Knowing Nichelle by Tinsley Sellers Publication date: August 16th 2019 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
(A Beckley's Daughters Romance) #3
(6 Aug. 2019)
She’s just met the man of her dreams…but he’s not who he said he was. Neither is she. Until they get a second chance to make a first impression. Is he a sophisticated big-city lawyer, or an easygoing small-town woodworker? And if she’s not a career-driven high-powered attorney, then who is she? Hiding behind their masks is second nature until circumstances force them to see beneath the surface and realize just how alike—and in love—they really are. He’s only got one rule: no lawyers. She’s a lawyer. Burned by experience, Buck’s got a rule for a reason. After walking away from a lucrative legal position, he found his peace in Beckley. Life on the farm is simple, and his woodworking business is thriving. He’s not interested in trading his work boots for wingtips and rejoining the rat race. So what if she’s the most compelling woman he’s ever met? She’s only got one requirement: no a**holes. He’s an a**hole. After a disastrous encounter in a trendy bar, Nichelle’s convinced that he’s an over-muscled a**hole. She’s got a sleek car, luxurious condo, and elegant designer clothes. Family comes first, and her legal career is on the fastest track. She’s never met a problem she couldn’t solve on her own. So what if he can see beneath her carefully constructed façade? They’re perfect together. They just don’t know it yet. Welcome back to Beckley, Michigan! Autumn is in the air and as the days get shorter, the air gets cooler and the calm lakes reflect the blue skies and red-gold trees for a double-dose of fall color. The people are just as warm, friendly, smart, funny, and real as you remember. When you need a place to call home, Beckley welcomes you—and sometimes the family you choose is as strong as the bonds you’re born with. If you like small-town romance, you’ll like Beckley. If you like smart heroines who balance demanding professional careers with a commitment to family, friends, and finding love, then you’ll definitely like it here. If you like strong, sexy, hard-working heroes who have not-so-secret soft spots for kids, dogs, and classic cars, you may find that you never want to leave!
I enjoyed reading this book and was tempted to read the books 1 and 2 in the series, but then realised I already knew their outcomes and some of their trials and tribulations so…
I like the town this is set in, but really agree, a coffee shop is needed – perhaps then they wouldn’t spend their time so much in the tavern and get drunk quite so often!
This book gently took you into the issues with racism in the States and some areas, especially small town living. Miscegenation is a term I really haven’t heard for a very long time, and certainly not when my own cousin married a gorgeous tall girl whose father is very dark indeed and mother is Cypriot. A model to look at and I just wonder how he persuaded her into marriage..
I also suspect the issues with lawyers may not be quite as rabid here in the UK although London may be an exception to some extent.
I liked the writing style – it was clean and easy and yet you allowed you to think about issues without being over the top.
Tinsley Sellers grew up in Chicago, spending her summers with her grandparents in a tiny town a lot like Beckley, Michigan. Life took her to Arizona, Washington, and Idaho before she finally found her home in Arkansas. She is married to an amazing, supportive (and handsome!) man, with whom she has rescued three dogs and two cats. When she’s not writing, she teaches physics and engineering at the local university. When she’s not writing or teaching, she’s probably trying new recipes. She enjoys fast cars, loud music, fine whisky, and big books. In no particular order. Author links:
The Stars in Her Eyes
Love in LA Quartet #1
Contemporary, New Adult, Reverse Harem, Romance
March 26th 2019
When Creslyn Knight auditions for the role of a life time, she never expects three things:
To know the casting director—intimately.
To be insanely attracted to the three stand-in actors at the audition.
That she’d soon be putting her morals to the test when her resolve weakens.
Acting is in Creslyn’s blood, and she’s focused her sights on one thing: landing the role of a lifetime. But she’s always been told that everything comes at a cost. The casting director names his when he tells her she must make him believe she can surrender to a harem of men, or he can’t justify giving her the lead role.
Determined to prove him wrong and show him she can tap into a passion that deep, Creslyn throws herself into rehearsals. But the fine line between script and reality soon starts to blur, leading her and three men into unchartered territory. The only problem? She has a jealous roommate, a disgruntled mother, and a string of paparazzi hot on her trail, making Creslyn question the cost of everything.
In a world where some things are best kept secret, is the price of fame too high when it comes to the heart?
