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Fool For You by Rina Gray

Hi All!

I’m excited to have author Rina Gray on my blog today! Rina has just released her debut novel – FOOL FOR YOU! Here’s a little peek:

Fool for You - Rina Gray

Blurb:

Sports journalist Melanie Foster has achieved most of her goals: Bomb.com job—check. Tomboy-to- smoking-hot makeover—check. Convince her best friend, Damien Richards, to slide a ring on her finger and father her two-point- five kids—not so much. When she activates Operation: I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, she never imagines her BFF already has plans to stroll down the wedding aisle with another woman.

Damien is in the middle of crisis mode. The non-profit for young athletes at which he volunteers is in financial trouble. He’ll pull out all the stops to rescue the organization that saved his life after his career-ending injury—even if it means sacrificing his personal happiness.

But when he finally wakes up to love and the very non-friendly feelings he’s long held for Mel, it might just be too late. Damien must convince her that he’s worth the risk and turn the tables to show her he’s the one ready to be a fool for love. Sports journalist Melanie Foster has achieved most of her goals: Bomb.com job—check. Tomboy-to- smoking-hottie makeover—check. Convince her best friend, Damien Richards, to slide a ring on her finger and father her two-point- five kids—not so much. When she activates Operation: I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, she never imagines her BFF already has plans to stroll down the wedding aisle with another woman.

Damien is in the middle of crisis mode. The non-profit for young athletes at which he volunteers is in financial trouble. He’ll pull out all the stops to rescue the organization that saved his life after his career-ending injury—even if it means sacrificing his personal happiness.

But when he finally wakes up to love and the very non-friendly feelings he’s long held for Mel, it might just be too late. Damien must convince her that he’s worth the risk and turn the tables to show her he’s the one ready to be a fool for love.

Excerpt:

The lake twinkled in the wake of the sinking sun. A large swatch of blue sky and white clouds hovered just above the water, and the pine trees surrounding the lake gave it a private, exclusive feel. Not for the rich, but for lovers only.

Melanie imagined long summer days and hot summer nights wrapped in Damien’s arms. One day. Soon.

Towels in hand, Melanie and Damien stood on the pier, peering into the dark-blue water.

She leaned against the wood railing. “You go in first.” She waved to the lake. “Tell me how it is.”

“Nope. We’re jumping in together.”

“No, no. I may have been a bit hasty in my enthusiasm. The temperature is starting to drop.”

He crossed his arms. “If you’re afraid of getting too cold or too wet, don’t worry … I’ll keep you warm,” he said in a voice that was smooth, provocative, and far too dangerous.

Her stomach clenched at innuendo he probably didn’t realize he’d made.

Melanie dropped the towel near her feet. “I just want you to test the waters and tell me how it is.”

He shook his head again.

“Fine.” She raised a brow, knowing he would have to comply with their rule when they couldn’t agree on something. “Rock, paper, scissors.”

Damien chuckled and lifted his fist above his palm. “Fine.”

They stared at each other for a moment, then grinned. “Rock, paper, scissors, shoot!” they both shouted.

Melanie squeezed her fist, choosing rock, and scowled when she saw Damien’s hand flat against his other.

“Paper covers rock.” Stating the obvious, he jerked his head toward the lake. “Ladies first.”

“Best two out of three?”

“Suuuure, Melanie,” he said in a saccharine voice. She knew he would give her shit about this later, but she didn’t care. She wasn’t getting in that cold water first.

“Rock, paper, scissors, shoot!”

She pumped her fist in the air when her rock beat Damien’s scissors.

“This is for the championship. The World Series. The Super Bowl. The—”

“Quit stalling and go already,” Damien’s deep voice interrupted.

“All right. All right. Hold your horses, D.” They stared at each other, as if they could guess what the other would choose, and played again.

Her paper beat his rock.

“Yes! I’m the winner.” She danced around him, celebrating her victory. “I just kicked your—ahh!” she screamed.

Damien had scooped her into his muscular arms and smiled. “Like I said, we’re jumping in together.”

Melanie was too shocked to protest as he casually stepped off the edge of the pier and heaved them both into the water.

She broke above the surface and took a gulp of breath to clear her lungs. Damien’s hands curled around her ankle.

“No you don’t!” She yanked her leg away, dipped under the water, and pretended to go for his manhood.

Damien rushed above the water, his chest heaving. “Damn, Mel. You never play fair.”

“I play to win. You taught me that.” She grinned and swam closer to him.

Tendrils of water dripped from his chiseled face to his immaculate chest, daring her to trace the trail with her tongue.

Despite the dwindling light, Damien’s eyes shone like the North Star. Staring in his eyes, she’d never be lost.

The vein in his neck throbbed, and her mouth went dry. She was parched, from years and years of being near the well of deep, cool water that was Damien, yet never having the chance to quench her thirst. And if she had the chance, she wouldn’t sip. She would gulp him all the way down until she felt it in her belly.

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About the Author:

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Rina Gray writes contemporary and paranormal romance, and is also a digital marketing professional who discovered her love of writing in 2012. Writing has always been Rina’s passion, though initially, she tried to deny it.

In college she served as the copy editor for the entertainment magazine and newspaper. During her tenure, she had the opportunity to interview various talented entertainers including Chris Rock and the cast from Reno-911.

Rina has always been an avid reader, sneaking to read her mother’s books she had no business reading i.e. Stephen King’s The Stand, It, and Anne Rice’s various vampire series. As a pre-teen, she received a load of romance novels from a family friend and from that point on, she devoured any book related to romance or horror. When she’s not writing, she can be found with her head stuck in a book, kickboxing, or dominating game night with friends and family. Rina resides in Atlanta with her husband.

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July 26, 2016 - Posted by | Blog Guest | , , ,

4 Comments

  1. I love discovering new authors! I’miss going to have to move this book up on my TBR list.

    Comment by jet68stl | July 26, 2016

    • Definitely add it to your list! And thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by sharonccooper | July 26, 2016

  2. Thank you for the spotlight opportunity!

    Comment by Rina Gray | July 26, 2016

    • My pleasure, Rina! Stop by any time!

      Comment by sharonccooper | July 26, 2016


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