When love is new, or when attraction between two passionate people is so great that you can cut the tension with a knife, it is easy to get caught up in a moment, perhaps even the moment. You find yourself in a situation you didn't anticipate. Sparks and pheromones are flying, and suddenly you are caught--caught in the moment, caught in the rapture, caught in a snare, caught with your pants down. Uh huh.
Those are some teachable moments, certainly. Sometimes those moments can be the grandest examples of foreplay. Other times they turn into mistakes of epic proportions, all because you failed to read the tea leaves.
Rowan Delaney and Vince Girardi, the heroine and hero in my forthcoming novel, BELLA ROSA, find themselves in just this situation...well, really it's Rowan who has misjudged the situation--big time.
Will she regret her impulsiveness, or will this turn into the grandest foreplay?
She sat on his bed in the cool room bathed in morning light, with a mug of coffee in her hands. The digital clock on his nightstand read 8:30.
Available in March, published by Lazy Day
This is the city.
Murder and violence is all in a day’s work for Lieutenant Vincent Girardi. But there is something about this murder that doesn’t add up. When a piece of paper with an address written on it is found at the crime scene, Vince discovers that perhaps this victim wasn’t the intended target.
Dr. Rowan Delaney is biding her time. In less than a week she will give testimony that will rid her of a painful past once and for all, and grant her and her two children the freedom she has been seeking for years. When Lieutenant Vincent Girardi and his partner show up at her door to question her about the murdered woman across the street, and then suggest that she may have been the intended target, she refuses all help or protection, intending to fulfill her obligation in front of the Grand Jury without interference from anyone—including the handsome cop darkening her doorstep.
But the Lieutenant has other plans. He is convinced the pretty doctor was the intended victim, and he is determined to find out why, starting with Rowan’s absentee husband, head of a notorious drug cartel. Vince is determined to see the woman and her children safe; Rowan is determined to start her life over—after her testimony.
Can Vince protect her without his feelings for her getting in the way? And can Rowan accept his care, along with a heavy dose of hubris and alpha dominance, without losing herself in the process?
And will their growing love be enough to save them from the evil that will not take no for an answer?
Jade Cary writes Romantica and Romantic Suspense, on the rocks with a twist. Bottoms up!
SITES I DIG
A FADED ROMANTIC
ALTA HENSLEY, ROMANCE AUTHOR
ART OF AUTHORITY
BASIA ROSE, AUTHOR
BLACK VELVET SEDUCTIONS
BOTTOMS UP BOOK REVIEWS
CARA BRISTOL, AUTHOR
CDD FOR LIFE/PATTY DEVLIN
CELESTE JONES, AUTHOR
THE DISCIPLINED FEMINIST
EMMA K. GARDNER, AUTHOR
FREDDY AND EDDY - A WEBSITE OF ALL COUPLES
THE HAND OF LOVE
HEART AND SOUL
THE IMPROVED CHAUVINIST
KARLA DOYLE, AUTHOR
KOREY MAE JOHNSON, AUTHOR
LAZY DAY PUBLISHING
MY BOTTOM SMARTS
RENEE ROSE, AUTHOR
SADEY QUINN, AUTHOR
SARADORA'S SPANKING FICTION
SUE LYNDON, AUTHOR
TROLLOP WITH A LAPTOP