Author Guest Post
Sometimes those alphas get a little scary.
In certain social situations, we expect to meet new people, make new acquaintances, possibly launch meaningful relationships. In other situations…notsomuch. In fact, if a “strange” adult approaches a child, everyone goes on alert. Likewise when an unfamiliar man starts a conversation with a woman. Sure, if you’re out in a bar or at a party, you might expect men and women to exchange numbers.
But what if you’re a woman out alone for a walk or jog? And what if the guy approaches in an isolated spot? That’s what happens to Mandy, the heroine in Trouble Won't Wait. She’s out on a walk, alone, and goes through the cemetery to use the solitude for some soul-searching. This strange—although incredibly hunky—guy walks straight for her and strikes up a conversation…and then admits he watches her every day when she runs by his house.
Um. Creepy? Or flattering? She knows her head isn’t on straight today…too much emotional upheaval. So is that making her more willing to accept Adam’s attention, or more suspicious of him? After all, he’s just a guy, and he’s not acting like a stalker. Other than the confession about eyeballing her from his window. But if he’s really a creep, would he admit to that? Is she nuts for feeling like the whole thing is kinda romantic?
In the end, gut instinct is all she’s got to go on. She doesn’t lug around mace or a Taser, after all, and she probably couldn’t outrun a buff guy like him…even if she wanted to.
Does her instinct steer her wrong?
About The Author
I love sunny days, hot bread, the ocean, and that fluttery feeling I get inside at the first spark of a great romance. In between being a wife, mom of two teens, editor and writer, I like to read, garden, take morning walks, and make people laugh--probably succeed here when I try to jog.
For me, an excellent book has characters I can sympathize with or hate (sometimes both at once), a story I simply must see through to the end, and realistic dialogue. Give me those key elements, and I'll read any genre or time period, any author.
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Trouble Won't Wait by Autumn Piper
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Publication Date: November 5, 2012
Format: eBook - 223 pages / Kindle - 420 KB / Nook 2 MB
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Cheating is a dealbreaker...or so Mandy’s always thought. But when she catches her husband getting some “strange,” she realizes how hard it is to cut and run, or even file papers. She agrees to a month of counseling, which will give her time to grieve the loss of her marriage before she has to tell the world—and the kids.
Then she meets Adam, who gives her a hunky--if mysterious--shoulder to cry on, and that thirty-day waiting period seems like an eternity.
Adam has no problem confessing that he’s watched Mandy from his window for months as she runs by his house. If he told her why, though, she’d freak out for sure. He knows they’ve got a future together, if he can think of a way to explain his past. And he’s sure the rat-bastard who cheated on her is putting the moves on her again, but he won’t be the revenge guy.
The month-long cooling off period she agreed to is lasting forever, and might just be indefinite, if trouble keeps getting in their way.
WARNING: Eccentric old lady pushing salt-of-the-earth advice, bossy big brother, kooky counselor, super-secretive hunk, and perfect justice served amidst adult situations and language.
My Book Review:
What would you do if you caught your husband in a compromising position with a neighbor's girlfriend?
For Mandy, catching her husband Mike cheating right before her eyes has turned her perfect world upside down. After fourteen years of marriage and two children, Mandy is having a hard time dealing with Mike's infidelity, and she is torn on what to do. Things become more complicated when Mandy meets a handsome mysterious man named Adam Kraft while she is out running. Adam has watched Mandy run past his home for months, and as they get to know each other they become closer, their mutual attraction is getting harder to deny. Mandy is forced to decide whether she wants to save her marriage to Mike, or choose to have a second chance at love with Adam.
Trouble Won't Wait is an emotionally charged story about a woman who discovers her husband's infidelity, the consequences that it has on her marriage, and getting a second chance at love. Author Autumn Piper weaves a poignantly raw tale written in the first person narrative told by Mandy, who takes the reader on a journey as she deals with her husband's infidelity, and the painful and destructive consequences that his actions has on their family and marriage. This emotional roller coaster ride immediately draws you into Mandy's story, you can't help but feel for Mandy as she experiences the full gamut of emotions that comes with such devastating personal issues. This story will make you ponder what would you do if you were in Mandy's shoes.
This compelling story will keep you riveted as Mandy's story unfolds and she goes through the various stages of deciding what to do with her marriage. And if that isn't enough to keep you engaged, the author adds a handsome mysterious man, Adam Kraft, into the mix as a potential new love interest for Mandy, but he has a secret past, can it get any more complicated than that? Can Adam's intense and raw devotion for Mandy be enough to sweep her off her feet? Can their mutual attraction and desire for each other sway Mandy's decision and give her a second chance at love?
With realistic and complex characters; riveting dialogue and interactions; and a storyline that has enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged; Trouble Won't Wait is one woman's emotional journey of love, loss and second chances.
RATING: 4 STARS ****