Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Finding the Right Girl by Violet Duke



From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author who brought you the Nice Girl to Love trilogy, comes a Nice GUY to Love spin-off…

Brian Sullivan has been in love twice in his lifetime.  He lost his first love to early-onset Huntington’s, and he lost the other more recently…to his brother.  And somehow, his heart has managed to heal itself after both.  Amazingly, without therapy.  That doesn’t mean he hasn’t gotten more wary along the way, however.  In fact, he’s been thinking lately that maybe his brother’s now retired nothing-but-flings rule isn’t such a bad idea.  Unfortunately, being the nice guy poster boy and all, Brian isn’t exactly versed in the fine art of flings.  So he looks to the outrageously ‘unique,’ provokingly button-pushing Tessa Daniels for a crash course.

There’s absolutely no way he’s falling in love with this one…right?

Tessa has no idea what she was thinking telling Brian that she was some sort of fling expert.  She’s never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn’t know where or how to begin flinging a guy like Brian.  It was a temporary lapse in sanity, really—no doubt because of the can’t-help-but-fall-for-him brain fuzz that hits her whenever he’s around.  Not only does the man have her being more herself than she’s ever been in her life, but he’s the only person she knows who seems to have as many demons and skeletons in the closet as she does.  What’s more, he’s got her thinking of the one thing she stopped letting herself even hope for years ago.

A happily ever after.

Author Bio
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. When she's not arguing with her story characters or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, she enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools while trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first and cooking 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. Violet lives in Hawai'i with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband. 



She really wasn’t used to anyone taking care of her, that much was clear. 
And that just made all his alpha protective instincts kick up even more.  Brian scanned the street to make sure she hadn’t been followed and pulled the door wider to let her in.
“No, that’s okay.  It’s late,” she declined, half-turning to go.  “I just came by to say thanks again.  Maybe we can go out sometime to—”
He caught her elbow to keep her from walking back to her car.  “Hang out for a bit.  One beer to take the edge off.”  Though he was working damn hard at it, he couldn’t smooth out the rough gravel in his voice.  The idea of her going back to her apartment alone tonight after how broken she’d looked earlier…
“I also have pizza.  And ice cream,” he attempted again, willing her to stay.
Her lips curved up at the corners.  “Can we make beer floats?”
He almost laughed then.  She was always saying and doing the completely unexpected.  “Sure.”  He stepped back so she could walk in, and he had to forcibly order himself to stop holding onto her arm as if she were going to cut and run.  “I have chocolate syrup and whipped cream too if you want.”
Her eyes widened and her step faltered just a bit.
One look at the color rising in her cheeks and he knew she’d been thinking the same thing he’d been.  Well…maybe not the same thing.  He was pretty sure that his thoughts starring her naked after he’d licked chocolate syrup and whipped cream from her body wasn’t exactly what was running through her mind.
But then he saw those witchy bedroom eyes of hers dip down to the front of his jeans—for just a fraction of a second—and he nearly groaned out loud. 
Yeah, okay, so maybe what she was thinking was better.