Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Not the Hot Chick by N. Raines


Not the Hot Chick
N. Raines
Publication date: April 26th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Not the Hot Chick Boxed Set: Books 1 – 4
This complete set contains Not the Hot Chick, Not the Stand In, Not the Friend with Benefits and Not the Placeholder

No one would call curvy Layla Messner hot. Sweet and smart, yes, but not hot. All that changes when she meets sexy bartender Cam. This bundle contains all four of parts of the Not the Hot Chick serial featuring a BBW heroine with heart and a hero with plenty of substance beneath his seductive style. Contains hot hook-ups, bitchy neighbors, ice skating blunders and—just possibly—love to last a lifetime.
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EXCERPT

They sipped their cocoa in companionable silence. Layla tried not to let her thoughts dwell on Paige, whoever she was. To distract herself, she gestured toward the skaters young and old gliding by on the ice. "They make it look so easy."
"Lots of things look easy. Let me ask you a question. When a kid comes to you whining that the assignment is too hard or they can't figure out their homework, do you tell him, ‘Oh, that's okay, Jimmy. If it's too hard, don't bother. Just forget the homework.'"
She gave him a withering look. "Don't be silly. Of course not."
"Right. You work with him. Ask him what he doesn't understand. Go over it with him until you're sure he gets it. You don't let him give up."
She held back a sigh. "I have a feeling you're working up to something."
"Yeah, I am. Following your example, I'd be a pretty lousy teacher if I let you give up."
"I'm not giving up." Being compared to a whiny schoolkid wasn't a compliment. "And I don't whine."
He stared out at the ice rink. "Okay." He took a sip, swallowed, then began to murmur in a high, crybaby voice, "Wah, my legs feel like spaghetti. I can't lift my feet, I'm gonna fall. Don't go so fast. You're going too fast, you'll make me fall."
She gave him a shot with her elbow. "Teachers are supposed to encourage their students, doofus. Not make fun of them."
 He huffed a laugh. "You got me there. Okay, no more teasing. But you gotta promise you'll keep trying."
She smiled. "I promise."
It was so nice, joking around with Cam and hanging out. Just because they'd hooked up in the past didn't mean they couldn't be friends. Though Cam had indicated he'd be just fine adding "benefits" to the mix, Layla had no intention of letting that happen. First of all, Drew was in her life now. Second, Layla knew she couldn't be that casual about sex with Cam. She liked him too much. It wouldn't be hard for her to develop deeper feelings for him.
Not because he was hot, though of course he was. His thick, wavy head of hair made her want to run her fingers through it. His hazel eyes brimmed with mischief, and just a glance from him could send a tingle through her. More than that, he was smart, ambitious, and a genuinely good guy. It would be so easy to fall for him.
And what would Drew say if he knew all that? Maybe he'd want you to stop seeing him. Isn't that why you've kept your friendship on the low? Because you don't want to take that chance?



Author Bio:
N. Raines (who also writes as Nona Raines) is a former librarian who lives in upstate New York with her many pets. She’s currently working on her next novel between walking the dog and shooing the cats off the laptop. Her erotic romances are published with The Wild Rose Press and Loose Id. Her transgender romance His Kind of Woman was nominated for the 2014 DABWAHA sponsored by the Dear Author and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books review blogs. Her most recent work is the romance novella Write to Me and the transgender romance Her Kind of Man.

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting today, Carey! :)

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  2. I like the excerpt. Are you going to (have you already) read this one, Carey? I've not heard of the author before...

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  3. Sounds like a great read, hope I'll have a chance to read it soon!

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