Here in Northern British Columbia, the days are getting shorter, the leaves are off the trees, and snow will soon be coating the ground. Changing seasons are inevitable – but I'd like Fall a lot better if I knew Winter wasn't just around the corner!
Have you ever noticed how in most cases change is seen as something bad, or at the very least something to survive? We tell ourselves “change is good” when the change that is happening is hard to deal with. “What doesn't kill you makes your stronger” is another. But if the change is for the better, we don't think of it as change. It's just luck or chance or a reward for hard work.
My new contemporary romance, CHEF D'AMOUR is about change. Jemma has to be willing to let go of old fears and regrets, and Paul has to accept that his strictly laid out future plans need room for flexibility. Set behind-the-scenes on a reality show, this romance puts goals, family and loyalty in focus.
Speaking of change - today, October 30th, is my birthday. One year older, one year wiser (at least I hope so!). To celebrate, I'd like to give you a gift. In the comments, tell me about a change in your life that was good. Make sure to include an email address where you can be reached (you can add spaces if you like). I will do a random draw of all participants on Sunday, November 2nd 9pm Pacific. Winner will receive an e-copy of CHEF D'AMOUR!
Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to reading about the great changes in your life!
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All Jemma Hedge wants to do is care for her ailing grandmother, and a job behind-the-scenes on the reality show Reservations for Two is the perfect opportunity. There's one rule—no fraternizing with the cast. Easy enough, until she meets the show's sexy bachelor, Paul Almeida, the smouldering restaurateur she's already had the displeasure of meeting.
Paul risked more than money when he opened his dream restaurant. To give his fantasy a fighting chance he accepts the role of Chef d'Amour on a brand new reality show. Flirting with the women vying for his heart should keep him too busy to worry about overstepping boundaries with the crew, until he spots Jemma.
The ingredients for love are at hand. Can Jemma and Paul create the perfect blend?
Dizziness swirled through Paul and he lifted his mouth for an instant, long enough for a quick, desperate breath before dipping back to sip from Jemma again. A taste, one more, another—then she tore away, thrust away, threw his hands down. She pressed against the far wall, staring at him with her unearthly blue eyes. Her breasts heaved under her black t-shirt. A flush shaded the hollow of her throat.
His palms tingled from the silk of her skin, her tang lingered on his tongue. Need for her simmered in his veins.
She stared at him, one hand held to her mouth. He should say something. Apologize. Apologize? What the hell for?
“Are you trying to get me fired?” Her voice came out squeaky, panicked.
Oh, right. She wasn’t allowed to associate with him. “Of course not.” That kiss was well over the line, but he didn’t regret it, not one bit.
“Then what was that?” Her hand flailed between them.
“I kissed you.”
“I know that!” Her eyes flashed. “Why?”
“I wanted to.” He rolled tense shoulders. His breathing eased as his pulse steadied and he resisted the impulse to hold her hard against him, nestle her to his body. She’d probably slap him. “I have to tell you, Jemma. You are much more fascinating than any of the women on the show.”
“I’m not a contestant!” Red brightened the tip of her nose. “You can’t pick me. You have to pick one of the contestants.”
“I’ll pick who I want.” And I pick you. He didn’t dare say it out loud.
“Stay away from me.” She edged past him, grasped the door handle. “Just stay away from me.” She fled.
Brenda Margriet write contemporary romances with heroes you'd meet at the grocery store. And by that she means real-life men – sexy, smart and looking for the love of their life. Her heroines are bold, savvy and determined to accept nothing less than the man they deserve.
A voracious reader since she was old enough to hold a book, Brenda's idea of the perfect holiday involves a comfortable chair near the water (ocean, lake or pool will do), a glass of wine, and a full-loaded e-reader.
She lives in Northern British Columbia with her husband, three children (all of whom are taller than her) and various finny and furry pets.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Brenda-Margriet/e/B00AAPXIAY
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