Monday, January 16, 2017

Book Cover Reveal for In the Moment by Alison G. Bailey (GIVEAWAY)

Readers looking for a gut-wrenching read will be drawn to this tale of healing through the power of love.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of In the Moment by Alison G. Bailey, then get ready to add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this romantic tale of sacrifice make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $20 Amazon GC and signed copy of this book too!


Life is made up of moments. If you’re not in one, then you’re not living.
Cadence Fletcher wants to start a new chapter in her life. The problem is, the nightmare she’s been living for the past two years has stripped away her identity, leaving behind only a shell of who she used to be. Until one night. One random meeting. And one moment, brought her heart, soul, and body back to life.
From the very first moment he saw her, Luken Schaffer couldn’t get Cadence out of his mind. He wanted her. He needed her. And wasn’t going to back down until he got her.
But when Luken reveals a family secret, Cadence is torn between living the life she always dreamed of, and sacrificing it all, so that Luken has a chance at the future he deserves.

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AUTHOR INFO:

Alison G. Bailey is an award winning, Amazon and International bestselling author living in Charleston, South Carolina. At an early age she fell in love with writing, reworking scenes from her favorite TV shows and movies with new dialogue. Alison wrote and produced several stage plays before turning her sights on the book world.
Under the influence of a copious amount of Diet Pepsi and nonstop listening to her Spotify playlists, Alison writes unique emotional stories full of love, laughter, and romance.


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Book Tour for Falling For the Player by Jessica Lee (Review & GIVEAWAY)


Fans of m/m romance will find themselves quickly caught up in all the angst of opposites attracting in this journey to HEA full of ups and downs.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Falling For the Player by Jessica Lee, along with my impressions of it, then add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this scorching tale of reunited lovers make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win 2-$5 Amazon GCs too!

Bad boy and former NFL running back Patrick Guinness is tired of meaningless sex. Ever since his scorching hot one-night stand three years ago, no one has interested him. So when Max Segreti wanders into his mechanic shop—and his life again—Patrick can't stop thinking about the totally-out-of-his-league law student and the possibility of getting him out of his system once and for all.
Max Segreti has spent his entire life doing what his father wants. But when he runs into the hotter-than-hell player he’s never been able to forget, he’s not thinking about studying for the bar. A distraction is the last thing he needs, but after an encounter leaves him wanting more, Max embraces the chaos that Patrick brings…even as he knows it can’t last. They're too different to ever have a future together.

EXCERPT:

Jumping up, Patrick yanked his soaked shirt over his head.
Damn, that shit is hot!
“Oh, fuck!” Max grabbed the wet shirt and tried to soak up the remaining coffee dripping off Patrick’s skin. “God, this is my fault. I should have been more careful.” Then Max jerked his own T-shirt off and blotted Patrick’s chest with it, his expression twisted with concern. “Are you okay?"
He was fine. Not that Max would stand still and listen long enough to find out. Fuck, the guy was too adorable. Patrick was lucky the coffee had been Max’s heavily creamed version and so not hot enough to do any damage.
Patrick braced his hands on the other guy’s shoulders, trying to hold him in place, but it wasn’t working. “Max,” he called out to him.
“Do we need to get you to the ER?"
“I’m fine."
“Shit, Patrick, I--"
Seizing one of Max’s wrists, Patrick hauled him against his chest, bringing a halt to whatever else he’d been about to say. Max looked up, his eyes wide, stunned.
“I’m okay,” Patrick whispered. He couldn’t stop drinking in the other man’s features. Strands of Max’s dark hair had fallen forward onto his forehead. The guy had the most expressive dark blue eyes, with small flecks of amber around the pupil he hadn’t noticed until now. Patrick followed the bridge of the man’s perfectly straight nose lower to where it ended above the carved V of his mouth. Outside of his looks, Max was everything Patrick never went for, smart and obviously rich, judging by the expensive car and his big-ass condo. Back home, the only way he and Max’s type would have mixed would have been when he worked on their cars. Funny how his popularity as a football star placed him, for once, on the other side of the tracks. Someone who would soon be rolling in the big bucks. The pink tip of Max’s tongue appeared, momentarily short-circuiting Patrick’s train of thought as Max licked his full lower lip.
Fuck.
Patrick wasn’t sure who moved first, but the next thing he knew, he had his fist clenched in Max’s short, thick hair and his lips sealed against Max’s. A hard shudder of pleasure raced over him, and Patrick’s cock bucked against the confines of his zipper. Max groaned, his mouth roaming every inch of Patrick’s mouth, as if he couldn’t get enough. But Patrick matched his every move, unsure who needed the contact, the pleasure, more.


