With: Cate Masters
There’s something so compelling about people who cling to lost loves. Maybe it’s because they’re so loyal and loving, they can’t see they’re in self-destruct mode.
One of my favorite memes I’ve come across on social media is the image of two people holding each other tight, with the caption: “One day, someone is going to hug you so tight that all of your broken pieces will stick back together.” *sigh*
I love that so much, and it sums up my hero and heroine of Twice In A Blue Moon very well. Though on the outside she appears to be a woman driven by fame, Melanie Michaels is broken, a walking mess who cares nothing about success. After her fiancee’s killed, she doesn’t believe anyone can fill the emptiness. But when she meets Joe “Buck” Wright, she wakes up from her emotional coma. Not only does he make her feel again, but with him, she feels whole.
Buck’s heartbroken too, but more of a cynic about it. By choice, he’s moved far from civilization so he won’t find someone again. Oh, he occasionally spends the night with an attractive woman, but he keeps a safe distance. He’s not willing to risk his heart again. Not until he meets Melanie. She surprises him in all the best ways, and helps him surprise himself. He can’t help but love her, and share everything with her. *huge sigh*
Do you love reading stories about heroes or heroines who don’t believe they have another chance at love, then discover someone who changes their minds?
TWICE IN A BLUE MOON
Can true love strike twice?
After the death of her first love, Melanie Michaels buries her grief in the risky demands of a reality show, where her extreme stunts leave her teetering on the edge of danger. That’s exactly where she wants to be—until she arranges for her crew to traverse the Swedish Lapland in the dead of winter. It’s the one place she shouldn’t go, on the one day she should avoid—her would-be wedding anniversary.
Instead of romantic nights spent in the Ice Hotel or under the Northern Lights, Melanie is stuck with Joe “Buck” Wright, a snarky loner tour guide who loves his sled dogs and nothing and no one else. But Buck is also trying to numb a painful past. Can two people skilled at pushing others away find warmth at the edge of the Arctic?
Cate Masters is a hopeless romantic who loves a bit of adventure in her stories, whether contemporary, historical or paranormal/fantasy. Connect with her online at her blog, Facebook and Twitter.
Advance praise for TWICE IN A BLUE MOON
“...a great read. It is fun, it is romantic, it is moving.” – Dan Curnett, 5 stars
“...a quick romance read that will undoubtedly leave them wanting more” – Maria, 4 stars
“... a satisfying and enjoyable read” – Jennifer Schultheis, 4 stars
“I really liked this book! It had a unique setting and a hero with a lot of baggage” – JoMarie DeGioia, 4 stars