Hello!! I am so happy to be part of the My Not So Super Sweet Life Tour!! I love this series and the author is fabulous!! I have a great excerpt on my stop and the tour wide giveaway!! To see the full tour schedule, click on the banner above to be taken to the Rockstar Book Tours page. First, if you haven't heard of the book, I will give you the details below.
- Publisher: Entangled Teen
- Publish Date: 4/21/14
Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish: she’s got an amazing boyfriend, Lucas; her fabulous cousin, Alessandra, living with her; and her dad planning his second marriage to a great future stepmom. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy.
Lucas Capelli knows his fate is to be with Cat, and he’s worked hard to win her over once and for all. Unfortunately, Lucas has his own issues to deal with, including a scandal that could take him away from the first place he’s truly belonged.
As secrets are revealed, rumors explode, and the world watches, Cat and Lucas discover it’s not fate they have to fight if they want to stay together…this time, it’s their own insecurities.
Well, and the stalkerazzi.
As I watch Austin and Less walk out the door, in that solid zone that I want for Cat and me, I remember another thing about tomorrow. Something I almost forgot in the drama of today, and something much better than a meal with her deranged mother. With that in mind, it looks like I better head out, too.
Sliding her hair to one side, I say, “I should go.” I lower my lips to her exposed shoulder and breathe in the sweet scent of her skin.
Cat leans into my touch, tugging on my arms until they’re wrapped around her tiny waist. She folds her arms around them, hugging me close, and lets her head fall back against my chest. Inhaling deeply, she says, “No, you shouldn’t.”
I chuckle as she relaxes her hold, only to drag her fingernails across the skin of my forearms. The feel of her touch sends fire coursing through my body.
“You should stay here with me,” she continues, drawing lazy patterns over my flesh. Tension coils at the base of my spine. The contrast of her light, sun-kissed skin against my darker tones, the gentle rake of her fingernails, makes my stomach knot. I have to taste her.
Placing my hand under Cat’s chin, I tilt her head back and brush my lips over hers. But a brush isn’t enough. This girl turns me inside out, and I should’ve known I’d need more. I’ll always need more. It’s not just a physical thing. The scent of her hair, the feel of her lips, the truth that she’s mine…it rushes to my head. I don’t care that the door is open. I forget that I need to leave. My hands are in her hair, her hands are clutching my thighs, and the whimper in her throat belongs to me.
When her full lips part and the tiniest flick of her tongue touches mine, any shred of control I had snaps.
Grabbing her hips, I spin her around until she’s facing me, only breaking the kiss to position her how I want. Before I take her mouth again, Cat’s heated gaze meets mine, and she smiles. Another piece of my heart is hers.
A sound down the hall minutes later breaks through my mental fog. I don’t want to stop. My hands are on Cat’s face and up the back of her shirt, and she’s just so damn soft. But we need to. I have plans to make, and if her dad finds us like this, tomorrow is not going to go the way I want.
Groaning, I drop my head to her shoulder. “I really do have to go,” I say again.
Knowing it and doing it are two different things, though. I can’t stop touching her. Sliding my hand across the smooth skin of her back, I make a mental list of things to do before tomorrow night, trying to get my blood back up to my head. When I remember my first stop—the living room to talk with Cat’s dad—I find that dose of cold water I need.
“But hey,” I say, sliding my nose over her rose-scented skin, “do me a favor, okay? No stressing tonight. If you get upset or worried, call me. We can talk all night, or I’ll come back over. But try to get some sleep. You’ve got a big day tomorrow.”
I press my lips to her throat because I can’t help it. Cat wiggles in my lap, so I force myself to stop. She grumbles. “I know,” she says with a sigh. “Lunch with the family.”
Grinning, I lift my head. “Nope. Not just lunch. Now that the wedding is postponed, I get you for the rest of the night. And I’ve got plans. Big plans.”
“Plans?” Cat’s slightly swollen lips pucker, and all I can think about is tasting them again. But then they lift into a gorgeous smile and form the words, “Valentine’s Day.”
“Valentine’s Day,” I confirm, unable to stop myself from leaning in and stealing one more kiss. Her hands fist my shirt, and I smile against her lips. “And, Miss Crawford, you best prepare yourself, because you’re gonna swoon your ass off.”
I love this excerpt!! And by the way, the Valentines Day date is even better!!
As a teen, Rachel Harris threw raging parties that shook her parents’ walls and created embarrassing fodder for future YA novels. As an adult, she reads and writes obsessively, rehashes said embarrassing fodder, and dreams up characters who become her own grown up version of imaginary friends.
She grew up in New Orleans, watching soap operas with her grandmother and staying up late sneak reading her mam's favorite romance novels. Now a Cajun cowgirl living in Houston, she still stays up too late reading her favorite romances, only now, she can do so openly. She firmly believes life's problems can be solved with a hot, powdered-sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.
She homeschools her two beautiful girls and loves watching reality television with her amazing husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult Fun, Flirty Escapes, and LOVES talking with readers!
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1 a handmade sterling silver necklace that retailed over $130. It is an eight petal rose and a replica of the one Lucas gives Cat for Valentine's Day in the book. And 1 rare, signed paperback. US Only.