- Blog Tour: Trusting Again by Peggy Bird
- Introducing a New Author: Meet K.A. Last
- Cover Reveal: Feeling Death by D.T. Dyllin
After years of struggling, Cynthia Blaine is finally getting recognition from Seattle galleries and buyers for her designer jewelry. Her life seems to be on an even keel. Her professional life, that is. Her personal life is less exciting than a cloistered nun’s. After a messy breakup with a man who decided he needed a woman who could help his career more than a mere artist could, she’s steered clear of anyone who could hurt her like that again.
Then Marius Hernandez comes into a gallery where she was working. He’s a successful coffee broker; he’s to-die-for handsome; he’s sexy and charming. And he’s very, very interested in her.
Marius woos her on a sailing trip through the beautiful San Juan Islands during which their romance lights up the summer nights. Soon after they return to Seattle, he leaves on a six-week business trip to Central America, vowing he’ll return to her. But just before he’s due back, Cynthia gets a shock. And when she goes to Portland to pour out her heart to her best friend, she has another shock. Marius is in Portland, not where he said he would be. And he’s with another woman.
It’ll take more than a good cup of coffee to get Cynthia and Marius to their happily-ever-after.
Oh my goodness!! I LOVED this book!! It had just the right amount of drama, chase, love, and steamy sex! A very big CONGRATULATIONS to Peggy Bird for writing a book that grabbed and held my attention from word 1, page 1!!
Cynthia is an upcoming successful glass jewelry designer, has a tight circle of friends, is making the social circuit for an artist, but has a non existent personal life outside of her girlfriends. She is overcoming a heartbreak of not feeling good enough for successful men, thanks to a jerk who dumped her to climb his own social ladder. It seems that she has figured that she will be a lonely home body and will have to learn to accept her fate.
Now enter Marius Hernandez... a successful, absurdly wealthy, amazingly HOT, and seemingly attached man that she has not one, but two chance encounters with. Marius commissioned Cynthia to design a Cleopatra collar for a lady "friend" a couple of months ago. On a night out with her girlfriends they run into Marius all alone at a table for four. They needed three seats, and he had three empty seats... perfect solution!! Chemistry between Cynthia and Marius is obvious to anyone in the room, but Cynthia is determined she will not give her heart to another man she considers on a different social tier than she is.
Marius is immediately attracted to Cynthia and has been thinking of a way to get in touch with her since meeting her when he bought the necklace from her. He sees that she is guarded and plots his plan on how to get her to open up to him and possibly go on a date. His work is more cut out for him than he planned once he gets her alone and he knows this relationship is going to take time and effort... which he is determined to have with her. They hit it off once Cynthia lowers her guard and they spend an amazing summer traveling and loving each other.
From the start, Cynthia believes this will only be a summer fling... or so she tells her heart and tries not to invest emotionally into Marius.. which is a feat in itself! She prepares herself for the infinite goodbye that she knows will come.... but Marius has quite a different view on how they will end. He plans to travel to Central America for business and come home to Cynthia. If only she can believe him. Towards the end of his trip, Cynthia believes he is in California. She has quite a shock when she sees him at a fund raising event in Portland.... with another WOMAN!!! This is the 2nd shock of her night, so she immediately loses her temper and refuses to talk to him.
I could not help but root for Cynthia and Marius in this love story. They were a perfect match for each other and balanced one another out so well. Peggy Bird did an amazing job at describing each character to make you fall for each of them and made it difficult of who you wanted to be he "winner". I give Trusting Again 4.3 stars on the knock my socks off scale!!
Born in Philly, I’ve spent most of my adult life in the Pacific Northwest where I have happily grown webs between my toes and moss behind my ears. I pursued a number of careers—nurse, legislative staffer, lobbyist, public affairs consultant, non-profit association executive, workshop teacher, oh, and mother and wife—before deciding to leave it all for what I’ve loved through every stage of life—writing. I've been published in anthologies, magazines, newspapers and in the brochures, newsletters and reports of my consulting clients and employers. Unless you count speeches for politicians, I'd never written fiction until a cast of characters began inhabiting my daydreams. A glass artist and a gallery owner were there. So were a sculptor and a jewelry designer. When some dead bodies showed up, a couple of cops and a deputy DA arrived. Soon they began to fall in love with each other and work for their happy ending. Bingo. I was a romance writer.
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Seth’s heart is breaking. He knows his decision will hurt the one person he keeps breathing for, but he can’t take it anymore. He can’t be near Grace knowing she will always be just out of reach.
Grace is oblivious to Seth’s turmoil. She loves him unconditionally, but not in the way he wants. They both know that in Heaven physical love is forbidden, and to break the rules is to defy everything they’ve ever been taught.
When Grace and Seth are sent on a mission to save a young mother and her unborn child, Grace must face the fact that Seth won’t be returning home. She doesn’t understand Seth’s decision and hates him for it. But what neither of them realise is how big a part that single decision will play in shaping their entire future.
What would you sacrifice for the one you love?
About the Author:
K. A. Last was born in Subiaco, Western Australia, and moved to Sydney with her parents and older brother when she was eight. Artistic and creative by nature, she studied Graphic Design and graduated with an Advanced Diploma. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she concentrated on her career before settling into family life. Blessed with a vivid imagination, she began writing to let off creative steam, and fell in love with it. She now resides in a peaceful leafy suburb north of Sydney with her husband, their two children, and a rabbit named Twitch.
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