Castaway Cove (August 6th) has received yet another great pre-publication review, this time from Cocktails and Books, which is one of the coolest blog titles yet. Here's the short version. You can click on the link below to read the entire thing.
"I really liked both characters, who showed a vulnerability about them that made them hesitant to put their hearts on the line. . . This small town romance sizzled between the radio king and his scrapbooking queen, and left people wanting more." ~ Cocktails and Books
This excerpt is from a scene where former American Forces DJ Mac Culhane (who's Midnight Mac on Shelter Bay's KBay station), has invited listeners to call in to a discussion on what women expect from a man. Although she keeps vowing not to call, Annie, unable to resist their mutual attraction, picks up the phone, knowing he'll keep this conversation, as he has from the beginning, off the air.
The phone buttons lit up. Mac figured Cowboy and the others could wait because there was one caller he was not going to risk keeping on hold.
"I was hoping you were listening," he said.
"I like country music," Annie said.
"See, we have something in common."
"Well, that and kissing," she admitted. He thought he heard a smile in her voice.
"That's a damn good start."
"I suppose so." She paused. Then said, "How long do we have?"
"The song runs four minutes, forty-seven seconds."
"That's a long one."
"Hey, I try."
"I'm glad you honked when you drove past the store today," she said.
"Can't not compliment a pretty woman in a red dress," he said.
"I thought maybe you'd stop." Another pause. Then a sigh. "And this is sounding so like high school."
He laughed because damned if he hadn't been thinking the same thing. "I wanted to. Especially when you flashed me."
"The wind caught my skirt," she countered, but he could practically see that cute color rising in her porcelain pale skin. "And it didn't go that high."
"High enough it had me wanting to bite your thigh."
"Don't." She almost moaned it.
"Just being honest. So, yeah, I wanted to stop, but I wasn't sure you wanted me to. I was also pretty sure you didn't want me kissing you on Main Street where everyone driving by could see."
"No. Of course I wouldn't." She didn't sound as if she entirely meant that. Which was a good thing. Wasn't it?
That's it for this week! One person who comments, chosen at random, will receive an autographed copy of any backlist Shelter Bay book or A Woman's Heart, the first in my Irish trilogy, and where Mary, from Moonshell Beach, first appeared as a rebellious teenager. Winner's choice. The winner will be announced here on the Friday photo blog.
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