Monday, June 30, 2014

FAKE IT by Jennifer Chance (Rule Breakers Series) @Loveswept #Excerpt #Giveaway #Review

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As her sizzling new series continues, Jennifer Chance sparks some serious combustion between a sexy biker and a corporate go-getter who’s ready to let her hair down. 

New grad Anna Richardson works hard—so hard that she’s given up having a romantic life. Anna has even convinced her friends that she’s dating an amazing guy—who they’ve simply never met. But now Anna has a wedding to attend and needs to produce the hottie she’s been lying about for the past six months. Enter Jake Flynn, her infuriating, motorcycle-riding, jaw-droppingly gorgeous neighbor, who’s more than willing to fake it for a weekend. In fact, Jake won’t be satisfied until things get real.

Though Jake is only playing the role of adoring boyfriend, he’s starting to feel the heat, and judging by Anna’s sweet blush, so is she. Letting chemistry this intense go to waste would be a real shame. Soon, though, the thin line between fantasy and reality fades. Jake may not be what every buttoned-up fast-tracker wants, but he’s sure as hell what Anna needs. And if she takes a ride with him, their adventure never has to end.

Also in the Rule Breakers series: ROCK IT by Jennifer Chance!

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Um...Get on a Motorcycle behind the ever sexy Jake Flynn...YES PLEASE!!  Anna, girl, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING...who gives a hoot about work when you have a man like Jake wanting to ravage you and take you on an adventure.

Jennifer Chance shares a heartwarming tale about finding the middle ground between living and "LIVING" and Jake Flynn was the guy who showed Anna how to LIVE!!  Just that bathroom scene alone...ok...and maybe while she was on a call...almost hung up on Todd, the douche...oops...Jake you sneaky devil!

Sexy, Sweet and Just Plain Old Fun...FAKE IT rocked!!

And awesome enough, I get to share an excerpt from one of my favorite scenes in the book.

“Okay, then.” Anna’s fantasy was already taking place in her head as she closed her eyes even more tightly, focusing hard. She could almost smell the guy’s heady, masculine scent drifting around her—not cologne, not aftershave, just the pure, perfect scent of manly guy bathed in heat and spice and sunshine. And she would look over at him, smile seductively, and purr the perfect line.

“C’mon,” she murmured, trying it out. “A weekend at the beach, all the sun and surf you can handle, it’s yours for the taking. And so am I.” She sighed a little, liking the sound of the words as they rolled off her tongue. “Wanna run away for the weekend?”

“Well, hell. Why don’t we make it a year?”

Anna jolted upright, nearly falling off the bar stool. She caught herself the moment before she crashed into the man—the grinning, square-jawed, leather-jacketed, hunk of man—who had most assuredly not been there thirty seconds ago. A man she sort of knew, dammit, and who Erin had to have seen heading her way.

“Oh!” She did an excellent job of looking at the guy without actually looking at him, which was the only reason she could string whole words together. “Um, hi there. I’m so sorry—I didn’t hear you come up.”

“Which appears to be in my favor. I’m Jake, by the way. Jake Flynn. I live down the street from you, I think.”

“I know. I mean, I’ve seen you. In your garage, I mean.” Now, even as she babbled, Anna couldn’t stop staring at Jake’s mouth. She felt her stomach flip the way it always did when she caught sight of any part of the guy’s uncovered anatomy, even the innocuous bits. Steeling herself, she looked up, immediately transfixed by deep-brown eyes that studied her from under a shock of black hair. Pull it together, she ordered herself. This man rode motorcycles, for heaven’s sake, and was probably engaged in illegal activities, going by the action at the brownstone at the end of their lane that he’d apparently commandeered.

But now this motorcycle-criminal, sex-god hottie was looking at her with definite interest, and ... all she could do was stare?

“Well, then we’re practically best friends, it seems. And you are?” Anna’s heart skipped as Jake’s smile etched intriguing creases into skin already weathered from years of wind and sun. “If we’re going to run off to the beach together, I think I should know your name.”

“Anna Richardson.” Anna fought and lost the battle against blushing. “And I’m so sorry about that, again. I was just—practicing. I guess.”

“Glad to meet you, Anna Richardson,” Jake said, his words so smooth that she felt like every inch of her skin had been caressed, standing the fine hairs on end. With a creak of leather, Jake angled his athletic body toward her. He was now within arm’s reach, a smile again teasing the edges of his lips until they pulled taut and held, full and suggestive. “Practicing for what?”

Anna blinked, her mind slewing a little sideways. Jake’s hair was tousled, his eyes heavy and warm, his smile easy. Tiny laugh lines radiated from the outer corners of his eyes, pale streaks in the bronzed skin. He was ... amazing.

He was also waiting for an answer, Anna realized. Which meant she needed to drag herself back to reality, now.

“You wouldn’t understand.” She shook her head again, so assertively that her neck throbbed in protest. “And it’s kind of hard to explain. I need to ask someone out on a date. I mean, it’s a wedding. And I’m in it.”

Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio.


jodi marinich said...

where do your ideas for storylines come from?

Jennifer Chance said...

Lisa, thank you so much for hosting me--and for reading FAKE IT! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Jodi, well, ROCK IT came from the Rock of Love bus tour (remember that?) I thought it would be great to set a story on a tour that was uploaded to YouTube every night, except I wanted it to be fun and sexy, not skeevy. :)

FAKE IT came from a wedding I attended as a bridesmaid … in Charleston … with a guy that… well, let's just say, I borrowed heavily from real life for that book! Except my date was not a biker. Not that that wouldn't have been AMAZING though!

WANT IT, which comes next in the series (November) came from some conversation with some really alpha guys. I think you'll see the difference in my hero--who's an Army ranger home on leave. Zander James can be a little obnoxious, but, well . . . I hope you like him anyway! :)

and as for RISK IT . . . that's still under wraps! :)

Thanks so much for posting! Sorry for the epic response. ;)

Quilt Lady said...

Great giveaway! I love the cover of your book and it sounds really good. Entering under the name of Virginia