Weekend Spotlight + Giveaway: The Girl’s Guide to (Man) Hunting by Jessica Clare

The Girl’s Guide to (Man) Hunting by Jessica Clare

The Girl's Guide To (Man) Hunting

Once, Miranda felt a little exposed…

Miranda Hill can’t believe her eyes—her cocky ex-boyfriend, pro-hockey player Dane Croft, is back in Bluebonnet, Texas, after all these years. He ditched her – and their little town – just as some rather shocking photos showed up on the internet for the whole town to see. Miranda wasn’t so lucky. Stuck in Bluebonnet and left to fend for herself, she’s never really shaken the scandal — or his betrayal. After nine long years, he’s back, and she has the chance to turn the tables on Dane…

It’s time she got even.

Former NHL hotshot playboy Dane Croft has returned home to open a survival training school on an old ranch, and reinvent himself. When his former high school girlfriend enrolls in his school, he has no idea that Miranda’s plan is to get him in a compromising position—not the one he’s imagining, anyway. But soon Miranda realizes that to carry out her deviously sexy revenge, she’ll have to get up close and personal with Dane all over again. Being a good girl got her nowhere for nine years, and now it’s time to be a little naughty. But falling in love with the man that broke her heart was never part of the plan…

Exclusive Excerpt

She glanced over her shoulder again to see if he was looking at her.

This time, he was. He turned and she saw his expression change from exasperation at her weakness to . . . something else. His gaze slid down to her skimpy black thong, evident over the low waist of her shorts, and she resisted the urge to stand up and cover her backside and then clutch at her neckline.

Evil Miranda would not approve of covering up.

He seemed to swallow hard. “Are you wearing a thong?”

“What, this old thing?” she drawled, and gave her hips a little wiggle that caused her to wobble slightly on her feet. “Of course.” As if she never left her house in anything but Victoria’s Secret’s tawdriest.

He moved closer to her, his gaze still on the expanse of flesh she was exposing. “You do realize that’s not exactly camping appropriate?”

She shrugged and tossed her long hair over her shoulder, watching as his gaze flicked to it, then back down to her thong. “It’s a little tight against my skin,” she admitted in a coy, secretive voice. “I don’t suppose you could . . . help me with it?”

Even that was a little forward. Very Evil Miranda. Good Miranda would have been totally mortified.

But Dane moved down next to her, his voice low and husky in her ear as he spoke. “Sure thing.”

She arched her back and closed her eyes, anticipating his touch.

His hand grasped the back of her panties roughly, and her eyes flew open at the uncomfortable wedgie. Before she could protest, he pulled the thong away from her skin. She heard the click of his knife, and then the chopping hiss as he sliced through the fabric.

Dane let go of her and she fell forward, the fabric loose between her legs. Her hand flew to her bottom and sure enough, he’d cut the thong square up the backside. The crotch of it dangled against her leg. She gasped. “What did you just do?”

“We’re on a survival trip, Miranda.” The look in his cool grey eyes was no-nonsense. “First rule of survival is to be as comfortable as you can, and you should remember that.” He stood and turned away, then extended a hand toward her. “Or wasn’t that what you had in mind when you asked me to help you with them?”

His eyes were knowing as they looked at her, glimmering with amusement. Dane knew her game and he wasn’t going to make it easy for her.

She glared at him.

He gestured at the wood behind her. “Hand me one of the lighter logs, would you?”

“I can’t believe you just cut my panties!”

“Probably a good thing you packed a whole bag of them, then, eh?”

Forget revenge and ruining his life. She was going to kill him before the week was out. Forcing a tight smile to her face, she slapped a piece of wood into his hand. “Good thing,” she echoed sourly. “I’d hate to have to go without.”

His laugh strangled off and he gave her an intense look, and then stomped away.

Evil Miranda two, Dane Croft zero.

The Girl’s Guide to (Man) Hunting by Jessica Clare
May 1st 2012 by Berkey Heat
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Jessica Clare would like to give away a copy of The Girl’s Guide to (Man) Hunting to one lucky reader.

To enter leave a comment here on the excerpt.

Open to US and international entries. You have until end day May 4 to enter, winner will be announced soon after.