The Stars in Her Eyes is book one of the Love in LA Quartet and is a new adult, steamy contemporary romance reverse harem LOVE STORY that can be read as a stand-alone or as an introduction to the series. All the heat you’ve come to expect with a reverse harem, AND a storyline worthy of a contemporary romance love story. Finally, the best of both worlds!
USA Today Best Selling Author C.M. Albert writes heartwarming romances that are both “sexy and flirty, sweet and dirty!” Her writing infuses a healthy blend of humor, inspiration, and high-heat romance. She’s a sucker for a good villain but is a die-hard believer in everlasting love. In her spare time, she and her husband wrangle their two kids and enjoy spending time outdoors. When not writing or kid wrangling, C.M. Albert is also a Certified Medical Reiki Master, chocolate chip cookie aficionado, kindness ambassador, and seeker of naps
Can you tell your readers something about why you chose this particular topic to write about? What appealed to you about it? Why do you think it is different and your approach is unique?
Thank you so much for having me! This is actually my first Reverse Harem novel, and boy was it a challenge at first. I was inspired by a publisher who asked me to write a short RH for a boxset—and since I love stretching myself as a writer, I accepted even though I’d always said I’d never write a RH. But as one reader said, I always need to put a “Colleen spin” on the concept. And that was very true for The Stars in Her Eyes. I wanted the story to be realistic and not just a bunch of sex for the sake of sex. Since it’s a contemporary romance and not a paranormal or fantasy RH, I really wanted to understand the female main character and how she could find herself realistically falling for three men at the same time—let alone having an arrangement to explore their relationships sexually. This book seriously wrote itself. It’s a cliché, but it truly did. Creslyn Knight came through hard and fast demanding that her story be told, and it’s now my favorite story to date. I think it’s different than most RH’s in that it is a longer book, and is equally balanced between the HOT HOT HOT scenes you expect with an RH (and there are plenty!) and the plot-driven storyline and characters readers need with a contemporary romance love story.
How long does it take to research a topic before you write? And for this book?
I usually research as I go, when I discover I don’t know something or one of the characters throws a curve ball at me – like River in The Stars in Her Eyes, who ended up going to Julliard and was a classic cellist. On the plus side, as a result, I discovered the amazing duo 2Cellos during my research. But sometimes the topics are heavier, like with an upcoming novella where some of the characters are LGBTQ. I’ve already started interviewing several people who identify as this so I can do the story and characters justice from the get-go. But for The Stars in Her Eyes most research, particularly around location, was done as the need arose.
Would you recommend self-publishing and building an audience before approaching a publisher? If so, what benefits do you see that it might have for the aspiring novelist?
So far, I am strictly self-published by choice; most of that has been because of a need for complete flexibility in my schedule up to this point. I am also a stay-at-home parent and my family comes first every single time. That’s not always the answer a publisher wants to hear. That said, I’m lucky enough that as the kids have gotten older and are in the same school now, I am able to write a lot more than I used to during the day. In general, I do believe it’s helpful to build a strong audience and brand before approaching a publisher. It’s certainly not required, but I think it does help them to see your dedication, commitment, and business savvy ahead of time. It also doesn’t hurt for them to know you have a built in audience and to see how people respond to your stories before taking a chance on an unknown author. In today’s market, it’s not that uncommon for authors to take this approach, or for publishers to find writers who bust their butts and are able to shine in a very dense market of eBook self-publishers. I also think it benefits the author because it helps give them a broader understanding of everything that’s truly required to publish a book and be successful, because only a small percentage of that is actually writing.
What do you read when you are ill in bed?
I tend to go one of two ways, depending on my mood: YA dystopian (like The 100, Steelheart, Pure) or romance (Colleen Hoover, L.J. Shen, Skye Warren, Elle Thorpe, Melissa Foster).
What is your favourite genre?
Hands down it’s romance, which is why I write it. I’m a hopeful romantic and love characters who are able to overcome personal challenges and still find a way to open up and love. In real life there’s always a lot going on politically and socially, so I think romance is a nice escape; it strips things down to the individual level while still giving us the bigger hope that love wins, despite the odds stacked against us. Humans are very complex (alone and in our relationships), and I love peeling back their layers to discover motivation. It takes a strong person to soften and open their heart to love again after experiencing tragedy, pain, heartache, or loss. And I think most of us can relate to that. Nothing makes me happier than for characters to get their happy ever after, whatever that looks like for them.
If you recommend a living author – who would it be? A dead author?
