As promised, I'm bringing you a giveaway to celebrate Ryan's birthday. Ryan is the leading lady from You Before Me
in case you don't know. Also as promised, this giveaway is open internationally.
So my international readers that have been waiting for the chance, this is the time!
Up for grabs: 2 YBM swag packs, and a bunch of my ebooks.
This is the second-to-last chance to win a YBM swag pack, so you better enter! I'm saving the very last one for something big. ;)
The swag pack is shown on the left, which includes: a signed paperback, a signed bookmark, a lip balm, a YBM magnet, a YBM Get Out of Jail Free card (which relates directly to a scene in the book), a bath bomb, and a YBM t-shirt!
Good luck! Be sure to keep scrolling because there's an excerpt as well!
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Here's an excerpt from You Before Me
in Gabe's POV on Ryan's birthday! Gabe is on the job with his partner, Fredrick, when they see Ryan and her best friend, Vivian, drunk and walking down the sidewalk.
hey, Ryan.” She clumsily wraps her arms around me.
present ever!” she yells into my ear. Ryan sloppily kisses my neck.
“You coming home with us?”
that where you're going?”
Well, we can't find my car, and we know we don't need to drive, so we
were going to sleep there. See? Drunk but smart, Gabe!”
and I will take you home. Come on. Fredrick, help her please,” I
say, referring to Vivian.
we be doing this?” he asks skeptically.
her,” I snap. He isn't about to question me right now. Ryan's hands
start to wander down my chest as she mumbles something about missing
me. “Ryan,” I tell her softly, grabbing her hands. “We need to
a downer. Damn goody-good. Let's walk then!”
I wrap an arm tightly around her waist, it's like Ryan gives up. She
leans into me completely and lets me lead her to the car. We get them
both into the back seat, Ryan mumbling to Viv about her birthday.
Surely, it's not her birthday. For one, she is drunk on Halloween, so
maybe she's just wanting it to be her birthday. Wouldn't she have
told me that today is her birthday? I could have tried harder to get
off work to do something with her or bought her something had I known
before right this second.
we head to her apartment, the mumbles cease. I glance in my rearview
mirror to see that they are leaning on each other, asleep. Great.
It's going to be fun getting them up those stairs and into the
uh, sorry about what I said,” Fredrick tells me.
worry about it. Just help me get them up to her apartment when we get
there, and I'll forget you ever said it.”
we get to the complex, I wonder what Ryan was talking about. Her car
is here, so they didn't drive downtown. She wouldn't have ever found
her car because it wasn't there. What trouble would they have gotten
into if we hadn't have seen her?
helps me wake them up enough to get them out of the car. He walks
behind me with Viv as we go up to her place.
sweet,” Ryan whispers.
owe me,” I tell her, although she probably won't remember tomorrow.
“Is today really your birthday?” I can't help but ask.
That's what I said, Gabe.” She laughs softly. “Funny, right? I
was born on Halloween and I'm my parents' worst nightmare. How
fitting.” Ryan starts giggling like it's actually funny.
kills me when she says things like that, but I know what she means.
I've seen it firsthand. I want to ask her why she didn't tell me
about her birthday. Instead, I ask where her key is as we reach her
door. She reaches into her bra and I remember how she did that when
that prick had her up against her door that one night.
place,” she says, handing it to me.
hold her against me and unlock the door. “Fredrick, we're just
going to lay them in her bed and then we're leaving.”
know,” Ryan starts. “I could have fucked four different guys
clench my jaw as we get the girls into bed. “Oh yeah?”
But I didn't,” she sings, shaking a finger at me. “I'm supposed
to be behaving, and I would have felt bad. Because of you, Gabe. Are
pull the covers over them. They look ridiculous in their costumes
while they lay in bed. Viv has already passed out. Fredrick leaves
I'm not mad,” I answer.
didn't tell you about my birthday. Are you mad about that?” Ryan
squints her eyes, pulling her brows together as she frowns, looking
worried over the possibility that I might be upset with her.
lean down and kiss her forehead. “No, not mad. I'll see you
nods, already drifting to sleep.