ENTWINED by Lacey Black: Blog Tour!

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ENTWINED Synopsis:

Sidney

10 years. 3,650 days. 87,600 hours.

That’s how long it has been since I saw my best friend. But who’s counting? Walking away from Luke Thomas was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but the choice was out of my hands. I left Las Vegas a seventeen-year-old girl, afraid and alone, and returned about the same. I was forced into a situation I didn’t want to be in. Until that day. I haven’t seen him in ten long years, but one look at the man he became and that killer smile, and I knew I would never be the same.

Luke

Life goes on.

I learned that valuable piece of information at a young age, but sometimes a memory creeps up and smacks me square in the face. Or more accurately, a person. The day my best friend walked away was the day I realized I’d never be the same. My life became work, family, and women, and I was doing great. Then she walked back into my life. One look at the grown-version of Sidney Rogen leaves me breathless and yearning for more.

But love is never easy.

And our love story isn’t perfect. 

In a heartbeat, one person can wrap around you so tightly, you’re entwined forever. That’s our love.

 

Lacey Black Bio:

Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

 

Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been a Bestseller twice for Free e-books, including #3 on Amazon and #2 on iBooks, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. Submerged also made her an International Bestseller in the summer of 2016.

 

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And now for a sneak peak!!

Luke

10 years ago

“So, I’m sure you see why I think we should break up, right? I mean, we’re both heading off to college soon, and I want to experience everything that college life has to offer.”

I gape at Jessica, my girlfriend for the past five months. Wants to experience everything? That’s code for ‘wants to sleep around.’ I’m a dude. I know.

“And you just had to do this tonight?” I ask, looking back at the doorway that leads inside my house. The same house where my entire family and a good amount of my friends are gathered to celebrate my high school graduation.

“Well, I just thought it was best to cut the cord now, you know? Like…just do it.”

“Whatever, Jess. If you want to break up now, that’s fine.”

“Really?” she asks, twirling her long brown hair around her pointer finger. “You’re gonna be okay?” She gives me those big brown, puppy dog eyes that won over my heart–and my dick–during Christmas break.

I’ve known this moment was coming since I started dating Jessica. I didn’t see anything long-term developing with her. Call me an asshole, but I knew she was just someone to help me pass the time during my final year of high school. But I also knew going into this that she felt the same way. I guess, in a way, we both used each other to keep ourselves company until we moved on to the next stage in our lives.

“I’m going to be fine, Jess. We both knew it was coming to this eventually, right?”

She continues to twirl her hair around her fingers. Why had I never noticed how fucking annoying that was? “Listen, we had a great time. If you’re ever in the Seattle area, look me up, ‘kay? We can maybe spend some time together for ol’ times’ sake.” Her smile tells me exactly what her comment means. She’s looking to hook up again if I’m ever close to where she’s attending college.

“Maybe,” I reply with a shrug.

As much fun as I’ve had with Jess in the last few months, I don’t see myself reaching out to her anytime in the future. The sex has always been all right, but nothing I see myself driving upwards of eighteen hours to get. There’s plenty of mediocre ass left in Vegas if I’m that desperate for a hook up. And, honestly, as an eighteen-year-old red-blooded male on the verge of experiencing college life, I’m pretty sure I’ll have no problem moving forward from here.

“Bye, Luke. It’s been fun,” she says before placing her full lips against mine. The kiss is brief, closed mouth, and lacks the usual tongue and groping we generally partake in. This kiss is goodbye.

I watch as she walks away, heading around the side of the house so she doesn’t have to go back the way she came; where my entire family celebrates. Gazing out over the darkened backyard, it’s not lost on me that there’s no going back from here. That I’m finally leaving the only home I’ve ever known. I’ve graduated high school, will start UNLV in a couple of months, and will finally be out from under the controlling thumb of my mother. Ever since I was younger, Blake and I chalked it up to me being the baby of the family for her ever-present hovering and involvement in my life.

It’s time for me to grow up and experience life.

And I’m starting it without a girlfriend.

