Tuesday, 18 September 2018

RELEASE BLITZ - REVIEW: THE GOOD SAMARITAN by RC BOLDT



The Good Samaritan
By RC Boldt
Releasing September 18, 2018
 Contemporary Romance
Self-Published

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Blurb

The biggest story of her life is the one he wants to hide.

I’m homeless by choice.

I have no intention of returning to my former life after what I’ve done.

This—living among the filth and discarded remnants of others—is what I deserve.

As atonement for my sins, I give back; I help those who cannot help themselves. But it’s always under the guise of anonymity.

Newspaper headlines throughout the city are clamoring to discover my identity.  Including the beautiful woman who manages to see through my “armor.”

She has the capability to put my entire life at risk.


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In The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt, Jude has been struggling ever since he lost two people he cared about most -- his wife and his unborn child. So, he's been living on the streets, determined to protect those that need protecting. But when he protects a woman named Faith, he knows his world will change forever. She's a breath of fresh air and sees beyond the façade he shows the world. Yet, when Faith discovers who he really is, will she be able forgive him or will she walk away from their chance at happy ever after?

This is the fourth book I've read by Ms. Boldt and I've got to say that I absolutely love her style of writing. It always flows really well and this book had wonderful main and secondary characters, highly entertaining dialogue that made this story an absolute page turner and emotionally-rousing; and the plot had some tough obstacles for the main characters to overcome, but had me loving their journey to happy ever after. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time where this story gets really interesting, as how could Faith not want to get to know the enigmatic man that helps her out.

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories and I couldn't help but sympathize with the pair because Faith stays in a job she hates in order to earn enough money to pay for something she desperately needs while the hero is flooded with so much guilt over what happened to people he loved that the only way to lessen his anguish is to help people like he does. Really, redemption is important and I could understand why helping people the way he does helps him. Will Jude ever be able to move on and fully heal from his loss? 

With the main characters, I loved their back stories, their growing relationship and the obstacles they have to overcome to be together including whether they'll be able to forgive each other for keeping the secrets they've been keeping. Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous, good for the hero and I liked how determined she was to learn everything about him, even though it's palpable the hero doesn't like to talk about himself. I also liked the decisions she makes throughout this story, especially when it comes to her career. No way should she allow the words of her grandmother to hold her back from what she really wants to do. While the hero, he's been through so much and I liked all the good deeds he does for people. Really, he had me smiling every time with what a good and altruistic person he is. 

Overall, Ms. Boldt has delivered one of the best books I've read this year where the chemistry between Faith and Jude was off-the-charts; the romance was heartwarming and had me loving how these two help each other to heal; and the ending left me completely satisfied, as the hero finds closure to his past in order to have a future with Faith. Then again, I also liked how he made things right with Faith because there wasn't a more perfect time to prove he's ready for a future with her. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as Faith and Jude have come so far in their relationship and have so much to look forward to. I would recommend The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt, if you enjoy second chance romances, a story where the hero is on the road to redemption, the mysterious strangers trope, the sexy protector trope or books by authors Jennifer Blackwood, Lauren Blakely, Kristin Mayer and Rachel Higginson. 










Author Bio

RC Boldt currently lives on the southeastern coast of the U.S., enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl.



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Monday, 17 September 2018

RELEASE BLITZ - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: COUNTRY GOLD by HEATHERLY BELL



Country Gold
Wilder Sisters #1
By Heatherly Bell
Releasing September 17, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Self-Published

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Blurb

A second chance...

A scandal ended the careers of the Wilder Sisters, the chart topping country rock band. But Lexi Wilder is okay with that, thanks for asking. She's been on the road since roughly forever, and even if the scandal has followed her home to Whistle Cove, California, Lexi is going to enjoy the break. After all, there's quite nothing like the beautiful sandy beaches of Monterey Bay to calm a woman's soul.

Luke Wyatt never asked to trade fame and fortune for the only woman he's ever loved. 

Now that he's finished a punishing year-long national tour, all bets are off. He's coming back to his hometown of Whistle Cove for the quiet, the beaches, the inspiration, and the girl. Not necessarily in that order. There's pressure from Nashville to deliver more country gold like the #1 song he co-wrote with Lexi Wilder. 

