EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
by Trish Edmisten
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Seven years ago, he broke her heart. This time, the tables are turned!
Chelsea Schumacher always knew this day would come. Sooner or later, she would have to face Justin Jacobs, the guy who broke her heart when she was just seventeen years old. With his brother about to marry her best friend, that day is finally here. It’s been seven years since she last saw Justin, but time has done nothing to dull the pain of his rejection. If anything, the ache has grown worse. Determined not to let him have any power over her, and more determined not to ruin her best friend’s wedding, Chelsea makes her own vow. Things will be different this time. Or will they?
Damn Justin Jacobs and his sexy smile and masculine presence that filled the room, making a silent yet overpowering demand for attention. Much to Chelsea’s dismay, he had the indecency to age well. Instead of having wrinkles and gray hair and a beer belly, he looked just as he had seven years ago with one not so minor difference.
Justin had always been fit, but now he was downright muscular. As he wrapped and banded the mesh netting around one handful of candy after another, it was hard to miss the basketballs for biceps and forearms that would have made Popeye jealous. Not to mention his T-shirt was stretched so tight across his broad chest she expected it to rip from the simple act of his breathing.
As if all of that wasn’t bad enough, his blue eyes were so intense. The way they lit up with passion when he talked about his business stirred something more than lust in her. For the first time, she was impressed with him for a reason that went beyond being good-looking. Justin had to be intelligent to get a business like his off the ground, and he wasn’t content to sit back and leave it as is. Over the last couple of hours, with Shayla and Marcy prodding for more information, he had shared the vision he and Darren had for the future of their business.
With so much going for him, it was hard not to fall back into that trap of being obsessed with him.
By Olga Guevara
I have been waiting for this book to come out ever since Trish mentioned the idea of writing a spin-off for Justin Jacobs, who just so happens to be a kick-ass character and one of my favorite people in Like You Mean It. I always thought that as much as I loved Like You Mean It, I wanted more screen time for Justin. Now, I got exactly what I wanted.
This Time picks up seven years after everything that happened in Like You Mean It. It was a little more time than I would've liked, however, by the end of the book, I saw why it had to be like this. We follow the story in Chelsea and Justin's POV, and I gotta admit I really dug that. I liked knowing what each of them were thinking, especially because just like Chelsea, I can be a little insecure. I know how hot and gorgeous Justin is (that isn't all there is too him, he's a character with layers, and I love that about him), so it can be a little intimidating. Although Chelsea on her end could be intimidating too. They're both characters with strong attitudes. It's one of the main things I love about Chelsea. Even though Justin is tough too, I loved that he was about to take a step down a few times. Chelsea is definitely great at taking contro l;)
When I first heard of the idea of Justin having his own book, I never in a million years pictured he would go back to Chelsea. Not that they dated or anything, but they have history - history that stings in my heart every time I think about it. I loved the reassurance I felt from Justin's character (a lot of the time, I'm all about reassurance - I can be insecure, especially with characters). I can see clearly why Chelsea was on the fence not only with seeing Justin for the first time in years, but also for being scared as to how things would play out between them or if Justin would even care
I cringed at the thought of there being another woman that would give Chelsea competition for Justin's heart. Chelsea seemed a bit scared with what was already happening, I'm really happy Justin gave her no other reason to worry.
I LOVED This Time. I didn't want it to end. I read it in just a few hours and I wanted more. I already can't wait for the next book in the series. I'm excited for both Chelsea and Justin. I was so happy to see my other favorites in the series, like Gerald and Marcy. Heck, I even warmed up to Nick. Once again, Nick was a character that I hardly noticed in Like You Mean It. The times I did know he was there, he annoyed me (no matter how cute Marcy thought he was). Now, it was really refreshing to read about him in this different light. Gah, I can't even put to words how excited I am for this series. I already want to continue reading about Chelsea and Justin! Loved loved loved this book, and I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to have fun reading a funny, witty, sexy story about two very awesome, strong, and lovable characters!
From the Author
"Two months ago, I released my novel, This Time. It’s an adult romance that borders more on erotic than contemporary and is the first in a four book series. Fans of Like You Mean It will immediately recognize their old friends Darren and Danni along with Chelsea and Marcy and a healthy helping of Justin Jacobs.
"It was the overwhelming response to Like You Mean It that led me to create the spin off series, which has been officially titled the Time for Love series. Picking up seven years after Like You Mean It ends, This Time follows the romantic escapades of Chelsea Schumacher and Justin Jacobs."
About the Author
Trish Edmisten is the author of several novels, including Extraordinary Will, a Reader View’s award winner in the contemporary romance category. Her work has appeared in Writers’ Journal, A Long Story Short, and Creative with Words. Besides being an author, she holds a degree in Criminology. Trish lives in Fresno, California with her husband and two daughters.
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