Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Betting On Love

Congratulations to "Elizabeth H.", the winner in Jennifer's giveaway. Please contact JUST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE to claim your prize!

Hello and thank you for having me here at Just Contemporary Romance. I hope everyone is 
doing well, especially in this challenging and scary time. I find escaping into books is the perfect remedy when things overwhelm.
Betting on Love is the second book in my Ellis Family Saga series and revolves around Samuel Ellis, Eli’s twin, and Whitney Carroll who has returned to Gatlinburg to start over after a divorce. A bet brings them together but winning might not be worth it in the end.

“Well, there’s a family dinner tomorrow night that I should probably bring you to, I mean if you’re able to come. If not, I’ll make some excuse.” He loosened his tie and unbuttoned the top button. Whitney’s eyes darted and her face flushed.
Sam needed to be anywhere but in this secluded hallway, sunlight streaming through the
windows, with the mountains as a backdrop.
He cleared his throat. “Maybe we should lay down some rules.”
She nodded and clasped her hands behind her back. “That would be very good.”
“What?” she shrieked, her gaze colliding with his.
“I mean what is acceptable touching? Can I hold your hand? Kiss your cheek? Do you like for men to hold doors open or do you find that antiquated? I want you two hundred percent comfortable with the whole setup. Maybe we need a safe word?”
“Sam, I do not think any part of this fake relationship will involve the need for a safe word.”
He hung his head. “Man, I really am bad at this. Seriously, you can cut and run now. From the bet, not the job,” he clarified. “I meant, if at any time we find ourselves in a situation where you’re not comfortable, you could use this word and I will facilitate an exit for you.”
“Gosh, are you for real? I mean, I thought my cheating ex-husband was about as golden-boy as they come, but you’re making him look like a pile of manure.”
Sam stared. Cheating ex-husband. Lord, that took the cake. Who would cheat on this lovely lady with confidence in her worth and a slight dimple in her right cheek?
“I try to make people comfortable.” He moved down the hallway.
“And what about you?” She caught up in two strides.
“My feelings don’t matter.”
“Says who? What if I nibble on your earlobe and you hate that sort of thing? Does my love of earlobes override your hatred of it?”
He froze and fought the urge to look at her. Did she really confess to nibbling earlobes? He needed to refocus things quickly.
He cleared his throat. “No. One does not override the other.”
“How about we approach this like the normal progression of a relationship. We get to know each other and face the hurdles as they come.”
“Fair enough, but I would still like to know if—”
“Sloth.” Whitney blurted.
“I’ll say sloth.”
“Oh…okay. Sloth it is.”
“And…” she said.
“I like having my earlobes nibbled.”
Jennifer is giving away a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky person leaving a comment or email entry.
Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST April 15th. Due to GDPR regulations you no longer need to submit your email address in the comments. If you have been selected as a winner your name will be posted at the top of the post. You may then contact maureen@JustContemporaryRomance.com to claim your prize. Your email address will be shared with the author/publicist providing the giveaway. 


  1. I love Jennifer's books. I haven't read this series and I really want to.

  2. Jennifer is on of my top author picks.

  3. I haven't read this author before

  4. Aha! Another new author to me! Thanks so much for introducing me/us!

  5. This is a new author to me. The book sounds really good! Entangled always has stellar authors! I'm looking forward to reading the book!

  6. Thanks for sharing! :)


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