Every year, as Valentine’s Day approaches, I think about what it means to be romantic. We’ve all got different perceptions. For some, romance is a sweeping off your feet type of thing and for others it’s more of a long, slow burn. I’ve known people for whom marriage was the romantic summit and others—like me—who were more interested in the little things.
In Under Her Skin, Ivan wants Uma in ways he’s never experienced. He wants to care for her, cherish her, maybe spoil her a little, but he has no idea how to go about it. In this scene, Ivan’s spent the day getting ready to have her over for dinner. He’s nervous and excited and totally out of his element. It’s adorable and I’m so excited to share it with you!
Under Her Skin
(Blank Canvas #1)
by Adriana Anders
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Her Body is His Canvas
A darkly possessive relationship has left Uma alone and on the run. Beneath her drab clothing, she hides a terrible secret—proof of her abuse, tattooed onto her skin in a lurid reminder of everything she’s survived.
Caught between a brutal past and an uncertain future, Uma’s reluctant to bare herself to anyone…much less a rough ex-con whose rage drives him in ways she will never understand. But beneath his frightening exterior, Ivan is gentle. Warm. Compassionate. And just as determined to heal Uma’s broken heart as he is to destroy the monster who left his mark scrawled across the delicate tapestry of her skin.
Blank Canvas Series
About the Author:
Adriana Anders has acted and sung, slung cocktails and corrected copy. She’s worked for start-ups, multinationals and small nonprofits, but it wasn’t until she returned to her first love—writing romance—that she finally felt like she’d come home. Today, she resides with her tall French husband, two small children and fat French cat in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she writes the dark, gritty, steamy love stories of her heart.