Blog Tour – Afraid to Love
Ana Perrot is crazy. Crazy about sex, and pleasing her lovers. She is passionate and as fiery as her red hair. She eats men like air. She is also willing to submit to any man anywhere. But outside of the bedroom, Ana is an independent woman who lives her own life by her own rules. And, her biggest rule . . . she won’t do long term relationships. She refuses to fall in love . . . again.
Teddy O’Rourke is an easy going, laid back Tampa bartender at one of the most popular clubs in town. All about family and enjoying life including all the women that throw themselves at his feet, he has no problems finding willing partners. His football player body, his personality, his warm hazel eyes all ooze sex appeal. He is the perfect package in every way for a woman like Ana, well for any woman really. An ex-cop, his instincts tell him Ana is one hell of a woman, but she is wounded and scarred by the past. What are her secrets? What will make her trust him? Why is she so afraid to love?
A one night stand, that is full of surprises for Teddy, opens his eyes to new possibilities. A single man enjoying his freedom meets his match in the bedroom, and elsewhere. He sees a future with Ana, a counselor for troubled youth. But could she be persuaded to fall . . . and to trust again?
is Ana,” she said coolly as she leaned in and nodded in answer to his question,
batting her eyelashes just a tad. He smiled.
Teeth white, and straight.
her sudden bashfulness was a ploy. He
knew the game. “What will it be,
Ana?” He said her name slowly, drawing
out each sound, each letter.
have Sex on the Beach,” she
answered. Then looking him straight in
the eye. “I like sex on the beach,” she added.
smiled at her again, and without looking at the ingredients began to make her
drink. “Too sandy,” he chuckled, and then turned to go get the remaining
ingredients to fill her order.
watched his behind as he worked facing the wall of liquor behind him, and heat
pooled in her loins. This man was truly
a fine specimen. Thirty, she thought. And
that was okay with her. She was
thirty-four, so the age difference wasn’t too bad. She liked them a little younger anyway. They were easier to control and more readily
agreed to her conditions, her rules.
she was prepared for it, he turned back towards her, and the sight of him
almost took her breath away. He gave her
one of his dazzling smiles, revealing dimples in his cheek, and a slight cleft
in his chin. Bar towel in one hand, he
wiped the counter in front of her again.
Next, he placed a napkin down in front of her, and placed her drink on
it. Her mouth had suddenly gone dry. She
leaned in to take a sip of the refreshing cocktail, not picking up the glass,
but leaning low to give him a better view of her cleavage. She wanted to turn the tables back to her
side again, regain control. She was glad
she had worn this dress; it was red. The
green amulet swinging enticingly between her breasts was small enough to not
distract from the view she was offering.
She felt his eyes on her like lasers.
she purred licking her lips then straightened up suddenly. She caught him ogling her breasts like a
school boy, and he blushed. Gotcha, she thought as she watched his
Adam’s apple bob while he swallowed, hard.
beach is too sandy for you. How about a big bed?” she asked innocently, but
then leaned in again to take another sip.
She kept her head tilted to the side not breaking eye contact. There was definite electricity.
Afraid To Love is a companion novel to Fire In His Eyes and follows the same timeline. You can read either one first. If you enjoyed Fire In His Eyes you will definitely want to read Afraid To Love.
Ana Perrot loves sex without the complications of commitment. She has issues with love because she has been hurt terribly in the past and it left her feeling like she was less of a person. Ana likes it a little kinky in the bedroom, and one night out with her sister and she finds just the person that could satisfy her needs in the bedroom. Teddy O’Rourke.
Teddy O’Rourke loves his life without complications. He has fun with women and has never met anyone that made him think otherwise, until he meets the beautiful, tall, red-headed Ana. He knows he has met his match. He comes from a huge loving family and he believes he could have that with Ana.
Ana and Teddy’s relationship is supposed to be only based on sex, but both have undeniable attraction and chemistry in and out of the bedroom. Their sex life is anything but ordinary, both loving to experiment and giving each other pleasure they never thought possible. The more time they spend together the more they fall in love with one another. Ana’s insecurities are hindering their relationship to progress into something more serious. Teddy is a patient man and will wait for Ana, he wants her for the long haul. Can Teddy prove she is everything he dreams of? Will Ana overcome being afraid to Love?
I loved Ana and Teddy’s story. It was steaming HOT during the sex scenes and could also be heartbreaking at times. It ended perfectly with an HEA. I like MJ Nightigale’s writing style, you get both POVs without it being separated by chapters so it flows nicely. Highly recommend!
About the author
MJ Nightingale has spent over two decades teaching students how to write, and now she is doing it herself. Originally from Canada, she graduated from University with her Bachelor of Arts and then went on to get her Bachelor of Education Degree in Secondary Education. Reading has been a part of her life since she was a child. She has been an avid lover of classical English and American literature, but romance has always held a special place in her heart. She devours historical romance novels all summer long, and any type of fiction; thrillers, crime, suspense, and drama. This is her second published book, and she has one more book, Afraid to Hope, coming out in in the summer of 2014. All three, Fire In His Eyes, Afraid to Love and Afraid to Hope, are erotic romance standalone novels and are part of her Secrets & Seduction. She is also working on a new series The Bounty Hunters for 2015. She currently lives in Florida, where she continues to teach, with her wonderful husband of nine years, and her sons. She plans on pursuing her writing career full time very soon.
Book trailer for Afraid to Love