I love romance novel heroes and I know you do too. Which is why I’m inviting special guest authors and their heroes to select and answer two questions for us. The questions come from a list I designed to dip into what really lies underneath all that strapping, heroic yumminess. Be prepared to release your inner dirty girl this day before Valentine’s Day because today’s guest author is Lynne Silver! And she’s giving away an ecopy of this sexy sweet book to one lucky commenter! Please give a warm welcome to Lynne and her hero, Aidan, as we see what the hunk from Waiting on Love is willing to share…
Aidan: Currently I’m deployed overseas and most of the day is freaking boring with a capital B. Obviously me and my boys get a little restless and tricks are played on each other to pass the time. I’m a little nervous to put this in writing in case it gets traced back to me but all I can say is Staff Sergeant Rosado is going to examine every toilet seat before ever sitting on one again.
Aidan! You are an ornery one. I think I speak for everyone reading right now when I say Thank You for your service. And for being so dang cute.
Question Two: Speaking on intimacy, how do you know when it’s okay to ask for more?
Aidan: When she’s soft around me and making those little moans in the back of her throat, I don’t need to ask for anything, she’s giving me everything I need. And more.
(A thud sounds. Carlene has been left speechless and may need help getting her heart back in her chest. Carry on…)
After a disastrous vacation breakup with the man who was supposed to be The One, KK O’Brien decides she’s done. Love will find her when the time is right.
On her flight home, she’s seated next to a male soldier, Aidan Dominguez, whom she ignores, because one: he is male (a trait she’s recently excised from her mind), two: he’s younger than her, and three: he’s on his way to be deployed overseas (geographically undesirable). When weather grounds her flight, she agrees to a drink and more with Aidan. After all, he’s leaving the country and she’s done projecting hope and wedding bells onto encounters with men. KK knows this is nothing more than a one-night stand with an extremely sexy soldier. It’s practically her patriotic duty to send him off to war with a good last memory.
Aidan and KK have a great night together and they part with the expectation that they’ll never see each other again. Only, a few weeks later, the first email from Aidan arrives. Once she replies, another arrives, and soon an epistolary love affair blossoms where love was never supposed to grow. When Aidan asks for a shot at being her man, KK must decide if she’s brave enough to take another chance on love.
If Aidan were to take you romance book shopping, (first off–how fun would that be the day before Valentines Day???) he’d do it here:
I paused my blackening of the glossy magazine page, which by this point had several gashes on it. His idea had merit, but no, I wasn’t much of a confessor except to my best friend, Andi. Only this time I wasn’t looking forward to rehashing my horrible weekend with her. She’d warned me not to follow Ben out to Phoenix for his work conference. But stupid KK, always dashing headfirst after love.
“I don’t want to talk about it,” I finally told Aidan. “I was an idiot, but I’m not anymore. I’ve changed my entire philosophy on life this morning. You’re looking at a smarter KK O’Brien.”
Instead of looking impressed, Aidan looked amused. “Your entire philosophy? Really? In just a morning. I’m impressed. It takes most people at least a day.”
I didn’t know him well enough to punch him not-so-lightly on the arm, so he had to settle for my best scathing look. “I was speaking metaphorically.”
“Sounded hyperbolically to me,” he said.
“I’m impressed a teenager such as yourself knows such a big word.” If he could dish it, surely he could take it. My words rolled off him as easily as desert sand soaked up a raindrop.
He grinned. “I’m twenty-four. Not a teenager.”
“And I’m thirty, so to me you are an infant.”
“I’m old enough,” he said with a sexy smile that had me revisiting my re-virginized state. No, he was six years younger than me. Too young.
“Old enough for what?” I asked, falling into his snare.
“Old enough for everything you’d want to use me for.” His look told me exactly how he’d like to be used, and whoa momma, perhaps six years wasn’t the hurdle I’d thought it’d been.
“You wish,” I said, finally daring to give him that light punch on his biceps. I couldn’t help be myself around him; he was too outgoing and friendly to ignore. It was like punching the shell of the airplane, only harder and alive with warm skin.
All his humor was suddenly gone, and he leaned in slightly toward me. “I do wish, Kristen Katherine. I’m wishing for a lot of things right now.”
Romance author, Lynne Silver, writes the popular Coded for Love series and other hot contemporary romance novels, such as Love, Technically. Before writing romance, she wrote fiction of a different sort, drafting press releases for technology corporations. Washington DC is her home (non) state, where she resides with her husband and two sons. She is represented by literary agent, Jessica Alvarez of Bookends LLC
Fun Facts about Lynne:
- She has no sense of direction and could get lost on her way from the kitchen to the bathroom.
- She grew up in Miami and is a huge Hurricanes fan. (The football team, not the natural disaster.)
- Speaking of natural disasters…she lived through Hurricane Andrew, though her car and much of her house did not. To this day she is scared of storms and windy days.
- Lynne eats a lot of sushi and considers herself a bit of a connoisseur. She and her husband considered writing a sushi guide at one time.
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Happy Day Before Valentine’s Day, Lynne and Aidan! Friends, thank you for stopping by and reading today’s post. I’ll share a quick secret…I’ve read this book. It’s all kinds of good. And Aidan is all kinds of delicious! I’m super excited for you to read Waiting on Love! Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into today’s special ebook giveaway. Then, be sure and come back to see which heroes will be stopping by in the coming weeks and months. Have a great Valentine’s weekend, everyone, xoxoxo.