Monday, November 4, 2013

BLOG TOUR - EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Love and Relativity by Rachael Wade

Love and Relativity by Rachael Wade
Publication date:
December 12th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, New
Adult, Romance

Love, life, and happily ever after? It’s all relative.

Marine biology student Emma Pierce lives in paradise—geographically speaking, anyway. Stranded on Sanibel Island, Florida, she works at a nursing home by day and spends her nights dodging the island’s infamous bad boy, Jackson Taylor, at her favorite karaoke bar. Trying to heal from the loss of her sister and a failed relationship she rerouted her life for, she’s ready to graduate and finally leave Florida behind.

When a run-in with Jackson and his rowdy crew goes sour at the bar one night, sparks fly and irreversible damage is done. It’s no secret that Jackson loves to get underneath her skin, but this time he’s gone too far. Now all he wants is to earn her forgiveness before she’s gone for good, but their ideas of closure—and the future—are enough to keep them worlds apart.


             He was in front of me before I could reach the cabin doorway, his hands gripping my arms, turning, then pushing me backward against the stove.
            “You love me? You love me, now? Present tense?” He peered down at my lips, those blue eyes hungrily drifting over my body. I licked them nervously and he swallowed, clenching his fingers tightly against my waist, the muscles in his forearms pulsing in anticipation.
            “Yes.” I braced myself against the stovetop, his carnal appraisal sending me into hot flash overdrive, and holy hell, did it feel too good to deny. Why was I here again? Why were we fighting? What was my name?
            “Then what are we waiting for?”
            “Jackson.” I arched a brow.
            “Emma.” He arched one back.
            “I’m still mad at you. Don’t come any closer,” I said, feebly attempting to peel his fingers away from my waist.
            “Or what?”
            “You’ll what? Clean my mouth out with soap?” he cocked his head, peeking at the bar of soap near the sink behind me. Humor flickered in his eyes before darkening to full-on sexy I-like-a-challenge mode. Not that his funny eyes weren’t sexy, because dear God, they were hot. But his determined I-dare-you look was 100 percent panty combusting, and I had zero willpower where it was concerned.
            “Emma,” he leaned in, grazing his nose against my earlobe and then up into my hair, where he paused to take a deep whiff, “stop fighting it. Just breathe.” His breath caused a few loose strands of my ponytail to fall around my face. He caught them and slid them away from my cheeks, hooking them back over my ear. The sensation triggered a chill down my spine and he let out a low sigh against my forehead, kissing it softly, then gently hooked two fingers into the waistband of my jeans to tug me against him. My torso spasmed and heated beneath his touch, and my eyes fell shut. “Open your eyes, baby. Look at me.” He pressed his forehead down to meet mine, my eyelids fluttering open at his command. “Look at me and tell me you don’t want it.”
            I peered up at him with unsteady breaths, hearing his throat work when I tilted my lips to graze his. The contact was feather light, my heart hammering through my chest at the feel of it. “I’m looking,” I breathed against him.
            “Good. Because right now, all I want to do is rip your clothes off and make you come until you can’t stand, and I want your eyes on me the whole time, are we clear?”
            And there went any ounce of willpower I possessed.
            Our mouths met and teeth clashed, my arms snapping around his neck in a vise-like grip. His fingers slid along the inside of my waistband to the center and he undid the top button, simultaneously pressing his erection into me, a near-feral groan emitting from his throat.
            Dear God, if I made it through this alive and conscious, my name deserved to be added to some X-rated category in the Guinness Book of World Records or something.
            “Do you want it?” he exhaled against my lips.

Author Bio: 
Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she’s not writing, she’s busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at and, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade.

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  1. Tracey, thank you so much for hosting this stop today! Can't thank you enough for being a part of this tour. :)

    Much love and happy reading,

  2. Sounds like a good book to me!


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