I’m so pleased to let y’all know that my writer pal Elsa Winckler has released Loving Brooke–the third book in her Unexpected Love series with Inkspell Publishing.
Elsa has been reading love stories for as long as she can remember and when she ‘met’ the classic authors like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James The Brontë sisters, etc. during her Honors studies, she was hooked for life.
She married her college boyfriend and they are fortunate to live in the picturesque little seaside village of Betty’s Bay, South Africa.
She adores writing kissing books with strong, beautiful, feisty, independent and headstrong heroines and dashing Alpha heroes who loves fiercely and protects the ones they love. Her stories typically incorporate the family background of the characters to better understand where they come from and who they are when we meet them in the story.
Can two friends fake love or will their fake relationship end their real friendship?
Irritated by their families continued efforts to get them together, good friends widow Brooke Johnson and Gavin Wilson decide to fake a relationship for the next two weeks. But then Gavin kisses her, making her aware of the desires she’d suppressed for so long.
Suddenly, Brooke struggles to focus on finishing paintings for an upcoming exhibition and her simple life becomes way more complicated than before.
When a creepy gallery manager makes her life unpleasant, Gavin wants to take control of the situation and red lights flicker. Brooke had made a vow to handle her own problems rather than relying on someone. Her husband’s death had left her in the dark about finances. She couldn’t let Gavin take over but will their new romance stand up to her hands off attitude? Or will Brooke learn that it’s okay to lean on the ones you love sometimes?
But in the small town of Alisson, Montana, love will find a way.
This classic friends to lovers and fake relationship story will be sure to delight fans of Nora Roberts and Susan Mallery. Come be swept away, today, by this amazing story!
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“What…what are you doing?”
“I’m going to kiss you. Two reasons: one, I’ve been thinking about it all night, and two, then we’ll know.” By the time he’d finished speaking, his lips were trailing down her face.
She caught her breath. “Know what?” she whispered, unsure of what she was asking.
“Whether we can pretend to be more than friends.”
His lips had reached her ear. Desperately, she tried to stay focused, but her eyes closed, sending her other senses into overdrive. The subtle scent of sandalwood seeped through every pore of her body, the sound of his uneven breathing left goosebumps all over her skin, and the feel of his stubble against her cheek had her blood roaring in her ears.
And then his lips touched hers—just briefly before he lifted his head again. Those impossible blue eyes were looking right into her soul.
“What do you think?” he asked.
“What do you mean?” Was the husky voice hers?
“I mean,” he said, pulling her closer, “do you think we’ll succeed in pretending to be a couple?”
Before her muddled brain could make sense of his words, his warm, wet mouth was on hers again. Oh, my goodness, the man knew how to kiss.