Friday, July 5, 2019

#Review ~ Home at Chestnut Creek by Laura Drake ~ @PBRWriter @ReadForeverPub @GrandCentralPub

Home at Chestnut Creek: Two full books for the price of one by [Drake, Laura]
My Review:

Laura Drake became a must-read author for me with her very first book. Ms. Drake has such a talent with completely breaking my heart and then putting it back together by the end of the book. This lady has a supreme talent with stories that have me laughing, crying and feeling all the emotions right along with the characters. Home at Chestnut Creek is a fabulous example of Laura Drake's incredible talent. 

Nevada Sweet is a rough and tough lady that is used to taking care of herself and not looking for help from anyone. She just doesn't know how exactly to allow friends to get close and she is always ready to run. Of course, there is a big reason and a lot going on in her life that has made her this way. Nevada could easily rub anyone the wrong way but she has a heart under that rough exterior that a few people have had a chance to see. I don't want to tell you too much about Nevada's past. Let's just say it wasn't a good life and she has a good reason to be a tad bit jumpy. 

Joseph "Fishing Eagle" King is one of those good guys that is just too great to be true but is. He's a true friend, a great employee, and has been through a lot in his life. He is dealing with issues in his past that he is not proud of. He is determined to marry someone from his Navajo community to full fill a promise to his grandmother. 

Nevada and Fish don't start off on exactly the best of terms. Fish learns quickly that Nevada wants to stand on her own two feet and doesn't want to accept help from anyone and she sure doesn't want any charity or lasting friendships. However the more time they spend together the more they start to grow close. Neither of them is looking for a relationship and they both try to fight their attraction. I truly enjoyed watching these two get to know each other and form a deeper connection then either planned on. They might have a happily ever after if they can work through some issues together and get past the danger in Nevada's past.

This is the second book in the Chestnut Creek Series. Home at Chestnut Creek stands on its own just fine so no worries if you have not had a chance to read The Last True Cowboy. I have had the pleasure of reading The Last True Cowboy and I was so excited to see how things were going for Carly and Austin. It was nice to catch up and to see these two and the baby. 

Carly really is a true friend to Nevada and Nevada finds herself valuing the friendships she is making in Unforgiven. That makes her fear the danger from her past even more. If her past catches up with her she fears it will hurt her friends. I won't tell you any more on that but I will tell you that there is a lot of suspense in this book and drama. You are going to want to read this fabulous story for yourself. So hurry go grab your copy now and devour it like I did. 

I can't wait to see what Ms. Drake might have in store for us next. Whatever it is I know I will be anxiously awaiting her next story. 

I was given the opportunity to read this incredible book and it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you. 

You may find more of my reviews on Laura Drake's work here: https://reviewsbycacb.blogspot.com/search?q=laura+drake&max-results=20&by-date=true

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/30joW95

About Home at Chestnut Creek:

Home at Chestnut Creek: Two full books for the price of one by [Drake, Laura]First rule of life on the run: never get attached. Nevada Sweet knows that better than anyone-it's just too dangerous to stay put. And until now, she's never wanted to. But she gets more than she bargained for when she walks into the Chestnut Creek Café looking for a job. Despite the protective wall she's built, her coworker Joseph has her imagining a life she isn't yet convinced she deserves...

While Unforgiven, New Mexico has always been home, Joseph "Fishing Eagle" King still feels like an outsider-no matter how much he tries to give back to his Navajo community. Beneath Nevada's biting wit, he glimpses a similar vulnerability. Against all odds, Joseph finds himself falling for her, and it's clear she's not as unaffected as she pretends. When her past finally catches up with her, she'll have to decide whether to keep running, or fight for what's hers.

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/30joW95

#SpotLight ~ We Are One by Muriel Gladney ~ @pauletteharper



We Are One 
by Muriel Gladney  
  
Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a two-week book tour for We Are One by Muriel Gladney. The book tour will run June 24-July 5, 2019. Book a tour here.


