Thursday, May 14, 2015


One of my favorite things about being a romance author is giving my characters a second chance at love. We all have that one person in our lives who made a romantic impact. For some people, that feeling of long-lost love never went away. Others reunite and go on to live happy, reconnected lives.
Be it fiction or real life, I think one of the most powerful elements of any love story is when a couple fully realizes how much love and longing they are carrying around for each other. In my new book, CAN’T RESIST A COWBOY, our hero Levi, a cowboy and ex-marine, has been to war and back, twice, and has come home injured. Through all the trauma and pain, he never forgot his first love, Carrie Lynn.
As fate and my keyboard would have it, they get their second chance at love. One moment between them stood out to me as their first step into realizing what they still feel for each other.
I’d love to share it with you! I hope you enjoy it.

Time had given the lines and edges of Levi’s face a maturity that heightened his masculine appeal. And no doubt, the military had provided him with the razor-sharp and completely breath-stealing expression. Even in the dimmer cast of light, his eyes glowed with intensity that shot a throb between her legs and a flicker of apprehension in her breast.
He stopped, close enough that heat radiated from his chest to hers. Around his neck, a silver chain disappeared beneath his shirt. It didn’t take much to guess what the chain held, and she wanted to see. She touched her fingertips to his collarbone, exhaling as if the contact were the fuel she needed to breathe, tracing the chain and slowly pulling it until a single dog tag slid up from beneath the fabric.
His name was stamped into it, the metal tarnished on one edge as if it had been rubbed repeatedly. The tag rested in her palm, warm from his body heat. One small, thin piece of metal represented the different paths they’d taken. She’d held his tags before, though he wouldn’t remember. She’d thought then, as she did now, what a strong, admirable man he was. Levi Haywood was a damn good man.
She let go, and the tag clanked against the chain as she stepped back. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have…”
“You never have to apologize for touching me, Carrie.” Low, almost dangerous, the tone sent a sensual ripple through her body. “In fact, I’d like you do it again, right now.”

Luckily for these two, they have several more opportunities to figure out their love before all hell breaks loose. I hope you’ll grab a copy of CAN’T RESIST A COWBOY, and enjoy this third foray into Paint River Ranch!
by Elizabeth Otto
Release date: 5/12/15

Injured and discharged, Marine Levi Haywood has returned to his family's ranch in order to heal and start a new life. After all, once a cowboy, always a cowboy. The only problem? Life at the ranch has moved on since he joined the service, and suddenly his role is much less clear. And things get a lot more confusing when his childhood sweetheart shows up.

Carrie Lynn Waite has never known a time when she didn't love Levi. They were childhood sweethearts, but because of her illness, she was forced to move to the city, away from the ranching life. Now Carrie's come home only to learn her family's ranch is in trouble and Levi is back, along with an undeniable attraction she can't resist. But some things never change. Now Carrie must decide between her future...and the cowboy she could never resist.

About Elizabeth Otto:
Elizabeth Otto grew up in a Wisconsin town the size of a postage stamp, where riding your horse to the grocery store, and skinny dipping after school were perfectly acceptable. No surprise that she often writes about small communities and country boys. She's the author of paranormal and hot, emotional, contemporary romance, and has no guilt over frequently making her readers cry. When not writing, she works full-time as an Emergency Medical Technician for a rural ambulance service. Elizabeth lives with her very own country boy and their three children in, shockingly, a small Midwestern town.

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1 comment:

  1. I've been hearing a lot about this book this week! Congrats on your new release.


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