But Lexi can’t forgive Luke for choosing fame over her…


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In Country Gold (Wilder Sisters #1) by Heatherly Bell, Lexi Wilder finally feels like she's able to breath and not have to worry about a thing except helping her sisters run their Gran's B & B, especially after the scandal that sent her and her sisters into hiding to get away from the press. However, when Luke Wyatt comes back into her life looking for a second chance, she doesn't know whether getting involved with him again is a good idea. Not when he's so famous and she doesn't know whether she'll ever want to be part of the spotlight again. Will Luke be able to convince Lexi that they're meant to be or will she walk away from her second chance at happy ever after because she doesn't know whether she'll be able to ever trust him again?

What a wonderful start to this series Ms. Bell has delivered in this book where second chances are possible; the main characters were relatable and likeable, as being in the music business can take a toll on one's personal life, especially when they love their privacy; and the dialogue was compelling and a fantastic combination of intense moments due to the main characters back stories and everything this couple go through on their journey to happy ever after as Luke does everything he can to win Lexi back and playful banter that had me liking the close relationship the Wilder sisters share. 

The way this story started had me liking the hero immediately, but also had me sympathizing with him because being a top country music artist is taking it's toll on him. Seriously, he needs a break and I could understand why he sees now as the perfect opportunity to get the woman he loves back. Will Lexi give Luke a second chance? How long will it take Luke to win Lexi over? Moreover, the heroine is strong and brave to have been able to bounce back from the scandal that lost her and her sisters everything and I could understand why she guards her privacy like she does now. I also liked how she challenged Luke because it's not easy to forgive him. From Lexi's point-of-view, how could he put his career ahead of their relationship, especially when he claimed he loved her so much? Is she being unfair to Luke? It takes two for a relationship to work. 

While the hero, he's confident, charming and I liked how determined he was to win the heroine back, even though he knows it's not going to be easy after everything she's been through with the scandal and then what happened between them to make their relationship go awry. I also liked that he acknowledged his fans the way he does, even though some of them get to be a bit much. Then again, he's doing a good thing for the Wilder family while he's in town, so why shouldn't Lexi want to give him a second chance. However, in saying that, she's stubborn and independent and doesn't need anyone's help. Will she accept all Luke is offering including helping with the B & B?

Overall, Ms. Bell has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong; the romance was delightful, as these two find their way back to each other; and the ending had me loving how the hero never gave up on winning Lexi back, even though there were only so many times she could doubt his feelings for her. How could she possibly believe he was using her? He's already made it as a country music artist. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, as these two are so good together and it was wonderful to see that Lexi didn't give up on her career. Certainly, her and her sisters would get past the scandal sooner or later. I would recommend Country Gold by Heatherly Bell, if you enjoy second chance romances or books by authors Erin Nicholas, Stephanie St. Klaire, Samantha Chase and Barbara Freethy.











Playlist

She’s My Kind of Rain by Tim McGraw
In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young
Make You Miss Me by Sam Hunt
Sober by Little Big Town
Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett
She’s Everything by Brad Paisley
Make me Wanna by Thomas Rhett









Excerpt

“Lexi Wilder.” 

She recognized the deep voice, the smooth sound of whiskey if it could speak. Lexi whipped around to face Luke Wyatt. Her heart hiccupped at the sight of his long and lean body braced against the side of her cottage. One corner of his mouth tipped up in a half smile and he studied her with those deep and fathomless dark eyes. 

Her mouth was dry. Knees? Liquid. “W-what are you doing here?” 

“Wasn’t going to give you the chance to say you don’t want to see me.” He moved away from the side of the house and took a step toward her. “Tour’s over. I’m home.” 

Despite her churning gut, she found her voice. “We have no vacancy. You’ll have to stay somewhere else.”

He went brows up. “Just checked in.” 

When she didn’t speak, but simply swallowed and blinked, trying like hell to regain her balance, he filled in the silence. 

“Still mad at me. Still won’t talk to me.”

She was so not prepared to deal with this today. With him. “Why would I be mad? You mean because you wrote an entire album all about our private life? Every single private and personal thing about us. After everything I’ve been through with Sabrina. No, why would I be mad about that?”

“Baby,” he said, squaring his shoulders. “It’s what songwriters do. We write about our life, the pain and the joy.”

I’d rather keep my private life private.

“I’m sorry,” he said. “I was hurting. You wouldn’t take any of my calls. You wouldn’t come see me.” 

