A guitar strummed from the back and she gaped at the stage. She almost choked on
her wine when Diego tapped the microphone. Sitting on one of the stools, he strummed
the guitar strings gently. His eyes searched her face, reaching into her thoughts. “This
song is for my beautiful lady.”
Oh. God. Her heart hammered from the way he pronounced beautiful—like it was
A small applause erupted behind her, but she couldn’t take her eyes off him. He
continued to stroke his guitar, but his eyes didn’t leave hers either. The chords and
melody echoed off the walls in a beautiful pattern, but she couldn’t focus on it. My lady,
he’d said. She shouldn’t feel so happy by his choice of words, but she did. Did it mean
anything? Was she his only? How could a well-known musician be into her?
His long fingers mesmerized her—the ones that hadn’t left her body practically all
night. Now they stroked the strings, pricking and prodding, forming delicate sounds. Just
like his touches. Delicate. Light. Comforting. He didn’t sing any words, but he spoke to
her from the music. He was playing for her, for Christ’s sake. In public. In a restaurant. In
the middle of their made-up Venice.
Could her life stimulation get any better?
When he finished playing and the applause died down, his eyes told her the answer.
Yes. This could get better. He offered her everything she thought she’d never have. Fun.
Adventure. Life. Love.
Shy accountant Veronica Bass is determined to live it up a little before settling down with a perfectly respectable man to live a perfectly respectable life, just the way her mother wants.
So when rock star Diego Diaz flashes his bedroom eyes at her during a wedding reception, Veronica swallows her shyness and leads him to the nearest hotel room. Now this total sex god keeps popping up in her life, and she finds herself telling some not-so-little white lies to keep him interested.
Diego's world evolves around music, women throwing themselves at him, and having fun. His lifestyle hasn't allowed him to find the right girl to settle down with until now, but his own secret stands in the way of forming a lasting relationship with Veronica.
Is their love destined to last for only a New York minute?
Melinda is a multi-published contemporary romance author with books from Crimson Romance, Swoon Romance and The Wild Rose Press represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency. She lives in Guatemala, Central America with her husband/college sweetheart who brings "mucho amor" to her life. Melinda enjoys being the queen of her household and dreams of being pampered fully by her three boys once they are grown. Melinda's guilty pleasures include reality t.v., traveling, blogging and playing Farmville.
Stay tuned for my upcoming review of New York Minute!