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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Tamra Bawman

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This week Book Fun Friday Welcomes Tamra Bawman with her small town contemporary. Be sure to answer her question and/or leave a comment and be entered into her drawing!

Tamra's Bio: Tamra Baumann became hooked on writing the day she picked up her first Nora Roberts novel from her favorite bookstore. She is a Golden Heart® and Golden Pen winner. When she’s not writing this voracious reader can be found playing tennis, traveling, or scouting reality shows for character material.

Book Title:It Had to Be Him

Log Line:  Fun small town contemporary with lots of heart.

Book Tag:In this fun and flirty new romance, a reformed bad girl returns to her small hometown to avoid the man who shattered her heart.  But when she discovers the truth about his past and his secrets unravel, can she learn to trust again and let him win back her heart?

Book Blurb:
Even though Meg Anderson’s hell-raising days are over, coming home to Anderson Butte isn’t easy, especially when her impossible-to-please dad is the mayor and her do-gooder siblings run the place. But with another job lost and the gorgeous father of her daughter trying to make contact after disappearing three years ago, a break is definitely in order. Hopefully the little town filled with big, juicy secrets can help.
After being off the grid for years, Josh Granger, a man with his own secrets, wants Meg and his daughter back. But first he has to get past townspeople as protective as a pack of rottweilers. He’s not the man Meg thinks he is, but he can’t tell her why…not yet.
As Meg slowly warms to Josh, it’s clear the old spark is still there. But when his secret is exposed—along with Meg’s own shocking revelation—will it tear their family apart again, or bind them forever?


Meg Anderson slowed her rust bucket SUV, cut the engine, then glided quietly down the hill toward the moonlit lake. The lights were all out in her shotgun-packing grandmother’s house, but gran was a light sleeper.
She’d had buckshot plucked from her ass before and would rather give birth again than repeat that horrendous procedure. Especially because the only doctor in her small hometown had been her oldest brother—doesn’t get more embarrassing than that.
She parked behind the equipment shed then hopped out of the car to perform a little B & E into her grandmother’s guesthouse.
When a girl needed somewhere to hide out for the summer, what better place than a teeny, tiny town in Colorado where her middle brother was the Sheriff, her father the Mayor, and her sister ran the only hotel. The townspeople lived for gossip when they weren’t busy keeping secrets, and that’s just what Meg needed. The keeping secrets part. The gossip not so much. Especially because it was usually about her.
And if the stars would all align for the first time in her life, her father would have had a change of heart. Hopefully he will have forgotten that part about how she’s never allowed to work for the family business again, because she was out of options. But there was no way anyone was going to take away the one good thing in her life.
Her daughter Haley.
Meg tested the handle on the guest house. It was locked. People didn’t lock doors in Anderson Butte as a rule. But grandma’s guest house, close to the shore and the hotel, had been used in the past by amorous couples who’d stumbled upon it for some naughty times. Luckily grandma never figured out some of those fun times had been Meg’s.

Question for you Dear Reader (leave your answer in the comments): Do you have a favorite small town or are you from one?

Contact Tamra:

Links (website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, book buy links, etc.):
Twitter: @ABQTamra

Contest Giveaway One lucky commentator will receive a $10.00 Amazon card for just saying hi, or telling me about your favorite small town.  


  1. My favorite small town is Lake Worth Fl, artsy, plenty of good food and theater!

  2. Oh, must go look this up! Sounds like a lovely town. Thanks for sharing!