is a sweet, polite, goody two shoes doing on top of me?”
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May 2-6, 2014
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