VBT~Excerpt/Giveaway: Crossing Lines by Alannah Lynne

Book Blurb
The world’s best-stocked toy drawer can only take a gal so far. Bored with her current assortment of vibrating, plastic pieces, Sam Wallace decides to add a new sex toy to her collection: Kevin Mazze. The sexy Italian is more than happy to help her live out her long-held sexual fantasies, and trusting him with her body is easy. Trusting him with her heart, however, is not… especially when he commits an unforgiveable sin.

Kevin Mazze is one of the good guys. He’s spent his life always doing the right things and making those around him happy. When he meets the woman of his dreams, at the worst possible time, he finds himself making bad choices in the name of good and crossing lines he never thought he would… while praying she never finds out.

Please be advised, “Crossing Lines” contains adult language and adult situations and is not suitable for young readers.

She protected her ankle by dangling it off the side of the chair, then pushed to her knees and unsnapped her cut-offs. With thumbs hooked inside the waistband, she wiggled side-to-side and eased the shorts over her hips and down her thighs.
Before she got them completely off, Kevin shoved to his feet and stormed off, yammering in a foreign language. She froze, afraid she’d gone too far or miscalculated his interest. But as he crossed the slate patio, she noticed he still had the towel covering the front of his shorts and his breathing was harsh and raspy.
He opened the door on the small utility building that housed the pool mechanicals, tossed a couple noodles to the kids, then grabbed several floats the size of small thrones. He dropped the floats in the water at the pool’s edge, then slowly made his way back to her.
When he surrendered the towel to the chair, she couldn’t help but glance at his shorts.
Oh, hell yeah. He was glad to see her… And she wanted to see more.
“Can you make it to the pool with help, or do you need me to carry you?” His voice was strained, his eyes narrowed, his jaw tight. He seemed to be clamping down on his self-control with an iron fist… which was close to losing its grip.
Had they been alone, she would’ve kept up the momentum. But, they weren’t alone. A fact that was driven home when Spencer bolted from the pool and charged across the deck.
“Yay, you’re swimming with us!” He threw his arms around Kevin’s waist and tugged, trying to drag his unmovable uncle into the water.
Without saying a word, Kevin picked Spencer up and dropped the squealing child into the pool like he was dumping a load of laundry down a chute. Spencer came up sputtering, then splashed in retaliation as Kevin walked away, laughing.
“After seeing that, I think I’ll go it alone.”
The corner of his lip kicked up as a sliver of sun broke through the tree branches and reflected off his eyes, making them twinkle. His voice, however, was not light or playful. “I’d handle you with more care.”
She gulped as the pulsing attraction arced between them again and propelled her off the chair toward the cool water. At least that was her plan. The second she put the tiniest measure of weight on her foot, numbing pain shot through her ankle and up her leg. Her knee buckled and gravity did the rest, but Kevin snaked his arm around her waist and caught her before she landed.
“Holy sh-sheet, that really hurts.”
“It doesn’t help to change shit to sheet,” he said, his mouth next to her ear. “They’re smart kids. They can figure it out.”
A shiver raced down her spine as warm breath brushed her ear and neck. She nodded erratically, trying to regain her physical and mental balance. “Baby steps. It takes a long time to change a lifetime of habits.” She drew in a fortifying breath and tried going foot-to-ground again.
Kevin stood by, patiently waiting for her to test the ankle, but when it became obvious the pain was too excruciating, he swooped her up and headed toward the stairs.
Startled by the sudden upswing, she squealed and locked her arms around his neck, ensuring if he tried to toss her overboard like Spencer, she’d drag him in with her.
His eyes, no longer red and watery, were sharp and focused, and his nostrils flared as his jaw tightened. She wanted to run her hand along the stubble and ease the tension, but feared the touch would be too intimate… or the proverbial last straw that snapped his control.
Even though she started this game of seduction, she suddenly doubted her ability to ride this bull and wondered if she wouldn’t have been smarter sitting this one out.

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About Your Author
Alannah believes there’s nothing more magical than finding the other half of your soul, experiencing fiery passion, and knowing you’ve found happily-ever-after.

She loves going to work each day (in sweats and a T-shirt) and writing about hot heroes and feisty heroines who torment each other in the most delicious ways before finding their happy ending.

She lives in the coastal region of North Carolina with her husband, who also happens to be her best friend and biggest fan. They have two sons, a dog, a cat and an outrageous number of ducks and geese that inhabit the pond on their farm. She loves chatting and making new friends, so visit her on the web at her Site or on Facebook.

Alannah is offering 5 copies of Crossing Lines (bk 3) or Last Call (bk 2) (winner's choice- bk 1 in the series Savin' Me is free) and a grand prize of a complete box set of the books in print. Link to Rafflecopter

Tour Schedule:
2/18 - Harlie's Books
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2/20 - Guilty Pleasures
2/21 - My Reading Obsession
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