Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pre-publication blog tour for Ruining Mr. Perfect by Marie Harte

 We are excited to be taking part in a pre-publication tour to promote Marie Harte's upcoming book, Ruining Mr. Perfect!, Book 3 in the McCauley Brothers series.  Over the next two weeks, a different blog will be releasing a new excerpt every day.  We have the second one for you below! ( The full list of stops can also be found below) 

 Also, make sure to check out my reviews of The Troublemaker Next Door (Book 1) here and  How to Handle a Heartbreaker (Book 2) here.

Author: Marie Harte
Publsiher: Sourcebooks
Date of publication:

Vanessa Campbell is a CPA by day and a perfectionist by night. She’s fit, successful…and decidedly lonely. She can’t stop thinking about the youngest McCauley brother, Cameron. He’s just like her: smart, attractive, and usually right—except when dealing with her.

Cameron McCauley likes Vanessa a little too much. She’s a blond goddess with a razor-sharp tongue. She hates to be wrong, just like him. But she can hold a grudge and is stubborn to a fault—also like him.

A past disagreement has them rubbing each other the wrong way. Cam is dying to shake Vanessa up—get her to let loose. But if he succeeds, can his heart handle it?

An Excerpt

The waitress brought their drinks, but Vanessa stared past hers at the ocean, watching the waves roll. A rhythm of swells coming and going. But never staying.
“Cameron? Can I ask you something?”
“Sure,” he answered softly.
“Do you like talking to me?” She didn’t want to see his expression when he answered, didn’t want to know what he really thought. For all that he could get on her nerves, Cameron was a kind man. He would tell her what she wanted to hear.
He didn’t speak. She heard him take a sip and then he said, “Look at me.”
She forced herself not to feel and turned. “What?”
His tender expression confused her, because she wanted to hold on to it as much as she wanted to look away. “I love talking to you. I think the first thing about you that attracted me, aside from those long, long legs, was your mind.”
She sighed. “Right.”
“No, really.” He smiled warmly. “I live with people who think I’m both a nerd and a moron, which shouldn’t actually be possible. My family treats me like a girl half the time—no offense. And my job sounds interesting to women until they ask me about it, and I tell them. They don’t want to hear me. They just want to look at these fine features and get a crack at my stellar skills in bed.” He leaned closer. “You would understand if you’d really tangled with my tongue.”
She found herself smiling when moments ago she’d wanted to cry.
“I know what it’s like to be misunderstood. Trust me, I’ve been living with my personal demon for almost two weeks now. And I’ve never felt more alone or useless in my life.”
“I’m sorry.” She knew how hard family could be. “My own parents and I never talk. They don’t do birthdays or holidays or… Hell, they don’t do fun. Never have. If it wasn’t for Aunt Michelle—Maddie’s mom—I’d probably be a sociopath. Or so Maddie likes to say.”
He laughed. “Maddie’s so dramatic. She’s cute, but if I had to put up with that roller coaster of emotions all the time, I’d shoot myself.”
“I know.” She sipped her drink and watched Cameron’s throat as he swallowed his. Why she found that sexy she couldn’t say.
“Vanessa…” He paused. “This isn’t going to sound right. But I’d like to continue our conversation in private. Would you like to come up to my room?” 

To continue reading, amke sure to check out The Bookish Babe tomorrow.

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About the author:

Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a  happily ever after. Visit and fall in love.

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