The slightest sound of something thumping against wood pulls my attention away from the emptiness of night and towards the small fort in the back corner of the yard. Built ten years ago out of pieces of scrap wood we’d find around the neighborhood, the fort was my brother’s and my escape from the house. We’d spend hours upon hours in that thing, playing with GI Joes, having Nerf gun wars, and when we were older, sneaking off to steal our first kisses.

But I know the noise coming from inside isn’t from my brother. There’s only one person who still uses that fort: our neighbor, Sidney.

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THEORY Blog Post: Five Night’s at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes

I have loved Five Nights at Freddy’s theory videos since the first day I came across FNAF 1 the video game. I never played it (mainly because I didn’t have the money to pay to get those games) but I loved watching other people play it. And of course, then the theory videos began…

I would sit and binge watch every theory video on YouTube possible. I would knit my little heart away and watch 8BitGaming, Razzbowski, Dawko, Matpat, TheGameTheorists, Markiplier and any other video that I could find. It was so interesting to see these theories, so of course I wanted in on it.

This book has already been theorized and discussed in full, but I wanted to add my little pinches of knowledge in this blog post. Will it help solve the final and true ending to FNAF? Probably not. Does it make this theorizing a little more interesting? Potentially!

While this may seem obvious, here is the SPOILER ALERT. If you have not read The Silver Eyes or have not played any of the FNAF games (including FNAF 1,2,3,4, FNAF World or FNAF: Sister Location) I may be spoiling any or all of these! You have been warned!!

So here….we….go…

 

Five Night’s at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes

Authors: Scott Cawthon & Kira Breed-Wrisley

Here is some of the facts and knowledge I have collected from the book. I will summarize what my thoughts are at the end.

 

  1. The animatronics were originally “toys” for Charlie (her father Henry was the creator of these “robots”).
  2. In the video game (Sister Location) you can hear a little girl say “you made them just for me”.

It there a connection here? Yes, the books and video games are not exactly canon, but it can hint that maybe in the video games the little girl was also the daughter of the creator? Who else would make these animatronics for a small girl (who sounds to be about 3-7)?

3. Freddy Fazbear has two colours – brown and yellow.

Yellow appears to be the “Golden Freddy” suit, or the one that the workers could put on. The brown one seems to be the actual animatronic who is walking around and killing people at the pizza place.

4. Michael is a character in the books (a kid) but also a character in the games (seems to be an adult).

Any links? Or just to show there are two very different characters within this universe? There is a reason there are two Michaels, most fans realize Scott does not leave little clues like this for nothing.

5. The Night Guard is named “Dave” – ends up being William Afton (one of the creators of the pizza place).

Was there a nightguard before this? Why is there no talks about the past night guards or the night guard room?

6. The Clashes from the kitchen in this book appear to be in reference to the Chica clashing in the kitchen of the games.

7. “Act alive but aren’t.”

Why are these words so specific? It has been a big question in the FNAF Lore Fandom for a long time if the animatronics are alive, if it’s the children who were stuffed in the suits, if it’s souls, etc. Could this be a crucial hint?

8. The metal skeleton in the home office has the “silver eyes” referenced in the title.

What is the significance of this specific set of silver eyes? Why are silver eyes important? It seems to be one of the lesser parts of the entire book.

9. Charlie has a twin brother, who was killed by “Dave” or “William Afton”. He is in the Freddy Fazbear animatronic.

10. William Afton is covered in scars, like he was once attacked by the springlocks.

Was he one of the attacks a long time ago? Perhaps in the 80s? There seems to be many different theories regarding 1983, 1982, 1984, etc, etc. Was he one of them? He was attacked at some point, we just don’t know when. And why was he attacked?

11. Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza and Fredbear’s Family Diner are both referenced, concluding that these are in fact two different locations.

12. Charlie and her brother would play with the animatronic suits in the closet.

Does this reference how the purple guy put suits on the other employees in the closet?

