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Welcome friends old and new. I’m glad you came. Today, I’m sharing from my debut, TAKING CHANCES.
Taking Chances is the first in a series of books I’m calling The Love Projects. Taking Chances is the story of Lydia and Jake. The blurb and cover are below. In Previous Weeks: Jake and Lydia entered the room where they’ll be working together and both have been fighting their desire. LAST WEEK: Jake returned to the conference room after taking a cold shower to find Lydia licking her fingers. THIS WEEK: I’ve skipped a few paragraphs of conversation. Jake’s been distracted by a smudge of barbecue sauce on the corner of Lydia’s mouth.
Before he could stop himself, he sat beside her, and his inquisitive finger reached out and rubbed the corner of her mouth. His finger hovered between them, an inch from her mouth. She licked her lips, and seconds ticked by. Nothing in the room captured his attention but her devilish mouth. Her tongue reached out and licked his finger. It took forever for his hand to return to his side. The air between them had become thick with heat. He couldn’t tear his sight from her beautiful eyes.
Wow, Lydia’s taking it up a notch with her wicked tongue. <~ You can <tweet that> Quiet Lydia seems to be coming out of her shell. I sure hope she doesn’t regret that decision. Will Jake encourage her or will these two get back to work?
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5 Star Review: “Taking Chances, is a must read for anyone who wants a great story, well written, smoking hot smexy scenes and an oh so hot hero.”
5 Star Review: ”Taking Chances is SJ Maylee’s debut novel and she does an excellent job of creating interesting characters searching for connection while providing enough kink and spice to heat things up.”
5 Star Review: “it’s well written, there’s no slw moments and it’s packed full of hot sexual tension”
Lydia’s father walked away from her when she was eight. She’s struggled to not let him affect her, but fears she wasn’t loveable enough to make him stay. Jake wants to love one woman, but after scaring the last woman he met outside of the club, he doubts he has the right. She protects her heart by sticking with her fantasies, and he lives by a set of rules that excludes women who choose a vanilla lifestyle.
The two will be kept in a conference room working together until their special project is complete. If Lydia and Jake hold tight to their bland lives, they’ll always yearn for love that is out of reach. But together they can find common ground, passion, and a reason to take chances. Once they discover the grand possibilities of the love they desire, they find themselves in the very place they tried never to be again, facing unguaranteed love.
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Ooh, nice heat in only 8 sentences. Well done!
Thank you!! 🙂
They seem to be having a very interesting meal. Sweet moment.
Yes, definitely interesting. My working lunches were never like this, lol. Thanks, Linda. 🙂
I never thought barbecue sauce was especially sexy until now.
Lol, Elaine. I used to simply think it a yummy and messy meal. Now, I have a totally different thought. 😉
Sexy, love the slow, playful exploration!
Yes! Thank you, Gemma.
Very sexy! Congrats on those great reviews!
Thank you, Lisa. 🙂
God, you do such a great job with words that make the scene electrified. I could feel the sparks fly. Excellent 8!
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Wow, thank you. 🙂
Hmmm… Are they going to be able to get back to work now that the stakes have been upped?
To my dismay, yes, they are actually going to try, but not yet. 🙂
Mmm, sexy. 😀
Thank you, Misa. 🙂
Very sexy snippet. I can feel the heat in that conference room. Great job!
Yeah! Thank you, A.S. 🙂
A lot of heat between them. Funny…I never had as much excitement as she does at my corporate job.
My neither, Cara. We totally missed out, lol.
Oh my, loved the moment of hesitation when none of us knew if she was going to lick that enticing finger or not LOL. Excellent excerpt!
I don’t think Lydia had any idea either, lol. Thanks, Veronica.
very tantalizing, you definitely know how to build a scene, great job.
Sweet! Thank you, Jacy. 🙂
great 8. I love how you drag the moment out and make the most of a simple touch.
Thank you, Michelle! 🙂
Well, now! 😀
I agree with everyone else—that pause, when everyone is holding their breath, including the reader, is amazing.
That’s not going to help his self-control. But now that she’s flirting, maybe he’ll get over his reservations and make a move. 😉 Love the feeling of breathless anticipation this snippet evokes!
I’m thinking this is nice and hot and sexy and down-right naughty. Well done. 🙂
Ooh, very hot, SJ, and I’ve a feeling it’s going to get hotter!
Tantalizing! Nice eight!!
Simmering, on the verge of smoking hot. Nice job of painting the scene, S.J. 🙂
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