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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Excerpt & Giveaway: The 48-Hour Hookup by Sarah Ballance / @indiesagepromo @SarahBallance



Series & Title: Chase Brothers, Book 4: The 48-Hour Hookup
Author: Sarah Ballance
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Release Date: September 12, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Comedy, Romance


Who knew a sweaty photo would be good for business?

Now unwanted booty calls are coming in as fast as work orders, and Liam Chase needs to get away. Cue a job upstate. His new client is hot as hell, but he left NYC to escape attention, not to hook up with the city’s “Runaway Bride”.

With three disastrous relationships under her belt, it’s clear Claire Stevens’s judgment sucks. And what’s she’s feeling for America’s newest sex god? Obviously another hormone-fueled mistake.

But when she accidentally fells a tree on his truck, leaving them stranded in a winter storm with a chocolate-snatching raccoon, there’s something to be said for body heat.

Too bad neither can trust their explosive chemistry…

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Excerpt:
Liam and Claire burst inside the lodge together, snow swirling in their wake.

He shut the door against the wind. “Hell of a storm,” he said.

“Yeah. Some day you’re having.” She immediately regretted the words. How many times was she going to remind him of that stupid tree?

If he shared similar thoughts, he didn’t mention it. Instead, he pushed back the hair that had fallen in her face, shocking her so much with the light contact that she took a step back.

“Sorry,” he said. “I didn’t mean anything. You had a branch…” He tugged, extracting a small bough from her hair.

“Save it for the fire,” she half-joked. Inside, she was experiencing total meltdown. He’d touched her. He’d touched her, and he was spending the night, and she’d had sex dreams about him.

Holy awkward hell.

She realized she’d been staring when he cleared his throat and pulled his phone from his pocket. “I actually have reception, I think. I’m going to try to make a couple phone calls.”

She didn’t object, or even give a solid reply. Just a sort of half nod that had her wishing she’d blink and wake up. So what if he was pretty much the hottest guy she’d ever laid eyes on? He was still the worst idea she’d ever had. The worst idea she was still having. Runaway Bride hooking up with Hot HVAC Guy was not a headline she needed in her life.

And who said anything about hooking up?

This was going to be a long night. A long, cold night spent thinking about appendages and green eyes and really, really bad ideas.

She watched him walk to the far side of the room to stand by the window as he made his call. The last she heard of his soft-spoken words were stuck here and she has a chainsaw.

Great.




Sarah and her husband of what he calls “many long, long years” live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they’re asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. As it turns out, her characters aren’t much better than the kids, but nevertheless, you’ll find her writing sexy contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing until they throw her out.

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