13. The aura of the Pizzaria makes businesses not want to buy the giant mall.

What about this aura? The dead children’s souls? “Dave”? Why will NO one? Not even crazy, psychopaths? How has no one broke in before to the pizzaria if there was so much coverage of this murder?

14. A man was arrested for Michael’s murder, and he was wrongly acquitted. Who is this man?

15. Charlie’s father, Henry, was killed with a knife.

Does this reference the FNAF World murder of the “creator”? Is there any connection between these two?

16. A skeleton animatronic killed Henry.

Does this reference the animatronics without suits or ennard?

17. The bear animatronic tells Carlton the kids were stuffed in suits and are still there.

Why are they still there? Can they be released? Does this suggest the good and bad endings in the fnaf games?

18. “They’re here with me. Their happiest day.” and “Now I have loved”.

Why hasn’t William Afton loved? Why is it the kids happiest day? Is it because of the birthday party? This is so specific and out of the whole book these two quotes stood out the most to me.He references that grown ups take away from their happiest day and now those kids are stuck in the suits killing adults. What makes them kill though? Are they influenced by Dave? And why would Dave/William want to kill so much? There are so many unanswered questions.Why do these ghosts/spirits “forget” yet “Michael” remembers Charlie?

19. Yellow Freddy disappears when William Afton is killed.

Was this a metaphor as Henry watching over Charlie? Scott Cawthon is known to be religious, so there is potential. Or is this a reference to the disappearing golden/purple freddy?

20. The ending references Charlie pointing at crows with Henry.

There are many items of symbolism in literature, so I decided to look up crows. What is so important about crows and making this the final sentence in the book? This final scene needs to be of importance if it isn’t a cliffhanger.

There are many ways the crow can be a spirit animal. A crow can stand for:

Fearlessness

Trickster

Personal Transformation

Life Magic

Higher Perspectives

Destiny

Death

Change

Mystical Changes

 

So what does this all mean? There’s so many unanswered questions but with another book on the way it may be answered.

 

My thoughts? I believe these books are more connected than Scott is letting on. By saying that these books have no connection (or being a different universe of FNAF, like the different universes in DC) if something doesn’t perfectly connect he can shrug it off. Scott has a lot of lore and sometimes it all won’t connect, so this is kind of the “perfect” ending in case something changes or doesn’t go the way he wants.

I think these books give a slight pinch of background help – like explaining the Aftons (since they ARE referenced in Sister Location). If anything, I think Scott is holding back on us again and will surprise us.

 

So that is all for now. When more FNAF games/books/info comes out I would love to theorize more. These theories get me incredibly excited for more.

 

Thank you!
Briar

 

SAY I’M YOURS by CORINNE MICHAELS Cover Reveal

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From New York Times Bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a new second chance standalone romance.

I spent twenty years waiting for Trent Hennington to open his eyes and see me. But it was all for nothing. He chose to keep himself guarded and let me walk away, proving that my time and efforts were wasted.

I’m done being invisible.
It’s time to move on.

A single dance sets my new reality into motion, and I welcome it. After all, Cooper Townsend is perfect. He’s kind, sexy, and attentive–everything a girl could want.

I thought I got it right this time.
That my heart could mend, and I would be happy.
Apparently, some things really are just too hard to walk away from.

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Say I’m Yours

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series and Say You’ll Stay. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.

Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

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YOUR TEMPTING LOVE by LAYLA HAGEN – Blog Tour!!

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About YOUR TEMPTING LOVE

 

Christopher Bennett is a persuasive man. With his magnetic charm and undeniable wit, he plays a key role in the international success of his family’s company.

 

Christopher adores his family, even if they can be too meddling sometimes… like when they recommend him to employ Victoria Hensley’s decorating services for his new apartment in an attempt to set him up with her. Christopher isn’t looking to settle down, but meeting Victoria turns his world upside down. Her laughter is contagious, and her beautiful lips and curves are too tempting.

