Whew! I never thought I’d make it to this day.
When you craft a book, taking care with each detail, it can seem ages roll by before you make it to release day. That’s how it’s felt for me and my journey with The Stand-In, my new contemporary romance.
Now, we haven’t quite made it to release day yet…that comes Feb. 9. However, we have officially made it to preorder day! Yay! The Stand-In is now available for a discounted preorder exclusively at Liquid Silver Books at http://www.lsbooks.com/pre-order-coming-soon-romance-books-c322.php
Do take advantage of this special price. Come Feb. 9, the book will be available at Amazon, ARE, Kobo and will follow at iTunes and B&N. I appreciate your support and hope you fall in love with these characters.
Here’s a teaser:
Failed actress Winn Busby is at the end of her rope. With no money and no prospects, she accepts the one job she never thought she’d see on her résumé. Professional bridesmaid. It should be easy. If only the idea of weddings and vows didn’t give Winn a case of the hives. Her role becomes more challenging when she’s told a reporter will shadow her work for a men’s magazine article.
Working for Player Magazine is Patrick Lincoln’s worst nightmare. A former political journalist, he used to write thoughtful columns for one of Toronto’s most respected papers. That is, until he was blackballed for allegedly sleeping with the boss’s wife. Overnight, Patrick becomes the city’s most reviled bad boy. And now he’s forced to write a seedy expose on, of all things, a bridesmaid.
Patrick begrudgingly accompanies Winn to a series of strange weddings. As they are forced to work together, he learns there is more to the stand-in bridesmaid than puffy dresses and pretty speeches. She, in turn, begins to question whether or not Patrick actually deserves the derision of his peers. As much as they fight their attraction, it begins to threaten their work and their sanity.
For so long, Winn has felt second-best. A stand-in. She finally meets a man who believes in her value. But can she let go of the past and accept him?
He frowned and shook his head. “I’m not a very good date, am I?”
“Oh, you’ll do. You’re taller than I am, which makes for good dancing dynamics, and you bring me drinks at regular intervals. Oh, and you’re tolerable in your tux.”
He stepped closer, a little too close for her comfort. “Just tolerable? I tried really hard tonight. Showered and everything.” His gaze dropped to her lips.
“Well,” she replied, clearing her throat. “I suppose you look good in the tux. Does that appease your ego?”
He ran a finger over her bare shoulder and down her arm. Her skin flushed with goose pimples at his touch. Already too deep for her peace of mind, his voice grew husky with desire. “Winn, I’m nowhere near being appeased.”
He leaned in. He was going to kiss her again, and she already knew she’d allow it. God help her, she’d kiss him back with everything in her. Lips, tongue, teeth, foolish heart.
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24309704-the-stand-in