Welcome to the blog tour for YOUR ALLURING LOVE, the sixth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Bennett Family, by USA Today bestselling author, Layla Hagen. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.
About the Book
Title: YOUR ALLURING LOVE
Series: Bennett Family #6
Author: Layla Hagen
Release Date: May 3, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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*A sizzling romance from a USA Today Bestselling Author*
Alice Bennett has been holding a torch for her older brother’s best friend, Nate, for more than a decade. He’s a hotshot TV producer who travels the world, never staying in San Francisco for too long. But now he’s in town and just as tempting as ever… with a bossy streak that makes her weak in the knees and a smile that can melt ice—or at the very least, her defenses.
As a successful restaurant owner, Alice is happy with her life. She loves her business and her family, yet after watching her siblings find their happy ever after, she can’t help feeling lonely sometimes—but that’s only for her to know.
Nate has always had a soft spot for Alice. Despite considering the Bennetts his family, he never could look at her as just his friend’s little sister. She’s a spitfire, and Nate just can’t stay away. He loves making her laugh… and blush.
Their attraction is irresistible, and between stolen kisses and wicked-hot nights, they form a deep bond that has them both yearning for more.
But when the chance of a lifetime comes knocking at his door, will Nate chase success even if it means losing Alice, or will he choose her?
Nate stalks back inside seconds later. The moment he drops in his chair at the table, the air between us charges. It’s like the only thing that kept the usual sparks between us at bay was Blake’s presence.
“So, what else do you want to know?” I ask, drumming my fingers on the wooden surface, racking my brain for ways to dissolve the tension. It seems to have seeped into my body, making me jittery.
Nate leans slightly across the table. “Tell me more about that torch.”
It takes me a second to realize what he means, and then the round table suddenly feels far too small.
“I was barely out the door when Blake accosted you. So, you’ve had a crush on me for years, huh?”
My brain freezes for a brief second, embarrassment overwhelming me. Then, slowly, my fight-or-flight instinct kicks in. I’ve never been much of a coward, which only leaves fighting. I gather my wits around me, squaring my shoulders and looking him directly in the eyes.
“Answer something first. Have you been eye flirting with me for years or was it all in my head?” Yeah, I sound about a million times braver than I feel, but I don’t see another way out of this besides grabbing the bull by its horns.
“None of it was in your head.”
I swear my heart instantly doubles in size. For a split second, I understand the saying ‘to see the world through rose-colored glasses.’
“But I’m moving, and even if I weren’t, I’m not the man for you.”
Yeah, that rose? Just turned into shades of shitty brown.
“Way to twist the knife, buddy.” My voice is dry and flat, even though I was hoping I would sound humorous. I’ve always used humor as a shield. It’s usually quite effective.
“It wasn’t my intention to hurt you.” Leaning across the table, he covers my hand with his. I think it was meant as a comforting gesture, but a bolt of heat singes me from the skin-on-skin contact. Judging by the sharp breath Nate exhales, he felt it too.
I pull my hand back quickly. “No touching.”
“Since we got that pesky detail out of the way, can we focus on your pitch?”
Nate flashes me a wicked grin, and I’m sure I’m in for some more teasing. He always did love to tease me. “Pesky details, huh?”
Luckily, I can hold my own, even though sitting across from his six feet of hotness and those bright green eyes doesn’t help one bit. Add a sharp brain to the mix and I’m a goner.
“Hey, don’t get your knickers in a twist,” I say in an awful British accent. “You’ll be gone soon. Until then, just try not to knock my socks off by being smarter, hotter, or funnier than usual.”
Laughter bubbles out of him. “You’re the most unpredictable woman I know, and I love that about you.”
About the Author
Layla Hagen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.
She fell in love with books when she was nine years old, and her love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.
She writes steamy and romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.
She is represented by fabulous Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)
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