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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Second chances and new beginnings - Rekindled Desires by Debbie Macarter

Cover Reveal: Rekindled Desires is a touching love story of second chances and new beginnings. Can two vastly different people forget their rules and take a chance at love? Fans of Deborah Bladon are sure to love this sweet tale set on a beautiful, Caribbean island.
Description:

Release Date: February 7th, 2015

On her best friend’s wedding night, Becca Lawson becomes distressed when she runs into the man who once held her heart and shattered it completely. One night of intense emotions and daring confessions is all it takes to rekindle long-lost emotions. Fearing another heartbreak, Becca shuts herself off completely, denying herself a chance at true love.

On the surface, it seems Austin Blackstone has it all. He’s rich, young and strikingly good-looking; but deep down, his heart aches for the unforgettable girl who slipped through his fingers. When a serendipitous encounter places them together on a tropical paradise, all of his deepest and darkest secrets threaten to spill over. He’s willing to forsake everything he has built to finally get what he truly desires.

Rekindled Desires is a touching love story of second chances and new beginnings. Can two vastly different people forget their rules and take a chance at love? Fans of Deborah Bladon are sure to love this sweet tale set on a beautiful, Caribbean island.

EXCERPT


How long had he denied himself the simple pleasure of being with a woman? Months? A year? That was insane. He was making himself a promise to end this celibacy as soon as he got out of this old-fashioned formality. The easy catch would be, of course, the bridesmaid. They were always ready for a little adventure, weren’t they? But this was out of the question. He must be content, polite, and utterly boring today.

But something inside of him just could not stop remembering the voice of that woman he was watching earlier, standing in the middle of this tropical garden with the flowers that produced amazing, exotic, almost seductive scents. Some feeling of déjà vu would not let go.

His gut was telling him that his life was missing something, something very important.

Family. This was a family gathering.

The wedding represented the birth of a family and he was desperately alone. At twenty-eight, Austin was in his prime. Physically he was in perfect shape. Financially, he was very stable. He was ready to have someone significant in his life. He was ready to give himself. This was something he had never felt before.

How could Roman do this when he was so young?

It must be the old money, the sense of security, something Austin had had to build wealth on his own. He was proud of it. Preoccupied with his growing businesses and success, he tended to put his private life aside.

Did he even have a life beyond work?


He wanted to become a family man, to tie himself to a wife and a bunch of kids. He had never before felt compelled to care for anyone, except himself. He had little idea how to do that in the first place. He’d never experienced what a family really meant…until today.

Was it realistic to be so much in love that Rom wanted to marry when he was barely twenty? Austin had been twenty not so long ago. He remembered what he’d been like back then vividly. His chest clenched with regret as he remembered the young girl, that innocent soul he cruelly pushed away. How could he possibly have resisted that goddess-like body she’d thrown at him? But he’d been so self-centered and not capable of any kind of relationship at that time, never mind love. For so long, the sweet form of that girl who’d foolishly confessed her love for him had kept appearing in his dreams…

He had not wanted to be responsible for her broken heart. So he had just disappeared from her life and made sure she knew nothing about him anymore. It was better for her. She should have forgotten about him forever.


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21 comments:

Anne said...

It sounds like a sweet romance.

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Anonymous said...

im excited about the love story!

John Thuku said...

What excites me is the romantic story between two people who have suffered much and are willing to take a second chance.

Darlene Schuller said...

I think what I like that it's a love story of 2 people no matter what they face, find a way.

Anonymous said...

I'm most excited that it's a second chance romance. I love reading about people getting second chances at love.

Gloria Walshver said...

Second chance love is more romantic and exciting than the first time I think.

CHRIS HOEY said...

I think what I like that it's a great love story of 2 people no matter what they face, find a way to make it work.

Madonna said...

I just love stories about second chances at love.

Chris Martinez said...

Love stories are always sweet...but second chances are very emotional.

Edmond Leung said...

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Glenn Woods said...

I like that it is a second chance romance.

John Thomas said...

What a great giveaway! Sure could use a new Kindle, wow.

Piper said...

Seems like it will be a fun romance to read.

Anne said...

PROBABLY THE ISLAND SETTING IF THE AUTHOR INCORPORATES AND REALLY USES IT IN THE STORY.

Cyndi F said...

A Love Story that is set on a tropical Island always get's me excited, and that is just the perfect excape from reality to read the perfect romance, if you are sitting in the cold, like me. What is better then reading a great romance when two people are in a tropical paradise and falling in love, and you can just want to be them, and if there a bit to pull on your heart strings that is all good too. Thank you for such a amazing giveaway.

Anonymous said...

It sounds romantic and steamy!

smiles said...

I think I'd fall in love with Becca. I feel like that towards my ex - I can't handle seeing him after the way things ended. He wouldn't even tell me why when I asked. I was shattered. I cried a lot for the first month, then the second I'd start up if something reminded me too much. Later on, I realized he probably ended things because of my poor health (because it definitely wasn't a "difference in taste in movies and music" as he told his mom). Unlike Becca though, I wouldn't give him a second chance. When I needed him to do something important for me, since he spent the most time around me and could talk about how I changed with getting ill, he said he'd do it. Never did. He has the dog that we picked out as a puppy while together. When he moved up here, he told me that I could see the dog more often (petsitting). I've heard nothing back about that. Heartbreak and lying were dealbreakers. *ramble ramble*

gemiinii said...

I love second chance romances

Bessamy said...

Second chance. Everyone deserves a second chance.

Fayth97 said...

I love happy endings..especially when they are a second chance romance.