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Friday, November 20, 2015

Excerpt from The Opposite Of Right by Christi Barth

I enjoy Barth's romances so I am delighted to have an excerpt for you today from her new book, "The Opposite of Right", a new adult romance. Get comfy, and enjoy the excerpt!

Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage.  A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning.  Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes award-winning contemporary romance.  Christi is President of the Maryland Romance Writers and lives in Maryland with her husband.

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“I want to make a bad decision,” Kylie announced.

Cam practically choked on his breakfast—okay, brunch, seeing as how it was almost noon on Monday—quesadilla. The last time she’d announced that, they’d had sex on a picnic bench at the edge of Lake Mendota. Time before that, she’d given him a blow job hidden in the velvet folds of a stage curtain. So, yeah. His dick had a Pavlovian reaction of immediately hardening when Cam heard those words.

Except this time they weren’t alone. This time they were on the other bus, chowing down with the entire Riptide crew. Was she trying to give him a heart attack? Finally had enough of sneaking around and wanted to out their relationship?

Jones slid a bottle of water down the table to him. “Come sit on my lap. Then we can discuss if you think it’s a bad decision or a good one.”

“You’re such a dirty flirt,” Kylie said approvingly. “But no, thanks. You see, I never regret sex. I want to do something far more questionable.”

Kyoko sniffed. Gave her a once-over. “You’re the poster child for straight-laced, well-bred goodness. Your bra probably matches your panties. What would a questionable choice be for you—crossing the street without looking both ways?”

Her doubt was understandable. Kylie, with all her sweetness, had quickly become part of the team. That included all of them teasing her. Kyoko wore only black leather. Winter, summer, didn’t matter. She had seven piercings—only four of which Cam had ever seen—innumerable tattoos and read obituaries to cheer herself up. Kylie couldn’t be more opposite from their driver.

Except when they were in bed. Or on a bench. Or tangled up in stage curtains. When they had sex, Kylie was game for everything Cam wanted to do. The dichotomy of her sweetness meshed with her willingness to get down and dirty turned him on more than ever before. He couldn’t get enough of her—naked or dressed.

“You don’t think I’ve got an edge.” There was a note of challenge in Kylie’s voice.

Grabbing the salsa, Kyoko dumped it liberally onto her quesadilla. “You’re about as edgy as a marble.”

“Then you won’t object to helping me?”

Jones dropped to his knees, put his hands together and looked up at the ceiling. “There is a God. And he has finally delivered girl-on-girl action straight to our tour bus. My prayers have been answered.”

“Damn it, Jones, one of these days you’re going to get us slapped with a lawsuit.” Jake bent at the waist in a half bow. “My apologies to the ladies. We’ve tried to train him. He knows what he says is wrong. He just doesn’t care.”

After thoroughly chewing and carefully swallowing, Cam cleared his throat. “Kylie, what did you have in mind?”

“I want a tattoo.”

Cam almost groaned. The perfect woman had just gone up one more notch in perfection. Tattoos were hot. God, he’d give just about anything to push their plates aside and take her right here on the table. Where would Kylie have it done? On the back of her neck? When he kissed her there, she shivered. He could imagine tracing dark ink with his tongue to make her tremble.


The Opposite of Right - Book 1 in the Bad Decisions trilogy

Kylie Stafford has spent her whole life doing exactly what’s expected. The right major, the right sorority, the right guys, just like her mother and her sister before her. But when everything falls apart for her, Kylie wonders if doing everything right has been utterly wrong. There’s only one way to find out.

She decides to try making all the wrong choices for three months. Hit on a tattoo-covered rock musician? Check. Go back to his dressing room for a hot hook-up against the wall? Gulp. Drop everything to be a roadie for him to binge on more of the best sex of her life? Maybe. Start falling for him despite her better judgment? Um….yeah. Figure out why doing everything that seems wrong feels so darn right?

Publisher: Christi Barth
SeriesBad Decisions #1 
Format: ebook, paperback
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Buying Links:  Amazon* | Barnes & Noble | iBooks* | Kobo
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  1. thank you for sharing the excerpt, i love the cover!

  2. What a fun excerpt! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. I think I'd like this one Bea, definitely my genre!!

    1. I hope you enjoy it. I like Barth's writing.


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