Giveaway & Excerpt: SLOW NO WAKE – Dakota Madison
After finding her sister in bed with her fiancé, 25-year old Lexie Wilkins decides to relocate to southwest Florida to start a new life and escape relationships all together. What she doesn’t expect to find are two attractive kite surfers, who both want her.
So much for Lexie’s vow for her fresh start in Florida: a no wake zone. Having two guys in her life is sure to make waves.
Eddie is the captivating bad boy, who lives next door. Daniel is Lexie’s sweet and ruggedly handsome co-worker. The differences between the two men are just as extreme as their sport…
Who will she choose?
An excerpt from SLOW NO WAKE:
I could feel myself starting to fall asleep in my book when there was a knock on the door. I looked at my watch. It was nearly nine o’clock.
The knocking continued until I opened the door and Eddie waltzed in.
“Hey, neighbor,” he said. “Sorry, I’m late.”
“It’s nine at night,” I moaned. “What are you doing here?”
He flopped on the couch. “Just wanted to see what you were up to.”
“I’m getting ready to go to bed,” I said and immediately regretted it.
Eddie raised an eyebrow. “Is that an invitation? I didn’t think you were that easy.”
I put my hands on my hips. “That was not an invitation.”
“Too bad. As much as I dig that sexy little tee shirt you’ve got on, I’d love to see it off.”
I could feel my face turning red and the heat spreading throughout my body. How could a man simultaneously disgust and excite me?
“If you sit down and talk to me for five minutes, I promise I’ll leave.”
“Fine,” I said as I sat down on the other side of the couch. I stared at Eddie and waited for him to speak.
“So, do you know much about kite surfing?” he asked.
I shook my head.
“Do you want to see how it’s done?”
“Not particularly,” I said.
I caught a glimmer of something in Eddie’s eyes. A challenge, perhaps?
“How about a walk on the beach then?”
“It’s awfully dark out,” I quipped.
He grinned. “I meant this weekend. Maybe Saturday at dusk. We can watch the sunset. It’s romantic.” He emphasized the word romantic as if he was making fun of it.
“I already have plans for Saturday,” I said matter-of-factly.
Eddie’s cool demeanor slipped for an instant but was back just as quickly. “You work fast,” he said. “You’ve haven’t even lived here a week yet. I thought it would take at least few weeks for all the sharks to come out of the water.”
“I certainly wouldn’t call my date a shark,” I said.
Eddie rolled his eyes. “All guys are sharks. Some are just better at hiding it.”
“Whatever. You don’t even know the guy.”
“But I am a guy and I know how guys are.”
I glared at Eddie. “No, you know how you are. Not all guys are like you.”
Eddie shrugged. “Believe what you want. At least I’m honest about what I want.”
“And what is that exactly?” I challenged.
Eddie slid over to me so our bodies were almost touching. He looked at me with such desire I could barely breathe. “You and I both know what I want, and I think you want it, too.”
I nearly leapt from the couch to stop myself from doing something really stupid. All it would have taken was for me to move one inch toward Eddie and we would have been making out on my couch and probably in my bed shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, when I jumped from the couch, my knees were weak and I nearly fell over. When I righted myself, I turned to Eddie and glared at him. “You have no idea what I want.”
Eddie got up from the couch and stood right next to me. He got close enough to whisper in my ear. Feeling his breath on my neck sent a wave of shivers down my body that were so intense, I nearly collapsed. The sexual tension between the two of us filled the small room.
“You think you know me, Alexandria,” he said softly in my ear. “But you don’t. One of the things you don’t know about me is that I love playing games. I thrive on it. It’s an aphrodisiac. And this game you’re playing with me is the ultimate turn on.”
And with that, he strolled out the door.
Shit. I didn’t know what to do. Part of me wanted to roll right into bed with Eddie. It would be so easy. The sex would probably be mind-blowing. And the aftermath would most likely be messy. Especially when I had to live next door to the guy for at least a year, which was the duration of my lease.
Then there was Daniel. He was definitely the type of guy who wanted a relationship. But was I ready for that? Was I ready to fall in love again?
I moved to Florida to get away from the complexities and drama of a romantic relationship gone terribly wrong. Yet, here I was in Florida not even a week, and I found myself in the midst of not one but two possible romantic entanglements. What was wrong with me?
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Dakota Madison has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she’s not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.
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