by Suzanne McKenna Link
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Word count: 113,000
Loving someone through their hard fall from grace takes a lot of grit.
In school, Toby Faye was a moody kid who sat in the back of class and looked like he wanted to be anywhere but there. Claudia Chiametti, the perfect student, always sat in the front row. She might have forgotten him if it weren’t for the fact that his family had been involved in two tragic events. In the small town of Sayville, Long Island, many knew of the family’s dark history.
Hired on as a caretaker to Mrs. Faye, Claudia is thrown into the lives of the widow and her son — a world where sadness lingers and old wounds run deep. Now twenty-one, Toby is not so quiet. A mass of muscles and unruly hair; he is a real head turner. He is jaunty with the confidence his masculine good looks afford him. While not immune to his sexual advances, Claudia sees beyond the cocky grin. Up close, his blue-grey eyes expose something else.
Despite her father’s stern warnings about the family’s violent history, Claudia is empathetic to their plight and vows to help both mother and son move past the hurt. This endeavor forces her to face situations she never imagines possible. She must be tougher than she’s ever had to be. Does Claudia have the grit to love Toby through his fall?
This book is available from Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble. Continue reading “Book Brief: Saving Toby”
Television producer Charlie Trager spends his days working with beautiful women on a daytime talk show. But underneath his cool façade, there’s a hollow spot in his heart, waiting for the right man to ease his loneliness. Then he meets the show’s next guest, a handsome young politician with a bad case of nerves — and a secret that could turn both their lives upside down.
The Picture of Cool, the new contemporary romance by Laurie Boris, is available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK.
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The Picture of Cool
by Laurie Boris
Genre of this Book: Contemporary Romance
Word count: 14,000
Television producer Charlie Trager spends his days working with beautiful women on a daytime talk show. But underneath his cool façade, there’s a hollow spot in his heart, waiting for the right man to ease his loneliness. Then he meets the show’s next guest, a handsome young politician with a bad case of nerves—and a secret that could turn both their lives upside down.
This book is available from Amazon. Continue reading “Book Brief: The Picture of Cool”
by Brenda Perlin
Genres: Contemporary fiction
Available from Amazon
In “Shattered Reality” we learn what shaped Brooklyn, the trials of an unhappy marriage and a deep abiding love that would not be denied. We meet a troubled, spiteful wife, who does not want to become an “ex”.
Will Brooklyn and Bo survive, or will all be lost to a bitter woman?
“You know what, Brook? You need to do something. Anything. I don’t give a shit what it is, but you need to do something. I can’t work all day and come home to these stupid problems every day. Brook, do something. Just do something!”
We made our way home in silence and when we got home, I went straight to bed without even washing off my makeup even though mascara covered my entire face.
The following day Gerard woke me up with kisses. That is how we worked things out. He would explode and then later feel bad and try to make up. For me nothing had been resolved, and all I could feel was cold. I shut down completely and by then Gerard was just too busy to notice. He was exhausted, but I didn’t feel I deserved to be talked to like that. I really tried to get it to work out well, but it didn’t.
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