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Romancing The Books Blog Hop ~ CAN’T FAKE THIS’ Instant Attraction

Welcome to the Romancing the Books blog hop, hosted by Delighted Reader   and Livre D’Amour! I’m so glad you’re here to celebrate CAN’T FAKE THIS winning 2011 LRC Best Contemporary and a Gold Star from JERR!

Now for the good stuff. I’m giving away an ebook copy of CAN’T FAKE THIS!

CAN’T FAKE THS is about a divorcee ready to reenter the dating world, Anna Ryan is determined to be the best “product on the market,” which requires a lot more experience so she propositions sexy police officer Chase Harris to teach her how to make hot, passionate love as opposed to just having sex. He takes it a step further, instructing each lesson based on The Twelve Days of Christmas.

So here’s an R-rated excerpt of what happens when Anna & Chase meet for the first time:

You know that show Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo, right? Of course you do. Patti Stanger rocks with her take no crap from anybody self. I love it when she says “the pecker does the picking.” Well, that got me thinking about a scene in my debut. In CAN’T FAKE THIS, Anna’s ***that other P word** does the picking. The attraction she feels for Chase is instaneous. Here’s a snippet to illustrate what I’m talking about:


As I rummaged through my clutch for a dose of lip gloss, Marisol cleared her throat and cut her gaze across the room. I followed her line of vision and… Holy shit. I do believe my freakin’ heart stopped. He wasn’t supermodel gorgeous, not with his shaved head and height a tad on the short side, but his swagger… His near-predatory confidence as he maneuvered through the room made my eyes zero in on him. He locked on me, and I felt a slow, lazy smile spread across my lips. Suddenly we were the only two people in the room. My blood pressure hitched a degree with every step he took, and that feeling a girl gets when her heart beats so fast she’s on the verge of throwing up? Yep, I had it. I believe the technical term is “lust at first sight.”

A second later, his warm hand brushed my shoulder, and I’m not kidding, I thought I might melt right off that stool. Even the fine hairs on my arms stood on end, completely attuned to him and begging for attention. Needless to say, my nipples gave him a proud salute.

“Hi, I’m Chase Harris.” His heated breath tickled my ear as he leaned in to be heard over the country rock band jamming out twenty feet away.

My lungs folded and decided breathing was no longer necessary. The brief contact ignited a fiery liquid in the bottom of my tummy. My pussy simmered for the first time in years without the aid of batteries. “Anna Ryan,” I answered. “It’s nice to meet you.” Was it ever. I extended my hand, which he ignored for a hug.

My nostrils filled with the citrus scent of cologne, but underneath I detected something more masculine, more primal. I longed to bury my face in his soft gray fitted T-shirt. The garment outlined every perfect bulge. I couldn’t make out its graffiti design, but it very well could’ve said Eat Me and I would’ve happily obliged.

His gaze roamed my body, and the sexy glint in his eyes told me the risk of catching a cold in this black strapless mini was totally worth it. I might be in dire need of a boob job, but Chase didn’t seem to mind my negative As. Then the space between us grew cold as he left my side to hug Marisol.

“Cuba! Hey, woman. Great to see you.”

“Hey, yourself.” She flashed me a shrewd grin.

I so owed that girl.


I’d love to hear about moments you’ve had where the instaneous attraction blows you away! Don’t forgot to leave a comment.

I love connecting with my readers and making new friends! A lucky commenter will win an ebook copy of CAN’T FAKE THIS. (International prize). Please leave your email address. Anyone who signs up for my newsletter will get a bonus entry.  Please consider signing up so you can stay up to date on other releases including DANCE WITH A MILLIONAIRE, a f/m erotic coming in March. Finally, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for five other blog hop give-aways this week!

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27 Comments to “Romancing The Books Blog Hop ~ CAN’T FAKE THIS’ Instant Attraction”

  1. desiree Says:

    wow the book sound great and would’ve to read and log on it

  2. Casey Crow Says:

    Desiree – Good luck in the contest! It’s definitely a fun (and HOT) story!

  3. Shari Says:

    Thank you for joining the blog hop! Wonderful giveaway!

