The Review & Excerpt Tour for Erika Kelly’s MINE FOR THE WEEK Is Stopping Here Today!
From the award-winning author of MINE FOR NOW comes the next sizzling standalone story in her Wild Love Series available October 3rd, about a chance meeting that changes the course of two people’s lives! Don’t miss the amazing excerpt below and order your copy of MINE FOR THE WEEK today!
About MINE FOR THE WEEK (Wild Love Series #2):
As the top collegiate shortstop in the country, Ryan O’Donnell’s life is about discipline and training. But a growing restlessness causes him to bail on his baseball team over spring break to join his buddies at an exclusive singles resort. He just needs a few days to escape his life, and then he’ll get right back on track. But not twenty minutes after he arrives he meets HER, and the world as he knows it changes irrevocably. It should only be a hookup—that’s what spring break’s all about—but one taste of this sexy, vibrant woman isn’t enough. He has to have her. Even if it’s only for a week.
Sophie Valentine—yes, that Valentine—just found out her siblings want to sell off Crazy Hearts—the Peeps of the Valentine’s Day world. Being the youngest by eight years, she’s used to feeling left out, but selling off her family’s legacy without talking to her first? Not gonna happen. Upset, she takes off with her friends on their spring break vacation. She only wanted an escape—she never imagined meeting HIM. He’s smoking hot and intensely protective of her—and she loves it. But he’s about to start a major league baseball career, and she’s launching a battle to keep the family company. They have no future. It’s just…she’s never felt this way for anyone before.
Are they really going to walk away from this kind of connection…this passion? Or can a week turn into a lifetime?
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“What’re you thinking about?” she asked.
His attention remained focused on the road. “I’m not.”
“You’re not thinking?”
“Who doesn’t think? You’re driving along, but you’re not thinking?”
“Nope. I’m just enjoying being with you.”
Warmth flooded her. She looked away from him, letting it spread through her, thick and sweet as caramel. He’d seemed at peace when they’d first started out and she’d told him about the island, the superstitions. She’d even told him about her conversation with her sister. He’d gotten angry at Abby’s attitude, and she’d appreciated his support.
Up ahead she noticed a stand of trees. “Here we go. It’s getting more wooded. We’re close.” She read the information she’d printed out. “Pretty soon we’re going to see a big rock with some graffiti on it, and then we enter a forest.” She leaned into him, their arms brushing, as she reached for the control panel.
“What’re you doing?”
“Resetting the odometer.” She looked for the button. “The path’s exactly two point four miles from the rock.”
He batted her hand away, leaned forward, and hit the button.
“Awesome. I can’t wait.” She gestured to his lap. “You can go in your shorts.”
“Oh, you have to go in. The water has magical properties.”
“So you said.”
“You don’t believe in it?”
He shrugged. “I believe telling people water has magical properties is a great way to get tourists to come out here and spend money. Do they sell it in bottles in roadside kiosks?”
“Well, hello to the itty bitty cynic who lives inside you. Does he come out often? I don’t think I’ve met him before.”
He slowly leveled her a look that said he wasn’t amused.
So she met his with one of her own. “This isn’t a tourist attraction. The islanders actually believe in it.”
“And a tourist guide book told you that?”
“I didn’t buy a tourist guide book.”
“You learned it from an islander?”
“I got it from the Internet.”
And then that serious face blew wide open with laughter. “Okay then.” And that right there was the man she’d fallen for.
And, yep, no doubt about it. She’d fallen for this complicated, moody, sexy man. “You can fester in your cynicism. I choose to believe in magical properties.”
“And what do you hope to get from the magic?”
She quickly turned away from him. “I don’t know.”
“Wait, did you just blush? Are you…embarrassed?”
“Just drive the freaking car. I’m not embarrassed.”
He took his foot off the accelerator, shifting gears. “Not until you tell me what you want the magic for.”
She shoved his thigh. “God, Ryan. I want to eat whatever I want and not gain weight. I want to meet the man of my dreams and drive off into the sunset in a convertible. I want to find my passion and earn a living out of it. What does anyone want?”
And from his very intense expression she had a strong feeling he wanted her.
And don’t miss the first title in the Wild Love Series!
MINE FOR NOW
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About Erika Kelly: Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life--she just didn't know it. Raised on the classics, she didn't discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she's been devouring the genre and has found her true voice as an author. Over three decades she's written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women's fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she's lived in two countries and seven states, but give her pen and paper, a stack of good books, and a steaming mug of vanilla chai latte and she can make her home anywhere.
Everything in Ryan O'Donnell's life revolves around baseball, and soon all his years of hard work and dedication are going to pay off, with a trip to the big leagues. Growing up in a rough home environment, he needed something else to focus on, to look forward to, and give him a sense of discipline and he found that early on with baseball. But then suddenly the thing he has dreamed of doing all these years has lost it's appeal, now he feels like he needs something that challenges him the way the game use to... and it makes him panic and walk away from the future he thought he'd wanted. Now with his future is up in the air, his coach and father are trying to reign him back in, and he is on an weekend getaway with his buddies trying to figure out what to do...then she wanders into his life and suddenly things in his life don't look so grim!
Sophie Valentine is on a mission to meet a man, and start her happily ever after... but meeting a man at a strings-free singles resort isn't the most ideal way to do that... or is it? Her friends and her come to the island for one last hurrah before graduation and she can't help but feel like the new future she is about to start is all wrong. She is fighting with her family about the future of the family business, she has no love life to speak of and her career path is completely up in the air. Then she meets Mr. Sexy Baseball player Ryan O'Donnell, and he completely turns her sheltered little world upside-down... and helps her see a future she never thought she'd have.
In Mine For The Week Ms. Kelly introduces us to two characters that have come to a crossroads in their lives and are struggling to find the right path to take, never expecting that together they will find the one that is meant for only them. They both want different things for themselves, and then they meet one another, and fate takes over and puts them on a unexpected path that makes all the sense in the world, and boy was it a beautiful thing to watch unfold! Their heartfelt journey is filled with lots of little bumps, a few tears and some heartache, and lots of steamy moments that will leave you blushing. This was a really impressive first read for me, it had everything I enjoy in a romance story and so much more... I highly recommend you meet these two, their story is sure to tug on your heartstrings and curl your toes!!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.