We are so thrilled to reveal the cover and give you a first look at an excerpt from J.T. Geissinger’s SIN WITH ME, which releases April 25th!
The past she can’t remember. The secret he hides. And a love that’s worth risking it all.
After a devastating car crash stole both her family and her memory, Grace Stanton was left with no past and an uncertain future. Now Grace likes to keep things simple. No sleepovers, never date a guy more than a month, and never, ever fall in love. Which is exactly why Grace avoids Bad Habit’s lead guitarist, Brody Scott, at all costs. The green-eyed, sexy-as-hell musician has “trouble” tattooed all over him, and Grace isn’t taking any chances with her heart.
Brody knows he doesn’t deserve an amazing woman like Grace—her creamy skin, red hair, or that smart mouth that fuels his every fantasy—but there’s something between them that’s more than chemistry. Something real. He’ll just have to convince Grace that he’s worth the risk—and hide the secret that haunts his worst dreams. But when fate plays a cruel hand, Brody’s darkest sin suddenly threatens his last chance at redemption…and the life of the woman he loves.
Chloe Carmichael’s life feels pretty sweet—she’s both maid of honor and florist for her best friend’s A-list wedding, things are getting serious with her boyfriend, and her flower shop is about to get a spread in a national magazine. But it all quickly turns sour whenever the best man, Bad Habit drummer A.J. Edwards, shows his face…his handsome, unforgettable face. A.J. is everything Chloe doesn’t want: tattooed, selfish, and all-around bad news. So why can’t she stop thinking about him?
Goody two-shoes Chloe isn’t exactly A.J.’s type, either, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. A.J. will be the first to say he isn’t a saint, but there’s something he’s not saying—something that would devastate Chloe. The only way he can protect her is to push her away, but the drummer finds he needs her now more than ever. When a wedding-day confrontation reveals secrets they’re both hiding, will Chloe and A.J. ever find their rhythm again?
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The last time I saw Chloe Carmichael, she threw a glass of champagne in my face and called me an asshole.
I deserved it, of course. I am an asshole. To her more than anyone else.
Seventeen days later and here I am, standing outside the trendy flower shop she owns in West Hollywood— the sign above the green awning reads, “Fleuret, a bespoke floral boutique,” whatever the fuck that means— and I wonder what name I’ll make her call me today.
I wonder if it will gut me as much as it did last time.
“A.J.! Are you comin’ in or are you just gonna stand there with your dick in your hand?”
Standing under the elegant green awning at Fleuret’s glass entrance door, Nico looks impatiently back at me, where I’m lingering at the curb. Barney, Nico’s driver/ bodyguard, has just dropped us off, and his fiancée, Kat, has already gone inside to talk wedding flowers with her girlfriend. Why the fuck I’m here is anyone’s guess.
Oh, yeah. I’m the best man.
Two words that no one, ever, in any other situation, would use to describe me.
I take a final drag on my smoke and flick the butt into the street, which makes a MILF in a passing BMW shout at me from her open window. I flip her the bird and slowly make my way across the sidewalk, toward the entrance to my own personal hell.
I’m starting to sweat.
“If I had my dick in my hand, Nico, traffic would be stopped in both directions so everyone could witness the miracle of my enormous junk.”
Nico doesn’t even bat an eye. “If your junk is even half as big as your ego, brother, that is a miracle. Now get your surly ass inside this shop. And remember what we talked about.”
Right. I’d gotten “the talk” several times already. Pearls of wisdom along the lines of “You don’t have to like Chloe, you just have to get along for the sake of the wedding.”
Horseshit. I don’t “get along” with anyone I don’t want to get along with. Other people’s opinions of me count for nothing on A.J. Edwards’s Give-a-Shit scale. Which Nico, having known me for years now, knows perfectly well.
Another gem: “It really upsets Kat when you’re mean to Chloe.” Translation: “My woman has my balls in a death grip, she’s giving me mountains of lip over how you treat her friend, and I’ve lost all control over this situation. Please help a brother out.”
Tough shit, Nico. You’re the one with his stones in a jar in his girlfriend’s freezer, not me.
But the best piece of advice I’d gotten from Nico so far about the Chloe Carmichael situation? The timeless “If you can’t say anything nice about her, don’t say anything at all.”
If I took that advice, I’d be mute for the rest of my life.
Because I can’t say anything nice about her. I can’t say anything nice to her. I can barely even look the woman in the eye.
About the Author
J.T. Geissinger is an award winning and best-selling author of dark, sexy romance.
Twentysomething Kat Reid is loving life as an in-demand Hollywood makeup artist. She has absolutely no interest in rock ’n’ roll, but in order to pay the mortgage, she agrees to work on the set of a rock video for the world-famous rockers known as Bad Habit…which brings her face-to-face with Nico Nyx, lead singer of Bad Habit and Adonis in the flesh.