About The Book:

We Are One presents an unchanged, endless, truth—women were not created to live in disappointment, disillusionment, and defeat.  We Are One is bursting with inspiration and encouragement as each chapter utilizes the raw, true life, experiences of several women who endured personal pain and yet came through empowered and victorious.  How? Through the use of a key that a woman never knew she had. We Are One unveils the key.  It will heal a woman’s soul, as item powers her to live a life that is not defined by trials and persecution. Women will know the power of a woman’s purposed influence and thus her eternal value.

Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN-10: 1644387190
ISBN-13: 978-1644387191

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Meet Muriel:

An abusive childhood had led me to become a full-blown atheist by the time I was 16. God introduced Himself when I was 52. This journey to true life is recorded in my book: Mine: An Everlasting Promise of Love, Deliverance, and Wholeness.

Now 76, I have spent the last twenty-four years learning to walk free in the shoes of being a child of God, while also honing my God-given skills as an ambassador and writer for Jesus, author, and speaker. After moving to California, I returned to college at the age of 61. There I received an Associate Degree in Arts with honors, functioned as a reporter and Editor-In-Chief of the college newspaper, along with receiving numerous rewards for writing, such as the 0CCWF Beverly Bush Smith award. I am also published in God Encounters, a book by author James Stuart Bell. 


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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

#Review ~ The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis ~ @jillshalvis

The Lemon Sisters: A Novel by [Shalvis, Jill]

Review: 

I read The Lemon Sisters in two settings. I would have finished in one but the water in the bathtub had turned incredibly cold. This book is certainly one that is impossible to put down. Jill Shalvis is one of my favorite authors and I always enjoy her books this one is just plain awesome!

Brooke Lemon is the wild living, adventurous sister that from the outside has led life just the way she wants to. She has not had an easy life though and she isn't doing just what she wants to do. Brooke has issues from her past that no one knows about. She's suffered some major losses and has dealt with them in her own way but they are still very much a part of her. 

Mindy is the older sister and the one who has her life all put together, everything in order, and can handle anything and everything that life throws at her. That is what everyone thinks anyway. On the inside, Mindy is barely hanging on and when she shows up at Brooke's down in the middle break down, Brooke steps in to help. 

Brooke takes her niece and nephews home, which also happens to be the house that Brooke grew up in. She isn't expecting to find her high school sweetheart, Garrett still living next door. Brooke and Garrett's reunion starts off to a rocky start. It was fun to watch these two sweethearts get to know each other again and to work their way through their past. I always enjoy second chance romances and this is a good one. These two love each other so much and feel so many many things from their past. They have a lot to work through but they just may be able to find that happily ever after that they had planned on so many years ago. 

Mindy takes her time away to try to deal with her insecurities, to recoupe from her life that looks like perfection but takes so much energy and coordination that it has become way too much for Mindy to handle all on her own. She also thinks her husband doesn't love her anymore. Oh my, this is just a mess of emotions that really touched my heart. There is a lot of mending that needs to be done but her husband, Linc is an awesome guy and he steps up to bat. Mindy and Linc have some things to work through and balance to make it all work. They truly do love each other and they adore their children. With some help from Brooke and Garrett, they just might be able to get everything done that needs to be done and yet enjoy each other and their kids. 

Overall, I LOVED this book. It held my attention from the first page and I was still completely engrossed on the last page. I loved watching Brooke and Mindy find the closeness they shared as young girls. It was sweet to watch Aunt Brooke get to know her niece and nephews so much more. The kids are positively adorable! 

If you love stories that include wonderful family interaction, romance (a double romance with this one), and incredible characters this is one you have to grab now! If you are a fellow Jill Shalvis fan you're going to love this book. It is Ms. Shavis at her fabulous best. 

I was given the opportunity to read and review this fabulous story and it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you. 


Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2XL5iVT

~♥~♥~♥~♥~

About The Lemon Sisters:

The Lemon Sisters: A Novel by [Shalvis, Jill]Brooke Lemon has always led the life she wanted, wild adventures—and mistakes—included, something her perfect sister, Mindy, never understood. So when Mindy shows up on Brooke’s doorstep in the throes of a break-down with her three little kids in tow, Brooke’s shocked.
Wanting to make amends, Brooke agrees to trade places, taking the kids back to Wildstone for a few days so Mindy can pick up the pieces and put herself back together. What Brooke doesn’t admit is she’s just as broken . . . Also how does one go home after seven years away? It doesn’t take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett’s no longer interested. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she’d shoved deep.
Soon the sisters begin to wonder: Are they lemons in life? In love? All they know is that neither seems to be able to run far enough to outpace her demons. And when secrets surface, they’ll have to learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2XL5iVT

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

#NewRelease ~ RAZE Riven Series Book 3 By Roan Parrish ~ @RoanParrish



RAZE

Riven Series Book 3

By Roan Parrish

About Raze:


Sometimes the walls we build to save ourselves have to come tumbling down.

For the last ten years, Huey has built his life around his sobriety. If that means he doesn’t give a damn about finding love or companionship for himself, well, it’s probably better that way. After all, the last thing he wants is to hurt anyone else. Until Felix Rainey walks into his bar, fresh-faced, unbearably sweet—and, for some reason Huey can’t fathom, interested in him.

As the eldest of five kids, Felix Rainey spent his childhood cooking dinner, checking homework, and working after-school jobs. Now in his twenties, he’s still scrambling to make ends meet and wondering what the hell he’s doing with his life. When he meets Huey, he’s intimidated . . . and enamored. Huey’s strong and confident, he owns his own business—hell, he’s friends with rock stars. What could he ever see in Felix?

As Huey and Felix get closer, the spark catches and soon they can’t get enough of each other. But Huey’s worked hard to avoid intimacy, and Felix threatens his carefully constructed defenses. Huey realizes he needs to change if he wants to truly put his past behind him—and build a future with Felix.

Ballantine Group; Loveswept
On Sale: July 2nd, 2019
ISBN: 9781984818331 
Pages 316 
Price: $4.99

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About the Author: 

Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia, where she is gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre. When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends’ hair, meandering through whatever city she’s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.

Friday, June 21, 2019

#Review ~ One Minute Later by Susan Lewis ~ @susanlewisbooks ~ @WmMorrowBooks

One Minute Later: A Novel by [Lewis, Susan]One Minute Later is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by Susan Lewis. I have to say she did a fabulous job of grabbing my attention with the first few pages and kept me completely engaged throughout the whole story. I will issue a Kleenex warning on this one. 

Vivienne Shager is living a thrilling life. She thrives on being a lawyer, running, spending time with her girlfriends, and living a fast-paced social life. Everything is pretty perfect in her world when it's turned upside down on her birthday. She suffers a heart attack right there in the middle of celebrating her birthday with her friends. From that moment on my emotions were on one roller coaster ride of worry, happiness, and sadness. 

Vivi's family surrounds her with love and care. Her Mom, Gina loves her dearly but has a huge secret. Vivi has no idea who her father is and her Mom has never told her anything about him. It's put a strain on their relationship. Her brother Greg is right there to help and to lift her spirits. Her Step-Dad Gil is longer married to her mother but he has always loved Vivi has his daughter and he's there with support and love. Then there is her best friend Michelle. Michelle and Vivi may not have spent much time together lately but that strong bond from childhood is still there. 

It's thanks to Michelle and her husband Sam that Vivi meets Josh. Vivi and Josh share an instant connection to each other. I loved watching this relationship form. The love that these two share is beyond anything either of them has felt before and so strong from the beginning. 

This story is told in two different points of view. One is Vivi's story and set in the present day. The other story is from Shelley's point of view and spans over many years. There is a connection but I don't want to spoil the story for you. 

This is such an incredible story. It has all the makings that add up to one-page turner of a story. There is mystery, drama, deep family connections, strong friendships, and romance.  I strongly recommend grabbing the Kleenex box. I know I had tears rolling down my cheeks a few times through this story. 

