January 15, 2019
Today we have the release blitz of Love and Pancakes by Lacey Black! Check out this fantastic contemporary romance and be sure to grab your copy on January 15th!
Title: Love and Pancakes
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About Love and Pancakes:
Marissa Grayson’s dream went up in smoke. A devastating fire has ripped apart her family’s bed and breakfast, leaving her off-kilter and scrambling to repair the damage. What she doesn’t need, or have time for, is Rhenn Burleski. Sexy, confident, and dangerous to her heart. A man who clearly knows his way around the female body and will leave the moment the sheets start to cool. Yet that doesn’t stop her from making a deal with the devil himself.
Work hard, play harder. That’s Rhenn’s life motto. An electrician by day, Rhenn turns it up at night, always with a different lady friend in tow. He makes sure they know the score: he’s not looking for anything more than one night of fun. However, he knows the second he meets the shy daughter of the bed and breakfast’s owner that his life is never going to be the same. As hard as he tries, he just can’t resist one taste.
What happens when their time is up and Rhenn must leave, returning to his old life? Will they be able to walk away, hearts unscathed, or will their time together prove to be nothing more than a fading memory?
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Love and Pancakes is Lacey Black’s new novel and the first book in the new series, Rockland Falls. This series is a spinoff of one of my favorite series’, Summer Sisters. Lacey knows how to deliver the goods with her sexy heroes, sassy leading ladies, laughs, fun and family. We know and love the Summer sisters and their families and we’ve met Rhenn before. He’s Nick’s best friend and I fell in love with him in My Kinda Forever. We learned that Orval (Grandpa) has a sister, Mary Ann Grayson. She has two daughters (Marissa and Harper) and two sons (Samuel and Jensen). This is Marissa and Rhenn’s story! There’s been a fire at the Grayson Bed and Breakfast that Marissa and her mom run. Rhenn was hired to do the electrical work on the house so he’s in Rockland Falls for a while, planning on enjoying the sun, the water and maybe a woman or two. Until he meets Marissa. Rhenn has never had a reaction like this to any woman before. It must be a fluke because she’s nothing like his usual type. She’s little, brunette, and there isn’t anything fake about her, inside or out. The sparks fly from the first look and he can’t stop thinking about her. But getting involved with the sexy woman isn’t a good idea. He’s leaving soon. They have to work together. She’s kinda like family. Doesn’t stop him from fantasizing about her though. Marissa can’t believe how hot the electrician is. Who has a right to look that damn good? Rhenn. She thinks she catches him staring and flirting, but that can’t be right. She’s nothing special and he’s gorgeous. But Rhenn is staring and he can’t keep his eyes off her. He doesn’t see any other women except Marissa. No one even holds a candle to her. Why doesn’t she see what he sees? She’s beautiful, funny, smart and sexy. And he wants her. Period. To say he’s shocked when she propositions him is the understatement of the century. Yes, please. When, where and how? Will Rhenn be able to walk away when his time is up? Will Marissa be the woman who changes his mind about love? I loved this story! I laughed, cried, got hot and bothered and laughed some more. I loved meeting this new family and really loved seeing Nick, Meghan and a few other Summers as well! Rhenn was everything I thought he would be and so much more. If you’ve read Lacey before you will already want to read this. If you are new to her, get this book! Start this new series. Fall in love with these characters. Lacey will always give you want you need!
That’s why I must initiate my Rhenn Burleski force field, keeping him and his sexy eyes and masculine scent and tree trunk thighs and broad shoulders and…
Where was I going with this?
“First time I saw boobs and got a boner,” Nick adds, pulling his wife into his embrace and holding her close.
“Where did you get Penthouse?” Meghan asks, glancing over to Rhenn as if he’s instantly the guilty party.
“Don’t look at me like that. Your husband found it and showed it to me.”
“Bullshit, asshole! I only found it because you told me to snoop in my dad’s office.”
“I told you to look for spare change to buy candy. Not porn,” Rhenn blasts, giving his friend a pointed look.
“I’m completely turned on right now,” I deadpan, watching her devour her PB and J sandwich.
“Of course you are. You’re breathing,” she teases, shoulder bumping me as I polish off my lunch.
“It’s you. You have this reaction on me,” I confess, though I assume she already knows. It’s definitely no secret.
“Our first time together isn’t going to be on the floor or on the table.”
“I’m not opposed to the counter,” I whisper, apparently loud enough for him to hear.
Rhenn chuckles. “I promise you, our first time is going to be better than this,” he adds, nodding toward the floor, and believe it or not, I’m disappointed by this development. “Right now, my friends are probably getting ready for our day of sailing. We’re going to head back to my boat, you’re going to throw on a swimsuit, and I’m going to enjoy the fuck out of watching you prance around my boat. And tonight? I’m going to love sliding into that shitty-ass fold out bed, and do you know why?”
“Why?” My mouth is Sahara dry.
“Because you’re going to be beside me.”
“And because you’ll get sex?” I tease with a smile.
He shakes his head. “No, no sex tonight. Not with Nick and Meghan on board. When I finally have my way with you, there’ll be no one else around to hear your moans, Angel. No one else will know how many times I’ve made you come. No one but me.”
Then he kisses me again with a hunger that feels as if it won’t ever be quenched. Like he might die if he doesn’t have another taste. I know right then and there, I’m in trouble. I’m completely over my head with this man, which is why I must keep my heart completely out of the equation. In fact, I’m leaving it here at the house. No way am I taking it with me, allowing it to catch one glimpse of the man who kisses me like I’m the very air he breathes.
“And at the end of the two weeks, we walk away.” I say the words aloud, as confirmation to him, but to me, as well. Saying them makes it true, right?
“At the end of my time here, you probably won’t hear from me again.” Even though those are the words I expected to hear, actually listening to him say them causes a little hitch in my heartbeat. See? That’s why my heart is going to be locked in the cabinet at home and not allowed anywhere near my time with Rhenn.
“Just promise me one thing,” I say, pushing aside the heavy feeling in my chest and digging deep for the girl who’s engaging in a no-strings relationship.
“Promise me you won’t fall in love with me.” I mean it as a joke, as a reminder of what this really is, but I don’t anticipate the catch in my breath and the slight pang of sadness when his eyes twinkle with laughter.
“No worries there, Angel. Love isn’t my thing.”
Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.
Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been an Amazon Bestseller twice for Free e-books, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. All of the Rivers Edge books have been bestsellers in the Romance and Contemporary Romance categories.
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