Monday, May 12, 2014

Four Weddings and a Break Up

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One fake relationship . . . 

 Ginny Michaels has always been a good girl and—ever since surviving a school shooting a little over a year ago—hailed a hero. Except she doesn’t feel like a hero. She can’t even have a one-night stand with sexy Wes Dalton properly. When her big city fling resurfaces in her hometown with an intriguing proposition, she’s powerless to resist. A fake relationship is exactly what’s needed to keep her small town’s matchmakers at bay during the upcoming wedding season. If only her attraction to Wes were as easy to ignore. 

 Too many real kisses . . . 

 Wes Dalton doesn’t have many regrets, and that includes his night with Ginny. But he’s always hoped to strengthen his relationship with his estranged family. When his father’s health takes a bad turn, Wes puts his life on hold and moves to the meddling seaside town of Cape Hope. With his barriers in place—and a beautiful woman to help him hold them up—he’s prepared for anything. Or so he thinks. Despite his determination to leave as soon as the summer is over, those fake kisses are starting to feel an awful lot like the real thing. 


I enjoyed this book from start to finish. It starts out with a bang but then gets into the nitty gritty of Ginny and Wes. You see the relationship blooming between them and root for them to open up and accept it. Both want it, both need it but yet neither really thinks they deserve it. Ginny's past makes her feel nothing but guilt and Wes's distance from his family makes him fear that he just isn't relationship material in any way, shape or form. The 2 of them decide to use their past hook up and chance reunion as a last resort to making it through their summer without being pimped out by the town matchmakers at every turn. Little do they realize that both are harboring embers for the other that will strike up a fire all on its own and try as they might, they won't be able to put it out.  Check out the following excerpt and then check into the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this blog for your chance to win a free copy!


The door creaked open. A young, dark-haired woman came out into the darkness. She held a tray with a beer on top of it. It wasn’t until she stepped into the dim light that he could make out her features. 

She had the type of curves that separated the women from the girls. 

Generous breasts that made his mouth water and lush hips he could hold onto. Shapely legs under a flared-out blue skirt and soft arms. An oval-shaped face with a pouty, pink mouth that begged for kissing, and deep brown eyes framed by sooty lashes. Glossy, rich brown hair tumbled over her shoulders, the ends dancing along the top of her breasts in a v-neck, white cotton t-shirt. 

She was beautiful, sexy, and he was interested. Very interested. 

Even though his whole body tightened in anticipation, he kept his stance and tone relaxed. “That for me?” 

“The beer?” She glanced down at the tray and let out a nervous laugh that did something to his insides. 

He found himself stepping closer, trying to understand this sudden need drumming in his veins. He’d never felt this pull before . . . there was something about her that made him want to know more. Like how she smelled, how she tasted, and how she would look naked in his arms. Well, he knew the answer to that last one. 

She would look damn good naked in his arms. 

“Yeah. It’s for—” Words died on her lips as she glanced up at him, her eyes widening as she realized he was inches away, their bodies facing each other as if they were about to dance. Not any of that slow waltzing thing but a dirty bump and grind where she’d rub herself against him. He’d been wrong. He thought her eyes were brown. Brown was too commonplace. Rich like melted dark chocolate. She gave brown-eyed girl a whole new meaning. 

As their gazes held and lingered, those brown eyes darkened with desire. A faint blush stole her cheeks, and she licked her pouty lips. The air grew thick with want, the tension crackling. Then she ducked her head, her blush deepening. 

  Author Biography

 photo ElyssaPatrick.jpgElyssa Patrick is a former high school English teacher who left the classroom to write contemporary romances and New Adult. She is currently hard at work on her next novel. 

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I was provided with an ARC from the Author & Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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