Bittersweet Rescue by Coleen Kwan – Excerpt and Giveaway

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4_24 Cover_ Bittersweet RescueShe rescued him, and saved herself.

When Ellie Sherwood rescues her boss from drowning, she never anticipates the consequences. For three years she’s existed in an emotional limbo after a catastrophic family tragedy, but now she’s awake and ready to seize life with both hands. And that includes the sexy boss she’s been secretly infatuated with for some time.

Drake Crawford is about to achieve his lifelong goal when a car accident plays havoc with his life. Not only is his plan for revenge delayed, but his once demure personal assistant is now shockingly, irresistibly forward. Drake is against office affairs, and Ellie is vital to his success, but he can’t get her out of his mind, and besides, he does owe her…

His solution—a two-week break with Ellie at his wilderness hideout. They’ll indulge in a scorching, private affair, and when it’s over they’ll return to their normal lives. But as Drake discovers more about Ellie, he realises her quiet exterior hides a backbone of steel. When she asks him to walk away from his ultimate goal, he knows it’s time to let her go.

Read an excerpt:

“You can’t fool me, Ellie. Ever since you agreed to my plan you’ve had moments of sheer terror. In the helicopter you looked like you wanted to barf, and a minute ago your eyes went round with horror at the thought of sharing a bath tub with me. Don’t tell me you’re not having second thoughts.”

Damn. No way on earth would she tell him why the bath tub scared her.

She copied his stance, setting her arms akimbo. “If you ask me, it’s you who wants to chicken out, and you’re just trying to scare me off.”

“You know me, Ellie. Do I ever chicken out of anything?”

Trouble was, she didn’t know him. Not this side of Drake. The elementary, stripped down man behind the expensive suits and high-rolling business. The man who retreated to this windswept wilderness.

“No.” She breathed out. “I don’t think you’re afraid of anything. And yes, if you want to know the truth I’m nervous as hell about what we’re doing—what we’re about to do.” She fidgeted with her hair.

He uttered a small sigh. “Ellie,” he said, his tone soft yet firm. “Let’s get one thing straight. I’ve never forced a woman to do anything against her will. You’ll never be in any danger from me.”

“I know that,” she quickly replied. “It’s just—I’ve never gone about s-sex in such a calculated way. I don’t know what to expect.”

“Expect to have a good time.”

About the Author: 4_24 AuthorPicColeen Kwan has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance.

Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching Criminal Minds.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thank you for having me on your blog 🙂

  3. Love this excerpt. My favorite get-a-way is a small house on the beach.

  4. Rita Wray says:

    Great excerpt, thank you.

  5. SHELLEY S says:


  6. Alexisa N says:

    I love the mountains!

  7. Karen H in NC says:

    Thanks for the excerpt. For a getaway…I like my deck with a glass of sweet tea and a good book!

  8. Elise-Maria Barton says:

    I’m really enjoying the excerpts you’re teasing us with Coleen. My favorite getaway is anywhere that there are no people!

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