US AFTER YOU - EXCERPT!
𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗢𝗢𝗡!! Us After You | Claudia Burgoa Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy Release Date: March 5th 𝗘𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹, 𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁-𝘄𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆. ADD TO GOODREADS: http://bit.ly/UsAfterYou 𝗣𝗥𝗘-𝗢𝗥𝗗𝗘𝗥 $𝟯.𝟵𝟵 - 𝗟𝗜𝗠𝗜𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘!! Amazon https://geni.us/UsAfterYou iBooks https://apple.co/2STz8Vw Nook http://bit.ly/UsAfterYouNook Kobo http://bit.ly/UsAfterYouKobo Universal https://books2read.com/UsAfterYou
𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗞:
I’m an independent woman. I’ve learned never to ask for help. I’ve been on my own for years. Until my sister leaves me to take care of my niece. If only they had left her in my capable hands. Instead, I share custody with him. Infamous billionaire, Tucker Decker. He likes his relationships casual and free of commitment. Family ties are at the bottom of his list. He’s ruthless, impulsive, cold-hearted, and hot as sin. But when it comes to his former bandmates, he’d do anything for them. Tragedy demands sacrifice. We’re forced to move-in together to care for my niece. He has to learn that there’s more to life than money. I need to learn how to trust...and how to love. But when the ghosts of our past come back to haunt us, can we survive them and each other?
The party runs smoothly. Patrick or Rocco remains close to my sister unless his two
friends are around. Thank goodness my parents sent their apologies. They’ll be at the wedding.
It’s past nine when the crowd begins to thin. The caterer and the cleaning crew are
bustling around, making sure things remain tidy. The door of the kitchen swings open, I’m expecting to see Grams who was going to help
Gramps go upstairs. Instead, it’s him. My cells buzz with excitement, which I don't quite understand. He’s not my type. I like clean shaven, laid back, trustworthy guys.
“Need any help?” he asks.
“Why would you ask? Is this some kind of outreach program? One kind act to make up
for your daily shit?”
He lifts his eyebrows and studies me.
“What is it?” I ask. “You keep watching me.”
He smiles, extending his hand. “Let’s start again, Tucker Dean Decker.”
The contact of his skin against mine sends a fluttering sensation along my extremities
and my stomach. My breath quickens. I have the need to run away from him.
Those eyes have turned warm, and for some reason, he prolongs the grip longer than
he should. I feel the warmth of his skin. Suddenly, I’m too aware of his closeness. For a
moment, I look at his big calloused hand, swallowing mine. I enjoy the electric pulses
that his touch creates.
Scared of how I feel, I tug my hand out of his grasp, taking a step back.
“Is it the haircut or the five-thousand-dollar suit?” he asks. “There has to be a good
reason why you don’t like me.”
“Maybe both,” I reply. “Tell me, Dean, is that name strictly to pick up women?”
He shakes his head. “It’s a way to keep undesired attention. Introducing myself as
Tucker Decker is…something I stopped doing a long time ago.”
I laugh. “Your ego has been pumped that much that you think women will throw
themselves at your feet?”
“Baby, I don’t need a bunch of women to stroke my ego to know when a woman is
attracted to me. The question is, why are you fighting it?” he says boldly.
“You’re full of shit,” I say, blowing out some air, before I smack him.
“Tuck, the jet is ready. We promised to meet Nana for brunch,” Ethan says.
“Is Rocco coming?”
Ethan steps inside, shaking his head. “Nope, and it’s for the best, Zeke isn’t going to
take the new Patrick well. At least the fiancée is sweet.”
“You’re judging her without knowing her,” I declare.
“If you knew Rocco, you’d know why we’re cautious,” Ethan says. “I can’t apologize for
watching over my friend. Aren’t you concerned that your sister is dating a rock star?”
A pit of hopelessness opens in my stomach, should I be concerned? “I…”
“He’s a good guy,” Tucker says. “Trust takes time, and I’m sure it’s both ways. We don’t
expect you to welcome him with open arms.”
“I trust my sister,” I say.
“Maybe we don’t trust Rocco and that’s the root of it all,” he tells me and winks, leaving
without letting me ask any questions.
Who are you marrying, Sienna Heywood?
𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗔𝗨𝗧𝗛𝗢𝗥:
Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breath away.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and her youngest two children. She has
a sweet Bichon, Macey, who thinks she’s the ruler of the house. She’s only partially right.
When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitting, or just hanging out with
her family. At night, I like to binge-watch shows with his equal geek husband.