Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway: Racing the Sun by Karina Halle

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Author Karina Halle whisks us off to Capri in her latest exciting release, Racing the Sun. This is the story of Amber and Desiderio, a sexy, adventurous and thoughtful romance between two people who learn to take chances, let their guards down, and ultimately, learn to love each other. And oooooh… have I got a super steamy scene to share with you today!!!

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Synopsis

From the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky comes a new adult novel about a young woman who becomes a nanny in Capri and falls for her charges’ bad-boy brother.

When I’m traveling, I feel like the secret to my life, to myself, to really becoming, is one step ahead. It’s in the next destination, the next town I get lost in, the next stranger I talk to. It’s always next but never here . . . 

After six months of backpacking and soul-searching across the world, Amber MacLean is flat broke. There are worse places for a twentysomething to be stuck than the Amalfi Coast, but the only way she can earn enough money for a plane ticket home to California is to teach English to two of the brattiest children she has ever met.

It doesn’t help that the children are under the care of their brooding older brother, ex-motorcycle racer Desiderio Larosa. Darkly handsome and oh-so-mysterious, the young master of the crumbling villa tests Amber’s patience and will at every turn—not to mention her hormones.

When her position turns into a full-time nanny gig, Amber grows dangerously closer to the enigmatic recluse. But can she give up the certainty of home for someone whose closely guarded heart feels a world apart from her own?

Excerpt

It’s rough against my skin but not painful, and he grabs on to a ledge with one hand while he yanks down my bikini top with the other. He nips and licks at my breasts and slides my bikini bottom to the side, slipping a few fingers between my legs. Everything feels so effortless, so silky in the water, while the rough cave wall presses against me, a contrast in textures. Though it takes me a few minutes to warm up, soon I’m pulling him toward me as he guides himself inside. He pushes in slowly, his lips going to my ear.

“You erase my fears,” he whispers, his breath hitching as he eases himself inside. “You give me life from all the death.” He kisses me hungrily on the lips and I expand around him, greedy for his words, for his sex, for his love.

His fingers start working my clit and he pounds me harder, my back hitting the wall. I’ll be scratched up later but it’s worth it. Worth it to feel him so deep inside of me, to be floating so freely. In this dark cave, I feel our lovemaking is taking us to another place, somewhere that transcends lust and desire. There is hope and light and as we float in the blue glow; there is hope.

And there is a hell of a lot of pleasure. I can feel my back sting from the salt but I’m so wild for him that the pain feels good. Everything feels good. No, amazing. My legs wrap tighter around him and he works me harder, his hips swiv­eling at all the right moments, his dick hitting all the right places. His mouth murmurs my name and his lips kiss my salty lips and his tongue teases my skin and I am his to have, again and again.

I don’t ever want this to stop, this freedom, this connec­tion. In the blue grotto we are soaring over colors and through light and we are moving as one, feeling as one.

This man has my heart. He has every part of me.

“I am going to come,” he says through a deep groan. “Come with me, mia leonessa. Please come with me.”

I always do.

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Don’t forget to check out Rock Stars of Romance tomorrow for the final episode in the RACING THE RELEASE excerpt chain, and follow along with all the other stops for the full Racing the Sun excerpt!

Day 1 – 7/13: Heroes and Heartbreakers
Day 2 – 7/14: Maryse’s Book Blog
Day 3 – 7/15: Natasha is a Book Junkie
Day 4 – 7/16: Vilma’s Book Blog
Day 5 – 7/17: Rock Stars of Romance

Reading Order

Each can be read as standalone

 

About Karina

karina halleKarina Halle is the New York Times bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, The Pact, Love in English, and other wild and romantic reads. A former travel writer and music journalist, she lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails, and devours a lot of books.

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Comments

  1. jjohnson09 says:

    Awesome!!

  2. Thanks for this scene of the book you shared with us here! can’t wait to read!

  3. Can’t wait to read this book! 🙂

  4. Betul E. says:

    Cant wait to read this book!! <3

  5. Maria Passia says:

    Thank you,can’t wait!

  6. Cathlyn Dyan Temporada says:

    AWESOME GIVEAWAY!! Thank you for doing this. I love to read this book!

  7. Barbara Murray says:

    Can’t wait to come out!!

    Thanks!!

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