We have Wynter Daniel’s with us today, stopping by to chat about her release THE SURROGATE HUSBAND. Help me in welcoming Wynter to Cocktails and Books.
Thanks so much to Shannon for letting me stop by and blog here today. How cool is it that she named her blog after two of my favorite things in the world? I love me some cocktails—Cosmopolitans and grasshoppers are at the top of my list (yes, I have a major sweet tooth). And I’m pretty fond of fun, contemporary romances.
Speaking of books, today happens to be release day for THE SURROGATE HUSBAND, my first book from Entangled Publishing. I had so much fun with these characters because they are complete and total opposites. Where Lucy is a bit of a rock and roll chick with pink hair and multiple piercings, Dex is all straight-laced CPA.
I’ve always loved reading opposite attract stories. There’s something very satisfying about peeling back the layers of each character to reveal those intricate puzzle pieces that form their personality. I was so fortunate that the terrific cover department at Entangled got it so right. One look at Lucy’s pink hair and sexy corset juxtaposed to Dex’s conservative suit speaks volumes.
Actually, my own marriage is a bit of an opposites attract story. When I met my husband, I owned a tanning and nail salon and spent my days in a cream puff world of gossip and nail polish. In hindsight, my life was pretty cushy back then. I was fresh out of college and enjoyed nothing more than clubbing with my girlfriends.
He on the other hand, was in law enforcement, and had recently ended a painful marriage. Last thing on his agenda was getting tied down to another woman. In fact, he first came into my salon to get rid of his wedding band tan line, or so he said. Little did we both know at the time that three years later, there’d be a brand new ring on that finger!
Somehow our opposite traits fit together perfectly, like the jagged pieces of a puzzle. Lucy and Dex are even more opposite! You’ll have to read the book to see their chemistry in action.
Here’s a little about THE SURROGATE HUSBAND:
Wild child lingerie store owner Lucy Hamilton is a happily confirmed bachelorette. Then her mother tells a tiny lie that Lucy has eloped. Now Lucy needs to find a “husband” for the weekend, and fast. Fortunately, her ridiculously hot, ridiculously straitlaced new accountant is willing to be her stand-in spouse. And the chemistry between Dex and Lucy is more than convincing―it’s sizzling. But for Lucy, falling for her fake new husband is the most dangerous thing she can do…
And here’s a little snipet to whet your interest:
He skimmed his fingertips along her arm, and just that small touch was enough to stop her in her tracks. “You sure we don’t need to do any more…practice?”
She licked her lips. Way too tempting.
Swallowing back a lump in her throat, she shook her head. “We shouldn’t.”
He frowned. “Okay, but I want you to know that I enjoyed it. A lot.”
She gulped. “Dex, I—” She looked into his eyes and abruptly swallowed her half-hearted protest.
He touched a finger to her lips, which not only stopped her from speaking, it also ramped up her arousal.
Taking her head in his hands, he drew her to him and kissed her. No, it wasn’t a kiss so much as an appetizer, a teaser promising a gourmet feast.
Wynter is giving away a print book from her back list (US only) and an ebook of the new release. To enter, leave a comment below telling us what you like about opposites attract storylines.
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