Girl Talk with Bailey and Krista from Christmas Confusion #Chicklit #RomanticComedy

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Girl Talk Saturday is back and this month’s topic is,
‘Name Five Reasons You’re Thankful This Holiday Season’.


Today I have Bailey and Krista from Christmas Confusion sharing what they’re thankful for this season.

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Bailey:
* My job. *
The hospital hired me right out of college and I am forever thankful for that.
* My apartment.*
It’s still being renovated so the rent is real cheap, but I love it. Plus my next door neighbor is sexy as hell, so that’s kind of a win-win for me. 🙂
* My new bestie.*
Greg. He’s adorable and he looks better in skinny jeans than I do. Oh, did I mention that he’s my sexy neighbor’s boyfriend. Yeah, bummer.
* My brother.*
We aren’t talking as much right now, because I hate his wife. But, blood is thicker than water and he’s the only family I have left.
* My best friend in the whole wide world, Krista.*
This chick is my ride or die chick. We’ve been through so much together and I’m thankful and proud to have her in my life. #FriendsForever

Krista:
* My dancing skills.*
I’m the best dancer this side of the Mississippi. #IGotSkills
* Gatorade.*
Yeah, I’m thankful for Gatorade. Because when you get a hangover, it’s always there for you. Unlike your friends. (Hint, Bailey and Greg.)
* Speaking of Greg, my drinking buddy.*
I am thankful for him. He knows just the right amount of vodka to pour into my cup, to help make all the problems go away, at least for an hour.
* Bailey.*
My play cousin, my best friend, my road dog, my ride or die chick, my sister. I am extremely thankful to have you in my life.
* Life.*
I don’t think any of us realize how blessed we are to wake up each morning. I used to be the same way. But ever since my dad died, I’ve learned to appreciate life more. I’m thankful for each breath that I breathe.

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~Christmas Confusion is available now!~
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NHZ4ES4
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Confusion-Monica-Garry-Allen-ebook/dp/B00NHZ4ES4/

~Book Blurb~
~Bailey Cooper has fallen in love – sadly the man she’s in love with already has a man. Sounds complicated doesn’t it? ~

Bailey Cooper is very much attracted to her neighbor Max Davis. Unfortunately for Bailey, Greg – Max’s lover is slowly becoming one of Bailey’s best friends. Bailey’s emotions are torn. She adores Greg’s friendship while at the same time she craves Max’s touch.

What is a girl to do when she ‘thinks’ the man she’s in love with is in love with someone else?

Max Davis and his baby brother Greg Davis are co-owners of the apartment building they live in. Max has fallen for his tenant, Bailey, but she avoids and ignores all of his advances. It doesn’t take long for him to become suspicious of the friendship blooming between Greg and Bailey. He believes Bailey has a crush on his brother but Max wants his shy little neighbor all to himself. Now he has to think of ways to keep Bailey and Greg apart, which is ridiculous because Greg isn’t even in to women. Time to break that news to his neighbor and hope it causes her attention to swing his way.

Will a holiday weekend full of chaos, confusion and a little bit of charm finally get Bailey and Max on the right track? Or will a few innocent caresses lead to more Christmas confusion?

Excerpt (Truth or dare)

Greg explained the rules to the truth or dare newbies.
“First of all,” Greg said in his serious voice.

He looked so ridiculously serious that Krista and Bailey burst out laughing. The three of them were already slightly tipsy from the shot they took earlier.

“If you girls are not gonna take this seriously, then I’m not gonna play with you,” Greg pouted.

“Okay, we’re ready,” Krista said, and all Bailey did was giggle. She wasn’t a heavy drinker and that one shot had her buzzed.

“Okay,” Greg continued. “The rules are simple. You can either choose truth or dare, but you can’t choose one or the other three times in a row. For instance, Bailey…”

“Hey,” Bailey said. “Why are you picking on me? What have I done now?”

“Nothing yet. But I got a feeling you are going to try to choose truth every time it’s your turn.”

“I got that same feeling,” Krista said before blowing a strand of her black curly hair out of her face.

“I’m not going to choose truth every time,” Bailey told them, even though that had been her initial plan.

