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Temptation Thursdays & $25 GC Giveaway: “Rising Assets” by Rebecca Zanetti

Apr 3
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What better way to choose a great book for your weekend escape than by reading a sexy excerpt? 

Hence my feature, CABR Presents Temptation Thursdays :)


Today’s excerpt is from RISING ASSETS by Rebecca Zanetti.
There’s also a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway, part of the RA tour 🙂



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Friends with benefits was never the plan…


Melanie Jacobs is in trouble. With three jobs—including running her ranch—and dwindling funds, she’s exhausted. Not to mention desperately trying to hide a secret. Unfortunately, her best friend Colton Freeze knows all too well that’s something is going on, and he won’t give up until he knows exactly what he needs to fix.


Then Colton learns the truth—that Melanie’s future happiness rests in the fickle hands of fate, and her chances for having a family are shrinking with every passing day. Her only comfort is Colton, but when a heated argument between them turns into an even hotter kiss, the boundaries of their friendship are erased, leaving only a scorching-hot hunger for more.


Every kiss—every touch—is a stolen pleasure. But will their new friends-with-sexy-benefits arrangement bring them closer together, or destroy everything they once shared?


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Introduction to Rebecca Zanetti’s TEMPTATION THURSDAYS excerpt from “Rising Assets”:

Thank you for having me over here for Temptation Thursdays!

RISING ASSETS, which just released at a sale price for less than a dollar, is about a sexy cowboy who falls for his best friend and includes wild horses, meddling townspeople, and the risk of love.

I hope you enjoy the excerpt!



Colton ran his knuckle down the side of her face. “We both know I could have you begging, totally at my mercy, within minutes.”

Her gasp should’ve warned him. “Mercy?”

“Yes.” He kept his gaze on her smooth skin.

And thus didn’t see her leg shoot out to hook his. She took him down in a quick move he’d taught her about four years previous, turning them until he landed hard on his chest, her strong thighs straddling his back.

Her ass hit his just as she slipped an arm under his neck and pulled.

Then, against all logic, he burst into laughter. Not chuckles, not light amusement, but full-bore belly laughs that came from deeper than his heart.

Her execution of the move was beautiful.

He could barely breathe, his neck pulled back, her arm cutting off his air. The cold wooden floor chilled his skin, while his blood heated with lust.

“Stop laughing,” Melanie hissed, pulling harder.

He couldn’t help it. Tears gathered in his eyes, and even with her chokehold gaining strength, he couldn’t stop laughing.

Until she released his neck, grabbed his hair, and smashed his forehead into the floor.

Pain radiated through his entire skull. He stopped laughing.

She. Did. Not.

Using his knee, he flipped over, grabbed her arms, and rolled until she lay flat on her back beneath him. “That last move is supposed to knock an opponent unconscious,” he ground out, his head aching.

She rolled her eyes. “You’re fine.”

“I didn’t teach you those moves to use against me.” He fought to tamp down on a temper that suddenly wanted to roar.

“You shouldn’t laugh at people. There are consequences.” She glanced up at his pounding forehead and blanched.

His temper settled. “You believe in consequences, baby?”

She stilled, her gaze flashing to his. “Uh—”

He reached down, spun them around, and ended up in a position he never thought he’d see, with Melanie Murphy Alana Jacoby over his knee, ass in the air. He brought his hand down hard to gain her attention.

She yelped and tried to scoot away. “Colton!”

He easily kept her in place and laughed, his good humor restored. “You’re staying here until you apologize for trying to bash in my skull.”

“I should’ve tried harder.” She half-laugh and half-bellowed. “Now let me go.”

He smacked her again. “No.”

“Damn it.” She kicked out her legs. “This isn’t right.”

He paused. “You’re right. This is all wrong.” He reached for the waist of her skirt and yanked it off her legs, almost groaning at the sexy black thong that left her pinkening buttocks exposed. He ran a finger along the seam of material. “This is pretty.”

“I am so going to kick your ass—” She shrieked as he smacked her again. “Damn it, Colt—”

Smack. “Apologize, Mel.” Smack. “Though this is fun.” Smack. Smack. Smack.

His dick pulsed in agreement with each playful hit. He settled her more comfortably across his thighs and bit back a harsh groan at the contact. If he didn’t get inside her soon, he might explode.

“You’re getting turned on by this?” She gurgled, laughing while struggling with all her strength.

“Oh yeah.” His palm print was outlined on her gorgeous ass. “I could do this all day. So you might want to apologize.” He smacked her again for good measure.



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USA Today Bestselling Author, Rebecca Zanetti, has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.


Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day–or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.



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