“You didn’t seem to be hurting. You were all over my TV set, cozying up to gorgeous models and reality TV stars.”

She’d seen the woman practically on Luke’s lap at a televised awards show. And he was mad she hadn’t called him back? If he’d been hurt when she stopped taking his calls, he sure in the hell got over it quickly enough.

He took a step toward her making her take one back. No, no, no. Already she felt her body buzzing from being this close to him for the first time in a year.

“Give me a break, Lex. You know what this life is like. I didn’t even know that woman.”

Lexi did an internal face palm. No, no. It would not go this way. Check her out letting loose with all her pent up hurt and anger the minute he showed up, giving Luke every indication of how much she still cared about him. If she didn’t care at all, maybe the rumors of these women wouldn’t bother her so much. So she’d already blown her cover in the first twenty seconds of seeing him. Get a grip.

She’d expected to do much better than this if she ever ran into him again, say in Nashville while visiting Miranda Lambert to collaborate on some songs. Lexi would have another hit song by then. Maybe she’d be dating another handsome country singer not named Luke Wilder. She’d be over him by then.
Chalk it up to running into him so unexpectedly but this wasn’t how it was supposed to go. He shouldn’t still look so good to her, his beard making him look like a strong mountain man. Like a man who would take care of his woman.
For Luke, it turned out his career came first. Not her.

But the thing to do here was pretend it didn’t make a difference whether he stayed or left. Pretend he had that little effect on her. Maybe it wasn’t too late to salvage what little was left of her pride.

“I’m sorry.” She shook her head. “I’m being rude.” 

He quirked a single brow. “Yeah?”

Score one for Lexi. She’d shocked him. Good. 

“Of course. You’re a paying guest and I’m usually not so…so…”

“Pissy?” He gave her another smile, this one lifting both corners of his mouth and demonstrating he still had the power to render her speechless when he laid on the charm

“Yeah. Pissy.” She let out a half-hearted fake laugh and waved hand in the air. “Rough day. You know how it is. Sisters.” 

His brow furrowed. “And how’s Sabrina doing?” 

Luke had a front row seat to the implosion of the Wilder Sisters. He’d been performing alongside them at the stadium in Oklahoma when Sabrina had her public mini-meltdown. Even though their demise as a band had meant his opportunity for stardom, Lexi didn’t doubt he’d been sorry about the way it had all happened.

When she’d been worried about Sabrina, whose entire life from the time she’d been ten had been the stage, Luke had held Lexi every night until she fell asleep, assuring her that Sabrina would survive this. They all would. And she’d fallen even deeper for the man. Luke reminded her there would be life after all the speculation and rumors. Because Luke Wyatt knew a lot about scandal. He understood what it was like to feel like you had to apologize just for being allowed to breathe the same air as everyone else. 

“She’s okay. Still walks around with ear buds in all the time, singing and dancing. It’s in her blood. But I don’t think she wants to get back up on a stage anytime soon. None of us do.” 

He nodded, as if he understood all too well. “And you. Are you still writing?”
Not with you. 

Never again with you. 

The wall was still up and there it would stay. If anything, she’d wallpaper it. But she was a Wilder first and foremost, and yes, they could put on a show. 

She shrugged and got ready to lie. “Here and there.”

“I’m supposed to write a few more hit songs.” He held up finger quotes. “They want me back in the studio next week. So I thought I’d come here and relax. See if I can find some inspiration.” 

His gaze took a slow slide down the length of her body and she almost felt…naked. She was so not going to be his inspiration. Not this time. He’d taken enough material from her already. 

She took a breath and went for deep sincerity. “I hope you find what you’re looking for, Luke.”

And with that she opened the door to her cottage and closed it in his face.






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Heatherly Bell drinks coffee, craves cupcakes, and occasionally wears real pants.

She lives in northern California with her family.



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Friday, 14 September 2018

COVER REVEAL: MUFFIN TOP by AVERY FLYNN


“Avery Flynn knocks it out of the park again!"

- Tawna Fenske, USA Today bestselling author

Muffin Top, a hot romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn is coming October 29th and we have the new cover!


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Muffin Top
The Hartigans #2
By Avery Flynn
Releasing October 29th, 2018
Entangled Publishing






The only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that.

But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me.

