Wednesday, March 7, 2018

BOOK BLITZ: Secrets Kept by Allie Everhart

Today, we have a cool Book Blitz to share celebrating the release of Allie Everhart's Secrets Kept! This is the first book in a two-book story! To celebrate, we have an exciting excerpt AND an awesome blitz-wide giveaway to share! So... Check it out and grab your copy now!!!

New Adult
Romantic Suspense
Publish Date:
March 2, 2018
Waltham Publishing, LLC

After finding her boyfriend cheating, Kate decides she’s had it with men. So the next night at her catering job she pretends not to be interested when Gavin, a hot guy with a great smile who attends the very exclusive Moorhurst College, asks her out. Unable to resist his charm, she agrees to have dinner with him.

On their first date, Kate’s convinced Gavin’s too good to be true. Funny, sweet, smart, and easy to talk to, he’s nothing like the losers she’s dated in the past. But maybe her luck has changed. Maybe Gavin’s the guy she’s been waiting for.

As their relationship grows, Gavin proves he really is the guy Kate’s always wanted but didn’t think existed. She’s even thinking about a future with him. But those plans come to an abrupt halt when Kate sees something she shouldn’t. Something dark and disturbing. Something that could get her killed if she ever told anyone.

Kate’s desperate to tell Gavin her secret but can’t. Even if she did, he’d never believe her. Still, she can’t keep something this big from Gavin, especially when he’s involved in it. Will she risk her life and tell him the truth? Or risk their relationship and keep this secret from the man she loves?


“So what’s your type?” Gavin asks.
“Type of what?”
“What’s your type of guy? What do you usually go for? Bad boys? Intellectuals? Musicians?”
“Unfortunately, I tend to go for looks over personality, which hasn’t worked out so well in the past. Which is why it’s good it was different with you.”
“Excuse me?” He pretends to be offended but he’s smiling.
“I didn’t mean you’re not hot. I was definitely attracted to you, but that’s not why I went out with you. That night we met, I wasn’t even thinking about dating someone new. I was too upset about Kurt. But I agreed to have dinner with you because you seemed like a nice person. I liked that you were kind and compassionate and listened to me when I told you about my ex. Not many guys would do that.” I tilt my head in a questioning way. “So you never told me why you asked me out that night.”
“Hmm.” He ponders it.
“You really have to think that hard?” I tease.
We’re next to an open table and Gavin grabs one of the barstools and sits on it, then pulls me between his legs. “I thought you were hot.”
“That’s it?”
He smiles. “No, but that was part of it. I saw you serving during the party. I had just gotten home and was heading up to my room but then I spotted you and stopped. I couldn’t take my eyes off you. You’re so beautiful and you have a great smile. And then you laughed at something one of the waitresses said and…I don’t know, you just seemed like someone who loves life. So many people I know have everything they could ever want and they’re still miserable. Leighton was that way. She was never happy. No matter what I did for her it was never enough. So to see you having to spend your evening serving shrimp to people who acted like you weren’t even there, and to still have a smile on your face, a genuine smile…I figured that’s someone I want to meet. But then I went to find you later and you weren’t around. I thought maybe you’d gone home.”
“So when you found me outside, you knew it was me?”
“No. You had your head down when I approached you. But then you looked up and I was like, shit, this is my lucky day. Either that or fate had intervened and I was meant to find you out there.”
“You believe in fate?”
“Not really. But sometimes when things happen like that, it makes you wonder, especially since it turned out that we live in the same town.”
“I almost didn’t go to work that night. I was going to call in sick because I didn’t feel like working after finding out about Kurt. I’d slept all day and just wanted to stay in bed. But then I decided to go, thinking work would help take my mind off him. And it did, until that moment you found me by the pool.”
“So it sounds like fate may have intervened after all.” He kisses me and I step closer, feeling the heat from his body as I stand between his legs. I grip his thighs and reach up to kiss him back.
“You need to stop doing this to me in public,” he says quietly in my ear.
“Kissing you?”
“No. This.” He pulls me closer and I feel the bulge in his jeans.
I smile. “That’s not my fault.”
“It sure as hell is.”
“Here. I’ll cover it up.” I turn away from him and purposely rub my ass against his crotch.
He leans down to my ear and groans. “Not helpful.”
I laugh and do it again.
He breathes into my ear, then his lips graze over it, sending a tingle through me.
“Stop,” I whisper, my head tilting back on his chest.
“Payback,” he whispers in my ear, then his lips slide down my neck as his hand brushes over the side of my breast, his light, gentle touch causing goosebumps to rise up along my arms and neck.
“Bishop!” A blond guy waves at Gavin from across the bar.
“Looks like my friends have arrived.” He backs away, leaving me longing for his touch.
Damn. Why couldn’t his friends be a few more minutes late?


**About the Author**
Allie Everhart writes romance and romantic suspense and is the author of the popular Jade series, Kensington series, Wheeler Brothers, and several standalone titles. She's also a freelance health writer and has worked on several New York Times bestselling books. Allie's always been a romantic, as evidenced by her early years as a wedding singer, her obsession with dating shows, and the fact that she still watches reruns of The Love Boat. When she's not writing, she's outside running, which is when she gets her best book ideas.

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