First Chapter: Never Be Tamed by Clare James
Thanks for having me at Night Owl today! I’m thrilled to share the very first chapter of my new release, Never Be Tamed. This is an enemies-to-lovers romance about a reformed bad girl and the man who is supposed to stay far, far away!
The Ten Top Reasons Why Dogs are Better than Men
1. Dogs don’t judge you, even when you do something really, really stupid.
2. Dogs never come home drunk or cranky, but they don’t care if you do.
3. Dogs actually feel guilty when they’ve been bad.
4. Dogs don’t care how you look, or what you wear, or how much you weigh.
5. Dogs are always excited to see you, and they miss you when you’re gone.
6. Dogs love to cuddle, and won’t make you sleep in the wet spot.
7. Dogs always let you control the remote.
8. Dogs don't brag about the women they’ve slept with.
9. Dogs are loyal, good listeners who love unconditionally.
10. Dogs can be trained and, more importantly, tamed!
I studied the printout that my friend Tris had sent me as a joke, something he’d thought I’d appreciate. He was so right. I printed and laminated it and used it as my favorite bookmark. Little did Tris know how perfect it was, or how it’d become my mantra. One that, I might add, I was failing at miserably these days.
Since I’d royally screwed up my life freshman year, I’d been clear about the dog-to-guy hierarchy in my life. Dogs before dudes, and all that. I mean, guys were great at one thing, and one thing only…helping me control my hormones. But for the important things—like companionship, entertainment, and love—my heart belonged to the hounds.
Or it did.
Oscar, my beloved Airedale, looked up at me from the floor while someone else snoozed away in his rightful spot on my bed. I’d swear poor Oscar would flip me off if he had a middle finger. He released a low groan and turned away. I couldn’t blame him.
But honestly, Michael was one of the good guys. I was sure of it. Mostly.
Okay, I was hoping (praying!) he was, because I kinda liked having another human in bed with me, no offense to my good buddy.
Michael sighed in his sleep, his warm breath washing over my sensitive skin. He was a work of art, truly. Thick dark hair that stuck up in all directions in the morning, especially when he’d ravaged me the night before, olive skin that covered ripple upon ripple of lean muscle, and a face that belonged gracing the cover of magazines. He was bossy and protective as hell, but swoony and sweet at the same time. Yes, Michael was a supreme catch—he was all man, and he was all mine. At least for now.
Later today, however, would be the moment of truth—when he’d show me what he was really made of. It was funny (and by funny, I mean sad and pathetic) that even after all we’d shared together in the past few months, I had no idea what he was going to do. Would he bare his teeth and claim me as his, or tuck his tail between his legs and retreat?
My stomach knotted inside, because in a matter of hours, I was about to find out.
NEVER BE TAMED is available now on Amazon, iBooks, B&N, and KoboNever Be Tamed - Impossible Love Book 6
Never Be Tamed
Falling for your sister’s nemesis?
Only a low-life dog would do something like that, right? And that ain’t me, not anymore. I mean here I am, trying to be a stand-up guy for once in my freaking life—I’m finally making smart decisions, helping my little sister, and getting my shit together.
For once, things are finally going my way…until Jenna shows up.
As soon as I meet her, I know she’s the enemy. I’ve heard enough to understand that she’s off limits. Banned. Forbidden. Not for me!
She’s the bad girl I have to stay away from if I want to keep my family intact. So I try. Trust me, I REALLY try. But it’s not as easy as you’d think, and surprisingly, I discover that she’s not as bad as everyone says.
Of course, she’s difficult, selfish, and a royal pain in the ass, but she’s also gorgeous, smart, kind, and…well, let’s just say I am that low-life dog. Traitor. Turncoat. And the world’s shittiest brother.
Never Be Tamed is a hot and hilarious full-length stand-alone that can be read on its own or as part of The Impossible Love Series.
Clare James writes steamy contemporary romance and new adult stories, penning nearly a dozen novels. Her Entangled Brazen debut, CAUGHT, was a #1 Amazon Best-Selling Romance Series, and the touching family drama, Two-Hour Truce, also hit #1 as a category bestseller on Amazon.
Clare is fan of spunky women, gorgeous guys, and super-hot romance, and spends most of her time lost in books. When she’s not reading, you can find her locked away writing. Clare is also a former dancer and still loves to get her groove on – mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men – her husband and young son – and is always on social media chatting with readers.