Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Blog Tour: Excerpt of Love On the Rocks by Kim Bailey


Melina’s rule-following good girl ways doesn’t stop bad boy, good time seeking Zane from looking her way. With her dreams on the line and his easy charm in the way, will they be able to make it work without risking it all? Readers will fall in love with this workplace romance from Kim Bailey. The Holiday Springs Resort series is here and LOVE ON THE ROCKS is now live!
Melina‌ ‌Morales‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌good‌ ‌girl.‌ ‌ ‌
A‌ ‌hardworking,‌ ‌ambitious,‌ ‌follows-all-the-rules‌ ‌girl.‌ ‌Maybe‌ ‌that’s‌ ‌why‌ ‌her‌ ‌coworkers‌ ‌call‌ ‌her‌ ‌the‌ ‌
ice‌ ‌queen.‌ ‌She‌ ‌might‌ ‌care‌ ‌if‌ ‌it‌ ‌weren’t‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌looming‌ ‌pile‌ ‌of‌ ‌debt‌ ‌and‌ ‌her‌ ‌family’s‌ ‌dependence‌ ‌
on‌ ‌her.‌ ‌But‌ ‌with‌ ‌her‌ ‌dream‌ ‌job‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌line,‌ ‌she’s‌ ‌determined‌ ‌to‌ ‌succeed,‌ ‌no‌ ‌matter‌ ‌the‌ ‌sacrifice.‌ ‌
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There’s‌ ‌just‌ ‌one‌ ‌tiny,‌ ‌six-foot-something‌ ‌problem.‌ ‌.‌ ‌.‌ ‌
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Zane‌ ‌Wilder‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌bad‌ ‌boy.‌ ‌
The‌ ‌Holiday‌ ‌Springs‌ ‌bartender‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌guy‌ ‌everyone‌ ‌turns‌ ‌to‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌good‌ ‌time—especially‌ ‌the‌ ‌
women.‌ ‌Except‌ ‌lately‌ ‌he’s‌ ‌been‌ ‌unsatisfied.‌ ‌Maybe‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌got‌ ‌something‌ ‌to‌ ‌do‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌drunken‌ ‌
kiss‌ ‌he‌ ‌shared‌ ‌with‌ ‌Melina,‌ ‌but‌ ‌since‌ ‌he’s‌ ‌not‌ ‌interested‌ ‌in‌ ‌commitment,‌ ‌he‌ ‌figures‌ ‌there’ll‌ ‌never‌ ‌
be‌ ‌a‌ ‌chance‌ ‌to‌ ‌find‌ ‌out.‌ ‌
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When‌ ‌Melina‌ ‌agrees‌ ‌to‌ ‌one‌ ‌date‌ ‌in‌ ‌return‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌favor,‌ ‌they‌ ‌both‌ ‌quickly‌ ‌realize‌ ‌there’s‌ ‌something‌ ‌
between‌ ‌them.‌ ‌But‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌going‌ ‌to‌ ‌take‌ ‌Zane‌ ‌a‌ ‌lot‌ ‌more‌ ‌than‌ ‌his‌ ‌fun-loving‌ ‌ways‌ ‌and‌ ‌easy‌ ‌charm‌ ‌
to‌ ‌convince‌ ‌the‌ ‌good‌ ‌girl‌ ‌to‌ ‌give‌ ‌him‌ ‌a‌ ‌serious‌ ‌shot.‌ ‌
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This‌ ‌time,‌ ‌he’ll‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌risk‌ ‌his‌ ‌heart.‌ ‌
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Escape‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌romantic‌ ‌paradise‌ ‌of‌ ‌Holiday‌ ‌Springs‌ ‌and‌ ‌warm‌ ‌up‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌next‌ ‌happily‌ ‌ever‌ ‌

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“I knew he was into you!” Avery shouted. “I frickin’ told you so!”
“It’s only one date, Av.” One date and a huge pile of regret just waiting to happen. “Besides, he hasn’t confirmed the caterer yet. There won’t be a date if he doesn’t make good on his promise.”
“What. Ever. I have no doubt he’ll come through.” She pushed one of the shots of J├Ągermeister she’d ordered toward me, encouraging me to down it.
“God, I love being right.” She beamed at me as the liquor burned its way down my throat. “I told you he had a thing for you…I bet it’s a really big thing, too.” She smirked. “I bet it’s huge.”
If Olivia and Lucie were my teammates, Avery was our MVP. Best friends since we were five, she was like another sister to me. But like all siblings, sometimes I really didn’t like her much.
“I’ve got something huge for you over here, sweetheart,” one of the mountain men called.
“If that were true, you wouldn’t need to advertise it,” Avery called back, not missing a beat.         
And sometimes, I really, really loved her.
“It’s one date,” I repeated, watching the burly guy try to hide his embarrassment at being schooled by a tiny blue-eyed blonde.
“But who knows where one date will lead. I mean, you two have already kissed.”
She froze with her drink halfway to her mouth, both her eyes and lips round.
“He kissed me again this morning,” I confided.
As much as I loved and trusted Avery, I hadn’t planned on telling her this part—her current reaction being the main reason why. But the booze had loosened my tongue and a few of my inhibitions.
“Please close your mouth before big-dick guy offers you something to put in it,” I begged. “Zane kissing me is not that exciting. Or that simple.”
Liar. Liar. Liar.
“What’s complicated about it?” Her face screwed up in disbelief, the tint of pink in her cheeks upping her adorable factor. No wonder all the men stared; my best friend was a living doll. “Deny it all you want, Meli, but I know you like him.”
I swallowed back half my beer as I wrestled with that notion. She was right, of course; I did like him. But liking Zane magic-lips Wilder was never the issue.
“We work together, and he’s the resort owner’s nephew. What if it ends badly, or worse, what if my boss finds out?”
“Didn’t your boss meet her husband at the resort?”
I took another deep swig of beer and avoided answering her question.
But Avery kept on rolling. “In fact,” she mused, her head tilting to the side like a fascinated kitten. “Didn’t you mention he was her boss at the time? Call me crazy, but I think that’s fraternizing-101.”

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About Kim
Kim Bailey is a born procrastinator and sarcasm junkie who gets her motivation from coffee and
good books. She enjoys lively conversations, usually with imaginary people, and can often be
found daydreaming at work.
Most of all, she loves writing about love.
Her romance stories range from small-town contemporaries to action-packed suspense but always have a high heat level. She writes strong-willed women, broody alpha males, deep family bonds, and fiercely passionate lovers.
Kim proudly became a USA Today Best-Selling Author with her contribution to Wanted: An
Outlaw Anthology. This charity anthology raised over $5000 for St. Jude Children's Research
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