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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”
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.
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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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 stars – 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.
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Rocky start, but at least they’re in the same vehicle! Will be interesting to see where they end up.
Thank you, Kayelle. Glad you still like it 🙂
The mystery deepens. I like the way you are posting consecutive snippets, so we can follow the development.
Thank you. Glad you like it 🙂
Interesting tension. How much is from the awkward communication, and how much from something going on behind the scene?
It’s gotta be awkward to have a stranger in your car / motorhome all of a sudden … Thanks, Kris.
I wonder how much of this awkwardness stems from differences in the ways that Australians and Americans view hitchhiking?
The issue of “hitchhiking” has come up before – it’s fiction so the hitchhiking is no issue. Personally, I’m opposed to it. As for the awkwardness, it’s more about two strangers in a small place not knowing how to start a conversation 🙂