Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Falling For Mr. Wrong

Congratulations to "Jonetta", the winner of Inara's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Hello friends, old and new, and fellow lovers of contemporary romance! I'm here to celebrate the release of my novel Falling for Mr. Wrong, which is the third book in my Bencher Family series. Don't worry, if you haven't read the first two books, you can still enjoy Ross and Kelsey's story. But if you fall in love with them and want to read about Ross's brother Brit and their sister Melissa, you can find them in Rules of Negotiation and The Boss's Fake Fiancee. 

I've always loved reading series, especially ones featuring families. I think there's something magical about getting to know people over the course of multiple books. And of course the better we know them, the sweeter their happily ever after! The hero of Falling for Mr. Wrong is Ross Bencher, and I've been dying to tell his story ever since we got our first glimpse of him in Rules of Negotiation. 

Here's how I introduced brothers Brit (the eldest of the family) and Ross back then: 

"His younger brother by only thirteen months, Ross was broader in the chest, more heavily muscled than Brit, and spent time keeping it that way. They shared the same olive skin as their mother and square jaw of their father, but otherwise could not have been more different. In school, Ross enjoyed the rough camaraderie of football, while Brit preferred the solitary competition of track. Ross was a builder, always working with his hands, while Brit spent much of their childhood with his nose buried in a book."

Ross is also a divorced father of three who married young and, if you believe his brother, is a bit of a playboy. But you know how families sometimes misunderstand each other? Well, it turns out that Brit really didn't know his brother very well at all. In the second Bencher family series, we see Ross playing protective older brother to his sister Melissa, who's gotten herself into a fake engagement with her notoriously unemotional boss, Garth Solen. And really, is there anything more endearing than a protective brother, looking after his little sister? I think not! 

Finally, in Falling for Mr. Wrong, we get to know the real Ross, a sexy hunk of a guy who is completely dedicated to his kids. Ross has convinced himself that the next woman he dates will be boring and respectable--at least, until he meets Kelsey, my mountain-climbing heroine, who has some secret family baggage of her own. 

“So you’re telling me after your divorce you made some kind of inner pledge to only date Donna Reed?” Kelsey asked, incredulous. 
“Basically, yes.”  
“And then you slept with me.” 
He grinned, and the mood unexpectedly lightened. “Those were my requirements for dating. Lucky for me, we never went on a date.” 

How in the world can I bring together a mountain-climber headed for a dangerous high-altitude ascent, and a dedicated father of three? You'll have to read Falling for Mr. Wrong to find out! 

Buy Links:
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I'm giving away a copy of Falling for Mr. Wrong to one commenter who can recommend to me a new contemporary romance series! Share with me your favorites! 

Inara Scott grew up on a steady diet of true love, heaving bosoms, and happily ever after. Romance inspired her first novel, penned at the age of 14, titled A Wild and Stormy Passion. Today, Inara writes anything and everything, including young adult fiction and adult romance. Inara loves to hear from readers, and can often be found avoiding actual work by playing on Twitter (@inarascott) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/inarawrites). You can always find her at her website (www.inarascott.com). 

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Nov. 12th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@JustContemporaryRomance.com with a subject title of JCR GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.


  1. I have been on a contemporary romance tear for the past 18 months so I've got plenty of favorites and have discovered some gems. One is fairly recent by Reese Ryan, Bad Boys Gone Good, the first book called Making the First Move. You will love Raine, the hero.

    Another special one is by Abbie Williams, the Shore Leave Cafe, the first book called Summer at the Shore Leave Cafe. I defy you not to fall for Bly:)

    Another is Elisabeth Barrett's Star Harbor series about the four Grayson brothers. The first book is Deep Autumn Heat and this brother is a really hot chef.

    Finally, you must read Roxanne St. Claire's Barefoot Bay series, beginning with Barefoot in the Sand. I just wish I was reading it again for the first time.

    Oh! One more...Molly O'Keefe's Crooked Creek series. I loved all of the books but the last book, A Crazy Thing Called Love just destroyed me.

    Enjoy and I love to know if you ever read any of these. There very special to me.

    Jonettaallen77 at yahoo dot com

  2. Contemporary Romance is almost all I read and I love series books so I can load you up! lol And these are in no particular order! ;)

    Jill Shalvis has three series that I LOVE. Lucky Harbor, Animal Magnetism, and The Wilders. All great with a definite strong alpha male in there somewhere!

    Carly Phillips has an awesome series called Serendipity. Its about a small town and all the goings on there. Love small towns!

    Kathleen Brooks has a series called A Bluegrass series which is set in rural Kentucky and they are so great! Loaded with humor and small town setting. And of course, great characters! Then she has a spin off called Bluegrass Undercover about some of the brothers from Kentucky. They are great too and Im reading her latest Secrets Collide right now.

    Susan Mallerys Fools Gold is a huge series that's great!

    Brenda Novak has two that I loved. Whiskey Creek and Dundee Idaho are both wonderful series!

    Barbara Longley has a beautiful series based in Perfect Indiana. She centers her stories around vets that have PTSD and I LOVE her books!

    Candis Terry has a series that follows three siblings and a bakery. Its REALLY good! Its called Sugar Shack!

    Toni Blake has the Destiny series.

    Victoria Dahl has a couple awesome series! You cant go wrong with anything she writes!

    Barbara Freethy has an great series called Angel Bay. I gobbled it right up!

    Oh and Susan Mallery has another series called Lone Star Sisters that I really enjoyed too!

    Ive got more but Im sure that's enough for now. lol

    1. just in case....;) kdjohnston73@yahoo.com I got so carried away with recommendations that I forgot to leave my addy.

    2. Love Lucky Harbor and Whiskey Creek, too! Can't believe I forgot them and Victoria Dahl.

    3. Its hard to think of them isn't it? I had to look back on my kindle. I read so much that I couldn't remember which ones I liked most! lol

    4. I know! I had to check my shelf, too.

  3. I just finished Nina Cordoba's book Not Dreaming of you. I enjoyed Kiki's story enough that when I finished it I immediately bought her cousin Chris's book, Always Dreaming of You.
    I love it when complete opposites clash and then come together for a HEA. Thank you for introducing your books and the giveaway.
    Julie O
    jo1963jo at gmail dot com

  4. Hi everyone! Thanks for all the recommendations. I'm actually compiling them into a list on my Tumblr. You may want to check it out if you're as hungry for book recommendations as I am:



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