I could recommend a dozen living authors, but if I had to pick just one right this moment, I’d probably choose L.J. Shen. I never understood the appeal of “the bad boy,” until reading her books. And she writes hot bad boys like nobody’s business. I haven’t read a book of hers I didn’t end up loving, including her latest release, The Kiss Thief. What she excels at is making the bad boy sympathetic by the end of the novel (even if he still is a bad boy). It takes talent to make a reader cringe at someone’s behaviors throughout a book but by the end everything clicks into place and you love them more than any regular hero—exactly because of everything they had to overcome to brave it all for love. There’s something about cracking open a hard heart and seeing the light. As for a deceased author, I grew up reading Bertrice Small. She is the QUEEN of sexy as sin historical romance. I’m not even a huge historical romance reader, but I devoured every one of her books and miss her greatly. She was so detailed in her knowledge of the time period, wrote an amazing anti-hero, and set the pages on FIRE. That’s probably where my love for explicit romances began, as I read my first Bertrice Small book—Skye O’Malley—when I was just sixteen.
Which author had the most influence on your writing? Your writing style? Your writing genre?
I’d probably say Melissa Foster. Her knack for writing both sweet, soul-quenching romance with a lot of heat really inspired me that it could be done well and be done successfully. Most writers are either sweet and clean, or bad and dirty. I think you can be both—which is why my author tagline nails what you can expect with my books so perfectly: “Sexy & flirty, sweet & dirty.” My first book, Faith in Love, was originally published as a part of Melissa Foster’s Kindle World. I chose to do that because I knew our audiences would be similar and I loved the world she created for her characters the Remingtons. It was an easy fit for my contemporary writing style that combines real, complex emotions with a high dose of heat and soulmate level attraction. Even though Kindle Worlds went away, I’m forever grateful that it pushed me to write and release my first book in the genre I love most.
In your opinion who is the funniest author now writing?
I don’t read as many funny books, but in the past I’ve enjoyed Laurie Notaro, David Sedaris, and Elise Sax when I needed a dose of laughter with my books.
Have you ever tried to imitate another author’s style? And if so, why?
I really haven’t, and that’s because I think for your writing to feel authentic to readers, you have to write it from your heart. There is something missing when a person just writes words to spit out books. The connection is missing. For example, I LURV L.J. Shen’s sexy AF, bad boy anti-heroes, but I would fall down all over the place if I tried to write one like her. It’s just not ME. And I think my readers would feel that disconnect in an instant. I always think it’s best to tell the story your way, because you’re the only one who can. The best feedback I get from readers is when they say they are touched by the way I was able to so easily blend heart, hope, and high heat—and I think this is my own unique style and brand – my “Colleen spin!” One of the best reviews I got was simply, “Fun, sexy, and poignant.” That’s what I try to hit every time.
What have you done with the things you wrote when in school?
I have kept them, but haven’t published any. In high school I wrote a lot of very angsty, depressing poetry. My dark years. Haha! I still have every horrible poem because that was what I was needing to release through my writing at the time. In college, I wrote more non-fiction and poetry (which got marginally better when I was told I could throw everything I thought I knew about poetry out the window).
Do you have any pets?
Absolutely! I think pets bring so much happiness and healing, so I’m a big believer in the strong connection you can forge with your pets. (I have had one soul mate kitty and one soul mate dog.)
If so, what are they? We currently have 1 dog, 3 cats, 1 fish, and a bearded dragon. My daughter wants a chinchilla since she just lost her fish named NASA, and I’m obsessed with adorable little hedgehogs, but I doubt either will join our household. We have enough chaos right now!
And what are they called? Dog, Beau. Cats: Patty, Sarah, & Leo (who is our asshole kitty; there’s always one). Fish: Javier. Bearded Dragon: Waffles.
Do they help you write? Beau is my faithful companion. Sometimes the cats curl up with me, but Beau always is my sidekick. I write in a big club chair for comfort, and Beau is always napping on the couch right next to me in the sun, just being near me for love and comfort. It’s sweet.
What is the funniest thing they have done while you are writing? Mostly it’s just Leo who chases the other cats. I’ve been concentrating before on a really intense scene and two cats will tear through the room at warp speed, flying off the couch over the coffee table like mini super heroes, all spitting and hissing. Scares the bejesus right out of me every time because it’s so fast and unexpected. Leo is ALWAYS the instigator too. Haha!
Do you want to add a photo of them to this Q&A? Sure. I’ll attach a rare photo of Leo not being an asshole and snuggling up with my baby Beau on the infamous couch in my writing room.
