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Cover reveal (with giveaway) - Pretending He's Mine

21 Feb 2013
Today i have the cover reveal for Pretending He's Mine by Lauren Blakely. I recently read Lauren's first book Caught Up In Us and i really enjoyed it (review coming soon). Despite only having been released just over a month ago it has had huge success and is already on the New York Times bestseller list! Lots of people are now eagerly awaiting to see what Laurens next book is. Pretending He's Mine is a companion novella rather than a sequel so it is not necessary to have read Caught Up In Us first though i highly recommend reading it.

Some of you may remember that last month i had Lauren on my blog to do a guest post which if you haven't seen yet you can check out here. I'm sure you are all impatient to see the cover now so here it is and there is also an amazing excerpt for you all.

Pretending He's Mine


Pretending He's Mine

Synopsis

Once upon a time in New York City, there was a down-on-his-luck actor named Reeve, who was talented and gorgeous in that dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But show biz is a rough biz –
he lost out on a part in a big film, and now his day job hours have been cut too. What’s a handsome young thing in need of a role to do?

Enter Sutton Brenner. She’s sexy and shrewd and the
most top-notch casting director there is. She’s this close to landing a coveted gig casting a film based on a best-selling mega-romance novel, but there’s a catch. After one too many transgressions with lovely single ladies,
the film’s philandering producer has been put on a short leash by his wife, who’s forbidden him from working with anyone unattached.

So the happily single Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve – play the role of her fiancee until she closes the deal, and he’s guaranteed to get an audition for the starring role in the film.

But as the two play pretend, the lines between make-believe and matters of the heart start to blur. Especially after that hot night in the balcony of the Broadway theatre. And that scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York Public Library. Who’s playing who? Or is someone else really the director in the secret affair of their lives?

PRETENDING HE’S MINE is a 30,000 word companion novella in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling CAUGHT UP IN US series.


Excerpt


“You were all weird and awkward when I kissed you at your office,” he added.
“I’m sorry. I was just surprised.”

“I know. But we need to make sure you don’t jump the next time I kiss you.”

“We do?”

“Well that would give it away, wouldn’t it? You need to get used to being kissed by me.”

“Okay,” she said with a business-like nod.

“That means we need to practice.”

“Practice kiss,” she said slowly, then nodded quickly. “Right. Of course. Like a stage kiss. Like actors. So of course we’ll stage kiss.”

She sounded chipper and cheery, as if she were trying to convince herself. She seemed to need the convincing, so he went along with it.

“Think of this as a dress rehearsal. We’re prepping for the big kiss scene that makes the audience swoon and totally believe we’re in love.
Got it?”
She nodded.
“Ready?”
“Right here in the dressing room?”
“What better place to rehearse a kiss than a dressing room?”
“Totally. Absolutely. Definitely.”

Reeve wondered how many more adverbs she’d need to utter before he kissed her. Perhaps they were a sort of liquid courage. Either way, he knew he had to lead. He suspected he had more experience with stage kisses than she’d had.

So he looked at her, as if she were the woman he’d been dying to kiss for years. She was his leading lady, she was the only woman he wanted. She returned her gaze, and then it was as if a flame burst. Reeve pictured her ravenous and greedy, wanting to be consumed with kisses, and hands, and so much more. Her lips were parted slightly, and her breathing had become…lustful. Maybe she was acting too. In that moment, he didn’t care. He wanted to taste her lips, he wanted to feel more of her beautiful body. There was something about her, maybe it was the age difference, maybe it was the power play. But there was no time for analysis because his head was turning cloudy with a need he hadn’t had before. He wanted to do things to this woman. He wanted to make her feel the way a good boyfriend would make her feel – desired, wanted, craved. She deserved all that. He could give it to her now. He could give it to her for a week.

My Thoughts


I am so excited for this book! Caught Up In Us was light hearted, fun, sweet, sexy and just enjoyable to read. I'm sure this book will be just as good if not better. This excerpt has me intrigued to find out more, i also thought Reeve seemed like a cool character when we briefly met him is the first book and i can't wait to watch him fall in love.

You can find Lauren and her books here -

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17335490-pretending-he-s-mine
http://laurenblakelybooks.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/laurenblakely3
http://www.facebook.com/LaurenBlakelyBooks?ref=ts&fref=ts

Giveaway


Because Lauren is so lovely she is giving away 3 ebook copies of Pretending He's Mine when the book releases on March 2nd. The giveaway will be open until February 25th and winners will have 48 hours to reply to the email i will send. Enter using the rafflecopter below and the giveaway is open to anyone who can recieve ebooks gifted from Amazon or B&N. Please check the rules on my giveaway page and please remember to verify email subscriptions.


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