I am thrilled to be hosting fellow Romance Writers Weekly member, Gemma Brocato, as she celebrates the release of BED OF ROSES, Book 4 in the “Five Senses Series”.
This close to Valentine’s Day, Malin Eckert’s flower shop is entering its busiest season. As if the added work isn’t enough, her father’s drinking has spiraled out of control and Mal discovers she’s been named guardian of a fifteen-year-old sibling she never knew about. To make matters worse, Mal’s crushing on a customer, a serial dater who drops by the shop with alarming regularity to send flowers to other women.
Not enough? Here’s an excerpt:
Gunnar laughed and tugged her closer. Turning her face up, she met his gaze. His eyelids swept down to her lips an instant before his mouth descended. It was a fast peck, something friends exchange, a gesture of greeting or parting. It didn’t matter. With the first brush of his lips, desire flared. She’d like to pretend the heat between them was the warm, gentle glow of friendship, or because their fingers were still laced together. But she’d be lying to herself. The kiss had created tingles of passion she couldn’t ignore.
Leaning away, Gunnar didn’t release her hand. Surprise filled his eyes. He opened his mouth to say something then snapped it shut again. Giving a slight shake of his head, the corners of his mouth quirked up, and he pressed another kiss to her cheek and squeezed her close. “You got this. I watched you deal with Mrs. Aubrey-Smith. You can handle a moody teenager.”
When her chest collided with his, heat spread from her breasts down her stomach until the sensation lodged between her legs, hotter than a humid, steamy greenhouse.
It was getting harder and harder to keep this beguiling, intriguing man in the friend zone.
Gemma is giving you a chance to win a $25 gift card to the retailer of your choice. Click here to enter. And be sure to put Bed of Roses on your To Be Read List on Goodreads!