REVVING UP THE HOLIDAYS -THE CRUSH
I’m so happy to be here to share the moment almost every girl can remember from those adolescent years. 😉
Do you remember the boy you had a crush on in high School? Remember how you felt when you saw him in the hall, elation that he was close and heart-wrenching sorrow when he ignored you. He didn’t know you existed and yet managed to be the center of your world. You’d lay awake at night and imagine your life together or maybe just a date to the movies holding hands in the dark. Maybe you imagined a bit more than holding hands. He never gave you the time of day. You were younger, not interesting and not as loose as some of the other girls at school. Well what if he turned up fifteen years later and you found out he’d had a crush on you too?
That’s what happens to Giada Leone. Her best friend’s brother had been unattainable throughout her teen years. Growing up and moving way, she never thought she’d see Isaac again. The loss of her parents brought her back to Atlanta. Isaac has demons of his own to work through. The same desire that made her legs quiver and her stomach dance as a kid is just as strong when Isaac walks into the room all grown up.
She’d thought he didn’t know who she was back in the day. In no time, he sets her straight. He’d known exactly who she was all those years ago and he certainly knew who she was sitting in his sister’s kitchen. Fifteen years hadn’t dulled the effect he had on her. In fact the feelings had miraculously grown stronger.
In her wildest imagination Giada hadn’t thought Isaac would want to take her out to dinner and court her as if she was the girl of his dreams. But dreams are funny things and the holiday season tends to bring about the most delightful results when two people have a destiny that is intertwined.
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An Excerpt From: REVVING UP THE HOLIDAYS
Copyright © A.S. FENICHEL, 2013
All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.
Giada saw the light in the small window of the shop door. The last thing she expected to see when she walked in was a sea of motorcycle parts spread from one end of the room to the other. Isaac stood with his back to her and ran his fingers through his dark hair as he stared down at the array.
She should have cleared her throat or something, but she couldn’t help admiring his tall, lean body or the way his shoulders stretched the polo shirt.
“My God, what have you done?”
He turned, looked at her and his faced completely changed. From the intense face of a man with a problem, he transformed in an instant with a smile that had her blushing right down to her panties. Did his face light up that way just for her? No, he probably did it with everyone, or at least all the women he saw. Charm had never been in short supply with Isaac Backman. She was glad to see that hadn’t changed.
“Mark saved my old bike. I’m just fixing it up.” He walked over to where she stood at the door.
“Fixing it up? It looks as if you’ve completely destroyed it.” He stood very close to her. How was it possible that after all of these years, he still made her weak in the knees?
“Looks can be deceiving, Giada.”
“I… Sadie sent me out here to tell you that your mother is here and you should join the party. They’re waiting on you to light the menorahs.”
His eyes narrowed on her. “Will you have dinner with me tomorrow?”
Of all the things she expected him to say, that was not even close to one of them. “Why?”
“I mean, don’t you think you should spend some time with your family? Why would you want to have dinner with me?”
“Really? You don’t know why?”
She shook her head. She knew her eyes must be the size of saucers. I may swoon. Do women still swoon? Some might, but Giada didn’t. She stilled her emotions.
He stepped closer and leaned down until his lips were next to her ear. “I’ve had a crush on you since we were teenagers. I may still have a crush on you. I’d like to get to know you better. Have dinner with me.”
Her heart pounded so hard, she couldn’t believe she’d been able to hear him at all. But she’d heard every softly spoken word and she found herself nodding her acceptance before she could make herself speak. “I get home at six-thirty. Can we make it seven?”
“I’ll pick you up.”
“Not on that, I hope.”
His laughter shot directly from his lips to the already wet space between her thighs.
Workaholic Isaac hasn’t been back to his hometown since his father’s funeral two years earlier, pushing his family away because of a painful secret. Hanukkah and a forced vacation lure him back to Atlanta, where he’s reunited with his two lost loves—an old motorcycle and his sister’s best friend Giada. While rediscovering his passion for both the bike and the woman, Isaac rebuilds his heart.
Giada has lost her Christmas spirit since returning home to care for her dying parents. Left alone, she struggles to return to her successful teaching career, choosing instead to stay in her hometown. Only the unexpected return of her high school crush Isaac brings any joy to the season.
The transitive nature of Isaac’s visit and Giada’s fear of abandonment keep them from sharing their whole hearts, but certainly not their bodies. Their desire for each other is hotter than flames on a menorah and they take advantage of their limited time together by burning up the sheets. But once their secrets are revealed, their hearts will do all the thinking.
A Romantica® contemporary romance from Ellora’s Cave
About the Author:
A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.
A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.
Multi-published in both erotic and historical romance, A.S. has 5 books currently available and three more under contract with Ellora’s Cave Publishing.
Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.