Tuesday, June 6, 2023

#ExcreptReveal #SneakPeek #ComingSoon #PreOrder - Kissing My Crush (The Kissing Games) by C.A. Harms

Title: Kissing My Crush
Series: The Kissing Games
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Friends to Lovers/Accidental Pregnancy/Firefighter Hero
Release Date: June 29, 2023
Cover Design: Sarah Paige, Opium House/The Book Cover Boutique

“You plan on ignoring me this entire weekend?” My entire body goes rigid from the sound of Ty’s voice just over my left shoulder. I hold my breath, trying not to bolt, which is what my head screams for me to do.
“Maybe a little hard to do, considering we have a long line of wedding events we both have to participate in.”
“I’m not avoiding you.” I am totally avoiding him.
“Call it what you want, but we need to talk about what happened at the bar.”
I wrinkle my brows and glance back at him, hoping he doesn’t notice how panicked I feel.
He chuckles, and I know my weak attempt at pretending I’m oblivious has failed. “The kiss,” he adds, and the corner of his mouth tips up in a smile.
“There was no kiss,” I am failing miserably. Trying to deny it is only making things worse, and I’m making more of a mess than if I’d just put on my big girl panties and face it head-on.
“You’re right,” Tyler states, and I turn around to face him, holding my bag close to my body to form a barrier between us. “There were several, some touching, hands fisting my hair and tugging on the ends. A few sweet little moans too.” My stomach drops when he says these words and steps closer. “However you want to lay it out, it happened, and I think that warrants a discussion.”
Now is my opportunity to face my fears and tell Tyler how I have felt for longer than I can pinpoint. This is my chance to lay everything before us and hope for the best. But it’s also the one moment that could make or break everything, and the fear is too much. Ruining the weekend meant for Audrey and Linc is at stake, and I refuse to be that person, so I take the coward’s way out.
“You’ve never acted a fool after having too many drinks.” I shrug it off as if it’s nothing, but my nervous energy screams the opposite.
Ty holds my stare; movement is happening all around us, but the two of us remain where we are. His eyes locked on mine, and his mouth lax, triggering my heart to race faster. I feel lightheaded.
“Okay, you want to pretend,” he shrugs and steps back, “I can play too.”
I watch as he walks up the path to the resort’s entrance, taking the chance to take in his every move. Such confidence and manliness and it does nothing to help the way my body wants him and has more and more with each passing day.
When he reaches the doors, he stops and looks back at me, again holding my stare with his own.
Something passes between us; an acceptance without words makes my stomach somersault. This is Tyler, a guy I grew up around. I’ve witnessed the same guy as a boy and now a man. I’ve spent years watching and aching whenever he dated or showed interest in another woman. Sitting back pretending to be just one of the long-time buddies when I’ve actually fought an ache so deep it’s sometimes been hard to breathe.
“You want me to tell Audrey and the girls that you’re hiding outside because you kissed me and are too afraid to admit it meant something? Or are you coming in?”
My mouth falls open in shock, and I look around to see if anyone is around to hear his words. When I realize we are the only two outside, I glance back at him to find him grinning wide.

C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She's always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes...thankfully.

She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better...that quietness changes, fast.


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