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*Blog Tour* The Real Thing by Melissa Foster

Today we have the blog tour for THE REAL THING by Melissa Foster! Check out the blog tour and be sure to grab your copy today!

About The Real Thing:

Fall in love on the shores of Sugar Lake in the small town of Sweetwater with Willow Dalton and Zane Walker.

This sassy, spirited baker is fine with heat—but is her fake fiancé too hot to handle?

Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as a player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough for her to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?

Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move…provided no one gets hurt.

Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement and the real thing—including them.

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Excerpt Reveal:

Zane was going straight to hell for even thinking about putting Willow in this position. But he needed her. And she was storming away, her long blond waves bouncing against her back with every irritated step. Her rounded hips swayed with determination and confidence no actress could come close to. She even made that simple belted dress look sexy as sin, as if it were a designer piece made just for her. She’d probably gotten it on sale at Misty’s, the local dress shop in their hometown. Willow was the real deal. A smart, funny, no-bullshit, no-frills woman with real curves to prove it. She lived in cutoffs and jeans and ate cupcakes and éclairs like models downed weight-loss pills. And she was the only woman on earth Zane trusted—or wanted—enough to ask for help.

Goddamn it. Why had he thought this was going to be easy? Willow was never easy. Even all those years ago, when he’d gone back to Sweetwater for a visit and she’d asked him to help her lose her virginity, she’d been controlling. He’d been sure she was fucking with him or that it was some kind of test. Her older brother, Ben Dalton, was his best friend. He’d spent more time at their house than he had at his own, and he’d had a major crush on Willow for years. She had practically begged him to help her, saying she’d thought it all out and she didn’t want to go to college as an inexperienced virgin. She had a list of rules and had planned every detail. Where, when, how—all the way up to when he was supposed to let her walk home alone so she could process what they’d done, and then they’d move on like nothing had happened. It was a good plan. A reasonable plan, considering what was at stake. And God knew he’d tried to abide by her rules. But she’d felt too good, been too sweet and trusting, not to get completely swept up in her.

“Please, Wills,” he called after her.

Willow stopped abruptly. Her head tipped forward, her shoulders dropping a smidge as she turned, her hair curtaining one eye. “Zane, just tell me what you’ve done.”

He went to her and reached for her hand, feeling shittier than he’d thought he would. “There is no baking gig. I set all this up to get you here.” Anger flared in her eyes. He continued explaining as fast as he could. “Wills, there’s this focus group for my new film, and they’re worried my reputation will hurt the movie. That fans won’t buy me as a romantic hero.”

She scoffed. “Smart fans.”

“Come on. I need your help.”

“What am I supposed to do? Write a letter to the public telling them Zane Walker isn’t a self-centered playboy? Sorry, not your girl.”

She took a step away, and he hauled her against him. Her hands landed on his chest, which felt amazing, and even with darts shooting from her bright-blue eyes with deathly precision, she was still the most beautiful, alluring woman he’d ever known.

“No,” she seethed. “Whatever it is. No.”

“Come on. Just hear me out.”

Her lips formed a tight line.

“I need a . . .” He could hardly believe what he was about to say. “A fake fiancée.”

“A fake fiancée? What does that mean?”

“We’ll pretend to be engaged so everyone thinks I’m a stand-up guy.”

A disgusted look washed over her face. “No.”

“You owe me, Wills.”

 

About Melissa Foster:

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

 

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Blogs Taking Part in the Blog Tour:

September 5th

For the love of romance Review

Captain Reads A Lot Excerpt

Marie’s Tempting Reads Review

FearYourEx Excerpt

Moohnshine’s Corner Review

Booknerd1107 Review

A Sky Filled with Sparkling Stars Excerpt

Engaging Secrets Review

September 6th

Cuz I’m A Nerd Review

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog Excerpt

The Red Hatter Book Blog Review

Lattes & Paperbacks Review

Sweet Red Reads Review

mammiebabbie Review

Engaging Secrets Review

Rock Out With Sweet Reads Excerpt

Friends Till The End Book Blog Excerpt

September 7th

Blissfully Bookish Besties Review

Books,Dreams,Life Excerpt

Mama She’s Crazy About Books Review

Brains, Books, and Brawn Review

Novel Addiction Review

Shannon’s Book Blog Review

Readaholic Excerpt

East Coast Book Chicks Review

September 8th

Naturally Nerdy Books Review

Romance Reviews and More Review

Maddy’s Reading Review

Jen’s Reading Obsession Review

capital nerd Excerpt

Read Your Writes Book Reviews Excerpt

Katy and Zetti’s Book Ramblings Excerpt

Read-Love-Blog Review

September 9th

The bookworms obsession Review

bad boys and bedtime stories book blog Review

Dirty South Book Blog Review

Escape into a Booksite Review

Liz’s Reading Life Review

Quesarasera Book Blog Excerpt

Susan’s Books I Like Excerpt

Book Break with Lisa Review

September 10th

It’s All About the Romance Excerpt

Brittany’s Book Blog Excerpt

once upon a romance blog Review

Miss Riki Review

Zili in the Sky Review

Deluged with Books Cafe Review

BOOK LOVING FAIRY Review

I’m A Book Shark Excerpt

Sepember 11th

Ever After Book Reviews Excerpt

Reading away the days Review

Sassy Book Lovers Review

Always a happy ever after Review

Adventures in Writing Excerpt

Book Twins Reviews Review

Jax’s Book Magic Review

BJ’s Book Blog Review

Wicked Babes Blog Reviews Review

My Nook, Books & More Excerpt

Amo & Sarah’s Book Corner Review

IrishdaisylovesRomance Review

a geordielass honest blog on reviews Review

Lost in Lit Review

Septemeber 12th

Run & Read That Review

The Book Maven Review

G & T’s Indie Café Excerpt

Swoonworthybooks Review

gata leitora Review

MI Bookshelf Review

TaSTy WordGasms Review

Pardon My Blurb Review

Alpha Book Club Review

 

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