In Vegas, In Love
For our 7th anniversary, my husband and I went to Las Vegas for a week and it was amazing. Sure, it’s known as a place to indulge in things you maybe wouldn’t do elsewhere… a place to get a little wild and crazy… a place where people tend to think about being ‘in the moment’ and not ‘what comes next.’ But it doesn’t have to be about that. It can also be a great place to just hang out with the person you love!
There are so many things to see and do that you can really keep as busy or as low key as you want. In our week together in Vegas we did a lot of great things. Here are my top 5 faves to do with your special someone:
n Relax poolside! You’re on vacation, right? So take a little time to actually relax and recharge. Our hotel had a great pool area where you could chill out (Or bake in the sun, actually!) for hours. Just remember to drink plenty of liquids, and a little water too. ;)
n Take in a show. There are so many to choose from. They are huge, and spectacular and a fun way to spend a date night out.
n Ride the gondola boats at the Venetian. Yes, okay it’s a touristy, cheesy thing to do, but it’s also strangely romantic! You’re cuddling, on a boat, with singing, away from the crowds, out of the heat… What more could you ask for?
n Watch the fountains at the Bellagio at night. It really is a pretty sight and worth the effort to wander past the fountains at any time of day, but in the darkness, the show is really that much more amazing. There are also a handful of restaurants where you can eat with a view of the fountains so you get dinner and a show at the same time!
n Dine somewhere different every day! Seriously, there is so many good eats in Vegas! You’re really limiting yourself if you eat at the same hotel every day. So branch out a little and see what else is around. I bet you’ll find more great places to eat than you can imagine. We had the best steaks, Mexican food, stuffed French toast, and desserts! I can’t even tell you the place we ate because we tried different ones all week!
In WITH THIS KISS Jenna and Max, who dated previously, spend just a weekend in Vegas to be a part of their mutual friends’ wedding. The bride-to-be has her whole wedding party along for the ride while they take in the sights that are on her faves list, including the fountains and the gondola ride. But when she requests Jenna and Max play along with a kiss that’s supposed to be tinted with magic, they suddenly find themselves enjoying more than the sights in Las Vegas…
WITH THIS KISS Blurb:
Jenna knew the weekend in Vegas, as maid of honor in her best friend’s wedding, wouldn’t be easy—especially since her ex-boyfriend Max was the best man. Surely they’ve moved past their breakup enough to survive a few days together. When the bride asks them to play along during the pre-wedding festivities, they’re tricked into participating in a kiss that will allegedly bring them eternal love. Good thing they don’t believe in fairytales or legends, and no amount of magic could spark desire between them again... Suddenly, Jenna and Max can’t keep their hands off of each other, but if they give in to their rekindling feelings, are they having a “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” moment, or was there some truth to that magical kiss?
WITH THIS KISS Excerpt:
“Hurry up. Kiss her,” Jacob urged.
Max leaned forward and slipped his hand around the nape of her neck, pulling her into his space. He whispered in her ear, “Let’s get this over with and make them happy, okay?”
“Fine,” she whispered back.
“And don’t wish to fall in love with me, you know, just in case.” He was joking, of course. Their time as a couple was over long ago.
“That ego of yours never stops growing more inflated, does it?” she asked, sounding annoyed. Apparently she hadn’t heard the joking tone in his whisper. “Don’t worry. I have plenty of other things to wish for. Not that I believe this guy or some stupid kissing bridge legend.”
“What are you waiting for? We’re almost out from under the bridge,” Leah said, urgency in her voice. “Do it. It’s not like we’re asking you to marry each other. It’s only a little kiss. Surely you’re both mature enough to handle that.”
Without giving Leah the benefit of a reply, Max cupped Jenna’s jaw in his hands and pressed his mouth to hers. The instant their lips touched, he felt her straighten and stiffen against him. A hum of electricity made his lips tingle. His kiss softened and so did she, melting against his side.
Her lips parted and he slipped his tongue inside, savoring the heat of her mouth. It felt so good to kiss her again. Surprisingly good. Like coming inside to the roaring warmth of a fireplace aglow after being out in a snowstorm. He deepened his kiss, tilting his head slightly to the side to connect with her more. She responded by pressing into him.
He could’ve stayed there forever, kissing her, tasting her, but instead he forced himself to pull back, ending their kiss with a firm yet gentle peck on the lips. Her eyes fluttered open and she met his gaze. A hint of unexpected pleasure and passion reflected his feelings in her eyes.
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Heather Thurmeier is a lover of strawberry margaritas, a hater of spiders and a reality TV junkie. Born and raised in the Canadian prairies, she now lives in New York with her husband and kids where she’s become some kind of odd Canuck-Yankee hybrid. When she's not busy taking care of the kids and pets, Heather’s writing her next romance, which will probably be filled with sassy heroines, sexy heroes that make your heart pound, laugh out loud moments and always a happily ever after. She loves to hear from readers on social media and her website at heatherthurmeier.com!
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