Welcome to the Crazy, Stupid Love - New Adult Giveaway Hop! I'm offering another sneak peek at the third book in my New Adult EDGE series, tentatively titled Fighting for the Edge (see the first excerpt here!). This book will be a little different in that you'll get both Emily's and Aubrey's point of view! The excerpt below is a scene with Aubrey and Chris. I'm also giving away a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card so you can buy the New Adult book of your choice, so don't forget to enter in the Rafflecopter form below!
Aubrey’s cell tweeted from the kitchen, and she rose to check it. She read the text as she carried the phone to the table.
“You’d think the fact that I haven’t responded to any of this guy’s messages would tell him I’m not interested, but he keeps texting me.”
“Who is he?” Chris asked.
“Just a guy I met at the gym. He’s hot as all get-out, but we went to dinner and all he talked about was his ex. No amount of hotness could get me past that.”
Chris’s forehead wrinkled. “Is this what I have to look forward to on the dating scene?”
“Oh, yeah, we were talking about how you’re gonna be a playboy when the lights went out. Haven’t you only ever had serious girlfriends?”
“One throughout high school and then Marley. But since I got dumped both times, I figure it’s time to try something new.”
Aubrey studied him through the dim candlelight. With his warm brown eyes and lightly-freckled ivory cheeks, Chris perfectly fit the image of “the boy next door.” And it wasn’t just his looks that made him a great catch. She’d seen how he’d treated Marley all the years they were together – like she was the most precious thing in the world.
“I don’t know if you’re capable of being a casual dater,” she said. “I think you’re the type of guy who falls hard and fast for a girl and wants her all to yourself.”
“Well, you make staying single look easy. Maybe you need to tell me your secret.”
“If a guy starts getting clingy, I let him know I’m not looking for anything serious. Having the ‘I’m training for the Olympics’ excuse makes it a lot easier.”
“You think girls will fall for that excuse, too?”
“Once they get a look at your abs, they won’t care what lines you feed them.”
Chris sat back in his chair and grinned. “So, you’ve been checking me out.”
Aubrey smirked. “You know you’re in great shape.”
A car alarm sounded in the distance, and its wailing filled the silence as Aubrey and Chris turned back to their plates. Chris chewed with a pensive look.
“How come it feels like we’re talking for the first time when I’ve known you for seven years?”
“Probably because we’ve never hung out… just the two of us. Mar was always around or Nick or Em…”
“We should hang out more often. You can be my wing woman and teach me all the finer points of serial dating.”
“I gladly accept that position.” Aubrey smiled and lifted her water.
Chris raised his bottle. “To keeping things casual.”
Aubrey tapped her drink to his. “And Bah Humbug to relationships!”
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