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Monday, November 7, 2016

Quote-Tastic: Sweet Little Lies

Hosted by Herding Cats and Burning Soup, Quote-tastic is a weekly Monday meme that gives readers a chance to share their favorite book quotes. So settle back, share your favorite quotes and help me add to my TBR mountain, er, have fun?

This week's quote: is from Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis. I’m so in love with the Heartbreaker Bay series because the friendships that Shalvis has created between the characters is so sweet but at the same time it’s funny, it’s crazy and at times it involves getting the new girl high, on accident! This quote is one of many giggle snorting good times I had and that’s just with one book! The whole series has moments like this!

To set up the scene without spoiling much, the heroine, Pru is hanging out by the courtyard and chatting with Eddie, the resident (and cool) homeless man that everyone wants to take care of. Anyway, Eddie is “getting rid” of some stuff by burning it and Pru realizes too late that it’s making her and her new friend Willa high. Then to make matters worse, their mutual friend Archer who happens to have a background in law enforcement catches them and well… The exchange is funny.

     The temps had dropped so she wasn’t surprised to see the wood fire pit lit. She was surprised to see Eddie manning the pit. He waved her over.
     Halfway there she realized the entire courtyard smelled like skunk. When she got to Eddie, she pulled the uneaten half of her sushi lunch pack from her bag and gave it to him.
      “Thanks, dudette.” Pocketing the sushi in his sweatshirt, he poked at the fire with a long stick.
      “It’s going out,” she said.
      “I know. I burned it hot on purpose, I had some stuff to get rid of.”
      “Stuff? Stuff related to the skunk smell?”
     He just smiled.
     A few minutes went by and Pru realized she was still standing there, now with a wide grin on her face. “I’m starving.”
      “Me too,” Willa said from right next to Pru.
     Pru blinked. “When did you get here?”
      “A while ago.” Willa looked into her face and grinned too. “You’re high as a kite.”
      “What? Of course I’m not,” Pru said.
      “It’s a contact high.” Willa looked at Eddie, who had the decency to look sheepish.
      “I had some dead seedlings I had to get rid of,” Eddie said. “It’s fastest to just burn them.”
      “You can’t just burn them out here!” Willa said. “Right, Pru?”
     But Pru was feeling distracted. “I need food,” she said. “Chips, cookies, cakes, and pies.”
      “And pizza,” Willa said. “And chips.”
      “I already said chips.”
      “Double the chips!” Willa yelled to the courtyard like she was placing an order with an invisible waitress.
     Pru laughed at her. “I’m not high as a kite. Youare.”
      “No, you are.”
      “No,” Pru said, poking Willa in the arm. “Youare.”
      “You both are.” This was from Archer, who’d appeared in front of them.
      “Whoa,” Willa said. “The police are here. Run!”
     Archer reached out and snagged her hand to keep her at his side. Frowning down at her, he then turned and eyeballed Pru.
     She did her best to look innocent even though she felt very guilty. Why, she had no idea.
      “Shit,” he said in disgust to Eddie. “You got them both stoned out of their minds. What the hell did I tell you an hour ago?”
      “You said you’d arrest me if I didn’t put out the fire. I’m working on it. It’s almost out, dude.”
     A muscle in Archer’s jaw bunched. Willa set her head on his shoulder and looked up at him with a dreamy smile. “Elle’s right,” she murmured, batting her lashes. “You do look really hot when you’re all worked up.”
      “I’m not worked up—” He broke off and slid her a speculative look. “Elle thinks I’m hot?”
      “When you’re worked up. When you’re not, she thinks you’re a stick in the mud.”
     Archer shook his head and pulled out his phone. “Elle, your girls need you in the courtyard. Now.” He slid both Pru and Willa a long look and added, “You’re going to want to feed them. Oh, and Elle? Remind me that we have something to discuss.”

Book Blurb:
Choose the one guy you can’t have . . .
As captain of a San Francisco Bay tour boat, Pru can handle rough seas—the hard part is life on dry land. Pru loves her new apartment and her neighbors; problem is, she’s in danger of stumbling into love with Mr. Right for Anybody But Her.

Fall for him—hard . . .
Pub owner Finn O’Riley is six-foot-plus of hard-working hottie who always makes time for his friends. When Pru becomes one of them, she discovers how amazing it feels to be on the receiving end of that deep green gaze. But when a freak accident involving darts (don’t ask) leads to shirtless first aid, things rush way past the friend zone. Fast.

And then tell him the truth.
Pru only wants Finn to be happy; it’s what she wishes for at the historic fountain that’s supposed to grant her heart’s desire. But wanting him for herself is a different story—because Pru’s been keeping a secret that could change everything. . . .

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