Today’s stop is for C.M. Albert’s The Stars in Her Eyes. We will have info about the book and author, a great excerpt from the book, plus a great giveaway. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaway.
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Love in LA just got a whole lot hotter!
One woman. Three men. Some things are best kept secret.
“Hands down the best reverse harem I’ve ever read!” Goodreads Reviewer M. Simmons
When Creslyn Knight auditions for the role of a life time, she never expects three things:
1. To know the casting director—intimately.
2. To be insanely attracted to the three stand-in actors at the audition.
3. That she’d soon be putting her morals to the test when her resolve weakens.
Acting is in Creslyn’s blood, and she’s focused her sights on one thing: landing the role of a lifetime. But she’s always been told that everything comes at a cost. The casting director names his when he tells her she must make him believe she can surrender to a harem of men, or he can’t justify giving her the lead role.
Determined to prove him wrong and show him she can tap into a passion that deep, Creslyn throws herself into rehearsals. But the fine line between script and reality soon starts to blur, leading her and three men into unchartered territory. The only problem? She has a jealous roommate, a disgruntled mother, and a string of paparazzi hot on her trail, making Creslyn question the cost of everything.
In a world where some things are best kept secret, is the price of fame too high when it comes to the heart?
The Stars in Her Eyes is book one of the Love in LA Quartet and is a new adult, steamy contemporary romance reverse harem LOVE STORY that can be read as a stand-alone or as an introduction to the series. All the heat you’ve come to expect with a reverse harem, AND a storyline worthy of a contemporary romance love story. Finally, the best of both worlds!
There was still time to slow things down before they all made a mistake that would cost them.
But that’s not what her heart wanted. She could feel in her bones an unfamiliar aching to bond with these men in the most carnal way.
“I shouldn’t want it,” she whispered, licking her lips, which suddenly felt so dry. “I don’t want to come between friends. I won’t be responsible for breaking up a brotherhood. And it’s not even right!”
“Why?” he asked, leaning in close so they were eye to eye. “Why does it have to be wrong? Did it feel wrong to you, Creslyn? Because it didn’t to me.”
She pressed her legs together under the sheet, her nipples growing hard from the memories that played on her skin, the dreams that haunted her nightly. It didn’t feel wrong. It felt so deliciously right. But it felt very taboo. And maybe that was the distinction. How others would judge them if they knew.
“It felt like nothing I’ve ever experienced, Matías. It felt so sinfully hot, and yet I felt comfortable in your arms—safe with all of you, if that makes sense. That’s why I’m so confused. How can I even think of Knox or River after last night, after this morning?” She brought the sheet up over her face, hiding behind it.
“Creslyn, listen . . . last night does change things. I’m not gonna lie. We are all drawn to you for different reasons. It’s what we talked about when we went out for beers after your audition. None of us were expecting that kind of reaction to you, but we all felt it, there was no denying it. So we agreed that nothing would come between us while we figure this out. And it won’t.”
“There’s no way any of this will work, or make sense,” she said, her eyes tearing at the thought of walking away from Matías. From any of them. She knew they had so much to explore and learn about each other.
“We don’t know that, Cres. One day at a time, okay? I”—he looked like a kid who just got caught stealing a cookie from the cookie jar—“I jumped in first because there’s something about you that is already buried under my skin. I can’t name it. I don’t understand it. But you make me feel hope in a way I haven’t in a long time. So I was selfish. I knew how Knox and River felt. But there’s a part of me that does want you all to myself.”
“I know I shouldn’t have done it,” he said and grinned. He lifted her hair off her shoulder, his fingers grazing Creslyn’s skin and causing her entire body to break out in goose bumps. “I wouldn’t be lying if I said I love knowing I can make your body feel this way, Creslyn. That I was the first to know you—to be inside you.”
She moaned low, her body humming as his hands trailed down her arm.
“You don’t have to make any decisions right now, Creslyn. And you don’t have to feel guilty if you need to explore your feelings with anyone else to know which way your heart is leaning. But just know that not a minute will go by that I won’t think about how you looked when you were riding me, your head thrown back as you came on top of me.”
“Jesus,” she said, her head falling to his shoulder.
“I knew you first, Creslyn. And I damn well plan on knowing you last.”
USA Today Best Selling Author C.M. Albert writes heartwarming romances that are both “sexy and flirty, sweet and dirty!” Her writing infuses a healthy blend of humor, inspiration, and high-heat romance. She’s a sucker for a good villain but is a die-hard believer in everlasting love. In her spare time, she and her husband wrangle their two kids and enjoy spending time outdoors. When not writing or kid wrangling, C.M. Albert is also a Certified Medical Reiki Master, chocolate chip cookie aficionado, kindness ambassador, and seeker of naps.