EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
While It Lasts
(Callaway Cove Book 2)
(Callaway Cove Book 2)
by Paige Rion
While It Lasts is the second book in Paige Rion's Callaway Cove series. Also available: Written On Her Heart (read my blog post).
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A loan shark that doesn't bite?
Rachel Beaumont discovers her mother’s gambling debt has put their family in danger of losing their money and social status. It's up to Rachel to do anything to maintain the lifestyle she’s accustomed to - including hunting down her mother’s debtor. But the green-eyed, dark-haired, hunk known as Rex Greene matches none of the stereotypes of a loan shark. Her spur-of-the-moment plan to make him fall in love with her is a dangerous roll of the dice.
FBI agent Colton McCabe arrived at Callaway Cove with one motive. Play the part of Rex Greene and gather evidence in the Beaumont racketeering case. He never anticipated the involvement of the subject’s beautiful daughter, Rachel. Not only is she unexpected in every way, but she may just be the one to crack the case. Or his heart.
In this second installment of the Callaway Cove series, While It Lasts delivers a sweet romance, filled with joy, heartbreak, love, and choices.
Rachel nodded and the waitress asked, “Do you want two tasting trays or are you sharing?”
Colton grinned. “That’s up to the beautiful Miss Beaumont. I’m not sure if she is up to sharing from me just yet. This is our first date, see,” he said to the waitress. “So, the way I look at it, if she’s okay with sharing, I will more than likely not get rejected at the end of the evening when I try to kiss her. Which I most certainly will try because I’ve been thinking about her lips from the moment I met her yesterday.”
The waitress blushed, and he continued, not yet looking at Rachel to see her reaction. “On the other hand, if she wants two trays, this could mean one of two things. Either she might be a lush, and so she doesn’t want to share—” he pulled a face. “—Or she’s the type that never kisses on the first date, no matter how charming the man, and so I will have to be tormented, yet again by those haunting blue eyes and that full lower lip that is begging to be kissed. And now that I’ve laid out these assessments, if she chooses to share, I must only assume that I am definitely being rewarded with a kiss at the end of the night. So…” he said, turning his attention back to Rachel. “Which is it?”
“Wow.” The waitress glanced at Rachel with eyes full of admiration. “So, what’ll you have?”
Praise for the Book
"This was a wonderful sequel to Written On Her Heart. Paige Rion knows how to do it! And by do it, I mean she knows how to write. She is great with characters, plot, scene, love. I really enjoy reading the words Paige puts on the page. [...] I think that Paige did an amazing job on this second installment. And it was so cool getting the perspective of Rachel and learning to love Rachel. If you've read the first one, this second one is a must read. If you haven't read the first one, do it! And then read this one! It's a sweet contemporary romance. And I am awaiting the third book!" ~ Stephanie Biernat
"This is a wonderfully romantic novel that incorporates mystery and deceit into the storyline as well. It is an easy read and will captivate you as well as keep you guessing as to what is to come. Looking forward to reading the next installment of Callaway Cove." ~ Jessica
"I liked the ending and I was glad that it ended the way it did. I really like this series and I can not wait to read the next book!" ~ Dealsharingaunt
About the Author
Paige Rion is a contemporary romance author. She’s a mother, wife, blogger, hopeless chocoholic, coffee-addicted, wine-lover. Her debut novel Written On Her Heart, is the first in the Callaway Cove series. Since her first release, she has completed five novellas and the second installment of the Callaway Cove series, While It Lasts. She grew up in the suburbs outside of the city, and while she will always be a city girl at heart, she now but lives on a farm with her husband and children (and animals).
She loves connecting with readers on her blog and social media.
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