Somewhere to review books I'm reading without giving away any spoilers!
Another first for my blog – this is a guest post written by Jane Peden,
the author of ‘The Millionaire’s Unexpected Proposal’
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THE UNEXPECTED?
Do you remember the last time something totally unexpected came your way? Maybe it was something fabulous, right out of the blue. A distant cousin died and left you her country estate, a priceless diamond bracelet, and her investment portfolio. Of course, with my luck, the country estate would be a crumbling ruin, the diamonds would be fake, and the investments would have been managed by Bernie Madoff.
Sometimes the best things that happen unexpectedly are the ones that look like pure disaster at first . . . and then turn into something wonderful. Like getting fired from the job you absolutely hated . . . and then finding your dream job a week later. Or having your connecting flight delayed and being stuck in an airport lounge in the middle of the night for hours and hours by yourself . . . until you meet another stranded passenger who ends up being the love of your life!
For me, the most unexpected thing to ever happen was back when I was a law student in the northeast and I accepted a summer job with a law firm in Florida, moved here for the summer, and signed a three month lease for a cottage on the beach . . . then reported for work on Monday morning, only to be told that the firm was going out of business and all their summer job offers were cancelled. Turns out someone neglected to mail me the letter until I’d already left New Jersey. I had to do some scrambling, but I ended up finding a better job at a firm that offered me a permanent position once the summer was over. And I’ve been living happily in Florida ever since, being a trial lawyer by day, and writing contemporary romances (with lawyers and beaches, of course) by night.
One of the things I enjoy most about writing books is hitting my characters with completely unexpected things, and then seeing how they react. The best part is when I wake up in the middle of the night and think, now wouldn’t it be interesting if . . .
In THE MILLIONAIRE’S UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL, Sam is shocked when the woman he had a fling with in Las Vegas five years ago shows up at his office with a very unexpected proposal – that he marry her. And the reason for her proposal is even more unexpected.
Sam is in for one surprise after another, from the time Camilla walks in his door. And although Sam’s first reaction to each unexpected turn of events is suspicion, anger, and distrust, the most unexpected thing of all is that he might just be falling in love . . .
Read my review of this fantastic book by clicking on this link . . .
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