Book Title: Picture Perfect
Author: L. E. Maguire
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Ember Whitfield was well on her way to living the life she always envisioned for herself. She received her degree in photography from a prestigious New York university. Her best friend, Jake, was her roommate and photo assistant. And after fleeing the tough competition of New York City for Seattle, she had high hopes of being able to obtain her dream as a professional photographer. But most importantly, Ember was perfectly single. And after having dumped her not-so-perfect, philandering boyfriend, Ember planned on staying perfectly single. But as Ember soon discovers, things don’t always go as planned.
Ember’s assistant secretly enters her in a local contest, winning her a gallery showing. She’s hopeful this will get her and her work quickly noticed. While out celebrating her impending show, Ember gets hit on by the most annoying, arrogant man, who is also the most attractive man she’s even seen. He’s tall, built, and ruggedly handsome. He’s perfect, but he’s also not part of her plan.
After landing a photo shoot for a popular fashion magazine, in strolls the up and coming male model, Evan Ryan James. The perfectly annoying, arrogant, gorgeous man from the bar. Evan had been immediately captivated by Ember, but after getting her heart broken by her former philandering boyfriend, Ember vowed she would never get involved with another model again. But Evan isn’t going to take no for an answer. He believes he found the perfect woman in Ember, and he is determined to make her see it. Just as Ember starts to let Evan in, both of their careers take off. Soon, their tenuous relationship is quickly put to the test when they are both pulled in different directions by the high demands of their jobs.
Stopping before the door to room 462, I took a deep breath, reached up, and knocked twice as instructed. It was a moment before Evan answered, but when he finally did, holy hell, my jaw hit the floor.
Wearing nothing but a white towel wrapped around his waist, his dark hair slicked back from a shower, he gave me a half smile and invited me in.
Not two steps into the room, he grabbed my arm, spun me around, and shoved me face first into the door. My palms stung as I quickly slammed them against the door trying to keep my face from slamming into it.
Evan’s warm body quickly pressed up against mine before I could move, pushing me harder into the door. His hands came up and rested next to mine, caging me in. Fresh from a shower, he smelled of his usual spicy cologne, which was intoxicating.
“I’ve been thinking of nothing but being buried deep inside of you ever since you stopped me earlier.” Closing my eyes, remembering our encounter, my breathing spiked. “All afternoon, Em, I’ve had to hold myself back. I felt like an alcoholic tied up with an open bottle of booze just out of my reach. I could see you, smell you, but I couldn’t reach out and touch you or taste you,” he growled in my ear.
L. E. Maguire is an independent author who is a born and bred Jersey Girl currently living below the Mason-Dixon line.
She is an avid reader with a passion for romance novels. When she’s not reading, you can usually find her writing.
Starting Over (Hart of Seattle, #1) was her first published novel on July 27, 2013. Her second novel, New Beginnings (Hart of Seattle, #2), is the second and final in the Hart of Seattle series, and was published on December 31, 2013. Her third release, unrelated to the first two, Picture Perfect, was published on April 7, 2015.
She also has a special love for photography, football (sharing an equal passion for both the NY Giants and the Seattle Seahawks), and all things vampire.
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