by Bernadette Marie
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
Always the bridal consultant, never the bride. That was former bad girl gone business professional, Pearl Walker's life until she put her hands on Tyson Morgan while measuring him for a tux.
Tyson was happy being a miserable man, taking care of his family's land, and not involved with a woman. However, even he can't resist the pull of attraction to the beautiful, and off limits, Pearl?
The feud between the Walkers and the Morgans had torn apart friends and families for generations. What might happen when Pearl Walker and Tyson Morgan become business partners—and more?
Pearl watched him drive away and then leaned her back to the door. Her heart was racing so fast she couldn’t calm it down to normal pace.
He’d come for her. He’d come to the door, bought her coffee, and was running errands. How had this happened?
Pushing herself away from the door, she walked to the back of the store and set her bags on the small table in the back room.
She knew how this happened. She’d willed it to happen and then acted on it when she’d measured him for that tux.
Each muscle of his arms had rippled under her fingertips. The massive expansion of his chest had been wrapped in her arms.
No matter what, he’d enjoyed her presence near him too. A woman didn’t run her hand down a man’s leg and not notice what it did to him.
Pearl fought to catch her breath just thinking about him. And then she’d kissed him.
She had to sit down. What was going to happen? What was going on between them?
Her father wasn’t going to like it and she was damn sure his grandfather would reject the thought of the two of them. But she couldn’t think of anything else.
Then reality hit. He was a gentleman who was making sure she could get to work. He’d taken her home when she shouldn’t be driving. He bought her coffee and was helping her out. That meant nothing in the realm of falling for her. She’d pawed all over him and then threw herself at him when he’d dropped her off. That hadn’t been fair.
Sulking was going to ruin the pristine look she’d put together that morning. There was work to do, so she needed to lift her chin and get to it.
She let the smile form on her lips. Nothing could happen between her and Tyson Morgan. She’d have to deal with that and she would. But it was nice to know that they could be friends and he’d help her when he could.
The beating of her heart slowed to normal and she felt the cloud lift from her head. She stood, took the coffee with her, and headed out to sort through the dresses.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13, when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d share with her friends. Her journey into novel writing started the summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old typewriter. At all times of the day and night you would find her on the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to write for the next 22 years.
In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published. That year she wrote 12 books. In 2009 she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born. In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking on other authors in other genres.
Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events. She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. An avid reader she loves to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and she always promises Happily Ever After.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Bernadette-Marie/e/B003M75S8W
Bernadette will be awarding autographed copies of all three Walker series books (US ONLY) to a randomly drawn winner, and one e-Copy of one of the author's backlist to another randomly drawn winner; both via rafflecopter during the tour. Use the link below to enter.