Author Michelle Abbott is here today with an #EggcerptExchange post about her book, Jem, and an interview with her book’s hero.
Growing up, all Jem knew was hatred and the pain from his father’s fists. Taunted by the kids at school, he was alone, until a girl with carrot coloured hair sat next to him.
She was his angel, and he knew he’d love her forever. But Jem’s father hurts him in a way he never expected by taking him away from her.
Now eighteen, scarred inside and out, Jem trusts no one and has worked hard to ensure he’ll never be helpless again. But then he runs into his angel. The only problem is she doesn’t recognize him. Jem needs her to remember him, to show him that their time together meant to her what it did to him. For once in his life he wants to have mattered to someone, to her.
Devon is attracted to the muscular, tattooed, pierced hottie standing by the pub quiz machine. That is, until he punches a guy clean across the bar for daring to touch him. She’s had her fill of violent men and intends to avoid this one at all costs.
Excerpt from JEM:
I can’t believe I’m being this bold, but I need him. I need some comfort, I need to feel safe. I want to forget that Connor has violated my space. And I can’t deny that I’ve been attracted to him from the start. Now is as good a time as any to act on it. We’re standing by my bed, facing each other. He looks awkward. I feel a nervous laugh bubbling inside me. Awkward is a strange look on him, he’s always so confident and self-assured. Maybe he’s having second thoughts. Before he has chance to change his mind I reach for the hem of his t-shirt. His muscles quiver as I slide his shirt up over his stomach. He grabs the hem, tugs it off over his head and lets it fall to the floor. Oh good, he’s eager. He stares at me, his pupils are dilated, his eyes look black. His lips are parted and he breaths heavily. His arms hang loose at his sides as his eyes rake over my body from head to toe. I shiver. He’s so strong, power radiates from him and I wonder if I can handle what I’m about to unleash.
A bit about Jem, the hero of this #EggcerptExchange book:
Job? I work at an amusement arcade, fixing the machines when they go wrong, handing out change and that kind of thing. It pays my bills, it’s local and the hours suit me.
Currently residing in…? Hemsby in Norfolk. I’ve got a trailer right by the sea. There’s nothing like walking along the beach every morning. It keeps me calm.
Level of schooling, or self-taught? I had to quit school when I was small because my asshole of a father moved us all at the last minute after someone reported him to social services for child cruelty. He never enrolled me in another school. I taught myself all I need to know.
Favorite food? Don’t have one. I eat to live, I don’t live to eat.
Most important goal? To get Devon to remember me and love me again. To take care of her and show her that I never forgot her and never stopped loving her.
Link to Book Trailer https://youtu.be/nTdu_5ywpJ4
About Michelle Abbott:
Michelle Abbott lives in the UK and hates describing herself in 3rd person.
She loves to write new adult romance about heroes who begin as the underdog and are protective of their girl.
She’s an avid reader of romance, is addicted to coffee and loves wine and chocolate, so yeah, not the most healthy eating and drinking habits 🙂 She spends way too much time online when she should be writing. She collects teddy bears and occasionally knits a couple of rows on a sweater she started years ago, which she may eventually finish in time to wear for her funeral 🙂
Images: #EggcerptExchange logo, Tina Gayle; all others, Michelle Abbott