Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Guest post by Jeanette Grey + Giveaway

Please give a warm welcome to Jeanette Grey, who is here today to share with us one of her most memorable romantic moment: a truly unforgettable New Year's kiss! Read on and check out her new release, When It's Right, and if you share with us one of your own most memorable New Year's Eve moment, you could win your book of choice from Jeanette's backlist! :-)

That Perfect New Year's Kiss
by Jeanette Grey

My most magical New Year's Eve happened when I was all of sixteen years old. The party I went to was held at a friend of a friend's house, and to this day my parents still don't know it was co-ed. I showed up with a sleeping bag, a plate of cookies, and absolutely no expectations.

What I found was a dark-haired, strong-jawed, nineteen-year-old college boy who swept my off my feet and gave me what I still remember as one of my best New Year's kisses ever. I can still remember it like it was yesterday: we were standing a little too close to each other, our backs to the wall, so wrapped up in each other and our nascent flirtation that we didn't even notice what was going on around us. Not until someone screeched, because somehow, with everything going on, no one had remembered to turn on the TV, and we'd missed the ball dropping. We'd missed the clock and the year both turning over at once.

But we didn’t miss our chance. We looked back from the teenage pandemonium around us to stare at each other again. He whispered, "Happy New Year," and leaned in close.

And the rest, as they would say, is history.

Things didn't work out with Mister tall, gorgeous and probably-too-old-for-me, but that lingering moment, spent standing on the cusp of something exciting and new was seared into my memory, and I've romanticized the idea of that perfect New Year's kiss ever since. 

What's not to love about the idea, though? If you're in a relationship, it's a sweet tradition that gives you a chance to start the New Year right, wrapped up with someone you love. If you're unattached, it's an opportunity to try something new with someone who's caught your eye.

And maybe, just maybe, it's the chance to cement something that's been brewing all night. Or all month. Or for years.

In my new novella, When It's Right, it's decidedly a case of the latter. Cassie and Nate have been best friends forever, and as they plan a road trip to Times Square for New Year's Eve, they start drifting closer to maybe becoming something more. A series of misadventures derails—or at least postpones—their plans, and it's already almost midnight by the time they finally connect. 

In spite of all the things that threatened to ruin their night, they don't miss their chance, either. They get to start their New Year the way anyone would want to—held close by someone they love, and sharing that perfect New Year's kiss.

He’s the last resolution she intends to break.

Still licking his wounds after a messy breakup, Nate is at loose ends for New Year’s Eve and itching for a wild and crazy adventure to jolt him out of his rut. Now if he could only convince his best friend, Cassie, to break away for an impromptu road trip to Times Square.

Fun as it sounds, Cassie is reluctant to accept Nate’s invitation. Little does he know, she’s made resolutions of her own—resolutions about finally getting over her long-standing crush on him. Telling herself this trip will be the perfect “last hurrah”, she packs her bag.

The trip is a fiasco from the outset. A car that won’t start, a freak storm that strands them on the side of the road, and a long drive with too much time for true confessions. Cassie’s rocks Nate to the core, leaving him wondering if the best thing that ever happened to him has been right in front of him all along.

Warning: Contains two best friends, a secret crush, and a road trip that leads to tow trucks, unexpected hotel-room sharing, epiphanies, sex, and more.

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Jeanette Grey started out with degrees in physics and painting, which she dutifully applied to stunted careers in teaching, technical support, and advertising. When none of that panned out, she started writing. In her spare time, Jeanette enjoys making pottery, playing board games, and spending time with her husband and her pet frog. She lives, loves, and writes in upstate New York. 

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