Both Krista and Greg looked at her like they didn’t believe her.

“I’m going to keep my eyes on you Bailey.” Greg said. “My spidey senses are tingling and when they do that during truth or dare it means someone is going to cheat.”

“He said tingling,” Krista giggled.

“Whatever.” Bailey rolled her eyes. “Okay, so we can’t choose one or the other more than two times.”

“That’s right, Bailey. Now, if you choose truth, and refuse to answer the question, you have to take a shot.”

Bailey groaned. Were all of these rules created for her?

“And,” Greg continued, “If you do tell a truth but we feel it’s a lie, you have to take a shot.”

“Did you guys make up these rules with me in mind?” Bailey asked.

“I didn’t,” Krista responded. “These are Greg’s rules and I like them. Okay, so who goes first?”

“I’ll go first,” Greg volunteered. Bailey was glad he was going first. She was sure they were going to make her go first.

“So, truth or dare?” Krista asked Greg.

“Truth,” Greg responded.

Krista turned to her. “Do you want to ask him a question or should I?” Bailey had no idea why she was nervous, it was just a game.

“You ask,” she told Krista.

Krista stared at Greg seated across the table from them “So Greg, how long have you been into men?”

Bailey gasped, “Krista!”

“What?” Krista exclaimed as if nothing was wrong. Bailey knew she was blushing enough for the two of them.

“Calm down, Bailey,” Greg said. “That is the perfect way to start off truth or dare. Now the answer is… drum roll, please.”

Krista began beating her hands against the table.

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Get Ready For Some Christmas Confusion on a #ScintillatingSunday


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Happy Sunday!

Welcome to another week of scintillating excerpts. Today I’m sharing eight paragraphs from my romantic comedy, Christmas Confusion. Christmas Confusion is a fun story about two neighbors who just can’t seem to figure this thing called love out.

Bailey is the shy virgin who gets nervous every time her neighbor talks to her. Max is the sexy boy next door who only wants one girl, Bailey, but he just can’t find the right words to tell her that. This Christmas it will take the help of their two besties to bring them together. Enjoy eight paragraphs from this hilarious romance.

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Oh–my–gosh, Bailey had no idea the movie ended on a sex scene. She was mortified. Beside her, Max’s eyes were glued to the screen. He sat completely still, he hands clenched into fists.

The hero lifts his bride’s dress up, exposing her slender white legs. She moans as her hero kisses her neck.

Bailey couldn’t suppress the moaned that escaped her lips, she was aroused. Max turned toward her, his eyes widening in surprise. Bailey could only imagine how ridiculous she looked to him. Cheeks flushed, lips parted slightly due to the moan that slipped through. “He’s a very thorough lover,” Bailey talked loudly, trying to drown out the moans coming from the TV screen. She had no idea the movie ended this way. It was supposed to be a romantic comedy. Sex wasn’t usually this… arousing in romantic comedies.

“That he is,” Max said, with his eyes on her and not the television screen.
His eyes on her, combined with the sounds coming from the television, was causing her to feel things she’d never felt before. Why was she imagining Max doing those things to her and why was he still staring at her? Was he hoping for the same things she were, a touch a caress… anything to get rid of the need that was taking hold of her.

Bailey licked her lips, she felt parched. “Um, can I have a bottle of water?”

“Water? Yeah, yeah, water. I got water.” Max jumped up quickly, causing the comforter to wrap around his legs nearly tripping him. Bailey reached for him, trying to keep him from falling. Her hand landed on his jogging pants, close to his… unmentionable part. She snatched her hand away quickly and he recoiled from her touch just as fast.

“Sorry… I didn’t want you to fall… I tried to catch you…” Bailey let her sentence trail away, as she watched him right himself and untangle his feet from within the covers.

“Thanks, it’s okay. I’m okay. Everything is okay. I’m gonna go get your water now.” Max exited the room quickly, as if hell hounds were nipping at his heels. She should go, she could tell she was making him uncomfortable and she’d almost touched his junk. Her whole body throbbed with a need she didn’t understand, and those damn TV characters wouldn’t stop moaning. This little date or whatever you wanted to call it was turning into a disaster.

