October 3, 2014

As Long As You Love Me Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for As Long As You Love Me! Today I have a great excerpt from the book to share with you - and don't forget to enter the giveaway!!

As Long As You Love Me (2B Trilogy #2)
Author: Ann Aguirre
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin HQN 


Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. There are the justifications she gives to everyone else—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. And then there’s the reason Lauren can’t admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend’s older brother.

Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He can’t pinpoint exactly what’s missing until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her. But he’s the guy that women love and leave—not the one who makes them think of forever.

Though she’s terrified of opening up, Lauren’s ready to take that chance. Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.

In the morning, I woke to the sound of someone pounding on the door. Rob jolted up beside me, and I scrambled into my pants, then followed him down the stairs. He was wearing only a pair of boxer shorts, so I stopped him. “Get dressed. I’ll stall whoever it is.”
Fearing it was his parents with more bad news, I opened the door with some trepidation. Instead my mom was waiting on the porch, wearing a sheepish look. “I need the car. Stuart stayed over last night, but he needs to get back to Edison, so…”
Though I wasn’t ordinarily the blushing type, heat washed my cheeks over the awkwardness of this moment. There was no telling what my mom suspected I’d been doing last night, and she was looking everywhere but at me. I rubbed a rueful hand against my cheek, but I didn’t clarify. I’d promised Rob I would keep his dad’s secret.
“Shit, sorry. What time is it?” I asked.
“Just past nine.”
Summoning some composure, I said, “Let me get the keys.”
“Rob can bring you home later?”
He appeared behind me in time to hear the question. “Definitely, it’s not a problem. I hope you weren’t worried?”
“No, she left a note.” Her half smile said she thought the evening had gone much different than it had, but clearing up her misconceptions wasn’t a big priority. “See you later, Lauren.”
I handed over the keys and waved at Stuart, who was parked in the drive. He lifted a hand, then blew a kiss to my mom, who hurried down the front steps to claim a real one before letting him back out. Then she took off with a wave for Rob and me. My breath showed in puffs of white, so I was shivering by the time I shut the door.
He wrapped his arms around me, anchoring me against his chest to warm me up. “That wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been.”
“She likes you. I admit, it’s hard not to. So what’s on the agenda today?”
“I’m working on the house for a while, then I have dinner with my mom and dad.” His expression said he wasn’t looking forward to it.
“Am I allowed to tag along?” The offer burst out before I could stop it.
“Do you want to?”
I pinned on a look of faux good cheer. “I can’t think of anything I’d like more.”
Rob laughed. “Too far. But if you could stand coming, it would take some of the pressure off me. That way, they can’t talk about certain things.”
“Because they think I don’t know.”
“So let’s do it. Do you mind swinging by my mom’s so I can change before we head to Casa Conrad? What I wore over here is crumpled from being on your floor all night.”
“Are you trying to be distracting?” he demanded.
“That depends. Is it working?”
“Only always. I woke up last night wanting you, and I still do. Since you came back, I’ve been hard so much that I’m thinking about seeing a doctor.”
“No need. It’s normal for a guy your age to have certain…urges.”
“All the damn time?” he grumbled, but there was a playful light in his eyes.
“I’m willing to take you on,” I answered. “It’ll be exhausting, but I can train up.”
“It’s too early for you to be this cute.” 

Read the First Chapter HERE!

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.

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