Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Why I love English Guys


From the moment I landed in England when I was twenty-one, I fell for the country and the guys. I think it was the combination of loving a culture that was similar yet different to Australia, where I was born. Oh, and the hot, hot accents. Seriously, I’m a sucker for them, and so it’s no surprise that I ended up marrying a guy from Liverpool.

And yet up until now I’ve never written an English hero. However, when I started working on The Wedding Planner’s Baby I just knew that it was going to take someone special to sweep Bec off her feet. Which was when Lincoln Mathews appeared. An English lord with a crumbling estate and far too many responsibilities. But that’s not what Bec fell for. It was his culture and his approach to life that first made her fall for him, just like what happened to me all those years ago!

Take a peek inside The Wedding Planner’s Baby…

“I’m sorry I judged you. I hate when people judge me, and yet I seem to be constantly doing it to you.” Bec sighed, causing her chest to rise and fall beneath her thin T-shirt.
“I didn’t give you much to go on.” Lincoln tried to ignore the cramp in his shoulder. He should move, but if he did, he might somehow break the connection that had opened between them. “What with the whole forgetting to mention who I really was.”
“I understand why you did it.” Bec bit down on her lower lip, making her even more desirable. The numbness in his shoulder disappeared, replaced by the steady pounding of his heart as he drank in the sight of her mouth. “And I could’ve asked more questions. Or taken fewer photographs,” she said.
“At the time it seemed like a good idea.” He dared to inch closer to her, breathing in her aroma—soap and hay and all things bright. His pulse spiked as she let out a tiny moan. The air caught in his throat as the throbbing tension rattled his body.
“It did,” she murmured, her eyes never leaving his. A shudder went through him as her perfume caught in his nose and her lips parted. “Just like right now, this seems like a good idea.”
Desire raced through him. She wants to kiss me as much as I want to kiss her.
He leaned in and pressed his mouth to hers, feather light at first, until Bec let out a soft groan. Lincoln’s arms snaked around her, dragging her closer to him, pushing away all the things standing between them. They were back in Italy. She tasted of juice and sunshine. The sea was behind them, the sand beneath. Bec’s hand looped up around his neck. His title fell away along with his responsibilities. All he could taste was her skin. Her heart pounding—
The Wedding Planner’s Baby
Sisters of Wishing Bridge Farm #2
(Can be read as a standalone)
by Amanda Ashby
Release date: April 10, 2017
Entangled Bliss

Synopsis

Free-spirited Bec Watson was never having children­––until she is. No way she’s ready for this, and she’s not going to tie-down the father, not even (especially!) if he’s secretly an English Lord. She’s doing this solo, which means she needs help from the one place she swore she’d never return…Wishing Bridge Farm. Home.

Lincoln Mathews has never known love, only responsibility. And now his family home and business is at jeopardy unless he finds a solution. Fast. Their idea? Marry for money. But the girl who stole his heart is carrying their child. His first mission? Follow her to Wishing Bridge Farm. But soon he’ll have to choose between duty to his relatives and love for the real family he never thought he could have. 






About Amanda Ashby

Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture. She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University ofQueensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and herfirst young adult book was listed by the NewYork Public LibraryΚΌs Stuff for the Teen Age. Because she’s mysterious she also writes middle grade books under the name, Catherine Holt and hopes that all this writing won’t interfere with her Netflix schedule.
Author Website: www.amandaashby.com

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