Monday, February 2, 2015

He's Captured My Heart by Karen Frances

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Title:    He’s Captured My Heart
Author:    Karen Frances
Genre:   Contemporary Romance
Release Day:    January 28, 2015

Like any dutiful Scottish daughter, Libby Stewart puts her family first. She’s spent months helping her brother, a single father, care for his new daughter. The strain of her family commitments led to the painful demise of a two-year relationship. As Libby nurses her broken heart and relishes time with her niece, her father offers her a job managing his hotel. She’s ready to focus on her career and get her life back on track.

Alexander Mathews, a handsome American businessman who is staying at the hotel, has other plans for Libby. She’s taken aback when she meets Alex. He strikes her as arrogant and domineering, but regardless, the sexual tension between them is palpable. Libby fancies herself a good girl, but Alex quickly seduces her. Libby finds she is soon addicted to the passion she feels in Alex’s skillful hands.

Libby has never been so confused. Who is Alex Mathews, really? An international playboy, or truly the man of her dreams? When a confrontation with her ex-boyfriend turns violent and she questions Alex’s loyalty to her, Libby must decide if she wants to let this charismatic stranger from across the pond truly capture her heart.

This books is amazing. Follow Libby as she takes over the family hotel in Ireland. Her family is going through a crisis and one guest is a pain in the butt as he wants to check in one day early. What happens when sparks fly? Meet Alex, an American businessman. What happens when he goes to Ireland on business and falls for his PR managers daughter. Is is all for show, or does he truly mean what he says and does? Find out in past one of this series. 5 out of 5

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Our last stop is at the water’s edge. As the water splashes against the pebbles, I notice a seaplane has just landed at the jetty, and an excited couple is about to go for a tour. There’s no better way to see the loch than a bird’s-eye view from the sky. From up there you see the real majesty of the vast loch and surrounding highlands. From the sky the hotel glistens like a jewel against the unspoilt water’s edge.
“I love this view,” I say, looking over my shoulder at Alex, who’s standing just behind me. “Don’t think I’ll ever get tired of looking at it.” The water is still and has a calming effect on me.
“I have to admit that I don’t think I will either, although I think my point of view is especially spectacular,” he says with a smile so full of promises. He slips his left hand round my waist and places small kisses on the nape of my neck, which sends shock waves through my body.
“Libby, I’m going to turn you around and kiss you. I am warning you to give you a chance to say no. I’d rather not be slapped again.” Alex slowly turns me to face him, and all I see is a wanting look in his eyes. My breathing has altered, picked up pace, and my heart is racing. I do want this.
“Well, what are you waiting for then?” I whisper in invitation.
That’s all it takes. One hand is still on my waist. The other reaches up to my chin and tilts my face, so I am watching as his face comes closer. His soft, wet lips meet mine, and they taste so sweet. And before I know it, I’m kissing him back.
When we eventually pull ourselves apart, all I can do is sigh. He still has one arm held firmly round my waist. I notice his smile. What a beautiful smile it is.
“I hope that makes up for my mistake earlier today?”
“It certainly does. But as you recall, I already accepted your apology hours ago,” I say, smiling back at him.

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About the author:   

I live just outside Glasgow, Scotland with my husband of seventeen years and our, sometimes delightful, five children. My busy days include helping my husband manage the family business, while the kids take up the majority of the time, schools runs, parties and all the various sports clubs they attend. I find escape from the chaos of everyday life in good books, particularly stories of passionate romantic relationships.  Let’s face it we all dream of the happily ever after’s.
For as far back as I can remember I have devoted my time to my family and for that I wouldn’t change a thing, but whilst thinking what I wanted to do for me, I had this niggling feeling to write, but pushed it to the back of my mind, for a good few months. Several months later and it was still there along with the names Elizabeth and Alexander, so thought I have nothing to lose so why not give it a go. Never in a million years when I started writing He’s Captured My Heart, a tale of contemporary erotic romance set in Scotland, did I think I would actually finish it, never mind do anything with it.

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