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#GirlTalk w/ Max and Greg from #ChristmasConfusion

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Girl Talk Saturday is back and this month’s topic is,
‘Name Five Reasons You’re Thankful This Holiday Season’.

Today I have Max and Greg from Christmas Confusion sharing what they’re thankful for this season.

Max
*Life.
*My old Chevy truck.
*My jacuzzi… it’s a long story.
*Greg, my little brother and I may not always get along, but he’s always there when I need him. I got his back and he’s got mine.
*Bailey. How can I not be thankful for the girl of my dreams? She’s everything I’ve ever wanted.

Greg
*Vodka, it makes dealing with rejection a whole lot easier.
*My new bestie, Bailey. #TheSweetGirlNextDoor
*My other new bestie, Krista. #MyDrinkingBuddy #ItsComplicated
*My brother, Max. When everyone else turns their back on me, this dude stands with me. I’m proud to call him my big brother.
*Freedom to do and be whatever I want in life. No one can tell me who to love. I’m a grown man. I know what my heart wants and I will follow it, no matter what anyone thinks. (Thanks Max, Bailey and Krista for being so supportive of me.)

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~Christmas Confusion is available now~
AMAZON KINDLE US – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NHZ4ES4
AMAZON KINDLE CA – http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00NHZ4ES4
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EXCERPT
“You’re in love with her, aren’t you?” Greg said in awe.
Max snorted at the incredulity of Greg’s question.
“I just met her. I’ve only known her for three weeks. How can I possibly be in love with her?”
Greg sat up on the couch, same shocked expression on his face.
“Stop looking at me like that,” Max told his brother. “There is no way I’m in love with my neighbor.”
“I can’t believe I’ve been so blind,” Greg sighed. “I’m supposed to be the Christmas Cupid, how did I miss this? My pupils have fallen in love and I didn’t even realize it. I’m slipping.”
“What are you talking about?”
He was not in love with Bailey. There were a lot of things he loved about her but he wasn’t in love with her. He loved the way she walked, the sound of her voice, hell he even loved watching her walk away from him, because the view was to die for.
He loved that she didn’t balk at the kind of car he drove. He loved the way she smiled shyly whenever he told her good morning. But that didn’t mean that he loved her, he didn’t know her well enough to love her. But he could see himself falling in love with her, if she would give him a chance. If he could just figure out what she wanted, he would give it to her.
“It all makes so much sense now,” Greg whispered.
“Really dude, what are you mumbling about?”
“The waitress at the Pancake Shack, she was cute, but you didn’t pay her any attention. Last week there was the gas station cashier, who asked you what your name was. She was hitting on you and you didn’t even notice. The only woman you seem to have eyes for is your brown-haired neighbor.” Greg tapped his finger against his chin. “I think I’ve just figured out what’s wrong with you.”
“There’s nothing wrong with me, doofus.”
“See, that right there. You called me doofus, you haven’t called me that in years.”
“Because you haven’t acted like one in years.”
“I’ve never acted like one, but you only called me that after I’d gone through your stuff and found out something that you didn’t want me to know.”
Max stopped pacing. “I’m completely lost. I have no idea what we’re even talking about now.”
“Let me bring you up to speed, dear brother. You calling me doofus means you know that I am on to you, and I am. I know what’s wrong with you. I know why you’re so cranky.”
“Please, feel free to enlighten me.”
“I shall, but first, name one other woman that you’ve been this crazy about,” Greg said.
He started pacing again, searching his mind for a name. The names of every woman he’d ever dated and or slept with raced through his head.
“There was Bethany…”
“She doesn’t count,” Greg chimed in. “She cheated. You dumped her and never looked back. If you were crazy about her, you would have been heartbroken, but you weren’t. So name someone else.”
He tried to come up with another name, but no other woman came to mind, only Bailey. There was no point in denying it any longer.
“There isn’t anyone else, only Bailey.”
Greg began grinning from ear to ear.
“You love Bailey. I can see it in your eyes. Case solved.”
Max returned to his recliner and plopped down, defeated. He loved Bailey, everything about her. There was no denying it or fighting it, He was in love with Bailey Cooper.

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