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Friday, August 2, 2013

ONE GOOD FRIEND DESERVES ANOTHER by Lisa Verge Higgins


45 SHADES OF SEXY BLOG TOUR
August 1 – September 15
 
   
 
 
Outside their tent, lightning flashed.  As it faded, a blue evanescence lined his face. His hand engulfed her jaw. He tilted her face up, forcing her to look him directly in the eye.

"I know you're taken," he said. "I know I should leave you alone."

"No, no, it's me who should go—"

"I've got nothing to offer you. I'm a single father with an autistic son. My life is chaos."

"Gabriel...."

She felt something then, rising up from some deep place inside her, primitive and undeniable, summoned by Gabriel from a place where the real Wendy existed—not the one urged since youth to fall into line with the expectations of the world—but the wilder one who yearned for unattainable things: the chaotic jubilation of Dhara's gregarious family; a small measure of Marta's earthy lustiness and single-minded ambition; Kelly's fearless determination to put her heart in immediate and terrible danger.

And now, most especially, this honorable, hard-working, beautiful man.

"Tell me good-bye." Gabriel shifted his body to weave a thigh between hers. "You can go back to your world. And I'll miss the hell out of you in mine."
 
 
© 2013 ONE GOOD FRIEND DESERVES ANOTHER by Lisa Verge Higgins
 
 
 
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   Lisa Verge Higgins is the bestselling author of fifteen novels that have been published worldwide and translated into as many languages—quite a switch for this former PhD candidate in chemistry. Currently writing women’s fiction for Hachette, Lisa’s books have finalled for a RITA, won the Golden Leaf Award, and twice she has cracked Barnes & Noble’s General Fiction Forum’s top twenty books of the year. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three daughters.

 

7 comments:

  1. Sigh... I will be looking for this one. Now I'm intrigued.

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  2. Nothing sexier then a honorable man willing to sacrifice his own needs *sigh*

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  3. Oh, no, no, no! Don't tell Gabriel goodbye!
    Some Dark Romantic

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  4. I love the image of a woman breaking out of her correct shell and reaching for something wild and unattainable... Great!

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  5. More questions than answers in this scene, but I guess that was the point! I'm hooked.

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  6. I'm hooked too. I have to read more.

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  7. Wow Lise, how did I miss this! Wonderful excerpt. I must read more!

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