It’s still a little over two months until Round & Ravishing comes out, but I couldn’t resist sharing a little more with you. Tara has a bit of a chip on her shoulder, understandably so. She doesn’t trust anyone, especially a cute guy who shows up unannounced, even if he seems innocent.
Excerpt from Round & Ravishing
”Can I help you?” I asked, biting back the sarcasm. He was cute. I hated when they were cute.
“Yeah,” he said with a mega-watt grin. His bottom teeth were slightly crooked and the top ones had a small gap, but his smile was perfect. It lit up his green eyes and made him even hotter.
Damn, I hated being nasty to the hot ones.
“I need to send some flowers to my mom.”
“Really?” I asked with more than a hint of disbelief.
He must have heard it in my tone, not that I tried to hide it, because he looked at me quickly and took half a step back.
“Uh, yeah, really. Is that going to be a problem? It said online you guys did those ship anywhere order things. My mom lives in Florida.”
I nodded, going along with the lie. It had nothing to do with the way his light brown hair curled around his ears or the way his eyes crinkled when he smiled. It definitely had nothing to do with the way my girlie parts sighed when he spoke. Nope. Not even a little.
“What are you looking to send her?”
The guy looked around like he was actually serious about choosing something for his mom. I followed him, pointing out options and waiting for him to start with the probing questions. The ones about the naked pictures of me that had been popping up all over the internet since my piece of shit ex had leaked them.
“It’s her birthday,” Hot Guy finally explained. “She loves those flowers that look like stars.”
Was he fucking serious? How many flowers looked like stars?
“Okay, well, let’s look at a few and maybe you’ll be able to narrow it down a little.”
He nodded and gave me another blinding grin. Dammit. I could not let his hotness get past my walls. He was not going to get some exclusive story out of me.
We wandered through the flowers and I pointed out star gazer lilies, hibiscus, confederate jasmine, and pentas. He shook his head at all of them, further confirming he was angling for a scoop instead of an order.
“Look, if you’re not here to actually buy flowers then you can get the hell out,” I said, annoyed that I was still dealing with him.
“I’m sorry. I have no idea what they’re called. They’re white with yellow in the middle. I think she said they come in pink too, but there’s yellow in the middle. Maybe they’re tropical? She and my dad got married in Hawaii. Could they be from there?”
Shit. “Are you talking about plumeria?”
He shrugged. “I’m fairly certain I don’t know a thing. I’d recognize a picture if you have one.”
I sighed and pulled out my phone. The first page that loaded was the latest release of my nude pictures. I quickly opened a new one as the flower guy moved to look over my shoulder.
Shit, was he tall.
And holy Jesus did he smell good.
That exclusive interview was getting more and more likely.
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