Book excerpt from contemporary romance novel Breaking His Rules by Alison Packard

Today I’m featuring a book excerpt from Alison Packard for her new contemporary romance novel Breaking His Rules.

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Blurb
about Breaking His Rules:
Losing fifty pounds is an incredible achievement. But for Melissa
Atherton, progress doesn’t come with praise—a scathing comment from an evil
cousin at a bridal shower threatens to crush her new self-esteem. Who will she
bring to the upcoming wedding? Showing up without a date would be humiliating.
It just isn’t an option.
Personal trainer Jake Sawyer was attracted to Melissa before she
lost weight, but her progress has him floored. When she admits she plans to
hire a male escort—and why—his heart all but breaks. Melissa’s come too far to
be knocked down, especially by her own family. He’ll go as her date…and figure
out a way to keep his hands to himself.
But when a steamy hotel room encounter takes them both by
surprise, Jake balks. He’s sworn never to date one of his clients, not again.
And Melissa can’t bear to be just friends with the man who treated her so
tenderly, even if it was only for a weekend. Jake’s helped her see she’s strong
enough to stand up for herself, but will she find the strength to pursue the
only man who’s ever seen the real her?
Excerpt:
“Jake.
There’s something I have to tell you.” Melissa pointed a pale pink-tipped
finger at him. “It’s important.” She paused to stare deeply into his eyes and
when her tongue stroked her lips with a soft sensual lick, Jake had to fight
the urge to lower his head and do what he’d wanted to do all night. Taste that
tempting mouth of hers.
“You
gotta fight for your right to party.” Her impish smile and the sound of the
elevator doors opening snapped him out of the sexual undertow that had almost
pulled him under and he guided her out of the elevator and onto the carpeted
hallway of the second floor of the hotel. “I love that song,” she added,
oblivious to the effect she was having on him.
“Yeah.
I could tell by the way you were belting it out in the truck.” Jake pulled the
room key card from the back pocket of his jeans as they reached their room.
“Thanks
for letting me pick the radio station.”
He
let go of her to slide the card into the card reader and open the door. “You’re
welcome.”
“Whoa,
Nellie.” Melissa clutched at his arm as she swayed to the side. “Sorry. It’s
the shoes,” she said as she steadied herself.
“I
think it’s the tequila shots.”
“No.
It’s the shoes,” she said emphatically as she let go of him and moved into the
room. “I don’t normally wear heels this high.”
Jake
grinned and shook his head as he closed the door and tossed his keys and the
card on the dresser. Melissa’s tolerance to alcohol was much like that of his
brother, J.T., who after a couple of beers was pretty much toasted. Odd for a
guy J.T.’s size, but true nonetheless.
“And
you normally drink two beers and four shots of tequila?”
“It
was only three shots.” A cute frown furrowed her brow. “I think.” She flung her
purse on the bed and put her hands on her hips as she turned to face him. Her
eyes raked boldly over his body. “You know what? I bet I could teach you to
dance.”
“I
know how to dance. I’m just not good at it.”
“That’s
because you don’t practice.” She snapped her fingers and did a little shimmy.
Jake’s breath jammed in his throat at the sight of her full breasts bouncing
under her form-fitting top. “You can’t improve if you don’t shake what your
mama gave you.”

Author bio
and links:

Originally
from the San Francisco Bay Area, Alison now lives in Southern Nevada where
she’s still getting used to the blistering summers and the slot machines in
every grocery store.
When
not working at the day job that pays the bills, keeps a roof over her head, and
supports her book and chocolate habits, Alison spends most of her free time
writing. But when she takes a break, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and
spending time with her family and friends.

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