Monday, November 6, 2017

Read an #Excerpt from the O'Connor Family Series by Katie Reus + #Giveaway

36160048Mistletoe Me, Baby 
(O'Connor Family #4)
by Katie Reus 
Published November 1st 2017 by KR Press, LLC
ISBN 1635560241
She needs a fake fiancé…

With the holidays fast approaching, Miranda Flores makes up a fake fiancé so her well-meaning family will get off her back. She just never expected them to suddenly show up on her doorstep a couple weeks before Christmas, wanting to spend the holidays with her. So she turns to Nolan O’Connor, her sexy best friend, and asks him for the favor of a lifetime: she needs him to act the part of her fiancé until her parents leave town.

He wants forever…

Pretending to be engaged to the woman he’s already fallen for? No problem. Nolan agrees to Miranda’s fake engagement scheme because as far as he’s concerned, she’s the one. But he plays his role too well, because soon the entire town thinks they’re engaged and things get more complicated—especially since he can’t pretend with her anymore. Then tragedy strikes and Miranda tries to shut him out, but Nolan won’t let her. He’ll do whatever it takes to convince her that he wants to make her his forever. 

Mistletoe Me, Baby
Copyright © 2017 Katie Reus

“What does that mean?”
He just shrugged and seriously, a shrug should not be sexy. But apparently, everything he did was. The simple way he walked and moved was delicious. “When it was washing did it make any sounds?”
“A loud, banging sound. When I came in to check on it, water was everywhere.” And she had no idea if it was truly broken or if this was one of those easy fixes Nolan could take care of. Neither of her parents had been handy. If something had needed to be fixed, they’d called someone. But Nolan seemed able to pretty much fix anything. The first time she’d told him she had someone coming over to fix her dishwasher, he’d been mortally offended she hadn’t asked him. From then on, she’d started calling him for help—until recently when she’d started to feel as if she was taking advantage.
“I think I know what it is. It might be off balance. Shouldn’t take too long to fix. You have any beer?”
“Yep, your favorite kind.” She stocked them solely for the times he came by. Leaving him to it, she went to the kitchen and grabbed him one. When she returned to her laundry room she found him bent over the front of the machine. 
His plain T-shirt had pulled up, revealing a few inches of his back. His back, for the love of God. That little flash of skin shouldn’t have any effect on her, but she found herself looking even lower, tracing the lines of his sculpted, unfortunately covered, ass.
She’d never been like this before moving to Holly—and meeting Nolan. It wasn’t as if she’d been sexless, but when she was around him it was like her hormones went into overdrive.
“So how was the date?” he asked, still bent over, his question a little muffled.
It took a moment for the actual question to register. “What date?”
“I thought you had one tonight.”
Why the heck would he think that? Small towns were so weird sometimes. It was something she was still getting used to since moving here from Florida. “Nope. But I did help Ethan Thaxter pick out some jewelry for Mary Pierce.” She and Mary had become instant friends when Miranda had moved to town. “Oh, you can’t tell anyone either.”
Nolan straightened and turned to look at her, his expression almost… relieved. “Thaxter and Mary are together?”
“Yeah. How do you not know that? That man is over the moon for her.” It was so obvious when the two of them were together—and had been even before they’d started dating.
“Huh.” He turned back around and started fiddling with… well, whatever. 
She had no clue but from past experience, she had no doubt that Nolan knew what he was doing. “You seriously can’t tell anyone about the jewelry.” 
“Well, if he bought jewelry in town, someone’s going to tell her. Was it an engagement ring?”
“Oh, yeah. And I’m pretty sure she’ll say yes. But he drove us to the next town over,” she said, laughing. Something she never would have even thought about doing. “So I think his secret will be safe.”
“Good for them.”

O'Connor Family Series

About Katie Reus:
Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it.

However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her book Avenger’s Heat recently won the Georgia RWA Maggie Award for Excellence in the fantasy/paranormal category.

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  1. I love fake fiance stories. Mistletoe Me, Baby sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.

  2. looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Miranda and Nolan sound like wonderful characters.

  4. I think I want to read this series!

  5. Oh I have to say that I love the fake fiancé books when they fall in the end!!! I cannot wait to read and hope for a happy ending for them!

  6. I loved the post. Thank youy for sharing it. I will be reading this for sure.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  7. Really good excerpt; nice twist to the story-line and reads like it could turn into a warm yet sexy read.


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