I want to thank Sharon for allowing me to visit and share a little about my contemporary romance, Untangle My Heart.
When I started writing, I hadn’t intended to write a story with a suspense secondary theme, but that’s just what happened as I developed the
plot for Untangle My Heart. Kate DiFrancesco’s life was turned upside down by a tragic event in her past. It’s years later and while she’s done her best to move on with her life, her past has come back to haunt her. Now she finds herself stalked by a psycho hell-bent on making her pay for causing the death of his brother. If that isn’t bad enough, she’s working alongside her summer-fling-turned-boss to renovate her family’s trattoria. Edward Weston’s distractingly good looks and British accent may have always gotten him the girl in the past—including her—but Kate’s determined to keep him at arm’s length. But when danger lurks, will she be able to set aside her pride and trust him to help her as well as those she cares about most?
I hope you’ll enjoy a blurb and excerpt that shows the hot chemistry between these two opposites attract characters.
When her marriage ended in tragedy, Kate DiFrancesco rebuilt her life, but has never gotten over the pain of what she lost. Seeking the help of an ex-lover ignites feelings she’s promised never to have again. She’ll need to untangle herself from dangers in her past in order to break the hard shell around her heart.
Edward Weston has a lot to prove, both to his stuffy upper-crust British family, and to himself. Working alongside Kate, a woman he had a casual relationship with, stirs unexpected feelings. Helping her family makes him realize what he's missing. For the first time, he wants more than a one-night stand.
When Kate is threatened, Edward must overcome feeling unworthy to protect the woman he loves and fight for the family he never thought he’d have.
“You’re safe now. He’s gone.” Edward pulled her to him. “Who is he? He called you sis. I haven’t met him, but I know that’s not
She pulled back, feeling in control now. “That’s my former brother-in-law, Salvatore DiSilva, Mario’s brother. Apparently, he just got out of prison.”
“What did he want with you? Why did he say you’d pay for what you did?”
“Sal was in jail when Mario was killed. He hadn’t witnessed the slow demise of his brother and probably picked up whatever he knew of the case from the papers or his contacts on the outside, who I’m sure didn’t put the fault on Mario.”
“So he blames you for his brother’s death?”
“It appears so. He was also looking for a booty call.” She shuddered at the thought of the man even touching her.
Edward paled, but behind it sparked the heat of anger, which he quickly replaced with concern. She placed a hand on his forearm. “It’s okay now. Sal’s gone and it’s over.”
“Are you mad? Did you see his face? It’s far from over.”
“I’ll talk to Nick. He’ll know what to do.”
“I won’t have this nutter threatening or hurting you.”
“I appreciate your concern, but I’m not your responsibility to protect.”
“Maybe not but you have it.”
“Even if I don’t want it?”
“Yes. Let’s go find Lucas and the others.”
A romantic at heart, Maria K. Alexander spent hours as a young girl getting lost in and wishing to be one of the heroines in the stories she read. Books gave her the ability to go to another world where she loved meeting new characters, learning about their problems, and watching them fall in love.
Maria blogs and shares her writing journey with her critique partners at: http://thevioletfemmes.com.
When not writing, Maria loves to read, bake, downhill ski, visit the beach, and watch romantic comedies. Maria lives in New Jersey with her husband and children, and writes in her “spare” time between juggling a full-time job and her kids’ busy schedules.
You can keep in touch with Maria at:
The Violet Femmes Blog: http://thevioletfemmes.com
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In Print from The Wild Rose Press: http://bit.ly/InzITZ