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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Fans of m/m romances will find this tale an entertaining read, a bit predictable at times, but one that will pull you into the angst-ridden connection between two men from very different worlds.  As Max and Patrick work through issues of self-esteem they also struggle with familial judgments that had me rooting for them every step of the way.

Max has always been the responsible one, always doing what others expect of him, until that one unforgettable night with a college football player on the cusp of fame.  It's a night where he let loose and indulged and it ruined him for any other man since.  Despite that one moment Max has stayed true to his graduating law school and keeping his orientation out of the public eye as his father desires.  A chance meeting with Patrick though reawakens old desires and takes them on a journey of desperation that has the differences in their incomes a major roadblock.  From the first page to the last Max remains sweet and kindhearted, only wanting to love and be loved by Patrick.  For so long his father has made the way he lives his life a dirty little secret and he's accepted it. Being with Patrick though inspires him to stand up for himself in a moment that had me cheering.

Patrick's always known he was bi-sexual and has sowed lots of wild oats throughout his college football career with each one less memorable than the last.  It's not until the night where he's feeling at his lowest that he meets the one man he's unable to forget.  The years since then have been unkind and left him a different man, one less self-assured in some ways except when it comes to his desire for Max.  Theirs is a combustible relationship that always feels as if it's on precarious footing with every erotic encounter feeling frantic.  Patrick's clearly a dominant, in and out of the bedroom, and the result is someone who's a bit touchy when it comes to money which leads to a big (and unnecessary) misunderstanding.  He's also a man weighed down by the pressures of raising his brother alone and anger at not living up to his expectations which left me heartbroken for all he's lost and rooting for Max to heal him.

On a whole this is the kind of romance you've seen before with obstacles that are predictable.  What saves this story is the main couple, who are far from perfect, but captured my attention nonetheless.  Their personalities may be different with their unequal socioeconomic statuses and natures but they're decadently delightful together as they burned up the pages.  Max is the calming influence with the positive outlook while Patrick is brooding and darkly sensual. I liked both of them but wish more time had been spent getting to know them on a more deeply personal level as their burgeoning relationship seemed to be all about sex.  Surrounding this combustible couple is a small cast of secondary characters who subtly influenced Max and Patrick's relationship.  From Max's supportive best friend to his judgmental father to Patrick's troubled younger brother these influences end up feeling stereotypical with roadblocks quickly resolved.  Ultimately this is a story that kept me fully invested in the HEA of two men who clearly make each other happier despite their differences and I recommend it for the warm fuzzies the conclusion left behind!

My rating for this is a B-

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


AUTHOR INFO:

Jessica Lee is an EPIC eBook Award winner and international bestselling author of paranormal romance. She lives in the southeastern United States with her husband and son. In her former life, Jessica was a science geek and spent over twenty-five years as a nurse. But after the birth of her son, she left her medical career behind. During that transition, she discovered her passion for writing romance and has never looked back. Jessica Lee is currently published with Entangled Publishing and Resplendence Publishing. Plus she has several self published titles available.


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Book Review for Finding Kyle by Sawyer Bennett


Opposites attracting and a life full of secrets drive this romance of a hero whose past haunts him still and the kindhearted young woman he's drawn to despite the danger to her heart and soul.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Finding Kyle by Sawyer Bennett, along with my impressions of it, then add this just-released small-town romance to your bookshelf!

