Release Day: Life of Bliss by Erin McLellan

Life of Bliss
(Love Life #2)
by Erin McLellan
Release Date: April 30, 2018

About Life of Bliss
Nobody plans to accidentally marry their frenemy-with-benefits.

Todd McGower and Victor Consuelos do not like each other. They can’t have a conversation without insults flying, and Victor seems to get off on pushing Todd’s buttons. The fact that their antagonism always leads to explosive sex . . . well, that’s their little secret. 

Victor has a secret of his own. His full-blown crush on Todd is ruining his sex life. He hasn’t looked at anyone else in months, and he’s too hung up on Todd to find a date to his cousin’s wedding. 

In a moment of weakness after a heart-stopping night together, Todd agrees to be Victor’s fake boyfriend for the wedding. Victor will have his plus-one—which will get his family off his back—and Todd will get a free mini-vacation. It’s a win-win.

But pretending to be fake boyfriends leads to real intimacy, which leads to too much wine, and suddenly, Todd and Victor wake up with wedding bands and a marriage license between them. That was not their plan, but a summer of wedded bliss might just change their minds.

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An Excerpt from Life of Bliss
Victor was still high from all the dancing. He bounced into his kitchen, grabbed an apple from the bowl on his counter, and threw open his refrigerator. “You hungry?” He took a bite of his apple, and the juice dripped down his chin. He wiped it off with the bottom of his T-shirt.


The heat in Todd’s voice made him pause. He turned away from the fridge to see Todd advancing on him, his gait slow and loose-hipped. Todd had said he was a bad dancer—and to be honest, he wasn’t great—but the boy knew how to move in other ways. His sexy walk proved that.

Neither of them said another word. Victor was too lost in the swirling tension between them. Todd finally reached him, and without warning lifted Victor and placed him on the kitchen island. With a grin, Todd held Victor’s wrist steady as he took a bite from his apple. Eating fruit shouldn’t be erotic, but watching Todd’s teeth dig into the apple’s flesh made Victor’s whole body light up.

Victor took another bite after him, and again juice dribbled down his face. “Damn it,” he mumbled, reaching up to dab it away, but Todd stilled his hand.

Slowly, deliberately, Todd leaned forward and swiped his tongue across Victor’s chin. Then he kissed up to Victor’s mouth.

God, that first kiss with Todd was always wonderful, which was why Victor normally tried to delay it. The first time they’d kissed, all those months ago, he’d learned that kissing Todd wasn’t going to be normal for him. It made him feel things, which was not ideal in an occasional fuck buddy. But he also liked holding out because that delayed gratification, when it was finally fully realized, always blew apart his synapses.

Todd was a damn good kisser—soft, commanding, intense. It wasn’t fucking fair.

Victor groaned into the kiss and wrapped his arms and legs around Todd like a koala. The apple slipped from his fingers and skidded across the kitchen.

“I wasn’t done with that,” Todd whispered against his lips.

“Shut up. Make me come, and then you can eat it off the floor.”

Their laughter made the kiss sweet and bubbly. Todd tasted like apples and a bit like bad tequila, and Victor tried to push down the happiness at being in this man’s arms again, with this man’s lips on his.

He was not supposed to have feelings for Todd McGower. Todd was stupidly handsome, like a Ken doll, oozing charm and hair product all over the place. He sometimes wore polo shirts because he liked them and not because he was at work. And he was a prolific Yelp reviewer, which Victor couldn’t help but think was strange. He’d left one Yelp review in his entire life, and only because they’d been really good meatballs.

So, yeah, Todd was not his type, but Victor wanted him more than he’d ever wanted anyone else.

Life of Bliss
Copyright 2018 Erin McLellan

About Erin McLellan

Erin McLellan writes contemporary romance with characters that are complex, goodhearted, and sometimes a little quirky. She likes her stories to have a sexy spark and a happily ever after.

Erin has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of Oklahoma. Though no longer a public librarian, Erin still enjoys being surrounded by books and readers, but now she hopes to find her stories on the shelves as well. 

Originally from Oklahoma, she currently lives in Alaska with her husband and spends her time dreaming up love stories set in the Great Plains. She is a lover of chocolate, college sports, antiquing, Dr Pepper, and binge-worthy TV shows.

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