Today I am so pleased to welcome A.F. Zoelle to Joyfully Jay. She has come to talk to us about her latest release, Love Fool. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
Chapter 11: Xander Tourneau
“Is it weird I almost feel like I owe your ass an apology for ignoring it when it’s this perfect?”
He turned to smirk at me. “Feel free to kiss it and make it better.”
“I’ll pretend you didn’t just tell me to kiss your ass.” Refocusing my attention, I hugged him from behind, but I was about two inches shy of being able to rest my chin on his shoulder. “This is…”
“Not quite right?”
That was my exact issue. “You’re too tall to be the little spoon.”
“Maybe you’re too short to be the big spoon. Did you ever think of that?”
I tweaked one of his nipples as punishment for the comment.
He scoffed at my form of payback. “If that was your attempt at a purple nurple, it was pathetic.”
“Purple nurple? What are you, twelve?”
Jules guided my right hand down to wrap around his erection. “Does this feel like I’m twelve?”
I couldn’t resist the punchline. “Actually, this feels more like nine to me.”
“You’re literally stroking my ego. All eight inches of it.”
I kissed my way up his neck. “Trust me, my ass knows it’s nine.”
“Huh, I didn’t realize the stick up your ass was a ruler.”
It was hard not to laugh. “Instead of being such a smart aleck, why don’t you make yourself useful and take off my clothes?”
He turned around with a sexy smirk. “Should I say, ‘Yes, sir,’ while I’m at it?”
I remembered earlier he said he liked it when I got authoritative with him, so I figured it was worth a shot. “Absolutely.”
He grabbed the front of my shirt and roughly tugged me against him. “As you wish, sir.” The word “sir” came out as a sensuous rumble, which sent shivers down my spine. He then kissed me hard, making me hold on to him before I lost myself to desire. His tongue explored my mouth, teasing mine as he made me weak in the knees.
It took effort to pull back from him, but I found the strength in me somehow. “I told you to undress me, not kiss me.”
“My apologies, sir.” He didn’t look repentant at all as he stripped off my clothes. “Do you want me to make it up to you?”
I recognized he was giving me an out with his question, in case I had changed my mind about being top. Offering me a way to bail without asking was such a Jules thing to do. But I wasn’t ready to give up control yet.
A Good Bad Idea Story, Book 4
Everybody thinks my best friend is in love with me, including my cheating ex-boyfriend. When I have to see that jerk at my boss’s wedding, bringing Jules as my fake date is the perfect revenge. But why stop there? After all, if everyone is going to accuse Jules and I of being together, why shouldn’t we enjoy ourselves as friends with benefits?
Ohhhh, it’s because our arrangement makes me fall in love with him for real. Oops?
I’ve ignored my feelings for Xander so many years that I’m convinced I only love him as a friend. It’s totally a coincidence that thinking of him with his awful ex-boyfriend makes me burn with raging hellfire, right? When we’re fake dating, I’m obviously going to have fun teasing him with obnoxiously cutesy nicknames, like calling him my pookie—crap, I’m actually in love with Xander, aren’t I?
How do you tell your best friend, “Surprise! I just figured out I’ve been stupid in love with you forever,” without sounding like the world’s biggest idiot?
Love Fool is the fourth book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novel features a friends to lovers and fake boyfriends romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.
Under constant siege from persistent plot bunnies, A.F. Zoelle enjoys humoring them by writing about gorgeous men being in love. Her contemporary romances are full of witty banter, sexy fun, and lovable smart-asses. She’s left academia behind for a new adventure, which will hopefully include adopting Ragdoll cats of her own someday soon.
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