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Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Fun Friday welcomes JM Stewart

Book Feature:

Risking it All, a contemporary romance, by JM Stewart: 

Log Line: Love requires a leap of faith…

Author Bio:

JM writes passionate, heartfelt contemporary romance. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two sons, and two very spoiled dogs. She’s a hopeless romantic and she’s been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her obsession.

Book Tag Line :

Will the secret he keeps from her destroy their lifelong friendship and their happily-ever-after?
Book Blurb 

She’s everything he wants…

For years, Kyle Morgan has hidden his true feelings from the gorgeous girl next door that he grew up loving and protecting. But when she shows up at his apartment in the middle of the night, desperately needing comfort and support, his iron will begins to waver…

…and the only thing he can’t bear to lose.

Kyle was always the big brother Cecelia Anton never had, but suddenly her goofy best friend has become a sexy man she can’t keep her thoughts—or hands—off of. As their deep connection melts into uncontrollable desire, Ceci is willing to put it all on the line for a shot at true love. Only Kyle is keeping a terrible secret about Ceci’s past that could destroy not only their lifelong friendship but their happily-ever-after…

For a moment, she stared, her eyes searching his, then she straightened her shoulders. “Why’d you kiss me?”

Panic curled through him, sending his pulse pounding into his rib cage. Damn. Why hadn’t he expected her to ask that? But he couldn’t answer it. To do so would be tempting fate. An intense need for distance seized him. Half afraid he’d lose his mind and do something else he’d regret, like pull her into his arms and show her why he’d kissed her, he shot to his feet.

He flashed her a smile he knew had to look as phony as it felt. “Headache’s better. Thanks.”

He didn’t wait for a response but strode toward the yard.

“I need to know, Kyle.”

His answer sat on the tip of his tongue, but the voice of reason sounded in his head. Don’t say it. Whatever you do, do not say it. Just keep walking.

Her soft footsteps sounded behind him. “You can’t just do something like that and walk away and expect me not to question it. You blow hot and cold, do you know that? I know desire when I see it, yet you just keep walking away.”

“Ever think maybe I wanted to kiss you?” The words left his mouth on a hoarse whisper, and God help him, a desperate need to see her eyes seized him. He turned to find her directly behind him. She stared for a fraction of a second too long, heat and curiosity blazed in her eyes. A heartbeat later, a light blush stole into her cheeks, but she didn't move, didn't say a word.

Everything inside of him ground to a halt, his mind twisting off in another direction. I’ll be damned. If ever he needed a confirmation, there it was. Whatever had happened between them was definitely not one-sided.
Question for You! Please leave your answer in the comments:

At its heart, Risking It All is about, well, risking it all for love. Have you ever? How’d it turn out?

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  1. Well there's the kind of risking it all when you're a teenager and you make poor decisions and then a whole different kind of risking it when you're an adult. The leap, for me, after a failed first marriage was taking a chance even while healing over the first one. Thing is we're healing together as it's his second chance at love too. The relationship has its ups and downs but I do believe love prevails at all costs.

    1. I agree, that love prevails. Glad you two found each other. Thanks for having me, Celia!

  2. I love the fact you've been reading romance forever! Me, too. Sigh. And your cover is sooooo pretty. Congratulations on your book.

    1. Thanks, Vicki! I adore the cover. Reading romance... I do love it. I love a good HEA and getting lost in falling in love. Wonderful. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Love the cover and the blurb. JM has a way of delving into the emotions of her characters and getting to the heart of the matter.

    1. Very kind of you to say, Lilly! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. I risked it all. My marriage of convenience has lasted almost 34 years. We agreed to stay together until our four toddlers were self sufficient. Now the four of them have given us 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

    1. Awww. Great story, Sandra. You should put that in a story. ;) Thanks so much for stopping by!