Guest Post: Jennifer Apodaca talks about first crushes – (Exposing the Heiress Tour)



Have You Ever Wondered What Happened To Your First Crush?

Thank you to Angel’s Guilty Pleasures for having me here today! How many of us have had a crush on our friend’s older brother? I did! The guy was a few years older than me and my girlfriend, and he just seemed so worldly and sophisticated. When I look back now, I laugh at myself. I didn’t have any real experience to measure him by. I lost touch with that particular friend years ago. But sometimes I wonder what happened to him, and if I’d still feel that attraction I did as a teenager.

And so does Alyssa Brooks. Her famous mom sent Alyssa to spend summers with her best friend on their family vineyard, and by the time Alyssa was fourteen, she was head over heels in love with Hunter Reece. Hunt treated her just like he treated his younger sister – with teasing affection, and protectiveness. Eventually, their lives go in different direction and they lost contact. 

But when Alyssa is threatened and blackmailed by her ex-fiance, she runs to the one man she knows can help her – Hunt, now a former Marine and security specialist. She soon discovers that Hunt grown into a strong, protective man, a true hero who immediately snaps into action to protect her…and tempt her.

In this scene clip, Alyssa realizes that deep emotion and hot chemistry sizzles between them:

Her pulse jumped, and her nipples tightened from just the touch of his hand. She’d experienced sexual attraction before, but this was insane. It was a raw, penetrating need.

She licked her lips, trying to think of something clever to say, some way to lighten the moment. 

“Don’t do that.”

His husky growl shivered into her. “What?”

“Lick your lips.” He leaned closer, dark intensity throbbing in his voice. “I’m barely holding back.”


“Kissing you.” 

Oh God. Alyssa had dreamed of kissing him for years, craved the feel of his arms around her, his mouth exploring hers. Heat curled in her belly and her skin ached for his touch. She couldn’t resist, didn’t want to, and so leaned closer, desperate to know what Hunt’s kiss would be like.

So what about you? Have you ever wondered what happened to your first crush?



Exposing the Heiress


Exposing the HeiressAuthor: Jennifer Apodaca

Series: Once a Marine #3

Publisher: Entangled Ignite

Published: August 4th 2015

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Format: Kindle / Nook / ePub


This Marine will protect her at all costs…

When wealthy heiress Alyssa Brooks finds out her stepfather has been paying her fiancé to marry her, she’s humiliated and betrayed. She quickly breaks the engagement, only to be blackmailed by her nowex-fiancé, who threatens both Alyssa and the son she gave up for adoption. With nowhere to go, she turns to the one man she can trust.

Former Marine sniper Hunter Reece’s lethal skills could save Alyssa’s life. But his little sister’s best friend has turned into a woman, who is an irresistible mix of secrets and sexiness. And while Hunter can trust himself to protect her, he can’t trust himself to keep his attraction hidden…or even pretend to be the man that Alyssa remembers.

Because the only way to keep the lovely heiress safe is to become the one thing he knows she could never love…a killer.

Exposing the Heiress is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, & ARe.



Jennifer ApodacaAward winning author Jennifer Apodaca grew up in Southern California and met her very own hero at the dog pound. She worked there, he came in on business, and it was puppy love. They married and had three wonderful sons.

While her husband worked on his master’s degree, Jen did the mom thing by day and went to college at night with the intention of pursuing a marketing degree. But her true passion was writing. With time at a premium, she had to make a choice.
Choosing writing, and with the full support of her husband, she poured herself into her dream. A mere eight years later, she published her first book DATING CAN BE MURDER. In her career, Jen has written a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances. Taking the pen name of Meet Jen Jennifer Lyon, she also created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and most recently, The Plus One Chronicles, an emotional and sexy adult contemporary series.

Jen has achieved many of her dreams except for attaining a self-cleaning house, a latte delivery service, and finding the holy grail of nonfattening wine and chocolate. She can live with those disappointments as long as she can keep writing the stories she loves to share with readers.

Visit Jennifer’s Website – Facebook – Twitter


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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Thank you so much for having me here today for a guest post, and featuring my book, Exposing the Heiress!