F.L.E.S.H. by Daryl Devore (Book Spotlight)
FLame’s Electrifying Sexy Heat
by Daryl Devore
September 25, 2015
When secrets conflict with dreams, love explodes.
After a mistake by a surgeon’s scalpel shattered Fuchsia Quinn’s dance career, she picked up the pieces of her life and moved forward. As the owner of a small, struggling dance school in a depressed neighborhood she supplements her income with a late night job at a dive bar. Haunted by the fear of humiliation, if her secret is revealed, her life was under control until the night he walked into the bar.
Peyton Lang, having run from a bad neighborhood, lives the lifestyle of a successful billionaire. Frustrated that his current multi-million dollar project is stalled, Peyton drops in to LEATHER-ICIOUS for a simple drink and late night entertainment. What he saw was a beautiful redhead. What he found was he wanted her.
After a lusty night with a hot pole dancer, Peyton and Fuchsia’s worlds are about to collide.
Crawling up from the depths of sleep, Fuchsia snapped her eyelids open. I fell asleep. Teaching class? What will everyone thin… this isn’t my studio.
She glanced around the room: a door, a wall, a smiling Peyton, a window and… She shifted her gaze back to Peyton.
“Good morning.” He edged his chair closer to the bed.
“Well, that confirms it.” She placed her hand over her mouth to cover a yawn. “I’ve died and gone to hell.”
Peyton chuckled. “Score one for you. Yes, I guess I deserved that.”
Fuchsia shifted on the bed and adjusted the blanket to insure nothing enticing, like her leg or hip, was exposed. “What’re you doing here?”
“Making sure you didn’t die.”
Ouch! “Okay. Score that one for you. We’re even.” She allowed a small grin to cross her lips. “So I’ll try again, in a more reasonable tone. Ahem. What are you doing here?”
“Again, replying with making sure you didn’t die. You hit the ground pretty hard. In case you were wondering, nope, you didn’t bounce.”
She couldn’t stop the smile that blossomed.
The worry etched on his face dissolved. A twinkle filled his gaze. “There. That’s what I needed. To see you smile. Now I know you’re okay.”
She wanted to tell him she was overjoyed he was here and that she hadn’t woken up alone. He was waiting. For her. He cared. But at the same time, he was the enemy. He drove her rent up in an attempt to force her out of the studio and for the ignoble cause of making himself richer. She knew the name Peyton Lang. Most people did. But still, he was here, right next to her bed.
“So, have you decided to tell me to f-off?”
“No.” She pouted her bottom lip. “Guess I should be nice.”
“I tried to call your parents, but I only got an answering machine.”
“Thank you for trying, I should probably call.” She glanced around her hospital room. “Where’s my… stuff?”
“Clothes and purse are there.” He pointed at the small cabinet. Then he pulled her cellphone from his pocket. “Your battery was low so I charged it last night. I’ll give you some privacy.” He stood. “Would you like a real cup of coffee instead of the dishwater they serve patients?”
Her stomach rumbled. “And a muffin, if it wouldn’t be too much to ask?”
She glanced at the bed, then back up at Peyton. “Chocolate chip?”
“Since the last thing I saw you eat was that god-awful green shake thing, I’d be more than honored to get you a chocolate chip muffin. Cream and sugar?”
She held up her index finger. “One milk. No sugar.”
He exited the room, shaking his head and chuckling. “No sugar in the coffee, but a chocolate chip muffin.”[clear] Buy it here:
What people are saying about FL.E.S.H.
5 Star ***** This short story has all the qualities of a great story and it is all compacted in a manner that makes for a satisfying read. Ms. Devore has convinced me that I need to read more of her books, especially if they are written like this one was. One has the initial attraction between two people, their getting to know each other, the misunderstanding and the makeup between them…what more could one want???? Worth the read.
5 Star ***** Ms. Devore has done it again. As one of my favorite, and most anticipated authors, I found myself riveted to the characters and the surprising plot twist that threw me for a loop. I read all her books…what can I say.
5 Star ***** I had never read any of Daryl Devore’s books and man, am I glad I read this one! Peyton is the guy we all want and Fuchsia is a girl who is not giving up on her dreams. When the two collide, everything is turned upside down and the result is hot, but also laugh out loud funny. I will definitely have to read more of Devore’s books!
5 Star ***** This is the first book I have had the privilege of reading by Daryl Devote (Devore). I’m hooked!! Peyton and Fuchsia’s story was full of heat and love. Their playful banter had me laughing out loud. I would definitely recommend this book to my family and friends.
Daryl Devore lives in an in old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a large salt water aquarium full of fish and some house ghosts. Daryl loves to take long walks up her quiet country road, or snow shoe across the back acres and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flew high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.