Ed Alexander, our hero in Defend Her is part of Australia's Defence. I'm sure he looks delicious in anything he wears, but the uniform would put it over the top. What exactly is it about a man or woman in uniform????? But are some uniforms sexier than others?
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Army? Airforce? Navy? Who wears it best?!!
And then there are the Navy SEALS and the Marines. Check out this link for some jaw-dropping sexiness.
Let's not forget the women.
Then there's this guy...
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Guidelines (because there has to be some)
Let's start reading!!!!!
Starting today, we'll have posts on the book, Defend Her, as well as some fun questions to answer. Kenna will be dropping by frequently to answer questions. Yippee!
At the end of the month, Kenna's giving away a free 10k story on one of the characters in Defend Her. This is exclusive to her readers and we're super lucky to be included in this. :-)
Finally, we'll have an Amazon GC giveaway - winner to be drawn at the end of July!
This book came from writing the choose your own romance, The Perfect Wife, where Brynne’s first love comes back to Sydney as a decorated war hero, determined to win her back. The more I got to know Lieutenant
Colonel Edison Alexander, the more I wanted readers to choose him for Brynne’s happily ever after.
But, what if you didn’t!
In writing Ed’s character, I asked myself what makes him ready for love, now. The answer was that he was “emotionally single” for the first time since high school. Set free from the chains of first love nostalgia, Ed is ready to face the daunting world of single women.
Of course, there has to be a complication and it comes in the form of his commanding officer wanting Ed to “defend my daughter”. Just the assignment every soldier wants - not.
For Anastacia I drew on the strength of so many women who, in running away from a protective upbringing, in her case raised as an Army Brat, only find themselves with a man who wasn’t what they expected. Anastacia has fled her marriage, but Australia isn’t far enough to escape from her ex-husband’s influence. Anastacia is sassy, independent and proud. The last thing she wants is her father’s protection—or that of her father’s employee.
That sets up the emotional battle between Ed and Anastacia. Two, fiercely independent people who are fighting not only the threats to her life, but their attraction that can only enrage her father and distract Ed.
Set in Australia, I’ve tried to use American spelling and provide context around “mate”. Hint: slang for close friend. However, some names such as Sydney Harbour and Defence are spelt the Australian way. If there are terms or phrases that don’t translate into UK, USA, German – or even Kiwi - let me know!
This book is for Defence Brats the world over. Thank you for your sacrifice. I hope this honors you with the respect you deserve. My final dedication is for every woman who has suffered emotional, financial, and physical abuse from a person who she trusted.
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And the winner is...
I'm so excited to read this book! Kenna says she has a few goodies for us as well so stay tuned for that! In the mean time, dig in. In the next day or so a post will go up where we can start the conversation.
Here are the final results...
And runners up...
A shout out to all the other books, especially the two in a virtual tie for second place - The Pursued by Mika Lane and A Touch of Greed by Cailin Briste. Both of these authors have their own pages on LoveRomanceReads.com. Check out their pages!!!
Voting is over. Come back July 18th to see the results!
Deadline to vote: Wednesday, July 17th
'Discussion' of book: Thursday July 18th to Thursday August 1st
Select which romantic suspense book you want to read and discuss with the rest of us! I've selected ten that I want to read, but feel free to add your own romantic suspense suggestion by leaving a comment. Each comment suggesting a book that's not in the original list of ten, will be counted as a vote.
The book with the most votes will be selected as our romantic suspense BotM! I'll announce the selection here and in the Facebook Group.
Check out the selections below by clicking on the cover, read what they're about, then vote in the poll at the bottom of this post.