Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Excerpt and Giveaway: Ruining Mr. Perfect by Marie Harte

I'm happy to bring you an excerpt and giveaway from Ruining Mr. Perfect by Marie Harte. I love this series and this installment. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck!

Ruining Mr. Perfect (The McCauley Brothers, #3)
Series: The McCauley Brothers #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casa
Publication Date: 10/7/14



It's Not Easy Being Right...

Vanessa Campbell is a CPA by day and a perfectionist by night. She's fit, successful...and decidedly lonely. She can't stop thinking about the youngest McCauley brother, Cameron. He's just like her: smart, attractive, and usually right—except when dealing with her.

...But Someone's Got To Do It.

Cameron McCauley likes Vanessa a little too well. She's a blond goddess with a razor-sharp tongue. She hates to be wrong, just like him. But she can hold a grudge and is stubborn to a fault—also like him.

A past misunderstanding has them rubbing each other the wrong way. Cam is dying to shake Vanessa up—get her to let loose. But if he succeeds, can his heart handle it?


“This is nice,” he said and looked into her eyes. “Being with you.”

“Um, yes.” She felt her cheeks heat. Stupid. “It is.”

His slow smile warmed her all over again. “So you want to tell me the rules now?”


“Please. After you finished screaming my name—”

“I don’t recall screaming your name.”

“—and after I had my wicked way with you, reason returned. We’re a lot alike, you know. Rational, intelligent, concerned about tomorrow. Always looking ahead.”

That flattering comparison she could live with. “And?”

“And you’re no doubt wondering what tonight meant in terms of our relationship.”

His cool detachment irked her. “Oh?”

“See? I even know that frosty tone. I somehow offended you without intending to.” Far from looking abashed, Cameron grinned. It should be illegal to be so charming, handsome, and assured of his appeal. “Vanessa, I really like you. For more than the sex, though the sex is… The sex is something we need to do a lot. To get really, really good at it.”

She smirked. “Uh-huh.”

“I think we should try a few dates and see what happens.”

“As in, we’re dating.”

“Isn’t that what I just said?”

“Just you and me.”

“Well, I sure the hell don’t want to double with Flynn or Brody anytime soon.” He grimaced. “I love the guys, but they can be such assholes.”

“True.” She worried her lower lip, then immediately stopped when she realized Abby did the same thing all the time when nervous. God forbid she take on her roommate’s neuroses. “We enjoy each other’s company, like the same foods, love to exercise, and we’re far more intelligent than the people we live with.”


“Intelligence is important to me.” She sounded like a babbling idiot, and the captivated look on his face made her feel even more moronic.

“Me too.”

“So what if things don’t work out? Not that I’m leaning toward anything long-term, but when Brody and Abby hit the wall, we didn’t get along. You and I.”

“Actually, we got along fine. You were the one with the bug up your ass. You were also in the wrong; you just refused to admit it.”

“Excuse me—”

“But I forgive you.”

“Forgive this.” She shot him the finger.

Instead of volleying back an insult, he laughed, dragged her into his lap, and kissed her.

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The McCauley Brothers Series


The Troublemaker Next Door (The McCauley Brothers, #1)  How to Handle a Heartbreaker (The McCauley Brothers, #2)  Ruining Mr. Perfect (The McCauley Brothers, #3)  What to Do with a Bad Boy (The McCauley Brothers, #4)

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MH2croppedMarie Harte is an avid reader who loves all things paranormal and futuristic. Reading romances since she was twelve, she fell in love with romance and happy endings and knew writing was her calling. Years later after the Marine Corps, Information Technology, and 60 hour work weeks, her dream has finally come true.

Marie lives in Oregon with her family and is constantly reading and writing.

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  1. I loved this installment too. Cam was a little overly sensitive sometimes, but I still liked him.

  2. I've not heard of this series before, but it reminds me a lot of Julie James books, and the ones I've read so far I loved! Also this excerpt was just wonderful! Thanks for sharing and for putting these books on my radar! :)

  3. I haven't yet read any of these, but they are on my list!

  4. This looks like a really interesting series. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway :)

  5. I bought the first two books after reading your reviews and I'm excited to read them, Andrea. These two sound like a lot of fun from that excerpt! :D
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thanks to you these are my reading assignment for next week :P

  7. I don't know who my favorite is yet, because I haven't read any of the books. But I look forward to reading them all. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  8. I really want to get started on this series! The covers are just too cute and I love the sound of them. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I keep meaning to read these books but I haven't yet so no favorite - yet.

  10. Cute excerpt, Andrea! I'll have to check the series out. Thanks for sharing! :)

  11. Sounds like a great series. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I honestly don't have a favorite. All four have a lot of great qualities. :-)

  13. I just love the covers on this series. They're so simple yet make such an impact! I have book one and will some day find a way to squeeze it in between review books :D

  14. Adorable covers. The h/h sound frustrating but fun!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  15. This sounds like such a fun series. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I'll be starting this tomorrow once I finish Dragonfly In Amber. I'm not as excited about Cam and Vanessa but maybe they can change my mind :)

  17. I haven't read this series yet. Can't wait to check it out.

  18. I haven't read the series yet but it sounds like a fun read!


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