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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

On the Outside (Caught Inside #3) by S. Briones Lim

Though the two have nothing in common, they soon find a mutual attraction. Unfortunately, Xavier’s sister Kacy and childhood friend Riley Dillon want nothing more than to tear the two apart. 
Will the hotheaded New Yorker and laid back Californian make it work? 
Or will their relationship be left on the outside?

Description:

Release Date: November 10th, 2015

Harper Montgomery had it all. As the rising star in a new hit sitcom, she was making waves in the Big Apple until one nasty rumor quickly extinguished her flame. 

After her character was unceremoniously killed off the show, she finds herself a pariah of the television world. To make matters worse, she makes the horrible mistake of sleeping with her best friend’s ex-fiancé and soon finds herself pushed out of her BFF’s life.

As one final attempt to salvage her career, Harper moves to San Diego, California after landing a role in a new movie. The only problem is, her character requires an in-depth knowledge of the water, which this New Yorker has none of.

Tall, dark and handsome, Xavier Greene has always been a go-getter, but very unlucky in love. As the producer for a new beach flick, he finds himself assigned to the task of teaching actress, Harper Montgomery, the ins and outs of California surfing. 

Though the two have nothing in common, they soon find a mutual attraction. Unfortunately, Xavier’s sister Kacy and childhood friend Riley Dillon want nothing more than to tear the two apart. 

Will the hotheaded New Yorker and laid back Californian make it work? 

Or will their relationship be left on the outside?

EXCERPT

‘Margot Harpsinger’ 

I smirked when I saw the little cardboard sign with my ‘Robert-chosen’ alias scrawled on the front. He had assured me that I wouldn’t be greeted by paparazzi and that my flight would be kept completely secret. To my relief he held true to that promise. The airport wasn’t any more crowded than usual and even the chauffeur didn’t seem to know—or care—who I was. 

I dragged my carry-on behind me, silently cursing at the broken wheels. 

I’m so broke I can’t even afford new luggage. 

My face remained scrunched up in a scowl, however when I neared my chauffeur, my face went lax and my mouth literally fell open. 

Damn, he’s good looking. 

The man was extremely handsome. Like abnormally handsome. My head snapped around, wondering if this was part of some hoax. This guy had to be an actor. There was no way someone with his jawline would be fine hiding it behind a car window. 

Gulping, I extended my hand. “Hi, I’m Harp—Margot.” 

The man nodded his head but didn’t reciprocate my handshake. “Nice to meet you. We’ll get your things and be on our way.” 

I waited for him to say more but was met by silence. I didn’t know whether that was a good thing or a bad thing. The good-looking stranger grabbed my suitcase and quickly turned toward baggage claim, leaving me gawking after him. I watched his retreating back and frowned. “Nice to meet you too.” 

As expected, the wait at baggage claim was excruciatingly long. To make matters worse, my driver remained silent. By the time we made it to our vehicle, I was certain that I disgusted Mystery Man somehow. Sure, I reeked with the usual “been stuck in an airplane for six hours” scent, and sure, my hair was both frizzy and flat simultaneously, but I didn’t think that warranted a cold shoulder. Deciding that I wanted the ride to end as quickly as he probably did, I resigned to sinking in the backseat and ignoring him. “

Welcome to California,” I murmured quietly.

About the author:
Thanks to her Mom's unwavering devotion to read a bedtime story to her every single night throughout her childhood years, S. BRIONES LIM's love for books began before she could even speak.

Amazon Bestselling author, S. Briones Lim's other obsessions include time with family, POPCORN, sketching, movies and her dogs, Tobi and Roscoe. 
She currently lives on the East Coast with her husband and continues to write every day.


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