When you’ve lived your life as a criminal...
When you’ve done unspeakable things...
When your soul has become dark and stained...
The path to redemption begins where you least expect it.
Kyle Sommerville is in hiding and doesn’t want to be found by anyone. Certainly not by his quirky, free-spirited neighbor who’s managed to push her way past the walls he’s built around him. But Jane Cresson’s indomitable will and insatiable curiosity about her reclusive neighbor makes it impossible for Kyle to stay immersed in his dark world.
Little by little, she claws through his shell.
Day by day, she gets him to smile a little more.
Night by night, they both find pleasure they never knew existed.
When Kyle’s terrible past is exposed, Jane begins to think she’s in over her head. Can her love for this broken man finally clear his path to redemption, or will Kyle’s darkness finally extinguish every bit of hope she’s put into him?

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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Those looking for a romance that puts readers through a gamut of emotions will want to add this charming and sexy read to their bookshelf.  From its likable characters to its fun and flirty banter to feelings of suspense permeating the story, readers will find themselves quickly captivated and sad to see this story end.  From the first page to the last it's a hard book to put down.

Kyle always wanted to be a hero and took great pride in becoming an undercover agent to bring down a corrupt MC.  The line between hero and villain became quickly blurred though as he got caught up in his role and took part in acts that haunt him still.  In hiding and presumed dead, after bringing his MC down, he awaits the trial in which he'll give his testimony and finally get back to his life.  Being in hiding is a frustrating time, tedious and lonely, as he tries not to make an impression on anyone that will bring danger to his door.  With a sexy neighbor, who doesn't take no for an answer, within arm's length hiding out soon becomes more difficult though.  With her sweet smile, kind heart, and innocent questions it's hard for him to remain aloof as he becomes more drawn to her.  With his time in town running out, and with danger coming ever closer, his heart and soul won't be the only thing left broken in a burgeoning relationship that brought a smile to my face.  Kyle's a dramatically different man after his years spent with Mayhem's Mission, he's harder and more jaded, unable to see goodness in others or himself.  He's content to be alone, biding his time until he meets Jane with her boundless energy and unending goodness. She wears him down and becomes the lone bright spot in his tainted life.  With obsession outweighing common sense he undertakes a relationship with her that reminded him of the man he used to be, and who he longs to be again, which left me aching for him.  Ultimately, Kyle's a good man who sacrificed his very soul to do what was right and is now paying a heavy price before getting a reward he never expected.

Jane's the proverbial good girl.  She never seems to stray from the path of goodness, content with the life she's made in her hometown.  Her life is ordered and quiet, but it's all her's which gives her a feeling of pride.  She's an unconventional heroine in some ways, quirky with her knowledge of film quotes, but with a backbone that won't let her back down from anything.  She's always gone for the good guys before but soon finds herself drawn to the tatted-up bad boy next door.  They start out as tentative friends but soon become more in a relationship fueled by desperation as Kyle's time in Misty Harbor winds down. Jane's immensely likable and loyal with a heart of gold and joy that radiates off her.  She's a bit quirky and somewhat naive about sex but is just what Kyle needs to find his way back to the land of the living.  Being with Kyle gives this kitten claws and I enjoyed seeing her stand up for herself when her ex seeks to bruise her ego.  Throughout the story Jane's the perfect heroine, bringing joy to one and all, and deserves her richly rewarding HEA after rescuing a man who saved so many others..

From the first page to the last I found this a sexy and satisfying romance.  With a main couple you can't help rooting for in a relationship that's sweet and scorching I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.  Theirs was an erotically-charged friends-to-lovers connection that nicely balanced steamy interludes with intimate talks and playfulness to keep me fully invested in their HEA.  While their romance was fun to see flourish, I found the suspense a bit lacking.  Once danger came knocking it was resolved before it barely began, despite how much build-up preceded it.  Along with a memorable main couple came a colorful cast of secondary characters, denizens of a quaint small town who subtly pushed Kyle and Jane together.  Jane's friend Miranda was more than subtle in pushing them together and I enjoyed her bold and brash nature that was in juxtaposition to Jane.  The two of them together were an entertaining match that made me want to be their friend too.  On a whole this was a fun and flirty story about redemption that wore its heart on its sleeve and kept us entertained every step of the way!

