Love Stories GIVEAWAY: Stay With Me

Posted February 28, 2020 by meezcarrie in Becky Wade, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Love Stories 2020, romance / 54 Comments

in this post: Stay With Me

Happy February – official (according to me) KissingBooks month! And welcome to another Love Stories giveaway post! This LOVE STORIES giveaway series is thusly named for two reasons – first, because I love stories and second, because I love Love Stories.

Throughout the entire month of February, I’ll be spotlighting swoony Christian fiction & ‘clean read’ romances. Three cheers for KissingBooks!!! So… grab a fan or two, your trusty fainting couch, and maybe a freezer just to be safe and start making your KissingBooks tbr list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)

Today’s featured book is Becky Wade’s upcoming contemporary romance Stay With Me + a fan + fainting couch alert swoony excerpt from her April 2019 release Sweet on You!

Misty River Romance #1
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2020
PAGES: 368

Loving her is a risk he can’t afford . . . and can’t resist.

When acclaimed Bible study author Genevieve Woodward receives an anonymous letter referencing her parents’ past, she returns to her hometown in the Blue Ridge Mountains to chase down her family’s secret. However, it’s Genevieve’s own secret that catches up to her when Sam Turner, owner of a historic farm, uncovers the source of shame she’s worked so hard to hide.

Sam has embraced his sorrow, his isolation, and his identity as an outsider. He’s spent years carving out both career success and peace of mind. The last thing he wants is to rent the cottage on his property to a woman whose struggles stir his worst failure back to life. Yet can he bear to turn her away right when she needs him most?


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I’m a huge fan of KissingBooks, so I was delighted when Carrie told me about her February KissingBooks 101 series!  Today, I’m sharing a first kiss excerpt from Sweet on You.

Zander and Britt have been best friends for more than ten years.  Zander has loved Britt that entire time, but he’s never told her, and nothing has come of his deep devotion to her.

This excerpt starts in the middle of a heated argument between them because Zander has just discovered that Britt was seriously injured during his eighteen months overseas, and that she kept her injury a secret from him….

“What am I to you?” Zander demanded.

“You know what you are to me.”

“I don’t think I do.”

“Of course you do.”

“I don’t.  You almost died and you didn’t contact me.”

She stepped close to him, scowling, her hands balled on her hips.  “I didn’t almost die.”

“You could have died, Britt, and I’d have been on the other side of the world.”

“But I didn’t die!”

“But you could have.  And I’d have been wrecked.”

“Any of us could die any day, driving our cars or walking down the street–”

He let out a rumble of frustration, stepped forward and cut off her argument by taking her face in his hands and kissing her.

The shock of his mouth against hers wasn’t cold or dominating.  The stunning contact was all glowing, sparkling warmth.  Soft, firm lips.  His lips.  Against hers.  Passionate and urgent to communicate something to her that he’d been unable to communicate with words.

I’m kissing Zander. 

ZANDER is kissing me.

He smelled like expensive cologne and heat and ocean.  His breath blended with hers so that she couldn’t tell where his exhale ended, and her inhale began.  Every sensation was packed with miracles and overwhelming surprise and deep commitment.  Britt’s pulse thundered.

She’d had no idea, no idea, that kissing him could be like this, that kissing him could set her soul on fire—

Zander pulled back abruptly.

His chest hitched with his breath.  He regarded her with smoky, unfocused eyes.

She stared at him, her senses reeling, her mind staggering with the ramifications of what had just happened.

Now was the time to say… something that would save this situation.  If only she knew what that something was.  Every word in her vocabulary had deserted her.

She was acquainted with physical attraction.  But she was wholly unacquainted with what had just occurred.  What had just occurred was physical attraction woven together with her love for Zander and their long history together — all of which had added up to make the kiss combustible.

Becky Wade is the 2018 Christy Award Book of the Year winner for True to You. She is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and moved to Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. Her humorous, heart-pounding contemporary romance novels have won three Christy Awards, the Carol Award, the INSPY Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award for Romance. Becky lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three children.

