Exclusive Excerpt from SWEET AS SIN by J.T. Geissinger
“Tell me what I need to do to make her mine.”
Chloe’s gasp was soft and thrilled. Grace actually looked like she was impressed by his honesty. The man was an evil genius.
“Being single would help, for starters.”
Though my ovaries had just exploded from hearing Nico Nyx say “make her mine,” I had the presence of mind to stick up for him.
“He told me he is, Grace. And I believe him.”
She didn’t miss a beat. “That doesn’t change the fact that he has a bad reputation. With women, I mean.”
“Yep.” Nico nodded at her. “And half the shit the press writes about me isn’t true.”
“Which means the other half is.”
He nodded again. “Never been a choirboy, that’s for sure.”
I could tell Grace liked that he didn’t try to make excuses.
“Frankly, that’s the problem, Nico. It’s not only the women. It’s everything together. Your entire lifestyle. You have no credibility. The way to earn someone’s trust is to be trustworthy. And that takes time. You can’t expect Kat to believe you’re not going to hurt her just because you told her so the first day you met. You have to prove it to her. And since we’re being honest here, I don’t think you can.”
“I can’t if she doesn’t give me a chance. That’s all I’m askin’ for: a chance.”
Chloe watched this back and forth in wordless fascination. My face was getting very hot. From the corner of my eye, I saw a camera flash though the front window, and my heart sank.
Paparazzi. They followed Nico like sharks.
“Why should she risk it? What’s in it for her except public humiliation when she sees a picture of you with some other woman on the cover of a magazine? I mean, of course, it’s a nice dream. The glamorous rock star boyfriend, what woman hasn’t fantasized about that? But it’s not reality. Not the reality Kat needs, anyway.”
This conversation had spun off from the merely strange into the twilight zone. “You guys. You realize I’m sitting right here, right?”
Chloe shushed me. Nico took his hand from the back of my chair and ran it through his hair. The loss of the warmth of his touch left me aching.
“Okay. I hear you. And I get where you’re comin’ from. But you should consider the possibility that what Kat needs might not be what you think she needs.”
With a glance over his shoulder, he stood. He’d noticed the paparazzi, too. He’d probably developed a sixth sense for them by now.
“Ladies. Been a real pleasure. But it looks like the fishbowl just got a little smaller. Time for me to go.” He looked down at me. He bent and kissed me softly on the mouth. Somewhere outside, another flash went off. Then another. With his lips on mine, I was too far gone to care.
“Think about it,” he said quietly, holding my gaze. Then he turned and strode away.
Title: Sweet As Sin
Author: J.T. Geissinger
Release Date: July 14, 2015
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Twentysomething Kat Reid is loving life as an in-demand Hollywood makeup artist. She has absolutely no interest in rock ’n’ roll, but in order to pay the mortgage, she agrees to work on the set of a rock video for the world-famous rockers known as Bad Habit . . . which brings her face-to-face with Nico Nyx, lead singer of Bad Habit and Adonis in the flesh.
However, the fiercely independent Kat isn’t impressed by the hard-living, womanizing rock star. But when Nico’s model girlfriend shows up to the set drunk and Kat is tapped to replace her as the video’s sexy bride, her combustible chemistry with Nico suddenly threatens to consume the set. Nico feels it, too—and becomes determined to win Kat over, body and soul. Yet behind his rock god swagger, Nico hides a dark secret. Can he rock Kat’s world forever, or will he just break her heart?
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24933557-sweet-as-sin
J.T. Geissinger is an award-winning author of paranormal and contemporary romance featuring dark and twisted plots, kick-ass heroines, and alpha heroes whose hearts are even bigger than their muscles. Her debut fantasy romance Shadow’s Edge was a #1 bestseller on Amazon US and UK and won the Prism award for Best First Book. Her follow-up novel, Edge of Oblivion, was a RITA Award finalist for Paranormal Romance from the Romance Writers of America, and she has been nominated for numerous awards for her work. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband.
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