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from NetGalley for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


AUTHOR INFO:

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.
A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.
Sawyer likes her Bloody Mary’s strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Book Spotlight on Behind Closed Doors by J.L. Berg

Readers who are drawn to naughty boys will find the protagonist of this romance a truly decadent delight.  With a naughty theme featuring an arrogant boss and the assistant he becomes obsessed with, readers will find their eReaders combusting once they download this scorching romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Behind Closed Doors by J.L. Berg, then add this tale to your bookshelf while it's on sale for $0.99!

My name is Roman Cavenaugh and I’m kind of an asshole.
Running a company isn't easy, especially when everyone expects you to fail, so being a jerk? It comes with the territory.
I don't have time to mess around, and I sure as hell didn’t see her coming.
Cara Hamilton—she was supposed to be off limits…a temporary employee brought in during my assistant’s maternity leave.
But, in the blink of an eye, she became so much more.
An obsession I couldn’t shake.
So yeah, I may be an asshole, but now, I finally had a purpose, and soon, she would be mine.
All’s fair in love and war…

EXCERPT:

"Can I ask you something?" she said, drawing my attention away from the monotony on my computer screen. I looked up to find her eyes dead set on mine. It was unnerving.
She usually tried to avoid direct eye contact with me. Maybe I intimidated her. Perhaps she found me attractive and the idea of lusting after her boss bothered her.
Believe me, it bothered me too.
In a very physical way.
“Go ahead,” I answered, unwilling to break the intimate connection she'd started.
"When you saw me… at the club that night," she said, her eyes wavering just slightly. "What was it you saw in me? I mean, was it just the clothes?"
My eyebrows furrowed in confusion. Even though I'd said we'd never speak of what happened that drunken night two weeks ago, I saw something in her eyes that needed an answer.
That needed something more.
"Why are you asking?"
"It's nothing, sorry. I'm being stupid," she backpedaled, as she began fiddling with the hem of her skirt.
Looking back at our few interactions, I suddenly noticed the difference in how she'd acted today. Her normal never-ending stream of word vomit was there, but behind it, there was an internal struggle going on. The hemline wasn't the first thing she'd fidgeted with. I'd watched as she'd pulled at the collar of her shirt and then, as if she'd realized what she had done was wrong, quickly lay it flat again.
"Does this have something to do with the way you're dressed today?"
Pink tinged her cheeks once again.
"You noticed?"
I simply nodded, not trusting myself with words in that moment.
Because I’d more than noticed. It’d been damn hard not to think about anything but.
"A gift from my boyfriend," she replied. "He said my old clothes didn't fit in with our new life style. It was a very generous gift," she added, never forgetting that politeness she'd no doubt been taught since birth.
"But?" I questioned, waiting for her to continue.
"But… I don't feel like me anymore," she finally admitted.
"And I'm guessing the night in the club was another gift of his as well?"
It was her turn to nod.
I could see the indecision and worry gnawing at her. Someone like her, sweet, honest and good… she was meant for better things than a life with a man who didn't appreciate her.
Leaning forward, I made sure she saw the sincerity burning in my eyes as I spoke. "That night in the club, I'll admit, I noticed the dress first."
She opened her lips to speak but I held up my hand to stop her, wanting to make my point.
"And today, when you walked in, I couldn't help but give a second… or third glance at the way that new skirt hugged your ass."
Her eyes widened at my blatant honesty.
"So yes, the clothes may grab my attention for a moment or two, but the fact that I'm still interested, two weeks later? That's you, Cara. That’s all you."
And just like that, I'd crossed the line.
I’d hit on an employee.
And there was no going back from that.

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AUTHOR INFO:

J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series, The Walls Duet, and the Lost & Found Duet. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Book Spotlight on Dangerous Crush by Crystal Kaswell (GIVEAWAY)


As a reader obsessed with rock star romances I'm thrilled to bring you this tale of a jaded rock star drawn to his bandmate's untainted little sister.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Dangerous Crush by Crystal Kaswell, with its Forbidden and scorching romance, then add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this second installment in the Dangerous Noise series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 Amazon GC too!

