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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

some difficult decisions... Cold (Cold, #1) by Tania Cooper

"This story has many emotional highs and lows, ones that will play games with your feelings, one moment you will feel their pain, and then moments later you will find small bits of joy. This one completely monopolized my attention, the moment my eyes found the words, I was hooked, it was impossible to pry them from the pages. [...] Highly recommend this one, it's an angsty and emotional and destined to keep you enthralled from beginning to end!" - Misty, Goodreads

Description:

Release Date: November 5th, 2019

I’ve forever felt like people were staring at me, judging me for the way I looked, the bullying I endured in high school only fueled these thoughts.

Despite working hard at becoming a successful journalist, I was still insecure with my larger figure, it shadowed a lot of my success, especially since I worked in the land of beautiful people; LA.

But after the number one quarter back in the USA, Kellan Hart, surprisingly pursued me, then declared he loved me for who I was, my body issues just started to … fall away.

But they couldn’t be locked away for long. Plunged into the public eye, chased and hunted by the media, tagged as the most talked about couple in the sporting world, meant that everyone had an opinion about the hot athlete dating a plus sized girl.

As much as I tried to avoid it all, it was constantly thrown in my face, insecurities rose their ugly heads again and I was forced to make some difficult decisions.

Decisions that would have dire consequences on my life and the people I loved.

EXCERPT

I dive one hand straight into the hair at the back of her neck and pull her forward, smashing my lips to hers. Her surprised gasp only fuels me on further. I want her to know, no, I need her to know how much she means to me right at this exact moment. I don’t know why, but I feel an urgency to smash some of the walls she has up around her heart, despite my vow to wait for her to open up to me.

My other hand finds her waist, slowly sliding around to her back, grasping her sexy red shirt, pulling her closer to me. My tongue searching for hers as she opens her lips willingly, her hands gripping my shirt at my waist becoming just as eager. I kiss her deeper, a moan escaping her mouth making me ache for much more than just a kiss. We are yet to take it further than that, me wanting her to take the next step when she’s ready, but if our kisses keep heating up more each time our lips lock, I’m going to have to become accustomed to cold showers every time we part.

Against my bodies want, I slow the kiss down, pulling back slightly, nibbling at the side of her mouth as the sound of her rapid breathing almost breaks my restraint. I go to sit back, but her tight grip on my shirt won’t allow me. I place a finger under her chin and lift her gaze from my chest to my eyes. And damn. The heat and want swirling through her eyes has her looking more like sexy as sin, than sweet as sunshine. I can’t move an inch, I can barely take a breath as I let her control what happens next.

Her tongue darts out to moisten her lips and I just about pop the button of my slacks as my control in the groin area, completely gives out. Her hooded eyes look down to my lips, to my eyes then back to my lips. She leans in ever so slowly. I’m not exactly sure what she’s about to do, but the way her chest is rising rapidly, she seems to have no intention of calming the situation down anytime soon.

She lays her lips on the corner of my mouth then pulls back slightly. Her eyes raise to mine under the shadow of her long lashes and with our gaze still locked, she leans in and glides her tongue across the seam of my lips. Holy fuck. Has my girl suddenly came out of her shell? My mind and my body wants me to grab her and throw her down on the back seat and worship every inch of her entire body, but I know this is a big deal for her to be so brazen, so I continue to hold back and let her take her time.

About the author:
Tania Cooper, who lives in Melbourne Australia, was searching for an outlet for her wild and crazy imagination for a lifetime. Her book reading addiction lead her to finally put pen to paper and fingers to keyboard, to create her own stories she can now share with other avid readers. From the moment she first sat down and started writing, she hasn’t been able to stop. Her writing passion is steamy Romance and Paranormal novels, a little bit of poetry and even a few horror stories that give her nightmares. Sexy men with tattoos and book boyfriends are her addictions and she also has aspirations of being a screenwriter and film director.

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13 comments:

Kate Sarsfield said...

Wow! Great excerpt and sensitive subject.

lildevilgirl22 said...

I think today's post is great

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Audrey Stewart said...

Where has Tania Cooper been all my life? I was just introduced to her through this blog. All the books on Goodreads looked like great reading.

Tashia Jennings said...

Sounds intriguing. Cover is mysterious. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie LaPlante said...

Sounds like a great book.

Dale Wilken said...

Sounds really great.

Sherry said...

Sounds like a great book to me.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great excerpt, thanks for sharing!

Bea LaRocca said...

I love the cover and the synopsis and excerpt are intriguing. This sounds like a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your book details.

Nancy Payette said...

Sounds like a good read.

Debra Branigan said...

Beautiful cover. The storyline sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing.

amanda whitley said...

this sounds great and as a girl with my own insecurities this is very relatable.