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The Weekend Propositionby Ella JadeThanks so much for having me today. I’m thrilled to share my newest release, The Weekend Proposition, with all of you. Please check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post.
Growing up, one of my favorite movies was Pretty Woman. I love reading or watching stories about a strong heroine who needs a little assistance from a sexy, domineering, rich man. If he’s a few years older than the girl, that does it for me too. This book has that Pretty Woman feel but it’s an entirely different story.
When I began writing The Weekend Proposition, I wanted the hero to make the heroine a proposition she couldn’t refuse. Of course, I didn’t want to make the proposal an indecent one. Not that there is anything wrong with an indecent proposal but when I came up with the concept for the book I couldn’t blur the lines between the couple. In Spencer’s mind, his request could never be about sex. He saw an opportunity to help Coda and he took it. When I developed the character of Spencer I knew he’d be the perfect knight in shining armor. He’s charismatic, polite and follows through on his word. He’s also just the right amount of dirty too ;) I don’t think anyone will blame Coda for falling fast and hard for the no-nonsense CEO. He’s a charmer.
One of my favorite scenes…
“I’m not looking to be the next Bachelor.”
“I’m sure that show would love you. Rich, successful, and totally hot.”
“You think I’m hot?” He smirked all smug-like and sexy.
“Like you didn’t already know?”
“That I’m hot or that you thought I was hot?”
“You are arrogant.”
“I don’t have time for a relationship. My job is very demanding.”
“You still need a social life.” She shrugged. “Not that I have time for one.”
“You see, that’s why my proposition is perfect.”
When he turned to leave the room she reached out and touched his tattoo. She couldn’t stop herself. His muscles tightened under her fingers. He looked over his shoulder and into her eyes.
“I didn’t expect this.” She traced over the keys. “Do you play?”
He nodded as he held her gaze.
“It’s really good.” She moved closer to get a better look. She wasn’t sure where her boldness came from but she couldn’t stop touching his heated skin. “Did you have it done in the city?”
“Um, yes.” He spoke so low she almost missed it.
“Old Souls Tattoo Parlor?” She saw a date written just underneath the picture. She wondered what it symbolized.
“How did you know that?”
“I’m friends with Jake. He’s a remarkable artist. His tats almost pop off the skin. I could tell by the color scheme this was his work. It looks like you could almost play this miniature piano.” She continued to run her fingers over the image. “He’s done all of mine.”
“You have more?” He turned to face her. “I saw the one at the nape of your neck.”
“I have a few more.”
“Where?” She felt his breath on her lips.
“Wouldn’t you like to know?” She gave him a flirty smile. “You better get ready for dinner.”
“Only if you’ll promise to tell me later.”
“Maybe I’ll show you.”
“You like to tease me, don’t you? That could be dangerous.”
See what I mean? Spencer is a total panty-dropping kind of guy. The Weekend Proposition is available now wherever eBooks are sold.
One weekend—no strings, no expectations, and no commitments. On Sunday afternoon it all ends, or does it?
No-nonsense businessman Spencer Cannon has a dilemma. He’s headed to Connecticut for the weekend to attend his cousin’s elaborate wedding. His whole family will be there in addition to his obsessed ex-girlfriend Ava. According to Spencer’s brother, Ava has been telling her friends she’s planning a magical reunion with her favorite ex-boyfriend. Spencer’s not in the mood to deal with her, but he can’t miss the wedding. He needs a plan.
Struggling Brooklyn waitress and aspiring graphic designer Dakota Vercelli has fallen on hard times. College debts, pending eviction, and her sick mother are taking a toll on her. A chance encounter with Mr. Cannon, CEO of Cannon and Carrington Advertising, leads to a proposition that may be just the thing to solve both of their problems. Spencer’s offer—spend four days with him during the wedding festivities and keep his ex off his trail. In return, he’ll compensate her generously for her time. He needs a weekend girlfriend, and Dakota needs the cash.
It was just supposed to be a business deal, but after sharing a room, kissing under the stars, and attending a wedding, their attraction is undeniable. Will the illusion end when the weekend is over or is the proposition just the beginning?
Content Warning: contains mature language and graphic sexual content
Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.
Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.
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