If you enjoy romance and women's literature stories you are going to love this book. I felt it was a nice combination a great women's literature story and powerful romance story. 

Susan Lewis has an easy writing voice that makes the story all that much easier to become engrossed in. This may have been my first book by Ms. Lewis but I know I will certainly be reading more of her work. 

I was given the opportunity to read this incredible story and it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you. 

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2FpNci1

~♥♥~♥♥~

About One Minute Later:

One Minute Later: A Novel by [Lewis, Susan]International bestselling author Susan Lewis’ riveting, unforgettable novel of a woman whose life changes in an instant and the handsome young man with whom she shares a secret history—perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain, and Susan Wiggs. 
How well do you know the people you love? For one young woman returning to the past, the answer could be heart-shattering...
Vivi Shager is living her dream. Raised with drive and ambition by a resolutely single mother, Vivi has a thriving law career, a gorgeous apartment in London, and a full calendar that keeps her busy at work and at play. Then on the day of her twenty-seventh birthday, an undiagnosed heart condition sends Vivi’s prospects for the future into a tailspin. After escaping her roots nearly a decade ago, she’s forced to return to her childhood home to be cared for by her devoted and enigmatic mother. Vivi has always known the woman is hiding something and now she’s determined to find out what it is. Though her condition makes her fragile and vulnerable and she’s afraid of what may happen, her spirit remains strong. Then comes an unexpected ray of light.
Josh Raynor, a local veterinarian who his sisters claim is too handsome for his own good, brings a forbidden love to Vivi’s world. Josh and Vivi are soon inseparable, unaware of the past their families share. All Vivi knows is that Josh is wrestling with a demon of his own… 
Then quite suddenly the awful truth is staring Vivi in the face and it changes everything.
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#SpotLight ~ Swap by H K Carlton ~ @AuthorHKCarlton


Swap
by H K Carlton

About Swap 

Hailey Hollinger has it all—a great husband, a fantastic career in journalism, good friends…and one hot brother-in-law who won't stay out of her fantasies.


When Hailey was sixteen she thought her boyfriend, Brent, was the best-looking guy around. That was until he introduced her to his older brother, Mike. From that moment on she had the biggest crush on him and he became the star of all her teenage fantasies.

Hailey's all grown up now and has been married to Brent for three years. They have great careers, a nice house—they enjoy life and each other. Everything is supposed to be perfect. Except that pesky little infatuation with her husband's brother has never completely gone away. A crush, by nature and definition, is supposed to be short-lived and should diminish over time. But, unfortunately for Hailey, it hasn't, and it's beginning to mess with what she thinks should be perfection. And, if her life is so great, why does she then find herself groping her brother-in-law in the cab of his truck like some sex-starved teenager? Or the more pressing question yet—why is he groping her right back?

Author Note: This forbidden love, erotic romance story, which has been previously published, is written in first person, and contains cheating/adulterous themes. The material has been updated and reformatted for re-release, with a smokin' new cover, as well as additional content.



Excerpt from Swap:

Looking for any excuse to leave the house, I called Katie and asked her to meet me for coffee. I knew I was putting off the inevitable but I needed more time.

We sat in the coffee shop and talked about her date. I was only half listening.

“Enough about Derek. Did you and Mike get something to eat after the races last night?” Kate asked.

“Yeah.”

“Did your other halves join you, or was it just you and your main squeeze?”

“Just Mike,” I said, playing with the lid on my cup. I almost knocked it over, catching it just in time.

“You okay, Hail? Ya seem a little tense, even for you.”

“I’m great,” I lied, and jumped when my cell phone vibrated where it sat in the center of the table between us. I reached for it, but Kate was faster.

“Mmm, it’s Mike,” she said with interest. “What does good old Mike have to say?”

“Don’t.” I reached across the table. She smirked and held it out of my reach.

“Now I have to know.” She hit the message button and opened his text. “Hails, I love you,” she began in an exaggerated soap opera voice. “You are the only one for me. Dump Brent and marry me.”

I stared at her with my mouth hanging open. She laughed at her joke until she saw the expression on my face. I burst into tears.