 

Victoria Hensley is determined not to fall under Christopher’s spell, even though the man is hotter than sin, and his flirty banter makes her toes curl. But Christopher is her client, and she knows better than to get involved with clients. Besides, Victoria isn’t looking for love. After her parents’ death, Victoria is raising her much younger siblings, and she can’t afford any mistakes.

 

But Victoria and Christopher’s chemistry is not just the sparks-flying kind, but the downright explosive kind. Before she knows it, Christopher is training her brother Lucas for soccer tryouts and reading bedtime stories to her sister Chloe.

 

Victoria wants to resist him, but Christopher is determined, stubborn, and oh-so-persuasive.

 

When their attraction and connection both spiral out of control, will they be able to risk it all for a love that is far too tempting?

 

YOUR TEMPTING LOVE releases February 17th!

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About Layla Hagen

Layla Hagen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She fell in love with books when she was nine years old, and her love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.

She writes steamy and romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.

She is represented by fabulous Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)

Connect with Layla Hagen:

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I become acutely aware of Christopher’s fingers trailing up and down my back.

 

“Thank you for including me in your celebration,” he says.

 

“Lucas wanted you here.”

 

Leaning into me, he whispers in my ear, “And you didn’t?”

 

His proximity is intoxicating, and it prompts a confession out of me. “I wanted to see you so badly, I ached.”

 

Christopher’s fingers dig slightly into my back, and not really knowing what else to say, I pop a Turkish delight in my mouth. Oh my word, it’s delicious.

 

“You have powdered sugar on your mouth,” Christopher informs me.

 

Frantically I wipe away at it, but he chuckles. “You just smeared it everywhere.”

 

He slips his hand under my chin, turning my head in his direction. Following suit, I shift in my spot until my upper body faces him too. Christopher dusts his fingers over my mouth, rubbing with his thumb on the left corner. Then he drags it down to the center of my lower lip and desire spears me instantly. A low moan tumbles out of me, and we both suck in our breath, the space between us suddenly feeling too small. He peers behind me, and it takes me a second to realize he must be checking whether there are guests in the booth opposite us. There aren’t. I already checked earlier.

 

Christopher closes the distance between us, sealing his lips over mine. His kiss is like a breath of fresh air on a warm spring morning. Crisp and invigorating, taking over all of my senses. I succumb to it all, entwining my tongue with his, probing and tasting. He explores me like a man determined to uncover my deepest secrets. His hand cups the back of my neck, his fingers digging into my hair. The gesture sends a jolt right through my center, all my nerve endings zipping to life.

 

His mouth is a thing of wonder. I could drown in him like this for hours.

 

When we pull apart for air, we rest our foreheads against one another’s, the tension between us so thick I could bite into it. Christopher’s hand is still at the back of my neck, and he tilts my head slightly to one side, trailing his mouth down my cheek until he reaches my ear.

 

“I’ve been fantasizing about this for weeks,” he whispers in a low, delicious voice. “I’m so hard right now, I can barely see straight. But I can imagine all the ways I could love you right here on this table.”

Cover Reveal: TAKE ME BACK by MEGHAN MARCH

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TAKE ME BACK

By Meghan March

Standalone

Release Day – March 20

 

We fell in love on a beach, got married in paradise, and I carried her off into the sunset. It should have been perfect, but saying “I do” doesn’t guarantee a happily-ever-after.

Two years later, I barely recognize either of us behind the walls we’ve built.

It’s time to bring it full circle. Back to a tropical paradise. Back to find out if we can still make this work.

I’m not willing to give her up, but to save us, I have to risk everything.

Two damaged people.

Countless secrets.

The fight of our lives.

We might be broken, but we’re not done.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

 

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CRAZY BEAUTIFUL Blog Tour – Jessica Serra Huizenga

Crazy Beautiful Synopsis:

Kinsley Moore and Lucas Graham make great friends.

They make even better friends with benefits…

Kinsley Moore doesn’t believe in love. As an independent, self-determined entrepreneur, she has other things to worry about. Besides, she knows guys are incapable of commitment, so there’s no use getting close.

But when she meets Lucas Graham, her new landlord’s flirty, sexy son, she’s more than up for some casual fun.

