Top Five Vacation Spots
At first this seemed like an easy post to write, but then I had questions…Do they have to be vacation spots I’ve been? Summer vacation spots? Winter? Hmm, so many possibilities so I’ll get creative and do a mix of places I’ve been and places I’d like to go.
The Galapagos- Ecuador. This is someplace I’ve actually been. My in-laws wanted to go on a big trip for their 50th wedding anniversary and picked the Galapagos. I was less than enthused when I heard. Wasn’t that some Darwin place? We’d have to stay on a boat? Then we got there, and it. Was. Amazing. When you’re a working mom with youngish kids, you are constantly the cruise director, meal planner, and delivery person. On a trip to the Galapagos, every meal was an amazing buffet at a set time, the day was planned out, and other people did the herding. All I had to do was show up, eat and swim. Amazing. Not to mention, we were in the middle of the Pacific ocean swimming with sea lions, sharks, iguanas and other amazing wildlife. This was a check in the bucket list.
Maui, Hawaii. I’ve been here too. Maui is the perfect blend of rural isolated tropical island, but built up enough that this city girl can get a five-star meal and a good pedicure.
Bali- Never been here, but isn’t this the place that has those cabins on stilts over turquoise water? Yeah, sign me up.
Vegas- I love Vegas. I don’t gamble at all, except once when I found a quarter on the floor, picked it up, put it in the nearest slot machine and won $5.00! But the food in Vegas is so awesome, and there’s always something over-the-top to see.
Europe- Is this cheating? How could I pick between London, Paris, Barcelona, Venice etc… I’ve been to several cities here, but there are SO many left I need to visit. Plunk me down in a busy city and let me window shop and grab a croissant and I’m a happy girl.
This summer, we are heading to Los Angeles to visit friends. Any recommendations of things we should see and do? We will have the boys (12 & 10) with us.
Title: Hot Nights With the Fireman
Author: Lynne Silver
Release Date: July 14, 2015
ONE SPARK IS ALL IT TAKES
Everyone in Washington, DC, knows that when the heat is on, you call Valerie Wainwright. This brilliant, brassy PR maven can spin any hot scandal, and she's never let a client ruffle her feathers. Yet when she agrees to teach DC's bravest how to handle a media frenzy, she faces an entirely different kind of fire. Keeping things all business and no pleasure is far harder than she expected.
After steamy photos ignite the Internet, firefighter Jason Moore instantly goes from hero to bad boy. While he couldn't care less about an online rep, he cares a lot about his job and saving lives. If Valerie can help clear his name, he'll do what she says-even if it means forcing himself to keep his hands off her. But beneath Valerie's cool cover, Jason feels a smoldering desire that lights his own. And this is one inferno he'll definitely want to stoke . . .
Firefighter, Jason, is used to pretty young things who like him for his body and his job. He’s never met anyone as classy and off-limits as Valerie, but he’s used to breaking all the rules.
He watched her for the rest of the ride, until finally, obviously feeling his gaze, she took her eyes off the road to frown at him. “You’re staring.”
“You’re beautiful,” he said, the words falling easily and sincerely from his lips.
“Don’t what? Tell the truth?”
She pulled her gaze back to the road and murmured, “We shouldn’t do this.”
“Do what? Talk? Hang out?”
“None of it.” But she frowned as if she hated the idea as much as he did. Within a minute, she pulled up into the parking lot, next to his car, and the time for good-byes and see-yas had arrived. The moment he’d been both dreading and dying for because he knew he was going to make his move and either get shut down or get the grand prize.
He leaned across the gearshift as she turned to say good-bye. Pulling a move he hadn’t used since high school when his big brother taught him it, he dodged right then left as if going to buss her cheek, but planted one smack on her lips instead. He pulled back quickly to check on her reaction to his “accidental” lip lock, and one small taste had him reeling. She tasted as good as he’d expected, and she was looking across at him a little stunned. She touched a finger to her lips.
“Sorry about that,” he said, inwardly smiling at her stupefied expression, though he imagined his own expression was identical. He’d gone for the surprise kiss, but had been the one to end up surprised at how his body reacted strongly to her nearness.
“I—it’s all right,” she said, still rubbing her finger over her plump lower lip. If she kept it up, he’d grab the finger and suck it between his lips. The way she kept staring, almost as if she’d never been kissed, made him think he should do it again. He leaned forward and brushed his lips deliberately across hers. She accepted his kiss passively for a few seconds, but when her hands curled in his hair, he knew he was making a point. There was chemistry between them. Too much chemistry to ignore it—no matter what she said, her reaction to the kiss told him she was feeling the tug as much as he was.
About the Author:
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.
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