Wednesday, August 5, 2020

#MFRWhooks - Memories of you in that dress...



Book 4 in The Cinderella Body Club series
Heat Rating - Sensual - 2 Flames 
Contemporary Romance with a Magical Twist 

Blurb 


Annalise Gallagher wants Elijah Burleigh. Plain and simple. She’s watched him from afar for months, her friends call her “his own personal stalker,” and then she makes a wish on a magic pendant for a full-body makeover. Transformed into the gorgeous knockout she’s always wanted to be, she asks Elijah out on a date and wears a haute couture gown straight from Paris to his friend’s wedding. 
With just twenty-four hours on the clock, her enchanted night fades into the morning hours and everything crashes down around her. Annalise harbors a shameful secret and Elijah demands the truth with the veil of magic gone. 

The truth, however, could destroy her fragile confidence and push him away forever.

Excerpt 


“I’m so happy you came by today.” Elijah’s hot breath teased the sensitive hollow of her throat. His lips trailed across her shoulder blade, down her bare arm, and Annalise almost melted. Then he firmly grasped her waist with his palms and stared deep into her eyes. “I promised myself I would ask you out the next time you came in. If I’d known you worked across the street, I would’ve made time and stopped by to see you.”
“I should’ve put my insecurities aside months ago and just asked you.” Annalise felt vulnerable under his keen gaze. “I don’t ever wear haute couture clothes—this is the first time in my life that I’ve ever worn a dress like this—and I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. I’m not sexy. I’m not a little badass who wears safety pins and skulls on her clothes all the time. I’m just…Plain.”
He cupped her cheek in his palm. “I disagree. I remember the first time I saw you. My nerves were through the roof, I hated using cue cards for my first tour since I hadn’t memorized the information or studied the artwork on my own yet, and there you were at the back of my group. A blue scarf covered your curly hair—it rained that day and I could tell you were self-conscious about your hair because you kept patting it—and a white and blue striped dress hugged your body. You also wore a bulky denim jacket over it.”
“I bought the dress on a whim but I didn’t wear it until my friends dared me to. I felt uncomfortable in it, hence the jacket, so I later donated the dress to a thrift store.”
He sighed. “That’s too bad. Memories of you in that dress keep me awake at night.”

4 comments:

  1. Nice excerpt and promises a good read

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  2. Interesting blurb and Excerpt. Enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Good blurb. Definitely gets your attention and the excerpt shows a start to an interesting relationship.

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  4. Lovely, Amber!

    We all want to be loved for ourselves.

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