Sunday, February 22, 2015

Book Blitz: Excerpt and giveaway! Love Bites by Rachel K. Burke

Release Date: 12/29/15
Genre: New Adult
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What do you do when you fall in love with your best friend’s boyfriend?

That is the question that twenty-six year-old Justine Sterling has been asking herself ever since the day she met David Whitman, her best friend Renee’s boyfriend. Justine is determined to ignore her growing feelings for the irresistibly charming David, until one night, when she finds herself in the bed of the one person she should stay away from.

When Justine and David’s affair ends in heartbreak, Justine is forced to repair the damaged friendship with her best friend. In doing so, she learns that right and wrong decisions aren’t always black and white, and sometimes you have to follow your heart to see where it leads.



I didn’t sleep with David that night. I mean, sure, I slept with him, but not in the sexual sense.

Only in the nocturnal sense.

After changing out of our soaking wet swimsuits, David and I somehow ended up in my bed. I’m not really sure how it happened. One minute, I was curled up under my covers, trying to warm up because my hair was soaking wet. The next minute, David was sitting on the edge of my bed, attempting to continue our conversation. Eventually, we both fell asleep without leaving that general proximity.

By the time I woke up the next morning, David was no longer in my bed, so it sort of felt like it never happened. Instead, he was now in the kitchen, making coffee and eggs and toast. God, he was so damn perfect. Even in his gym shorts with messy bedhead. I remember, at that distinct moment, thinking about how much I wished I could find someone like him. And hating Renee for not realizing how lucky she was.

“So, little lady,” David said, placing two plates of food down on the kitchen table. “What are your plans for this evening?”

I sat down at the table and rubbed my throbbing temples. “Well, I can tell you what I won’t be doing.”

“Hmm... breaking up more families?”

I glared at him. He grinned.

“Too soon?”

I picked a piece of crust off my toast and threw it at him. “Funny,” I retorted. “I think I’m just going to stay in tonight.”

He took a bite of scrambled eggs and nodded. “Well, if you’re here later, maybe I’ll swing by. I don’t really feel like going out either.”

There was a part of me that felt like I should say no, because it felt wrong to be spending time with Renee’s boyfriend when she wasn’t there. But there was also a part of me that thought I was overreacting. I mean, what was the big deal? We hadn’t done anything wrong. We had a drink, went swimming and fell asleep. That was it.

So why did I feel guilty?

Deep down, I knew why. It was because of the way I felt about him. The way I’d felt about him since the moment I met him. But of course, I couldn’t tell him that.

“That’s fine,” I said. “As long as it’s cool with Renee.”

“I’m sure she’d be happy that I was here to cheer you up. Since she couldn’t be.”

It was then that I saw something in his eyes. That look. It was the same look I always fought to ignore, but it seemed more intense now, more dangerous. Maybe because we were alone. Or maybe because my feelings for him weren’t entirely one-sided. But I could’ve sworn, at that moment, that I felt something between us change.




Rachel discovered she wanted to be a writer at the age of ten, when her love of R.L. Stine murder mystery novels inspired her to start writing her own.

In 2008, Rachel combined her love of writing and music and began freelancing for a music column in Worcester Magazine. She also worked as a music journalist for Starpulse News Entertainment and Jamsbio Magazine, as well as a fitness journalist for Prevention Magazine.

Rachel graduated from Bridgewater University in 2011 with a B.A. in Communications and Media Studies.

She currently resides in Santa Monica, CA.



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4 comments:

Morgana DeLarge said...

I'd like to read this book because I like the plot!

Linda Romer said...

Love bites sounds like a good book. A hard subject that often happens in life. I would like to read more of this book. Thank you

Lavander Andra said...

o prietena tocmai a trecut prin genul asta de experienta si a trebuit sa ascult multe povesti triste in ultimele zile, deci cam e un subiect delicat momentan

Nikolina said...

Enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

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