Mmm...first encounters. I love it when characters in both movies and novels meet for the first time. It sets the tone for what's to come. Sometimes there's snap, crackle, sizzle...or maybe there's that slow burn of borderline contempt that you just know is gonna be fun to watch.
And when their eyes meet…here's the excerpt!
The terrier sprinted ahead stretching its leash to the max, and reflexively, her grip tightened. Three rows down, the tip of the mentioned lightning bolt came into view, and her steps slowed. Her thoughts were uncertain as she pictured knocking on the door to a rock star’s mobile crib.
The door burst open stopping her heart for more reasons than startled surprise. The doorjamb framed the finest specimen of the male species she had ever beheld.
Her eyes were drawn first to the massive expanse of bare chest and the six pack just on the verge of an optical eight pack. A convulsive swallow tightened her throat. Fully inked sleeves tapered off between his shoulders and collarbone barely meeting at the throat. Denim jeans snugly encased his legs, and the button of the fly was open revealing the barest tip of hair on a flat abdomen. Reluctantly dragging her gridlocked gaze upward, past these heavenly sights, her look landed on his striking features and finally stopped on deep chocolate-brown irises.
A smile had worked well for her thus far, and somehow she summoned one yet received a scowl in return. Shaggy, dark hair brushed his shoulder when his chin directionally jerked toward the asphalt beside where she stood.
“What the hell are you doing with my dog?”
A little bit more info on this awesome novel…the blurb…
Marissa is a craps dealer, and in one quick second she never wants to remember, her life turns to crap. Her best friend convinces her the cure for a breakup is a hookup, and reluctantly, she heeds this advice.
However, Jack (what was his name again?) is not the average girl's revenge fling.
Women throw themselves at Jack, toss their lingerie on the stage, and scream his name. Marissa has no idea of his public identity, and while she doesn't initially throw herself at him, she does go on to toss aside her lingerie and ultimately scream his name.
Five minutes after parting, she holds no illusions about seeing him again, but does vow a new outlook on her life and herself.
Five months later, Jack astounds her with an invitation to Los Angeles. Although Jack is now a star in her very non rock star fantasies, Marissa is concealing a huge secret that prevents her from accepting.
Five years later, the secret comes out, and despite the conflicting emotions each feels toward the other, they must bridge their two worlds together.
Jack Who? is a one night stand gone awry, and a couple who work together years later for a fix.
Sounds like the perfect beach read! It's available here:
More about Ms. Gillis...
Lisa Gillis resides in Texas, and often references this state in her books. Writing is a recent passion, and she strives in her books to blend a perfect mixture of fantasy and reality. Her love for music, bands, and concerts inspired her Strings Series. When she is not writing those little voices out of her head while listening to music, she is making her own noise on drums or guitar. You can visit her at http://www.rockstarreads.com/