Friday, 11 April 2014

J is for January




My A-Z Theme is based on my books, the Game On series. You won’t need to have read them to follow this story, since it’s slightly removed from the full plot, like a side story. What it will do is give you a glimpse into my characters, and a chance to get to know them a little bit, PLUS, during the story, you will get a mini tour of parts of the UK! The posts will come from two of my main characters, Leah Walker and Radleigh McCoy.  If this is your first time here, please start at the letter A. :D
 
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 J - January
(Radleigh)

I had just under three months to persuade Leah she wanted to come live in L.A with me. Soon. I knew she’d come eventually, we both knew it, even if she didn’t want to admit it yet. 

I had to be back in L.A full time in January, and I didn’t want us flying back and forth for a couple of days together here and there. I wanted her with me all the time. 

Pushing my ego aside to understand why she wouldn’t fly home with me right away was the hardest thing I’d ever done. She loved me. She told me she loved me, and I loved her. Shouldn’t that have been enough? 

I’m man enough to admit I did understand why. I hurt her bad. But I was also pretty confident that spending Christmas together in L.A would be the decider for her. She’d be back with all her friends, not to mention Bree’s 21st birthday party was coming up, and if there was one thing Leah loved to do, it was party with Bree and Freya. 

So. I made a choice. I’d fight every urge I had to ask her if she’d move in with me and do what she asked me to do. Give her time. Now, don’t be thinking she had me whipped here. I was just doing what I had to do. 

I’d have the rest of our lives to be a pain in the ass. But before I could make that happen, I had to be patient. 

P.S I tried to set up a Rafflecopter giveaway this morning to go with this post, but the site had an internal error and lost all the info! BUT, next week, watch out for a giveaway because I will be offering copies of Game On! :D 

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Today's Teaser comes from Blindsided, the second book in the Game On Series.
Blurb: After a successful first soccer season in L.A, Jesse Shaw heads to London with his best buddy, Hunter, but his world is turned upside down when a dangerous prank threatens his career and his blossoming relationship with Hunter’s cousin, Isabelle.

Isabelle Mills lives in Notting Hill with her parents and her twin sister, Georgia. When she finds out her cousin is coming to stay, along with his famous soccer player friend, her first instinct is to hibernate until they’ve gone. However, once she meets Jesse, everything changes. He’s everything she ever wanted, but with so many obstacles in their path, can she really risk putting her heart on the line? 


10 comments:

  1. That's right - lure them in slowly. And don't make it obvious.

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  2. Woot, woot! That's awesome. I love getting his perspective on the same subject as yesterday. Very fun. I'm watching for that raffle. Seriously. =)

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  3. "I'd have the rest of our lives to be a pain in the ass." I LOVE that line! It's funny and romantic at the same time. Well done!

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  4. I love that he's actually making an effort to do what she wants him to do. So romantic!

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  5. Interesting. Looking forward to more. :)

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  6. Enjoyed the excerpt. Like the idea that he is making an effort to persuade her to live with him :)

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  7. Waving from the A to Z. This piece really pulled me in. I'm rooting for the move in together.

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  8. Hmm, I tried to comment earlier, but must have gotten sidetracked. Anyhoo...I'm looking forward to your giveaway next week! I loved reading from his point of view! Great excerpt!

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  9. She is teaching him a little bit about what it takes to be in a relationship, without even having to say anything! I like it. :D

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  10. It's funny - the main character in my WIP is Bree (although I spell it Brea) and my dog's name is Freya. So reading this gave me a double dose of that mini-jolt you get when reading a very familiar name. Fun idea for the A to Z challenge!

    Hope you’re having fun with the challenge,
    Jocelyn

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