<— Hot Pickle: A Best Friend’s Sister Romantic Comedy recently went live and OMG!!! 😂😏 Tee hee on that title and *ahem* cover!!! *whoooooo* *fans self* I get a kick out of the author’s humor and fun title twists, but there’s more too it than what you think. 😉
P.S. It CAN be read as a standalone, but I think if you love this one, you’ll probably love book #1 (Big Pickle: A Secret Boss Romantic Comedy) too!
So what’s it about? BODYBUILDER HAS A SPRAY TAN ISSUE. And then another issue. 😉
I’m rock hard.
No, not like that.
When that happens, you won’t need me to tell you.
I’m a competitive bodybuilder, ready for my first regional contest. And winning requires more than just killer workouts, diet, or stage presence.
It’s all about the tan.
My training partner Franklin uses the best in the business — Camryn Schultz. She understands the career killer of a badly placed white spot.
She’s also his sister.
So when the craptastic tan I’m given for my first competition requires an emergency patch, Frank knows exactly who to call.
The thing is, when Camryn’s hands hit my skin, more than a few muscles spring to life.
I’m about to head on stage in the tiniest Speedo imaginable and parts of me no longer fit.
What I need to do for my friendship and my future on the circuit is to walk away.
But when Camryn’s got her hands on my hard body, there’s no way this Pickle is going to get anything but hot.
Hot Pickle is a 300-page standalone romantic comedy about workout junkies, bodybuilding gods, and the couple who sprays together, stays together.
And now… it’s time!! A look at the story behind the book. 😉
The story behind Hot Pickle
by JJ Knight
A few years ago I had to get physical therapy because — I’m serious, y’all — I damaged my shoulder from TYPING TOO FAST. It wouldn’t heal, and I had a book to write. So off to PT.
I get there, and they try all kinds of remedies — massage and acupuncture and hot and cold pads. Nothing’s working. So the assistants go get the head of PT. He’s a normal, friendly guy, mid twenties. He says he’s going to do a spinal adjustment and before I can warn him — he just does it.
And, I faint.
I have what’s called vaso-vagal syncope, and certain things will drop me like a bowling ball.
When I come to, he’s all worried, and decides to oversee my recovery personally. We become friends, and by the time I’ve graduated out, we’ve connected on Facebook.
We don’t really chat, so he mostly disappears from my feed, but then one day I log on and there is this outrageously fit hunk of bodybuilding man at the top of the page!
And it’s my old physical therapist! He’s on the bodybuilding circuit.
So I stalk him a bit and watch his transition from normal guy to God of Thunder. I’m fascinated, asking questions, and watching all his footage of competitions.
He has to wear these teeny tiny competition trunks.
And I wondered — what would happen in those trunks if you got hot and heavy with someone right before going on stage?
And the opening to Max Pickle’s story was born.
So you could say if I hadn’t fainted, there would be one less Pickle in the world.
This entire story was written while we were in lockdown, so my goal was to make every reader howl with laughter as Max Pickle gets in one compromising position after another. Times are hard, and we definitely need a laugh. My solution was to get this Pickle in a terrible, terrible pickle. With his pickle.
OMG I LOVE THIS STORY!!!! Hilarious, and you had me snorting!!!!! SO. MUCH. FUN!
Now for the giveaway
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And just for fun in our comments section (not required to enter the contest), let us know your own funny story. I had such a good giggle reading JJ’s post, that I’m in the mood for more!! 😀
JJ Knight is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic comedy. She’s never met a pickle she didn’t want to eat.
Web site: http://www.jjknight.com