With my money, my looks, and my rock star fame, I can have any woman I want… any woman except her.
Kit.
Piper.
My band mate’s baby sister.
The one woman I can’t have.
The one woman who won’t get out of my head.
Those big blue eyes, those sweet pink lips, the cheeks that flush at the slightest provocation...
I want her under me, groaning my name, shaking with desire.
I want her more than I’ve ever wanted anything.
She’s too good for me. Too sweet. Too innocent.
She’s never even seen a naked man before.
I shouldn’t be the one to take Piper’s virginity.
But there’s no way in hell I’m letting another guy fill her with pleasure.
Piper
Kit.
The bassist in my brother’s band.
The guy I’ve been crushing on forever.
The tall, dark, handsome musician who keeps everything to himself.
He looks at me like I’m an innocent flower.
We’re only friends. We’re only ever going to be friends.
I need to stop thinking about running my fingers over the lines of his tattoos.
I need to stop wondering what his tongue piercing would feel like against my--
I need to get over him.
But the more I get to know him, the more I want to get under him.

EXCERPT:

"I was just kidding about you kissing me." She sets her empty mug on the coffee table and presses her palms to her thighs. "I wouldn't even want to kiss you if you'd been kissing that trashy groupie. Not that I'm judging but-"
"You're judging."
"Maybe."
"I didn't kiss her."
"Oh, so you just told her to get on her knees and that was that?"
"Pretty much."
"Oh." Her cheeks and chest turn red. "Well, it's just... if you want. It is a tradition, to kiss someone at the stroke of midnight. It's good luck." Her eyes go to the TV. "We only have a minute left."
I'm tempted to spend the entire minute seeing how nervous I can get her.
But I'm not that evil. "It's good luck."
She nods.
"It's just a peck between friends."
"Yeah. Right. We're friends." She forces a smile. "You swear you didn't kiss her?"
I chuckle. "You don't want some groupie's sloppy seconds?"
She nods.
"I swear on my left hand."
"Which do you need more for the bass?"
"They're both integral."
"Okay. I guess that works then." She looks from the TVdown to fifteen secondsto me.
I grab the remote to turn the volume up. I can't remember the last time I actually counted down to the New Year. Want to do it right.
The TV booms. "Ten, nine, eight."
Her cheeks flush as she scoots closer. "You don't have to."
"You telling me you don't want to?"
"Seven, six, five." The crowd at Times Square goes crazy.
Piper shakes her head. "I want to." She moves closer.
"Four, three."
I move closer.
"Two, one."
I move close enough to kiss her. My eyes close, my lips connect with hers. She tastes like cinnamon, salt, and sriracha.
She's soft.
She's eager and hesitant at once.
I want to keep kissing her. Want my tongue dancing with hers, want her body under minewant her groaning as I make her come.
My hand plants on her knee. It's desperate to slide between her legs and stroke her to orgasm.
That is out of the question.
I pull back and shift to my side of the couch. Something about the kiss lingers. Not just the taste of her, but this feeling in my chest. I can't remember the last time I kissed someone sober.
It's different.
Good different.
She's bright red.
Fuck, she really is cute enough to eat.

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AUTHOR INFO:

Crystal Kaswell writes scorching hot new adult romance. When she isn't writing, she is chain drinking tea, binge watching Law and Order, practicing yoga, or debating which fictional character would be the best in bed. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband.
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Book Cover Reveal for Taming Marco by Alexis James


The friends-to-lovers theme steams up the pages in this upcoming tale of opposites attracting when a rich man falls for a woman who's anything but average.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse at Taming Marco by Alexis James, the second installment in The Moran Family series, then count down the days until this book releases on February 14th!

Playing the field does have its perks.
Hot…passionate….naked perks.
Marco Moran knows all about those perks. Wealthy, successful, and fully committed to being single, he’s content strolling through life with numerous women traipsing in and out of his bed. Unapologetic, he embraces the life of a single man, doing all he can to avoid tying himself down.
Amita Morales has a mediocre life….a decent job, a car that runs, a boyfriend she tries convincing herself is worth staying with, even though any love she might have felt for him died years before. Meeting Marco Moran is nothing more than an inconvenience, and yet their attraction to one another is undeniable.
When Amita is suddenly single, everything changes. For the first time in years, her future is open to possibility and happiness. But friendship is the name of the game for Marco and Amita. The committed bachelor in him will gladly settle for friends with benefits, but even he is surprised at their off the charts chemistry. Will she be able to tame this wild playboy? Or will she have to reconcile herself to a life with a man who is determined to remain unattached?

