The Great Pick Up Line with Rough Rider by Victoria Vane #TGPUL #Giveaway

Posted February 4, 2015 by Shari in The Great Pick Up Line / 18 Comments

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The Great Pick Up Line featuring
Rough Rider by Victoria Vane

“Feeling any better?” she asked after a bit.

“Yeah,” he said. “You’ve got great hands, Red. Feel free to put them on my body anytime.”

“Yeah?” Pause. “How’s the shoulder?”

“Real stiff.” Like my dick. His early words of warning to Janice came back to haunt him with an erection-sustaining vengeance. Soft, warm, and vanilla-smelling Janice sure as hell wasn’t a troll.

“Oh?” He detected the smile in her voice. “Want me to try and work the kinks out for you?”

She took the cloth away and their eyes met. He’d never given Janice’s eyes a good look before. Couldn’t even have said what color they were—until now. Warm brown with tiny flecks of gold. Her cheeks colored. They had tiny flecks too. Freckles. Sun kisses, his grandma used to call them.

She broke eye contact first. “Can you sit up?”

“Yeah, I can sit,” he replied.

She opened her legs and crooked her fingers, gesturing that he should position himself between them. He hesitated, wondering if it was a good idea to put his ass that close to her soft, bare thighs.

She regarded him with a wrinkled brow. “Do you want me to try that shoulder? Or not?”

“Yeah.” He moved into position, figuring the case would be a lot worse if she positioned her ass between his thighs, but changed his mind a minute later. No matter whose ass or thighs went where, the position was pretty damned intimate.

Her hands began at his neck, her thumbs circling firm but gentle over his spine. He let his head drop to his chest with a groan. Holy shit, that felt good. Damned good.

She slid her hands a bit lower, her fingers probing deeper into his shoulder muscles. Her hands were strong, and confident, delivering a medicinal mix of pleasure and pain. He’d never had anyone touch him like this—not even Rachel. And his body responded to it.

“You’d better stop that now, Red.” Standing up would only make his condition more evident so he scooted forward, away from her reach.

“Did I hurt you?” she asked.

“No,” he replied tightly. “I just don’t want it to end up the other way around.”

“What do you mean?”

“I told you, a man and woman can’t be friends. Sooner or later he’ll want to get into her jeans. Maybe you didn’t mean to, but you got me achin’ to do just that.”

“Aching?” she repeatedly dumbly.

“Yeah, Red…as in blue balls.” He shifted in growing discomfort knowing he’d get no relief tonight. “Maybe you should climb up into that gooseneck now.”

“Is that what you want me to do?”

“What I want?” He gave a deprecating laugh. “You shouldn’t ask questions like that, sweetheart. You’ll never get the truth out of a man with a hard-on.”


Rough Riders by Victoria Vane

Rough-Rider-300ROUGH RIDER by VICTORIA VANE (February 3, 2015)

Two wary hearts … Janice Combes has two loves, bucking bulls and Dirk Knowlton. But Dirk only has eyes for a dazzling rodeo queen. How can Janice ever compete while mired ankle-deep in manure? Exchanging playful banter with Dirk is all Janice can expect-until the stormy night he knocks on her door dripping wet and needing a place to crash.

Different Dreams… Dirk Knowlton is living the cowboy dream. Life should be good-roping, branding, backing broncs, riding bulls, but there’s a void he can’t seem to fill. After getting hung up by a bull, he wonders if this is really the life he wants. Restless and rebellious, he bolts…but there’s a certain cowgirl he can’t forget.

When a battle-scarred Dirk returns to his Montana ranch he’s determined to hang on at any cost. Janice has come back home to lick her own wounds. When old dreams turn to dust, can two wary hearts take another chance on love?

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About Victoria Vane

Victoria Vane is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of smart and sexy romance. Her works range from comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance and have received over twenty awards and nominations including: a 2015 Red Carpet Finalist for Best Contemporary romance (Slow Hand), 2014 RONE Winner for Best Historical Post Medieval Romance (Treacherous Temptations), and Library Journal Best Ebook Romance of 2012 (The Devil DeVere series). Victoria also writes romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee. She currently resides in Palm Coast, Florida with her husband, two sons, a little black dog, and an Arabian horse.
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Praise for SLOW HAND
“Well-paced, scorching scenes and witty banter…”
—Publishers Weekly

“Slow Hand by Victoria Vane is delightful, funny, page-turning steamy sexy, and the romance between Wade and Nikki make you wish you could pull Victoria's characters straight off the page and into real life…”
—Unwrapping Romance

“For erotic passion and one-liners, the first book in Vane’s new series will satisfy...Vane’s latest gets a big yee-haw.”
—RT Book Reviews

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Lola R
Lola R

Oh a bit of a longer excerpt this time then the last few Pick Up Line posts. I’ve read a few books that use the applying cream or massage scene in the bathroom to get the characters together, but it’s still fun. And sounds like these characters have some nice banter going on. I love banter in books!

Sophia Rose

Yeah, a massage in a romance book never ends up innocent. Haha!

The banter is good in this one, but there is some snark too. Its a good story.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read

Yep, there are short and long ones for the entire month! Massages haven’t been a big theme in my books, but I think I might like reading more with them!

Victoria Vane

Thanks for sharing my snippet!

Sophia Rose

You’re very welcome, lady!

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read

Thank you for stopping by!

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Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read



Ride him I say, lols. Sexxy snippet!

Sophia Rose

LOL! You’ve definitely got the right idea, Sharonda!

Sophia Rose

LOL! You’ve definitely got the right idea, Sharonda!

Brittany Strickland
Brittany Strickland

I think it usually involves some form of torture for him to reveal all. But a good kind of torture if you know what I mean 😉

Susan T.
Susan T.

Sure, that’s one way LOL