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!
STAY WITH ME
SERIES: Misty River Romance #1
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2020
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.”
“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.
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.
What about you? What interests you most about Stay With Me and/or that swoony excerpt from Sweet On You?