Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cynthia Gail Spring's Surprise book blast (contest)

 




Spring's Surprise             
by Cynthia Gail is a contemporary romance story.


Sara Michaels is single again. And she’s celebrating her thirtieth birthday with a complete spa makeover and a day of boutique shopping with her two best friends. After a ten-month battle for freedom, a long weekend in Nashville, Tennessee is just what she needs to erase the memories of a broken heart.

Jack Tanner is the soon-to-be new partner at Chester & Dorsey Development Firm. Jack’s love life has been on the back burner for years as he’s built a successful career. But the moment he meets Sara, he takes a hard look at his life and his priorities.

Sara steps out of her comfort zone and spends an unforgettable weekend with Jack. She’s never felt so carefree. Until she realizes too late that three days can change everything.

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EXCERPT:

As the song continued, Jack led Sara around the dance floor in silence. When they rounded a corner, out of sight from their friends, he leaned down and softly brushed his lips across hers. A fleeting gesture. By the time Sara realized she had been kissed, he was whispering in her ear, “I’m looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow. Could I take you to breakfast before you head out to Beth’s stables?”

His breath on her neck made her feel intoxicated. And something inside her wanted more.

After a moment, Sara slowly turned her head and met his lips, this time kissing him back. She wasn’t sure where her courage came from, but it felt good to be in Jack’s arms. It had been a long time since someone had kissed her so gently or held her with such reverence. She couldn’t remember the last time she felt desired, but she was going to enjoy every minute. Even if on Tuesday she had to return to the real world and her real life.

Jack urged her closer, but their feet kept dancing to the slow rhythm of the piano and before she knew it, the kiss was over. Watching a slow smile form on his lips, she could see his pleasant surprise, mixed with a simmering heat.

“We’re leaving around eleven.”

“Then I’ll pick you up at eight. There’s a cafĂ© down the street from where Jenny lives.”

As the song ended, Sara turned back toward the direction of their table. As Jack placed his hand at the small of her back, his thumb gently rubbed against her skin, sending a flutter through her stomach. He brushed one last kiss on her earlobe and whispered, “Thank you.”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
 


My husband and I live in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee with our eighteen-year-old son and three dogs. When I’m not working or writing, I can be found with family and friends. I love to bake in the winter, grill in the summer, and on occasion, I sneak away from everyone and curl up with a good book.

I hope you enjoy my stories. Each one touches on modern day issues, fears, and challenges that women face every day. And each one illustrates that love is within reach if you let down those walls and allow your heart to open. Our lives and experiences are so much more meaningful when we have someone to share them with.

http://www.cynthiagail.com/


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A review by ELF

4.5 out of 5 stars
 
Spring's Surprise by Cynthia Gail is the lovely sequel to “Winter’s Magic” and is part of the ‘Music City Hearts’ series.  Sara Michaels is still getting over her painful divorce from Alex when she meets Jack Tanner on a blind date.  They live in different regions so they agree to act on their mutual attraction and have a weekend romance but they are startled by the depth of the attraction that develops from a blind date.  Each has changes to be faced in their respective lives, they only have to decide how much they are willing to sacrifice for one another.
 

A beautifully developed contemporary romance that gives a view of two sets of close-knit friends whose lives intersect.  The lyrical unfolding of the events that take place primarily over one fateful weekend is a heartwarming romance that reminds me of all that is wonderful about the genre.  It was nice to see the second chance at love theme so capably depicted and I enjoyed the characters who are complex enough that I felt an instant rapport for them.  I have not read a work by this author before but this enjoyable read made me interesting in reading the first tale in the series to learn more about these likeable characters.  A great quick summer read even though the title points to a different season.

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To celebrate the release of this title, Cynthia Gail will award one $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn comment and a $15 Starbucks gift card to another randomly drawn commenter so please leave a comment with your e-mail address about what you enjoy doing the most when you get together with your best friend(s).

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting me today, ELF. I appreciate the great review, too!

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    1. Delighted to have you visit. I really enjoyed your story (if you couldn't tell, lol) and was happy to have found a new author to add to my must-read pile. I look forward to reading more of your stories.

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  2. Thank you for such a lovely review. I found it very helpful.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thank you, glad to have you visit, hope you read the story so that you can share in the wonderful warmth it creates.

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  3. Thank you for the nice review and lovely excerpt.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Great to have you visit, good luck in the giveaway.

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  4. Your great review makes me interested in the story. When I'm with my best friend, I like to catch-up on all the goings-on in our lives: listening to her adventures and sharing mine (not so interesting). It's like continuing to color-in the painting of our friendship.
    Romo@iMagicWonders.com

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    1. Thanks for the compliment (0:

      Your adventures are just as interesting...if only because they reflect what is going on in your life. Thanks for visiting and good luck in the giveaway!

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  5. Loved the review. This sounds like a story I would really love. Looking forward to reading it after reading your review.

    I am a homebody so when I get together with friends I like to relax at home, cook a meal together or watch a movie.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for the compliment. I thought it was one of those stories that just gives you that warm fuzzy feeling, reminds you why you hang out with your friends and gives you hope for that second chance. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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  6. Nice review. Watching movies

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you and thank you for visiting. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  7. Great Review :)

    angel.m.cullen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much. Hope you enjoy the story and good luck in the giveaway!

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  8. I'm looking forward to reading this one. Thank you very much for the review :)

    MinDaf @ Aol.com

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    1. I really enjoyed it and I am looking forward to reading more because I liked this author's style.

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