Monday, October 14, 2013

Exclusive Excerpt - Riptides

Release Date:
October 15, 2013

Riptides: A Lengths Novella (LENGTHS #4.5)

Steph Campbell
Liz Reinhardt

Enzo Rodriguez doesn't take much seriously--unless it involves waves, boards, or good beer.

When too-hot-to-handle Jessica Mills strolls into his life, Enzo is willing to forego all of those things for every second he can spend with her.

But Jessica has a huge secret--and when it’s revealed, it not only crushes Enzo, but has the last person he wants to ask a favor of--his brother-in-law Adam--bailing him out of jail.

Enzo is convinced that the only way to mend his bruised ego and heart, is to pack his bags and leave the turbulent waters of Silver Strand...for good.

Author Bios:
Steph Campbell grew up in Southern California, but now calls the Northeast home. She has one husband, four children and a serious nail polish obsession.

She's repped by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

Steph's works include Delicate, Grounding Quinn and Beautiful Things Never Last; My Heart for Yours and My Fate for Yours (with Jolene Perry); A Toast to the Good Times (with Liz Reinhardt) and the bestselling new adult LENGTHS series with Liz Reinhardt: Lengths, Depths, Limits and coming soon: Riptides & Drift.
She smells like frosting when she comes through the door.
“Bakers have gotta be the only people who don’t need to shower when they come home from work,” I say, taking her in my arms. Her tiny body is heavy and her eyes droop sleepily.
“But I do need a shower,” she says around a yawn. “I’m sticky. And gritty. I feel like I spent the day on a beach. With sugar instead of sand. I feel gross.” She wraps her arms around my neck and pulls back, looking at me. “Wow.”
“Wow what?” I ask, swaying side to side with her like there’s music playing. I want to dance with this girl. I want to have sex with her. I want to laugh with her in the dim of my room and talk about every damn thing that crosses our brains, stupid and serious, until our words turn into the deep breathing of sleep.
Wow, you are so damn handsome. How were you even single long enough to meet me?” She slides her hips against mine and lets her hands drop down along either side of my spine.
“Funny you ask. It was just before I got this job I’m working now——this gig with a band——and I was dating an assortment of ladies who were from the, uh, grittier side of LA.”
She giggles and her tugs up on the hem of my shirt, letting her fingers work under the waistband of my boxer briefs. “So you had a harem? Of what? Showgirls and dancers?”
“Bingo.” I dip my head and catch her bottom lip between my teeth.
Liz Reinhardt was born and raised in the idyllic beauty of northwest NJ. A move to the subtropics of coastal Georgia with her daughter and husband left her with a newly realized taste for the beach and a bloated sunscreen budget. Right alongside these new loves is her old, steadfast affection and longing for bagels and the fast-talking foul mouths of her youth.

She loves Raisinettes, even if they aren't really candy, the Oxford comma, movies that are hilarious or feature zombies, any and all books, but especially romance (the smarter and hotter, the better), the sound of her daughter's incessantly wise and entertaining chatter, and watching her husband work on cars in the driveway.

She is the author of the Brenna Blixen series (Double Clutch, Junk Miles, Slow Twitch), the Youngblood series (Fall Guy, Perfectly Unmatched), and co-writes with the awesome Steph Campbell in the Lengths series (Lengths, Depths, Limits, Ties, Riptides).


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