Hi everyone, meet the fabulously talented JENNIFER LYON, who wrote a really yummy book called THE PROPOSITION. I asked Jennifer to guest blog about her book. Be sure to check out the link at the end for more info!
Thank you, Bonnie, for having me here today! THE PROPOSITION is the first
book in my Plus One Chronicles series. This is an idea that has percolated
in my mind for years. But after living through my son’s injury that has forever
changed his life, Kat and Sloane exploded fully formed in my mind and demanded
to have their story told. I set aside everything else I was working on to give
these two characters the story they deserve.
This is a
quick blurb of the story:
Ex-Ultimate Fighter Sloane Michaels has a dark
agenda. Kat Thayne just wants to hide behind the light, sweet creations at her
bakery. When a dangerous, sexy proposition brings them together, will Sloane
chose vengeance or passion?
And here is
one of my favorite scenes between Kat and Sloane from THE PROPOSITION:
“What did you want to talk to me
“Us.” He scooped up his fork and sank
it into the piece of cake.
leaned back, needing distance. Okay, yeah, she felt the attraction. Maybe he
did too. But Kat wasn’t going there. The last time she’d been with a man
sexually, five years ago, she’d had a panic attack. “I don’t date.”
smiled. “Convenient. Neither do I. No time, no interest.”
what did he want? She was ready to demand an answer when Sloane lifted the fork
laden with coffee cake, parted his full lips and slid the bite into his mouth.
Then he pulled the fork out, slowly, as if he couldn’t bear to miss a morsel.
His eyes went dusky, deepening from tawny to rich sienna.
sound, low and vibrating, speared through her. Tension tugged at her belly and
chased out her ability to breathe. Sloane eased the fork back into his mouth as
if he couldn’t bear to stop tasting the treat, his stare consumed her with the
same ardor he applied to eating her cake.
pressed forward, wrapping her hands around her coffee, desperate to
touch…something. God, for years her desire had been mostly dormant, and she’d
poured her passion into baking.
this man, Sloane, was destroying her with one touch of his hand and one bite of
her coffeecake. Jesus. She clamped her jaw, refusing to ask him if he liked it.
lowered his fork to his plate and leaned in.
took every speck of muscle control she had to keep from tilting toward him.
he said, low and slow, “Like tasting sin.”
heat slid down her belly until she shifted in her chair. She had to get control
of this situation. Making herself sit back and stop acting like she was in
search of an orgasm, she said, “Why are you here, Sloane? Stop playing, I don’t
have the time for games.”
want to see you, Kat.”
sucked in a breath. “You just said you don’t date.”
don’t.” He took a sip of his coffee. “I plus-one.”
was familiar with the concept of plus-one, but not his context. “That differs
from dating how?”
busy. I don’t have time for complicated relationships and expectations.” His
voice was pure business, then downshifted into a husky note. “But I like sex.”
who would have guessed?” He oozed sex and danger like other men sweat.
I do have a lot of social obligations. It’s simpler to find a woman I have
chemistry with and make her an offer. She’ll attend functions with me as
needed. In return, I’ll give her something she wants. And we have sex.”
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