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Friday, February 5, 2016

A Valentines Letter from AJ of By the Rules with Elisabeth Staab! (#Giveaway)




My new release, By the Rules, is a small town new adult romance about two guys who don’t do so well at expressing their feelings. AJ is a former male escort with trust issues, and Hayden is an uptight businessman who doesn’t believe in looking or acting vulnerable. So with Valentine’s Day around the corner, this presents an interesting challenge. What do they say to each other?

How do they open up and show their feelings when neither of them are used to doing that sort of thing?

I sat down with AJ while he tried to come up with something heartfelt to put onto a card for his new boyfriend. If you ask me, it came out okay.



So hey there, Suit

You know I suck at mushy stuff so I hope you’re not expecting hearts and flowers. I mean, I could give you a big old box of candy or whatever but we both know that doesn’t say “love” so much as “hey, I hope you don’t mind nougat or a wicked sugar crash.” I don’t want to give you either of those things.

What I want to give you, is me. That’s what I’ve got.

I’m not a rich guy like you are. I won’t be showering you with fancy things. Can’t. I can give promises though. My loyalty is yours. My friendship. My body.

Most of all, I love you and I plan to keep loving you for as long as you’ll let me. You know that’s not a thing I say lightly. It’s not a thing I’ve said to any guy before you. Kinda hoping I don’t say it to anyone else ever again.

I’ve gotten used to you taking up the left side of the bed and hogging all the covers. It’s nice to have someone to cook for. You’ve become a part of me. Anyway, you know how it is in a town like Evergreen Grove. Once you’re part of a couple and the whole town knows, you kinda gotta see it through. Otherwise, tongues wag. God forbid we ever break up, people will start bringing over casseroles and blessing your heart like somebody died.

I know how much you hate green beans and cream of mushroom soup, Suit. I love you so much I wanna save you from a freezer full of casseroles. So instead, you gotta stick with me. The casserole patrol will thank you, Suit. So will I.

It took me way too long to get my head out of the sand and admit that you were mine. Now that I’ve got you, I’m hanging on. It’s you and me. The package deal.

Happy Valentines Day, Suit.

Forever,
AJ





26166837By the Rules 
(Evergreen Grove Series #3)
by Elisabeth Staab
Published January 19th 2016
ISBN139780991390397
He thinks I want him because of the rumors around town. Because I think he’s easy. I want AJ, because he’s AJ.

No liars. No suits. Absolutely no straight guys…

AJ Fabin’s list of rules keeps him safe. Since getting kicked out of his parents’ home and a vicious attack by a former escorting client, his rules and his life in the tiny town of Evergreen Grove provide a quiet haven. He may be lonely, and he may stick out like a sore thumb, but the folks like him well enough. When he’s not dodging his old pimp, things are peaceful.

Hayden Price is having a quarter-life crisis. Engaged to a woman he can’t connect to and working a job he secretly hates, he comes to Evergreen Grove to help his mother through a health scare. Returning to his childhood home makes Hayden re-evaluate a lot of things, including himself. When he meets AJ and finds he can’t stand the mouthy jerk—almost as much as he can’t stop thinking about him—he has a lot more to change than his career.

To be together, they’ll both have to break all of their rules.




Evergreen Grove Series




About the Author
Elisabeth Staab started hunting mutant hedgehogs back in 1842… Oops, wrong bio… Elisabeth Staab digs coffee, saucy stories, and sexy things that go bump in the night. Once, she ate dinner in a jail and liked it. She lives in the Washington DC area with her incredible family and does her best to juggle life while ignoring the laundry. http://elisabethstaab.com/







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6 comments:

Elisabeth Staab said...

Thank you for sharing Hayden and AJ today!

Sharon Stogner said...

Awwww! AJ is so freaking cute...could just eat him up

Kelli Collins said...

**MELTS!!!**

jodi marinich said...

great post today

erin said...

this looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

MrsMac19 said...

Looks great! :-)