I was a bad host yesterday and didn’t get Hayden’s post up until late in the morning. For that reason – and because she’s such a nice person, we’re extending her ride in the convertible one more day. That’s right. What it means is you also have one more chance to WIN a copy of her new book FIGHT FOR ME. So let the comments begin – again :o)
I’m so excited to be here today, hangin’ out in the passenger seat and talkin’ about my book. Now, I’m sure you’re wondering: What book? Who are you? So, I suppose I ought to introduce myself. I’m Hayden Braeburn, and I write romance—romantic suspense if we want to get technical—and I just (like, yesterday) released my second book, Fight For Me.
Fight For Me is the second in The Everetts of Tyler series, a series revolving around the four siblings of the affluent Everett family in the town of Tyler, VA. Fight For Me begins about two weeks before the end of the first of the series, Dance With Me, and finds oldest sister Cassidy Everett acting as chauffeur and nursemaid for former Army Ranger, skip tracer, and her brother’s savior, Dylan Black. Cassidy is a prosecutor and although the attraction is instant, she fights it tooth and nail… And Dylan, well, he’s a pretty amazing guy who is willing to wait for Cassidy to see the light.
Fight For Me, The Everetts of Tyler, Book 2
Cassidy Everett planned on nursing her brother’s protector back to health and moving on, but when an old foe resurfaces, her plans change. Quickly.
Dylan Black may have been shot saving Mason Everett’s life, but that doesn’t mean he can’t protect his own–and Cassidy is his whether or not she wants to admit it. His injuries don’t matter; all that matters is keeping his Cassie safe.
When the threats towards Cassidy turn lethal, will the fight to survive bring Cassidy and Dylan together or tear them apart?
And an exclusive excerpt from Chapter Two:
She stood. She needed distance between them before she said this. “There’s a pull between us, and I don’t know what to do with it.”
He carefully moved to stretch his legs out on the couch fully, propping his body in the corner. “You know my answer,” he finally said.
He’d said he wasn’t looking for casual, but what else was there? “After you’re healed, you’ll go home.”
“Cassie, I live less than an hour away. You know this, you’ve been there. Twice.”
“I’m not built for relationships,” she whispered, turning to face the window. “I get too caught up in my work, ignore my partner. Before I know it, he’s cheating and I barely care because I wasn’t really invested anyway.”
“I don’t cheat,” he stated plainly, the authority of his declaration ringing true. A few beats passed with no words spoken before he asked, “If you don’t do casual, and you don’t do relationships, what do you do, Cassie?”
Good question. What did she do? Finally, she answered him, telling the unvarnished and unhappy truth. “Nothing.”
“Come here,” he commanded gently.
“I’m afraid to come over there,” she admitted. If she went over there, it meant she accepted whatever was between them, conceding defeat, her body winning over her head. She stayed where she was.
“Just come here. I won’t hurt you.” He blew out a breath and she knew she was frustrating the hell out of him. She stifled her own sigh; she was frustrating herself, too. Maybe he was different, maybe he was worth fighting for, but she wouldn’t know until she took a chance. “Promise?”
He held out his left hand. “I will do my absolute best never to hurt you.”
She’d never had anyone promise that. She took the few steps to grasp his hand in hers. “Thank you.”
“Now, let’s watch the movie,” he said as he pulled her into his lap.
She was sitting on his hard thighs, the heat of him seeping through her jeans, his spicy scent filling her nose, and he nonchalantly spoke about a movie that had completely slipped her mind. “What?”
“Aren’t we supposed to be watchin’ a movie?”
He wasn’t even going to try anything? She wasn’t sure if she was insulted or elated, so she went with ignoring it. “Let’s watch the movie, then.”
A Virginia native, Hayden Braeburn now finds herself among the bluegrass and rolling hills of Kentucky. Married to her own (former) Marine, and mother to two incredible children, she toils at a day job she actually loves, writing whenever she has a free minute. Admittedly, that makes for a long time between chapters of her serial, SPEEDING (and she really hates to admit how long it takes to write a book) but she sincerely hopes her pieces are worth the wait.
Hayden would like to give away one copy of Fight For Me to one lucky commenter who addresses the following question: Dylan and Cassidy are seemingly from different worlds–hers a little more refined, his a little more raw. Do you think opposites really attract, or is that just a myth we perpetuate in romantic fiction?
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