That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. He’s hot. He’s funny… And he’s just apologized for being late for our “date” then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, he’s sitting down and ordering himself dinner.

I have no problem telling him I don’t need a pity date . . . unless of course it’s to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that he’s said yes?!

Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what…


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USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name. Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.  


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BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: BARE DEVOTION by GERI KROTOW



Bare Devotion
The Bayou Bachelors #2
By Geri Krotow
Releasing 11th September, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Lyrical Caress





Sweet and sultry, hot and wild…that’s desire, Louisiana-style. And there’s no one better to explore it with than one of the Bayou Bachelors…

Returning to her flooded New Orleans home to face Henry Boudreaux, the man she jilted at the altar, is the hardest thing attorney Sonja Bosco has ever done—even before she discovers she’s pregnant. Sonja backed out of the marriage for Henry’s sake. He wants to be part of his father’s law firm, and his parents will never approve of an interracial marriage. Better to bruise his heart than ruin his life.

Henry can’t forgive Sonja, and doubts that he can trust her again. But learning that they’re going to be parents means there’s no avoiding each other. Springtime on the bayou is already steamy enough…now they’re living in the same small space while their damaged house is repaired. And with each passing day they’re getting a little more honest. A lot more real. And realizing that nothing—not even New Orleans at Mardi Gras—glows brighter than the desire they’re trying to deny…

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In Bare Devotion (The Bayou Bachelors #2) by Geri Krotow, Sonja Bosco knows she needs to tell Henry Boudreaux that he's going to be a father, but it isn't easy to face him after she jilted him at the altar. Still, it's better to get it over with than let things stew and fester. Yet, when Henry discovers the truth for himself, will it bring him and Sonja closer together or was their relationship doomed from the beginning no matter how much they love each other?

Having really enjoyed the first book of this series and getting to know Sonja and Henry a little, I couldn't wait to read more about this couple and the reasons behind the heroine leaving him at the altar, and I've got to say that I loved this book from start to finish. Really, it was absolutely entertaining, fast-paced and had me reading quickly, determined to discover whether this couple would overcome all the obstacles keeping them apart including the hero's parents that think Sonja isn't good enough for their son and an ex making problems for the couple that leads to one of the main characters needing to defend themselves. Will the hero and heroine win the ensuing battles they face, especially when it comes to the ex determined to cause trouble?

The way this story started had me sympathizing with the hero and heroine, as Sonja has serious trust issues and it's understandable why she finds it hard to open up to the hero about what she's been feeling. Will he be able to accept her reason for abandoning him? Will the pair ever be able to fully open up to each other? However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time where this story really takes off, as things are awkward between them. Will they be able to work things out between them, especially when it's palpable they still love each other so much?

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories and everything this couple go through on their journey to happy ever after that made me wonder if they'd ever find their way back to each other. Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous, hard-working, stubborn and I liked how determined she was to make things right with the hero because they're going to be parents and they -- at least -- need to be on friendly terms. While the hero, he's been through tough times and I could understand why he was determined to protect the heroine from his past. Then again, forewarned is forearmed. I also liked how determined the hero was to make things work with the heroine, even though he was hurt badly by her desertion on their wedding day and doesn't know if he'll ever be able to trust Sonja again. Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero is that he didn't give up on winning the heroine back, even though she gave him plenty of reasons to walk away for good because of her trust issues. Just because her dad was a jerk, it doesn't mean Henry will ever do her wrong. 

Overall, Ms. Krotow has delivered a wonderful read in this book where the chemistry between this couple is every bit as strong as it was before everything went wrong between them; the romance was delightful and had me loving that these two find their way back to each other, even though the obstacles they face to be together aren't easy to overcome; and the ending had me loving that the heroine realizes how much she still loves Henry before she loses him for good. I would recommend Bare Devotion by Geri Krotow, if you enjoy second chance romances, the enemy to lovers trope or books by authors Peggy Jaeger, Tara Sheets, Annie Rains and Stefanie London. 








