Will their stark differences fuel their growing passion, or will they go their separate ways when their bargain ends?
I am pleased to announce a cool book blog tour going on right now, presented by Susie Warren, an author I met during my journey! Congratulations on your adult contemporary romance novel!
When a new book comes out, it is always an exciting time for authors!
Plus, here at the I Love Romance Blog, we love discovering romance novels!
Let’s hear a little about this great book…
This is the blurb for Her Thrilling Fling, book one of Love at the Office Series:
“I love this author, her writing is crisp, clear, flawless, and her story-telling is brilliant.” — 5 STAR REVIEW
A daring ultimatum – and an unlikely romance!
Perla Lyman is the glamorous force behind Lyman News, and insists on the truth being told. After surviving a bitter tell-all by an ex-boyfriend and hidden financial issues, the final blow is having a slanderous article posted to her news site–causing her reputation to shatter.
Powerful billionaire Lucas Braxton is darkly handsome and wildly successful, yet refuses any contact with the media. Especially someone as flashy and curious as Perla Lyman. But when his young, impulsive sister hacks into Lyman News, he is dragged into negotiating with the beautiful influencer.
When Lucas asks her not to press charges, she offers him an ultimatum. She’ll grant the favor if he’ll accompany her as her besotted date to various high-profile events and give an exclusive tell-all interview to Lyman News.
When their orchestrated romance puts them in close proximity, it proves impossible to resist their secret desire. Will their stark differences fuel their growing passion, or will they go their separate ways when their bargain ends?
Her Thrilling Fling is the first book in the series Love at the Office. Each book is a stand-alone office romance and tells the story of one of the Lyman family members.
Love at the Office Series
Meet the Lyman Family: Albert and Victoria Lyman sold their family’s newspaper business a decade ago and relocated their family to Florida. Within the year, they launched a popular tabloid and the family went from barely making ends meet to fabulously wealthy. Their four children grow up juxtaposed between their previous life running a newspaper in New Jersey and a glamorous life near the beach. The Lymans embody all the strengths of a large, close-knit, loving family. They pull together in times of stress, openly show love and appreciation, and go the extra mile for each other when needed!
In the years that follow, each sibling embarks on their journey to find success and love.
Book 1: Her Thrilling Fling (fake relationship)
Book 2: His Boundless Fascination (second chance romance)
Book 3: Her Charming Entanglement (revenge plot)
More coming soon!
Susie is giving us a peek at her office romance with a fake relationship theme, Her Thrilling Fling, today.
Title: Her Thrilling Fling
Author: Susie Warren
Series: (Love at the Office, #1)
Publication date: October 5, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Here is an excerpt.
Perla felt dizzy. Were there two other employees who contributed to this disaster? It made sense. Beatrix had been hired to assist on video production and didn’t have the programming background to pull off such an elaborate scheme.
Touching her temple, she willed away her looming headache. “You could also use your considerable network to launch an attack against me.”
He flexed his shoulders. “You could do the same.”
She crossed her arms. “Except that I don’t think like that and I don’t have an unscrupulous family member ready to wreak havoc.”
Lucas raised his eyebrows in a direct challenge. “Are you absolutely sure about that? I’d be careful of throwing stones if I were you. Your parents own a trashy tabloid and are well-known for employing all sorts of tactics.”
A flush crept up her cheeks. Her family had plenty of scandals in their past, and among her three younger siblings, there had been mistakes and impulsive acts.
He stood poised for battle, wearing a white pressed shirt highlighting his broad shoulders and flat stomach, tucked into fine Italian-made trousers. She noticed his exquisite handmade leather shoes. He was a giant in the financial world and even though he rarely left his offices, everyone knew him and sought out his expertise. It was believed that a brief conversation with him could bring about millions.
But in this case, her organization had done nothing wrong. “We’re not getting anywhere. And I do have a lot to sort out.”
Lucas glanced at his watch. “Beatrix and I can meet you at your attorney’s office this afternoon and we can sort this out together.”
Perla thought about her brief encounters with Beatrix Braxton. The young woman had seemed hardworking and intelligent. Why would she have gotten involved in something that would cast a long shadow over her future career prospects? Maybe she needed to dig deeper into the entire incident.
A hazy plan began to form in her mind. Lucas had star power and heaps of credibility. The media was fascinated by his looks and his success. “Fine, but if I help Beatrix escape this unscathed, then I do want something from you in return.”
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PRAISE FOR HER THRILLING FLING
“Perla and Lucas are brought together when he seeks her out to help his sister. She runs a news site and he is a billionaire who avoids the media at all turns. She agrees to help him if he poses as her date and allows her an interview. They have good chemistry and it isn’t long before what they have turns into more.” – Esme G′s review (Amazon)
“A good story that I enjoyed reading. I liked the characters and thought the author wrote a story which tugged at the heart.” – Dee′s review (Amazon)
“Highly entertaining. The story moved along at a brisk pace. The characters’ interactions were believable and the attraction was believable. I’m very picky about an author’s writing style. This book flowed nice and smoothly. Overall, a great read!” – Jennlmcg′s review (Amazon)
“What a read! I enjoyed this book more than any other by the author. The main characters were vulnerable and strong at the same time. I appreciated the references to domestic violence and alcoholism. I also loved the tribute to New York restaurants. Looking forward to the next book in the series!” – C′s review (Amazon)
“Great read! Enjoyed it. The characters were well written. I would recommend to my friends. Can’t wait to read the next book.” – Kindle Customer′s review (Amazon)
Wow…sounds like quite a tale! ♥♥♥
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Thank you for telling us about your contemporary romance, Susie! I know I can’t wait to read this riveting novel!
Or, discover the whole series!
Don’t miss the giveaway!
Susie Warren is an up-and-coming author of smart, sexy contemporary romance. Her novels feature swoon-worthy heroes and determined, sassy heroines. Her stories take the reader on a heartfelt, emotional journey about discovering true love with plenty of plot twists, passionate moments, witty dialog, fiercely loyal family members and ultimately, a satisfying happily-ever-after. Each novel is part of a series with a large, tight-knit family expressing affection, showing endless support, and overcoming difficult circumstances together. Each novel can be read as a stand-alone romance or as part of the larger series.
Growing up in upstate New York with five brothers, endless responsibilities, and a large, extended family nourished her gift for storytelling. Fast forward a dozen years, she met her own larger-than-life hero in Chemistry class and after graduating college, they married and had three daring, creative children. In the intervening years, her passion for writing was mostly satisfied by writing advertising copy, technical briefs, and working for non-profits. As her oldest daughter graduated college, Susie took the creative leap and began writing full-time. She now has nearly a dozen published novels and the ideas for countless more.
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Thank you for telling us about your great book tour! I know readers can’t wait to get ahold of this billionaire romance with enough intrigue to keep you guessing!
Thanks again to Susie and her tour sponsor!
We hope to see you back on ILRB sometime.
Happy reading, everyone! ♥♥♥ Have a great rest of your week!