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Friday, October 4, 2013

Book Blast: Meant to Be by Terri Osburn (#Giveaway)

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Today we would like to share with you Terri Osburn's contemporary romance, MEANT TO BE. Enjoy!



MTB High ResMEANT TO BE by Terri Osburn
Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 1612183085
May 2013
Kindle - Amazon
Sometimes the next best thing is what you’ve been looking for all along…Beth Chandler has spent her whole life pleasing others. She went to law school to make her grandparents happy. She agreed to marry her workaholic boyfriend, Lucas, to make him happy. And, despite her fear of boats, she took a ferry to see Lucas’s parents just to make them happy.While suffering through a panic attack on the ferry, Beth meets a tall, sexy stranger who talks her down from her fear—and makes her heart flutter in the process. Soon, she has a new reason to panic: her gorgeous, blue-eyed rescuer is Lucas’s brother, Joe.But could she ever leave her fiancé for his own brother…even if Lucas is more focused on making partner than on making their relationship work…and even if Joe turns out to be everything she never knew she wanted?



Excerpt:
The ferry lurched, dragging Beth back to the situation at hand. Eyes closed, she took several deep breaths. Another recommendation from the library book. Breathing in through her nose, she blew the air out through her mouth. Just then, hot breath fluttered over her left arm and an unpleasant smell filled her nostrils. 

That could not be her breath. 


Heavy panting invaded the silence of the car and Beth opened one eye to find the source. Big brown eyes sur¬rounded by rust-colored fur stared back. One ear flopped forward while a black tongue lolled to the side. The animal tilted his head and lifted a large paw, propping it on her thigh. 


She might have flinched had she not been frozen in fear. 


“What’d you find, Dozer?” asked a voice from some¬where behind the intruder. 


Looking past the mutt, she saw a man draw up behind him. Bright blue eyes and a stubble-covered chin were all she registered before shifting her focus back to her hands. Defending herself against a madman on a barge was prob¬ably going to be difficult without the use of her hands. 


“Hi there,” he said, giving the dog a pat on the head. Then he mumbled, “Good boy.” Presumably to the dog. 


The stranger’s voice, low and sensual, vibrated down her spine. Her hands relaxed enough to allow blood flow back into her knuckles. The book hadn’t suggested finding a sexyguy to talk her down. She should have looked harder until she found one written by a woman. 


“Hi,” she said, her brain now as uncooperative as her hands. She ventured another glance in the dog owner’s direction and her entire body sighed. 


The man was, as her granny would say, built for sin. Full lips, strong jaw, and one deep dimple finished off a face gifted with the bluest eyes she’d ever seen. Wide shoulders filled out a navy-blue T-shirt that tapered down to a narrow waist and low-slung jeans. She couldn’t see his feet behind the dog, but would bet her best business suit he sported work boots. 


Talk about answered prayers. This was a flotation device she wouldn’t mind going down with. 


A sound that could only be called a meepescaped her lips. Engaged women were not supposed to have lustful thoughts about men who were not their fiancé. Being engaged for a mere two weeks was no excuse. 





About the Author
Terri Osburn headshot Image
Born in the Ohio Valley, Terri relocated below the Mason Dixon line in the early 1990s after experiencing three blizzards in eighteen months. Seeking warmer climes, she landed in Nashville, did a stint in Arkansas, and eventually moved to the East Coast, where she settled near the ocean. In 2012, she was named a finalist in the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest for unpublished manuscripts. An agent and contract soon followed. Her debut release, the first in her Anchor Island Series, MEANT TO BE, was released in May 2013, with book 2, UP TO THE CHALLENGE, to follow October 22, 2013. To learn more about this author and her work, visit her website at http://www.terriosburn.com.
Twitter > @TerriOsburn



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8 comments:

hope said...

Well I am going to try this again....hmm , having trouble posting
LOVE Terri's series on Anchor Island...her first Meant to Be kept me up all night long. LOVED it and cannot wait for the second in the series about Sid!


Peaces of Me said...

I loved the first book in this series, can't wait for the next!!

cheryl c said...

I am not entering this contest because I just read Meant To Be. I just wanted to pop in and say it was a wonderful story. I am anxious to read the next book in the series.

Victoria Zumbrum said...

I would love to read this book and awesome series. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

Juana said...

I would love to read this book. Story sounds like something I would enjoy reading and rereading. I added this book to my book wish list.

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Cheryl S. said...

I love a good small town series. I have never read anything by Terri Osburn but I'm definitely looking forward to it. Thank you for the great giveaway!

Reading Between the Wines...you guys are awesome!!!

Renald said...

Don't we wish we had the same problem Beth has. Sounds interesting.Deb P

Terri Osburn said...

Thank you all for reading the book, or if you haven't, for being willing to give it a try. There are a lot of books out there and as a newbie, I'm honored anytime a reader gives my book a chance. :)

Good luck to everyone!