    I can’t say I have experienced any instant attraction. My husband and I didn’t even like each other when we met. Spent months arguing before we even went on a first date.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Casey Crow Says:

    Shari – I love this story! It would make a fantastic book!

  5. Andrea I Says:

    I can’t say that I’ve ever experienced instant attraction.
    There must have been something as my husband and I have been married 42 yrs.


  6. Anne Says:

    I’ve appreciated men at a glance, but not a deep attraction.

  7. Casey Crow Says:

    Andrea – WOW! 42 years. That’s amazing! What’s your secret?

    Anne – Yep, I think we all like a little eye candy every now and then :) Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Mary @Sweeping Me Says:

    I LOVE when the both find out that they loved each other all the time. It’s such a great moment and usually makes me melt on the spot!
    I have had an instant attraction lust at first sight but sadly it didn’t last. I am now married for 12 years with two girls…That’s love.

    mary_reiss @

  9. foretta Says:

    great contest. I had instant attraction to my ex much to my misfortune. LOL

  10. Joanne B Says:

    I can’t say that I’ve ever experienced instant attraction. Sad but true. Maybe some day. I can’t wait to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.


  11. Casey Crow Says:

    Mary – So glad you stopped by. Hope that hubby of yours makes your Valentine’s Day extra special.

    Foretta – LOL. Guess that’s why it’s lust at first sight. Thanks for visiting.

    Joanne – Thanks for popping in. Hope you have great week.

  12. Barbara Says:

    I have experienced instant attraction…but those relationships did not last. However, when I met my husband, I didn’t think much of him…but he was persistent and well, we’ve been married for 20 yrs…
    Thx for this giveaway opportunity…Happy Valentines Day<3

    barbbattaglia @

  13. Linda Henderson Says:

    Ah, I remember that one glance instant attraction from when I was younger. I’ve never forgotten him and it’s been a lot of years ago. My mother didn’t approve of him so she wouldn’t let me date him. He became a bank president, so much for her ideas of good dating material. The book sounds really hot and I’d love to read it.

    Newsletter subscriber

    seriousreader at live dot com

  14. Casey Crow Says:

    Barbara – Congratulations on 20 years of marriage! That’s amazing!

    Linda – Thanks for stopping by again, Linda! Happy Valentine’s day!

  15. June M. Says:

    This sounds really good. I can’t wait to read more about the 12 days of Christmas lessons. I am hoping with all the giveaways that I win a copy *G*
    Thank you for the giveaways. I am already an email subscriber.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  16. Casey Crow Says:

    June – Thanks for stopping by again! Hope you have the best Valentine’s yet!

  17. JoAnna B Says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    I have found for myself that “instant” attraction doesn’t work for me.
    Joined newsletter (joannabecker)

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  18. Casey Crow Says:

    JoAnna – Here’s wishing you a happy valentine’s and whatever works!

  19. sweety Says:

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!


  20. Casey Crow Says:

    Sweety – Thanks for popping in!

  21. Pam S (pams00) Says:

    I can’t really say that I’ve ever experienced the instant attraction feeling that’s in romances.

    Ty for the excerpt share and giveaway!

    newsletter subscriber.

    pams00 at

  22. Amber Says:

    I can’t really think of any moment like that. :( Great excerpt! I’d love to read it! Thanks,
    goodblinknpark@yahoo .com

  23. Casey Crow Says:

    Pam – Thanks for visiting. Happy Valentine’s Day.

    Amber – Glad you popped. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  24. Cristina C. Says:

    My parent’s had that. They’ve been married for almost 37 years now. :)

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    menina.iscrazy @

  25. latisha depoortere Says:

    Thanks for sharing sounds like a great book!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Happy V Day too you :)

  26. lisagk Says:

    Too long married to have any lust at first sight moments, but I definitely love the heat in Chase and Anna’s first meeting. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

  27. Casey Crow Says:

    Congratulations Desiree, winner of an ebook copy of CAN’T FAKE THIS! Thank you everyone who participated and if you’d still like a copy of this award winning book, it is available at Please come back and visit me again soon. I’m always dishing up something or having guest blogger.

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