A Perfect Moment (Perfect, #1) by Becca Lee
“When life threatens perfect, it’s time to step up and kick life in the
Ella's perfect moment was taken from her in the worst possible way. Humiliated, heartbroken and absolutely determined not to allow her heart be destroyed for a second
time, she builds an ice wall around her heart.
Preston has known that he was in love with his big sister's best friend since the age of fifteen. Over ten years on, an opportunity to be her knight in shining armour is too good to miss. Putting his heart on the line, he's on a mission to show Ella that the perfect moment is possible.
Ella's instinct is to run when she realises her feelings for her bestie's little brother may just run a little bit deeper than just friends. But if she can't run, she'll try every trick in the book to shake off his affection and realign his feelings.
She already had her perfect moment, and there is no chance she'll let her heart thaw for Preston. No matter how good he looks in the firefighter's Christmas calendar.
Contains steamy-hot moments, romance, friendship and a bulk load of swearing - non explicit sex scenes. ***
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I couldn’t hold back the goofy grin that formed, nor did I want to. “Morning,” I stretched and yawned. “Sorry.” I laughed, clamping my hand over my mouth.
“No sorry needed. I love seeing you stretched out. You look hot.” He pressed his groin against my leg so that I truly understood exactly how hot he thought I was. A delightful shiver travelled through my body at his touch.
I giggled. Yes, actually giggled. A grown, educated woman of twenty-eight years old giggled at the fine specimen of a man next to me. My giggle was quickly followed by a groan at my ridiculous response. I was acting like a seventeen-year-old. “What?” Preston asked.
I peeked a look at him. “Just groaning at my giggling. Pathetic really.” I’d always been blatantly honest in my friendship with Preston. I didn’t want that to change. Honesty, no matter how tricky it could be, was by far the best.
A throaty laugh erupted out of his chest. “Only you would think a giggle is pathetic. It’s cute.” My raised eyebrow set in challenge did nothing to prevent him from continuing.
“What? Don’t look at me like that. Cute is good. Sexy, even. Giggling gives me a stiffy.” His face was set in a broad shit-eating smile.
“Nice! Seriously. You talking about your erection as a stiffy is what? Meant to get me all hot and horny for you?” I said with a stoic face.
He laughed again. “It doesn’t matter the word, babe. The fact remains you’re beautiful and I’ll always be hard and ready for you.”
As hard as I tried, I couldn’t keep a straight face. Laughter burst out of my lungs.
“Come on. I’m starving and really need a shower.” I laughed when his eyes lit up at the possibility of a shower together.
“You’re insatiable. You go and sort out breakfast while I shower. Alone. Please.” I kissed him lightly on his gorgeous lips, bounced out of bed and headed to the en suite.
A Perfect Moment by Becca Lee
Firefighter, surfer and regular Aussie hottie.
Preston’s always had a ‘thing’ for his big sister’s best friend. Watching from the sidelines, he’s just been waiting for his chance to show Ella what she’s been missing out on over the past ten years.
Confident, cocky, yet a bit of a romantic, much to the amusement of his firefighting pals, he’s on a mission to prove that he’s more than a good friend. He’s savvy to Ella’s need to run and hide, and he’ll do whatever it takes to stop her in her tracks, even if it’s by dragging her out to sea on his surfboard, or capturing her in a fireman’s lift.
What the reviewers are saying about Preston:
"The hero to Ella's heroine is none other than her smart-mouthed and trouble-making b.f.f's 'baby brother' Preston. I use baby sarcastically because this fine specimen of man is only two years younger than our protagonist and a sexy as sin firefighter/surfer (where can I find me one???) Again Preston's character just shines off the page. He's sweet, sexy but has that immature goof-ball sort of quality that a lot of men are still in possession of at twenty-six and it's simply beautiful to witness him reveal his age old feelings for his friend Ella and in turn watch Ella work through her emotions and neurosis making the progression from friend to lover with Preston. Theirs is a lovely loyal solid friendship with a boat load of hot monkey sex and forever-after-love to hold it all together." - Nicole McCurdy
"I must say I LOVED Preston. He is not a sever Alpha male. I kind of get sick of them all the time. Don’t get me wrong, he is all male, but he has a softer approach that is refreshing." - Justine, Bex 'n' Books
"Preston is charming, helpful and just so into Ella for the longest time that you can't help but just love him too!" - Hazel, The Rock Chick Fairy
"And Preston, dear god, Preston. Baby my ass. This boy is hawt, hawt, hawt firefighter with a sense of humor. I picture the dude from True Blood who played Jason. MMM" - Colourful, Wordwenches Guilty Pleasure
10 Things You May Not Know About Becca Lee's Perfect Series
1. One of the scenes in A Perfect Moment—okay, maybe several—really happened. This one involved a special oil!
2. Preston was inspired by my sexy hubby.
3. A Perfect Moment’s ending was nothing like I envisioned it would be. It changed approximately five times.
4. There will be at least four books in my Perfect Series.
5. Liam's name was originally Jackson.
6. Initially, I planned for Ella to leave Australia to teach abroad for a year. I'm so pleased I changed it.
7. A Perfect Love, book two, which I am currently writing, has already had two plot changes. One was going to be a real gut-wrencher. I couldn't bear the thought of writing it.
8. When writing the end of A Perfect Moment, I sobbed. Literally, I had to remove myself and hide in the bathroom.
9. The penultimate chapter had to be completely rewritten due to my computer crashing. I was not a happy bunny!
10. The mystery surrounding Dani, whom we meet in a Perfect Moment, will begin to be revealed in book two. However, her book will be book four in the series.
Thank you for letting me share a little bit about myself with you all. I hope you enjoy A Perfect Moment as much as I had fun writing it.
Why I love the first line of A Perfect Moment?
“When you reached out for that perfect moment, it was only natural to want it to last forever.”
This is the lovely first line to my debut contemporary romance novel, A Perfect Moment. I was listening to a song on the radio and in the lyrics, it sang about the desire for a perfect moment, and questioned whether this concept was achievable or not. An idea formed in the guise of this line. I then realised that after twelve years of trying to find time to start writing a story, I’d finally kick my own booty and make the perfect moment happen.
I love my opening line. It’s really significant to Ella, my female protagonist. It suggests angst and fear, alongside an inkling of hope for the future. The concept of ‘perfect’ is revisited throughout the novel. It’s something that Ella truly desires, yet equally fears. She soon realises, that life and love, may not be all that crappy, and that sometimes, taking a risk is worth it. All with the help of the dreamy Preston of course.
A Perfect Moment has several raunchy scenes, a whole heap of foul-mouthed frustrations, and pee-your-pants humour. Be sure to check it out while it's at the bargain price of 99c.
Spending the last few years near the Queensland coast, Becca is rarely out of the sea or off the beach. Dragging her long board with her and her overworked Kindle Fire, Becca enjoys her three addictions: reading, surfing and ogling surfers, one of whom is her husband of ten years.
She can still be found regularly on the beach with her family. Becca tends to leave the surfing to her boys; she's far too busy immersed in her own writing or, of course, with her head still buried in a new read.
Releasing this September, A Perfect Love (Perfect, #2) by Becca Lee
Authors, RM Gilmore, Julia Mills, Ada Frost, Nicki Scalise, Nadege Richards and Becca Lee have two full weeks of showing their appreciation to you fabulous readers.
Together, they have put together a fantastic Kindle Paperwhite and paperback giveaway for you to enjoy, as well as reducing their Kindle books.