Excerpt (+ Giveaway): The Best Kind of Trouble by Lauren Dane

Posted August 25, 2014 by Holly in Giveaways, Promotions | 14 Comments

Today we have an excerpt of The Best Kind of Trouble (Hurley Boys, Book 1) by Lauren Dane , which releases tomorrow. This is a spin-off of her Brown Siblings and Delicious series’, about four rocker brothers who make up the band Sweet Hollow Ranch.

the best kind of trouble

She has complete control…and he’s determined to take it away

A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton’s world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley….

And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.

Even after years of the rock-and-roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more…even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there’s a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved—and the only compromise is between the sheets!




Read an excerpt:


Copyright 2014, Lauren Dane

All Rights Reserved, Harlequin Enterprises

Releasing August 26!


She hadn’t realized how much she’d missed him until she’d walked out of the library and saw him standing there. A phone call meant she’d have some distance from him. But Paddy Hurley in the flesh? That smile?

As they cleaned the kitchen up, she was glad, so glad, she brought him home. Glad she shared with him. Glad he was there with her. Tuesday probably would say I told you so for that.

“So. I have a proposal.”

She looked back over her shoulder as she tucked the hand towel on the ring. “That so? What is this proposal then?”

“I have doughnuts. I think we should go to your room and eat them naked in your bed.”

She paused. “As proposals go, that’s a pretty good one.

She walked past him, swatting his behind on the way. “Let’s be sure that sex is on that menu too.”

“That goes without saying when you’re alone with me and there’s naked involved.”

She left Tuesday a note saying things were okay between her and Paddy and that they were busy for a bit. She figured Tuesday would know when she got home if Natalie wasn’t around and her door was closed, but it never hurt to be extra sure. The last thing she wanted was Tuesday barging in and catching her and Paddy in bed.

Paddy kicked her door closed and backed her to the bed. “Maybe you can eat that doughnut while I eat you. It’s been like a week since I’ve tasted you.”

She swallowed hard. “I might choke. Maybe we can eat them afterward.”

“Damn, you’re putting doughnuts aside for me? You really are trying.”

She laughed as she pulled his sweater off, tossing it in a nearby chair. He undid her blouse and slid it from her arms, kissing her shoulder and across her collarbone. He paused at the hollow of her throat and breathed in deep. “I’ve missed you like crazy.”

It had only been a few days rather than his exaggerated week, but she’d missed him too. Missed the way he’d been part of her life.

“I missed you too.” She petted his beard.

She realized she’d started doing that recently. Petting it and soothing herself. It made her laugh and he paused.

“Um. Should I be concerned you’re laughing?”

“I just realized your beard is my comfort object. I pet it like a blankie and it soothes me.”

He kissed her fingertips. “Whatever gets you hot. Feel free to pet me wherever and whenever you please.”

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LaurenDane_highresAbout Lauren:

The story goes like this: While on pregnancy bed rest, Lauren Dane had plenty of down time so her husband took her comments about “giving that writing thing a serious go” to heart and brought home a secondhand laptop. She wrote her first book on it before it gave up the ghost. Even better, she sold that book and never looked back.


Today Lauren is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over sixty novels and novellas across several genres. For more information visit her website at www.laurendane.com

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14 responses to “Excerpt (+ Giveaway): The Best Kind of Trouble by Lauren Dane

  1. Jeanine

    I do not believe I’ve read Lauren Dane before, but this one looks good! I’ll have to check it out 🙂

  2. I am a fan of Ms Dane’s writing voice, particularly her Federation books, but the Brown siblings’ and related stories are just lovely to me. Here’s wishing her great success with this new series!

    Thank you, ladies, for hosting this giveaway!

  3. Sue G.

    Great line: “I have doughnuts. I think we should go to your room and eat them naked in your bed.”

    Thanks for the chance!

  4. weird. I left a comment when I was on my phone but do not see it here… well, anyway, i LOVE Lauren Dane’s books and all the characters that she creates.

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