NEW RELEASE and GIVEAWAY
Waiting for Prince Harry
by Aven Ellis
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Twenty-four-year-old Kylie Reed has always been a rule follower. Organized and cautious to a fault, her dreams for life are often filed away for future use - when she has a house, when she meets her future husband, when she has been at her visual display job at a chic Dallas boutique longer. Kylie always has a reason for living her life in the future, not in the present, and fears not living her life to the fullest and reaching her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
The only exception to rules, of course, would be running away with Prince Harry. But living in Dallas and not knowing Prince Harry make this a non-option.
Or does it?
Because when Kylie accidentally falls into the lap of a gorgeous ginger boy - yes, even more gorgeous than the real Prince Harry - all bets are off. Could this stranger be the one to show Kylie how to take a chance, to face her fears, and live in the present? And could this stranger be the Prince Harry she has been waiting for? Kylie’s life takes some unexpected twists and turns thanks to this chance encounter, and she knows her life will never be the same because of it …
After we finish dessert, Harrison extends his hand to me. A million butterflies take off in my stomach as I know we’re approaching a different point in the evening now. I give him my hand and he wraps his large hand around mine, squeezing it tightly in his.
I don’t even trust myself to remember to breathe the second he touches me. He leads me to the living room. Harrison sits down on the couch and pulls me down into his lap.
“This,” Harrison says quietly, “is what I’ve wanted to do all night.”
Now his fingertips are trailing up and down my arm, just barely touching it, in a feather-like graze.
“Is that so?” I whisper back, barely functioning now that I feel his skin against mine.
“Kylie, do you remember how I said I didn’t want our first kiss to be what it was?” Harrison whispers.
“I do, but I didn’t mind that.”
Harrison laughs softly. “I know you didn’t. But it’s not how I wanted that moment to be.”
I swallow hard. “How did you want the moment to be?”
Harrison stares at me. He lightly runs his fingers up my arm, across my shoulder, and gliding them up my neck to my cheek, stroking my face again and making every nerve I have jump with desire.
“Gentle,” he whispers. “Like you.”
Harrison slides his hand to the back of my head, cradling it as he moves my face closer to his.
“You have the most beautiful eyes,” Harrison whispers, staring deeply at me. “I see everything I want to see when I look into them.”
I’m melting from the way he’s looking at me, the way he’s talking to me, the way he’s touching me. Harrison’s caressing the nape of my neck now. I lift my hands and wind them around the back of his neck, and I finally touch his ginger curls. They feel like silk against my fingertips, and my nerves jump again in response.
“What do you see right now?” I whisper to him.
“I see,” Harrison whispers back, his fingertips dancing up and down the nape of my neck, “a gorgeous woman who wishes I would kiss her.”
This is the second book by Aven Ellis that I've bought - and I like this one even better than Connectivity. Aven managed to get me interested in a redhead guy which has never happened before. :-) As usual, her book is well-written, funny, smart, romantic, hot - and Harrison and Kylie have great chemistry! Famous hockey player meets fashionista, and the poor girl has to find out what life in the spotlight and competing with quirky fangirls means. Awesome entertainment!
About the Author
Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency.
But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night. Connectivity was Aven’s debut novel; Waiting For Prince Harry has just been released, and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista (New Adult romantic comedy) will be published next year.
Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.
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