Sonja bit into the almond croissant with the hunger that had plagued her everyday of the past few weeks. Like clockwork, her appetite returned late morning after the morning nausea passed.
She knew the exact night she’d conceived the baby. Her body had felt ‘different’ after the lovemaking session with Henry that had lasted the better part of a late winter night after they’d won a particularly challenging case. At first she hadn’t been able to pinpoint it and blamed her exhaustion on prenuptial jitters. The week before the wedding her breasts swelled, her nipples became sensitive to the shower spray, and she’d felt as though her period was about to start at any moment. But of course it hadn’t. She’d known two days before the wedding for sure. Thank God she’d only shared it with Poppy. If Henry had known she didn’t think she’d have been able to walk away from marrying him as she had.
The memory of leaving her soulmate at the altar made the pastry feel heavy in her stomach and she paused, closing her eyes and breathing in and out slowly to ward off a wave of nausea. Anytime she remembered their wedding day she felt sick all over again.
“Is it that good?” Her eyes flew open at the sexy baritone that only a few weeks ago had coaxed an orgasm out of her as he spoke dirty words into her ear while he moved over her, inside her, again and again.
It’s delicious.” She put the croissant down on a napkin, next to her stack of files. Henry’s gaze dared her to look away and she never backed down from anyone, so she stared back. A quick flash of disgust shadowed his face before Henry looked away and sat in the seat opposite her, reaching over for his files. Usually they sat together, ready to work until whenever it took to get the day’s items checked off. It wasn’t going to get easy, ever, to know he thought so little of her. Knowing she deserved it for something he didn’t even know about yet—the baby—made it worse.
I imagine you need time to go over these.” A deft verbal pitch to see how she’d react. Would she go high, admit she should have been back in the office last week, or go low and blame him for her staying away, or ignore it? “Alesia sent me the files last week. I’ve read through them all.”
He had to be playing her—Alesia told Henry everything. He’d know she’d had copies to analyze. Their roundtrip tickets to Bali had gone unused, so it wasn’t as if she’d been out of the country and unable to do any work.
Any concerns?” He kept his face low, focused on the paperwork, but she saw the blood vessel just above his collar, pulsing in rhythm to his heartbeat. Whenever Henry was agitated that was his tell. She used to like to lick it right before he came. Heat erupted between her legs and made her squirm. Apparently her guilt over not telling him about the baby wasn’t the only reaction she couldn’t shake. She clasped her legs together under the heavy mahogany table, grateful Henry didn’t have x-ray vision.
No, nothing to speak of.” Her voice was low and throaty and she wished she’d tendered her resignation. It would be so much easier, especially now when every damned hormone in her body was setting off emotions she didn’t even know she was capable of. But a deft noncompete clause she’d signed when his father had hired her prevented her from going out on her own just yet.
Brilliant blue eyes watched her with usual alertness. “You sure about that, Sonja? You’re acting like something’s not sitting right with you.”
It’s just this.” She motioned very slighting between them, using her finger. “Awkward with a capital ‘A,’ am I right? We didn’t talk about it as much as we probably should have this morning.”
Of course dearest Deidre’s appearance had shut down any chance of the conversation they needed to have in private. The curiosity in his eyes turned to frosted crystal.
Let’s get it out on the table, then.” He splayed both hands on the dark polished surface, and she wondered if he’d forgotten about the time they’d both arrived to work early, too early. They’d ended up here, naked, in under five minutes. Did he see her naked body as she’d knelt on all fours, waiting for him to take her?
There is nothing here. Whatever we shared was wiped out when you decided to ignore my attempt to explain my actions to you.”
Wait a min—”
No, hold up.” He shot down her attempt to interrupt him with a flick of his hand. “You made your choice. And you’ve decided to continue on at this firm. We both need to raise the funds to get the house rehabbed well enough to sell. Fine, I get it. But don’t think for one minute that there is anything other than our working relationship at stake. We’ve always enjoyed that, correct? And I’m willing to work with you, until the day you decide to leave the firm. Because, let’s face it, I’m not going anywhere. This is my family firm. You, you’ll go out on your own or take a better offer elsewhere. That’s okay. Until then I expect the best you have to offer, and for you to kindly refrain from referring to what we shared. It’s over.”
Sonja stared at the man who’d hung the moon for her and only saw the stamp of Boudreaux on his expression. The same look his father had when she’d told him to take the money and referral he’d offered her to quit when she and Henry announced their engagement and shove them up his tight white racist ass. He’d never fire her, not as a black woman in his otherwise very white, very male firm. And regardless of his racist views, Sonja brought in a lot of business for their firm that they’d otherwise never catch. She’d expected Henry’s father to give her a hard time, but not so much Henry. She’d been a fool.
Our professional relationship never had anything to do with our personal life. Why should it now?”
Henry didn’t respond but instead glared at her. He may as well have thrown a machete at her for how his silent gesture pained her.
The door clicked open and Alesia entered with trays of lunch food, followed by two clients and Rick, the firm’s other NOLA attorney. As she and Henry stood to greet them she eyed her almost-husband. Her ex-fiancé. The man who’d broken her heart.
Henry was tall and professional looking, whether dressed in a classic suit as he was now or in cargo shorts and a t-shirt like yesterday. He’d been born to inherit his father’s firm, a lawyer’s mind part of his gene pool. And until their wedding weekend, she hadn’t seen that he’d also inherited the insatiable need to make everything appear perfect. Hence the pristine wedding they’d almost gone through with.
Henry wasn’t a people pleaser though, especially not to his parents. He’d bucked their sensibilities and desires by choosing to marry her, a black woman from a bayou family. Henry had never seen her as anything other than the woman he’d decided to marry. She believed that. What Henry had refused to see, however, was that his father was never going to leave the firm to Henry as long as Sonja was his wife. The firm was going to be dissolved and all of his father’s money given to charity, eschewing being generous to either of his sons. Henry’s younger sister, a social worker, was in the naval reserves and somewhere overseas, so she wasn’t even on the family radar. She hadn’t gone to law school; neither had Henry’s younger brother Brandon. It wasn’t about the money, which was significant, but about family legacy. Henry was the man to change it, to turn the law firm into a contemporary, relevant part of the community, serving diverse clients and causes. He saw that corporate law didn’t have to mean serving the same good ol’ boys his father had.
But Henry would never have the chance to improve upon his family legacy if she were around. The younger siblings had gotten the hell away from the family dynasty. But not Henry. Henry needed to be part of his father’s legacy in a way the other two didn’t. Because Sonja saw this, saw the need in the man she loved so desperately, she’d had no choice but to back out of their marriage. She’d do anything for Henry’s happiness, and Henry would never be happy without knowing he’d made a difference in what his father had began. He’d never forgive her for leaving him the way she did and that was all right. Sonja didn’t want Henry’s forgiveness. She’d wanted his love, understanding and trust, but her expectations had been too much.
Henry didn’t have it to give.
And as she watched him, the one man she’d ever pinned all her hopes on, she had to face the cold hard truth. She was as unworthy of trust as Henry.





