“Love The Wine You’re With” by Mary E. Thompson @authormet #Freeread

Love the Wine you’re with
by Mary E. Thompson


He could be just what she needs…

Alyssa Wright has one goal before she leaves for co

llege. She refuses to go carrying her v-card. She just has to find someone to give it to in the next six weeks.

When she runs into Jake Monroe, almost literally, she knows he’s different. She thinks about him constantly, and not in the way she’s thought about any other guy.

She might be what he’s looking for…

Between his new job and helping his best friend’s widow, Jake doesn’t have time for romance. But there’s something about Alyssa he can’t resist. He’s torn between the light Alyssa brings to his world and the promise he made to his best friend.

Is it enough to keep them together… forever?

What they want doesn’t matter. There’s a ticking clock, counting down the days until Alyssa leaves. Maybe for good.


“Come here,” he said gently, reaching for her. She went into his arms and rested her head on his chest, listening to the quickened beat of his heart. He was still hard, throbbing against her stomach at the same rapid pulse.

Wordlessly, his hands caressed her body. An innocent brush of hair from her neck. A simple stroke of her spine. Then a tightening of his hold on her. A lingering of his fingers on her waistband. A quickening of his breath. A need pulsing between them that neither of them could deny any longer.

Alyssa tipped her chin up to him the same moment he leaned down to claim her mouth. His kiss was different. Not gentle and sweet like the others. Possessive. Needy. He was taking ownership of her, demanding that she become his.

She met him with each stroke of passion. His hands slid down her back and cupped her ass, lifting her until she had no choice but to wrap her legs around his waist. The breeze blew up her skirt, cooling her skin until she felt the hard fabric of his shorts pressing into her. “Oh, God,” she moaned, breaking away from their kiss. Bolts of desire shot through her, giving her the first taste of what pleasure would be like with Jake.

His lips went to her neck, feasting on the skin she never knew was so sensitive. Her hips rocked on their own, rubbing her against his erection as he devoured her neck and drove her mad. She didn’t know what she needed, but she needed something. From him. Of him.

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Author Bio

Mary E. Thompson grew up loving to read, like a good little girl. Many nights she would fall asleep with the flashlight still turned on as she hid under the covers trying to finish the last few pages of a book. As an adult, the light from her ereader means she doesn’t need a flashlight, but she still stays up way too late to finish a book.
When Mary’s not reading, she’s playing with her two kids or living out her own real life romance novel with her hubby. She has a weakness for chocolate, especially when it’s paired with peanut butter, and has been known to have a bad day just because there’s no chocolate in the house. Unless there’s wine. Then everything is okay.
Mary grew up in Buffalo, New York and swears she’s the only local to never ski or snowboard. Soccer was always her sport, with a couple adventures white water rafting and skydiving to keep things interesting. Mary moved to South Carolina for college but missed Buffalo every day. Yeah, she thinks she’s crazy, too. She somehow convinced her South Carolina born and bred hubby to return to Buffalo to raise their kids and live out their lives. He’s still not sure what he was thinking.


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Meet Graham with that made-for-awesome-sex body from Mary E. Thompson’s book “Puffy & Precious” @authormet

I’m so excited to be with you today! A special thanks to Iris for hosting me. My new novel, Puffy & Precious, is available now, and I wanted to share it with you!

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In all the Big & Beautiful stories you get to know the women. They are all told from the heroine’s point of view exclusively. The men end up a little neglected so I wanted to introduce you to Graham today!

Graham Hall tormented me for a month when I was getting SkinnyCakes ready to open. He was my contractor and all around handyman, taking care of all the jobs Max couldn’t handle, or didn’t have time for. Every day I would come in and find Graham, a sweat soaked t-shirt clinging to his tight body. The man did things to me that no man ever had. His muscles had muscles. He was big, from his shoulders to his feet. Broad shoulders, biceps the size of a small child, a chest the rippled with his every move, not that I was looking.

That’s not true. Graham was a man who demanded you look at him.

And then there was the kind, gentle man beneath that made-for-awesome-sex body.

Any woman with a pulse would have been tormented by him.

Dwayne_Johnson_at_the_2009_Tribeca_Film_Festival_2My inspiration for Graham was Dwayne Johnson. Big. Strong. Sexy. What more could you ask for in a man? Is it any wonder he was my inspiration?

When thinking about a guy like Dwayne Johnson, or my Graham, he was not only gorgeous, but kind and sensitive and treated a woman the way we all dream of being treated. He was exactly the guy a woman like Abby needed. Abby was recently divorced and reluctant to get involved. Any man wouldn’t do. No, he had to be the perfect man. A man who would answer her demands when she told him exactly what she needed, and who would do the little things she’d never ask for but wanted.

When he finally came in it took everything in me not to launch myself into his arms and thank him. I eyed the couple sitting in the chairs, each reading a book from the shelf, then met his eyes. He looked sheepish.

“Are you mad?”

I shook my head, softening. “It’s beautiful. I thought we agreed-”

“You agreed, Abby. I never said I wouldn’t build it. I couldn’t get it out of my head. It looks like it’s getting use already.”

“Graham, I can’t pay you for it. Not yet-”

He held up his hand to stop me. “Abby, it’s okay. I wanted to do it, and I already told you-”

“I know, Graham,” I interrupted. “But I want to do something. I really can’t pay you, but maybe I could cook you dinner this weekend?”

I chewed my lip, wondering what he was thinking. He didn’t say anything, just stared at me, making me more and more self-conscious. He probably would have preferred the money.

“It’s not much, I know, but I really don’t have the money right now-”

He stopped me from blabbering with a hand on mine. I froze at the touch of his rough palm against the back of my hand. Brett’s hands had always been smooth. The scratch of Graham’s hand sent shivers through my body that settled between my thighs. The sudden, raw need shocked the hell out of me. I’d never wanted a man the way I wanted Graham at that moment. It made me want to pull back from him, but I couldn’t. Not when his green eyes brightened and implored me to let him speak.

“Dinner sounds great, Abby. It’s not necessary, but I’d love it.”

The last bit of tension inside me melted away and was replaced by desire. It made me dizzy. I had to pull myself together or I’d never survive a dinner with him. And I was definitely having dinner with him.

“Do you, um… How’s Saturday night?”

He smiled, a grin so big I could count almost all his perfectly straight teeth gleaming white against his dark skin. I had no choice but to smile back at him, especially when he said, “Perfect.”

Don’t miss out on the rest of the story! Puffy & Precious is available now in digital and print from Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and CreateSpace! Order your copy today and enter my giveaway for a $25 gift card!

Meet Mary

Mary E ThompsonMary E. Thompson was always a reader. Growing up, there were many late nights with a flashlight beneath the covers to finish those last few pages. She still stays up too late reading, but no longer needs a flashlight, or to hide! In daylight hours, Mary spends time with her romance novel hubby and their two kids. They call Buffalo, NY home, spending their summers enjoying the pool and the sunshine and their winters enjoying the snow and hot chocolate. And wine. There’s always time for wine.

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