Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dare to Submit by Carly Phillips Chapter Blog Hop

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Here is my reading of the last portion of the Chapter Blog Hop. Enjoy!

Since youtube seems to hate me today, here's the text version:

Or not, Decklan thought irritably. Max liked to psychoanalyze. Decklan didn’t.
“What happened?” She glanced around, her big eyes blinking as she came to—and remembered. “Oh. Wow. I never go under like that.”
He grinned, unable to help the ridiculous feeling of pride that he’d been able to take her there. “You did. Here, take a drink.” He handed her a bottle of water that had been left for her. He unscrewed the cap and held the bottle for her to sip.
She drank some. “Thank you.”
“You’re welcome.” He paused, then decided to push her a little. A woman who looked like her didn’t need to suffer from self-esteem issues. “You need to look in a different mirror,” he said, tightening his arms so she couldn’t bolt.
And she tried to. He held on. “We don’t know each other, and I’m not going to push you to talk if you don’t want to. Just know I meant what I said.”
“Then you’re also saying you’re shy? That’s why it took six months and another guy being an ass in order for you to make a move?”
Shit. So there really was more to her disbelief and calling him a liar earlier. “Are you questioning me again? Because I’m more than happy to add another ten.”
She bit down on that full bottom lip. “I’m just being honest. I thought that was part of what went on here.” Once again, she tried to push away.
“You tempted me too much,” he said, admitting the truth. It was that or giving her up for the night—and that wasn’t happening.
As she accepted his answer, the tension eased, and she curled back into him. He released a long breath, unwilling to question it too hard.
He brushed his hand down her long hair, breathing in the mixture of her scent, peaches and arousal. Desire, thick and heavy, kicked him in the groin. She pulled at emotions inside him he’d locked down years ago.
Time to lay out the parameters. “I don’t do relationships.”
“Me neither.”
A waste, he immediately thought. This woman deserved to have a man take care of her. He wanted to take care of her.
He immediately discarded the dangerous desire. “Well then, I think we have something in common, and we can go on with our night. Is that what you want?” he asked.
She slowly nodded. “I want that very much, Decklan. I want you.”

Now, go buy the book!

CarlyPhillips_DareToSubmit_HRDecklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper – if they drop their guard and let each other in. Decklan is first to trust, but when he discovers the secret Amanda’s been hiding, will he forgive? Or will he rebuild every wall before she has a chance to explain?

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#8173 Carly Website PhotoNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.

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