Sunday, March 20, 2022

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Love & Tequila Make Her Crazy by Brittanee Nicole

Title: Love & Tequila Make Her Crazy
Author: Brittanee Nicole
Publication Date: March 16th 2022
Print Length: 394 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Nate Pearson was my first everything.

My first friend, first love, and first heartbreak. Now he’s just my ex-husband.

It’s been three years. It’s time to let go of the past. When a man covered in tattoos walks into the bar where I work, with a guitar case slung over his back and a determined swagger, I think I’m finally ready to move on…until I see his guitar. I’d recognize it anywhere. It was the last gift Nate ever received from his father.

The man holding the guitar is different than the one I left behind in Nashville, but one thing remains the same, Nate Pearson will always be the love of my life.

The reasons why I asked for a divorce haven’t changed. Only problem is, Nate Pearson says he still loves me, and this time he’s playing for keeps.

Authors Note: Love & Tequila Make Her Crazy is a brother’s best friend, steamy, full-length, stand-alone, contemporary second-chance romance filled with emotion, that features both Nate and Amelia’s past and present.

Trigger warning: Death of a parent, 9/11, and sexual assault.

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Around me, people sit entranced, listening to Nate’s skilled fingers playing Old Dominion’s “One Man Band.” I turn and meet his eyes, and of course he’s staring right at me, singing a song that speaks to my soul. For a moment, I let myself remember the way those lips tasted, the way they sang to me, and the way they made me feel. Against my skin, between my legs, and in my heart.

I honestly don’t know if another man will ever be able to touch the places he’s branded. Will anyone be able to reach my depths? Would anyone even try? It would be a daunting task to take on, trying to erase the touch of someone who lived within your being. Someone who so deeply intertwined themselves into you that they likely changed your genetic makeup.

Nate shakes his head as if he’s answering my question. No, no one could come close to us. No one gets those parts of you, Amelia—only me. The sooner you realize that, the sooner we can be happy again.

I hold up the shots, and he motions over to me with his head as he finishes his song. Sliding the guitar off his lap, he leans it against the barstool he’s sitting on and looks up at me. “Tequila?”

“Chocolate cake,” I reply.

He grins. “Ah, my girl’s favorite.”

“Do you mean Cynthia?”

Nate’s face falls, and he gives me a blank stare. “Seriously? She’s like twelve.” I turn to look back at the two women at the bar who are watching Nate and me with unabashed interest. “Wanna give them a show?” he says in a low sexy whisper before wrapping his arm around my waist and pulling me close to him. His fingers dig into the flesh on my hip, and I can practically feel his possessiveness. “You seem to be giving lots of them tonight.” He raises his brow and dares me to deny that what happened between Shawn and me only moments before was anything other than a show.

I shrug, pretending that his arms around me do nothing for me. That his breath mingled with my own doesn’t make me want to inhale him. That his lips, which are practically a mask against my own, don’t make me want to nip out and bite down. “Believe what you want, Pearson. I’m just here to deliver your drink.”

He lets go of my waist and holds out his hand to take it, unaffected by my words. We clink our glasses together and down the shots, the whole time our eyes remaining fixed on one another. “So, you’re working for Sam?”

A lazy smile spills across Nate’s face. “You checking up on me, Cookie?”

He’s impossible. I roll my eyes and wait for him to respond to my actual question.

Nate huffs out a laugh and pierces my heart with his smile again. “Started last week. My last gig as a florist wasn’t working. I wasn’t able to focus in the hostile work conditions.”

“Hostile work conditions!” I practically shout.

Nate remains unaffected. “Yeah, one of the bosses kept staring at me. Made me feel uncomfortable.”

“As if,” I quip.

“You seem to be doing a lot of staring lately, sweetheart. You know you can touch if you want. I won’t stop you.”

“Can you be serious for one freaking second? Just answer my question. Why are you working for Sam?”

“Have dinner with me?”

“What?” I practically choke on my own saliva. Why would he think that after this infuriating conversation I would want to spend any time with him?

“If you want to know about my life, have dinner with me.” He says the words slowly, emphasizing each one.

“I have a boyfriend.”

Nate shakes his head. “You are making this so much harder than it has to be, Ames.”

And there it is. Exactly what I knew he was saying before with his eyes. Give in, Ames. We both know how this will end. Why delay the inevitable?

Because I’m not ready. Because I don’t forgive you. Because I don’t want to get hurt again.

“Have a good night, Nate.”
Brittanee Nicole is an author and practicing lawyer who lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two children. Her town is a character in itself in all of her books. 
When she is not writing she enjoys spending time outdoors by the water with her children, reading at the beach or by the pool (or really anywhere), dancing with her friends, singing Karaoke, spinning, bike riding and boating.
Some of her favorite authors are Sophia Kinsella, Elin Hilderbrand, Liane Moriarty, Mary Higgins Clark, Meghan Quinn, Daphne Elliott, Amy Alves, Claire Kingsley, Melanie Harlow, Christina Lauren, Sally Thorne and Sarah Adams. Clearly, she has a problem and can't pick favorites.

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  1. This author is new to me and this book sounds interesting.

  2. I like the cover and excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  4. I like the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. Do you have any advice for new writers?

  6. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Did you ever use any of your own experiences as part of one of your books

  8. How long have you been writing?

  9. Thank you for sharing the book details. Sounds like a great read. Best of luck with the publication.

  10. What made you decide to start writing books?

  11. Personal preference. Tattoos are a turn-off. I would not buy thia book because of it. May want to re-think future covers.