‘Gauge’ by Cara Nelson is now available at Amazon!
Gauge Bronson has a simple rule: never mix business with pleasure. As the lead singer and guitarist of ProVokaTiv, he has his fair share of girls throwing themselves at him, but he refuses to get involved with clingy groupies or women he works with.When beautiful, beguiling Brynn joins the tour, though, he can’t deny there’s something about her he finds irresistible. It’s been a long time since a woman didn’t fawn over him. He’ll have to keep his appetite in check and keep her at a distance if he’s going to remember that she’s off limits.Aspiring journalist Brynn Morgan has been given the chance of a lifetime to interview a rock band for a new magazine and launch her career. When she learns her assignment is the band Provocative, whose music she’s never liked, any disappointment is overshadowed by her excitement and determination to write a killer story.

Plus, the fact that she’s not a fan will make it that much easier to keep things professional. One look at Gauge, though, and she feels an instant attraction to the cocky, tattooed rocker. But despite the sparks flying between them, she’s got a job to do.

As Brynn heads out on a world tour with the band and tries to get them to spill their secrets, the sizzling chemistry between her and Gauge becomes harder and harder to ignore…

50,000 words – A novel.

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Excerpt

I opened my eyes and saw Gauge looking at me.  So much energy was in his dark eyes that they almost seemed to turn hazel, lighting up as he released his inhibitions and allowed his desires to take hold.
Gauge lowered me onto his bed and slid next to me.  I could feel his heart racing as much as mine. Our hands were roaming each other’s bodies with urgency, exploring what we’d only seen previously—had been within inches of, but never dared to touch.
Soft hands slid up under my t-shirt and felt my stomach.  When Gauge’s pinky slowly teased my hip line I felt myself rocking toward him, ready to experience more.  I was undeniably aroused and ready to pursue whatever avenue this moment took me.  I was vulnerable, and it was exciting.
A soft moan came from within me. Gauge pressed his lips on my ear now, gently nibbling it.  My hands were on top of his t-shirt. I felt his arousal pressing into my leg. We continued to entwine our bodies into each other, melting together like two lit candles next to each other, slowly becoming one.
I felt his hand underneath my back, pressing against it and trying to get me to sit up, which I immediately did.  With my hair half covering my face, I raised my arms, eager for his hands to slide my t-shirt off and continue our exploration.
Our eyes locked. I don’t know how or why but something had suddenly changed.  The exotic trance was gone and I was staring at Gauge, who had gone back to his cautious, self-preserving persona.
“I’m sorry,” he said.
My face turned red and I immediately lowered my arms, wrapping them around me protectively.  I felt like such a heel.
“I got carried away.  I shouldn’t have done that,” he added.
“Yeah, you’re probably right.  Not a great move.”
Despite him being right next to me and practically on top of me, I managed to roll away, gaining a safe distance by standing up at the opposite side of the bed.  Not one to handle embarrassing situations very well, I smiled and said, “So, I guess you forgive me?”
Gauge smiled, but it was robotic.  His thoughts were clearly somewhere else now—almost like he was in damage control mode.
OMG—was I damage control?“Well, I have some work to do.  I’d better get going,” I said.  The words sounded so awkward as they rolled off my tongue, making me feel even more ridiculous.
“I’ll see you later,” Gauge said.  He was still sitting on the bed. I could see his chest moving in and out, his one hand rubbing his head like he was trying to force a thought out.

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