WE am so excited to bring you the Blog Tour for Kat and Stone Bastion’s NO WEDDINGS, the first in their new contemporary romance series!!!
Award-winning author Kat Bastion teams with her husband, Stone Bastion, in this first book in the No Weddings Series about Cade Michaelson, a successful man with his sights set on a new venture in business, and Hannah Martin, the woman who makes it personal.
I think I have my act together as a successful bar owner, my master’s degree within reach, and a list of no-strings-attached women warming my bed. Turns out, I don’t.
Hannah believes she has safeguarded her wounded heart by shunning men and focusing on her new baking business. The thing is, she hasn’t.
When my three sisters and I form an event-planning business with Hannah as our baker, I have no idea how my life is about to change. As Hannah and I work closely together, the attraction between us becomes irresistible. And complicated. I’ve promised my sisters I wouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But I’ve never been one to follow the rules.
Cade and Hannah have a sexually tense business negotiation…
I took a deep breath. “I can’t agree to that.” The whole point of keeping her interactions away from other event-planning companies was to minimize the risk of her forming any kind of relationship with another company. That’s how business ideas and clients got stolen.
Her eyes narrowed. “Can’t or won’t?”
I smiled. She was still in the game. She just didn’t realize it. And the next words out of my mouth could make the difference between her continued interest or her withdrawing entirely. “What if we don’t sign the contract yet? How about we do a trial run with our first party?”
She tilted her head to the side, gaze holding mine. “Why would we do that?”
“Consider it a good-faith act on both our parts. We’ll get to see how each other operates. I’m hoping you’ll come around to our side of the fence. And I don’t have the authority on my own to alter such an important contract point.”
I knew the whole thing sounded harsh, but this wasn’t coming from just me. The Founding Foursome of Invitation Only had pounded these additional rules and details out over a fierce game of Monopoly. And that shit was set in stone.
“I’ll agree to that.”
“Good. Why don’t I make the changes we’ve agreed upon and destroy the ones you’ve already signed?”
She nodded. “That sounds okay.”
I took the contracts back out and tore them in half. Deal sealed. Well, almost. But I felt confident her signature on the new dotted line was only a technicality.
After a solid handshake, I typed furiously on my laptop, making the revisions to the contract with our agreed-upon amendments. I tried not to notice the generous amount of toned thigh Hannah revealed between the tops of her boots and the bottom of her skirt every time she shifted her legs, recrossing them.
By the third time, I stopped typing midsentence and raised a brow, not bothering to take my eyes off the screen. “I noticed. A man would have to be blind not to.” Then I leaned back, removing the laptop that obstructed a full view, and glanced over, taking a good long look, deciding two could play at her game.
She sucked in a breath as my gaze lingered at the juncture of where those thighs met.
I imagined what she had on underneath there, probably some lacy black thong. I let my thoughts drift over what treasure lay waiting beneath the thong and licked my lips. Slowly scanning up from there, I made plans of how I would take my time working my tongue up her body until I reached those gorgeous tits before setting them free from that confining material.
On a deep inhale, I thought about the deep pink tips hardening for my touch and raised my gaze further, to those matching full lips that would be parted on a moan. By the time my gaze met hers, those beautiful green eyes had darkened, dilated.
Oh, fuck yeah. No line had been crossed. The off-limits zone hadn’t even blurred. The damn thing had been obliterated.
Ignoring the hardening demand behind my fly, I focused my thoughts and calmed my hammering pulse. Now all Hannah could see was a collected exterior, which was all she needed to know.
Her lips pursed, and she let out a slow breath.
I chuckled and returned to the matter at hand, lifting my laptop screen and finishing the amendments. Business first.
But the rest?
Kat & Stone Bastion Bio:
Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.
A few factoids about the writing team…
Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.
Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.
Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.
Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.
Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog at www.talktotheshoe.com, website at www.katbastion.com, and their Twitter accounts at https://twitter.com/KatBastion and https://twitter.com/StoneBastion for more information.
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