Blog Tour: Before You by Jenna Bennett Excerpt + Giveaway

Before You by Jenna BennettBefore You by Jenna Bennett
on March 4th 2014
Genres: Coming of Age, Friendship, Love & Romance, Romance
Pages: 147
Format: eBook
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It’s all fun and games

I had a simple plan for spring break.

Sun, sand, and a hot guy. Sex on the beach, with no strings attached.

A chance to get rid of this pesky virginity once and for all.

And when I met Tyler McKenna, I thought I had it made.

Until someone gets hurt

But then girls started turning up at Key West landmarks. Girls who looked like me, but with one crucial difference: They’d all been drugged and relieved of their virginity.

The virginity I still have. The virginity Ty refuses to take.

And now I’ve begun to wonder whether there isn’t more to him than meets the eye.


Suddenly, sex on the beach doesn’t sound so good anymore…

Prepare yourself for Sex on the Beach, a trilogy featuring BETWEEN US (Jen McLaughlin), BEYOND ME (Jennifer Probst), and BEFORE YOU (Jenna Bennett). Three separate novellas. Three different authors. One literary world. Read them all, or just read one. It’s up to you! No matter which route you choose, these standalone novellas are sure to satisfy your need for sizzling romance and an emotion packed story.


I turned back to my glass. But before I could reach for it, someone whisked it away. “How about I get you a fresh drink?”

It went into the hand of the bartender, who carried it away.

The guy who had spoken had green eyes and hair that straddled the line between dark blond and light brown. The streaks through the front could have been sun, or just expensive highlights. He was wearing jeans—good quality but not designer, faded but not ripped—and a navy blue T-shirt, one that said FBI in big white letters across the chest. I had to lean closer to see that below, in much smaller letters, it said Female Body Inspector.

“Nice shirt,” I said.

He glanced down and up again. “Thanks. I’m Ty.”

Good name. Cute guy. Sense of humor. Check, check, and check.

I smiled. “Cassandra Wilder. Wanna inspect my body?”

He grinned. “Maybe later. Where d’you blow in from, Cassie?”

“Chicago,” I said. “University of. You?”



He shook his head. “D.C. But I’m from Florida originally.”

“Key West?”

“Jacksonville. North Atlantic coast.”

“I’m from Ohio,” I said. “Small town in the middle of nowhere. Lots of cornfields and cows. Chicago’s a lot more exciting.”

“Sounds like.” He folded his arms on the bar. Nice arms. Nice smile. Good teeth and a dimple. “So how long have you been in Key West?”

I told him we’d flown down the day before and arrived in the afternoon. “We’ve been here about,” I checked my watch, “thirty-two hours.”

“You come down with friends?”

I nodded. “There are three of us. Mackenzie is over there in the corner. Quinn already left.”

His brows lowered at that. “Alone?”

“She had some guy following her. Part of that group over there.” I pointed to where some of Ivy League Dude’s friends—just as Ivy League, Abercrombie and Fitch all the way—were still hanging out, knocking back shots of tequila like there was no tomorrow.

Ty watched for a second and then turned back to me. “How long ago did they leave?”

“I don’t know. Twenty minutes? Why?”

He shrugged. “No reason. There’s a lot of people in town this week. Safer not to go off alone.”

“She wasn’t alone. Ivy League Dude followed her.”

He tilted his head, and a hank of blond hair fell across his forehead. “But she doesn’t know Ivy League Dude, does she?”

“Same way I don’t know you,” I said.

Dammit, was he just talking to me as an excuse to find out about Quinn? I mean, I know she’s pretty and all, but I’m not that bad. Am I?

He grinned. “Wanna see my driver’s license?”

“I’ll show you mine if you’ll show me yours.”

“Deal.” He fished in his back pocket and pulled out a wallet.



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About Jenna Bennett

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jenna Bennett (Jennie Bentley) writes the Do It Yourself home renovation mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime and the Cutthroat Business mysteries for her own gratification. She also writes a variety of romance for a change of pace. For more information, please visit her website,