By Samanthe Beck
He’ll teach her how to bring a man to his knees…
Dr. Ellie Swan has a plan: open her practice in tiny Bluelick, Kentucky, so she can keep an eye on her diabetic father, and make hometown golden-boy Roger Reynolds fall in love with her. But Ellie has a problem. Roger seeks a skilled, sexually adventurous partner, and bookish Ellie doesn’t qualify.
Tyler Longfoot only cares about three things: shaking his bad boy image, qualifying for the loan his company needs to rehab a piece of Bluelick’s history, and convincing Ellie to keep quiet about the “incident” that lands him on her doorstep at two a.m. with a bullet in his behind.
The adorable Dr. Swan drives a mean bargain, though. If sex-on-a-stick Tyler will teach Ellie how to bring a man to his knees, she’ll forget about the bullet. Armed with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Sex and Tyler’s lessons, Ellie is confident she can become what Roger needs…if she doesn’t fall for Tyler first.
About Private Practice
Title: Private Practice
Author: Samanthe Beck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 2013
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Praise for Private Practice: “Passionate and laugh out loud funny with a super sexy hero who gets all As between the sheets.” - USA TODAY Bestselling Author Cari Quinn
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Bad Boys and Why We Love Them
Thanks to Erzabet’s Enchantment for having me today to talk about one of my favorite topics of all time—heroes! Alphas, betas, tortured heroes, playboys—love ‘em all—but there’s a soft spot in my heart for the bad boy hero. Yes, it sounds like an oxymoron at first, but then you meet a few and it all makes sense!
One of the best parts about writing “Private Practice” was the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with my bad boy hero, Tyler Longfoot. He’s six-foot, two inches of Harley-riding, hard-playing naughtiness, and just the right man to show my straitlaced heroine, Dr. Ellie Swann, how to unleash her inner wild woman.
Writing a good bad boy means walking a fine line. Why? Because he can be criminal, but not sleazy. Dangerous, but not unredeemable. I can forgive a hero for, say, having the kind of bourbon-fueled night of bad judgment that lands him on the skinny end of his best friend’s small game rifle, (which Tyler does), yet I can never forgive him for swindling a little old lady out of her fortune, (which he would never do in a million years). I wanted a hero who would rip off Ellie’s panties and hijack her heart, but not rip off her credit card and hijack her FICO score.
Getting Tyler right meant understanding what draws women to the rebellious bad-ass type in the first place. Sure, looks play a part, but Tyler’s more than just a pretty face. So, what attracts us to those untamed heartbreakers? Here’s my top five:
1) Maybe a little of his bad boy mojo will rub off on you. This is what initially attracts Ellie to Tyler. He’s a walking, talking wealth of sexual experience and she’s in the market for a man to help her shed her school-nerd image and teach her how to drive a man to his knees. He’s just what the doctor ordered!
2) He doesn’t care what your mother thinks of him. Or you father. Or your best friend. He lives life by his own code, and as long as he can face the man in the mirror without flinching, he’s content. I’ll admit, in real life, this might make for a tense Thanksgiving, but in fiction, there’s something downright panty-melting about a man who doesn’t kiss anybody’s ass. Tyler doesn’t like the way Ellie’s father treats her, and, although Ellie wishes he’d let her dad’s bad behavior slide, Tyler refuses. I loved him all the more for having the balls to step in and take charge.
3) If he thinks you look hot, you’ll know it, even if he never says a word. The bad-boy won’t shower you with flowery compliments. He’s a man of action. Ellie stresses about her ability to pull off the sexy before her first “date” with Tyler, right up until he snags her foot under the restaurant table, slips her sandal off, and shows her exactly what effect she has on him. Message received, loud and clear. No words necessary.
4) He’s fun and unpredictable. The bad boy isn’t going to follow your plans, and you’ll most likely end up in some places you wouldn’t normally frequent, but he’ll make you laugh and broaden your horizons. Ellie never envisioned going shopping for…accessories….at the local adult toy emporium, Slap n’ Tickle, but, thanks to Tyler, she has a very memorable trip.
5) He knows a good thing when he finds it, and he’s not afraid to go after what he wants. The bad-boy doesn’t shy away from danger. Not even when the risk involves his heart. Once Tyler realizes Ellie is the one for him, he sets out to show her they were meant to be together. And when a bad-boy sets his mind to something, what chance does a girl have?
Did I capture the key qualities of the quintessential bad-boy? What do you think?
About Samanthe Beck
Sam was transfixed from an early age with any tale featuring a handsome prince, a great dress, and, of course, the all-important kiss, and eventually aspired to write her own happily-ever-afters. Naturally, she became a lawyer. The legal world heaved a sigh of relief a few years ago when Samanthe retired from law to take the plunge as a writer.
When not living the glamorous life of a romance author (i.e., chained to her computer), Samanthe keeps busy with the care and feeding of her extremely patient prince-charming of a husband, a not-so-patient ball of energy known as their son, a furry ninja named Kitty, and Bebe, the trash talkin’ Chihuahua. Their love, support, and willingness to eat Pizza Hut three or more times a week enables Samanthe to pursue her literary dreams.
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