#WildWednesday with Molly O’Keefe & #Free Snippet for Wild Child
So, last week we met Monica through Jackson’s eyes and now we get Jackson through Monica’s eyes. Monica Appleby has come to Bishop Arkansas immediately after the funeral of her best friend. She is heart-sick, broke and very wary. The last thing she wants is to be attracted to the town’s Mayor.
His voice was masculine and low, the sound of dark chocolate with a hint of spice, of a California Syrah aged just right. It touched her spine, that voice, brushed across the nape of her neck, reminding her briefly that there was still pleasure in this world.
Everything about Jackson seemed built for pleasure. For elegance. He was lean, but broad in all the right places. His linen jacket looked tailored to fit his shoulders, and when he smiled at her, she couldn’t help but frown.
It wasn’t just his looks; she’d had a surplus of hot men in her life. Her mother, after all, was Simone Appleby. Simone, before the reality show—probably what led to the reality show—had become notorious for dating famous men.
Sports stars, rock stars, actors. The only things required from them were good looks and an increasing fan base.
Monica had learned that good looks were a trap for the unwary.
And she had become very, very wary.
But still, even with handsome men, she could put forth the smile they expected.
Not with this man. He was disconcerting with all his contradictions. His lovely light eyes were shadowed by stern eyebrows. His lips—the top one sculpted, the bottom one lush—were held in a firm line. His blond hair curved away from his face as if scared to droop over that long forehead.
He managed to be both stern and beautiful. And the twinkle in his eyes was utterly boyish.
“Is something wrong?” he asked in that voice that made her want to curl against it.
“No.” She waved her hand, forced a smile. “I’m fine. Totally fine.”
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About the author:
Molly O’Keefe published her first Harlequin romance at age twenty-five and hasn’t looked back. She loves exploring each character’s road toward happily ever after. She’s won two Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice awards and the RITA for Best Novella in 2010. Originally from a small town outside of Chicago, she now lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband, two kids, and the largest heap of dirty laundry in North America.
Monica Appleby is a woman with a reputation. Once she was America’s teenage “Wild Child,” with her own reality TV show. Now she’s a successful author coming home to Bishop, Arkansas, to pen the juicy follow-up to her tell-all autobiography. Problem is, the hottest man in town wants her gone. Mayor Jackson Davies is trying to convince a cookie giant to move its headquarters to his crumbling community, and Monica’s presence is just too . . . unwholesome for business. But the desire in his eyes sends a very different message: Stay, at least for a while.
Jackson needs this cookie deal to go through. His town is dying and this may be its last shot. Monica is a distraction proving too sweet, too inviting—and completely beyond his control. With every kiss he can taste her loneliness, her regrets, and her longing. Soon their uncontrollable attraction is causing all kinds of drama. But when two lost hearts take a surprise detour onto the bumpy road of unexpected love, it can only lead someplace wonderful.
“Molly O’Keefe is a unique, not-to-be-missed voice in romantic fiction.”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Andersen