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♡ Blog Tour + #Giveaway ♡ The Fragile Line - Part One (The Fine Line #2) by Alicia Kobishop @AliciaKobishop @vernadene2 #OneClick




The Fragile Line - Part One
The Fine Line #2
by
Alicia Kobishop





✾ Synopsis ✾


Recommended for ages 18+ due to strong language and sexual content.


Chloe McCarthy thought she had found the perfect guy. Someone just as detached as she was when it came to love and commitment. Someone who never pressured her for more than just sex. But when she gets a little too comfortable with their arrangement, and he rejects her for someone else, it triggers heartbreaking memories that leave her questioning her resolve for a commitment-free life. In a moment of self-pity, she calls on the one person who she knows will make her smile.

Matt Langston lives a drama-free life, and he wants to keep it that way. Chloe McCarthy? All drama. Which is why he needs to stay away from her. A mechanic by day and bouncer by night, he tries to focus on work, but the more he tries, the more she creeps into his thoughts and his dreams, until he realizes that he needs to get her out of his system once and for all.

The Fragile Line is a spin-off to The Fine Line, told in an addicting three-part romance novella series, with each part building on the last. The series may be read alone, however, reading The Fine Line first will provide a further introduction to the characters which may enhance the overall reading experience












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"Is it everything you hoped it would be?" Chloe asked, as I took a bite of the most delicious bread I have ever tasted.

This bread was so good that the garlicy, buttery, orgasmic masterpiece of flavor in my mouth forced a long moan out of my throat. "Oh, yeah." I mumbled with the bread still in my cheek. "This is fucking incredible."

The dark wooden table of our window booth was dimly lit by an overhanging lamp with a red shade. For a small restaurant, Ricci's had an inviting, casual atmosphere complete with old-time Italian music. At this time of night, there were only a few other diners scattered about. I would imagine the place would be closing up soon for the evening.

She leaned in and whispered, "What if I told you I know how to make it?"

That caught my attention…enough to stop chewing. "Don't tease me, woman."

She leaned back and huffed in exasperation. "God, why are you so macho? The name's Chloe. CH-L-O-EEE."

I chuckled. "If you say so. I've gotta hear this. How do you know how to make the bread?"

"I dated one of the cooks when I worked here." She shrugged and took a bite of bread.

Should've known that. But really? Was that all she was going to give me? "And... did the recipe just osmose from his brain to yours on a date?"

She gave me the stink eye. "I told him I'd only go out with him if he gave me the recipe. So he did. And we went on a date. And that was it."

"Lemme guess. He wasn't your type."

She shook her head. "I don't really have a type. I like variety."

I nodded with raised brows, keeping my mouth shut about the fact that she just fed into her promiscuous reputation. Was she doing it on purpose? Did she actually want people to think she was easy? She seemed okay tonight. Why did part of me want to believe her rep was BS?

"What about you?" she asked. "How come I never see you with any girls?"

"I could ask you the same thing. Why no steady boyfriend? You're sexy as hell. If you dropped the bitch act, you could easily land some dude if you wanted to."

There went my word vomit. So much for keeping my mouth shut. Luckily, she didn't seem offended this time.

Instead, she forced out a humorless laugh. "Yeah, just not the one I want."

I cocked a brow.

She rolled her eyes and took a sip of her lemonade.

"Maybe it's not an act," she continued.

I nodded in thought. "Or, maybe it is. You seem pretty cool now. Not clingy or—" What's a nice way to say 'easy'? "—overly accessible. It's a nice change. You should do it more often."

Her face scrunched up. "Maybe I just don't like you."

"Or. Maybe you like me more than you think." I winked.

The waiter came with our plates, a Sirloin Marsala for me and a spaghetti with meatballs for her. After grating Parmesan cheese over her plate, he asked the typical waiter question, "Is there anything else I can get for you two?"

I answered instantly, "More bread."

The kid, who must've been fifteen or sixteen, eyed our full basket of bread, then looked back at me with a quizzical look on his face which kind of pissed me off. I mean, I would've eaten it all up already if he wouldn't have been so quick with our meals. And I wanted leftovers.

"Please," I said calmly.

"O... kay? 'll be back with that in a minute."

Dipshit.

The steak was even better than the bread. It literally melted in my mouth. Chloe laughed when I moaned again at the taste, and I smiled, knowing that my mission for the night had just been accomplished.

We savored our meals quietly for a few minutes before she broke the silence, continuing our conversation. "Maybe I'm not interested in anything serious with anyone. Maybe taking what I want and being…less than nice... is the best way to make sure they don't get all googly with me."

