May 17, 2013

Blog Tour: Friends & Lovers Trilogy by Bethany Lopez – Excerpt with G!veaway

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Friends & Lovers Trilogy by Bethany Lopez

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This is a New Adult title – Meant for readers 18 and older.

In a small town, it’s hard to recover from being dumped by your high school sweetheart. That’s just what Briana has to do after Colin leaves her to follow his dreams. She focuses her energy into her friendships and the pursuit of her own goal of becoming a chef. Just when she finally feels like she’s on the right path, he comes back to town.

Colin knew breaking up with Briana before leaving for college was the right thing to do. He was determined to leave small-town life behind forever, and that included his high school girlfriend. But when a sports injury puts him on the sidelines, he’s forced to return home. Seeing Briana again brings back a lot of memories, and Colin wonders if he made the right decision. It doesn’t take long for him to realize he wants her back, and this time, he wants to make it last.

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Make it Last (Friends & Lovers #1) by Bethany Lopez

This is a New Adult Title – Meant for Readers 18 & Older.

Up until now, Nicole’s life has been mapped out for her. She’d go to college, marry Jake and become the upstanding minister’s wife. When she leaves that life to begin again in a small town in Texas, she finally has the freedom to live as she chooses. There, she meets Kent, a guy whose charm and passion make it hard to stick to her morals.

Dodging his father’s fists and protecting his twin sister made Kent into the man he is today. He learned by watching his mother stay by his father’s side that it’s better to keep relationships simple. Then he meets Nicole. Her sweet smile and genuine response to him land like punches to his resolve. After a lifetime of learning to protect his heart, can he finally let down his guard?

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I Choose You (Friends & Lovers #2) by Bethany Lopez

This is a New Adult Title – Meant for Readers 18 & Older.

Roni’s dreams of becoming a contemporary dancer were smashed under the brutal rage of her ex-husband’s fists. Getting divorced and starting over at the age of twenty-two was never her plan, but maybe in Texas, she’ll find her path. When the town’s local player, Rich, opens a Rec Center, she sees a way to rekindle her dancing dreams…and maybe have a little fun with her sexy new boss.

Rich never expected to fulfill his dreams in the town he planned to leave behind, but that’s just what he’s doing. His reputation as a noncommittal ladies’ man might make it challenging to earn respect in the business world, but he’s willing to prove that he’s serious. In fact, when it comes to pursuing Roni, he’s more than willing. But she’s taking a page out of his book, not wanting to risk another relationship. Can he convince her that his playboy days are over and that she can trust him with her heart?

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Trust in Me (Friends & Lovers #3) by Bethany Lopez

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Kent, Rich, Nicole, and Briana
            “Is this the one that Roni will be using,” Kent asked.
            “Yup,” Rich answered. “There is a small room in the back that she can use as an office.”
            “I’m sure she’s thrilled,” Kent said with a smile. “I can see her in here. If you guys haven’t seen Roni dance, you’re in for a treat.”
            “She’s amazing,” Nicole added. Rich just nodded his head in agreement, then ushered them out of the space.
            He gestured down the hall back towards the entrance, where the construction crew was working. “That will be a large resale area. I’ll talk to the instructors for input on things that clients will need for their classes, as well as items they think would sell well.”
            “Oooh, goody,” Briana said, her eyes brightening at the idea. “I have some catalogs I can show you.”
            Rich chuckled at her enthusiasm and said, “Sounds good, Bree.”
            He showed them the section that the construction crew would work on last. It was where the rooms for the other classes, such as Art and Music, would be built. They walked back towards the fitness center and Boxing area. Rich was excited about showing them his favorite part of the Center.
            This time it was the guys turn to make sounds of pleasure and stroke the equipment lovingly, while the girls stood back and laughed.
            “Would you like us to leave you alone,” Briana asked in jest.
About the Author:
Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult series. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her novels through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
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  1. Bethany Lopez

    Thanks for posting!

  2. Martina Koleva

    Is the giveaway international by any chance? I love the sound of all three books and I’d love to read them!

  3. Sandra H.

    I loved the first book in this series. I can’t wait to read books 2 and 3. Thank you for the giveaway.

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