Lucas is in no way looking for a relationship either, so when he’s offered a no-strings, strictly friends-with-benefits hookup with a beautiful girl, the opportunity is too good to pass up. He’s not able to give his heart away, so it’s perfect Kinsley prefers to keep emotions out of their arrangement.

Except when Lucas and Kinsley start to feel something more, their complicated pasts threaten to overshadow any chance they might have at a future together.

Can Lucas prove he’s capable of love?

Can Kinsley believe she is enough?

**This books is for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content**

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Jessica Serra Huizenga Bio:

When she’s not making confetti as head honcho over at The Confetti Bar (theconfettibar.com), co-dreaming with creative women through Monarch Workshop (monarchworkshop.com), and blogging about her health & wellness journey going sugar-free at Simple Unsweet (simpleunsweet.com), Jessica loves to spend her nights getting caught up in imaginary worlds. She lives in central CT with her husband, Clifford, and the cutest cat EVER, named Curious.

 

She loves colorful things, making people smile, things that smell good, and is obsessed with lemon water. And glitter. Lots of glitter.

 

She also loves, well…love. (She’s a sucker for a sweet story.)

 

You can check out what she’s up to at jshbooks.com and on Instagram (@jshbooks)

Want to know anything else? Feel free to say hi: jessica@jshbooks.com

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MAD ADDICTION

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SICK PLEASURE

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Excerpt:

I grab the key from my jacket pocket and insert it into the lock. I step inside and practically squeal out loud. All I’ve worked for has come down to this moment and I feel so incredibly happy I could burst.

And then, as almost always, my happiness is replaced in a heartbeat with a sudden sadness. An emptiness.

Kelley picks up on it and puts her arm around me. “They’re so proud of you, Kins. I know things got all messed up, but you’re still allowed to wish your parents could be here to see all your dreams come true in person. Here you are, making shit happen all on your own, just like you always said you would.”

I give her a nudge as if to say I know, but thanks for being the one to say it out loud. I take a breath and try to gather up as much enthusiasm as I can before saying, “This is going to be great. Thanks again for coming and helping me. I’m glad you’re here.”

She smiles but stays quiet for a second, and I can tell she wants to say something else. I know what’s coming but pretend not to, choosing instead to move up the stairs to the loft attic that will be my bedroom.

Kelley follows and looks around, clearing her throat. “I know I’m great and all, but you also deserve to have someone special to share this with. You know, now that you’ve committed to a job and a home, maybe you’ll consider committing to some…other things.” She tosses it out all nonchalant but I know what she’s getting at.

“Nice try, Kell. Just because I am now a supposed ‘responsible’ adult with a business and a house doesn’t mean I’m ready for a relationship.”

She acts like she doesn’t know what I’m talking about. “I meant maybe get a dog or something. You know, someone to keep you company.” I only have to roll my eyes in her general direction for her to back down. She throws her arms up in mock surrender. “OK, I get it. You’re fine by yourself. As usual. I just think you could put yourself out there a little more. You know, maybe date a little.”

I cross my arms defensively. “Hey, I date.”

“Hooking up with a guy you meet in a bar is not dating.” She gives me her stern you know I’m right look.

“That happened once!” I shoot back indignantly. She raises her eyebrow, causing me to relent. “OK, twice. But the second time doesn’t count because I only made out with him a little before he passed out.”

Kelley just laughs and shakes her head.

 

Excerpt: RASH DECISIONS by ALEX ROSA

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Rash Decisions Synopsis:

Julia Ferris had it all. A loving a boyfriend, a glamorous city, and a high paying job. What more could a girl want? She’d ask you, “What if all those things weren’t what you wanted … ever?” 

 

Julia’s life has always been defined by everyone around her, but one day she makes the rash decision to finally live life for herself, and it all starts with a pair of shoes. Now it becomes her only guide. 

 

From new jobs, to new boys, and a life in a big city she was never prepared for, she can at least admit one thing now: 

 

It’s all exactly what she wants … kind of.