Thank you so much for having me today—this was fun!
Born of Nothing
(The Fae Games #4)
Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publication date: March 5th 2019
It was over before it began. A druid woman and a Fae man—we were two people from different worlds, only by chance did our paths happen to cross. He was beautiful and damaged and totally captivating. If only I could have continued to buy into the propaganda of fear and hate my people had taught me about the Fae, then maybe I would have believed him to be the savage he appeared to be. Instead, I offered the cryptic man my help. The time I spent with him allowed me to see the man he was behind the chiseled, formal exterior. What developed between us was tender, intimate, and totally unexpected. My druid family was not as enlightened as I was. My mom didn’t want me near the Fae; she certainly never would have understood that I had developed feelings for a Fae man. I tried to keep my private life a secret. I tried to keep the peace, but my mother’s threats and intolerance left me with no choice. I had to make the hardest decision of my life. I had to leave the only family I’d ever known. I just never imagined what I’d face when I didn’t make it out in time…
Questions for Authors:
Can you tell your readers something about
why you chose this particular topic to write about? What appealed to you about
it? Why do you think it is different and your approach is unique?
Games Series encompasses a number of genres. The duet that started the
series is more traditional Fantasy Romance, however, each spin-off evolved into
its own story. When I began to write Ashley and Cat’s books, I wanted to be
true to their characters rather than write a story that “fit” in the exact same
style as the first two books. That makes my series a bit tricky to categorize
because the books vary as the series progresses. Cat’s story in Born of Nothing is substantially more
emotional than the other books while her love story is more tender and sweeter
than Rebecca and Ashley’s. Similarly, the same action-packed adventure would
not have befitted Cat as it did the other ladies. I think this makes my books
somewhat unusual because most series tend to stick to a certain formula. Fortunately,
as an indie author, I have the freedom to dictate my own path, and I love how
the series has unfolded.
How long do you think about a topic before
deciding to write about it? Do you have a set of notes or a note book where you
write down topics that appeal before making a decision as to which topic this
time? How long does it take to research a topic before you write? And for this
I haven’t been at this long, but so far, I
tend to focus on one story at a time. I do have a collection of story ideas set
aside, but I only delve into an idea once I’ve decided on it as my next
project. I thrive on organization. Developing multiple storylines at once
sounds entirely too chaotic for my taste. I spend a couple weeks developing a
story, then a couple more fleshing out the outline and researching. Born of Nothing came together faster
than any of my other books; it practically wrote itself. I had the book fully
outlined in about a week! I’ve started outlining the next book, but its plot is
more complex, and the outline process is taking substantially more time.
Would you recommend self-publishing and
building an audience before approaching a publisher? If so, what benefits do
you see that it might have for the aspiring novelist? Does writing provide
sufficient income to live on? And how long did it take before this happened?
I don’t have any experience with acquiring an
agent or traditional publishing, so I can’t speak on that endeavour. However,
I’ve quickly become well-versed at self-publishing. What I would tell a new
author is to enter publishing like you would any other business—come with
start-up capital. There are so many options out there for readers, you will
have to spend money to get your work in front of those readers (not to mention
production costs). I’ve been extremely fortunate that at six months from
publishing my first book, I am covering my expenses—that is to say, I’m
breaking even. While money is coming in, it’s not going in my pocket. AMS
sponsored product ads are crucial in my experience, and I would recommend
keeping your prices low to encourage sales, which boosts your rank (helps your
placement in Amazon algorithms). There’s so much involved in publishing, it’s
definitely an art in itself.
What do you read when you are ill in bed? What
is your favourite genre?
I love all things romance. I often quit
reading a book if there’s no obvious romantic thread. I’ll read historical,
contemporary, new adult, erotica, paranormal… However, I’m not a fan of
insta-love or super sweet romance. I love a bad boy, anti-hero and complexity
to my characters.
What have you done with the things you wrote
when in school?
I had no aspirations of writing earlier in
life, so I have no secret manuscripts tucked away from school. That would be
nice, but no. My parents were stunned when I called to tell them I’d written a
book and planned to publish it myself. At 40, I did an about-face and changed
careers from university contract attorney to romance author—who would have
Do you have any pets?
If so, what are they?
And what are they called?
Do they help you write?
What is the funniest thing they have done
while you are writing?
Do you want to add a photo of them to this
German Shepherd/Poodle mutt—Harley
Siamese cat brothers—Batman and Robin
(pics below and thanks for having me!!)
