Crash and Burn

By: Michele Callahan

Love You Like A Love Song, Book 1



A Contemporary Romance



Every love story should have its own song...



A childhood promise has Chance Walker picking up a guitar once again. Sure, he's been busy growing up, finishing college, and even law school. He made a promise to his dying mother and he’s determined to keep it. While his guitar playing dreams were big when he was a kid, his skill is rusty and he hires Erin Michaelson to bring music back into his life. Not only is she incredibly talented, she's one of the sexiest women he’s ever met. It's hard to focus on correct finger position when her sweet scent threatens to drive him out of his mind.



Less than twenty-four hours after his first lesson he sees her again, but this time she’s on stage using another name and seducing an entire audience of men. He played the gentleman card once, and it got him nowhere. This time, all bets are off and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her. A single, sizzling backstage kiss will change both of their lives forever, because Chance soon realizes that Erin is not just an itch, she’s an obsession he refuses to live without.



Erin Michaelson spends her days teaching guitar and her nights on stage as her sexy alter-ego, Eva James. Music is her dream, her passion. All she wants is to say goodbye to a lifetime of scraping by, working two jobs, and paying for past mistakes. When a major record label exec hears her band play, she gets her big break. But life can be a real bitch, and meeting Chance now is just bad timing.



Problem #1: The record label wants her to dump her band and move to L.A. Problem #2: She hadn’t counted on Chance Walker and the scorching heat of that first kiss. And last but not least is Problem #3: Is Chance really falling in love with the dull guitar teacher, or is he really just lusting after the sexy Eva James?



Will success make all of Erin's dreams come true? Or will falling in love make them both crash and burn?



Crash and Burn is a scorching hot, contemporary, new adult romance of 58,000 words. The story contains explicit love scenes and is intended for an adult audience. Coming soon, fall in love with the other Walker brothers in Alone With You (Feb 2016), Up All Night (Mar 2016) and Make Me Forget (April 2016). For more details visit Michele's website at michelecallahan.com.



And don’t miss Chance and Erin’s love song, Crash and Burn, coming January 2016 to iTunes and Amazon music.







Acknowledgments

I owe a lot of people a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU for helping my pull this project together.

To my family, for putting up with my unfinished sentences, terrible cooking, and general weirdness. I am the luckiest woman in the world.

To Lauren (you’ll all know her name someday) for taking my lyrics and turning them into such a beautiful melody. You helped make Chance and Erin’s love story come to life. I can’t play an instrument or sing a solid note to save my life, so their song would just be words on paper without you. You brought it to life and gave the song a voice.

To the awesome recording guru and guitar genius, JT Nolan, for his hours in the recording studio humoring a crazy romance author. Without your knowledge, skill, and amazing suggestions the song, Crash and Burn, would not exist.

To Mary Moran, editor extraordinaire. You rock! And you kick my ass. Both are talents for which I am extremely grateful.

To my Beta Readers and friends for cover selection and story advice that kept me from stumbling over my own two feet in the telling of this tale: Janon, Toni, Kelly, Rebecca, Wendy, Saige, Julie, Norma, Annmarie, and all the amazing readers who come to RomCon every year. I love you guys.

To my writing buddies, who are always there when I need help, and who tackle the job of keeping me sane on this crazy journey: Vanessa Vale, S.E. Smith, Cynthia Woolf, Karen Docter, Maggie Mae Gallagher, and Cate Rowan. (Awesome authors and amazing women – you should check them out!)

And I bow my head with gratitude for the years I spent with CJ (Jan) Snyder. Amazing author. Even more incredible friend. You’ve been gone two years now, and I still miss you like it was yesterday. But I know, every time my fingers touch the keyboard…you’re there. Cheep-Cheep, baby.

And finally, to YOU, dear reader. A book is just a string of words until those words are shared. Thank you for sharing this story with me.

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