Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Excerpt & Giveaway: Ready for Wild by Liora Blake

Ready for Wild
Liora Blake
Published by: Pocket Books
Publication date: October 31st 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Featuring Liora Blake’s signature “funny, endearing, and more than a little hot” (Library Journal) style, the third novel in the Grand Valley series features a rough-talking game warden going toe-to-toe with a TV star who unexpectedly turns his life upside down.
Braden Montgomery is certain about three things: one, luck is for suckers; two, time spent outdoors is what keeps him sane; and, three, when it comes to sharing his bed, there’s only one female he’s willing to put up with—his Chesapeake Bay retriever, Charley. Braden’s constructed his life on these beliefs, and he’s quite content with the status quo.
But when a moment of bad luck lands Braden toe-to-toe with a blonde bombshell with her own television show, his stubbornly structured reality begins to unravel.
As for Amber Regan, her brand has been built on camo, cut-offs, and cleavage. With her own hunting show on the foremost sports channel and enough social media followers to garner her plenty of endorsement deals, Amber’s come a long way from the tomboy in a small Texas town she once was. Unfortunately, ratings are down and her contract for next season is in limbo, so she’s in desperate need of a reboot to save her show—and filming a rough and tough archery elk hunt in Colorado might be the way to do just that. Too bad the local game warden grunts more than he speaks, seems determined to despise her—and makes her heart race in all the most inconvenient ways.

Behind me, Braden gives up a curse but doesn’t touch me. His breath is labored, as if he’s working hard to hold off. I tip my hips back so our bodies brush against each other, and that’s all it takes. His hands come to my breasts, cupping them fully with a gentle squeeze before teasing my nipples with the tips of his fingers. When I let out a long moan and grind my body to the front of his pants, Braden spins me around, kisses me once, and then tosses me on the bed, where I bounce once. I lean back on my forearms and watch as he draws his hands down my calves and pulls off my heels, tossing them on the floor behind him. His eyes skim my body as he starts to undress.
“Here’s the thing: this first go-around, I’m bound to be a little quicker on the trigger than I want to be, so I need you to tell me what you like. I promise it won’t always be that way, but like I said, it’s been a while—and you drive me completely out of my fucking mind. Help me out, OK? Help me make sure this first time is good for you. Tell me what gets you there.”
Braden continues to eat me up with his eyes as he loosens his belt and tosses it on the floor, then does the same with his shirt, using one hand to yank it off. My eyes go wide at the sight of his bare chest. He’s not built like a model with washboard abs that go on for days, or some smooth waxed torso that mimics a Ken doll—he’s built like a man. Defined pecs and biceps, strong abs, and a dusting of dark hair on his chest that tapers to a trail disappearing under the waist of the pants he’s now unbuttoning. My mouth falls slightly agape, and I start to feel a little dizzy. And when he starts in on a lewd quiz, that only makes the wooziness worse.
“Do you like being on top so you can ride it? From behind so I can play with your pussy while I get deep? Under me and your legs spread so you can rub your clit? Is there something else you like?”
My mouth goes dry and my voice disappears along with it. Not only because it’s hard to decide between all those filthy and fabulous options, but because he’s naked now, standing there asking me how I best get off while he strokes himself. With every twist of his fist over the head, his abs contract and the muscles in his forearm flex—and I can’t think, let alone speak.
“Amber,” he rasps. “Answer me.”

Author Bio:
Liora Blake is a contemporary romance author living in Colorado.
When she isn’t writing, she’s likely baking cookies she shouldn’t eat, inventing elaborate excuses to avoid going for a run, or asking the nice barista to sell her another quad-shot Americano.



  1. I LOOOOVE that he asks her what she wants, and that he's so shamelessly explicit without being, I don't know, crude in a bad way.

  2. Wow. What a fabulous giveaway. Such a pretty cover for the book too. Looks sweet.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. This sounds like a great read and one I would really enjoy!

  4. Great giveaway! The books sounds great!

  5. I love this cover! You can feel the cozy love :)

  6. It sounds like a very romantic read.

  7. This sounds like a good read. I enjoyed the excerpt.