Blog Tour: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by Mika Jolie

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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by Mika Jolie</strong>
Release Date: January 25th
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<p style="text-align: center;"><b>Blurb:</b>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Rule #1: Don’t fall in love. </span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a single dad, my life revolves around my daughter. No complaints…until my ex-wife forces my hand over custody. </span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">I needed a cover story. In steps Katharine Morello. My best friend’s sister is ready and willing to be my fake fiancée.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Overnight we’re engaged. A temporary arrangement.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">No sex.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">
</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">No strings attached.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">
</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">No complications.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Easy, right?</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Not quite. The last few months, I’ve been doing dirty things to her in my imagination. But that’s all they’ll ever be. Fantasies.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">
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</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rule #2: Don’t give in to temptation.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Neither of us is looking for a relationship. Been there. Done that. Even drank the Kool-Aid. </span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">So, you see, I can resist beautiful, sexy Katharine. It doesn’t matter she’s hot as f*ck with an amazing personality to boot. All I have to do is NOT touch her.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">I’ve got this.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Spoiler Alert…One night make-believe merges with reality. Sparks fly—and burn.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Now I want her. All of her.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">
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</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rule #3: See rule #1—don’t fall in love. </span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Man. Hindsight’s a bitch.</span></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><b>Excerpt:</b>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">She moves into my space and tilts her head up, her eyes light and mischievous. </span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Kiss me, Lucas.”</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The breath leaves my lungs in one gigantic swoosh. </span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Are you sure?”</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Let’s give them a show.”</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">I’m about to kiss Kate.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">This time, I’m prepared.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Clasping my hands on either side of her face, I angle my head slightly. There’s a pause. A suspended moment where our eyes meet. The swirl of emotions I see there—apprehension, lust, desire—makes my heart trip.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We exchange breath. And then finally, my mouth dips to hers.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">I try to remind myself we’re pretending, to stay calm, and in control.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">My mouth is firm against hers. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Her lips are sugar plum sweet and silky soft. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The kiss remains gentle, slow. We hold it for a few seconds before our lips begin to move in perfect sync, slowly, cautiously.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Curiosity nudges for more. I move my hand from her cheek to the back of her head, my fingers tangling in her hair, holding her lips to mine, silently asking for permission. To my delight, a needy little moan echoes from her mouth to mine. She wraps her arms around my neck and parts her lips in gentle invitation.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And our tongues hungrily say hello.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A stimulating cocktail of endorphins explodes inside me. Sparks fly in every direction, lighting me up like fireworks on the Fourth of July.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Every single nerve explodes with heat.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">I’m fired up. Turned on.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">From somewhere deep in the recesses of my mind, I know this is a cover, that we aren’t real, but with Kate’s lips on mine, it’s hard to keep that thought. On a groan, I take all she has to give and deepen the kiss, forging ahead with no regrets. No reservations.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Many tales have been written about the Big Apple. But there’s nothing like kissing the woman you’ve been thinking about for what feels like forever in the middle of Manhattan.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The chaos from the street fades. The worries of the day evaporate like a summer shower falling onto a hot car, all noise instantly muting. The click-clack of heels rushes by us. We don’t hear them. People brush against us. We don’t feel them.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are locked in the present, kissing each other as equal partners in passion, fucking each other with our mouths like we’re drowning and we are each other’s air, as if our lips were created for this sole purpose.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Talk about heaven on earth. </span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">This kiss is easily the hottest, most erotic kiss of my life.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">My pulse patters faster and faster. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The heat pouring into my veins as if pumped in through a hypodermic needle has nothing to do with today’s summerlike temperature but with desire.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">I move one arm low around her back, drawing her closer, letting her feel every inch of me, how much she affects me. And we kiss and kiss and kiss.</span></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><b>About the Author: </b>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Mika Jolie is the bestselling author of the Martha’s Way series. She lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she’s determined to balance it all and still write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she’s not weaving life and romance into evocative tales, you can find her on a hiking adventure, apple picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up.</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">She loves to hear from readers. Connect with Mika on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Amazon. </span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><b>Connect w/Mika:</b>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Website: </span><a href="https://mikajolie.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://mikajolie.com/</span></a>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Facebook: </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/mikajolie.author/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/mikajolie.author/</span></a>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Twitter: </span><a href="https://twitter.com/MikaJolie1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/MikaJolie1</span></a>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Instagram: </span><a href="https://instagram.com/mika_jolie/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://instagram.com/mika_jolie/</span></a>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Amazon: </span><a href="http://amazon.com/author/mikajolie"><span style="font-weight: 400;">http://amazon.com/author/mikajolie</span></a>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Bookbub: </span><a href="https://www.bookbub.com/profile/mika-jolie"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.bookbub.com/profile/mika-jolie</span></a></p>

5 STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review

My hat is off to Mika Jolie. This book was amazing. It had it all. Who wouldn’t want a man like Lucas. He’s just trying to do what’s best for his daughter. Especially after a horrible divorce, one that caused him to be jaded about the future. I fell hard for this man and the person he is. You have to protect your heart in the end, but for Lucas he stands to lose so much more than his daughter.

Kate…this heroine might be my favorite in a long time. She does what she has to for her best friend. When it becomes blinding obvious that these two have more than chemistry, it’s hard to deny the feelings that are there. At times, I wish we had her inner voice. I’d love to know what she’s thinking.

I loved that this book was told from Lucas’ point of view. I loved seeing his inner workings. I felt more connected to him than I have any other character in a long time. I loved this book and I think you all will too.

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