“What the fuck’s going on, Hailey?”

I covered my face with my hands. “What does it really say, smart ass?”

“It really reads—Quit putting me off. We need to talk. Call me when you get this or I’m coming to find you.”


Kate moved around to my side of the banquette. She placed her arms around me. “Hailey, what the hell? What have you done?”

“I haven’t done anything,” I defended.

“Then why is Mike all hot and heavy about needing to talk? What happened at the races last night after I left?”

“Nothing happened!” I exclaimed.

“Okay, nothing happened, so you’re a blathering idiot for nothing, then. I know you, Hailey, and I know how you feel about Mike. Did you do something? Something you’re now feeling guilty about?”

“I kissed him,” I whispered.

Her eyes widened. “Well,” she said at length. “That’s not so bad. A kiss isn’t something you can’t recover from.” She took a deep breath. “Just a kiss? On the lips? Did he push you away?”

When I didn’t answer, she continued, “So, he didn’t. Oh, my God! Hailey, for Christ’s sake, give me something here!” She snatched at my hands, trying to get me to look at her. “Was there more than just kissing?” Her wide, accusing gaze burned into me. “What did you do? What did he do? What are you going to do now? What about Brent?”
 
“I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know!” I whispered harshly. “I don’t even want to think. I thought this was what I wanted.” The skeptics who alleged you couldn’t love two men at the same time, were full of shit. You could. And it was excruciating.

She searched my face. “What are you saying? Are you thinking of leaving your husband?”

“I...” I hesitated.

“Look at me.” Kate used her stern voice, the way she used to in college. “This is not some story in your head.” She scowled. “You have created a whole life with Mike in that overactive organ you have stored under that gorgeous hair. You have to be sure. Be sure this is what
you want and that you haven’t made him out to be that hero in your stories. Make sure he’s worth it before you destroy everything you have with Brent. Sure you bitch and complain about him, but you have a great thing going there. Things we single girls would kill for. If you just want to screw Mike, you’ll just have to suck it up and get over it. You can’t leave your marriage because you are attracted to another guy. It will pass.”

“It’s been ten years, Katie. When can I expect it to wane?”

She rolled her eyes. “See,” she said angrily. “Who uses the word wane? No one but you, writer-girl? You’re just living out your story. Stop it. Stop it right now, before you hurt everyone you love.”

“So, why do you always push me towards him, then, Katie?” I accused. “You’re all for it—teasing me, joking about it, encouraging me to get my time with him, or tempt him into taking dirty pictures of me and such. It was all fun and games, but now all of a sudden, when it might not be all one-sided, now you’re disgusted with me?” 


“I thought it was just a fantasy, Hailey. Just a big dumb crush you had on an older guy. In
college I thought it was fun. I guess I didn’t actually realize how serious you feel about him.”

“It’s not just in my head, Katie. I think I love him.” My heart pounded. That was the first time I’d ever admitted it out loud.

“You don’t love him! You love the idea of him,” she scoffed. “Ohhh, Hailey, how do you get yourself into these things?”

She was most likely right. I had to sort out my fantasy from reality. No one could slap me out of it like Kate. She was better than a therapist.

She gave me a squeeze.

“Don’t you ever get sick of saving me from myself?” I asked.

“Naw, that’s what I do. Can’t guide my own life, but I can...” She paused. “Oh shit, Hailey,” Kate said, staring at the door. “He really meant it.”

I wiped my eyes.

“Mike’s here,” she whispered, right before his shadow crossed the table. My stomach cramped. I wasn’t ready for this.

“Hey, Mike,” Kate greeted. “I was just about to get another coffee. Want one?”

“Sure,” he said, not even looking at her. “Thanks.”

Kate vacated the seat, and Mike took it. “I told you I’d come find you,” he said, matter-of-factly, when Kate was out of earshot.

“I wasn’t avoiding you,” I lied.

“You’ve been crying.” His gaze narrowed.
“Did you tell her?”

“No.”

“Then what did you tell her you were crying about?”

