Love On The Rocks Cover (5)

Arbor University is now 2 years old!

Okay; so technically Love On The Rocks turned two last week, but I had other things on my mind. To make up for it celebrate, I’m giving away some books! And since you seem to like Kenzie’s books better than my Arbor U series (hey, I see the sales reports, you know!), you can even win one of those. Are you ready? I’ve posted Elicia’s birthday celebration with Brent, then asked a question for you to answer. Don’t worry if you haven’t read it; it’s an easy quiz.

Sleeping with him at the fraternity house was one thing; renting a motel room seemed exciting and forbidden. Why didn’t I buy a teddy or something sexy over Break? Now I wish I’d talked to Steph; she’s got one of those lacy things.

She dropped the backpack on the double bed then moved to the window.

“It’s just the back parking lot.” She heard Brent clear his throat. “I checked it out earlier.”

Elicia turned as she removed her coat and gloves. “I wasn’t expecting this. Now I wish I’d brought my swim suit, so we could sit in the hot tub.”

“Oh, but for what I’ve got planned, there won’t be any time.” Brent took her coat from her and draped it over the nearest chair. He gathered her in his arms and kissed her. “I’ve missed you so much, baby.” His tongue traced her ear as his teeth nipped around her earring. His hands traveled down to her buttocks and squeezed through the denim jeans. “God, you feel good.”

“Oh, Brent…” Elicia closed her eyes and gave herself to him, savoring the smell of his cologne and the pressure of his hands as they crept inside her sweater. She maneuvered her hands inside his jacket and began to unfasten the buttons on his shirt.

Brent shrugged out of both jacket and shirt then pulled her sweater over her head, along with the polo shirt she wore and buried his face in her cleavage.

“I wondered what you did with the pin.” He spread kisses on both breasts while unhooking her bra and pushing the straps down her arms. “Keeping it close to your heart?”

“Always.” She tried to get his belt buckle unfastened. “How do you undo this damn thing?”

Brent’s eyes grew dark with desire as he unfastened his belt and jeans, slid them off, and helped Elicia out of hers.

“I already kicked off my shoes.” She ran her fingers up his chest, loving the texture of his furry chest.

He threw back his head. “You would remember that.” He bent down and scooped her up, carrying her to the bed.

In the morning, Brent refastens his fraternity pin on Elicia, while asking her a question. What was that question? Hint: Planning ahead.

Comment to answer, and I’ll award a winner tomorrow with a book of your choice from my website. But here’s the catch: If you choose from Kenzie’s back list, you have to get one of Arbor U’s as well. Have fun and Happy Birthday to Elicia, Amy, Keri, and Gretchen!

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Monday Catch Up

Currently Reading: Loved, loved, LOVED both Motor City Fae and MC Witch:) Somebody slap me the next time I don’t immediately pick up a Cindy Spencer Pape book….when will I learn? I read MC Wolf last year or so, and enjoyed it, so decided to buy the 1st two. WOW! I can’t say enough good things about this series. I’m going to find MC Wolf and reread it, then hunting up the final book for next month. Then I’ll move on to The Price of Freedom by Jenny Scwartz.

First of all, it’s my sister’s birthday….
Happy Birthday Wendy!!!! I love and miss you!

Yes, it’s Monday again. Spent most of the weekend curled up with the Kindle and napping, since it rained. Woke up yesterday in time to fix dinner, then watched 60 Minutes (my hubby is one of the many who is honestly qualified for disability; he can’t see! Two doctors confirmed he wouldn’t pass any eye tests!), Amazing Race (see rant below), and Good Wife.

Amazing Race: Why does competition bring out the worst in people? OMG Marie…do us all a favor and SHUT UP. I heard one team call you ‘Pinky and the Brain’. Wonder if it will stick for the rest of the show?

Team Bingo: Never, ever think you have an ‘edge’ on someone w/o double and triple-checking. Thankfully, your bus arrived only a half hour behind the others, but you obviously didn’t read the clue thoroughly. Next time a native tells you you have the wrong info, listen to him? I figured you’d get docked; thankfully they guys at the check-in told you you had the wrong cart! This is why you were eliminated. Too many mistakes on the same leg.

Team B-Ball Wives: Give up on Marie giving you the other Express Pass. She’s too selfish and it would serve her right to get be eliminated with both of them still in her possession.

Team Hippie-Dudes: Congrats for a great leg! Glad you kept your heads in this one:)

Karaoke Update:
Edge of 17: Did well, only flubbed up in one place. Then another girl sang it an hour later, but everyone at my table said mine was just as good:)

Escape: I knew, going into this one, it would be a one-shot-wonder. Waaay too low, but I’ve always loved this song, and people sang along on the chorus:)

Everlasting Love: I obviously hadn’t practiced the Gloria Estefan version; I screwed up the ending. Wonder if Mark has the Rex Smith version I could sing in my sleep?

Come Sail Away: Friend J-Boo requested this, since she’s moving out of town this week. Rocked the bar with this one! Everyone sang along:) So went out on a high note!

HDH #23

As always, for more Hump Day Hook fun, go here:)

Last week, I gave you Kayla’s POV in the new wip; today, here’s Hunter’s. Enjoy!

Could he do this? Was his career so important to him, to take another woman into his bed with whom he felt nothing more than physical pleasure? There had been no emotional connection in any of the three times they’d been together today. He respected her business finesse, the way she looked on his arm, the way she sought her pleasure with abandon. Did he want to do this, strictly for the promotion and success he craved? Was being a Vice-President so important? Or was he happy in his current position?

Hunter wrapped the condom in toilet paper and flushed it, then splashed cold water on his face. You’re thirty-six years old and still kow-towing to the Old Man’s line about work equaling success. I’m not going to turn out like him, staying with Mom out of obligation while having fun on the side. I’m not like that! Why can’t I have happiness with the girl I love?

Because you fell for an artist who cares more about creating beautiful things instead of working her way up the corporate ladder.

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Did you check out yesterday’s reading schedule for the month? If you wonder how I find the time to read, I try to read a chapter in the afternoon, and another before bedtime. And since the daughter and I are sharing my Kindle (someone said 84 days til Christmas?), I’m doing the majority of my reading on the Kindle app on my computer.

Come back tomorrow for the first critique post of The Third Book In The Series Which Shall Not Be Named (TTBITSWSNBN).