#MFRWHooks “I’m ruining your vacation” #romance #mustread #Bookboost

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The 3rd book in the Beginnings series was released in October, and I’d love to get “you hooked” with some snippets.

I’ve moved the story a little forward … this is when Jared meets Ivy, the heroine of this story. She’s left her boyfriend “to start a new life”

Enjoy ☺

 

Today’s Hook:

The waitress took their order and, even though Ivy asked for only a small sandwich, he added an extra serving of fries for her. Annoyed, she was determined not to eat it.
“For what it’s worth, I’m not running,” she said after a long moment of silence.
“Good for you. I’m not runnin’ either. Until three hours ago I was enjoyin’ me holidays.”
That made her look up, somewhat hurt inside. “I’m ruining your vacation?”
He laughed again. “Actually no. Ya makin’ it more interesting. Especially as your thoughts are turning your hair into smoke. What crazy idea have ya come up with?”
She glared at him.
“Mate, ya hot and cold. Obviously needin’ the ride, but scared I might be a lunatic.”
The waitress returned with their food, and Ivy was pleased for the interruption of the conversation. It gave her time to think. Time to think how to answer. Because bottom line was, she did need that ride and, deep inside, she believed he was a charming landscaper from Australia. But then again, she’d thought Dylan had been the love of her life. How wrong she’d been with that assumption. She had loved him and, completely honest with herself, still did. She missed him and, in the time since she’d left him, there had been many moments during which she wanted to call him to tell him exactly how much.
But life wasn’t a fairy tale. With her working all day, and Dylan spending almost every penny, life wouldn’t ever get better. And she wanted better. So much better.
“Are you? A lunatic I mean.”

BLURB:
Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.
Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?
Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.
But she will have to say goodbye again. And not only to Jared.

 

AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/2kyJsm9
AMAZON AU: http://amzn.to/2hWGjMh
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2xsEtF2i
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2z7TPk5
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2g4b5C6

 

♥♥ OUT NOW ♥♥  
“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

#MFRWHooks “What brings you to the USA, Jared?” #romance #mustread #Bookboost

♠♠  OUT NOW  ♠♠

The 3rd book in the Beginnings series was released in October, and I’d love to get “you hooked” with some snippets.

I’ve moved the story a little forward … this is when Jared meets Ivy, the heroine of this story. She’s left her boyfriend “to start a new life”

Enjoy ☺

 

Today’s Hook:

Ivy hadn’t known how hungry she really was until she sat at the table and read the menu. It had a long list of choices, yet she didn’t want to take advantage of his generosity. She ignored her own thoughts that her Aussie man was a bank robber on the run, and subsequently, she was spending illegal money. Yet, dizzy at the possibility of it, she remembered he’d said he was a landscaper and ignored the fact that he obviously wouldn’t admit to being a murderer or a bank robber as well. With all those thoughts running through her head, a sickly feeling spread in her stomach and her hunger disappeared. She needed some serious distraction.
“What brings you to the USA, Jared?” she asked, hoping to find out more about the very handsome stranger in front of her.
But he only shrugged and replied, “Holidays.”
Assuming that holidays were the same as what Americans called vacations, she thought she’d never had vacations in her life, let alone in another country.
“Australia is supposed to be beautiful. Why didn’t you drive around with your RV down there?”
He raised one eyebrow at her, and she wasn’t sure what that meant. Staring at him, he simply stared back.
“Are you running?” she asked carefully.
“Nope, I’m drivin’.”
Letting out an exasperated sigh. “I meant in—”
His laughter startled her. “Nah, I’m not running.” He met her gaze dead on. “But you are.”
The words were quietly spoken, but still went through her like a knife.

BLURB:
Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.
Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?
Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.
But she will have to say goodbye again. And not only to Jared.

 

AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/2kyJsm9
AMAZON AU: http://amzn.to/2hWGjMh
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2xsEtF2i
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2z7TPk5
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2g4b5C6

 

♥♥ OUT NOW ♥♥  
“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

#MFRWHooks “My treat for a meal.” #romance #mustread #Bookboost

♠♠  OUT NOW  ♠♠

The 3rd book in the Beginnings series was released in October, and I’d love to get “you hooked” with some snippets.

