Monday, August 19, 2013

'She's the One (Counting on Love)' by Erin Nicholas

She’s the One
by Erin Nicholas



Counting on Love, Book 1

Sometimes you see love clearly. And sometimes it has to smack you in the face.

When a stranger walks up and punches him, Ryan Kaye assumes there’s a good reason. But he’s stunned to learn it’s over a one-night stand that never happened —with his friend’s sister, straight-laced Amanda Dixon. When Ryan confronts her about the lie, Amanda apologizes, but Ryan realizes he doesn’t want her to be sorry…he wants the night they supposedly spent together.

Amanda’s not looking to add anyone to her long list of commitments, so she was only trying to let a nice guy down easy by telling him a fling with Ryan broke her heart. So what if the fling only happened in her dreams? But when Ryan Kaye tempts her with the chance to go crazy and fulfill a few fantasies, she can’t resist. Thank goodness one night isn’t enough time to fall in love…

Warning: Contains a hot paramedic who knows how to get a girl to let her hair down, a girl who thinks she prefers her hair up, some naughty laser tag, some naughty role-playing and a lot of falling in love.

Read an excerpt:

“What are you suggesting, exactly?” she asked.

Ryan grinned and she knew she was in trouble. She’d basically just admitted that she was interested. A firm “hell no”, maybe punctuated by a good scowl, would have possibly talked him out of it. But she hadn’t done any of that.

“You, me, some whipped cream and twenty-four uninterrupted hours.”

Yep. That sounded just about perfect.

“Only twenty-four?”

In a blink, Ryan’s grin dropped and was replaced by a hot, hungry look. “I’ll give you twenty-four days if you want them.”

She was very afraid that she did. She swallowed hard. “That’s a lot of whipped cream.”

“Yeah. We’ll probably have to use some chocolate syrup and some marshmallow cream too.”

Amanda fought the smile…and the “yes, now, let’s go” that threatened. “Marshmallow cream?”

“Ever tried it?”

“For sex? No.”

“You’ll never want it on ice cream again.”

“Well, that will save me a ton of calories.”

“And, trust me, you’ll be burning up a bunch too.”

“Then how can I say no?”

Nothing bad would happen. It was Ryan. He was dangerous in a sexy, he-can-make-me-do-anything-he-wants way, and there was, of course, that risk of him ruining her for all other men. And she wouldn’t have to worry about embarrassing herself or anyone else. Ryan would be discreet. In fact, her brother was the last person who’d ever find out about anything between her and Ryan. Ryan wouldn’t risk telling Conner he’d hooked up with another of Conner’s sisters. No way.

Ryan took a deep breath and shook his head. “I can’t believe I just made a date for sex with Amanda Dixon.”

“Did we set a date?”

“How’s right now?”

Book links
Also available from Samhain Publishing

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).

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Erin will be awarding an e-book copy of any backlist book to a randomly drawn commenter at each stop, and a Grand Prize of a $50 gift card to Amazon or B&N (winner's choice) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

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  1. All my laser tag experiences have been very lackluster, so I am intrigued!


  2. Thank you for hosting me today!!

  3. Thank you for letting me stop by today! :)

  4. Thanks for hosting. Awesome giveaway

  5. I was wondering if this giveaway is limited to only one entrant per household or not?

  6. That warning has me drooling all over this book!! I want!!!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  7. Thanks for the blurb!


  8. Love it! Thanks for sharing an excerpt!



  10. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book evamillien at gmail dot com

  11. I've never done laser tag. I think that or paintball might be fun.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  12. Love Erin Nichols & I cannot wait to read this latest book! Thank you for being part of the tour.

    JessieL62 AT comcast DOT net

  13. The bio had me laughing. So many different reactions to the sex scenes.


  14. Love the excerpt, thank you.


  15. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com


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