Special Forces: Operation Alpha: Protecting Us (Special Forces: Operation Alpha #12) by Magan Vernon
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen at OkayCreations.
Photography: Mae I Design
Models: Alex Denning & Cherry Albrecht
Eleanora Boone wants to live her life, not the one her very southern parents planned for her, which is why she chose a college thousands of miles away. Now she’s faced with returning home or doing something that would defy her family. When an opportunity to visit Los Angeles falls in her lap, she uses it to become someone different.
California is everything Eleanora thought it would be, and even more so when she meets Quinn, the shy, reserved and brooding musician who’s the complete opposite of the guys she’s used to back home.
“You should do it, El. My brother lives there,” Sofia adds. Her brother, right. For the past two years, she’s told me about her brother. In fact, she tells anyone who will listen. He’s famous or is going to be, yet refuses to tell us his name, but talks about him an awful lot. He goes by Q, according to her. It’s some artist name or whatever. The thing is, when you’ve lived with someone for two years, you meet their family. Granted, this is the first time she’s met my parents, but my brother and sister have come to visit, and she’s had the dubious honor of meeting Roy. The only person in Sofia’s family that we’ve met is her mom, Alicia. Never the brother, which is a shame because anytime him and Sofia are together in pictures, he looks super-hot, and way out of my league.
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“Welcome to Margo’s. Can I get you another beer or some food?” I asked, focusing my attention on Evan.Leveling that green gaze on me, he said, “Yeah, can I get a burger?” My pulse fluttered under his rapt stare. The man wasn’t cowboy enough for me, but he sure was something worth looking at. His dark hair and beard only helped to accentuate those fabulous green eyes. Now that I was up close and personal, I also took note of his lips. They were full, perfect, and very sexy.“Hello?” he called out in a somewhat irritated tone.“Oh, uh, sorry. What was that?” I asked, embarrassed to be caught staring.“Food?” he clipped.I started to apologize again, but instead, found myself saying, “Yes, what about it?”“Can we order some or are you going to stand there staring at us all night?” Talk about rude.“Sure thing, honey. What would you like?” I asked in a sugar-sweet voice. His green eyes narrowed in on me and I smiled. Take that Rock Star.“I would like a hamburger.”“On it?” I questioned.“On what?” he asked, clearly getting more irritated by the second.“What would you like on it?” I asked, carefully enunciating each word. His friends laughed.“Cheese, Let—”“Kind?” I interrupted.“Huh?” he questioned.“What kind of cheese, dude?” his buddy asked for me.Catching the female’s eye, I winked and she smiled.“Fuck!” Evan hissed. “I don’t care. Just give me a damn cheeseburger with the works.”Lifting my brows, I asked, “The works?” I wanted to make sure I’d heard him right.“Yeeees,” he replied in the same slow tone I’d given him earlier.Tit for tat, I thought, but answered, “Sure thing, doll. One burger with the works, coming right up.” This guy was a real twit. After taking the other orders, I quickly escaped to the kitchen.“You’re sure he wants the works?” Sam asked.Somehow managing to keep a straight face, I confirmed that the customer did, indeed, want a burger with the works. I left Sam mumbling behind the stove and returned to the bar, smiling all the way.“So, what are they like?” Alex-Ann whispered.“Chaz and his girl are nice,” I told her.“And Evan?”“I’m back,” Gretchen interrupted. “Thanks for watching my table.”“Order up!” Sam called from the kitchen.“That’s for table six,” I directed at Gretchen. Not even two minutes passed before the bar was interrupted by a loud commotion.“What the hell is on this?” I heard shouted from across the room. My inner bitch gave a silent whoop and a fist pump and I had to bite back the urge to cackle with glee. Serves the shit-heel right.A minute or so later, Gretchen called out, “Quinn, you’re needed at table six!”Zeroing in on my smirk, Alex-Ann whispered, “What did you do?”Ignoring her question, I slid out from behind the bar and made my way over to table six. Evan’s face was no longer pale, but more like the color of a ripe tomato. That’s what habanero peppers would do to you.“What the hell did you put on this?” he wheezed between gulps of water.“I’m sorry, you did say you wanted the works, didn’t you?” I could tell the guy wanted to blast me.“He did,” Chaz chimed in, which earned him an evil glare.“People are staring. Let’s go,” Evan grumbled.“I’m sorry. Did I do something wrong?” I questioned, my tone filled with fake concern. Without answering, he scooted from the booth and walked out the door.
