Saturday, January 25, 2014

Release Day Event: Waiting on My Reason by Devon Ashley

Release Event

Release Date: January 21, 2014
New Adult Romantic Suspense

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Things always happen for a reason. I just wish I knew the why behind mine.
Five years ago, graduation wasn’t what it was supposed to be. Publicly humiliated, Melanie was more than happy to kiss off her high school sweetheart. But in doing so, she lost more than just her boyfriend, she lost the only other guy she truly cared for – his best friend, Shane.

Shane loathed the idea of returning to his small hometown. He just wanted to get in, help his best friend manage a legal matter, and get the hell back out again. But he wasn’t expecting to run into the one girl who got away, who always held a piece of his heart despite the animosity that lingered. Melanie could’ve been the one, but after everything that happened, trust was a serious issue.

Melanie just wanted to do right by her son. Shane just wanted to do right by his best friend. And just when they think they can find the strength to forgive the sins of the past, more secrets and lies bubble to the surface, threatening to push them even farther apart.

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Excerpt #1
     I gave Shane one last kiss before pushing against him. He followed my lead, but it was clear by the look on his face that he didn’t want to go. “We need to wait for Jake to fall asleep first,” I explained.
     One of his eyebrows lifted, and I could just hear the silent you’ve got to be effing kidding me. I should’ve known by the twisted smile that he had no intention of obeying. In one swift motion he pulled his shirt over his head, balled it up and tossed it onto the chair. And damn if I didn’t like looking at him, his abs all firm and defined, not to mention the muscular curvature of his arms. It was still weird seeing him standing before me like that, half-naked, half-cocked. Just for me.
     And it was completely evil that he was baiting me with that rock hard body.
     My hands found their way to my hips, just as he asked with a not-so innocent voice, “What?”
     “Here I was just thinking all these wonderful things about you and now you’re trying to strip down before we can have sex.”
     His hands casually held in the air, he explained, “I was hot.”
     “It’s seventy degrees in here.”
     His hands went to his cotton pants, thumbing the cinched band, preparing for a total strip down. Gawd, how I secretly wanted him to do it, but for some reason, the word stop came out of my mouth. At least I agreed with myself when I said, “That is so not fair.”
     Neither was the way the left side of his mouth curled up, smiling wickedly as his eyes swept across my body. “You’re right. Your ogling is making me uncomfortable. You should remove your top to compensate.”
     I bit into my lower lip and shook my head, my arms crossing across my chest to better cover up. “I am so not sleeping with you right now. My little boy is still awake.”
     He shrugged lightly, his eager eyes penetrating mine. “Doesn’t mean you can’t get naked.”
     He grabbed the remote and turned the television on to an action film before tossing it back on the dresser. Then he moved to lock the door. When that twisted smile came within feet of me, I held my hand out between us. “Not a chance. He’ll hear us.”
     He still kept coming, so I began backing up. “Oh, you’d be surprised how quiet I can be when I’m determined.”
     Next thing I knew his cotton pants were on the floor. Did I say he was half-cocked? Well, he was fully cocked now.
     Damn, he knew how to distract me. My back hit the wall, and in less than two seconds his body was trapping me against it, his mouth sucking on my left earlobe. Gawd…the tingles this man could make with just a single bite. “Well, what if I like to scream and moan, huh?” Hell, I was practically moaning just as I said it.
     “Oh, I know you do, but it’s called self-control. Now would be a great time for you to practice it.”
     “Self-control?” I scoffed playfully. Sardonically, I added, “Yeah, because you’re such a pro at it right now.”
     His mouth paused just long enough to reply, “I never suggested that I practice it.”

I’m a mom, wife, a lover and a fighter, coffee addict, wicked knitster, Microbiologist, baker of fine yummy treats, and someone who will fight you to death for that last bag of M&Ms during the zombie-apocalypse. Seriously, my addiction is that important to me. Oh, and I say seriously way too much. Seriously.

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  1. the book looks really good love the post denise smith

  2. Devon Ashley is a new author for me. Thanks for presenting her book ... very intrigued from the blurb and excerpt. Shane definitely likes to get his way! :)


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