Genre: Contemporary Cowboy Romance
Chastain, the ranch’s newest employee, asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend
for her parents’ anniversary party. She’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever
met and needs his help. How can he refuse?
But she also never expected Walker to go along with the charade. Before long,
he’s charming her parents at their weekly dinners and kissing her way more than
necessary. Spending so much time together tests the limits of their “just
friends” relationship, but what happens when their game of pretend becomes
all too real?
My heroine, Violet, speaks French. Here is where she teaches Walker how to say To kiss in French…
“To kiss is embrasser.”
“Em-brah-say,” he parroted.
Violet usually hated the way French sounded when a non-native speaker tried it. Walker didn’t pronounce the words perfectly, but he didn’t butcher them, either. And somehow he made each one sexier in his own rugged way.
“How would you—embrasser me?” he added.
She laughed. “First I’d give you more warning than I did this morning. I’d say, Je veux t’embrasser, which means I want to kiss you.” And did she ever. Nothing was more of a tease than being close enough to kiss him, wanting to kiss him, and not kissing him. How did he exercise such restraint?
Or maybe he didn’t want her as much as she wanted him.
“Je veux t’embrasser,” he repeated, his accent a little better this time.
“That’s good. You’re getting the hang of it.”
“No,” Walker said. He let his bottom lip brush hers, and she sucked in a breath. “Je. Veux. T’embrasser.”
Her throat went bone dry, and she struggled to swallow.
“Then kiss me already.”
Pine can’t seem to escape the world of fiction, and she wouldn’t have it any
other way. She’s the author of the If Only series (Entangled Embrace), the Only
You series (Berkley/Intermix), the Kingston Ale House series (Entangled
Select), and the Crossroads Ranch series (Forever Romance). When she finds that
25th hour in the day, she might indulge in a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes
her undying love of vampires, superheroes, and a certain high-functioning
sociopath detective. She hails from the far off galaxy of the Chicago suburbs.