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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Lesson in Temptation and One Night In Buenos Aires (Spotlight)




22572537A Lesson in Temptation 
(Stanton Family #4)
by Audra North 
ebook, 116 pages
Published July 14th 2014 by Entangled: Edge
ISBN 1633750329
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Adam Harkness pulled himself out of poverty to become one of the world's most respected Finance professors, but at the cost of his personal life. When a well-meaning friend gifts him with a dance course, Adam decides to attend one class out of courtesy, but no more than that. He has work to do, after all - or at least, that's what he tells himself.

After being bullied in high school, Julie Stanton took refuge in her studies. But now that her hard work has paid off and Julie has found success in her job, it's time to focus on finding the same happiness in the rest of her life.

When Adam walks into the same tango class that Julie signed up for, she recognizes him immediately as the professor whom she had a crush on in college. Both Adam and Julie have proven themselves to be excellent scholars. But when the attraction between them turns into something more, will they be able to open their hearts and learn a new lesson - how to love.



Excerpt 

Julie turned and looked at Adam. He was still wearing that little smile, but he hadn’t relaxed at all.
“Everyone, spread out into a circle,” Ivana called, gesturing with her arms around her body. “Spread, spread,
spread!”
Next to her, Adam groaned quietly. “Not only is this a dance class, it‘s a cheerful dance class.”
She grinned in response. “I assume this is the first time you’ve taken dance?”
He looked confused for a second, as though he hadn’t realized he said that out loud, then shrugged. “This kind of thing isn’t really my cup of tea.”
True. A dance class was the last place she would have expected to see him. Maybe he was trying the same thing she was—to get out a little more and remind himself what life was really about. He’d been a workaholic even when she was in college, after all. But before she could ask him why he was here, the instructor clapped her hands again. “Now, gentlemen! Turn to your right and face the lady closest to you. Ladies, turn to
your left and face the gentleman closest to you.”
Their eyes met and held, and for a moment, everything else fell away as she and Adam looked at each other. It was like the past few years hadn’t even happened. That same intense attraction she’d always had toward him was still there, pulling her forward. It was too much, all of a sudden, and she had to look away before she did something stupid, like throw her arms around his neck and try to kiss him. No way was she going to get into a situation where she’d only be rejected again. This class was supposed to be fun. Maybe once it started, she could politely excuse herself and go flirt with Trent again.
At that moment, Ivana announced, “Ladies and gentlemen, the person you are now facing will be your primary partner for the next six weeks.”



Audra North’s Bio:  
Audra North fell in love with romance at age thirteen and spent the next twenty years reading as many romance novels as she could. Even now, after having read over one thousand of them, Audra still can't resist the lure of a happily ever after, and her collection continues to grow. She lives near Boston with her husband, three young children, and a lot of books. Visit her website at audranorth.com or find her (way too frequently) on Twitter.




22598526One Night in Buenos Aires
by Amanda K. Byrne
ebook, 116 pages
Published July 14th 2014 by Entangled
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As a reward for a hard-won contract, best friends Drea and Joe head to Buenos Aires for sun, wine, and the tango. But their week of relaxation is off to an ominous start when a reservation mix-up leaves them with only one option: one room…and one bed.

Exhausted from travel, the two friends figure it won’t be a big deal to share a bed for one night—right up until they wake wrapped around each other and seconds away from, well, you know.

When the two decide to follow through on their impulse, they protect their friendship by agreeing that when the vacation’s over, the fling’s over. While Drea’s convinced it’s nothing more than a mutual itch, Joe discovers Drea might be everything he’s ever wanted. Now all he has to do is convince her that what happens in Buenos Aires doesn’t always have to stay in Buenos Aires.


Excerpt:
Sleep with Joe. Have sex with Joe. Get screwed six ways to Sunday by Joe. A week of sex to go with their week of sun, and then they’d go about their regularly scheduled lives once they touched down in Boston.

Their relationship was, as he put it, solid. The last year or two had hit them both with significant personal blows, and instead of pushing them apart, it had brought them closer. And that mouth, God, that mouth. If the rest of the business was as hot as his kisses, it could be worth it.

She enjoyed sex. A lot. She missed it. She missed everything that went with it, too. The cuddling, the laughter, the joy of discovering new things about your partner. The sleepy mornings, the quiet sighs. The late nights spent wrapped around each other, reveling in touch.



But what made it so good was the buildup. All the exploration, like a slow, slow strip tease, and that couldn’t be accomplished in a week. Sex meant too much to her. So did Joe. No, no matter how much his kisses had seeped into her blood, she couldn’t take the risk of finding out what the more would feel like.



Amanda K. Byrne’s Bio: 
When she’s not plotting ways to sneak her latest shoe purchase past her partner, Amanda writes sexy, snarky romance and urban fantasy. She likes her heroines smart and unafraid to make mistakes, and her heroes strong enough to take them on.
If she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking hot chocolate, and trying not to destroy her house with her newest DIY project. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and no, it really doesn’t rain that much.



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