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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

a life-changing weekend - All I Want is You by Cassie Cross

Hayley Grey is new in town and in a binge-watching, ice cream-eating rut.
By the end of the night, she’s on the run with a hot stranger named Hunter, and happy she’s still alive.


Description:

Release Date: August 22nd, 2017 

Hayley Grey is new in town and in a binge-watching, ice cream-eating rut.

She’s sworn off commitment, so when her best friend drags her out of bed and into a singles bar, Hayley’s just hoping to get laid. By the end of the night, she’s on the run with a hot stranger named Hunter, and happy she’s still alive.

Hunter Jacobs is a bodyguard with one strict rule: never get romantically involved with clients. Hayley isn’t his typical client, and she’s testing his resolve like no one ever has before.

When their life-changing weekend ends, will they have to break their rules or move on without each other?

All I Want is You is a stand-alone novella – no cliffhanger!

EXCERPT

“Oh my god,” Hayley says, rushing over. “You’re bleeding!” 

I look down at the gash on my bicep and give a little shrug. “It’s not bleeding anymore.” 

Hayley’s eyes widen, and she places her palm on her chest. “You got shot?” She gently slides her fingertips along the swollen flesh around the wound, her touch soothing the sting that’s persisted the past few hours. 

“I got grazed,” I insist. “I’ve been shot before, and this is nothing.” Ruined my favorite shirt, but that’s about it. I place my hand over hers, giving it a gentle pat. “Don’t worry about it, it’s part of the job.” 

“It doesn’t look like nothing to me,” Hayley argues. “And it shouldn’t be part of the job!” She examines it closely with a cute look that quickly kills my annoyance with her blowing this out of proportion. “Are you just going to leave it open like that?” 

“I cleaned it up with the first-aid kit while you were in the bathroom.” This is mostly true. I did wipe around it with an alcohol pad. 

“Shouldn’t you at least put a bandage on it so it doesn’t get infected?”

I playfully roll my eyes. It’s nothing, really, but it’s nice to have someone worry. To have someone take care of me. It’s been a long time since I’ve had someone in my life who did either. 

“Where’s the first-aid kit?” she asks.

I make a play of reluctantly nodding toward the kitchen counter. She walks over, plucks out some sterile gauze and medical tape, then plants herself on the bed, next to me. The shirt she’s wearing rides up dangerously high, so I studiously examine the floor in an attempt to remove temptation. 

“You should’ve said something.” She rips open a packet of gauze.

“There were more important things going on. If it’s a choice between tending to a flesh wound and keeping you safe, I’m keeping you safe.”

About the author:
Cassie Cross is a Maryland native and a romantic at heart, who lives outside of Baltimore with her two dogs and a closet full of shoes. Cassie’s fondness for swoon-worthy men and strong women are the inspiration for most of her stories, and when she’s not busy writing a book, you’ll probably find her eating takeout and indulging in her love of 80′s sitcoms.

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5 comments:

Kim hansen said...

Sounds like a good read.

KATE SARSFIELD said...

Sounds like a very good reason to avoid singles bars!

Wendy Hutton said...

thanks for hosting this sounds like a great book

Richard Brandt said...

Ny a strange coincidence I was eating ice cream out of a tub while reading this. I need to read this book.

CindyWindy2003 said...

Sounds like an exciting book. I can relate to the ice cream eating binge watching girl.