Monday, February 17, 2020

The Unexpected Wedding by Debra Elizabeth (Spotlight, excerpt, review, and GIVEAWAY) GFT




by Debra Elizabeth

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GENRE:   Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

Lady Elizabeth Tyndale has endured a string of bad dates. She’s not sure if sharing her opinions and business sense scared potential boyfriends away, but what’s the point of having an opinion if she never expresses it? When her brother and sister-in-law invite her to join them on a trip to San Diego, she reluctantly agrees. Besides, what does she have to lose? She’s certainly not burning up the dating scene in England.

Computer Programmer Jackson ‘Jack’ Stanfield doesn’t date much. He’d rather bury himself in code because computers are simple, but people are complicated. When his college buddy invites him to a BBQ, Jack reluctantly agrees to attend. He’s not prepared for his intense reaction when he meets Elizabeth Tyndale. Can the British beauty draw Jack out of his shell and open his heart to love?

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EXCERPT


Jack walked toward the back door. When he was almost there, he saw a vision—a stunning young woman with blonde curls cascading down her back. When she turned at his approach, the last rays of the sun enveloped her silhouette, giving her an ethereal dreamy quality. She was the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen, and he felt the breath leave his body as he stood staring open-mouthed. He’d never had such a reaction to a woman before. It was new and an unnerving experience.

“Did you want something?” she asked.

Jack continued to stare, totally captivated by this woman and her beautiful cornflower blue eyes. He knew she was talking, but he didn’t hear a word, just a lyrical melody.

The young woman waved her hand in front of his face. “Hello, can I get you something?”

That broke his trance and Jack felt heat climb up his neck. “Huh? Oh god. I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to stare,” he stammered.

“It’s quite all right. Now do you want something, a beer perhaps?” she asked.

“You’re British?”

The young woman’s eyes traveled down to her feet and back up again before she looked at him. “Last time I looked, yes,” she chuckled.

What an asinine thing to say!

 “Shall we start again?” she asked. “I’m Elizabeth and you are?”

Jack gave himself a mental shake. “Oh, please forgive me. I’m not used to making a complete fool of myself before I’ve even uttered a single word. It’s a pleasure to meet you, Elizabeth. I’m Jackson, um Jack, that is.”

“Well, Jackson um Jack, it’s a pleasure to meet you. Now, would you like a beer?”

He chuckled. “Yes, please. That would be good.”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:





Debra writes sweet romance in contemporary romance and historical romance. She enjoys telling stories and has been pouring out her passion for romance since her teenage years.


Debra lives in New England with her husband and one very exhausted kitty.








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My review:


3.5 out of 5 stars

The Unexpected Wedding by Debra Elizabeth is part of the ‘Loving a Billionaire’ series and features Lady Elizabeth Tyndale as she navigates the challenges of dating. Wanting to be loved for herself, not her lineage or wealth, she wonders if she’ll ever find a relationship worth having. Meeting Jackson (Jack) Stanfield makes her hope for more, but there are many obstacles they must get past, and only time will tell if their attraction is real.

This sweet romance story has fun elements, including the challenge of a VERY long-distance relationship and multiple misperceptions. There is a connecting story but there is no problem reading this as a stand-alone tale. I would have liked a bit more depth to the characters because I didn’t feel a strong connection to them, but I would have no problem recommending this story to someone who likes romances with very mild heat. One more person in the family needs to get a happy-ever-after ending, so hopefully there is an additional book in the works.

A copy was provided for review






 


10 comments:

  1. How do you come up for the names of the characters in your book?

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    1. I did some research for popular English names and I've always loved the name Elizabeth. For Jackson's name, I first just had Jack, but that first meeting with Elizabeth needed something extra nerdy so he became Jackson. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the giveaway.

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  2. I love the book cover and excerpt. This sounds like a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your book and author details

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    1. Hi Bea, thanks for stopping by and reading the excerpt. I hope you will enjoy the book. It was fun to write!

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  3. Thank you for taking the time to read and review my book. I'm glad you enjoyed it and will consider posting it to amazon.

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