The picture below is Joker. He’s a giant baby, always in need of
attention—he even carries around whatever he can fit in his mouth like an
offering. Look what I have brought you,
please love me.
This is Robin, my momma’s boy. He is super affectionate and often
interrupts my work for cuddles.
Jill is a Texan, born and raised. She manages the hectic social calendars for her three active children and occasionally spends an evening with her dashing husband. Aside from being an author and a mom, she’s an attorney, travel junkie, and voracious reader.
Life on a llama farm, set in remote “Seneca County,” West Virginia, transitions from contented to chaotic in this final novel in the Hillwill trilogy -- all under the watchful eye of canine guardian Ralph. Five years after we first met northern urban transplant Beatrice Desmond, she is finally adapting to her mountain hollow among the wary “born-heres” and is more open to the blessings in her life. She has developed a rewarding mother-daughter relationship with troubled local teenager Clara Buckhalter and is inching toward marriage with dashing, but complicated entrepreneur Tanner Fordyce. Meanwhile, Clara sets off on a productive new path, one that would have been unthinkable had Beatrice never come into her life. All of that progress is suddenly jeopardized by Clara’s scheming mother Charyce. Ultimately, the upheaval touched off by Charyce’s schemes serves as the catalyst for new beginnings for the Seneca County misfits (even Ralph).
Questions for Authors:
How long do you think about a topic before deciding to write about it? Do you have a set of notes or a note book where you write down topics that appeal before making a decision as to which topic this time?
There’s been no set time-frame
for thinking through novel ideas. Once an idea seems to have legs, I set up a
“fermenting file,” which will collect odd bits of research (90 percent of it
never used) and random notes to myself. My initial idea may change dramatically
even before I start writing, as well as during the writing process. I’ve
published four novels now (and am currently working sporadically on two at the
same time) and with every one, I start out knowing how the novel should begin
and how it should end. So far, that certainty has not changed. It’s that large
space in the middle that gets tricky. After the first few chapters, I
inevitably get stuck. This is probably because my novels are so
character-driven and the characters start having minds of their own and taking
me places I didn’t anticipate going. If I let them talk to me, without my
losing control completely, the workflow changes halfway through the novel. At
that mystical halfway point, I suddenly know how to get to that previously
envisioned final chapter. Suddenly, I’m able to chart out six or seven chapters
at a time. The main challenge then becomes keeping up with the flow. I may
still get stuck occasionally, but nowhere near as profoundly or frequently as
in the first half of the writing process.
How long does it take to research a topic
before you write? And for this book?
The research time frame varies
with every book. My first two books were non-fiction, ghostwritten with a
deadline and overall subject area someone else proposed. That was a much more
structured process than for fiction writing. With both of those non-fiction
projects, I had six months to deliver the draft. In both cases, I spent four of
those months researching and two months writing. Although there was some
spillover, the research and writing phases were largely segregated.
With fiction, there’s much less compartmentalization.
Reinventing Hillwilla required the
least amount of research time of any of my books. Even though I wrote it as a
standalone, it is, after all, the third in a series, with the same venue and
same principal characters. So those characters were well-developed by the time
Chapter 1 ended up on paper. Nevertheless, there were lots of facts I had to
check — for example, about the legal system, about the exotic locales Tanner
visits, etc. And before I plunked Clara in the middle of Wellesley College, I
trekked up to Massachusetts and chatted with students to get a better sense of
the current campus culture. That way I had something firmer than memories of my
own college years, and I learned about some key changes in campus venues and
One final comment about research…
My most valuable research tool is bald observation. A favorite pastime is to
park myself, solo, in a restaurant, in a region that will be the venue for part
of a novel. Then I shamelessly eavesdrop on conversations at nearby tables.
I’ll make mental notes of vocabulary choices, pronunciation, phrasing. At one
point, I overheard a local speak about the need to “ponder” something before finding
the solution to a problem. That verb struck me as downright eloquent, uniquely
West Virginian. And you’ll hear it coming out of Ben Buckhalter’s mouth.
What is your favourite genre?
My favorite genre? Hmmm, depends
on my mood. I’ve certainly had my cop-shop whodunit phase, cozy mystery phase,
family saga phase, biography/autobiography phase and period novel phase.
Literary novels are a constant, however. Especially those involving flawed,
complicated characters with dark pasts. Not surprisingly, those are the kind of
novels I want to write, too.