Giveaway sponsored by: Jessica Clare

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  1. TrishJ says

    This book sounds like fun. Love the banter between the heroine and hero. Thanks for the giveaway. Gator_trish at msn dot com

  2. resh says

    love this kinds of book
    tiffs and arguements between the hero and heroine which eventually turn into love :)

  3. bella says

    thxs for the giveway
    a good gurl turning bad jst to get revenge
    well this book seems really interesting
    hop i win

  4. akshav says

    the excerpt really made me eager to read this really hop i win
    way to go miranda :) luck with your revenge plans hop dane becomes madly in love with u 😛

  5. cassie says

    the book title caught my attention
    love to read about characters like miranda
    hop miranda plan of revenge works for the best and she gets dane forever

  6. dj says

    thxs for makin this giveaway international
    the excerpt sure made mi more curious to read this story
    n learn more abt miranda n dane
    keeping my fingers crossed
    wish u sucess on ur revenge plan miranda

  7. el nino says

    the chemistry between miranda and dane seems evident
    dane is about to lose his heart to miranda :p

  8. jacob says

    this excerpt really made mi so curious
    wondering what happened that caused the 2 character to separate
    n also how miranda enacts her plans of revenge
    how she n david get both together again
    thxs for this fabulous giveaway
    nice blog :)

  9. Maria Pronounced Mariah says

    That excerpt has me wanting to read the restof the book. It sounds extremly entertaining!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. says

    This sounds like a great read! Even if not chosen for the contest, I am still adding it to my to buy list so I can read more!
    TY for the giveaway!

  11. Estella says

    Loved the excerpt!
    Am looking forward to seeing if he ‘helps’ her with her thong again.

  12. erinf1 says

    Thanks for the fabulous excerpt and giveaway! Loved it!!! LOL.. Miranda is definitely going to have to stop up her game if she expects to get revenge on Dane though :)

    I love reunion/revenge stories! Thanks for the spotlight. definitely hope I get a chance to read this book 😉

  13. StacieD says

    I love the idea of her getting revenge on her ex. Who hasn’t imagined what that would be like. I loved the excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. says

    I have had this book on my radar ever since I saw its cute and sexy cover and now having read this excerpt I’m even more excited, it sounds like a great read 😀

    Thank you for the chance!

  15. June says

    This sounds like it would be hilarious to read. 😀 This excerpt and the blurb really make me interested in reading it. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of it!

  16. sienny says

    Revenge theme always has plenty of fireworks. I love fireworks, they always makes a fun reading 😉

  17. says

    Yay open to international entries! 😉
    I love the sound of this, seems like a really great read and one that I would enjoy.


  18. Cheryl McInnis says

    Evil Miranda sounds like my kind of girl 😉 Thanks for the excerpt and a chance to win a copy!

  19. Na S. says

    I would love to read this! I love sports romances and hockey is one of my favorite sports. This book is on my wishlist, has been ever since I heard about it some months ago…I think it was this blog :)

  20. Jen B. says

    I can’t leave a comment on the excerpt because I refuse to read it. The book is on my wish list so I know I will be reading it. But, if I read the excerpt now it will drive me crazy trying to figure out what happens next. I just can’t read it!!

  21. Jennifer Newhouser says

    I am looking forward to reading this book. Love and a little revenge is always the best, 😉

  22. Mary Preston says

    What a fabulous giveaway thank you. A must read for me.


  23. Chelsea says

    I love this, it sounds great! The title is fun and leaves so much to think about…or to hope for…

  24. Holly says

    The excerpt certainly has me wanting to read more! Would love to win this :) Thanks for the giveaway


  25. says

    Great excerpt, this sounds so much fun, I like the revenge theme, even though it never works out like the person intends to at first. I would have just removed the cut through thong, and gone without, tormenting him with the thought of that. If you go bad, go bad all the way!

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  26. Stacy says

    Hey…..panties cost alot for such alittle amount of fabric!!! I hope she gets him back for that! I would love to read this! Thank you for the giveaway!

  27. Jennifer D. says

    Cool premise – I do like a good reunion book with a little revenge throw in. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  28. Mollie W says

    What a great excerpt! I have been wanting to read this, it sounds so good!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!