With: Michelle Major
When I was a little girl there was one thing I wanted to change about my appearance. I desperately wanted to have red hair. Maybe it was my obsession with Nancy Drew and her ‘titian’ colored hair or Anne of Green Gables and her red hair, but it seemed to me that with a redder hue, I could somehow change from the awkward, shy girl I was into someone with sass and spunk and that red-headed adventurous spirit.
Well, my natural hair color is dark brown so red wasn’t really in the cards for me—although I did try to dye my hair (without much success) as a teenager. And I eventually grew out of my awkwardness (sort of!) but I still think redheads are so special. Did you know that only 2% of the world population has red hair, although in Scotland that number jumps up to 13%? Also, redheads normally don’t go gray because the red pigment just fades over time – so they’re more likely to end up blond or with whitish hair but not gray – another advantage!
The heroine of my current release, MEANT FOR YOU, is a classic redhead with a fiery personality who sometimes (most times) acts before she thinks. Jenny Castelli started as a secondary character early in the series, and from the beginning she was so much fun to write. She was the friend with all the great one-liners and sassy humor. But when it came to write her story and her second-chance romance with Owen Dalton, I realized Jenny also had a sweet and vulnerable side that she didn’t show many people.
Owen had his heart broken by Jenny once before and is reluctant to trust her again, but she needs a fake fiancée and he’s the only man she wants for the role. I hope readers enjoy both Jenny’s spirited side and the sweetness she shows as she and Owen find love again.
I’d love for you to check out the excerpt below and comment with your favorite hair color or style for a chance to win a $5 Amazon GC and e-copy of MEANT FOR YOU.
“I came here to ask you to marry me.”
A bomb landing on his desk couldn’t have rocked Owen’s world more than that one sentence.
“I don’t mean get married for real,” she added in a rush. “Just one night.”
“One night,” he repeated, nodding as if his body wasn’t reeling in shock. “You want to marry me for one night?”
“Marry isn’t the right word.” Color rose to her cheeks, and he wondered if there was anything more appealing than watching Jenny Castelli blush. Her normally creamy skin flushed pink and somehow it was the perfect complement to her fiery red hair.
He hadn’t seen her since Ty and Kendall’s wedding last summer. While he relied on time to lessen the intensity of his normal reaction to her, his body hadn’t registered the message.
Her hair was pulled away from her face, and she wore a faded denim dress and work boots. The combination of the soft fabric and the hard leather, with just the tiniest bit of leg peeking out at the hem, about did him in. He’d always been too inclined to let his heart lead him and still believed the combination of tech savvy and emotional intelligence had led to his company’s success.
Jenny was the epitome of temptation standing in front of him. Her lush mouth pressed into a thin line as her caramel-colored eyes filled with uncertainty. He was used to watching her head-butt her way through life, bulldozing through anyone who got her in way. It couldn’t be easy for her to come to him, and he wanted to believe the fact she had meant something.
Single mom Jenny Castelli has a temper to match her red hair. When the former mean girls of her high school insult her son, Jenny fires off a big lie—that she’s engaged to a rich, handsome guy and is bringing him to their ten-year reunion. Now she needs to find the perfect fake fiancé for one night. And only one man fits the bill.
Geek turned tech entrepreneur Owen Dalton already had his heart broken by Jenny Castelli. Still, he finds himself agreeing to her proposition—even as he struggles to remember that the chemistry sparking between them isn’t real. But when Jenny’s ex makes a play for custody and Owen is forced to deal with the family who always treated him as “second best,” their arrangement suddenly becomes very personal. And that lie they’ve been telling everyone? It isn’t nearly as big as the one they’ve been telling themselves.
Author bio and links:
Michelle Major is the best selling, award winning author of over ten sexy and sweet contemporary romances. She loves second-chances love stories, smart heroines and strong heroes. A midwesterner at heart, she's made the Rocky Mountains her home for over twenty years and is thrilled to share her books with readers. Connect with her at www.michellemajor.com or on Facebook and Twitter (@michelle_major1).
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