Happy Tuesday, everyone! This is when authors begin to go a bit stir crazy: T-minus one week and counting until release day. Kinda wish it would hurry up and get here, kinda wish it was still a few weeks off (to give me more time to finish last-minute promotions tasks).
So while I’m running around like a madwoman, I thought I’d share a fun excerpt with you, my faithful following. This one won’t be shared during my blog tour next week.
Oh yes! My blog tour! I nearly forgot to mention that (see? pre-release brain craziness…) Do be sure you check out the tour from our wonderful friends over at Good Choice Reading Promotions, as there will be prizes and more fun glimpses into both my writer’s mind (you’ve been warned) and the book.
Alright, back to today’s excerpt. I do so hope you enjoy it. Brent and Kayla have become very near and dear to my heart, as have Ruby, Miles, and the rest of the gang…whom you’ll get to meet in just one more teeny tiny week. xoxo – Kyra
HER UNEXPECTED DETOUR excerpt:
Brent stood on the third rung of his stepladder, his gaze revolving between a can of primer and the woman at the far corner of the building doing her damnedest to ignore him. Yesterday, he’d have been fine with that. More than fine. But that was before he learned she might be able to help save the inn.
He dipped his brush into the primer, then dragged it along the porch wall just below the ceiling, wishing for the dozenth time he hadn’t been such an ass to her yesterday. Sure, he’d been beyond frustrated to find her here, but she wasn’t to blame. Nor was Miles, though Brent would never say that out loud. No, the outburst was all on him, his anger boiled over from allowing himself to grow too fond of her, to get so close to letting her in.
Now she probably hated him for it.
Which, at the time, had been the response he’d been looking for. It was safer for him if she was mad, safer if she pushed him away. But safer wouldn’t keep the inn open, and taking care of his grandmother took precedence over protecting his heart.
He dipped his brush back into the primer and sighed. Why him? Why couldn’t she have collided with Miles? Been into the guy who loved women being into him?
It had been a surprising boost to his ego when she’d chosen him over his playboy cousin, though. Brent cast another glance in her direction, and caught a sneak peek of cleavage as she bent forward to retrieve her trowel. As she walked around the corner and out of sight, his mind went right back to their night together, the way she’d—
“Will you be joining us for lunch today, dear?”
“Son of a—” He teetered on the ladder in surprise. Only by some small miracle did he manage not to fall or drop his paint supplies. Once he was sure the hammering in his chest wasn’t the precursor to a full-out heart attack, he turned his gaze upon his stealthy grandmother. “Sorry, Ruby. I didn’t hear you coming.”
“I’m not surprised, what with your heart pounding so loudly for Miss Daniels.”
“My heart is pounding because you scared the bejeezus out of me.”
“Hmm, perhaps.” She looked up at him, too wise for her own good. “Though after the way you’ve been straining all morning to catch another peek at her from up there, I would have guessed differently.”
HER UNEXPECTED DETOUR, coming September 14th from Entangled BLISS.
Kayla has the perfect strategy for a broken heart: work, work, and more work. Then a storm sends her car skidding off the road, stranding her in Mount Pleasant. Fortunately, rescue comes in the form of the incredibly handsome but gruff Brent Masterson. And he’s hot enough to tempt Kayla into doing something she never thought she could do…
Brent Masterson swore he would never give into the fierce attraction that’s been sizzling between him and Kayla since they first met. He has his own demons, and he won’t risk his heart again. Not even for someone as gorgeous and amazing as Kayla. So…how exactly did he end up in Kayla’s bed last night?
But sometimes all it takes is an ice storm to show two broken hearts the way home…
“An enjoyable, feel-good read with memorable characters who linger in your heart and mind.”
–Shirley Jump, New York Times bestselling author