Cover & Excerpt Reveal
Nick Crocetti is an imposing figure in black leather riding his motorcycle about the town of Rockland. Owner of a bar, The Chief, whispers of criminal dealings and a murky past swirl around him. Dark and brooding, Nick is “the wicked bad” in looks and demeanor.
Veronica Barnes, leaving a husband from a disastrously quick Las Vegas marriage and her high-paying consulting job, returns home after ten years to follow a lifelong dream and open her own bakery.
Despite the mutual physical attraction—and a shared past—Nick and Veronica are wary of each other and have protective fences around their hearts. Can they break down the barriers of past heartbreak, or is Veronica just a good girl who longs to rub against “the wicked bad”?
Genre: Contemporary RomancePurchase links: Amazon ARe Kobo B&N
Release Date: April 15, 2013
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Excerpt & More
“I saw you talking to that wuss, Jake Spooner, as I left the other day. I can imagine what he said about me,” Nick said in a voice so soft, she hardly recognized it as his.
Veronica cleared her throat uncomfortably.
Nick laughed. “I see. Go on, amuse me, what did he say?”
“Um, he said you were in prison—” she began.
“Jail. Not prison,” he retorted.
“There’s a difference?”
“You’ve got the cop for a brother, you tell me,” Nick snapped. He shook his head, more gently he said, “Sorry. It’s a touchy subject. City jail, for assault and destruction of property. Prison usually means a state or federal beef. Mine was local and a long time ago. I did my time and it’s over. I don’t like talking about it.”
“He called you a thug and said you deal drugs among other things.” She shouldn’t be telling him this, but the words tumbled out of her.
“Really? And still you went out with me? Are you some thrill seeker, one of those good girls eager to rub up against some wicked bad? Is that why you’re here? I’ll be as bad as you want, just say the word.”
His voice grew tight and edgy. Barely restrained anger simmered below the surface, she could hear it.
“I’m just telling you what Jake said, you asked.”
Nick stared at her for several moments. “Yeah. I did. Sorry. I haven’t been out on a date in awhile.”
“You haven’t been with any women...”
“Oh, I didn’t say I haven’t been with women, just haven’t been on a date.” One corner of his mouth twitched in what Veronica supposed was amusement.
Veronica laughed out loud, she couldn’t help it. Nick smiled broadly in return. He could be funny. How wonderful.
Purchase links: Amazon ARe Kobo B&N
Other titles by Karyn Gerrard:
Karyn Gerrard Pinterest page
Karyn Gerrard Facebook page
Karyn Gerrard Goodreads author page
Karyn Gerrard Amazon author page
More Karyn Gerrard on Cover Reveals
Be on the lookout for Karyn Gerrard's upcoming releases: Heart of Rock coming May 2013, Black Scar coming May 2013, and The Governess and the Beast coming June 2013
Interested in this book? Let your friends and family know about it. Use the buttons below to share this post with them.