If you recommend a living author – who would
it be? A dead author?
Recommendation of a living author?
When it comes to wordsmithing chops, the first name that pops up is Alexander
McCall Smith, author of the Botswana lady detective agency series and the
Scotland Street series (my favorite), among many, many others. That man can
string words together so eloquently, combining both economy of language and
lyrical flow, he just makes my jaw drop. He also has a talent for delicately
tweaking certain social trends, without coming across as preachy.
As for dead authors, oy, so many.
If I focus on economy of language, John Cheever and Emily Dickinson come to
mind. Both could pack so much into so few words, in very different ways. Both
had an appealingly dark sense of irony, too. Writers who stretched my brain — but
made that painful effort worthwhile — include such greats as Shakespeare,
Goethe, Rilke, Eliot. I’m sure I’m forgetting others who had a major influence
Have you ever tried to imitate another
author’s style? And if so, why?
No, I’ve never tried to imitate
another writer’s style. But I’m sure I’ve subconsciously absorbed elements from
other authors. Perhaps because I spent most of my professional life as a nonfiction
ghostwriter, it’s really important for me to speak in my own (unique, I hope)
voice as a novelist.
Do you have any pets?
Do I have pets? Is accounting
boring? The numbers are down to a precious few these days: one soft-eyed
English setter who looks a lot like Ralph (but was born years after Ralph); one
English cocker spaniel with the swagger of a rhinoceros and a great sense of
irony; and one gray barn cat who has staff.
If so, what are they?
Over the years, my life has been
blessed by llamas; a string of English setters, one Old English Sheepdog (hmmm,
there seems to be a pattern here of English-bred dogs), one mutt; one ginormous
Newfoundland; a bunch of rescue and feral cats; a series of fancy long-haired
cats (Himalayan and Birman); one Peruvian guinea pig (whom I named Fash, short
for Fascist Pig); and two parakeets, who got me through the terrible five-year
era when my childhood family was dogless.
Do they help you write?
Yes, my pets help me write. I
can’t remember how many dog-walks have freed up writer’s block. Mainly, my
animal companions have safeguarded my sanity, which fiction-writing constantly
Do you want to add a photo of them to this Q&A?
If you’re interested in pictures,
you need look no further than the cover of Reinventing
Hillwilla. My current setter Finnegan ably stepped up to portray the
spectral Ralph. But, yes, I had to bribe him with treats.
Melanie Forde is a veteran writer, ghosting in diverse
formats—from academic white papers to advertising copy. Under her own name, she has published numerous features
and commentaries about the natural world, as well as the first two novels in
the Hillwilla trilogy (Hillwillaand On the Hillwilla Road). She
lives in Hillsboro, West Virginia.
Unlucky in Love
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
January 30th 2019
Lucky in Love.
That’s the name of the dating app I picked, hoping to find Mr. Better Than Average so I can hold off planning my future as a cat lady.
I’ve been distracted eyeballing a tall, dark, and handsome Latin hottie who works in the library with me. He is way out of my league, and a woman has needs if you know what I mean.
Finding a man shouldn’t be hard when all I have to do is swipe left or right. It’ll weed out the slimy men who have Bad Date written all over them.
Yeah, I’m learning quickly that I’m rather unlucky in love after all. The men I pick need warning labels, kissing lessons, and a good talking-to about manners.
Should I throw in the towel, or will this series of bad dates be exactly what I need to win Mr. Right?
A millenial love story? Or why dating apps cause havoc.. or provide you with bad dates or with males that are on the app for really good reasons! Beware.
So this a romantic story of finding love in your workplace – which is where most people used to find their partners before apps came along. And how getting to know someone slowly works better than the instant date from an app.
An adult theme about romance and dates with explicit scenes but very much in the milieu/trope.
I thought it quite sweet with some fun aspects, and the bad dates remind me of some that I had when young – the paintballing for me was pot-holing… even when I told him I was claustrophobic he didn’t believe it until I had hysterics deep in the ground! And as he was the pot-holing club leader it proved very embarrassing for him to have to bring up to the surface.. And then there was the Indian guy who insisted on showing me his wool vest and also insisted that all English girls had sex on the first date. I proved him very wrong.. Oh the bad dates we women have all had…
AJ Renee is the author
behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving
Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to
three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida
with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in
Psychology while working at the library.
She loves to write
steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing
or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family
or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all
things New Orleans.