Today I am so pleased to welcome A.F. Zoelle to Joyfully Jay. A.F. has come to talk to us about her latest release, Love Practice. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
Chapter 2: Izzy Devereaux
Wren nuzzled against me, which did nothing to quell my desires. “It’s so hot when you take charge. I bet you do that in bed, too.” He moaned as he shifted next to me, giving me perverse thoughts I wasn’t allowed to have. “Fuck, it makes me wish you would pin me down and dominate the hell out of me.”
“You are many things, but submissive is not one of them.”
He pulled back to grin at me with boyish glee. “Maybe I put up a fight to make it more exciting for you. Did you ever think of that?”
It was true I liked my men with some fire in them, which was why I was so drawn to my best friend. “Touché.”
“That reminds me. When are we going on our first practice date?”
“You have yet to ask me out.”
He tilted his head as he gave me an adorably confused look. “Sure I did. I asked you on a date, and you agreed.”
“Asking if I would give you dating advice is different from asking me out.”
He made a show of formally requesting, “Will you please go on a fake date with me?”
“If that’s how you ask, it’s no wonder you can’t get a second one,” I said with a grin. “Would you really ask someone point-blank like that?”
“No, but it’s you.”
“Consider this your first lesson, then. Pretend I’m a stranger you’re asking out.”
He furrowed his eyebrows at me. “But I have no problem with getting the first date. It’s the second one that’s the issue.”
“It’s good practice for when you aren’t relying on swiping right to go out with someone. Try acting like this is the first time you’ve ever spoken to me.”
Eager to please, he got off the couch to approach me with a little wave. When he came closer, shyness replaced his normal brash demeanor. It was utterly charming. “Um, hey. I’m Wren from Professor Carrigan’s class.”
He reached out to shake hands, but it was too tempting to tease him. I took his hand in mine, then brought it up to my lips to kiss while gazing up at him with a seductive expression. “Enchanté, Wren. My name is Isidore, but you can call me Izzy.”
His cheeks flushed as he stared at me with wide eyes, trembling in my hold. “Holy fuck, it should be illegal to be that sexy. Stop it.”
“Bullshit, you’re not sorry at all. I hope you’re happy that I’m dying to jump in your lap and make out with you now.”
It took an epic show of willpower not to invite him to give in to that desire. “You seem to have forgotten that I’m supposed to be a stranger.”
He scowled at me. “That’s because you short-circuited my brain by being all seductive. All I want right now is to get on my knees and suck your dick.”
“What doesn’t make you want to do that?” I asked him with an arched eyebrow.
“Good point.” His wolfish grin made me laugh.
“Do I need to remind you what your goal is?”
He raked his fingers through his spiky hair. “Nope, I’m still laser focused on getting in your pants.”
I rolled my eyes. “You have no hope of that without asking me out on a date first.”
“Okay, okay. I’ve got this.”
A Good Bad Idea Story, Book 7
Wren is kinda sorta super in love with his best friend. Asking Izzy to go on practice dates as his dating tutor probably isn’t the best idea to keep those feelings hidden. But a bad idea has never stopped Wren before.
Does anyone know how to make Prince Charming fall in love with you? I’m asking for a friend.
…yeah, that friend is me. I’m secretly a little in love with my best friend and roommate. Okay, I’m a lot in love with him. Like, truly, madly, deeply in love with him. But it’s not my fault! He’s hot, French, and laughs at all my stupid jokes. He’s the prince of my dreams, minus the part where he isn’t actual royalty and not in love with me. Determined to change that, I come up with a brilliant plan to challenge Monsieur Know-it-all to be my dating tutor. I’m hoping that’ll tempt him into acting on our flirtatious banter.
If it doesn’t, maybe I’ll push my luck by suggesting some kissing practice?
Isidore “Izzy” Devereaux
Wren is flirty, quirky, très cute—and completely oblivious about how much I love him. His wild ideas usually make me laugh, but his request to go on practice dates to give him pointers? Yeah, that pushes all my buttons. Agreeing to his outlandish request means risking him discovering my secret. But, it also presents a tempting opportunity. This is my one chance to make him see me as more than just his best friend. It could be my only shot at making him my boyfriend for real.
I may not be a real prince like he teases me about, but can’t we still have a happily ever after?
Love Practice is the seventh and final book in the Good Bad Idea series and part of the Sunnyside universe. This novel features a friends to lovers, roommates, fake dating 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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