Welcome back to our 4th of July event, I hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday yesterday! We're still celebrating so grab some left overs, a cold one (whatever your preference), sit back and relax. Today I would like to welcome author, Christine Warner, joining us with a great summer read - her book, Bachelor's Special. Enjoy!
Is the 4th of July a Romantic holiday too?
I know most everyone associates romance and love with Valentine’s Day. But is it the only romantic holiday of the year? I like to think that the 4th of July is another romantic holiday that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. I think the thing that I like most about the 4th of July is that there isn’t any expectations—you can share it with the one you love and also enjoy it with a group of friends or even solo and have just as much fun.
Look around and note how fireworks from the 4th of July are incorporated into engagement parties, wedding celebrations and anniversaries. All events associated with the big “L” word—LOVE. Brilliant fireworks lighting up the velvet sky with zipping colors, blaring sounds and oohs and aahs from the crowd.
Now what about romance books? Have you ever read a story of a couple meeting, wary of their attraction, only to discover once they touch or kiss some of what they experience is described as fireworks? Flares of heat scorched the blood running through his veins, she closed her eyes to tiny sparkles of light dancing against her lids, the rush of blood sounded inside her head like a burst of firecrackers when their lips met. Maybe those descriptions are a bit over the top, but you get my meaning. lol
Have you ever been at a 4th of July celebration and noticed all the couples sitting in the grass, holding hands, wrapped around each other up close and tight? Or how about the older couple leaning against a railing overlooking the lake as the sky fills with the brilliant colors of an amazing fireworks display—their arms around each other, her head on his shoulder?
Oh, yes, I truly believe that the 4th of July is a romantic holiday that doesn’t get the credit it deserves.
In my latest release—Bachelor’s Special—my heroine Jill Adgate tries to squash the fireworks that shoot across her skin whenever Chet Castle looks in her direction—or heaven forbid if they touch. And Chet isn’t fairing much better. Lol
What about you? Do you think that the 4th of July is as much a romantic holiday as Valentine’s Day?
Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.Barnes & Noble - Amazon - Kobo
Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.
Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking is a recipe for disaster…
The excerpt I’m sharing has a little taste from both Jill and Chet’s perspective. ENJOY!
Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends. Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmitic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and her website.website - Twitter @ChristinesWords - Facebook page - Goodreads
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