Feb 20, 2016

A Friendly Flirtation by Christine Warner!



A Friendly Flirtation

by Christine Warner
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: February 15th, 2016
Allison Hall is fed up with being a social outcast. Even at the tech company where she works for her brother and his best friend, Jared, she's the invisible nerdy girl. What she needs is confidence—and that requires a makeover and dating tips. And she knows just the man to help…

Jared Esterly is shocked when Allison asks for his assistance and turns her down, knowing that her brother—his business partner and best friend, Nick—would kill him if he dated her, even if it is just for practice. But when Al’s attempt to make changes on her own fails spectacularly, Jared reluctantly steps in. Things heat up quickly, and soon lessons move from the salon to the bedroom.

When overprotective big-brother Nick discovers Jared is dating Allison, their friendship and business partnership sour. Allison, consumed by guilt, must make a choice: stay with Jared, even though that means ruining his friendship with Nick and possibly his career, or leave the one man who sets her on fire.

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About the Author

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her family, three laptops (she might have a slight addiction, or maybe it’s a fear of one imploding from overuse) and a much loved assortment of furry friends.

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmetic.  A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities.  She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy heroines.

A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, and her website at christine-warner.com.


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Character Profile: Jared Esterly

Name: Jared Esterly

Hair: Brown, but according to Al it’s soft and sexy and she likes to run her fingers through the waves.

Eyes: Blue

Age: 27

Place of Residence: Chicago.

Hobbies: I don’t share this with a lot of people because my brothers would give me nothing but a hard time, but I ballroom dance. Growing up my mother made us boys take all types of classes. Cooking, painting, dancing. Well, the dancing stuck. It’s a relaxing escape.

Goals: At one time all I wanted was to be happy. Now I know that what I want most is to make Al happy.

Least favorite word: Fuck. I have a love/hate relationship with it.

Turn ons: The way Al moans when I kiss her and tug on her bottom lip.

Turn offs: How often I use  the word Fuck—especially when I’m angry. lol

Sound or noise you love: Al’s laugh. She has a pure laugh that fills the room.

Sound or noise you hate: Shit, I hate the way Al’s brother Nick—my business partner—gets loud and bossy when wants to convince you he’s right. Lol

Favorite curse word: Fuck. Remember, it’s a love/hate thing. lol

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I can’t ever see myself being anything other than a business owner. I like the freedom, the thrill of success, and the responsibility combined with the control over deciding my own fate.

What profession would you not like to do? I wouldn’t want to work for anybody. So any job that doesn’t allow me to be in total control in regards to decisions and guiding the future endeavors would be a no go. It’s hard enough at times to have a business partner, I can’t imagine having a boss. lol

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Welcome home, Jared.

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