Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Guest Post & Giveaway: Don't Say No by Naomi Bellina


Don’t Say No
by Naomi Bellina

Mixing business with pleasure has never been so much fun.


Amber’s life sucks. Her ex got her thrown out of college, then fired from her job. When she’s hired for a mystery shopping assignment, she hopes this is exactly what she needs to kick-start her life and get her back on track.
Jaeger is all business when he hires Amber to check out the spa he’s purchasing. If she can help him prove that the venture will be a success, then he can build his own future, not the one his family has mapped out for him. Becoming attracted to his sexy spy isn’t part of the plan.
Amber can’t see how she fits into Jaeger’s world, and he’s too uptight to ever fit into hers. Circumstances bring them together, in bed and out, but when a secret from his upper-class life is revealed, Amber must decide if she can trust him. Or is her life going down in flames all over again?

Excerpt Two:
Her phone rang, and she moaned. What the hell was the matter with that man?
“What? I'm tired. Leave me alone.”
“Just talk to me for a minute. What did you find out?” he asked.
“I found out doing laundry all day sucks and makes you want to come home and lie on your bed in your underwear. Oh, something else startling. Nobody likes to work for a living. Ha-ha!”
There was a moment of silence.
“Are you okay?” Jaeger asked.
She sighed. “I'm fine, just really tired. The good news—no one talked too much trash about the spa, but they don't like Carla and they're not really happy. Not having a lot of fun at work.”
“That's why they call it work. It's not supposed to be fun.”
“It could be. It should be. Why not? I bet the clients would enjoy their visits more if the spa girls were happier. The employees would get bigger tips, which would encourage them to work harder. Everyone's just kind of doing their job, not putting any love into it, you know?”
Jaeger laughed softly, a warm, sexy sound that slid through her senses like water flowing in a stream. A pang of desire shot through her, and her nipples tightened.
“So that's what they should be doing, putting love into the job?”
“Yeah, they should. Are you making fun of me?”
“No, not at all. In fact, I kind of like that expression.”
My Perfect Spa Day
I love spas. I've worked in them and had treatments in them and I can tell you, having treatments is far better than working. Bella Sun, the spa in Don't Say No is a great place, and gave me the idea to put together a perfect spa day in my mind, with a little help from Pinterest. Visit my board here to get in the mood.  http://www.pinterest.com/naomibellina/my-perfect-spa-day/
I walk in the spa and am given a personal tour by the owner, the dark, handsome dude on my Pinterest page. He's hot as hell and wants me, bad, but I've got a great guy already. Sorry, hot dude. Still, a girl can look. And I do. Our tour is soon over and it's time to get the day started. First, I do a half-hour of gentle yoga. Nothing too crazy, just enough to get a good stretch. After a nice cup of tea, I head to my massage. Ahhhhh, pure relaxation. My therapist is awesome and I melt into the table. Love that deep pressure and aromatherapy.
Massage over, I put on a spa robe and hang out in the relaxing waiting area for a few minutes, sipping more tea. Got to get those toxins moved out of my body. Next up, my facial. There's nothing more relaxing than the feel of warm steam and the scent of lavender filling the room. I'm in heaven. When I'm done here, it's time for a light lunch. All this relaxation made me hungry. After my salmon salad, it's on to a wood sauna for a few minutes, then over to the infrared sauna. I'm good and baked now, time for a seaweed wrap, then a steam shower to wash away the green stuff.
Whew, I'm looser than an udon noodle. My muscles and skin are deliciously soft, stress is long gone. It's cocktail hour, so a spa boy brings me a glass of chilled white wine, along with a cup of lemon water, while I hang in the waiting area again. I get dressed, putting on my velvet tracksuit. Call me weird, but I love these. Yep, there's a picture of one on the Pinterest board. No, that's not me modeling it, but thanks for asking.
Last but not least, I'm led to the pedicure area where my feet are treated divinely. I almost fall asleep waiting for my toes to dry, but my driver calls and wakes me. He's ready to take me back to the hotel. Cozy in my room, I pour a glass of champagne and nibble on my caviar snack (uh-huh, yummy pictures on Pinterest), preparing for a nap until my honey arrives. He loves when I'm relaxed, slightly buzzed and lounging on the bed. Sleep can wait.
Thank you for joining me on my perfect spa day. Do you have one like this in your mind?
I love spas! Even as an employee at several, I've always enjoyed the relaxing, pampering atmosphere in a place that's designed to be all about feeling good. This book is a work of fiction and most of the craziness that went on at Bella Sun doesn't really happen at spas. Mostly. I like to think there's always a romance or two going on behind the scenes. I've also been a mystery shopper, though I never received spa treatments on any of my assignments. Some girls have all the luck!
I hope this book encouraged you to not only search for your own true love, but to follow your dreams, no matter how many setbacks you encounter.
Website: http://www.naomibellina.com/
Reader Email: naomibellina@live.com
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  1. Thanks so much for having me here today!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I love your spa day. :)

    2. Wouldn't it be great to have that, say once a week or so?