Release Day Blitz + Excerpt + Review: Everest by S.L. Scott

 

Title: Everest

Author: S.L. Scott

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

Release Date: December 7, 2017

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SYNOPSIS

From New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, comes a ROMANTIC SUSPENSE STANDALONE that will have you on the edge of your seat and swooning over this ALPHA BILLIONAIRE.

Six foot three. Dynamic green eyes. Utterly irresistible.

Ethan Everest stole my breath the first time I saw him. He romanced me with skill, dazzled me with his charisma, and proceeded to steal my heart right after.

I might have fallen for his easy going smile the first time we met, but I fell for him the second time.

Honey-colored hair. Cherry-kissed lips. Captivatingly gorgeous.

Singer Davis was the first, and only, woman to ever intimidate me. She spoke to my heart with her wit, seduced me with her eyes, and became the only thing that made sense in a world that made none.

I let her slip through my fingers once. I won’t make that mistake twice.

Secrets broke us apart. Can a second chance bring us back together?

 

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EXCERPT

Singer

Slipping off my shoes, I dim the lights on the wall panel. I take my clothes off and hang them on a hook near the door before returning to the tub.

   The tub, warm and inviting as I step in, eases my aching feet from my high heels and the tension in my shoulders. I pour some of the bubble suds and giggle. That was so cute and showed me a whole new side to Ethan—the at-home Texan who relates to his roots—instead of the strong, quieter, broodier man I see sometimes.

   While the suds foam and the tub fills, I look out the window. The sky is clear up here. The buildings are far enough apart to avoid spying on neighbors. It’s like floating in heaven.

   I hear his knock on the door, so I call, “Come in,” while making sure the bubbles cover all the important parts.

   Ethan walks in with two glasses of champagne in one hand and the bottle in the other.

   “You came prepared,” I note, leaning back on one side of the tub.

   “I thought I might join you.” He waggles his eyebrows.

   I giggle and reach for a glass. “Come on in,” I reply and wonder if he will really take me up on my dare.

   He sets the bottle and his glass down on the side of the tub. His tie was removed before he came in and I notice his shoes are long gone, along with his jacket. When he starts on the buttons of his shirt, I sit up, scooping suds over me. “Wait, for real?”

   “Yep. I think that tub’s big enough for the two of us.”

   “But you said you don’t take baths.”

   “I also said I’ve never used this one. Seems like an opportune time.”

   “But I’m naked,” I say, worried about everything—his body naked next to mine, not shaving my legs before I went out tonight. My mind flickers through my flaws. Ugh. No. Just no. Not like that. That stuff should be shared in the dark of a bedroom under the influence of alcohol and desperate sex. We’re too sober for this. I’m too sober for this. What does he possibly see in me when he has women like Nicolina waiting?

   He’s more than I’ve imagined, and in some senses, it scares me. He’s the sort of man women like Nicolina land. For once though, it was as if she saw me as competition. The feeling is exhilarating.

   “Like I said, seems like an opportune time.”

   His shirt is dropped, his undershirt following quickly behind. Good God Almighty. What does a guy who looks like that see in me? “I see you like to work out.” I clear my throat and want to bonk my head on the side of the tub for saying it out loud.

   Chuckling, he says, “I have a gym down the hall. It’s how I relieve stress.”

   “I thought that’s what sex was for.” I gasp and cover my mouth, wishing I could keep my crazy thoughts in my head where they belong instead of on my tongue. His eyes are heavy, a smirky smirk restraining a laugh. “God, you cannot let me talk when I’m nervous.”

   “If this is what happens when you’re nervous, I’ll make you nervous more often.” His pants come down and my curiosity is answered. Tonight he’s in boxers. When he catches my eyes on his package, I’m thankful I’m wearing waterproof mascara because I immediately go underwater. Screw my makeup. It’s really the only way to keep my mouth in check at this point. I count to five and then pop back up. With my hands covering my boobs, I ask, “You’re really coming in?”

   “Yes, scoot over.”

   Good God Almighty.

 

 

Tracey’s Review

Okay, Suzie Scott, I am in love. As a long-time fan, I was pretty sure that no one could even come close to the place that Jack Dalton (he of The Resistance fame) holds in my heart. But you’ve gone and done it. You’ve written a character, one Ethan Everest, that stormed right in and took up residence, and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.

So, EVEREST. This is a big book, but I flew through it like it was not. There was no putting this one aside for me, no going back to it at a later time. Once I started, I had to keep going, because Ethan and Singer, well, their story grabbed me and would not let go.

One of the things that I love about Suzie, and that I’m always so interested in, is how very varied her books are, her characters, her storylines, and how each of the different tracks are so very well done. We’ve had rockers, and bartenders (both some of my favorites), and, now, Ethan. Ethan is larger than life, but his story is extremely resonant these days. He’s a self-made man, but he’s made some decisions that have left his life in a holding pattern. When Singer Davis enters his orbit the first time, the world is his oyster. The second time, timing couldn’t be worse, but Ethan isn’t one to hold back, and this is one of the things that I love best about him. He’s an all-in sort of guy, and, this time, he’s leading with his heart.

Singer Davis is a treat. She’s following her dream, staying the course even though the going is tough. Love isn’t even on her radar, and then, Ethan happens. He encourages her, lifts her up, and takes care of her, all while urging her to be the person that she wants to be. And, soon, she’s his.

I loved absolutely everything about this book. The pages flew, and the story is, by turn, intriguing, suspenseful, playful, and passionate. I could not get enough of Ethan and his entourage, and Singer and Mel were the perfect foils for them and for each other.

I have the opportunity to read a lot of books in a year, and I like plenty of them, love several, and adore a few. EVEREST is on my Favorites of 2017 list, because it truly just hit all of the marks for me. Fans of Suzie’s books should definitely be reading it, as well as fans of sweeping epic romance, and romantic suspense. Ethan and Singer will win your heart, of this I am sure.

 

 

ABOUT S.L. SCOTT

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.

 

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