Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Blog Tour with an Excerpt for Hesi-Dating by Zoe Forward with a GIVEAWAY

 Hesi-Dating by Zoe Forward

Publication date: January 15th 2024
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance


I warn all my dates: Don’t fall for me.
I’m good for a date or two of no-strings fun, but then I’m a ghost.

Until the sheriff. He saves me from a jerky ex-date. Now I owe him a favor. Almost a decade older than me, funny, and insanely attractive, my chemistry with Seth is off the charts. His post-divorce hurt makes me want to heal his wounded soul. For the first time in ever, I say no. He doesn’t deserve my heartbreaking ways. I tell myself I must walk away since me dating law enforcement is a no-can-do. I’m not a felon, but I do have connections from my past that make it dangerous. If I’m truthful, it’s self-preservation. Seth threatens to awaken the desiccated organ inside my chest.

Then he needs a favor.
Calling in favors becomes our not-dating game.

I should have stopped helping him. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldn’t resist. I have a connection to this guy. One that has me acting irrationally. One that snags the attention of the gang leader I wished would leave me alone.
I want to nurture our burgeoning spark, but I must protect us from the deadly dangers of my past.

Hesi-dating features a hesitant sheriff, a player girl hiding a big heart and dangerous past, a lame horse, and the world’s worst home security dog. It stands alone and comes complete with sibling meddling, an awkward naked handcuffs scene, and a sweetly satisfying happily ever after.

EXCERPT:  "I'm in a bit of a situation." I cleared my throat and worked through in my head what to say. "I might need to prioritize that favor you owe me to be now and not the wedding."

Not what I'd intended saying.

"What's wrong? Is Henry okay?"

"He's fine, I think." I leaned over the bed to peek at him. "I, um…" I banged my head against the headboard again.

"What's wrong, Seth?"

"I've got myself stuck in a tight spot."

"More than your wedding date dumping you?"

"Way more." I dropped my chin. "I'm trapped in a hookup gone wrong."

"Are you wanting me to phone and rescue you? Or do you need me to show up and get you out of the date?"

"I'm stuck…locked in, and she left me this way."

"Should I call 9-1-1?" She paused but then added, "You have your phone so you could call. That means you don't want to. Are you worried a friend of yours might show up?"

"I'm in Del Mar, which is our jurisdiction. High chance I'll know whoever gets called out. This sucks. I'm at Hotel Blue. I didn’t want to be her but she twisted my arm with political leverage." I lowered my voice to a whisper, hoping she'd miss some of the details. "I'm handcuffed naked to a bed and can't get free."

I expected laughter.

What I got was silence.

"Oh…wow. I'm sorry. You jumped into the deep end of hookups, didn't you?" Muffled noise from the other end that I couldn't make out as either laughter or movement. "Are you asking me to drive to Del Mar to free you?"

"This is…" I banged my head against the headboard again. "Can you think of anything to avoid that?"

"I assume the cuff keys are—"

"Out of reach," I interrupted.

"Can you ask the front desk to come up? No, that would be weird. Do you think the keys are still in the room or did she take them?"

"I'm pretty sure they're still here. I don't know how to get to them. I can't reach. Can't break the headboard. I really don't want to break my hand."

"The only way you're getting free is if someone helps you. I'm getting in my car. Should take me about 20 minutes to get there. I'll call when I arrive."

"I have to warn you, my dog puked before we… It's why she took off."


"You still the Joley?"

She asked softly, "Did she hurt you or Henry? Are you both okay?"

"The puke was my fault. I gave Henry a donut, which didn't mix well with his elevator ride.”

"You hang on. I'm heading your way. Hotel Blue, right? What room are you in?"

"I don't know."

"You got yourself cuffed to a bed, your dog puked on your hookup, and you don't know the room number. You don't do anything half-ass, do you?"


USA Today bestselling author, parent, wife, veterinarian, chocolate lover. Author of spicy paranormal and contemporary romances. Zoe Forward brings readers the perfect combination of action adventure, romance, humor and a bit of magic.

Her novels have won numerous awards including the Prism, Readers’ Choice Heart of Excellence, Golden Quill, Carolyn Readers Choice Award, and the Booksellers’ Best Award.

You can find her residing in the South with a menagerie of four-legged beasts and two wild kids

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  1. I am such a fan of Zoe Forward. I really love her book series.

  2. Sounds like a great book!

    1. I am new to Zoe but look forward to reading it. Good luck.

  3. The cover looks very cute, this sounds like a good book

  4. OMG guys! Thank you for the kind words. Thank you for hosting my book! ❤️