Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Snowbody Like You
By Ariella Zoelle
Suite Dreams, Book 1
Getting stranded with an attractive stranger in a hotel room with only one bed is something Jude’s dreamed about forever. When he finds himself in that situation for real, can it live up to his expectations?
I never expected a blizzard to turn one of my daydreams into a reality. The meet-cute gods generously bless me with the perfect costar to act out my favorite scenario about being snowed in at a hotel room with only one bed. Rigby is my ideal fantasy man brought to life: tall, adorable, with a dash of academic nerdiness thrown in to make him absolutely perfect. The best part is that he’s actually real and not just a figment of my imagination.
Is it too soon to ask if he wants his next starring role to be my boyfriend?
Falling in love with a charming cutie at the airport during a flight delay was not on my to-do list, but a chance encounter with Jude teaches me that the impossible is actually possible. He’s full of endless surprises like that. Once we get back home, my favorite discovery is learning that his creative imagination is as vivid as mine. That’s when things get really exciting as he makes all of my dreams come true.
Jude is made of magic and muchness, so how could I not love him with all my heart?
Snowbody Like You is the first book in the Suite Dreams series and part of the Sunnyside universe. This novel features an instalove, role-playing, height difference, only one bed romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.
Snowbody Like You was originally featured as a 14k short story in the Winter Wonderland giveaway. It has been expanded into a 61k full-length novel, which means there’s more of Jude and Rigby to love!
Special Release Excerpt:
Chapter 1: Jude Moore
“It sounds like our families would get along like fire and dry grass in August.”
He laughed, which was a beautiful sound. “I’m pretty sure when I tell my mom I met a cute guy who’s also named after the Beatles, my family will be your family.”
“Same here.” I laughed, knowing my family would lose their minds when I told them about my chance encounter with Rigby. I rested my chin on my hand as I smiled at him. “More importantly: you think I’m cute?”
His blush was charming. “That can’t be news to you that you’re very attractive.”
“No, but I enjoy hearing you say it,” I teased him with a wink. “For the record, you totally have me beat in the cute department. Your purple glasses send you right to the top of the ‘cutest guy here’ list.”
He reflexively adjusted his frames up the bridge of his nose. It further highlighted his delicate features. What would it be like to wake up seeing that beautiful face first thing every morning? Heavenly.
“Is that why you sat next to me?” He bit his lower lip as he awaited my answer. God, I wanted a taste of him in the worst of ways.
Since I was born without shame, I freely admitted, “Absolutely. As cute as you are and reading a book? I came over here hoping this conversation would end with a trip down the aisle and a happily ever after for us.”
His laughter was the best sound in the world. “Wow, you don’t hold anything back, do you?”
“Nope, I’m allergic to tact, lies, and cashews.” I took a drink as he chuckled. “I’m a big believer in living my truth to the fullest, even when it puts me in awkward situations.”
“Me telling you I came over to see if you’re my soul mate isn’t awkward enough for you?” I asked with a cheeky smirk.
He grinned back. “That’s not awkward; that’s deeply flattering.”
“I’ll take deeply flattering over coming off like a creepy schmuck any day of the week.”
As we both laughed, an announcement blared over the speakers. “Attention, passengers of Flight 657 with service to Sunnyside International Airport. Due to the inclement weather, there is a two-hour delay. We are now scheduled to take off at 9:30 a.m. We apologize for this inconvenience and will keep you up-to-date on further developments.”
There was a collective groan at the news from everyone in the waiting area.
I looked out the window beside us and saw an inch of snow had already accumulated. “Only two hours? That’s being optimistic.”
Rigby frowned as he checked outside. “I was hoping having an early morning flight would mean we’d beat the storm before it hit. I heard they’re expecting eight to twelve inches.”
“Well, I certainly wouldn’t complain about eight to twelve inches.” I couldn’t stop myself from snickering at the measurement. “Sorry, I live in the gutter.”
Rather than being put off by it, he gave me a playful look. “Good, because it’s more fun down there.”
“That’s for damn sure.” His reaction was a relief. “Of all the things we could have in common, I’m thrilled that’s one of them.”
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Get ready for Book 2
Coming July 23
Unexpected sparks fly when a shy, straight, nerdy sweetheart meets a flirtatious, sexy, older Frenchman. Is Zio brave enough to take a chance on Armand?
Fabrizio “Zio” Revello
I embrace the philosophy that nobody is perfect by studying the art of imperfection. But then I meet Armand, forcing me to completely reevaluate my world view. From his gorgeous face, teasing sense of humor, and a French accent to die for, everything about him makes me forget one very important detail: I’ve never been attracted to a man until him. I shouldn’t let him tempt me, but the glimpse of the real Armand behind his playful flirtations makes him impossible to resist.
I’ve never been the adventurous type, but Armand makes me want to be brave and daring. Isn’t a lifetime of happiness with a person who understands me worth the risk?
I approach Zio in search of a no-strings-attached evening of fun to kick off my business trip to Hawaii. But I get way more than I bargained for when I discover a shy, nerdy sweetheart who finds beauty in my flaws. He even accepts the hidden parts of my heart that I hide from the world. It makes me want to make him mine—not just for one night but for every night of the rest of our lives.
He says he’s straight, but when have I ever let that stop me from getting what I want?
Flawsome Explorations is the second book in the Suite Dreams series and part of the Sunnyside universe. This novel features a bisexual awakening, shy/flirt, age gap, instalove, opposites attract romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.
About the Author:
Ariella Zoelle previously published as A.F. Zoelle. She adores steamy, funny, swoony romances where couples are allowed to just be happy. That means she writes low angst stories full of heat, humor, and heart. Her vast knowledge of weird, wild, and wonderful randomness colors her writing, meaning her characters have some pretty strange and entertaining interests.
There are even rumors that she’s a time management wizard who uses her magic powers to create enough free time to turn her massive horde of plot bunnies into sassy M/M romance novels. Her next feat will be turning herself into a full-time author.
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