I’m super happy to welcome Author Jessica Jayne back to my blog on the day of her new release. Congratulations, Jessica!
Board Approved – Taking Advantage, Book 2 by Jessica Jayne
A big shout out to Lea Bronsen for giving me the opportunity to visit her site to share my latest Evernight Publishing release, Board Approved, book 2 in the Taking Advantage series. This story presents an interesting twist for me as it’s a May-December romance and it’s the first time I’ve attempted to tackle such an age gap. Greg is fifteen years older than Tessa. His first marriage failed miserably and he decided to focus his life on his work as an attorney instead of opening himself up again in a relationship. But Tessa seems to melt the wall around his heart pretty quickly.
Personally, I’ve never really been overly attracted to older men, particularly ones that would appear to be in a whole different generation. (My husband is four years younger than me and I always tease him that when he reaches 40, I’m cashing him in for a younger version.)
Several months ago, I got to work closely on some projects with a guy that was quite a bit older than me. Oddly for me, I found him quite attractive. He was good-looking, but he had so much depth and worldly experience. Listening to him talk about life and travel and work and family had me mesmerized from time to time. I found myself thinking…Wow, now I get it! (Of course, I don’t ever act on those thoughts, but they certainly lead to great character development for my writing career!)
Yes, the young guys have the hard bodies and stamina on their sides. And by no means am I suggesting that we stop ogling them! 😉 But there is something to be said for experience… of all kinds. 😉 Hence, my first dive into the May-December theme with Board Approved. I hope you all find Greg to be a hot December-hero!
After his divorce, Greg Snow dedicated his life to his work as a corporate attorney in a large law firm and as a member of the board of directors of Advantage Insurance Company. He liked it that way… at least that’s what he thought until Tessa Mills entered his life.
Growing up with an alcoholic mother and never knowing her father, Tessa Mills has not had an easy life. And her relationship decisions have been less than stellar. But she’s finally making a life for herself and running her own business – a yoga studio. It’s her saving grace and that’s all she needs… until Greg Snow turns her world upside down.
Tessa and Greg have a strong attraction, but is it enough to overcome all their differences?
Excerpt: “I don’t want to seem like I am ungrateful for what I have. I’ve worked hard for it. Very hard. And…” Before she knew what was happening, Greg’s hand palmed the back of her head and pulled her into a kiss that sent her head spinning. His lips were firm yet soft to the touch and he moved them expertly over her own. His goatee tickled her skin in a lascivious way that made her wonder what it would feel like at other spots on her body. His tongue flicked out over her lips and Tessa was unable to stifle the moan that rose up her chest. He took that as the opportunity to move further and pushed his tongue between her lips. Oh sweet Jesus, he tasted fantastic! He tasted like caramel coffee. She could get lost in his taste… in his kiss. His experience was evident as he licked into her mouth, exploring every crevice. His hand flexed at the back of her head before sliding down to the nape of her neck and caressing her there. She’d never been kissed so thoroughly, so sensuously. Her panties dampened as he took the kiss deeper and her hands gripped his shirt tightly as if it were the only way for her to keep from melting into the seat.
Beep! Beep! Startled back to reality by the cars honking behind them, Tessa pushed back from the kiss. She had been so wrapped up in her verbal dribble that she hadn’t even recognized that they had been stopped at the light just before the bridge. And then his kiss threw her into a tailspin. She’d completely lost track of where she was. She came to find out she was making out at a traffic light with a man she barely knew, and she was struggling to catch her breath after the make out session.
“You’d better go,” she whispered. She could feel the blush once again spread over her face. He looked at her closely, studying her. Another horn honked and his hand fell from the back of her neck and rested on her knee. He gave her a little squeeze and she watched as his lips quirked up into a gorgeous smile.
“I’ve been wanting to do that since the moment I laid eyes on you,” he said, roughly. “And truth be told, I can’t wait to do it again.” Tessa inhaled sharply at his words and the desire behind them. He glanced over at her and smiled. His grey eyes were darker than they had been earlier, and she wondered if this was the look she’d read countless times about in all the romance novels she adored. “Where to, Tessa?” he asked. His question brought her back to the present.
I am a born and raised small town Ohio girl, who moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from college. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English because I could not imagine doing anything else but reading and writing. It is such a pleasure to be able to share all the stories in my head!
In the journey of life, I also became a wife and a mother of three children. So, life is always an adventure. But the love of writing has never died.
My favorites: I love to read and write… obviously! But I also enjoy all sports, especially college football and the Ohio State Buckeyes! Go Steelers! Go Rays! I LOVE to travel… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to travel. And I love sharing my love to travel with my children. I love to drink Teavana teas! I love a good glass of wine, especially if it comes from a bottle made by the FOOLS wine club… yep, I’m a member of that! J I love hanging out with my family and my friends! Big fan of music, but love nothing better than putting on my jean shorts, tank top, cowboy boots and hat and watching Tim McGraw belt it out! I’m a sucker for a cowboy hat! J
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