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There’s nowhere hotter than the South, especially with three men who know how to make the good times roll. But one of the Bayou Bachelors is about to meet his match...

New York City stylist Poppy Kaminsky knows that image is everything, which is why she’s so devastated when hers is trashed on social media—after a very public meltdown over her cheating fiancé. Her best friend’s New Orleans society wedding gives her the chance hide out and lick her wounds...

Brandon Boudreaux is in no mood to party. His multi-million dollar sailboat business is in danger of sinking thanks to his partner’s sudden disappearance—with the company’s funds. And when he rolls up to his estranged brother’s pre-wedding bash in an airboat, a cold-as-ice friend of the bride looks at him like he’s so much swamp trash.
The last person Poppy should get involved with is the bad boy of the Boudreaux family. But they have more in common than she could ever imagine—and the steamy, sultry New Orleans nights are about to show her how fun letting loose can be…
New Orleans serves as a strong supporting character in Fully Dressed as Krotow gives an inside view on the sights, sounds, and tastes of the bayou.” —RT Book Reviews








Geri Krotow is the award winning author of more than thirteen contemporary and romantic suspense novels (with a couple of WWII subplots thrown in!). While still unpublished Geri received the Daphne du Maurier Award for Romantic Suspense in Category Romance Fiction. Her 2007 Harlequin Everlasting debut A Rendezvous to Remember earned several awards, including the Yellow Rose of Texas Award for Excellence.

Prior to writing, Geri served for nine years as a Naval Intelligence Officer. Geri served as the Aviation/Anti-Submarine Warfare Intelligence officer for a P-3C squadron during which time she deployed to South America, Europe, and Greenland. She was the first female Intel officer on the East Coast to earn Naval Aviation Observer Wings. Geri also did a tour in the war on drugs, working with several different government and law enforcement agencies. Geri is grateful to be settled in south central Pennsylvania with her husband.








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