Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: The Makeup Test by Vanessa M. Knight @VanessaMKnight @XpressoTours


The Makeup Test
Vanessa M. Knight
Publication date: April 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Parker Breckinridge is a sophomore in college and already running her own internet cosmetics business. She doesn’t apologize for her successes—or anything else. She’s worked hard to get what where she is. She’s had to. It’s not like there was anything else in her life, despite her rich family.

Cade Adler doesn’t do relationships—especially relationships with uptight princesses. Been there. Done that. Destroyed the T-shirt. Besides, what with working full-time as a police officer and going to school, who has time for women? Not him.

With his tattoos and overall attitude, Cade is exactly what Parker doesn’t need. And between her father’s money and her piss-poor attitude, Parker is exactly what Cade doesn’t need.

So why is it they can’t stay apart?



Excerpt:

Parker shoved socks into the suitcase, filling in holes. She slotted the empty drawer back into place with a click and pulled out the top drawer. Lace and silk spilled over the side. His throat dried as his tongue-jerky slid along arid teeth. Holy shit. Butt floss and satin and silk… oh fuck.
Each one looked small and inviting. He could picture each slip of fabric covering each scrap of her body… and then he pictured that body without the slips of fabric. Not helping.
“Officer? Did you hear me?”
Shit. She was talking and he was too busy ogling her under-thingies. Ugh. He was an ass.
He cleared his throat. “You can call me Cade.” After they’d shared family history and he’d ogled her goodies—not goodies, panties—no, not panties. That sounded so seedy. After they’d shared so much, she couldn’t keep throwing out the officer thing. It was first-name-basis time. He hoped. “What did you say, Ms. Breckinridge?”
“Call me Parker.” She tilted her head and looked at him with the most hypnotic blue eyes. He swore they’d been blue-green yesterday. But with her curly blonde hair shading her eyes as they glistened with amusement—no doubt at his expense—they looked as blue as the badge on his chest. “I didn’t get a chance to ask, but why are you here today? Are you stalking me?”
He actually had come here for a reason. A good reason. Any second now he’d remember what it was. “No stalking, just checking out the crime scene.” Where the fuck did that come from? He needed to get a grip. Think. Although how was he supposed to stay coherent when she was tossing her under-things in the air? He was only human.
Speaking of human, his pants tightened around his growing interest as he started thinking about those things on her body off her body. He was doing it again. He needed a subject change. “Do you have a place to stay?”
“I’m staying at a friend’s this week, Cade, and after that I’ll have my dad find me a place in town.”
And just like that the similarities disappeared. She had her daddy to bail her out. Not just her daddy, her rich daddy. Cade had a sister with a son who barely scraped by.
They lived in two very different worlds, and he needed to remember that. Especially when she slid another scrap of silk into the suitcase, giving him images to keep his hand occupied for the next few nights.
That’s all this ever could be.



Author Bio:
Vanessa M. Knight has always enjoyed writing and once she found romance, she was addicted. She props her laptop in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, son and menagerie of 4-pawed, claw-babies (AKA cats and dogs.) That laptop has partnered-in-crime to write contemporary romances with a dash of humor and splash of snark. 
When she has a few moments to spare, you can find her singing off key (but she assures us it’s still considered singing), reading, kickboxing or killing a few brain cells as she stares at the many sitcoms and dramas available through the Internet and TV. 
For more information on Vanessa, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website at www.vanessamknight.com. 

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1 comments:

Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour! :)

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