In just two weeks, the tenth book in the Big & Beautiful series will be available! I’m really excited to finally share some of Round & Ravishing with you today! Tara and Noah are a lot of fun, even from the first moment, and the cheesiest pick-up line… maybe ever.
Excerpt from Round & Ravishing
“Cosmo,” I told the bartender with a wink.
He smiled back and his eyes dipped to my cleavage. I was already feeling better. Thankfully, someone vacated a seat just after the bartender handed over my drink. I slid onto it the same time someone else went for it.
“Excuse me,” I said, flashing him my best movie star grin.
He returned my smile. “I apologize. I wasn’t paying attention.”
“It’s okay. The place is pretty crowded. I guess seats are tough to come by.”
His brown eyes scanned my body and paused on my breasts. He licked his lips slowly then met my eyes again. I held his gaze for a second then let my eyes roam over him. Broad shoulders. Tightly stretched Henley. Long fingers. Narrow waist. Long legs. I took my time going over him in reverse and let him see a smirk when our eyes collided again. That scruff on his chin was just long enough to leave a burn on my skin that would remind me of him for days.
He was yummy.
I raised an eyebrow. “Do you have an ark?”
He laughed, the deep timbre splitting the noise of the bar around us. He leaned in closer, the stool still between us, and said, “I’d build one for you.”
I snorted. “Does that line ever work?”
He shrugged. “Never used it before. You tell me.”
I considered him for a long moment. He was hot, definitely. And clever. Maybe a bit cheesy, but I was okay with that.
“I think I’d let you buy me a drink.”
He grinned, a full smile that made the shitty week I’d had more of a memory. “I can do that,” he said. “What do I have to do to get your name?”
I tapped my lip with my index finger and considered his question. If he was another reporter, which was definitely possible, he knew my name. Of course, if he was playing me, he was doing a hell of a job.
“How about tell me what you do for a living and I’ll tell you my name.”
His eyebrows pulled together, but he shrugged. “I’m an oncology nurse. I work at Winterville Memorial in the pediatric chemo wing.”
Damn. If I was looking for a relationship, Noah would be it. I was content being single. And besides, I wasn’t planning to make Winterville home for much longer. My dad was feeling better and I needed to get back to the real world, and a real life.
“Impressive. A deal’s a deal. My name is Tara.”
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