I’ve moved the story a little forward … this is when Jared meets Ivy, the heroine of this story. She’s left her boyfriend “to start a new life”

Enjoy ☺

 

Today’s Hook:

He burst into laughter, slowed down, and pulled the RV to the side, stopping right in front of the diner. With a chuckle, he said, “C’mon Ivy. My treat for a meal. Ya need to silence this tummy of yours if you wanna drive me bus.”
An overwhelming feeling rushed through Ivy. It was of such intensity, leaving her mouth dry and causing her heart rate to soar. She watched him walk around the RV right next to her door.
Not moving, she sat there watching every step as he came closer, shielding his eyes against the Arizona sun. Her palms moist from the heat inside the RV and the situationher heart was pounding as he smiled at her reaching for the door handle. With her shoulders sagged, she slowly stepped out.
“Jared—”
“Yeah, I know, mate, but you need food. Don’t need to give me details, but for heaven’s sake, ya need to put some food into you before drivin’.” He gently placed his hand under her elbow and led her towards the diner. “My treat.”
“I can’t,” she said as she tried to move her arm out of his hold.
“Yes, you can.”

BLURB:
Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.
Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?
Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.
But she will have to say goodbye again. And not only to Jared.

 

AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/2kyJsm9
AMAZON AU: http://amzn.to/2hWGjMh
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2xsEtF2i
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2z7TPk5
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2g4b5C6

 

♥♥ OUT NOW ♥♥  
“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

#MFRWHooks “Americans know how to drive!” #romance #mustread #Valentinesday

♠♠  OUT NOW  ♠♠

The 3rd book in the Beginnings series was released in October, and I’d love to get “you hooked” with some snippets.

I’ve moved the story a little forward … this is when Jared meets Ivy, the heroine of this story. She’s left her boyfriend “to start a new life”

Enjoy ☺

 

Today’s Hook:

“I… I didn’t—”
Quickly he reached out for her hand. “I’m pulling your leg.” And when she didn’t reply again, he muttered, “This thing with you Americans not understanding English is turning into a problem. I was kiddin’.”
“Pulling your leg?” She shook her head. “Oh! Oh, I remember my grandpa saying that sometimes.”
A bark of laughter filled the small space. “Anyway. Talkin’ about food. There’s a small place ahead. Want some lunch?”

****

Ivy was hungry indeed, but last time she had checked her wallet it was near empty. There was no way she was able to afford food in a diner.
“I’m not that hungry. I’ll wait outside,” she lied without looking at him.
As the words had left her lips, her stomach betrayed her by making a loud rumbling sound.
Jared laughed. “Sure? Ya might have to confer with your body, mate.”
Heat rushed into her, and her heart beat at an unusually fast rhythm. Still turned away from him, she watched nature go by, but his curses made her look back at him. With great effort, she held back a laugh as he switched on the windshield wipers instead of the blinker.
“We might not be able to speak English in your sense, but at least we know how to drive.”
He shot her a look, and worry shot through her she might have gone too far.
“You think ya can drive better?”
“Mate,” she mocked his Australian accent. “Americans know how to drive!”

BLURB:
Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.
Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?
Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.
But she will have to say goodbye again. And not only to Jared.

 

AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/2kyJsm9
AMAZON AU: http://amzn.to/2hWGjMh
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2xsEtF2i
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2z7TPk5
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2g4b5C6

 

♥♥ OUT NOW ♥♥  
“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

#MFRWHooks “And, of course, a beautiful name.” #romance #mustread #amreading

♠♠  OUT NOW  ♠♠

The 3rd book in the Beginnings series was released in October, and I’d love to get “you hooked” with some snippets.

I’ve moved the story a little forward … this is when Jared meets Ivy, the heroine of this story. She’s left her boyfriend “to start a new life”

Enjoy ☺

 

Today’s Hook:

Jared held her gaze but wasn’t sure what else to say or do, especially as she simply stood in front of him, frozen to the spot.
“My name is Ivy,” she said after a long moment.
“Hedera. An evergreen climbing or ground-creeping woody plant in the family Araliaceae.”
With a frown, she stared at him. “I really didn’t understand that one.”
He laughed. “Sorry, mate. I got carried away. I’m a landscaper. Ivy is a climbing plant.” Scratching the back of his head, he added, slightly self-conscious, “And, of course, a beautiful name.”
Letting out a soft laugh, she stepped into the motorhome while Jared went around and slid behind the wheel before driving back onto the road. There was a long silence, and he started to feel uneasy. Usually, he was good with silence. In fact, he loved it. But at that moment, the silence made him uncomfortable.
“So, what brings ya out into the middle of the sticks?”
There was no reply, so he turned to look at her. A big frown appeared between her brown eyes, causing him to let out a small sigh.
“I thought you all speak English as well?”
“We do,” she said with a soft snort. “But I’m not so sure whether Australians do.”
With a grin he replied, “Now, don’t be cheeky, Ivy.”
“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you, my mom always said.” She laughed. “No way would I make fun of you.”
“So, you’re expectin’ a meal as well?”
There was a moment of silence again, and he glanced over. The smile was gone and panic was written all over her face.

BLURB:
Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.
Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?
Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.
But she will have to say goodbye again. And not only to Jared.