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AUTHOR INFO:

Alexis James lives on the beautiful Central California coast. When she’s not spending time with her hubby of almost 30 years or her amazing kids, you can find her tapping away on the computer. She loves reading, spending time with family, reading, camping, reading….and writing too! She enjoys a good date night, an inexpensive glass of wine, and any story that can make her smile and/or cry.
Alexis’s first novel, “Losing Faith”, was released in September 2014. Her second novel, “Loving Emma”, is a standalone, though it does feature some characters from “Losing Faith”. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Book Spotlight on The Eligible Billionaires Boxed Set (Books 6-9) by Maggie Marr


Readers looking for a collection of sexy bad boy billionaires will get just that in this box set featuring the Travati brothers and their four steamy tales of finding HEA.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of The Eligible Billionaires Boxed Set by Maggie Marr, then add it to your bookshelf!

Get all four Travati Brothers in one low-priced boxed set. The sexy Travati Brothers Justin, Leo, Anthony, and Devon and the women who tame them are in one boxed set.  Read A Forever Love, A Billionaire for Christmas, A Convenient Arrangement and A Forbidden Love. Enjoy each luscious love story of these Bad Boy Travati Brother Billionaires!

EXCERPT:

...from A Forever Love
Justin Travati didn’t have a son. In his twenties he’d been as diligent about preventing accidental reproduction as he was with takeovers and acquisitions, and he was damned good about due diligence in deals. Now, years later, children weren’t an option.
Or so he’d thought.
His hard stare pulled away from the Manhattan skyline outside his office window and flicked toward his computer screen. His eyes traveled the words strung together in the e-mail. Impossible. The correspondence had to be a prank, a hoax, a way to extort money from him for whatever ill-conceived plan this person named Max had.
Max. Justin’s father had been named Max. His child? Named Max?
Impossible. Utterly incomprehensible. He pushed the button on his speakerphone. “Liza, get me Roger in security. Tell him I need him now.” Without listening for his assistant’s response, he clicked the Off button. Again, for the fourth time, he read the words sent from someone claiming to be his son with the name Maxwell Hayes. He clicked on the address. MHayes@RockwaterFarms.net.
What the hell was Rockwater Farms? With swift finger strokes across the keyboard, Justin searched. His eyes ate up the results. A picture of rolling hills, an enormous red barn, wheat, livestock, and a restaurant … the best restaurant between Chicago and San Francisco. Which wasn’t saying much. The middle of the country was a wasteland of repressed, unimaginative people. But this place...
He scrolled. Then clicked on the Team button. The chef, Nina Hayes; her father, the founder of Rockwater Farm; and the CEO … A. Hayes.
His heart jackknifed. A roar filled his ears.
Fire-red hair, a halo of untamed curls framing her fair-skinned face and bright green eyes, high-cut cheekbones, and a mouth with lips … those lips.
He remembered those lips.
He remembered that mouth.
He remembered that hair gliding through his fingers.
One night. How old had the boy in the e-mail said he was? He clicked back to the correspondence. Counted the years in his mind … clicked back to the picture of Aubrey. Older now, but no less beautiful. He guessed no less feisty and no less self-righteous than she’d been fifteen years before. A sigh crossed his lips.
Damn.
The impossible was possible, and in his soul he knew...
Justin pressed the button on his speakerphone. “Liza, book me dinner at The Red Barn at Rockwater Farms. Once we have a date then clear my schedule and call the pilots.” His gaze remained locked on Aubrey’s eyes. It would seem there was something interesting in Kansas after all.


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AUTHOR INFO:

Maggie Marr is the author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She writes smart, sexy, women and the men they love. She got her start in Hollywood pushing the mail cart at ICM, but quickly rose through the ranks to become a motion picture literary agent. As well as writing, she maintains a boutique legal practice dedicated to the needs of creatives & entrepreneurs. She is the current President of Los Angeles Romance Authors (LARA) and legal adviser to the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA). Maggie loves all things pop culture and when she isn’t taking care of her clients or writing she can be found reading, chasing kids, or exercising her rescue pup