Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Teaser Tuesday ~ 7/23/13

This is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

To participate you:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Gonna be a Nicole Williams kinda day on StuckInBooks!  First, this teaser then check out the review for it!  LOVE this author so much.  Her books are the best.

 There’s complicated. And there’s Rowen Sterling.

After numbing pain for the past five years with boys, alcohol, and all-around apathy, she finds herself on a Greyhound bus to nowhere Montana the summer after she graduates high school. Her mom agreed to front the bill to Rowen’s dream art school only if Rowen proves she can work hard and stay out of trouble at Willow Springs Ranch. Cooking breakfast at the crack of dawn for a couple dozen ranch hands and mucking out horse stalls are the last things in the world Rowen wants to spend her summer doing.

Until Jesse Walker saunters into her life wearing a pair of painted-on jeans, a cowboy hat, and a grin that makes something in her chest she’d thought was frozen go boom-boom. Jesse’s like no one else, and certainly nothing like her. He’s the bright and shiny to her dark and jaded.

Rowen knows there’s no happily-ever-after for the golden boy and the rebel girl—happily-right-now is a stretch—so she tries to forget and ignore the boy who makes her feel things she’s not sure she’s ready to feel. But the more she pushes him away, the closer he seems to get. The more she convinces herself she doesn’t care, the harder she falls.

When her dark secrets refuse to stay locked behind the walls she’s kept up for years, Rowen realizes it’s not just everyone else she needs to be honest with. It’s herself.

"They aren't to me, and if you don't mind picking this conversation up later on, there's something I've really been wanting to do." His voice went lower, even a bit rougher.

"What's that?" I asked needlessly. What he wanted to do was pretty obvious from the desire in his eyes as he studies my mouth.

Jesse scooted closer. So close, more of my body touched some part of his than didn't. His hand framing my face slid back around to my neck. His thumb skimmed the skin just under the collar of my shirt, causing my skin to erupt in goosebumps. Jess's touch was powerful stuff, I'd known that from the first day I'd shook hands with him, but having his hands touch and caress me in gentle, intimate ways made the power of his touch difficult to bear.

His other hand went to the small of my back right before his head tilted and he closed the last few inches of space between us. A smile was still on his lips when his mouth pressed into mine. It was so damn tender and gentle, I would have turned into a pile of mush if I was capable of it. Then, as quickly as it had dropped to mine, his mouth drifted away.
I could have cried from the separation.

"That's what," he whispered against my lips.

That was a good answer. Both the verbal and non-verbal.

"That's all?" I said with just enough inflection.

"No." He pressed closer to me. "No, that's not all." (Page 144-145)

Yes, I KNOW I broke the rules...I'm pretty sure you wish I had given you even MORE!  But you will have to read the book for that.  AND you so need to read the book.  *Sigh* Jesse.

What about you?  Have a teaser for me?  Leave me a comment.


  1. Oh my! I haven't read any of her books but I really want to now!

    My TT

  2. I really loved that tease. I'm so glad you broke the rules.
    I've seen this one around... alot! Sounds like my kind of read.

    My TT @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  3. What happened next, Val? I mean come on, seriously to stop there. You are the reason my TBR pile gets bigger.

    My Teaser

  4. I have to get this book now. For sure!! You made me need to know!!

  5. Holy moly! That was definitely worth breaking the rules.

    My TT

  6. Love it! Can't wait to read this one, thanks for sharing Val

  7. I loved Jesse and can't wait to read Near & Far. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. I haven't read this series but it keeps being recommended to me, and that teaser...I think I'll have to check it out. : )

    Nice share. : )

    My TT: http://followthewritingrabbit.blogspot.com/

  9. I can't wait for Near & Far! So excited we are going to be in Jesse's head! Love the teaser!

    Ally @ bookfixation.blogspot.com

  10. Ha! You did the break the rules big time and now left us all hanging!!! Great job! Thanks for stopping by my TT today too.

  11. Rules are meant to be broken for that reason! LOL! Thanks for sharing! Here's my TT http://winterhavenbooks.blogspot.com/2013/07/teaser-tuesday-37.html

  12. Um, yeah, I think I DO need to read this one. Sometimes it's okay to break the rules when you're giving the people what they want. :) Thanks for sharing & stopping by!

  13. Lol. Glad you're liking this one! Thanks for the steamy extract to spice up my evening. :-) No Teaser Tuesday my end this week, sorry, taking a much needed break from blogging!

  14. Damn. Worth typing all that. So worth it!

    mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/teaser-tuesday-replica/

  15. I need to check this book out soon! It looks awesome (the cover so pretty too!). Thanks for sharing & stopping by Bookmunchies (:

  16. Ahhh!! Yes, I DEFINITELY do need to read this one!! Thanks for breaking the rules... I love that teaser!! :)

  17. Sounds like a great beach read!
    (I never stick to the two line rule either :p)