 

AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/2kyJsm9
AMAZON AU: http://amzn.to/2hWGjMh
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2xsEtF2i
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2z7TPk5
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2g4b5C6

 

♥♥ OUT NOW ♥♥  
“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

#MFRWHooks “There was an appreciation in her gesture.” #romance #mustread #amreading

♠♠  OUT NOW  ♠♠

The 3rd book in the Beginnings series was released in October, and I’d love to get “you hooked” with some snippets.

I’ve moved the story a little forward … this is when Jared meets Ivy, the heroine of this story. She’s left her boyfriend “to start a new life”

Enjoy ☺

 

Today’s Hook:

Acknowledging that she wasn’t much into sharing details like her name, he opened the door for her. “Where are ya headin’?” he asked.
A smile started in her eyes and played with the corner of her lips. There was an appreciation in her gesture, and he returned the smile.
“Could you drop me off at the next stop?” she asked hesitantly.
“Most certainly, but where are ya headin’?”
She shrugged. “Kingman?”
“Is that on this road?”
Inclining her head, she replied, “Yes, it is. It should be less than a hundred miles along this highway.”
“Then hop in.”
She turned to get into the motorhome, and he took in her small stature and the narrow shoulders which seemed even smaller in her tight, red T-shirt. Jared noticed her cargoes were just hanging onto her hips. A nice steak wouldn’t go astray on these hips. Suddenly she stopped and moved to look at him. “Thank you,” she whispered.

BLURB:
Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.
Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?
Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.
But she will have to say goodbye again. And not only to Jared.

 

AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/2kyJsm9
AMAZON AU: http://amzn.to/2hWGjMh
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2xsEtF2i
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2z7TPk5
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2g4b5C6

 

♥♥ OUT NOW ♥♥  
“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

#MFRWHooks “Her eyes were like magnets.” #romance #mustread #amreading

♠♠  OUT NOW  ♠♠

The 3rd book in the Beginnings series was released in October, and I’d love to get “you hooked” with some snippets.

I’ve moved the story a little forward … this is when Jared meets Ivy, the heroine of this story. She’s left her boyfriend “to start a new life”

Enjoy ☺

 

Today’s Hook:

“I am indeed.” He watched her looking ahead towards the horizon. “So you wanna hitch a ride?”
Jared studied her intently. Her hesitation indicated she didn’t want to, but her current situation didn’t give her many choices. But they were in the middle of nowhere, with the next place a fair few miles away. Something inside him stirred and he wished he were able to give her a guarantee. Any guarantee.
“Name’s Jared,” he said as he opened his door and walked around the motorhome. Leaning against the vehicle, he looked at her, taking in her beautiful, make-up free face. She was pretty. Thin, but pretty. When her brown eyes met his, he experienced another one of those heart tugs. He tried to look right past her, but it was impossible. Her eyes were like magnets.
“Jared,” he repeated and held out his hand.
She looked over his shoulder and into the distance, and he assumed she was fighting with herself, part of her wanting to get off the road, the other part being worried.
“Anybody else travelling with you?” she asked just above a whisper.
“Nope.”
She closed her eyes, took a deep breath, and, after a brief moment, reached for his hand. “Nice meeting you.”

BLURB:
Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.
Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?
Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.
But she will have to say goodbye again. And not only to Jared.

 

AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/2kyJsm9
AMAZON AU: http://amzn.to/2hWGjMh
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2xsEtF2i
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2z7TPk5
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2g4b5C6

 

♥♥ OUT NOW ♥♥  
“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

#MFRWHooks “It is dangerous to hitchhike.” #romance #mustread #amreading

♠♠  OUT NOW  ♠♠

The 3rd book in the Beginnings series was released in October, and I’d love to get “you hooked” with some snippets.

I’ve moved the story a little forward … this is when Jared meets Ivy, the heroine of this story. She’s left her boyfriend “to start a new life”

Enjoy ☺

 

Today’s Hook:

Jared pushed the button to lower the passenger window.
“Hi there,” the woman outside said.
Her pale face caused a little concern within him. Her face was strained despite the smile on her face, but her droopy brown eyes and moist forehead told him, she’d been out there for a long time and most likely tired to her bones.
There was something fascinating about this woman with the wild, curly, blond hair and brown eyes. Her eyes! Even in this brief moment, he was captivated by her chocolate brown eyes. So full of warmth, passion, and life, despite her tiredness.
He wasn’t sure why he had stopped. It was supposed to be a holiday for him. A getaway from his work and from people. His job was his solitude that came with it most of the times. However, after spending a day in Sin City and exploring the Hoover Dam earlier that morning, he was actually looking forward to a little distraction from his own company. It surprised him, yet an unusual emptiness inside begged him for some company. And he was brought up to help others. This was exactly what he was doing.
“G’day!” He stared at her and something tugged at his heart. Not that he wanted that. He had no room for women, let alone American ones. They were all on this earth to make life complicated, and with a mental eye roll, he thought of Mark who was constantly running around for Sophie or Hope, even though Mark’s wife was one in a million and little Hope was simply adorable, especially asleep.
“Ya know it’s dangerous to hitch a ride,” he said when she was still quiet.
She stared at him for a moment, but then replied with the typical American twang in her voice. “I know you said something, but I have no idea what.”
He chuckled. “It is dangerous to hitchhike,” he repeated with exaggerated pronunciation.
The woman stepped a bit closer to the window. “Are you from Austria?”
He let out a bark of laughter.
“Australia, I meant.” Judging by the colour rising up her cheeks, she was clearly embarrassed by the mistake.

