Snippet Saturday – Friendship

Today’s theme is Friendship. I love to write frienship and family so it was a hard choice to find a snippet! I decided to toss up a quick sneaky peek at INSIDE OUT. INSIDE OUT is a friends to lovers book, one of my favorites to write. So Ella is not only friends with Elise, but with Cope as well…

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All Rights Reserved, Berkley Publishing Group
Releasing November 2

Damn. He caught her staring. Ella knew she blushed furiously, but the slow, sexy smile he sent her took the edge off her embarrassment, warming it into pleasure. She was emotional enough after Rennie’s speech, and she’d not-so-casually looked for him, only to find him with Raven and her friend again.

She watched, her insides warming up as he shook his head to whatever
they offered and looked to her, at first with surprise and then, when he’d caught her looking, sly pleasure.

“I say this because I love you. You need to bang that drum, Ella. Bang it like there’s no tomorrow,” Elise whispered into her ear.

“So romantic,” she murmured back, trying not to laugh.

“Don’t judge, El. Don’t judge. I’m gonna play rock band on my soon-to-
be-husband’s body all night long.”

At this, she lost her battle and giggled, right as Cope reached her, taking her hand.

“What’s this all about?” He kissed her knuckles again, casually but sparking heat.

“Elise is giving me her secret recipe for biscuits.” She smiled widely, and he raised his brows at her.

“Must be some kind of biscuits then by the look on your face.”

“Biscuits are serious business, Andrew. They’re irresistible, and you can never only have one.”

He drew her away from the crowd, back toward the house where it was quieter. “I really must try these biscuits. You’re clearly eating different ones than me, and while I’ve enjoyed them, I’m apparently missing out on something.”

Oh, how she wanted to be bold and say something suggestive just then. She didn’t really know how. It wasn’t that she was ashamed or anything, but she didn’t have much experience with this stuff.

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Taige Crenshaw
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Emma Petersen
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Shelley Munro
TJ Michaels
Ashley Ladd
Eliza Gayle
Lauren Dane

6 comments to “Snippet Saturday – Friendship”

  1. Christine
    July 31st, 2010 at 3:51 am · Link

    Love seeing a excerpt w/ Ella & Cope. Can’t wait for their book. Especially love the biscuit conversation and love that we we get to see Elsie and all our other characters in their story.

  2. Anilu Magloire
    July 31st, 2010 at 6:32 am · Link

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

  3. Heather
    August 4th, 2010 at 2:14 pm · Link

    The Inside Out release can’t come soon enough. This series ranks at the top of my favorite series list and Ella is such a strong supporting character in the previous books that she deserves her own HEA. CAN’T WAIT!

  4. Jimena
    August 5th, 2010 at 5:46 pm · Link

    LOVE the little tidbit 🙂 can’t wait to see more of Cope he just seems like such a sweetheart…

    Quick question though…didn’t Coming Undone end with Brody and Elise married? Cause this line threw me off : “Don’t judge, El. Don’t judge. I’m gonna play rock band on my soon-to-be-husband’s body all night long.”


  5. laurendane
    August 5th, 2010 at 6:06 pm · Link

    Jimena – it had an epilogue of sorts where you see them on their honeymoon yes. Inside Out picks up right after Brody asked Elise to marry him so it fills in the story

  6. Jimena
    August 5th, 2010 at 6:17 pm · Link

    Figured it might be something like that, but had to ask. 😀 I know it’s going to be fabulous…I loved the other two and this I’m sure won’t disappoint…