Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
From Page 22:
Vance knew there was no way around it. If he didn’t tell Sammy about Shayla, their mom would. “You’ll find out sooner or later. Might as well be sooner.”
Sam stiffened. “I seriously hate surprises, Vance.”
“Shayla’s back in town,” Vance bit out. Saying her name brought her image to his mind.
She was older, but the years had been good to her. She’d lost some
of the sweet innocence that he remembered, but she’d gained a good amount of
backbone to replace it. Her thin frame had filled out in all the right places too,
he’d noticed. God, how was it possible to be attracted to someone who’d torn out
his heart? Was he just that pathetic?
About Vance's Rules:
His tools, his rules…
Looking at Vance Jennings now, no one would guess that the tough-as-nails building contractor once suffered a broken heart. Twelve years has blunted the pain of the breakup with his high school sweetheart, but not the memory. Until she shows up on his doorstep asking for a second chance.
One look at the sexy redhead, and Vance adds a foot or two to his rock-solid emotional barriers. No way is he letting her back into his life. But he’ll be happy to let her close enough to sample her delectable body.
Shayla Riggs is no longer the vulnerable teenager who was forced to give up her first and only love. She’s older, wiser, and determined to make things right. Except the changes in Vance throw her for a loop. He’s definitely not the sweet boy she remembers. In fact, the grown-up version lights her up hotter than a firecracker.
It takes only a kiss, a caress, to bring back the explosive passion they once shared. But if Shayla can’t find a way to break through the bitter walls around his heart, it just might destroy them both. Again.