EARNING IT is out!

Yay!! I’m so excited to be sharing this story with you! I loved writing this couple (I know I say that about each one, but it’s true!). There’s mistaken identity, second chance at love, Irish hurling, Florida sun, and humor!

Early Reviews are coming in

“Sizzles with heat, sparkles with charm…you’ll savor every sexy, emotion-packed moment!” — Julie Anne Long, USA Today best selling author of the Hellcat Canyon series

“Fun and flirty, EARNING IT is a winner!” — Avery Flynn, USA Today best selling author of The Negotiator

“Witty, charming, and wonderfully romantic! I loved these characters and the addictive fun of watching them win each other over!” — Annika Martin, NYT bestselling author

“Get ready to swoon hard for a Navy SEAL! Angela Quarles’ first contemporary romance is hot and funny and delivers everything I want in a sexy read. This series is a feast of military and sports heroes—the best possible combination for romance readers!” — Ainsley Booth, USA Today bestselling author of Prime Minister

“Sweet and steamy, Earning It is a super fun take on the mistaken identity theme set against an unusual sports romance backdrop. A great read!” — Kate Meader, USA Today bestselling author of the Hot in Chicago series

“Pepper and Luke sizzle…my e-reader almost caught fire during a few sexy scenes. This read was sweetness and smolder with just the right dash of swoon. Whip-smart writing and sly humor abounds-simply my favorite kind of read! Angela Quarles is an up-and-coming contemporary romance writer to watch.” — Lia Riley, author of the Off the Map and Hellions Angels series

Here’s the links 🙂

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International Amazon links:
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And here’s the link to Goodreads! And if you want a free preview, you can do that here!

 

EARNING IT is Available for Pre-Order!

EARNING IT is available for pre-order! It’s been over a year since I first wrote Luke and Pepper’s story, and it first appeared for 90 days in the SOME LIKE IT GEEK box set this past Spring (as To Score or Not to Score)

This story is close to my heart for several reasons!

One — it takes place in my hometown, Sarasota, Florida!

Two — it’s the first story I wrote in 1st person present tense, and I felt such joy while writing it.

Three — the men in this series play a little known Irish sport called hurling. Back in my younger, fitter days, I used to play Gaelic football in Atlanta, GA and had such a wonderful time not only learning the sport, but also learning more from all the ex-pat Irish players about their culture. Some of them also played hurling, and when I traveled to many a game to play Gaelic football I was able to watch this awesome sport.

Four — I’m also a sucker for second-chance love and the beanpole kid growing up into a hunk. This was inspired by a high school reunion where a classmate grew into a handsome man and all the popular girls who didn’t give him the time of day back then were all over him.

About EARNING IT

One blind date. One case of mistaken identity. One Navy SEAL faced with his high school crush. What could go wrong?

To Score…
Holy cow, my blind date is rawr-hot. Everything in me aches to explore more with this man, but I can’t. I’ve got too much on the line professionally, with me starting at my new medical practice on shaky ground. But I can’t deny that I want the sex. A fling is perfect. Bonus—I will prove my idiot ex-boyfriend wrong. I’m not cold.

Or Not to Score…
Once she mistakes me for her blind date, my plan is clear. Be this Rick the Lawyer she thinks I am. And for the space of this coffee date, talk to the only woman who’s ever made me feel any spark outside of combat. Best case scenario, I get to be outside my skin—free to be whatever the hell I want. Worst case—she recognizes me as we chat. She’ll be pissed, call me an asshole, but it won’t be anything she hasn’t called me in the past, so… Win/Win?

Pre-Order at the following vendors

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Amazon: preorder will be available a few days before release, which is October 4th. If you’d like to be notified of when it goes live, you can sign-up for my one-time notification list

EARNING IT Excerpt Reveal and ARC Giveaway!

Cover Design: Sara Eirew
Release Date: October 4, 2017

Synopsis

One blind date. One case of mistaken identity. One Navy SEAL faced with his high school crush. What could go wrong?

To Score…
Holy cow, my blind date is rawr-hot. Everything in me aches to explore more with this man, but I can’t. I’ve got too much on the line professionally, with me starting at my new medical practice on shaky ground. But I can’t deny that I want the sex. A fling is perfect. Bonus—I will prove my idiot ex-boyfriend wrong. I’m not cold.

Or Not to Score…
Once she mistakes me for her blind date, my plan is clear. Be this Rick the Lawyer she thinks I am. And for the space of this coffee date, talk to the only woman who’s ever made me feel any spark outside of combat. Best case scenario, I get to be outside my skin—free to be whatever the hell I want. Worst case—she recognizes me as we chat. She’ll be pissed, call me an asshole, but it won’t be anything she hasn’t called me in the past, so… Win/Win?

Goodreads

Excerpt

We’re not going to make it to the credits for Deadpool. We started out innocently enough—popping popcorn (plain for me), fussing around looking for blankets, and arranging our pillows on the couch—but there was a quality to all the innocence, as if we knew more than watching a movie could happen here and were going through all these maneuvers to bide our time and see if the other was on board before fully committing.
First, we shared a blanket, a royal blue one with some kind of stitching in the corners. Pretty, if you like that kind of thing. Then we kept inching closer until I had my arm around her shoulder and she was snugged up against my side. Then I threaded my hand through hers.
Deadpool says, “Love is a beautiful thing. When you find it, the whole world tastes like Daffodil Daydream.”
We were both unmoving under the blanket, but now that stillness has more weight. Deadpool continues to seemingly talk straight to me by telling me to hold onto love and not to make mistakes.
Now each quiet pause in the movie amplifies our awareness. I can hear her heightened breathing. The anticipation tightening her muscles before the next crescendo of the music score drowns our breaths out. Not that there’s a lot of quiet pauses in this movie—it’s pretty kickass. Both action and dialogue, which would normally snag me, but it can’t compete with Pepper. Not even when the hot chick from Firefly pops onto the screen.
“Hey, it’s Inara.”
“Who?”
“Okay. We need to rectify this lack in your life. Firefly?”
“Never got a chance to see it.”
I make a mental note to change that.
Our conversation is like this, like we’re both glad to be talking about things other than the tension building between us. “Oh damn, nice hit,” or “Shit, what did he just say?” Things like that.
The tension skyrockets, though, when things get hot and heavy between Deadpool and the Inara chick. I shift under the blanket. I think her hand shifts closer.
Shit. I give in and lean down to her temple. I hold myself still, my lips just an inch away from her beauty mark. Her breath hitches. I brush my lips across that dot of temptation.
She’s rock still, and I’m psyching myself up to move away, pretend for her I’d misjudged the situation, when there’s movement under the blanket. Next, there’s a death clutch around my neck—her hand has my T-shirt twisted into a fierce grip. Then she’s yanking my head down to her, and our mouths bump into each other.
Oh yes.
I angle around and plant my elbow on the back of the couch and cradle her head with my other hand. With my fingers and my thumb resting against her cheek, I guide her in for a more controlled but no less desperate kiss, my heart pounding as if I’d just finished log PTs.
Just like the other day at my apartment, we’re attacking each other with our lips, our hands. I stroke my tongue inside and groan. God, she tastes…tastes like…I don’t know what, but it’s Pepper, and it’s intoxicating. And I want it. I want her.
But I hold back, taking my cue from her for how far she’s willing to take this.
She tugs on the snap at my jeans.
Well, okay then.

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