BLURB:
Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.
Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?
Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.
But she will have to say goodbye again. And not only to Jared.

 

AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/2kyJsm9
AMAZON AU: http://amzn.to/2hWGjMh
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2xsEtF2i
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2z7TPk5
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2g4b5C6

 

♥♥ OUT NOW ♥♥  
“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

 

4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

#MFRWHooks “…and looked for his new destination.Salt Lake City.Utah.” #romance #mustread #amreading

♠♠  OUT NOW  ♠♠

The 3rd book in the Beginnings series was released in October, and I’d love to get “you hooked” with some snippets.

I’ve moved the story a little forward … this is Jared’s second day in LV

Enjoy ☺

 

Today’s Hook:

Jared hung up and replayed the conversation in his head again as he snatched a beer from the small fridge. He sat at the table, unfolded the map, and looked for his new destination. Salt Lake City. Utah.
He rubbed the heel of his hand over the corner of his eye. That wasn’t anywhere near where he wanted to go. Banging his head on the table out of frustration, he realised that his first holiday in years had been hijacked within minutes by people on the other side of the world. If he’d known the cost of a phone call, he’d have called Mark and ripped strips off his backside. His best buddy had lost best-buddy status and was dropped off the Christmas list for presents.
After a quick dinner, Jared retrieved the map again and started planning which included checking his travel guide for information along the way. His next stop was supposed to be a place near the Grand Canyon and then along Route 66 for a little while. That plan had been shot to pieces. Utah was north of Arizona and not even close to his original route. Jared let out a curse and cradled his head in his hands. How had this turned out to be about them and not him?

BLURB:
Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.
Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?
Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.
But she will have to say goodbye again. And not only to Jared.

 

AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/2kyJsm9
AMAZON AU: http://amzn.to/2hWGjMh
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2xsEtF2i
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2z7TPk5
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2g4b5C6

 

♥♥ OUT NOW ♥♥  
“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

 

4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

#MFRWHooks “Mark, the little weasel.” #romance #mustread #amreading

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The 3rd book in the Beginnings series was released in October, and I’d love to get “you hooked” with some snippets.

I’ve moved the story a little forward … this is Jared’s second day in LV

Enjoy ☺

 

Today’s Hook:

Jared returned to the motorhome very late that afternoon. While getting his dinner organised, a vibration in his pocket alerted him to a phone call. With his brows raised in surprise, he retrieved his phone to check the incoming call. He usually had the phone switched on, but only to get a hang of the time difference and to check the time. The old wristwatch had landed in the drawer years ago becoming too inconvenient to wear while working outside. He looked at the number.
Australia.
“Hello?”
“Jared?”
Standing straight, he squinted outside the window. “Mia? What the—”
“I need to make this quick, because I have no idea what this call will cost me.”
A thousand thoughts ran through Jared’s mind. Accidents. Deaths. Chaos. His business.
There was a hiccupping sob at the end of the other end of the line, and Jared needed to sit down. Needed to have something to hold on to as well as he prepared himself for the news.
“What’s wrong, mate?”
Another sob. “Josh and I… I… we—”
He waited her out, although it was on the tip of his tongue to scream at her to just spit out the information.
“We had a fight,” she said dramatically.
The sudden silence hung heavy, and Jared’s rush of relief was so intense, he had to lean back to rest his head. Lightheaded, he closed his eyes for the moment to pass.
“Jared?”
“Still here, mate.”
“Mark said if it’s okay with you, I can join you halfway.”
Eyes wide suddenly, he stared into the distance. He had agreed to what? Yet, nobody had bothered to ask him or even mentioned it. This was supposed to be his holiday. His break from years of hard work in the business and never having a break for more than a long weekend. As much as he felt for Mia, he assumed it was merely teenage hormones going wild and nothing a good talk wouldn’t fix.
Mark, the little weasel. Instead of dealing with it, he was sending Mia over.

 

BLURB:
Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.
Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?
Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.
But she will have to say goodbye again. And not only to Jared.

 

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“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

 

4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.