Saturday, June 21, 2014

Book Boyfriend ~ 6/21/14

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights.

In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.

Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.,%201


He can take the strong girl!

"I'm not sleeping with you," she says.
Surprised, I bark out a laugh and feel the last of the night's frustration ebb away.  She says exactly what she's thinking, and I love it.  I'm shocked by how much I want to keep prodding until I've unraveled every little thought that crosses her mind.
"Again with the assumptions,"  I say.
"Like you weren't thinking about it."
I hadn't actually gotten that far, but now I'm thinking about it, about how it would be an even better way to work off my frustration than fighting.

Such a hero! (Um...he just caught her as she jumped off a balcony)

Panic flits through her eyes.  In her haste to cover herself, she sits up, rushing to pull down her skirt, which leaves one knee on either side of my hips.  My hands are still frozen against her warm skin, now hidden beneath her skirt.  I stiffen and swallow a groan because I like her draped across me.  Entirely too much.  And if she doesn't move off me quickly, she's going to know it.

Love his humor!

I keep my eyes on my feet as he asks, "So Daredevil, besides jumping off balconies, what other crazy things do you spend your time doing?

"Hanging out in backyards with complete strangers, obviously."

His blue eyes are practically twinkling when he nudges my shoulder and says, "I've had my hands up your skirt, Daredevil. I think that qualifies me as an acquaintance at least."

Again with the humor!

Carson's hand smooths up from my elbow and curls around the back of my neck, pulling me even closer.  He tilts my head back, positioning me just how he wants me.  And though my body is a big fan of jumping on that bandwagon (and I totally plan to), my brain feels the need to remind him, "I'm still not sleeping with you."

He huffs out a laugh, his head dropping down until I can feel the breath from his laughter singe my collarbone.

"Oh, Daredevil," he murmurs.  "I like you."

Skills! He's got skills!

He threads a hand through my hair, cupping the back of my head, and gently tilts my lips up toward his.  After a few more soft kisses, his thumb runs across my bottom lip and electricity sparks from that tiny touch.

His thumb trails down to my chin, and he presses down just enough to pull my lips apart.  His tongue darts out, tracing my bottom lip the same way his thumb did, and I grip his shoulders hard because I feel like I might fall even though I'm sitting down.  One of his hands grips my hip in response as he teases my lips with his tongue one more time.
So love Carson.  All of Cora's books have such good humor and hot guys.  This one is no exception.  What do you think of Carson?  Leave me a comment.

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  1. Aaah, those teasers were so good! I am a huge fan of everything that Cora Carmack writes but I still haven't read this one - need to rectify that immediately ;) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sounds like I need to bump this one up on the pile. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I started this one, but then never got back to it. I was enjoying it though. I just need to read a few other books and then I am getting back to it.

  4. I loved Carson!!!! He is a great choice! He knew what he wanted and went after it :)

  5. I loved Carson to!!! Excellent choice this week.

  6. Oh my Carson seems hot- especially with his nickname for her Daredevil. How cute.