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Friday, December 28, 2018

A Naughty New Year with Rebecca Brooks

Rebecca Brooks lives in New York City in an apartment filled with books. She received a PhD in English but decided it was more fun to write books than write about them. She has backpacked alone through India and Brazil, traveled by cargo boat down the Amazon River, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, explored ice caves in Peru, trekked to the source of the Ganges, and sunbathed in Burma, but she always likes coming home to a cold beer and her hot husband in the Bronx. 

THANK YOU Dani for inviting me to celebrate a Naughty New Year with Ramblings from this Chick! My naughty night of fireworks—both in and out of the bedroom—is from my travel romance HOW TO FALL, a sexy standalone set in Brazil. When high school math teacher Julia Evans buys last-minute plane tickets to Brazil, the last thing she expects is to meet a gorgeous Australian at her hotel. She and Blake have a week of heart-pounding adventures traveling together, but their NYE on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro—complete with music, dancing, fireworks, and a little public sex in the ocean—is the most memorable night of them all.

I spent NYE on Copacabana Beach when I studied abroad in Brazil in college, so this scene is extra close to my heart! I didn’t have quite the same NYE as Julia, but a girl can dream, can’t she?

Much love,

A roar went up from the crowd as the first bursts of color exploded over the ocean. Neither of them had a watch, and Julia had lost all sense of time on the beach, but it must have been midnight because the cheering intensified along with the crackle and boom of the fireworks exploding overhead.

It seemed like the colors were raining down directly over them, spirals of orange and red and green and silver spreading wide, willowy arms across the sky. They burst and fizzled into darkness as the next round shot up. Julia dunked her head under the water and heard the boom reverberate in her ears. When she lay floating on her back in the waves, it felt like the colors were raining right on top of her.

There was so much cheering going on but in their own tiny bubble of the world they were quiet and awed.

“Happy New Year,” Blake whispered, his wet lips against her ear, his breath making the hairs on the back of her neck stand up.

“Happy New Year.” She kissed him, tasting the salt on his lips and the champagne on his tongue, and that indescribable Blakeness that only ever seemed to make her want more.

And then his arms were around her, crushing her, holding her tighter as the fireworks exploded and the ocean heaved and sighed. Somewhere there were other people on the beach, there was an enormous party going on, but all of that was distant when she closed her eyes and slid into his kiss. Then it was only the darkness of the night and the dark behind her eyes and his body strong and alive against hers.

They sank lower in the water, Blake’s knee pushing apart her thighs where the tight fabric of her skirt wouldn’t budge. His body responded instantly to her touch. She bit his lip harder than she meant to and opened her eyes to apologize, but the look in his eyes was so insistent that the words died in her mouth. There was no way she could speak, no way she could do anything except move with him in the water away from the crowds, until they were somewhere farther up the beach where rocks jutted into the water and they were alone.

They weren’t out too deep and it must have been low tide because the waves were round and calm. Julia leaned back against one of the rocks, trying to get a handhold as Blake held her face in his palms and continued to kiss her. She was dimly aware that they were still in public, but the lights were concentrated farther down the beach and there were no major hotels or landmarks behind them, which meant this wasn’t where people were spilling out on the beach.

A stronger voice in her head told her that she didn’t even care. Her nipples pressed through the thin fabric, scratching against the lace so that every movement sent a shot of pleasure coursing down between her legs. Blake’s hand on the curve of her breast made her arch her back to him, begging for his touch. His thumb pressed against her nipple through that tiny white shirt, so thin and wet as to be meaningless now. She reached for his pants. She was already so turned on she didn’t think she could take much more of his fingers pulling on her nipples without taking him inside her. Right here, right now, on the beach in Rio as the fireworks exploded overhead.

“Somehow I have a good feeling about this year,” he whispered as he lifted her skirt….


Want to find out just how far Blake takes her? I’ll gift one lucky winner an e-copy of HOW TO FALL so you can travel to Brazil this winter without leaving your couch. :) And don’t forget to check out my newest release, WRONG BED, RIGHT ROOMMATE, coming January 14!

One week of adventure might just lead to love…

Julia Evans has always put others ahead of herself—her high school math students, her troubled best friend, and her ex. But with New Year's approaching, she buys a round trip ticket to Brazil. For one week, she can put her needs first. She can meet a stranger in the hotel pool at midnight and dance all night on the beach.

Screenwriter Blake Williams has to keep moving before Oz’s latest scandal catches up to him. But the dark-haired beauty with a backpack and an adventurous streak is messing with his plans. He can’t seem to walk away from her. But secrets have a way of coming out, and when the week is up, Julia and Blake will have to decide if they’re jumping into the biggest adventure of all or playing it safe.

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  1. Ooh, what fun! I would love to be in that situation! Sounds so romantic!

  2. Omg 😲! You've really travelled! Sounds amazing! So envious lol 😋😍!

    Happy ☺ New Year!💋

  3. I need to add this book to my reading list.

  4. I would absolutely love to travel to Brazil this winter without leaving my couch!!! lol Thank you so much for the chance, Rebecca:) Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year xo