Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Romantic Gestures for Real Life with Sarah Ballance of The Three-Week Arrangement!

5 Romantic Gestures for Real Life by Sarah Ballance

I’m by no means an expert on romance, but after nineteen years of marriage, I think it’s safe to say my husband and I have established our own definitions of what constitutes a romantic gesture. It might be a sad truth, but after a couple of decades together, these are mine.
(If you’re young and in love and still seeing hearts and rainbows, look away. This could be painful.)

1. After you shave (which admittedly is a gesture in itself), do me a solid and pick up the hairballs off the floor. I saw one recently I thought was a mouse, which made me scream. The kids laughed. Not cool.

2. If you’re going to ravage me in the middle of the night, get up in the aftermath and bring me some ice water. You woke me. If anyone has to step on a Lego on the way to the kitchen in the dark, it should be you.

3. Take out the &#@# trash.

4. When I ask what’s for dinner, say “Whatever you’d like.” I’d like not to cook. Awesome, thanks.

5. Snoring. It’s one of the most romantic gestures of all, because then I get to kick you, and that’s often therapeutic for reasons that have nothing to do with my eardrums or my ability to sleep.

Had enough of real life? (Or at least mine, lol.) Find your next boyfriend with this Chase brothers quiz. (I bet he’ll even take out the trash.)

29471620The Three-Week Arrangement 
(Chase Brothers #3)
by Sarah Ballance
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 4th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Lovestruck)
ISBN 1530375592
Ethan Chase isn't interested in dating. After losing the woman he loved more than life itself, he'd much rather ride solo, but his family is dead set on fixing him up. To get them off his back, he hooks up with ultra-adventurous, ultra-temporary adventure photographer, Rue Campbell. All he has to do is survive three weeks in her orbit and he'll be single again, only without the pitying looks and pressure to move on.

Rue is literally counting the days until her plane leaves New York City. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but being Ethan's pretend girlfriend can't hurt, right? Wrong. With Ethan, there's no faking anything—in or out of the bedroom. With the sheets burning hot and the clock ticking on their arrangement, Rue realizes she's falling for a man guaranteed to derail her goals...and break her heart.

About the author:
Sarah and her husband of what he calls “many long, long years” live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they’re asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. As it turns out, her characters aren’t much better than the kids, but nevertheless, you’ll find her writing sexy contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing until they throw her out. To learn more, visit


  1. Thank you so much for allowing me past security to visit with you today. :)

  2. LOL!!! Absolutely awesome :D Of course, any list of mine also includes the killing of spiders. Nothing makes me swoon like my man squishing an 8 legged intruder ;-)


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