By Brandy Nacole
By Brandy Nacole
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Love a good soap opera?
Then tune in to Spare Me the Drama
Humor and heart come together in this contemporary love story about second
chances and family life…
When widowed father of eight Martin Leon remembers that he forgot to invite an
important guest to a birthday party for one of the kids, who can blame him? Since his
wife’s death, he’s struggled to juggle the demands of a large family with the equally
demanding job as head writer of the daytime soap opera he and Jeanie once co wrote
together but which he must now pen alone in the face of a dwindling audience, an
executive producer only too happy to alter the course of his stories at her slightest whim, and a nagging case of writer’s block.
Roxanne Hunter parlayed her sexy role on After the Loving into a lucrative,
luxury bedding business years ago and didn’t look back. Just when she was on the brink of having it all, the universe pulled the rug out
from under her, leaving her to nurse a devastating double loss of her own.
Accepting Martin’s last minute invitation, Roxanne decides it’s the perfect getaway to take her mind off her lonely life. All she wants is to fulfill a promise she once made to Martin’s sister and find out how he and his brood are coping with grief. Though Martin may wake up one of these days ready for a woman again, Roxanne has no intention of reliving the days of her youthful, secret crush on him.
But the females in Martin’s family have other plans. Startled by the revelation that she is as much a stray as anyone else Martin has taken into his household, Roxanne nevertheless allows herself to be enfolded into the embrace of family life and a romance with him.
Can she fulfill her promise to get through fate together, or will the universe – and the past – pull the rug out from under her one more time, just as she’s about to get the happy ending she always wanted but never dared dream she’d have?
Readers of funny, feel good women’s fiction will want to grab this witty but tender, romance of a widowed single father and the sexy femme fatale who brings him back to life.
Fans of young adult characters also will enjoy the viewpoint of the hero’s teenage daughters on his newfound love…
Read an Excerpt:
Intrigued, Stephanie pressed further. If her father were still in the room, he’d tell her to mind her own business, but Roxanne seemed happy to answer her questions. She didn’t think Stephanie was being too nosy.
Erin’s pasty arm reached out toward Stephanie. “Another hot roller, please.”
Stephanie pulled one out of the tray next to her, letting the cylinder warm the center of her palm. “You knew my mom?” she said to Roxanne. Then she handed the roller over to Erin, who wound it through a thick strand of Roxanne’s hair and secured it with a clip.
Roxanne gave a gentle smile. “She and your dad were a team. If you knew one, you knew the other.”
“Did you always like to give my dad a hard time?”
Roxanne shrugged, causing Erin to motion for her to keep still. “We didn’t really have much to say to each other,” Roxanne explained. “Plus, after a while, it was your aunt and I who were best buds. I guess I was afraid of him.”
“Afraid?” That surprised Stephanie. “Of Dad?” Everyone knew Martin Leon was a total softie.
Stephanie heard from his boss, Barbara, that on the show they all called him “Saint Martin.”
“He thinks I’m cuckoo,” Roxanne said.
Stephanie nodded. “We know. He says you’re a nut burger with a side of curly fries.”
Self Publishing Review calls Spare Me the Drama “an ambitious start to what promises to be a sweet romance series.”
Don’t miss Spare Me the Drama, the first in the City Lights Romance series of contemporary
love stories in urban settings that aim for the funny bone as well as the heart.
From a fresh new voice in contemporary women’s fiction, author Karen Tomsovic
About the Author:
Karen Tomsovic writes feelgood romance in contemporary
urban settings. A native of Chicago, she now lives in the Pacific Northwest but remains a Midwesterner at heart.
She loves anagrams, alliteration and punctuation.
Find her here:
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This lamp works great and really fits my needs. It is enough light that I can see what I am coloring. I am very pleased with how lightweight it is and how I can fold it up and store it with my coloring supplies. Now my kids who color with me want their own lights to use too!
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