The Reluctant Lover by Justine Lewis – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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MediaKit_BookCover_TheReluctantLoverKatherine Bright is one of Australia’s most acclaimed television journalists, but rumor has it her show is about to be axed. Katherine has given up everything for her career—her marriage and the chance of having children— she isn’t about to give up on her show.

Enter Liam Kennedy, a foreign correspondent back in Australia for an awards night. Liam is the whole cliché – tall, dark and totally kissable. Except for one thing. He’s younger than Katherine. Much younger. And when Katherine realizes she needs Liam to save her show she finds herself in an impossible situation.

Enjoy an excerpt:

‘It was a mistake. The other night in your hotel room. Kissing you. It never should have happened,’ she said to Liam the next morning.

They were in Katherine’s office, with the door firmly shut. Again. He knew his flirting was exasperating her; that was his intention, after all.

‘A mistake?’ It was hard to believe that kissing Katherine could ever be a mistake, but he’d listen to what she wanted to say.

She lifted her shoulders as she took a deep breath. ‘Yes and you’ve been teasing me about it. And I don’t think it’s appropriate to do that on air.’

Katherine was standing behind her desk, with a hand on each hip. She was wearing a straight skirt that cinched at her narrow waist, skimmed over her lovely hips, down to her knees. He imagined his hands following the same path. ‘So it’s not appropriate on air, but is it appropriate in our office?’ he suggested as he leant in across her desk. Partly to get a rise out of her, but also to find out if she smelt as good today as she did yesterday.

Yep. Yep, unfortunately she did.

She pulled back, but not before he noticed her pupils dilate. ‘Not our office, my office.’

‘OK, so I can flirt with you in your office?’

She stifled a groan and took several deep breaths. He was pushing her to cracking point and enjoying every minute of it.

About the Author: MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_TheReluctantLoverJustine is the award winning author of fun, contemporary romances. She has spent her professional life writing legal advice – which some may say is similar to creative writing– but the lack of sexy heroes and happy endings led her to try writing romance.

She loves Earl Grey tea, talking about which of Jane Austen’s novels is her favorite, and searching for the perfect frock. She will read anything, but loves romance most of all.

She is published by Destiny Romance.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Justine Lewis says:

    Thanks so much for having me on today!

  3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

    • Justine Lewis says:

      Hi Mai – I love where I live now – Canberra in Australia – and think I’m really lucky to live here. But I’d also like to try living in London or New York for a while to experience a really big city. Though I’m sure I’d always end up somewhere smaller.

  4. Unexpected love is the best kind. Have you ever experienced that?

  5. Betul E. says:

    What are the easiest and hardest scenes to write?

    • Justine Lewis says:

      Hi – for me, it all depends. A story will often flow easily at the beginning and the end and sometimes I struggle in the middle of a book to keep things interesting and fresh. Sometimes I dread writing the steamier scenes, but sometimes they flow easily!

  6. Your books looks delicious and I can’t wait to read it!

  7. Rita Wray says:

    Love the sound of the book.

  8. Tara Woods says:

    Great excerpt! Liam seems like my kind of guy. I look forward to reading more. Thanks for the post.

  9. kim hansen says:

    Enjoyed the excerpt.

  10. Victoria says:

    Great excerpt, I enjoyed reading it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. Becky Richardson says:

    Sounds like a great read.

  12. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

    • Justine Lewis says:

      Hi Peggy – I try to write through it. Sometimes I don’t feel like writing but make myself sit at the computer and start, the words tend to come after a while. If I’m really blocked I will try a different project, I usually work on a few at a time and almost always feel like working on one of them.

  13. Thank you for this giveaway, I’d love to read the book!

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