giovedì 8 gennaio 2015

Book Blast: All Of Me by Heatherly Bell

All of Me
by Heatherly Bell



What would you do for a second chance with your first love?

Welcome to wine country and the small town of Starlight Hill, California, where the wine flows freely and so does the gossip.

The town has never quite forgiven Ivey Lancaster for leaving their favorite son, Dr. Jeff Garner, when she met a man on an online dating site. But the real truth of her absence is something Ivey doesn't want anyone to know.

When a sudden change of plans forces Ivey to work with her hunky ex, she must keep it professional or risk her heart all over again.



Jeff sensed an opening and he proceeded to drive the proverbial Mac truck through it. “The best thing you and I can do is show everyone in town that we’re getting along. That we’re friends again.”

“Yeah. We better get the word out.”

He nodded. “Having dinner with me might help too.”

She whipped her head around so fast he worried about whiplash for a minute. “You and me? Not for real. That can’t happen. We’re not going there again.”

“Going where?” Yep, he was going to do this. Watch her walk right into his trap.

“Making love. Getting back together. Do I have spell it out for you?”

“Wow,” he said. “I’m flattered. But I was talking about dinner. You and your one-track mind.”

Suddenly, absolute quiet from the passenger seat. But as his luck would have it, not for long. “I caught you staring at my boobs. Don’t try to lie to me now.”

“I’m a man, Ivey, and right now you’re a wet-t-shirt-contest dream.”

“Don’t you dare stare at my boobs!”

He grinned. “Try and stop me.”


She turned to him, the light in her eyes that made him a goner. “We? Does that mean I’ve convinced you, Dr. Garner?”

He couldn’t help but grin. “Congratulations. I think we should make our recommendation that the board hire a staff of midwives and let them decide.”

She stared out the window. “I don’t know.”


In  All of Me my heroine, Ivey Lancaster, pretends to fall in love with a man over the Internet. Believe me, she has her reasons. In real life, I have a confession to make:  two members of my family are happily married and met through the Internet.  
I would never do this myself, as I’ve apparently watched far too many episodes of Dateline.
One of the couples, who shall remain anonymous, met through an actual online dating site like  I remember when these sites became popular several years ago. I was an old married lady by then, so the idea was a bit radical to me. I met my husband at a party, the old-fashioned way.
When it came time for this particular family member, a woman, to meet this Internet guy, I confess that I tried to stop her.
“What if he’s an ax murderer?” I asked, blocking the doorway.
“We’re meeting in a public place.”
“Great. So you’re meeting an ax murderer in a public place.”
“He’s not an ax murderer! He seems very nice.”
“Are you stupid or what? He’s not going to tell you he’s an ax murderer! No, he’s simply going to follow you home with his ax.”
She pushed me out of the way, determined to find either love or mayhem. “I promise you if I see an ax on him at any time, I’ll leave.”
“Wait. Take my mace with you.”  I fished inside my purse and handed her the likely-expired can of mace I’d been carrying around for ten years.
“You have mace? Why?”
“Don’t you watch Dateline?”
But I’m happy to report that several years, one baby, one house and house renovation later, this couple is still together. He wasn’t an ax murderer, only a geeky computer guy. It turns out there are a few nice guys out there, and not just in romance novels.
But to be fair, had I been single at the time of the online dating revolution, I’d probably still be single today.
You can’t be too careful.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

When early onset stage fright dashed dreams of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame status, Heatherly Bell tackled her first book in 2010, and now the people and voices that occupy her head refuse to leave.

She no longer sings unless you count randomly bursting into song to annoy her children (and the dogs).

Heatherly lives in northern California with her family, including two beagles, one who can say ‘hello’ and the other who can feel a pea through several pillows.

Twitter:  @heatherlybelle


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7 commenti:

  1. I enjoyed the excerpt! Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. Thank you for having me!

  3. I liked the excerpt best. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. I will totally have to add this book to my "to-read" list.


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