Welcome to the Excerpt Tour for author's Misty Evans and Nana Malone's newest release,
Hit and Miss Groom!
**The second book in a New Adult contemporary romance series!
**This contemporary New Adult romance is intended for readers 17+. Contains adult content, language, and situations.
Fasten your seatbelt…
Marketing Program Manager, Vanessa Rodriquez, is driven to succeed and keeps the finish line in sight at all times…until one unexpected pit stop at her best friend’s wedding sends her skidding off course. Sleeping with Alex McIntyre wasn't supposed to make her feel this way—scattered, unfocused, and in need of another sexual tune-up. If only he didn’t make her feel so alive.
Yield to oncoming desire…
Alex can’t resist the beautiful Vanessa any more than he can resist his need for speed as an amateur race car driver. Even though she claims to hate him, she keeps coming back for lap after lap in his bed. When he ends up moving in next door to her, their sexual chemistry turns to deep desire. Ready to go full throttle, he convinces her to be his grid girl on—and off—the track. Van, however, puts on the brakes.
Race against love…
If Van can just course correct, it’ll be smooth sailing toward her goals. Or will it? Alex is smart, sexy, and way too much of a distraction, but maybe she needs to shake up her world and do the one thing she swore she’d never do…follow her heart. Will she risk it all to cross the finish line? Or will she and Alex crash and burn before they have a chance at love?
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Hit & Miss Groom Excerpt #2
Before slipping out the door, she took off the gorgeous Louboutins. The last thing she needed was to twist an ankle before the ceremony. That would ruin Becca’s day.
It didn’t take her long to find the source of the commotion. Down the exterior corridor lined with stone archways, a small crowd gathered.
The bridesmaids, Becca’s friends from high school and college, a couple of EMTs, a few guests, and him. Alex.
A lone butterfly fluttered low in her belly and she silently cursed. She didn’t even like him, and she certainly didn’t want him. Hell, he wasn’t her type. Van liked her men driven and determined. Alex was a Boy Scout. The kind of guy to bake cookies and take them to his elderly neighbor. Sweet, but no hint of swagger anywhere. Not to mention, he seemed perfectly happy to work for the family business and didn’t seem to be driven to do anything else.
So why do all the women want him?
The question of the ages. Everywhere Van turned, women threw themselves at Alex. She just didn’t get it.
It made no sense to her why Alex attracted women like the proverbial moths to a flame, or why there would be any damn butterflies in her stomach when she saw him. He went out of his way to annoy her. Planning the wedding with him had been like the slow drip of water torture.
For every roadblock or negotiation, he’d ridden in on his white steed and solved it. Even when he shouldn’t. Like the negotiations with the florist. The chick had been trying to rip Becca off. Van had given him terms and they’d almost worked it out. Then Alex had rolled in and paid the guy, saying it wasn’t worth the stress. Which was what Liam had wanted to do.
But Liam had come from money and Becca had been serious about paying for half the wedding herself. To make matters worse, the female florist had gone gaga over Alex and provided extra flowers, slipping him her phone number with them.
When Van went off, Alex hadn’t understood what the problem was. It went on like that for months. It was a wonder she hadn’t killed him.
Van tried to stay out of sight behind a pillar, but at the same time catch Alex’s eye. Of course, he was in save-the-world mode, so he didn’t see her. Instead, he spoke to the EMT. “Her breathing is stable, pulse a little thready. She was taking a picture in the garden courtyard, then passed out. I think it’s probably heat stroke and dehydration.”
The medics put an elderly woman—not Liam’s mother, thank God—on a stretcher and carted her off. True to form, Alex had adoring fans cheering him on. “Oh my God, I can’t believe it, you saved her life,” one trilled.
Another one said, “A real life hero.”
One of the bridesmaids wasted no time. “I think I’m feeling faint myself. Maybe after the wedding you can escort me to go lie down.”
Van scoffed. Idiots. She cleared her throat, caught Alex’s attention. The moment their gazes locked, heat flooded her body and she felt suddenly flushed.
Stop it. Alex McIntyre was not on the menu. “If you’re done saving the women of Princeton, New Jersey, do you think we can get the show on the road? I’ve got a nervous bride.”
For a long moment, he didn’t speak, just stared at her. When his gaze dipped to her chest, she resisted the urge to cover up. She had boobs, he could deal with it.
Finally, he blinked. “W-what was that?”
Van snapped her fingers. “My eyes, they’re up here. If you’re done with the fan club, do you think Becca and Liam can get married now?”
He met her eyes and gave her a smug grin. “I’ll get everyone seated.”
“Thanks.” Van locked her jaw and strode away, the heat of his gaze boring a hole in her back as she went.
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About the Authors
USA Today Bestselling Author Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana meantime works out her drama, passion, and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
Nana is the author of twenty novels. And the books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.
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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Misty Evans has published over twenty novels and writes romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. As a writing coach, she helps other authors bring their books – and their dreams of being published – to life.
The books in her Super Agent series have won a CataNetwork Reviewers’ Choice Award, CAPA nominations, the New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2010 and the ACRA Heart of Excellence Reader’s Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2011.
Her Witches Anonymous series was dubbed a Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read. The Super Agent Series, Witches Anonymous Series, and the Kali Sweet Series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle bestsellers lists. Her culinary romantic mystery, THE SECRET INGREDIENT, and the first book in her Deadly series, DEADLY PURSUIT, are both USA TODAY bestsellers.
Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, movies, and hanging out with her husband, twin sons, and two spoiled puppies.
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Blog Tour Stops
Each day a new excerpt will be released as part of the blog tour. Follow along and read all five excerpts!
February 2, 2015 – Excerpt 1
February 3, 2015 – Excerpt 2
February 4, 2015 – Excerpt 3
February 5, 2015 – Excerpt 4
February 6, 2015 – Exerpt 5