She’s temptation personifiedNathan had always been more than just my dad’s friend. I never thought he’d see me as an adult, especially not after avoiding me for so long. But one hug, one moment feeling every inch of him against me, shattered that illusion. Consequences no longer mattered—I was eighteen, and I was willing to risk everything for my shot with him.
He’s not going to resist anymoreI never should’ve seen Eve as more than my best friend’s daughter. As a cop, I knew it was wrong. It was my job to protect her from guys like me. Chasing her could cost me my career—not to mention the only family I’d ever known—but I couldn’t hold back another second. One taste, and I wanted her. To hell with the fallout.
So I answered honestly. “Pushing you.”
“Pushing me to do what, exactly?”
“Whatever it is you want.”
“Because you look like a man who needs to be pushed.”
His eyes devoured me again, burning me from the inside out. Leaving nothing but ash where I’d once stood. “Maybe I’m the one man you shouldn’t push.”
Last book you read:Brighton: A super advanced copy of Tessa Bailey’s TOO BEAUTIFUL TO BREAKEllis: I just reread SHELTERED by Charlotte Stein the other night. So hot.Favorite genre or category outside of what you write:Brighton: Paranormal romanceEllis: Inspirational romanceWhich author would you most fangirl over meeting?Brighton: Jill Shalvis. And I’ve met her. Many times. Been introduced to her by my editor. Promptly ate my tongue.Ellis: Kelley Armstrong for sure. Her Women of the Otherworld series brought me back to paranormal romance.Are you a re-reader or are your books one and done?Brighton: Most of the time, I’m one and done. I have a very small handful I’ve reread, but I seriously get anxious when I reread, thinking about all the books out there that I’ll never be able to get to, which only increases every time I reread a book instead of diving in my TBR pile.Ellis: Totally a re-reader. Things stick with me, and I like to go back and visit favorite characters/scenes now and again.
Last thing that made you cry:Brighton: A video on FB. Damn FB videos.Ellis: Oh gosh, probably something I heard on the radio. I’m a total softy.Last trip you took:
Brighton: Went to Orlando for Apollycon in March. I’ve never been to Orlando when it wasn’t balls-hot out, so this was a nice change of pace.Ellis: I spent a week in California for work earlier this year. Got to go to Downtown Disney and Universal’s Harry Potter world. It was super fun.Last thing that made you smile:Brighton: A text from my husband.Ellis: A text from one of my writing pals.Favorite quote:Brighton: She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.Ellis: She believed she could, so she did.Last thing you treated yourself to:Brighton: A year’s worth of manicures at my salon. I usually get one manicure a year, just before RWA, but I love how my nails look after I get them done. Buying six to use in a year was totally out of character, but I did it anyway. And I’ve managed to use it once. >.<Ellis: A night on the couch watching bad reality TV. I work full time and write and have two kids. Time for myself is really a luxury, so I rarely watch anything that isn’t chosen by children. I love to just veg out and binge watch something brainless or educational.Last person you hugged:Brighton: My husband.Ellis: My husband.Favorite place in the world:Brighton: I don’t know that I’ve found it yet.Ellis: There’s a beach on an island in the Caribbean that is shaped in such a way that the waves make the sound of a kiss when they touch the sand. I want to be there.Last emoticon you used:Brighton: Laugh-crying smiley faceEllis: The one where the little face is crying from laughter.Last thing that made you laugh:Brighton: Someone made a spit/swallow comment on a horrific stock photo I posted and I laughed really hard.Ellis: Probably Brighton and one of her TWSS jokes.If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?Brighton: PizzaEllis: Chicken and dumplingsWhat is something you never leave home without?Brighton: My phone.Ellis: My phone.What is your favorite movie?Brighton: SO MANY. The Bourne series, 13 Going on 30, Pretty Woman, The Matrix, I Love You, Man, Old School...the list is as vast as it is eclectic.Ellis: Love ActuallyFavorite Band?Brighton: I don't have a favorite band. I have a favorite singer. Does that count? Tori Amos.Ellis: Does the cast of Hamilton count?What are 3 words you’d use to describe each other?Brighton: Ellis is generous, focused, and compassionateEllis: Brighton is: Kind, funny, and audaciousDo you have a favorite hobby/pastime?Brighton: Reading and shoppingEllis: Reading of course
London Hale is the combined pen name of writing besties Ellis Leigh and Brighton Walsh. Between them, they’ve published more than thirty books in the contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense genres. Ellis is a USA Today bestselling author who loves coffee, thinks green Skittles are the best, and prefers to stay in every weekend. Brighton is multi-published with Berkley, St. Martin’s Press, and Carina Press. She hates coffee, thinks green Skittles are the work of the devil, and has never heard of a party she didn’t want to attend. Don’t ask how they became such good friends or work so well together—they still haven’t figured it out themselves.
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