Bachelor’s Special I was almost knocked out of my chair. I instantly—oh yeah, INSTANTLY—fell in love. Total cover crush. I knew I couldn’t share it yet on facebook, twitter, or even my blog, but that didn’t stop me from making it the background on my computer, and just for fun, my husband’s too! Lol I also made my sister come over so she could ogle it as well—and she did. She’s such a good sister ;-)
All day long I kept wandering back to my computer to stare at it for a few more minutes, and as I went about my daily tasks I kept singing that fun song performed by Olivia Newton John in the movie Grease….Summer Nights. Remember that one? But of course I had to change the wording around a little bit to fit the story of my Bachelor’s Special cover.
So, I thought I’d share my little reworded diddy from Summer Nights, which I’ve titled “Cover Nights.”
Okay, get the rhythm in your head and sing along…you know you want to…lol
Thanks for playing along, and I hope you’ll be okay with having that tune in your head the rest of the day, because you probably will. Lol
I’d love to share the blurb and excerpt from Bachelor’s Special with you, as well as the cover so that you can understand my song obsession.
Saute, simmer, and flambé…
Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking is a recipe for disaster… but it’s just too tasty to not take a bite.
The excerpt I’m sharing has a little taste from both Jill’s perspective and Chet’s. ENJOY!
Her body hummed as his smile wavered. Although he wore sunglasses, she’d bet her last dollar his gaze swept across her chest, lingering on the betrayal of her pert nipples pushing against the fabric of her suit.
Until this moment, shyness had never been a trait she possessed. Air stalled in her lungs, her palms grew sweaty, and
she itched to cover herself with a towel. Even though her replica vintage swimsuit hid more than most sets of women’s underwear, she felt too exposed. She turned to the side slightly and folded her legs up. Not that it helped, but it made her feel a bit less exposed.
Chet slid his feet from his sandals, brushing a hand through his hair. The heat from the sun wasn’t the only thing scorching her skin. She trickled several droplets of water over her arms, but she couldn’t drag her focus from his toned flesh.
Jill soaked in his ripped abs and the obvious package of goodies covered by his brown swimsuit—the same sexy brown as his hair. Damn, did a man have a right to fill out a pair of swimming trunks like that? Flecks of hair, just enough to give him a manly appeal, covered the etched muscles of his long, tan legs.
She licked her lips, hoping she could still speak. “Do you want some privacy?” Yes, say yes. She needed an excuse to make an escape without coming off like someone desperate to be making an exit.
Hell no, he didn’t want privacy. Through the shield of his sunglasses, he inspected her body from the tips of her pink-painted toenails to the top of her brightly flowered swimming cap. Did people still actually wear those things? “No, you look comfortable. Stay and enjoy the day.”
“Oh…are you sure?”
Amazed at his own ability to talk without his tongue hitting the cement, Chet turned to throw his towel and sunglasses on a nearby lounge chair. Damn.
The red and white polka-dot halter-style suit featured a tight bodice, but her slender hips and shapely thighs hiding beneath a matching skirt grabbed his attention until all oxygen left his blood. Even showing less skin than the average girl on the beach, she far exceeded sexy and alluring.
Get a grip, Castle. She’s off limits, no matter how delectable.
He turned and stepped onto the diving board. He bounced along the surface as he made his way over the water. When he
looked at Jill’s bathing cap covering her head, he held back his grin. The neon rubber flowers reminded him of something his grandmother would’ve worn, but there the similarity ended.
Everything beneath that cap was far from making him think of Grandma.
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