BBT: VENETIAN LOVE KNOTS by Normandie Alleman

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3_19 Cover_Venetian Love KnotsIn Venice, Allison Fox will find love in the arms of two men. Her past collides with her future in a battle for her heart. Which one will win?

Travelling to Venice to be the maid of honour in her best friend’s wedding sounds like a great vacation, and a romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day. But when Allison Fox discovers who the best man is, she is torn between duty and self-preservation.

It has taken Allison four years to put her tumultuous relationship with the rodeo cowboy behind her after a violent incident ripped them apart. Now Allison must find a way to face her past and find closure with her old flame. But will she be able to put the past behind her?

Cole is the Texas cowboy who has never got over his love for Allison. But when he declares his love for her after all this time, is she strong enough to walk away from the intense passion they share?

For years Nico, a handsome Italian, was committed to nothing but his work. Nico never expected he would meet an American beauty who would awaken in him a desire to love again. Once he finds her, Nico vows to never let Allison go.

It will be a Valentine’s Day to remember, but who will win Allison’s heart?

*****Read an excerpt*****

Allison held her plastic cup in a death grip as she absently rattled the ice cubes in it. She stared out of the bubble-shaped window on her flight to Rome. The vodka had done little to calm her nerves. Neither People, Cosmo, nor Vogue had been any help distracting her. Allison’s mind was determined to go back to the one man who had caused her more pain and heartache than she had ever known. The man whom she would soon see for the first time in four years.

She bit her lip and shut her eyes tightly. Allison remembered the day her best friend Marcia had told her that she was getting married in Venice the week of Valentine’s Day. Marcia had asked her to be her maid of honour and Allison had immediately jumped at the chance. She loved to travel, and she wanted to be there for Marcia.

A couple of weeks later, Allison had just walked into her apartment when she’d got a call from Marcia. “Allie, honey, it’s me, Marsh. Are you sitting down? I need you to sit down.”

Allison had set her groceries down on the floor and sat.

“Honey, Alfonso has gotten Cole to agree to be his best man,” she’d said.

Marcia’s announcement had been met with complete silence.

“Allison? You still there?” Marcia had asked.

Cole. For years Allison had prayed for indifference towards Cole. She had hated him for years. What she felt for Cole was either unmitigated passion or hate. She didn’t know any in between. And what she had wound up craving was indifference. The last time she’d seen him, four years ago, what she had prayed for, what she had begged God for, was to feel indifference towards him. He had almost ruined her life.

About the Author:A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She was surprised when that interest turned her into a writer of erotic romance.

If there were another 5 hours in the day, Normandie would spend more time needle-pointing and playing with photography. Instead, she’s a Pinterest addict and sports junkie who’s crazy for Twitter and the color pink.

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  1. Thank you for hosting today.

  2. There’s always that one guy from your past that you can’t get over. You pray that you can feel nothing in his presence…but then as soon as you see him again you’re overwhelmed…I know EXACTLY how allison feels 😛

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  3. Thanks so much for hosting me today! I’m looking forward to this. 🙂

    Andra, sounds like you’ve been there. I’m glad you could relate to Allison’s predicament. One reviewer described Allison as being “dickmatized”. Lol.

  4. What genres do you like to explore in the future?

    lyra.lucky7 AT gmail DOT com

  5. Emiliana25 says:

    Actually if I ever met the guy that got away I would like to have someone better with me to show of, it’s just better for ones ego 🙂

    emiliana25 at web dot de

  6. Hi Lyra,
    I love mysteries but I don’t know if I’m up for writing one. I do have a historical erotic romance planned, and I currently write general fiction under a different name. I love romance, but not every story I want to tell has a HEA.

  7. Catherine says:

    It does sound like Cole is that one man from her past that she will never get over!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  8. Rita Wray says:

    This will be a good read, I can’t wait to see what happens.

  9. I just don’t undestand why she takes Cole back so fast?

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  10. I can only hope that she does not end up with Cole. He doesn’t deserve her.

  11. Anas, I think there are several reasons. She wanted it to work with him so badly in the past.. she’s very vulnerable to his manipulations.

  12. Thanks for sharing!


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  13. Nice excerpt


  14. Mary Preston says:

    If I were Allison I’d be nervous too.


  15. Thanks again for hosting me today! I’ve enjoyed this. 🙂

  16. I love the cover! Personally, I’m rooting for the Italian! I love Italian men and their accents!

    Best of luck!

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