Today’s stop is for Christina Hovland’s Blow Me Away. We will have info about the book and author, a great excerpt from the book, plus a great giveaway. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaway.
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It’s all fun and games until somebody falls in love…
Jase Dvornakov has always loved women, 80’s hair band music, and things that go boom. He used to disarm bombs in the Navy, but he’s back in Denver after a mission overseas went sideways and destroyed his future, including his marriage. Now he arranges flowers in his family’s floral business because flowers don’t explode.
Cookie-baker extraordinaire, Heather Reese, has had one too many rounds of heartache, so she’s sworn off men and prefers to spend her evenings binge-watching game shows. Plus her no-men rule gives her time to focus on her dream come true—Heather’s Cookie Co.—her very own bake shop with an underground following for naughty shaped treats. She refuses to be interested in the hot-shot florist across the street. He is trouble with a capital T. Sexy trouble, but still, a hook-up with Jase is a hard nope.
Desperate to avoid his family’s incessant matchmaking, a fake breakup with the beautiful Heather is just what the florist ordered. If his family believes Heather decimated his heart, they’ll leave him alone. Heather isn’t so keen on the idea, but Jase is determined to make it worth her while. When a pretend breakup becomes the real romance neither was expecting, together they’ll have to decide if it’s finally time to light the fuse on love…
“We cannot go in here.” Heather slumped farther down into the beige leather seat of Babushka’s Buick.
“Vhy not?” The black-sunglass-wearing old woman peered at the building.
The building with the sign that read Pistol Polly’s and showcased a vintage-style pinup woman riding a pony in short-shorts and pigtails. The building everyone in Denver knew housed a strip joint—as in poles, VIP back rooms, and topless waitresses. The building Heather was absolutely not taking Babushka into.
“It’s a gentlemen’s club.” Heather slid a side-eye to her…whatever the heck Babushka had become to her. Baker. Grandmother figure.
“Vomen are velcome, too. This is Morty’s place. Best steak in Denver. I alvays come after eye doctor.”
After she couldn’t see anymore.
“Always?” Heather confirmed.
“Oh yes, this vas my driver’s favorite.”
Well, Heather just bet. Her old driver appeared deserving of his firing.
“Your old driver? He brought you here?” Heather confirmed.
“Yes.” Babushka harrumphed. “He knows good steak. Bad driver. Alvays goes so fast, but good vith picking restaurants.”
That point was debatable.
“He brought you here because you had your eyes dilated and you couldn’t see that… It. Is. A. Gentlemen’s. Club.” Not that there was anything wrong with that. A girl had to make a living. But Jase would likely murder Heather in her sleep if she took his presently blind grandmother to lunch at a place that also served up half-price lap dances between three and five p.m.
“This is no true. He also brings me to Le Peep for breakfast.” With that, Babushka pushed open the car door and scooted outside, her orthotic-covered feet shuffling across the parking lot.
Heather didn’t trust her in a parking lot. The woman could barely make it from the ophthalmologist’s office to the car without getting swiped by a Chevy. Heather rushed after her.
“You vill love steaks here,” Babushka assured with all the confidence of a mostly blind elderly woman entering a strip club.
It better be the best damn steak of her life, because Heather was pretty certain she’d have a front-row seat at her own funeral soon enough.
Christina Hovland lives her own version of a fairy tale—an artisan chocolatier by day and romance writer by night. Born in Colorado, Christina received a degree in journalism from Colorado State University. Before opening her chocolate company, Christina’s career spanned from the television newsroom to managing an award-winning public relations firm. She’s a recovering overachiever and perfectionist with a love of cupcakes and dinner she doesn’t have to cook herself. A 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, she lives in Colorado with her first-boyfriend-turned-husband, four children, and the sweetest dog around.
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