Pre-Order Spotlight: The Hotter You Burn by Gena Showalter

The Hotter You Burn
(The Original Heartbreakers #2)
by Gena Showlater
Release Date: July 28, 2015

About The Hotter You Burn
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter is back with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers tale featuring a troubled playboy and the woman he can’t resist…

Beck Ockley is ruthless in the boardroom...and the bedroom. He's never been with the same woman twice, and vows he never will. With a past as twisted as his, meaningless sex keeps the demons at bay. His motto: One and done. No harm, no foul.

Harlow Glass is the most hated girl in town. The beautiful artist is penniless, jobless and homeless. When she sneaks into Beck's home—her ancestral estate—for food, she's shocked by his early return...and her immediate, sizzling and intense attraction to him.

For the first time in Beck's life, he can't get a woman out of his mind. All too soon, friendship blooms into obsession and he'll have to break her heart...or surrender his own.


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An Excerpt from The Hotter You Burn
Beck made a pallet on the floor.

Harlow demanded to know his question again and again, but he said, “In a minute,” every time. Under her watchful gaze, he slowly stripped to his underwear.

“Those muscles don’t fight fair,” she grumbled.

“And you think those legs of yours do?” He got as comfortable as possible, considering desire burned in his bones.

She snuggled comfortably in bed and switched off the lamp, throwing shadows over the room.

“While you’re up there on that cold, hard bed, I’m down here on these soft-as-silk sheets.” Silk, sandpaper—whatever. “It’s like you’re punishing your¬self when I only want to pamper you.”

“Nice try, Becky, but I’m not buying the bull you’re selling.”

He covered his smile, realized she couldn’t see him and let it stretch wide. “Becky? That’s the nickname I get?”

“Hate it?” Relish dripped from her tone.

“Darling, it’s absolutely perfect. Come down here and let your good friend Becky keep you safe all night.”

She snorted. “Ask your question already. I’m about to fall asleep.”

With darkness surrounding them, he kept his voice whisper-soft, almost like smoke. “What’s your dirtiest fantasy?”

The rustle of covers. He couldn’t see her, but he could easily imagine she’d just rolled to her side in an effort to assuage the ache between her legs—one only he could end.

“I like to fantasize about you and me…”

Just like that. Hard. As. A. Rock. He stroked his length up, down. “Go on.”

“We’re in one of the rooms here at the inn…and I’m wet, throbbing…”

“What do I do?” he croaked.

“You slowly…sweetly…make the bed for me.”

He barked out a laugh. “Evil woman. I said dirtiest fantasy.”

“You’ve seen these sheets. You know they’re filthy. Besides, watching you clean would be total girl porn.”


About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose works have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazines, as well as Entertainment Weekly. Her novel Red Handed has been optioned by Sony Television. Critics have called her books “sizzling page-turners” and “utterly spellbinding stories,” while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise.” Her mix of humor, danger and wickedly hot sex provides wildly sensual page-turners sure to enthrall.

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