Sharing an excerpt from holiday romance His Christmas Surprise. This excerpt also shows an assertive side of the female protagonist. Today is International Women’s day so the right time to share a woman-centric snippet. In this, the heroine Tonya takes a stand against the relationship-phobic hero.
She didn’t want to hear the bleakness surrounding the words. Instead, anger rose at his determination to walk away from her so readily. They’d just shared a kiss that had been so full of passion, she’d been swept away with the force of it. He’d acted like he couldn’t resist her, for God’s sake.
‘How can you be like this after what you were like moments before? You didn’t ask me what I wanted, Dan. You can choose to kiss me one instant and then push me away the next?’
That seemed to get him. He sighed, running a hand on his face as though to ease the grim lines there.
‘I know what this looks like, Tonya…’
‘Do you really?’
She felt all trembly inside. Fear and something else evoking an urgency she couldn’t hold back.
‘I’m not saying I want to rush into a relationship with you, but you haven’t given me an option, have you? You’ve decided what you wanted and haven’t bothered to get to know about my feelings.’
‘No. I haven’t.’ His face wore the grim look again. ‘I don’t want to discuss this, Tonya.’
‘Oh? Let’s find something you do want to discuss.’ Her voice shook a little. ‘Not a lot of choice there, I’m afraid.’
‘Tonya…’ His blue eyes gazed at her and she saw regret there. It made her feel empty inside. Her fists curled.
‘Stop treating me like a stranger, Dan.’
A heartwarming, sensual romance set in Goa during the festive season and Easter.
Christmas brought an unexpected sparkle in his life
Dan Tollinger is having a bad Christmas. He lost his wife to terminal illness and his boys are behaving badly. He’s at his shopping center all day, how can he manage them when he can’t find the time?
Tonya needs premises to run her business after her bakery got damaged in a fire. With a son to bring up on her own, the sensible option is to accept Dan’s job offer to housekeep while putting her business back on the track. But will this job be so easy? Dan is brusque and to the point, while his boys don’t listen at all!
Then unexpectedly, she finds herself succumbing to her attraction to Dan. And it seems he’s not immune either!
Would it be wise to give in to desire and hope something more kindles between them?