#DFRAT Excerpt (+ a Giveaway): Personal Assets by Kelsey Browning

Posted July 25, 2013 by Holly in Features, Promotions | 18 Comments

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Sex therapist Allie Shelby has the professional credentials, but she could use a bit more practical experience. Finding the right man to bring out her inner bad girl is tough in a population-challenged Texas town. So when sinfully sexy Cameron Wright rolls back into Shelbyville, Allie wastes no time inviting him to join her in some hands-on research.

Cameron has come home to fulfill his dream of restoring classic cars. Back in high school, he knew the town princess, Allie Shelby, was way out of his league. Today he has even less in common with Allie, so he’s shocked as hell when she propositions him. Still, he’s only human, so he accepts her offer—and with each encounter, she shows him another, wilder side. Before long, he’s thinking about more than just sex.

But while her personal life heats up, Allie’s business is about to crash and burn. And she has to convince Cameron that she’s one princess who’s not looking for a prince to ride to her rescue.


Personal Assets finalExcerpt from Personal Assets by Kelsey Browning


“With my family’s history with your dad, it wouldn’t be smart for you and me to get involved.” He’d already told himself she wasn’t anything he was looking for in a woman, but his balls were going to kick his ass for turning her down.

“I’m not suggesting you become his son-in-law. We’re just talking about sex.”

Words that would’ve thrilled him a few years ago jabbed like an elbow to the chest instead. Dammit, he’d been to bed with plenty of women when no one wanted more than a good time between the sheets. But what had happened in Austin was supposed to stay in Austin.

Maybe he’d misunderstood. “No strings?”

“None. Other than I won’t see other men while I’m having sex with you. I expect the same courtesy. If you can’t promise that, we’ll pretend we never had this conversation.” Allie fiddled with the hem on her shorts, drawing his attention to the sticky Popsicle juice smearing the freckles on her thighs. “Look, I’m attracted to you, but I won’t be offended if you don’t feel the same.”

Her words cut in on his fantasy of licking up every drop of grape juice from her legs. Playing a sexy game of dot-to-dot with those pale freckles. Did they end at the tops of her thighs or would he find them even higher?

Another rush of blood surged below his belt. He was officially losing it. This day had started out a mess, and taking Allie up on her offer of a casual relationship would either make it better or more chaotic. Problem was, he wouldn’t know which until he said yes.

“Princess, attraction isn’t the problem.” Crap, he hadn’t meant to blurt that out. But truth was truth. Even wearing shapeless soccer shorts and beat-up tennis shoes, Allie was sexier than other women in tight skirts and high heels. The way she was dressed, her hair in a ponytail and smears of dirt on her face and legs, should’ve made her look like a twelve-year-old boy. What she looked like, though, was a woman who wouldn’t be afraid of being mussed up by steamy, sweaty sex.

Who would’ve thought the pretty little princess of Shelbyville had it in her?

Getting involved with her was a bad idea. His head knew it. But his dick and the rest of his body hadn’t received the message. Hell of a time for his internal voice mail to go on the blink.

“Great, then I’ll stop by your garage later this week and we can finish working out the sex thing.” She started to swing her legs off the end of the truck bed, but Cameron gripped one ankle to hold her in place.

How could she be so cool about this conversation when his skin was blistering? It was time to take back some control.

“I never said yes, princess.”

“But you didn’t say no.”

Hell, looked like she had his number.

Kelsey Browning - HeadshotFind out more about Kelsey:

Kelsey Browning writes sass kickin’ love stories full of hot heroes, saucy heroines and spicy romance. Personal Assets, the first in her four-book contemporary romance series, is on pre-order now. Originally from a Texas town smaller than the ones she writes about, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she’s either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she hangs out in northeast Georgia with Tech Guy, Smarty Boy, Bad Dog and Pharaoh, a Canine Companions for Independence puppy. She’s currently at work on the third book in her Shelbyville, Texas series. Give her a shout at Kelsey@KelseyBrowning.com or drop by www.KelseyBrowning.com. For info on her upcoming releases, subscribe to her Sass Kickin’ News. Find details on her group street team at http://www.facebook.com/groups/dangerousdarlings.

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18 responses to “#DFRAT Excerpt (+ a Giveaway): Personal Assets by Kelsey Browning

  1. I have far too many favorites to name here, but some of the very first ebooks that I read were Sarah McCarthy’s Promises series. After reading those I was hooked on digital books.

    • Lisa – I SOOO wish I had more time to read these days. We’re going on a mountain vacation soon though and I’m going to stock up on books. Thanks for the hint about Sarah McCarthy!


  2. catherine scott

    Looks good. I definitely wanted to keep reading. Thanks for the giveaway. I have quite a few ebook authors I could name but Alexa Grace and Rosalind James are two favorites.

  3. That is a tough question, Kelsey. I love so many Carina Press books and other digital-first imprints. I have met many new authors through them. I would say my FIRST favorite author from a digital-first imprint was Adrienne Giordano with Man Law. It was a Free Friday read on B&N and after I read that one I was hooked. Congrats and good luck on your debut book! 🙂

    • Amy –

      Thanks for stopping by today! Yeah, you got totally spoiled by reading Adrienne early on. Man Law is still one of my faves, and she just keeps getting better and better!

      Thanks for the wish of luck – I can use all the pixie dust I can get! 😀


  4. The first ebook only series I read was Dark Kings by Donna Grant. I was familiar with & enjoyed her work, so I didn’t really consider it a “risk” to purchase an ebook only series. I loved them, as expected. In the last year, I’ve definitely loosened up about purchasing “ebook only” stories.

    • Michelle –

      I find I’m often more willing to take a risk since the e-book price points are in the $2-5 range. What about you?

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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