GENRE: Contemporary Romance
About the Book
His life was good…
Zach Bennett was content to go to work, hang out with his family and friends, and entertain a woman once in a while. As his family found love all around him, he was content to stay single. Unattached. Happy.
Besides, he had enough to worry about with a new chef breathing down his neck for his job.
She faced the truth every day…
Gianna Brooks always wanted to work with people. She saw enough growing up to know kids need all the help they can get. They deserved to be safe. Loved. Happy.
Which is why she’s determined to get her new client into a forever home.
But the truth isn’t always good…
The last thing Zach needs is a little girl showing up on his doorstep claiming she’s his. Her social worker hot on her heels, and demanding a place to stay, definitely doesn’t make it any better. Especially with Gianna’s curvy body and bedroom eyes, and his daughter’s sad sweetness, making him consider keeping both of them.
Gianna knows she should run. Zach knows he should send them away. But neither of them can resist the pull toward the other.
Read an Excerpt
Gianna’s breath caught in her throat. The way Zach looked at her made her feel like a woman instead of just a caretaker for a little girl. He saw her. The woman beneath the mask that she carefully constructed to keep people out.
He stepped forward, holding her gaze. His lips quirked up at the edges. He knew how much she wanted him. How badly he affected her. The jerk. She didn’t want him to realize he held all the power.
Then his gaze slipped. His throat moved with his effort to swallow. He licked his lips and ran a hand through his hair. A nervous habit?
Maybe she wasn’t the only one drowning in desire.
“I know we said we wouldn’t do this again, Gianna, but I can’t resist you.”
Her heart skipped. She’d never had a man speak to her like that. Never had one who could turn her on with just a look and a raspy voice loaded with… need.
“What are you going to do about it?” she asked, cocking her hip and raising her eyebrows.
He grinned and rushed toward her. She thought about running, but who was she kidding. She wanted him to catch her.
About the Author
Mary E. Thompson grew up loving to read, like a good little girl. Many nights she would fall asleep with the flashlight still turned on as she hid under the covers trying to finish the last few pages of a book. As an adult, the light from her ereader means she doesn’t need a flashlight, but she still stays up way too late to finish a book.
When Mary’s not reading, she’s playing with her two kids or living out her own real life romance novel with her hubby. She has a weakness for chocolate, especially when it’s paired with peanut butter, and has been known to have a bad day just because there’s no chocolate in the house. Unless there’s wine. Then everything is okay.
Mary grew up in Buffalo, New York and swears she’s the only local to never ski or snowboard. Soccer was always her sport, with a couple adventures white water rafting and skydiving to keep things interesting. Mary moved to South Carolina for college but missed Buffalo every day. Yeah, she thinks she’s crazy, too. She somehow convinced her South Carolina born and bred hubby to return to Buffalo to raise their kids and live out their lives. He’s still not sure what he was thinking.
Mary will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
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This is a one-day, multi-site, Book Blast tour. You are welcome to visit as many of the stops as you’d like for even more chances to win.
1: Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
2: Read Your Writes
3: Author CAMilson
4: Book Magic – Under a spell with every page
6: Emily Carrington
7: Fabulous and Brunette
9: Harlie’s Books
10: It’s Raining Books
11: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
12: Linda Nightingale … Author
13: Liz’s Reading Life
14: Long and Short Reviews
15: Mixed Book Bag
16: My Reading Journeys
17: Mythical Books
18: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
19: QUEEN OF ALL SHE READS
21: Red Hatter Book Blog
22: Regan Black
23: Sharing Links and Wisdom
24: Straight From the Library
25: The Avid Reader
26: Welcome to My World of Dreams
27: Wendi Zwaduk – Romance To Make Your Heart Race
28: charline’s blog and more…
29: Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
30: Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
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It’s been my pleasure hosting Mary for this stop on her whirlwind, one-day tour.
Please come back again all week for more authors, books, and giveaways.