Today I have a book blitz for Still Love You by Allie Everhart. Still Love You is a new adult romance that I can't wait to read. Below I have an excerpt for you and a giveaway. Happy Reading :)
Willow has had her life planned out since she was a little girl. So when her boyfriend, Silas, proposed when they were still in high school, she turned him down. Marrying Silas was not part of the plan.
Unlike Willow, Silas lives in the moment and lets his heart guide his decisions so he had no hesitations when he asked Willow to marry him. When she said no, he needed to get away so he took off to do volunteer work overseas.
Willow assumed she’d never see Silas again so she’s shocked when he shows up at her dorm room. For the past two years, she’s tried to forget him. Tried to move on. But she can’t. He was her first love. Her only love.
She still loves Silas, but is convinced they can’t be together. They want different things in life. It would never work. So why can’t she stop loving him?
When I get to her house, she’s waiting for me on the front steps, wearing a short red-and-black plaid skirt and a tiny white t-shirt. Holy shit, she looks hot. It’s going to be tough to keep my hands off her. She stands up and looks even hotter, showing off her tan legs which lead to a pair of bright white sneakers.“Like the outfit?” she asks as she climbs in my truck. I was going to help her get in but she was too fast. But I got a glimpse of her black string bikinis when she lifted her leg up into the truck.“The outfit is…” I eye her. “Definitely something you should wear again. But just for me. No one else.” I shut her door and go around to the other side.“You can’t restrict what I wear,” she says as I yank my seatbelt on. “We’re not dating. And even if we were, I wouldn’t let you tell me what to wear.” I notice she’s wearing the bracelet I made her. I love that she wears it every day.“Then the same goes for me.” I pull out of the driveway.“I doubt you’ll be wearing this.”“Yeah, you’re funny. What I meant is that maybe I’ll just start walking around shirtless. You seemed to like it, which means other girls will too.”“Are you saying you’re looking for a girlfriend?”“Do you think I should?”I see her tense up. “You’re single. You can do what you want.”“It wouldn’t bother you?”“Why would it bother me?”“Because you love me.” I flash her a Silas smile.“I don’t—” She sighs in annoyance. She can’t say she doesn’t love me because the truth is she does love me. She may not see a future with me, but she still loves me. “If you love me you shouldn’t be dating other girls.”“I don’t have much of a choice when the girl I love refuses to date me, now or in the future.”“I’m on a date with you right now!” she yells, then scowls for doing so, like she’s mad at herself.Willow can turn from hot to cold in seconds and I love that about her. She’s always surprising me. I never know how she’s going to react. When I picked her up at her dorm, she was more even-keeled, trying to hide any and all emotion. But after just a few hours with me, she was back to the Willow I know, with her outbursts that come out of nowhere. It’s funny how I bring that out in her, even after all this time.As we’re sitting at a stoplight, I say, “So if this is a date, then can I call you my girlfriend?”“No,” she blurts out.“Why not?”She crosses her arms. “Because it’s inappropriate. We’re friends. That’s it.”“Friends who go on dates. And kiss. And wear sexy outfits upon request.” I chuckle. “That’s my kind of friend.”Her lips turn up just slightly. “Fine. Call me your girlfriend. For one night. That’s it.”“If I’m calling you my girlfriend, then I’m going to treat you like my girlfriend.” I reach over and put my hand on her exposed thigh. “And just so you know, I’m very affectionate with my girlfriends.”Her leg twitched when I touched it, but then relaxed. Now she’s breathing fast, but trying to hide it by looking out the side window. She hasn’t removed my hand from her leg so I leave it there as I drive.So Willow is my girlfriend for the night. This should be fun.
Allie Everhart started writing romance three years ago with Choosing You, the first book in the bestselling Jade Series. Since then, she’s published eighteen books. Allie writes romance because she loves watching a relationship develop between her characters, from those first flirty encounters to the point they realize they’re in love. Allie's always been a romantic, as evidenced by her early years as a wedding singer, her obsession with dating shows, and the fact that she still watches reruns of The Love Boat.
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