Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Six Month Lease by Melanie Munton - Cover Reveal, Pre-Order and Giveaway

The Six Month Lease
by Melanie Munton
Series: Southern Hearts Club, #2)
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 18, 2020

Never have I ever…moved in with a guy after dating him for only three weeks.

Just kidding. That’s exactly what I did. 

And like most of you are probably thinking, it inevitably blew up in my face when we broke up two days after signing our lease.

Now, I’m stuck living with my ex. The same man who turned my life completely upside down in record time. 

For. Six. Whole. Months.

It doesn’t matter how many times he flashes those abs at me after a shower, or how close his bedroom is to mine. I will resist him because he’s simply not the right guy for me. 

But if I thought he’d done a number on me before, that’s nothing compared to what happens after I finally learn the secret he’s been keeping from me this entire time.

By the time I’ve cleaned up the table and washed all the dishes, the lipstick has cooled and hardened into a solid mass inside the slim container. I twist the end to examine the color, pleased to see that it turned out pretty well. A bright red that should match the exact color of the red dress I bought for the Foundation Gala.

I’m reaching for a knife to slice the tip into an angle that will conform to my lips when the tube is snatched out of my hands.

“Hey! Give that back.”

How did I not hear him leave his bedroom?

West runs his eyes over the rich red color before lifting it to his nose and inhaling.

He groans. “Jesus. You realize this smells like fucking Fruit Loops?”

“And honey,” I say softly, my mouth operating on auto-pilot. He’s just standing so close that my voice pitched lower without thought. “I added freesia oil to it.”

His gaze heats considerably as it lowers to my parted lips. “I want to see it on you.”

I swallow.

His deep, masculine rasp of a voice consumes me, like it does every time things get sexual between us. Shoot, he could recite the maintenance manual to his helicopter cover-to-cover, and his voice would still pull me under like a drug.

“What makes you think I’d give you anything you want?”

“Because you want to see what I’ll do once it is on you.”

I must have glue on the bottom of my feet because I can’t move. Not a single inch.

“That’s not a good idea,” I whisper. “I thought we agreed to keep our distance.”

“We sleep twenty feet from each other. I’d say that’s about as much distance as we’re going to get in this house.”

A knot takes shape in my esophagus as he moves closer and directs the tube of lipstick at my neck. His hand stills just before the red tip kisses my flesh.

“Are there any chemicals in this?”

My head twitches in a barely perceptible shake. “No. I only use all-natural products.”

The next thing I feel is the smooth slide of the lipstick trailing down the length of my neck. I stand stock-still and watch his fascinated expression darken, features slackening, as he drags the tube over my skin.

“You know how I said I like adventure stories about lost treasure?” he breathes, head lowered over my skin.

That voice. It’s going to lull me into a sex-crazed coma.


“Well, you see.” He moves the lipstick down toward my collarbone, adding curves and twists to the pattern. “Most of those stories usually involve a map. The explorer has to follow the map in order to find the treasure.”

He draws more red lines, more red shapes, heading back toward my jawline. Against my better judgment, I crane my neck to give him wider access. He makes a low sound of approval.

“But you’ve got the sweetest treasure right here. Don’t you, princess? Rubies and emeralds and gold can’t touch your riches, can they? This is the kind of wealth men kill each other over.”

Melanie grew up in a small town in rural Missouri. After marrying her husband, she decided she wanted to try coastal life because why not? A few months later, they moved to North Carolina where she discovered her passion for writing, and they never looked back. They are now enjoying life with their beautiful daughter in Savannah, GA and loving every minute with their little Georgia peach.

Melanie’s other passion is traveling and seeing the world. With anthropology degrees under their belts, she and her husband have made it their goal in life to see as many archaeological sites around the world as possible.

She has a horrible food addiction to pasta and candy (not together…ew). And she gets sad when her wine rack is empty.

At the end of the day, she is a true romantic at heart. She loves writing the cheesy and corny of romantic comedies, and the sassy and sexy of suspense. She aims to make her readers swoon, laugh out loud, maybe sweat a little, and above all, fall in love

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