Hey! We made it through another week without going insane. Well done, us! I was happy to get back to work (even though it's in my house) and last week went by really quickly.
I still have enough groceries to last me a month. Must be because I've gone out to eat a few times? I know I shouldn't, but I can't help it.
Thank you for voting for my book to win the Book LoveRRs Club selection! Voting hasn't ended, but it looks good so far. Thank you, thank you! I hope you entered the Book LoveRRs Club because if you did, you could win a copy of Take Two (assuming my book is the selection).
Finally, do you want to win an Amazon gift card and tons of books (including Take Two)? head on over to the Escape Into Romance Facebook party. The live event already happened, but the after-hours go on until Sunday, April 19th, 9 PM California time.
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This week's snippet follows from the past few weeks. This scene takes place about 2/3 into the book.
Rachel cleared her throat and pulled back. It was now or never. “Roger, I’m really sorry for what I said in that interview. I’d just realized the only reason I was invited on the show was to dish about you, and then he asked me that question about all things Scottish…” She cupped his face with her hand and looked him in the eyes. “I was trying to make a joke and it came out all wrong.”
Roger didn’t move. She heard him take a few deep breaths. He closed his eyes, hiding his emotions from her view.
“Yes, knowing you has been a good thing for my writing career, I admit that.” Rachel stood up, tightening the sheet around her, and started to pace in the feeble light of the cabin. She needed the anchor of physical movement to give her courage to get through this. “But not in the way I’m sure it sounded in that interview.”
Is their love real or fiction?
Rachel is a teacher and a single mom who’s picked up the pieces of her life after a horrible marriage. She’d thought her ex-husband was the man of her dreams. He wasn’t. She’s moved on and written a historical romance novel, Swashbuckler, that’s been picked up by Hollywood.
Roger is an actor who doesn’t trust women. He’s made bad choices in his past that have come to haunt him in the present, especially the choice that came packaged with blonde hair, large tits, and a marriage that was doomed from the start. Roger thought they were in love—turns out his wife was a social-climber more interested in his status than his heart. He doubts there is a woman alive who can love him for who he is, and not for his fame or for the fantasy he presents to the world.
Both Rachel and Roger have been burned by love, trusting a reality that turned out only to be fantasy. Will their fear succeed at keeping them apart? Or will they break through the barriers and allow themselves to love once again? After all, sometimes reality is much sweeter than fantasy.