Woot!!!!I’m super, super excited today! So much so that I’m abusing all the !!!!’s on my keyboard that rarely get used in other places!!! Today is the release of my third contemporary romance novel (second from the fabulous people at Liquid Silver Books), Toeing the Line!!!!
Here’s the thing about this book, like the two that came before, it wouldn’t have been possible without the love and support of all the many people around me. This book specifically has been through so many intensive rewrites and revisions. At this point, really the only thing about it that resembles the original Leasing Love is the character names.
But I adore Riley and Zane, I’m so happy to see them get their own love story in my Bits & Bytes series, and I suspect that they’ll be back again in future books.
So thank you to everyone who reads my books, both before and after publication, and to everyone who supports my neurosis, and to everyone in general (I feel pretty lovey today and you’ve all earned it). It’s been less than a year since I accepted that first publication offer, and less than six months since my first book came out, and I can tell you right now, the roller coaster is only just climbing toward that very first peak. Hold on for the ride!!!!
(Also, keep an eye on my Toeing the Line web page for updated buy links throughout the day and week.)
Zane’s time as Air Force intelligence has taught him a thing or two about keeping secrets. But when his best friend, Riley, finds out what kind of secrets he’s kept from her, their “Friends With Benefits” relationship won’t be what threatens their growing feelings for each other.
Riley tends to fall hard and fast for the guys she dates, and it never ends with the wedding bells she expects. Tired of the heartbreak and unsure if she even knows what love is, she swears off unreliable things like dating and trying to find that elusive happily-ever-after spark. Focusing on her art seems like the perfect distraction, except she’s missing the physical side of being half a couple. Fortunately, her best friend, Zane, is happy to model for her drawings and pin her down in the bedroom, with no expectations. Just fun.
Zane’s granddad raised him with the belief that people who bring joy to the world should be protected at all costs. For Zane, his best friend Riley is one of those people, and he definitely doesn’t mind when making her happy involves helping her pursue her creative dream and some sport sex with a hint of kink. They can have fun, and he can keep her from falling for the next idiot who comes along while she searches for her Prince Charming.
Regardless of her resolution, as things heat up between them Riley finds herself falling again. She needs to decide if she’s in love with the idea of being in love, or if—despite Zane’s insistence that she deserves someone better—what she feels for him is the real thing. If she can’t learn to trust her heart and convince Zane he’s exactly what she needs, it will obliterate a lifelong friendship.
Click here to read Chapter 1 for free now.
USA Today Bestselling Author Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She likes her stories with sweet geekiness and heavy spice, and loves a sexy happily-ever-after. Because cubicle dwellers need love too.