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Becky Wade is offering a print copy of Stay With Me to one of my readers! (If winner is in USA, an autographed copy will be sent prior the book’s release on May 5th. If winner is international, print copy will be sent after the book’s release. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What interests you most about Stay With Me and/or that swoony excerpt from Sweet On You?

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54 responses to “Love Stories GIVEAWAY: Stay With Me

  1. Danielle Walther

    Becky is a wonderful writer and I am enjoy her free kindle book.
    And I love giveaways soo much fun. My favorite thing about this book is the cover.

  2. Haley Resseguie

    I love all of Becky Wade’s books. Zander is one of my all time favorite book boyfriends! I can’t wait for her new series to come out (hurry up, May!). I was so excited to see the prequel novella in her newsletter earlier today and have already downloaded it!

  3. MJSH

    Becky Wade has such a fantastic reputation and I can’t wait to read her books! I have quite a few of her books but haven’t had the chance to read them yet.

  4. Roxanne C.

    Romance AND a secret in “Stay With Me” will have me looking for clues as I read, trying to piece together what that secret may be.

  5. Patty

    Another ‘you can’t go wrong with anything by them’ author!
    I started reading Take a Chance on Me as soon as I downloaded it today😀

  6. Megan

    Love Becky Wade! I’m looking forward to his book becuase it starts a new series and becuase it’s set in the Blue Ridge Mountains

  7. Pam K.

    I’m interested in Stay With Me because I love all of Becky’s books. I was excited to see the free prequel novella because I hadn’t yet heard about it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Perrianne Askew

    Becky Wade is so sweet in Person and I have a few of her books in my TBR stack. This is one I’m not familiar with and would like to read.

  9. Becky D.

    I love relationships that start out as great friends first, like “Sweet On You”. 🥰 Contemporary is not my favorite genre, but anything by Becky Wade is a family favorite!! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Rachael de Klerk

    I can’t wait to read Stay With Me! But in the meantime, I’m going to catch up on some of the Becky’s other books.

  11. Melissa Andres

    Becky is such an amazing writer! I love her stories and man, can she write a kissing scene! I am SO excited to read this new series.

  12. New to this author but the book sounds like it’s very interesting. Love the book cover and excerpt.
    What interests me the most is a hidden secret and will he turn her away. The excerpt just makes me want to read the book just to see what happens. Would love to read and review the print version of this book.

  13. Judi Imperato

    I just bought Sweet on You and I am so excited to read it now. Thank you for the opportunity to win Stay With Me.

  14. Arletta

    I love Becky’s writing so I’m looking forward to a new series from her. I love friends to lovers!

  15. Jocelyn

    Becky is such a gifted author. I’ve read all of her books and love them. Looking forward to this new series.

  16. Debra Branigan

    Stay With Me sounds like a wonderful read. I like when people have secrets or other concerns because they resist the situation creating drama and tension. The other one sounds like a cute read as well. Best wishes to the author on the newest release.

  17. Amy M.

    That Becky Wade is A. MA. ZING! The Bradford Sisters series was soooo good, and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next with this Misty River series and characters.

  18. Emily

    It sounds like a great book! I love that it ties a family secret and also finding love in the same story.

  19. Dawn

    First the name Zander. Very intriguing. Then, the scene held so much emotion. So much passion. So much love.

  20. Becky Wade, the cover, Becky Wade, the premise, Becky Wade, the secret, and btw, did I mention it’s by Becky Wade? 😂

  21. Gina

    I enjoyed The Bradford Sisters series so excited for the next series. Already read the novella. So good!

  22. Heidi Cammack

    I’ve read a couple of Becky’s series and they are always a fun read! I love a good clean romance and Becky Wade always delivers!

  23. Emilee

    Just the fact that it’s a Becky Wade book is what interest me! I’ve read most all her stories and they’re all awesome!

  24. Trixi

    I’ve only read the Bradford Sisters series but I was hooked!! So yeah, I NEED more Becky Wade books in my life 🙂

    Thank you for the giveaway chance, Carrie!!

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