“Perhaps my crying has nothing to do with you.”

“I know you better than that, but I’ll play along. Does it have anything to do with your unhappy marriage, then?”

“I never said I was unhappy in my marriage,” I shot back.

“Then why were you rolling around in my truck with me last night?” he gritted out.

“Are you saying you were rolling around in your truck with me last night because you are unhappy in your marriage, Michael?” His jaw ticked but he did not immediately respond, as Kate returned to our table. She placed a steaming mug in front of Mike.

“Sorry guys, gotta go. Got a text from Derek. He wants to meet me for lunch to apologize for last night. Call ya later, Hailey. Nice to see you, Mike.”

I gave her a look—the traitor, leaving me to hash this out with Mike when I had no idea what to tell him.

“You didn’t tell her, huh?” he accused once we were alone.

“I told her I kissed you. I didn’t incriminate you in any way.”

“Nope, no recriminations there,” he retorted angrily.

“It’s not as if she’ll tell anyone.”

“Why can you talk to her but not to me?”

“Are you telling me that you really wish to have this conversation? You are notorious for burying your feelings. Can’t we just leave it alone? You had a few beers and I took advantage of you. It won’t happen again. Do you want me to apologize? Fine. I’m sorry.”

“Well, I’d probably go along with that, if I could stop thinking about it.” He looked around the coffee shop, at anything but me.

“And why is that?” I asked. “If you were so repulsed by rolling around your truck with me?”

“I was not repulsed, and you goddamn well know it.” He finally looked at me. His lips set in a hard line. “And how do you figure you took advantage of me? Because that would imply that you wanted to roll around with me, and that these feelings are not something new for you. It wasn’t just impulse.”

“Are they new for you?” I blurted, before I thought better of it.

He frowned and shook his head slightly, then sent me a questioning stare.

“I mean,” I hurried to explain, “we’ve just been spending so much time together, I guess I just, uh...I don’t know, it was just inevitable that we got too close. And...Brent’s away so much and I guess I just rely on you far too much, and maybe we should just stop hanging out so much, and...”

“You’re rambling.”

“Yeah, thanks for pointing that out. I think we should stop seeing each other.”

“We can’t just stop seeing each other, Hails. That won’t work. In-laws can’t break up.”

“Why not? I think Cheryl and Brent would enjoy it if you and I didn’t spend so much time together.”

“Maybe. But I’m not sure that I would like it.” I watched him, as he struggled to articulate. “I like being with you. I guess I’ve come to rely on you, too.”

My eyes filled.

He sighed heavily. “Okay. We make a pact—right here, right now. No more rolling around in my truck. Or anywhere else for that matter. We keep our lips and our hands to ourselves from now on, and we promise each other it will never happen again.” He stuck his hand out.


I hesitantly took it, remembering how his warm palm had felt skimming over my ribs, lifting my T-shirt, settling around my breast, setting my skin on fire. I couldn’t promise him anything. I still wanted him as much as I always had. No, that wasn’t true, either. Now that I’d had a preview, I wanted him even more.



© H K Carlton



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Author Bio: 

H K Carlton is a multi-genre Canadian author of romance—From naughty to nice, historical to contemporary, time travel to space travel, and everything in between.


H K has over thirty titles in publication including Editor's Choice [historical romance] The Devil Take You, and Fan Favorites [romantic suspense, mafia romance saga] The Always Cambridge Series, and [forbidden love, erotic rom], Swap.

Variety is creativity’s playground—It’s where you’ll find me





Wednesday, June 19, 2019

#FreeBook ~ Besotted by Madison Michael ~ @madisonmichael_


Besotted
The Beguiling Bachelors, Book 4
By Madison Michael

♥♥♥ ~ Free June 19th - June 21st Only ~ ♥♥♥

About Besotted:

He Promised Forever, then Walked Away. Now he wants her back.

