Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope the luck of the Irish is with everyone today! So there couldn’t be a more perfect day to share the very first sneak peek at my upcoming Bliss book, WILD ABOUT HER WINGMAN. This is Erin and Troy’s story and here’s a short excerpt in honor of today…
“Do you like to be called by a nickname?” Troy asked, like he hadn’t just groped her into the best laugh she’d had in a while.
“I can think of a few names I’d like to call you right now.”
His eyebrows lifted. “Go for it.”
“How did you know I was so ticklish?” she said instead.
“When I stitched up your hand last month you had a hard time keeping still. Palms are sensitive spots, but I could tell it was more.”
Damn. He was right. He’d tickled her hand like crazy but she’d stayed stoic. Until he’d said it was still bleeding. Then she’d almost passed out.
A few people stumbled out of the Crown & Anchor, the happy sounds inside wafting to her ears before the door closed.
She felt her cheeks redden. She’d had one in college that she’d never told anyone at home about. “Nope.”
“Didn’t we just establish I can get it out of you?” He angled himself closer. This more relaxed, playful Troy was very unnerving. What had gotten into him? She started to step away, but he trapped her against the car, his arms braced on either side of her body. “Come on, tell me.”
“Chicken.” His eyes glittered. He knew he had her with that description and she bristled.
“If I tell you, then I get to ask you anything I want and you have to answer it.”
Just blurt it out. She couldn’t believe she was about to tell him. Nerves did a one-two step down her back. Damn it. She never got nervous. “Erin Go Bragh. Or just Go Bragh.”
“Doesn’t that mean Ireland forever? I didn’t know you were Irish.”
“Everyone has a bit of Irish in them, right?” She laid her best Irish accent on him.
“Not buying it.” He stayed put. Why wasn’t he backing off? She needed some space.
Goosebumps skittered up the back of her arms. She pressed her hands against the cold metal of her car.
“Okay, fine.” To her chagrin, she sounded breathy. Worried he’d notice his effect on her, she did a quick mental slap . “In college whenever I drank too much, I had a tendency to take off my bra. I’d slip it right out from under my shirt like it was too tight or something. So the ‘go bragh’ means ‘go bra’ like letting my bra go. It became a joke with my sorority sisters and fraternity friends.”
His eyes dipped to her chest and God, she felt it like he’d touched her there. The air crackled with electricity. Two seconds later, he stepped back and his gaze snapped to her face.
I’m so excited for you to read Erin and Troy’s story! Release Day is April 14th!!
And hey, thanks so much to everyone who voted to get Luke and Shane into the March Madness Men of Bliss tournament! They’re both headed into Round Two this week! Their competition is fierce with two really awesome heroes – Jason from Rachel Harris’s TASTE THE HEAT and Lane from Tracy March’s TEMPTED IN THE TROPICS. Shane is up on Tuesday, March 18th. Luke is up on Thursday, March 20th! I’d love it if you stopped by and gave them your support! You’ll find the posts for voting HERE. Thank you!!