Monday, September 24, 2018

Caught In The Current


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Hello! I’m so excited to be back on Just Contemporary Romance to share my latest release in the Cape Cod Shore series from Tule Publishing, Caught in the Current. This story begins in picturesque Chatham, Massachusetts amongst the winding salt marshes and golden sand dunes and takes readers on a romantic and suspenseful road trip South, as the main characters retired Marine Jason Hall and private investigator Alexandra Macintyre, search for a missing child—Jay's nephew.  

The route that Alex and Jay embark on is the same (though shorter) than the ones I used to take on summer road trips with my parents and sister. The car would always be packed to the brim on the three-day ride to Southwest Florida, and I'm sure we drove my patient parents to the brink of insanity, but there was a lot of laughter and memories that I’ll treasure forever. One of my favorite parts of the drive was through North Carolina. The scenery is incredible, from strips of beach to rolling mountain views. One day, I’d like to sit by the ocean and watch the wild Spanish mustangs of Corolla.

 I hope readers find a satisfying escape in Alex and Jay’s unique love story, and in all of their fall reads.

With love,

Charlee

CAUGHT IN THE CURRENT

Retired Marine Jason Hall is a force to be reckoned with. When his nephew Luke is kidnapped by his fresh-out-of-jail father, he knows there’s one woman he can count on to help in the search. The last time he saw private investigator Alexandra Macintyre, they were steaming up the windows of her black SUV. Forgetting the scorch of her lips against his hasn’t been easy, but Jay knows the crippling pain of betrayal far too well.

Alexandra Macintyre is no stranger to tragedy. Haunted by her past, she seeks redemption by helping families find their loved ones, hoping their outcome is different from her family’s misfortune. Alex and Jay make a formidable team as they band together to rescue Luke, but the road trip south tests their emotional stamina. Alex is used to being alone, but Jay gives her a taste of the love and belonging she’s never dared to hope for. 

Will Alex be able to make peace with her tragic past for a future with Jay?




Book Excerpt:

They found their room, set down their bags, and got Hank his dinner and a treat. Jay had expected worse than the tired floral carpet and pineapple comforters, but it was clean, and that was all that really mattered at the moment. Alex dug into her bag, pulled out the stuffed bunny and a few other toys, and arranged them on one of the double beds. His lips involuntarily lifted into a smile. He really liked her rough edges that softened out for the dog. He really liked everything about Alex.
Hank hopped on the bed, circled around a few times, and settled down with the stuffed bunny between his paws. She leaned over to give Hank a kiss on the head and her T-shirt rode up on her hips. There was a black raven tattooed on her ivory skin. He couldn’t quite make out the words scrolled below it. His mouth went dry, like he’d swallowed a fistful of salt. She turned, a tidy little package of subtle curves and strength, and he forgot to breathe.
“Are you feeling brave?” Alex said with one hand on the curve of her hip.
Jay ignored the pull that traveled from chest to pelvis. “Let me guess,” he said plastering on a smile. “You’re hungry enough to see if the bar food will make your stomach bleed.”
“I was more concerned about you.” Alex smirked and went to the door. “My stomach is ironclad.” She patted her flat belly and swung open the door. “We’ll be back soon, Hank.”
“I’ll hold your hair back.” He bumped her shoulder with his as they walked across the parking lot to the bar. Another laugh bubbled out of Alex. It was a pretty good sound. For one second, then two, they grinned stupidly at each other. A warmth spread through Jay’s chest and traveled right down to his toes. This easy camaraderie tied up with sexual tension was an unusual feeling for him. She made him laugh so easily one moment and then turned his muscles to liquid the next. Everything about her was attractive to him from the sway of her hips to the freckles that skimmed over the bridge of her nose.

Giveaway:
 $10.00 Amazon Gift Card and Signed Copy of Caught in the Current - Available Internationally 

About Charlee:
Contemporary Romance Author Charlee James was introduced to a life-long love of reading listening to her parents recite nightly stories to her and her older sister. Inspired by the incredible imaginations of authors like Bill Peet, Charlee could often be found crafting her own tales. As a teenager, she got her hands on a romance novel and was instantly hooked by the genre.  After graduating from Johnson & Wales University, her early career as a wedding planner gave her first-hand experience with couples who had gone the distance for love. Always fascinated by family dynamics, Charlee began writing heartwarming novels with happily-ever-afters. 

Charlee is a New England native who lives with her husband, daughters, two rambunctious dogs, a cat, and numerous reptiles. When she’s not spending time with her tight-knit family, she enjoys curling up with a book, practicing yoga, and collecting Boston Terrier knick-knacks.   


Twitter Handle: @CharleeJRomance
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharleeJamesRomance/


7 comments:

  1. Congrats on your latest book release, Charlee - and thanks for sharing excerpt from it. Color me intrigued! :)
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  2. Great blurb, sounds like a fantastic read. Something I've come to expect from Tule! Cheers to your release!

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  3. This sounds like a good book.

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  4. Sounds like an interesting couple.

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  5. "... with her husband, daughters, two rambunctious dogs, a cat, and numerous reptiles." Oh my! I like the rambunctious dogs part, but I'm wondering about the cat and NUMEROUS (eek!) reptiles. Do they get along?

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  6. Congrats on your release, looking forward to checking it out!

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