"What the hell does 'googly' mean?"

"Come on, you know."

I shook my head no.

"It's the lovey-dovey look in someone's eyes. Whether it's a boy or girl, man or woman, we all do it. It's the way someone looks at you when they want you to think they're falling for you. They look at you with 'googly-eyes'."

"Ha! You seem like an expert. Maybe your nickname should be 'heartbreaker'."

"Yeah, right. I've only gotten that look from one person. And I'm not the one who did the heart breaking in that situation."

I nodded in understanding. It couldn't have been Logan. He's never felt that way about her. My curiosity piqued. "First love?"

"Yeah, I guess you could say that."

She continued stuffing spaghetti into her face as if this conversation were over. I cleared my throat to get her attention. It worked because she looked up from her plate with a WTF look. "Go on, Pink, spill it. You know you want to."

She laughed again. Just a small one, but a laugh nonetheless. It took her another moment before she finally started to talk.








✿ The Author ✿


Alicia Kobishop is a contemporary romance writer who lives in Milwaukee, WI, USA with her husband and two children.

Before trying her hand in writing, she worked her way up in the field of administrative healthcare with experiences ranging from working within a large local healthcare organization, to smaller independent physician practices.

In early 2013 her life took a change of course when she re-evaluated her passions in life, and sought out to try many new things. She reclaimed her childhood passion for reading, and after reading tons of fictional novels in a short amount of time, and loving every moment of it, she became absorbed with the idea of taking her experience with books to the next level, and decided to write one. Nine months later, her debut novel, The Fine Line was published.

Alicia loves connecting with readers. Feel free to reach out to her through email or social media.



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♡ Release Blitz ♡ Our Time (The Rub Down #2) by Gina Sheldon @GSheldonAuthor @SBelleBookblog #OneClick #99c #Sale




Our Time
The Rub Down #2
by
Gina Sheldon

Release Date: March 16, 2016





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Unspeakable Devotion

Protecting and caring for her became his sole purpose the day her life was rocked to the core. His ultimate goal was to show her how a real man loved a woman. He only had to bide his time. A guy like Danny didn't give up on what he wanted, and what he wanted was Elle.

Unforgettable Damage

Fall in love with her brother's best friend? Elle Stratton had buried her love for Danny for years. Damaged by her decisions and scarred by the baggage of her past, she believed she didn't deserve him. Self doubt blinded her to how he felt. After all, he'd seen her at her ultimate worst and witnessed the disaster of her life as it unfolded. Why would he want her?

Unimaginable Desire

He refused to wait any longer to prove a future with him was more than a possibility.
She was stuck in events of the past. His hardest task was peeling back the layers of her self-preservation. Her biggest challenge was accepting someone could love her.
Their time had come, and no one would stand in his way.


Can be read as a standalone.









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As we raced to the hotel, my heart pumped as fast as my legs. The cold air provided little relief for the heat rushing through my body. Inside the lift, Danny pinned me against the back wall. His hands braced my face, and his erection dug into my hip.

"There's nothing in this world I want more than to sink deep inside you and finally claim you as mine."

Before I could respond, he pecked me on the cheek and moved as far away as possible. "Then why are you all the way over there?" I closed the space between us, stretched on my tip toes, and rubbed my nose across his cheek.

"There's no way I'm taking you in an elevator with security cameras recording your first of millions of orgasms with me. Those are for me and me alone."





✿ The Series ✿


The Rub Down
The Rub Down #1
by
Gina Sheldon

Release Date: April 20, 2015





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Dark room

Luke Stratton spends his days making clients moan in pleasure. His hands hold the ability to drive a woman to the brink of ecstasy. As a rule, his professional touch is the only thing he gives any female client. Until a Boston marathon trainee seeks his services.

Bare skin

One year after the tragic Boston Marathon bombing, Alexa Williams must overcome horrible memories of that day. She struggles to put her fear aside to meet the challenge of the run. A rigorous training schedule leaves her body aching, and with Luke's help, Alexa finds soothing release at The Rub Down.

Healing Hands

Will Luke hold onto his rules and let Alexa go, or will they be able to cross the finish line together?









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Gina Sheldon is a devoted wife, busy mom of twin girls, and the proud owner of a small business. She often travels the very streets of Boston she writes about in her debut novel, "The Rub Down". One thing she refuses to leave home without is her Kindle. Their relationship borders on obsessive. As a beta reader and blogger, Gina shares her love of books with others, and her love of words has now carried her into the field of self-publishing. When she's not reading or writing, she can be found surrounded by family and friends, enjoying a glass of wine, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, or both.



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