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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Read an #Excerpt of American Asshole by Tara Sue Me + #Giveaway




41447730American Asshole
(Bachelor International #1)
by Tara Sue Me
ebook, 238 pages
Published September 17th 2018 by After Six Publishing
Original TitleBachelor by Default: Made in America
He’s a self proclaimed bastard with a double helping of lying asshole.

Mia Matthews never thought much of big shot matchmaker Tenor Butler, but when she finds out he loaned her late business partner a quarter of a million dollars and no one told her, there aren’t enough four letter words to describe him. She’d like nothing more than to pretend Tenor doesn’t exist, but she owes him all that money, not to mention he’s hot as hell.

Tenor doesn’t see why it’s his fault Mia didn’t know about the loan. In fact, he thinks he’s being very magnanimous when he offers to forgive the loan if Mia closes her own matchmaking business and works for him for five years.  But as he gets closer to Mia, he realizes two things: 1) he doesn’t want her as an employee and 2) she hates his guts.

When an old flame threatens them both, Mia and Tenor find themselves working together and are unable to ignore their mutual attraction. But it might be too late for these two romance experts to create their own love story.


EXCERPT:

“I have to be honest, Mia. As much as I’m attracted to you, you and I can never happen.”

I wasn’t sure why I just lied to her. I probably didn’t sound very convincing, because Mia froze for a brief second before she continued eating. She took her time chewing and swallowing her bite of pancake. 
“Okay.”
That was all she said. Okay. My proclamation didn’t seem to bother her a bit. I was shocked. I thought she’d push back or argue with me. Anything. But the calm, cool, and collected way she continued to eat her breakfast told me one of two things:
Either she wasn’t attracted to me at all, which implied I’d read her all wrong or…
She thought I was completely filled with horse shit. 
I was more inclined to go with the second option. I was, after all, a matchmaker and there was no way possible I could have been that wrong about the signals she was throwing my way the night before. 
And if option two was correct, she didn't believe a word I'd just said. Not that I did either. 
I cleared my throat.  “Can we at least pretend that I meant what I said?”
She gave me a sultry grin. “You're the boss.” 
That shouldn't have made me hard. It really shouldn't have. But damn…
“Did you sleep okay last night?” I asked. Maybe a change of subject would help.  
Help what? I didn't know. 
“I did. And if I didn't say it before, thank you for everything you did.”
“No need to thank me, Mia.” 
I wasn’t sure she would thank me if she knew how much I’d enjoyed holding her during the night or how I’d spent a lot of the night battling my erection. 
We fell into silence as we finished eating our breakfast. We would start meetings soon and we had plans to continue business through lunch.  But tonight I had plans. 
Plans that didn't involve Benjamin. Meetings. Or anything remotely similar to behavior my lawyer would approve of.  
Which made me wonder why I even spoke that lie about us never happening.  Maybe I should have worded it differently. Much differently. 




About AUTHOR:

Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she picked up her pen to write the second.

After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well.

Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat. http://tarasueme.com/ 




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