Today, I am super excited to be a part of the official blog tour for Entangled’s wonderful Indulgence anthology, When Honey Got Married.
As part of this visit, we have an exclusive excerpt from the first story, Grace Felt The Heat. Once you’ve had a chance to read the excerpt, check out the very generous giveaway, thanks to the awesome authors, Kimberly Lang, Anna Cleary, Kelly Hunter and Ally Blake.
You can also check out my review of When Honey Got Married here.
So, what is the anthology about?
Four high school friends and a high society bride reunite to celebrate the wedding of the year with the sexy, successful men who steal their hearts and set their skin aflame…
A wedding planner should never mix business and pleasure, but Grace couldn’t resist breaking rule number one for a hot night with her high school crush!
Eve hoped to make one last play for the groom-who-got-away…but instead the down-on-her-romantic-luck actress instead found herself in dark corners with his successful, seductive cousin.
The sister of the bride needed a date of convenience and who better than her hazel-eyed, mysterious co-worker? If only Nina could keep her hands off his perfect body until she learned his true identity…
The groom proposed to her eight years earlier, but it was the steamy kiss that Pippa shared with his brother the night she left town that haunted her memories. Now she’s back and sharing much more than just kisses.
Nothing was going to ruin Honey’s wedding to the man of her dreams. And she has just the wedding surprise for her beloved groom!
And who are the authors who have brought us this anthology?
Kimberly Lang (Grace Felt The Heat)
USA Today bestselling author, Kimberly Lang believes that romance should have both sizzle and sass. A former ballet dancer and English teacher, Kimberly now does yoga and writes the kind
of books she always loved to read. She’s a Southern belle with a trouble-making streak and a great love of strong heroes and even stronger heroines. Visit her website at www.BooksByKimberly.com.
Anna Cleary (Eve Met Her Match)
Anna Cleary is an affectionate Australian who discovered that writing is an even more powerful means of escape than reading. To this end she writes romance novels that are flirty and funny, sometimes weepy or dramatic, always emotional, and often piping hot. Anna enjoys her family and friends, adores music and the arts, has an ongoing love affair with Italy, and is kept under constant surveillance by a thoughtful and deeply sensitive cat.
She loves to hear from readers. Write to her at www.annacleary.com.
Kelly Hunter (Nina Tempted The Lord)
Australian born Kelly Hunter is a USA Today bestselling author, a three-time Romance Writers of America (RITA) finalist and loves writing to the short category romance form. Visit her at
Ally Blake (Pippa Bared All and Honey Lived Happily Ever After)
Australian writer Ally Blake is a redhead, a footy fan, a devotee of the language of Aaron Sorkin; she is addicted to stationery and M&Ms, weak in the face of Italians and firefighters, married to a spectacular and ever-patient man, mum to three beings of pure delight, and a firm believer in love, luck, and fairies. She is also a best-selling author with more than twenty-five fun, flirty
romance novels under her belt with over three million copies of her books sold worldwide. For Ally’s take on life, writing, and other fancy stuff, head to www.allyblake.com.
And now for the excerpt from Grace Felt The Heat!
“You lied to me.”
The words didn’t make any sense, but neither did the fact Beau Vaughn was at her door. Beau Vaughn. Here. Looking absolutely yummy in faded jeans and a plain grey t-shirt that clung to a nicely shaped set of pecs before tapering in at his waist. Weren’t chefs supposed to be chubby from sampling their own food? As those thoughts tumbled over themselves, his words started to unscramble themselves in her mind, but they didn’t seem to mesh with the smirk on his face. How much had she had to drink? “What?” she managed to get out.
“You lied to me. I asked you if I knew you and you said no.” An eyebrow went up, mocking her. “That was a lie, Gracie Lee.”
The “Gracie Lee” seemed to snap the world back into focus, and the shock of seeing Beau on her welcome mat turned to anger at seeing him there. “Why are you here? And how did you know where I lived, anyway?”
“To answer your first question – because you lied to me. In answer to your second, you’re listed in the white pages.”
Damn it. “I did not lie to you. And even if I did, that doesn’t give you the right to stalk me.”
There was that smile, but she refused to be charmed by it. “Coming to visit an old friend hardly counts as stalking. And you did. Lie,” he clarified. “I’m wondering why.”
“We’re not old friends.” She nearly choked on the word and the ridiculousness of the idea. “You asked if you knew me, and the answer is no. You don’t know me. Not now and certainly not then.”
“That’s semantics, Gracie Lee. I-”
Her skin crawled. “It’s just Grace,” she snapped. “Not Gracie Lee.”
An eyebrow went up in question. “And Henson. You on the run from something?”
Just my past. “I started over. New town, new name.” Beau started to say something, but she cut him off. “I answered your questions, now please answer mine. Why are you here?”
“Can I come in first?”
“No!” It was horribly rude, but the answer exploded from her lips without forethought. She just didn’t expect for him to look so shocked and slightly hurt from the word.
He stepped back, confusion written across his face, and tucked his hands into the back pockets of his jeans. “Well, that was… unexpected.”
He’d probably never had a woman turn him away, and that thought sent a little spurt of nasty pleasure through her. It wasn’t exactly the same thing he’d done to her – nowhere near – but she felt slightly avenged nonetheless.
As part of a tour-wide giveaway, the lovely authors who have brought us When Honey Got Married are offering a $40 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner!
Click the link, enter the competition and good luck!
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