However, the fiercely independent Kat isn’t impressed by the hard-living, womanizing rock star. But when Nico’s model girlfriend shows up to the set drunk and Kat is tapped to replace her as the video’s sexy bride, her combustible chemistry with Nico suddenly threatens to consume the set. Nico feels it, too—and becomes determined to win Kat over, body and soul. Yet behind his rock god swagger, Nico hides a dark secret. Can he rock Kat’s world forever, or will he just break her heart?
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I tried to pull away, but he pinned me to his side. “Nico,” I protested.
He shook his head, all hard eyes and hard jaw and hotness. “Not lettin’ you run away just ’cause you’re scared, darlin’. Not how it works when you’re with me.”
“I’m not with you!” It came out as a hiss. If it wouldn’t have ended up splashed across all the tabloids, I would have slapped him across the face, he was so infuriating.
“Not yet.” His voice was dark with promise. He sounded utterly certain, like it was a foregone conclusion that I would be his.
I would not be a foregone conclusion.
“Please help me up.”
My tone was cold. Judging by the look on his face, Nico didn’t like it.
“Nico, no. Just no. Please stop it. I’m not a toy. You need to respect what I’m telling you. I’m flattered, but I’m not interested in anything except getting through today, and getting back to real life. Okay?”
He paused, gauging my tone. “Okay.”
Relief swept through me. Disappointment, too, but I ignored that. I shouldn’t have been too relieved, however, because Nico wasn’t done with me yet.
“I’ll let you up on one condition: prove you’re not attracted to me.”
I glared at him. “Would you prefer me to stab you with one of my heels, or gouge your eyes out with my fingernails?”
“Nah. A kiss will do the job.”
Was I on drugs? Had I even gotten out of bed this morning? Maybe this was all an elaborate dream, and right now I was snug in bed with the covers pulled over my head. I stared at Nico, at a loss for what to do.
My body had a few ideas, but my brain wasn’t on board with any of them.
“I don’t kiss strange men.”
“I’m not a stranger. We’ve been introduced.” His fingers curled over the curve of my hip.
His head dipped toward mine.
Breathing was becoming difficult. My face felt so hot it burned. “I don’t kiss men with girlfriends.”
“We already covered that. She’s not my girlfriend. Next excuse?”
My hands were flattened against his bare chest as I tried to push him away. My voice came out small. “I don’t want to.”
Nico shook his head, his eyes hot. “Such a fuckin’ liar,” he whispered.
Before I could react, he lowered his mouth to mine.
About the Author
J.T. Geissinger is an award-winning author of paranormal and contemporary romance featuring dark and twisted plots, kick-ass heroines, and alpha heroes whose hearts are even bigger than their muscles. An entrepreneur since she began hand-addressing envelopes for a local beauty pageant when she was 14, she has owned businesses as diverse as a temporary employment agency to a flower shop. It wasn’t until hitting a significant birthday that she became motivated to realize her life-long dream of writing a novel.
Twenty-something Kat Reid is loving life as an in-demand Hollywood makeup artist. She has absolutely no interest in rock ‘n’ roll, but in order to pay the mortgage, she agrees to work on the set of a rock video for the world-famous rockers known as Bad Habit…which brings her face-to-face with Nico Nyx, lead singer of Bad Habit and Adonis in the flesh.
However, the fiercely independent Kat isn’t impressed by the hard-living, womanizing rock star. But when Nico’s model girlfriend shows up to the set drunk and Kat is tapped to replace her as the video’s sexy bride, her combustible chemistry with Nico suddenly threatens to consume the set. Nico feels it, too–and becomes determined to win Kat over, body and soul. Yet behind his rock god swagger, Nico hides a dark secret. Can he rock Kat’s world forever, or will he just break her heart?
Review [possible spoilers]:
I always have high expectations when it comes to a rock star romance and when I started reading this book my expectations rose even more because Kat was brilliant when she first met Nico. Even though there was a instant attraction between them, Kat stood up to Nico from the very first second and that was very refreshing.
Until 20-25% everything went quite well, Kat continued to surprise me with her irreverent manners, even though some of her thoughts were a little off character (or so I thought…) and Nico was keeping a mysterious vibe being a talented/tortured/artistic alpha hot male. And then it all started falling apart. The Kat we meet in the beginning of the book slowly disappears as she gets involved with Nico and Nico shows his true colors too with all his demands about Kat’s trust. There was too much drama way too soon in their relationship and some of it seemed a little over the top (yes, I’m also referring to Avery).
Kat’s girlfriends produced a few humorous moments as well as the band members, but there was just too much happening at the same time. I think the author exaggerated with the drama to keep the readers interested in the story and somehow that led to the feeling that the characters were acting out of character, Kat and Nico just seemed to bring out the worst in each other despite their sizzling chemistry. The author shared, at the end of the book, that she went through an emotional time in her life while she was writing this book and that, probably, made a difference in the main characters actions. Despite all of this, and the difficulty to rate it, I think this series has lots of potential so I’ll probably take a chance with the second book which it’s probably going to be about A.J. and Chloe.