RB Hilliard lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children. In 2012, she began writing His End Game, the first book in her MMG Series. Hilliard has not only published six books in this series, but has gone on to publish her hilariously funny Whisky’s novels, as well as her Rock Star Romance Series, Meltdown.
The next big outing is a hiking trip on an island in the Canadian Muskoka. Everything is perfection, from the brand name of their hiking boots to their silk long johns. Nothing can go wrong, right?
His eyes drill into my back as I walk in front of him. A little unsettling, but I don’t let it show. Placing the plastic menus on the table, I turn around and gesture to the booth.
“Would you like anything to drink now, or do you want to wait for your companion?” My voice is a little higher than I would like, so I take a steadying breath to get myself under control.
He continues to stare hard at me. His eyes rove over my face, catching on the birthmark.
“Just water please.” He sits in the booth, crinkling the cheap, red plastic upholstery that is cracked from decades of use, and dismisses me by turning his attention outside the window.
What a douche.
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Today we have the blog tour for FORTUNATE ENCOUNTERS by Caterina Passarelli, a first in the new Signs Series!
Title: FORTUNATE ENCOUNTERS
Series: The Signs Series
Author: Caterina Passarelli
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: September 20
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs
About FORTUNATE ENCOUNTERS
Sitting at the wrong table turned my life upside down.
I was supposed to be on a date with one man but made a huge mistake—a mistake I keep bumping into all over New York City.
Clark Chambers is arrogant, straightforward, devastatingly handsome, and takes what he wants. And right now his sight is set on me.
But he only wants friends with benefits. And I’d rather eat dirt than agree to that.
After an “enough is enough” moment, I turn to the Universe for help & ask for a special sign.
And it’s just my luck … looks like rabbits & romance really do mix!
Enter the Giveaway
About Caterina Passarelli
Former TV News Producer turned Romance author, Caterina Passarelli has always had a love for words. From real-life Detroit crime to fictional love stories around the globe, she hopes to take her readers on a fast-paced adventure.
Caterina is the author of five titles in multiple genres: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense.
When she’s not writing about alpha males and strong, sarcastic women, she is the CEO of an online fitness coaching company.
Caterina is the fur mom to her three-year-old rescue dog, Piper, who she spoils uncontrollably.
She loves hearing from her readers on her Facebook page!
A sweet, sexy and light read.
Juliette is a young single professional who is looking for love unfortunately her dates are subpar at best. On one of those said dates she sits down at the wrong table only realising that her real date is standing at the table she sat down at. After she begs off early from her date she can’t stop thinking about Clark.
Clark is sitting at table minding his own business and then a woman who isn’t usually his type sits down in front of him he is amused by all of this but with all of his amusement he can’t seem to forget her. He doesn’t have time for relationships he has a life plan that he is working on make as much money as possible and then have kids, his outlook on life is a bit skewed.
After their first encounter they keep on seeing one another all over the place. But Clark doesn’t want a relationship so offers friends with benefits. Juliette hasn’t really lived a lot so she agrees to the idea only at some point as always feelings always start to get involved. Which here is also the case.
I wasn’t convinced on the chemistry between these two and with all the push and pull I felt as if that spark was missing.
The author in her writing style is talented and she has created a fun and sexy read with no other woman drama.
I have to admit it’s been about a week since I finished this and I’m a bit fuzzy on the details. It has been a really busy week and well I guess it could speak for the book not being that memorable but in all honesty it is me.