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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Thursday Tasters - Behind The Makeup

Hello and welcome back to Thursday Tasters.  It has been one seriously busy week here. We took the J’s camping for the long weekend and then it has been non stop promo all the way for my latest release, Behind The Makeup.

So I thought it was only fair that this week I give you a little snippet from this book.

“Let me,” he said, unsure of the right words. He wanted to tell her how much she meant to him, but at the same time he didn’t want to scare her away. Beth looked directly into his eyes. She held her stare for a moment more, before her body relaxed underneath him and she stopped trying to roll him over onto his back. Gareth leaned over her and kissed down her neck, his hands working her T-shirt free from the waist line of her jeans. He pulled the top up her body, and his hand glided over her silky smooth skin and up to the mound of her breast.

Gareth prised his fingers between the cotton fabric and her flesh, as his hands cupped her fullness and he stroked her proud nipple with his thumb. She took a sharp intake of breath and arched her back off the bed. He could see the goose bumps prickle on her arm as he massaged her breast, revelling in the way her body responded to his touch. With a keen mind to have her naked, he stripped her of her clothes completely, discarding them on the floor, along with his own.

He lay down on his side and pulled Beth against him, so they were chest to chest. Her hand slid up and down his back, her nails applying pressure and sent sizzling heat straight to his crotch. Beth wriggled against him, teasing him. Before she could take any control, he pulled back and shuffled down the bed so he was eye level with her belly button. He took in a deep breath, sealed his lips against her skin and blew out.

The sound of her laughter rang through his ears. She pulled her knees up instinctively and it connected with his chin.



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In case you would like to know more, will leave you with the blurb, cover work and buy link for Behind The Makeup.


Elizabeth Rhey is a world class singer who has come home to North West London to complete the final dates of her last tour. Then her way word brother gets in trouble with the police again, and she is about ready to wash her hands of him. Only he’s dead. She finds herself caught up in a police investigation, where her past secrets catch up with her. 

Gareth Buchanan is Beth’s bodyguard. It wasn’t his chosen career, just one he landed on after taking a break from the police force. When Beth’s brother is killed and the investigation around his death unravels, he finds himself getting very close to Beth. With a desperate need to protect her, Gareth is forced to confront is own ghost.

Both their lives are turned upside down as they find out who is behind her brother’s death. Can they face their past to find peace for their future?

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Until next time, take care.

Jessica xXx


  1. I love it. I'm going to have to buy the book to see how this ends. Great taster

    1. Wow thank you so much. So glad you enjoyed it xxx

  2. Interesting excerpt. It isn't obvious where it fits into the story, which is intriguing.

  3. Oups, that sounds painful, those things have to happen all the time don't they. It goes all sexy and turn a bit awkward. Well done!