Forgive me, I’ve missed the occasional Sunday Snips in the past few weeks. Life sometimes intervenes and our writing has to take a back seat while other important family matters take precedence.
Here’s a small snippet from my next release, A Heart in Conflict (Challenge the Heart Book 2), which will be coming soon from Books We Love.
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Opposites attract, it is a well-known fact. At times this leads to insurmountable conflict, when at other times, sit back and watch the fireworks.
Steve Tanakis considers himself cool and calmly confident. Head of a fashion business, he needs to be in control of his life and his business decisions. He decides it is time to find a suitable mother for his son. Through with the pain that comes along with passion, he now considers what he wants is an unemotional wife, one who will fit well into his way of life.
Georgie McNamara, assistant designer in his fashion house, is flamboyant, vivacious, and gregarious, the antitheses to his idea of the perfect choice. The tiny whirlwind turns Steve's organized lifestyle upside down, somehow worming her way into his, and his son’s life, foiling all his plans to find that uncomplicated wife. Along the way Steve comes to realize there is a lot more to this bundle of feminine trouble than he first thought. Is she more trouble than he can handle?
And here’s my snip:
“There’s no need to be embarrassed. I have put someone to bed before, you know.” He ignored her hostile glance. “You wouldn’t have been happy if I’d left you in the chair, would you?”
That’s precisely what she would rather he’d done, or woken her so she could go home, but she said, “You’re right. Thank you for being so thoughtful. I was waiting up to see how Mrs. Fisher got on, and must have dozed off.” What in heaven’s name did he think when he found her in his domain? “I hope you didn’t think I’d been snooping...in your study. I was looking at your books.”
“And what do you think of my reading tastes?” he asked, a whisper of a smile creasing his sexy mouth.
“Boring, to be precise.” She shrugged at his pained expression. “Sorry, but your tastes aren’t a bit like mine. I mean…I don’t know what I mean,” she blundered to a halt, concentrating on her fruit.
Glancing up, she caught an odd heated look in his eyes which puzzled her. “Why is Jimmy so upset with you?”
“I have to go to Singapore. Jimmy’s displeased because I can’t go away with him for Christmas. He’ll have to go to my parents’ house, which he objects to.”
“I can see his point.” Her face burned and she groaned inwardly.
“We can’t have everything our own way,” he said. “He knows I have a business to run. He’s quite used to me going away.”
Georgie took her eyes off the fruit again to look at him, then wished she hadn’t. She was extremely aware that he’d picked her up, carried her up the stairs and placed her in bed. His hands rested easily on the table and she stared at them dazedly. Those hands had tucked her between the sheets. Feverishly hot she pushed her hair back; lifting it from the slope of her neck.
“This is a fun romp through the fashion world in Australia. Steve Tanakis is a dark, brooding hero with a fragile heart and a penchant for neutral colours. Georgie is a free spirit who surrounds herself with bright hues and lots of laughter. Their love story is touching, funny, and very moving. How Georgie wins her man and finds her dream job, and how Steve conquers Georgie’s heart, is a fast-paced, beguiling story that kept me turning pages until way after midnight.”—Review by Jennifer Macaire
Please take a moment to wander over to these blogs for more Snips and Stuff:
http://mizging.blogspot.com (Ginger Simpson)
http://connievines.blogspot.com.au/ Connie Vines
http://yesterrdayrevisitedhere.blogspot.com/ Juliet Waldron
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