My Sunday Snips & Stuff this week is taken from Kate’s Dilemma Book 3 in my Challenge the Heart series. I am currently working on this one and haven’t a cover to show you yet.
What happens when two people who are both of the same mind—this being to steer well clear of emotional entanglements—happen to be struck down by instant attraction.
Kate last met Liam when she was bridesmaid at her sister’s wedding. A gangly uncertain fourteen year old, going through the painful problems associated with growing up, she took an instant dislike to Liam, who made fun of her. When her recently widowed sister talks her into reluctantly accompanying her to her brother-in-law’s home, which just happens to have been built by architect Liam, Kate falls in love with the house and, unfortunately for her, finds that she soon has corresponding feelings for its owner.
Liam cannot believe that the tall, insecure teenager he met at his brother’s wedding years ago has blossomed into this beautiful, talented woman. His inbuilt antennae that had served him well, stood every chance of being annihilated if he didn’t watch out. This book was previously published as Look Into Your Heart
And here’s a small snip:
Kate wasn’t sure how Liam viewed their brief meeting, but was sure he'd forgotten it.
As if conjured by her thoughts he entered the room, silently, with the grace of a panther. Kate hadn’t been quite sure what to expect, but Liam was just as good-looking as she remembered. In fact, apart from a few grey hairs at his temples, he’d hardly changed.
Always angular, he seemed taller than ever. Used to being as tall as her dates, it was a pleasant surprise to be confronted by a man she could look up to. Their eyes clashed across the space separating them and his expression proved him as arrogant as ever. Kate tried to come to terms with a peculiar tingling sensation that had begun in the region of her navel and was now sending messages to every nerve ending in her body.
At Viola's wedding they took an instant dislike to one another. At fourteen, Kate, in the painful throes of growing up, felt like a great galumphing fool in her bridesmaid’s dress of aqua and white. Liam made fun of her, and she'd fled to the bathroom in tears.
Kate hated the idea of being a bridesmaid. Self-conscious of her towering height, she'd felt a fool next to her dainty sister. Her hair had been her one saving grace, its rich auburn splendour setting off the aqua in the gown. Liam had been full of mocking contempt and her already touchy adolescent ego was thoroughly shattered by his remarks. Kate vowed she would despise him forever.
“What a great book! I loved the Aussie humor, and of course read the entire book in my head with an accent which made Liam even hotter (as I love accents). Giving into the desire of the man she knows she belongs with will take Katie on the wildest ride of her life.... A tantalizing page turner that will make your heart skip a beat every time Katie and Liam are together." Jenn Nixon
When Fate Decides (Challenge the Heart Book 1) is dedicated to all the women out there who dream of having a man like Jack in their lives—and to those who are blessed by having one.
“When Jack Delaney re-enters widow Tessa’s life, her world is turned upside down by this handsome, successful, much younger man.”
“This is an unforgettable love story that I didn’t want to end and when it did, I wanted to start reading it again. Tessa is a wonderful heroine who has to regain her self-esteem and learn to love again. Jack is a man sure of what he wants and doesn’t mind using everything in his power to get it.” Hattie Boyd Word Museum
“As a romance hero, Jack is one of the best! …expect to spend a few sleepless nights reading this page–turner and enjoying the scorching love scenes between Tessa and Jack!” Jennifer Macaire for A Romance Review
A Heart in Conflict (Challenge the Heart Book 2)
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.
“Georgie’s voluptuous charms and vivid style captures more than the executive’s attention. And Steve’s unbridled passion for Georgie leads to a partnership that goes beyond plan or design! This down under charmer by Tricia McGill is sure to please!”—Lynda LaPorte
“Tricia McGill has created a story with a charming spirited heroine, a virile masterful hero, delightful supporting characters, and a thoroughly satisfying finish. Her familiarity with the fashion industry is evident.” Fran Keighley,
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