Tyler’s Winthrop, rich, handsome, elusive sees his moment to win Regan Howe slipping through his fingers. He has remained on the outskirts of Regan’s life since high school, reluctant to reveal his true past and expose her to danger. Despite their obvious attraction, Tyler has remained her friend and protector, keeping Regan at arm’s length for her own safety,

Regan Howe, won her coveted CEO position through hard work and a willingness to buck family tradition. Now, Brandon Hockney, a handsome US Senator with his eye on the White House, wants her to give it up, along with her home, friends and family for a move to DC and marriage to him.

Regan wants a family but is she prepared to leave all she loves, including the alluring Tyler Winthrop. Regan has waited twenty years for Tyler to commit. He once promised her forever, then he destroyed her trust and her hopes for a future together. Still, she cannot break the ties between them.

When Regan tests the waters with Brandon, Tyler is tapped as acting CEO, throwing the pair together, and forcing both to make a choice. Is this the end or their one last chance at love? Battling overwhelming odds and a racing clock, will Tyler be forced to release his one true love to find happiness with another man? How can he when he’s besotted?

As the danger mounts for Tyler,, can he wrestle free of his past and lure Regan away from her Senator? Join our handsome hero as he attempts to win back his love in this exciting and steamy page turner, the fourth of the sexy, contemporary Beguiling Bachelor romance series.




Excerpt from Besotted:

Regan was just too damn alluring in that dress for him to accept that he couldn’t have her if he wanted her.
He was an idiot. He should have told her years ago. He should have told everyone. Despite the tongue- lashing he was silently giving himself, Tyler was certainly no fool. “The professor” to his friends, he was generally serious and professional. He had the smarts necessary to obtain both an MBA and a law degree, and he was now CEO of LHRE and on hiatus from one of the fastest growing tech companies in the country. He kept his cool in general, but again and again he behaved like an idiot around Regan.
Since that damn frog almost thirty years ago, he had loved no one but Regan. Sometimes they made it work together, like in high school, but most times not. His feelings were unchanged, but something always stopped him from declaring his love and asking her to do the same. This time it was something insurmountable.
And yet Tyler couldn’t stay away. He was the proverbial moth to the flame, flirting with disaster every time he flirted with her. He had promised to stay away, to keep her safe,but the attraction was undeniable. Yep, prize idiot.
Returning to the ballroom after the latest threats, Tyler briefly considered sharing the conversation, coming clean with Regan and perhaps moving their relationship forward. He was at a fork in the road but remained silent, Tyler knew he was on the wrong path but couldn’t summon the will to fix it. Not only were his problems unsolvable, but she was involved with Brandon. Tyler felt hopeless.
He was preoccupied just as Regan accused, but Tyler tried to give Regan the attention she deserved. He failed miserably until Regan suggested they just leave. That got his attention. Who knew when he would hold her in his arms again.
“Come dance with me again. It would be a crime to waste that dress.”
Encircling Regan in his arms, his body responded to her nearness, even as his mind worried over the earlier texts. He was unaware of his hand stroking her back, fingers lightly skimming over her bare skin. He wasn’t thinking clearly when he pulled her close or when he dropped kisses on her hair. He wasn’t paying attention, just acting on instinct, Regan was responding, her breath growing uneven, her hands clinging to his shoulders.



About the Author:

Madison Michael is an indie publisher, blogger and the author of the Beguiling Bachelor Series as well as the novella Desire & Dessert, from her sizzling B&B Billionaire Bachelor series.

A Chicago native and hopeless romantic, Maddy was raised on Chicago culture, fairy tales, great literature and swashbuckling movies. Maddy employs that history, writing steamy contemporary romance novels set against the sumptuous backdrop of Chicago’s elite society.

After receiving a BA in Journalism from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago, Madison abandoned her writing to find her way in the corporate business world. Daughter of a librarian, it was inevitable that she would return to the world of books.

Maddy writes from high above Chicago where she can stare at its gorgeous skyline or the shores of Lake Michigan surrounded by feline assistants. When she is not writing,, Maddy can be found lost in a book, fighting for the rights of the mentally iil or dining on Chicago’s famous cuisine. Hot dogs and pizza, anyone?

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