Love on the Wild Side by Mariah Ankenman - Spotlight and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Mariah Ankenman will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

For Elizabeth Hayworth, tiny Peak Town, Colorado is a far cry from her life in L.A., but working at her best friend’s cupcake shop makes her think things are pretty darn good. Until she’s forced to spend time with said best friend’s grumpy future brother-in-law.

Dade Denning takes the hard work of running a horse ranch seriously. What he can’t take seriously is his future sister-in-law’s flighty best friend. Lizzy is everything he’s not—flirty, outgoing, and loud. The woman just rubs him the wrong way. So why does he fantasize about rubbing her the right way?

When circumstances force the two together, sparks fly and passion ignites. But sometimes the wildest love can burn too bright and the consequences can leave a lasting impression.

Enjoy an Excerpt:

“You, sir, have what we call stickbuttitis.”

He crossed his arms over his chest and glared down. “That’s not a real condition, or even a real word.”

Crimson red lips tipped up in a teasing smile. “Oh yes, it is. It means you have a stick up your butt.” Wouldn’t be the first time someone told him that. “I’m afraid we are going to have to operate,” she added, affecting a pouty frown.

Dade heaved a sigh of frustration. “What are you doing here, Elizabeth?”

“Maggie invited me to dinner.”

Great. His night just got ten times worse. Not only did he have this jerkoff suing him to think about, now he had to spend an entire night trying to be nice to a woman he both wanted to strangle and take to bed.


“See, there’s that stick again.”

He felt a massive headache coming on.

“Oooh, I can also see you have deathglareosis. A very tragic condition. Thankfully, not fatal.”

“Any chance I’m contagious?”

Gray eyes brightened, and she smiled widely.

“Possible, but thankfully for me, I’ve had all my vaccinations.”


She walked past him, heading into the house. He watched her go. Trying not to notice the sexy sway in her hips or how perfectly the round cheeks of her ass would fit in his hands.

Tried and failed. Dammit.

Tonight was going to suck.

About the Author:
RWA® Golden Heart® Nominated author Mariah Ankenman began writing at the tender age of five. Her first book “George and the Green Glob” received high praise from her mother. Many years, and green glob stories later, Mariah received a playwriting degree from the University of Wyoming. After a few years in Hollywood, working in “the biz,” she came home to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. When she’s not writing Mariah loves to read, crochet, and play her ukulele. She loves to hear from readers.

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MomJane said…
This really sounds like a fun book. I loved the excerpt.
Unknown said…
Thank you so much:) Lizzy and Dade were so much fun to write. Thanks for stopping by!
Unknown said…
Good morning everyone! Happy Tuesday and thank you Judy for hosting me today:)
Marcy Meyer said…
I liked the excerpt. Sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
Unknown said…
Thank you! Thanks for stopping by:)
Bernie Wallace said…
What books would you like to read in 2017? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com
Really great post - thanks for sharing the excerpt!
Unknown said…
Thanks everyone for stopping by to say hi and thank you Judy for hosting! I'll be in touch with the raffle winner at the end of the tour. Happy reading:)
Unknown said…
Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)
Ally Swanson said…
Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!