Saturday, November 1, 2014

Falling in love can be confusing!

With: Monica Garry-Allen

Congratulations to "Ada", the winner in Monica's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I’m sure we all remember what it felt like to fall in love for the first time. There was the nervous feeling you had that just wouldn’t go away, no matter how many times you told yourself to calm down. Then there was the racing heart that sped up whenever the person you’d fallen for was around. Oh and let’s not forget the clumsiness. It seems like whenever your crush is around you do something goofy, like drop your papers or almost fall down a flight of stairs…. Then again maybe those things only happened to me. :)

No matter how you felt when you first fell in love, we all know it’s something magical. It’s even more spectacular when the person you love, loves you back. But what if you were clueless when it came to love and had no idea how to tell if a guy loved you or not? It’s safe to say you would go crazy trying to figure out how he felt about you. 

That’s exactly how my heroine in my latest release, Christmas Confusion, is feeling. But with the help of her best friend, she will figure out that though falling in love can be confusing, it is oh so worth it. 

SERIES – Bailey’s Chaotic Life
AUTHOR – Monica Garry-Allen
PUBLICATION DATE – November, 03, 2014 (Available now for preorder)

~Bailey Cooper has fallen in love – sadly the man she’s in love with already has a man. Or so she thinks. Sounds complicated doesn’t it? ~

Bailey Cooper is very much attracted to her neighbor Max Davis. Unfortunately for Bailey, Greg – Max’s lover is slowly becoming one of Bailey’s best friends. Bailey’s emotions are torn. She adores Greg’s friendship while at the same time she craves Max’s touch.
What is a girl to do when she ‘thinks’ the man she’s in love with is in love with someone else?

Max Davis and his baby brother Greg Davis are co-owners of the apartment building they live in. Max has fallen for his tenant, Bailey, but she avoid and ignore all of his advances. It doesn’t take long for him to become suspicious of the friendship blooming between Greg and Bailey. He believes Bailey has a crush on his brother but Max wants his shy little neighbor all to himself. Now he has to think of ways to keep Bailey and Greg apart, which is ridiculous because Greg isn’t even in to women. Time to break that news to his neighbor and hope it causes her attention to swing his way.

Will a holiday weekend full of chaos, confusion and a little bit of charm finally get Bailey and Max on the right track? Or will a few innocent caresses lead to more Christmas confusion? 

You’re in love with her, aren’t you?” Greg said in awe.

Max snorted at the incredulity of Greg’s question. “I just met her. I’ve only known her for three weeks. How can I possibly be in love with her?”

Greg sat up on the couch, same shocked expression on his face.

“Stop looking at me like that,” Max told his brother. “There is no way I’m in love with my neighbor.”

“I can’t believe I’ve been so blind,” Greg sighed. “I’m supposed to be the Christmas Cupid, how did I miss this? My pupils have fallen in love and I didn’t even realize it. I’m slipping.”

“What are you talking about?” 

He was not in love with Bailey. There were a lot of things he loved about her but he wasn’t in love with her. He loved the way she walked, the sound of her voice, hell he even loved watching her walk away from him, because the view was to die for.

He loved that she didn’t balk at the kind of car he drove. He loved the way she smiled shyly whenever he told her good morning. But that didn’t mean that he loved her, he didn’t know her well enough to love her. But he could see himself falling in love with her, if she would give him a chance. If he could just figure out what she wanted, he would give it to her.

“It all makes so much sense now,” Greg whispered.

“Really dude, what are you mumbling about?”

“The waitress at the Pancake Shack, she was cute, but you didn’t pay her any attention. Last week there was the gas station cashier, who asked you what your name was. She was hitting on you and you didn’t even notice. The only woman you seem to have eyes for is your brown-haired neighbor.” Greg tapped his finger against his chin. “I think I’ve just figured out what’s wrong with you. You’re in love with Bailey and you don’t know what to do about it.”

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About the author
Author Monica Garry-Allen is a Clinical Laboratory Technician by day and a Romance writer by night. Since she’s a part of the medical field a lot of her characters have jobs as Doctors, Nurses, Laboratory Scientist and etc.

When she’s not working she enjoys reading, writing, and shopping. Cooking however, is not one of her hobbies. But thankfully her husband enjoys creating tasty meals therefore there’s no chance of her starving.

She enjoys traveling though she’s not much of an outdoors person. Give her an air-conditioned room, a good book, a cup of coffee and she’s in heaven.

More books by Monica Garry-Allen
~Funny Romantic Comedy: The Makeover~

~Children’s book: The Scariest Halloween Ever~

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Giveaway Time:
We all love giveaways and this weekend I am giving away a $10.00 Amazon gift card. How to win?  All you have to do is leave a comment telling me about the silliest/clumsiest thing you’ve done on a date.

I’ll get this party started with my own silliest date moment. I once cried in the middle of red lobster while the staff sang happy birthday to me. It was my 30th birthday and I was feeling old and cranky. My poor husband had no idea what was wrong with me. I have since then accepted the fact that I am aging. :)

Your turn!

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Nov. 2nd. 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 with a subject title of JCR GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.


  1. Can't say exactly, as too intimate. Let's just say that more than one occasion involved items left behind for boyfriend's mom to find.... Funny now; embarrassing 35 years ago....

    1. Email address already on file, thank you....

  2. I dripped ketchup on my shirt and tried to wipe it off. I ended up having a big wet, pink spot on my shirt and embarrassed to bits.

  3. Accidentally knocking over my soda and it going all over the table and down to his lap... talk about embarrassing!

  4. Haven't done anything silly

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  5. Can't say I've done anything silly but one date I managed to trip over just about everything in my way. You'd think I was head over heels for this guy...l wasn't lol

    thebigbluewall77 (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Clumsy is my middle name and I can't even begin to think of all the things I've done on dates. I once puked on my date.....needless to say that date didn't last too long!

    ahui89 at hotmail dot com


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