My Sunday Snippet this week is taken from A Dream for Lani, Book 2 in my Beneath Southern Skies series, Contemporary Romances set in Australia. Both books are still available on Countdown for 99c at Amazon in the US & UK. But hurry, sale ends in a few days.
Cosseted all her life, Lani Moore inherits a fortune, but yearns for a loving family. The chance to grab that arrives when two youngsters talk her into taking a flat in their house. Their father, Ryan, is enchanted by the air of intriguing melancholy about his new tenant. Will Lani’s lonely heart find the love she wants above all else?
A hairdresser did her best with Lani’s dark brown hair, shaping it to curve softly to where it fell just below her shoulders. The style suited her oval face, but she knew there was nothing extraordinary about her looks. She had a flawless complexion and clear hazel eyes, a too full mouth, high cheekbones and a chin she thought too severe—looks that didn’t merit second glances from men.
He on the other hand had the kind of face and physique that would attract many glances from women. There was an aura of raw sexuality about him that made her mouth go dry. And his eyes were incredible. Here was a man who knew his worth and was in complete control of his life.
Lani shook herself as she realized she was staring at him.
“Please forgive my casual appearance,” he said.
When she’d caught him on his knees her eyes were drawn to the muscular thighs beneath the denim, and briefly she’d wondered why a businessman should be dressed in jeans and a sport shirt. She shrugged.
“Greg, my partner, has been called out suddenly. A family catastrophe. I was forced to give up one of my rare days off to take his place.” He grinned again. “I was rather enjoying my holiday too.” The look that crossed his eyes intimated the pastime he’d been involved in must have included a woman.
A kind of cloud settled over her and Lani wondered what was wrong with her. Why should she be upset that a man she’d just met had a woman in his life? He was the kind of man who would attract the opposite sex wherever he went. A very masculine man, who probably had the entire female population panting after him as she was now.
“I believe this is the best book I have ever read! I probably think something similar when I finish a book, but I have never before printed the words. Lani Moore had relocated to Victoria, Australia, to try to start over. Never again would she allow anyone to get close to her just because she was rich. She wouldn’t lie about it; she would just keep her mouth shut. She had always been quiet and withdrawn from the hub of activity, so that should not be too hard! When she met Ryan Bachus, a realtor, she thought she noticed some interest—until she mentioned that she needed a farm to board her horse…
Ms. Tricia McGill keeps enticing us into the story with her wit and charming manner of writing. Of course, there is love and there is disaster. The love ebbs and flows and the “near hits and misses” just tug at the heartstrings. The ending may be predictable (after all, who wants a bad ending) but the journey is unforgettable! I urge you to read this winner!” 5 stars Brenda Tulley for TRS
A Dream for Lani, Beneath Southern Skies Book 2.
Lonely Pride, Beneath Southern Skies Book 1.