Welcome to the blog tour for COLD, the first book in the adult sports romantic suspense series, Cold, by Tania Cooper. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.
About the Book
Series: Cold #1
Author: Tania Cooper
Release Date: November 5, 2019
Genre: Adult Sports Romance/Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU
“The source of her power came from the wounds that were inflicted by others.”
I’ve forever felt like people were staring at me, judging me for the way I looked, the bullying I endured in high school only fueled these thoughts.
Despite working hard at becoming a successful journalist, I was still insecure with my larger figure, it shadowed a lot of my success, especially since I worked in the land of beautiful people; LA.
But after the number one quarter back in the USA, Kellan Hart, surprisingly pursued me, then declared he loved me for who I was, my body issues just started to … fall away.
But they couldn’t be locked away for long. Plunged into the public eye, chased and hunted by the media, tagged as the most talked about couple in the sporting world, meant that everyone had an opinion about the hot athlete dating a plus sized girl.
As much as I tried to avoid it all, it was constantly thrown in my face, insecurities rose their ugly heads again and I was forced to make some difficult decisions.
Decisions that would have dire consequences on my life and the people I loved.
“I really like you Mackenzie.” His whispered declaration has me just about falling to the ground as my knees feel as if they may give way under the force of the emotions he’s evoking in me. With his hand still on my cheek, his thumb slowly moving back and forth, he pulls back to look into my eyes. I am completely and utterly lost in the most intense moment of my life.
He leans in slowly again, eyes upon mine, asking, seeking permission for more. I raise my head slightly and that’s all he needs. He lays his lips directly upon mine with such a beautiful tenderness, I almost melt. His grip on my cheek tightens as he deepens the kiss. It’s slow and sensual, each of us moving gently over the other. His taste has my entire body on fire. My lips part slightly of their own accord, and when I feel his tongue sweep between my seam, I can’t stop the moan that slips from my throat.
He growls quietly as his tongue meets mine. I’ve never been this brazen with a kiss before, but it feels right, it feels amazing and I never want it to stop. Our tongues dance together in a heated embrace, my body igniting in fever as he moves my head to deepen the kiss further, his hand moving from my cheek to the hair at the back of my neck gripping tightly. I’m completely lost in all that he is.
I’m so lost that I barely notice the kiss has stopped and his head is leaning against my forehead. I can hear him breathing as hard as I am as I open my eyes and stare into his beautiful blues. “If I’m going to be a gentleman, I have to leave right now.” He murmurs quietly and presses his lips to my head. “I really like you Mackenzie,” he whispers with his lips still connected to my flesh. When he pulls back he releases me and slowly steps back with a smile. He then turns and hops in the car and then the moment is over.
I’m standing in stunned silence, on the sidewalk, in front of my apartment building, wondering how in the world I was just kissing a man. A man who is most likely adored by thousands of woman across the US. What did he possibly see in me to make him kiss me? And what does he mean by I really like you Mackenzie? Did he like my company for just tonight? Would he like to see me again?
I’ve never felt this way before; so good yet so bemused by a man. A man I felt so incredibly comfortable with, which is a first for me. I’ve tried a few times to let my guard down when I’ve dated, but always backed away just as things started to get intimate, too insecure to get to a point where I would have to reveal all of my faults. But with Kellen, not once did I think of putting on the breaks. In fact, if he had decided ‘not’ to be a gentleman, I’m almost certain I would have let him.
About the Author
Tania Cooper, who lives in Melbourne Australia, was searching for an outlet for her wild and crazy imagination for a lifetime. Her book reading addiction lead her to finally put pen to paper and fingers to keyboard, to create her own stories she can now share with other avid readers. From the moment she first sat down and started writing, she hasn’t been able to stop. Her writing passion is steamy Romance and Paranormal novels, a little bit of poetry and even a few horror stories that give her nightmares. Sexy men with tattoos and book boyfriends are her addictions and she also has aspirations of being a screenwriter and film director.
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