Published on October 1, 2013
Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She'll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father's French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami's family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.
Julian's all attitude, challenges and intense green-brown eyes. But beneath that abrasive exterior is a man who just might be as lost as Cami's starting to feel. And Cami can't stop thinking about him. Talking to him. Wanting to kiss him. He's got her seriously stirred up. Her senior year has just gotten a lot more complicated…
Stir Me Up Excerpt
“Let’s put the the mud back out in the yard where it belongs.”
“Not this stuff. It’s too expensive.”
“Expensive?” He takes the jar of Fango beauty mud from me, opens it, sniffs it—and I push it onto his nose. “Ach.”
“Oops,” I say with a grin.
“All right, that’s it.” He takes some mud and tries to smear it on me, but I intercept his hand and make a grab for the jar.
“Let go,” I cry, laughing and struggling for it.
“Not a chance.”
I get some anyway. “Hah!”
“No, don’t come near me with that,” he says, and I paste him. “Ach!”
“Ooh, the big fierce warror’s upset.” He comes in for the kill. “Wait!”
“No. No mercy.” He tries to smear me—and I wind up smearing him instead.
“Hah!” I cry. “No mercy for you! Nice nose.”
His muddy hand touches my stomach.
“Hey, faces only.”
“That’s not in the rule book.”
My eyes close as his hands smear mud across my stomach.
“There,” he says. “Now your innie’s a little mud pit.” His hand trails across my middle. I squirm slightly, and his eyes meet mine. They’re darker now, heavier. “Where next?”
Sabrina Elkins, author of Stir Me Up, has also worked as a journalist, movie copywriter and prep cook. She graduated from USC and currently lives with her husband and three children in the greater Los Angeles area.
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