Today we have the release week tour for Layla Hagen’s Your Forever Love. I am so excited to share this with you! Check it out and grab your copy today! About Your Forever Love: Eric Callahan is a powerful man, and his sharp business sense has earned him the nickname Shark. Yet under the strict façade is a man who loves his daughter and would do anything for her. When he and his daughter move to San Francisco for three months, he has one thing in mind: expanding his business on the West Coast. As a widower, Eric is not looking for love. He focuses on his company, and his daughter. Until he meets Pippa Bennett. She captivates him from the moment he sets eyes on her, and what starts as unintentional flirting soon spirals into something neither of them can control. Pippa Bennett knows she should stay away from Eric Callahan. After going through a rough divorce, she doesn’t trust men anymore. But there’s something about Eric that just draws her in. He has a body made for sin, and a sense of humor that matches hers. Not to mention that seeing how adorable he is with his daughter melts Pippa’s walls one by one. The chemistry between them is undeniable, but it’s the connection that grows deeper every day that has both of them wonder if love might be within their reach. When it’s time for Eric and his daughter to head back home, will he give up on the woman who has captured his heart or will he do everything in his power to remain by her side?
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“Will you warn me next time you plan to do something dangerous?” she screeched at him, regaining her footing.
She marched right up to him in the open hatch to the wheelhouse, and stood her ground, while the leviathan sailed right on past them. With any luck, that maneuver had done the trick.
Drew couldn’t help himself. Despite the frantic situation, he cupped her neck and drew her in for a smacking kiss. They didn’t have time for it, but he needed to feel her lips against his.
“I promise,” he said, grinning as he released her. “See to your friends. I’ll get us the hell out of here.”
He turned back to the controls, but he hadn’t even touched them when he heard a horrendous snap that reverberated through the length of the boat. Everything shuddered for a moment, and he had to think hard about what might’ve happened below decks. None of the alarms were going off, so they weren’t taking on water…yet. Something else must’ve… Leaning out over the side of the vessel, he realized what had happened.
Worse news, the leviathan had turned and was coming toward them again. Drew’s dangerous pivot hadn’t worked.
“That fucking beast just snapped my anchor Chain,” he growled, already forming a plan in his mind as he went for the bow, where the remainder of the chain dangled off the side of the boat. “Jetty! Get everyone down flat on the deck. I’m going to do something dangerous.”
Damned if Jetty didn’t grin at him. “Thanks for the warning.”
“Hey, I promised, didn’t I?” He sent her a wink, loving that she was as adventurous as him.
Calling on all the strength of his bear, he heaved the remnant of the massive anchor chain around his shoulders, having released it from its tether to the boat completely. Now he had a heavy length of chain he could use to keep the leviathan busy while they beat a retreat—if he could find the strength to wield it as he planned.
Drew chanted a prayer for strength, digging deep into the things his mother had tried to teach him about his innate magic and the power of the Goddess. He knew the Mother of All would be his ally against the forces of evil, and the creature waving its tentacles around wildly above the surface of the water as it searched for the injured mer was definitely evil.
He chanted as he began to slowly swing the chain, letting out slack as the massive links whistled through the air. He’d climbed to the top of the wheelhouse to get the maximum clearance. He’d have one shot at this—if that. A million things could go wrong with this plan, but he only needed to buy time for their escape.
He prayed as he’d never prayed before and waited for his moment, swinging the huge chain with greater and greater velocity. His concentration was total. He had to tie up as many tentacles as possible with his one and only throw. The longer the monster had to mess with the chain, the longer they’d have to make their escape.
Time slowed. All sound paused. The golden moment came, and Drew knew the exact moment to release the chain. It spun out from his hands, twisting and turning as it flew to its target.
Only when it hit, wrapping around every tentacle that showed above water—which were too numerous to count—did time start up again. There was no time for triumph. Drew had to get his precious cargo out of there with all possible haste.
He jumped off the roof of the wheelhouse, thanking the Goddess as he went, for Her aid. He’d felt Her with him, guiding him, lending him Her magnificent strength. He’d had a spiritual moment up there, on top of his boat, but he didn’t have time to savor it. Later, he promised himself. Later, he’d examine what had happened. Maybe talk it over with his mom, the priestess. Try to figure out what it meant.
Right now, he had to get them the hell out of Dodge.
He somersaulted into the wheelhouse, finding Jetty already there. She gunned the throttle when he gave the nod, and together, they steered them away from the leviathan, heading straight for the safety of the wards surrounding Grizzly Cove.
About Layla Hagen: I fell in Love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it Connect with Lyla: Website: https://twitter.com/laylahagen Facebook: https://facebook.com/LaylaHagenBooks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/laylahagen Enter Layla’s Giveaway:a Rafflecopter giveaway As a special bonus, today is the release of the audio book of YOUR IRRESISTIBLE LOVE by Layla Hagen! Grab your copy! Buy links for the AUDIO version: Title: Your Irresistible Love (The Bennett Family Series, Book 1) Amazon Tantor Buy links for the audio version: Amazon | Amazon UK | iBooks | Nook | Kobo | Google Play