 

 

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Alex Rosa Bio:

Alex Rosa lives in San Diego, California. When she isn’t scouring city parks or cafe’s to write she is more than likely trying to convince her friends to join her on her next adventure. A sufferer of wanderlust, she is always looking for a new mountain to climb, a canyon to hike, or a plane to board. Her resume consists of coroner, to working at a zoo, and most recently as an executive assistant, but finds her home amongst words, whether it be in books, or in film. Her obsessions are on the brink of bizarre, but that’s just the way she likes it.

 

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Rash Decisions by Alex Rosa

Excerpt 4

 

“Are you okay?” he asks.

I shake my head, scrunching my eyes and rubbing my temples. Which are all things that mean I am not okay, so I try and stop and open my eyes, except I should have kept them shut because Troy’s eyes are glowing, round, and adorable, caring even.

Another dry gulp.

“Of course I’m okay.”

He nods, but it’s another moment where I can tell he doesn’t believe me. He shifts his inquisitive stare down to my desk and extends his arm out, his long fingers sliding the layout design from under my pile of budgets.

Without looking up he asks, “Is this the revised version we discussed?”

“Yup,” I breathe out.

“Thanks for moving the hallway entryway. I know you wanted to accommodate the corner booths, but in a way, I like that the design has flipped where they’re on the other side. What if we moved the raised VIP level over here, too?”

I love watching Troy work. Somehow we have managed a flawless working routine after our midnight pow-wow. He’s calculated and methodical. His piercing eyes, for once, are not on me, but on my graph paper, measuring for errors and design.

“Where?” I ask as I stand and move around my desk to stand next him.

“Here,” he points.

I lean over the design, and shake my head. “We can’t. If you want the media area to be more prime and centrally located it needs to be there. Plus, I have a plan for a lounge area right in front. The only thing I can suggest is to switch the place of the bar with the VIP section, but then we have to battle for plumbing and all that. It’s an old building from the 1920’s. We have to at least attempt to be gentle with it.”

He snickers. I look up from the paper and his eyes are already on me. He’s much closer than I realized. I hold my breath.

“What?” I ask.

“Nothing. The way you talk about the integrity of the building, it’s just …”

I put a hand on my hip, raising a brow. “It’s just what?”

He stands up straighter, no longer concerned with the piece of paper. He towers over me. I have the sudden urge to tug on his tie and I don’t even have an ounce of liquor in me.

The corner of his mouth lifts. “It’s … cute.”

My lips squirm, trying to find a way to wrap around words, but they fail because the temperature in the room has just skyrocketed, and I’m more embarrassed by the burning blush on my cheeks.

He licks over his bottom lip, his eyes darting all over my face again, and that damn smirk seems like he’s privy to his own joke, but I catch his eyes falling on my mouth every time.

I release the breath I was holding and he has the nerve to chuckle.

“I’m not cute.”

“There are many versions of Julia that I’m getting to know, and, unfortunately, downright adorable is one,” he pauses chewing the inside of his cheek, as if treading cautiously but decides to go for it as he adds, “sexy as hell is another, and sometimes you’re just surprisingly agreeable and almost friendly.”

There’s no stopping my grin, and I want to hate myself for it, but it feels too good as it stretches across my face.

His eyes fall back onto my mouth, and without hesitating he says, “I’m trying really hard to be a gentleman, you know that?”

“This is your version of a gentleman?”

He sucks in a breath, “I said I was trying. I’m showing some serious restraint here. I deserve a medal or something.”

When I giggle, his eyes fling themselves back to my eyes.

“What do you mean?” I ask, knowing this is me walking straight into quicksand.

“You know what I mean, Jules.” He leans in a little bit closer.

Two days of normality and this is how long we’ve lasted.

As if impatient and battling himself he speaks; his eyes etching themselves with a look of pain. “Do you have any idea how much I want to kiss you?”

With my heartbeat sounding off like a rapid bass drum in my ears I reply, “I think I have some idea.”