Today I’m excited to welcome Juliet Madison to Sam Still Reading. Juliet writes not only ‘ro-magic’ novels (romance with magical elements) but has also started a wonderful new series set in the small coastal town of Tarrin’s Bay. I adored The January Wish and am really looking forward to the second book, February or Forever which is now available worldwide. Thanks Juliet for sharing about February or Forever! Now if you excuse me, I’m off to do some reading – the excerpt below has whetted my appetite!
FEBRUARY OR FOREVER by Juliet Madison
Genre: Contemporary coastal romance, women’s fiction.
Available worldwide from all ebook retailers 1st February.
Published by Escape Publishing.
In this heartwarming coastal romance, Escape bestselling author Juliet Madison asks, what if your favourite celebrity fell in love with you?
Yoga teacher and single mother, Chrissie Burns has a plan: move into the rundown beach house left to her by her deceased aunt, renovate it, sell it, and move on. The scene of a terrible accident years ago, the house needs to get out of Chrissie’s hands as soon as possible.
But Tarrin’s Bay, where the house stands, has more to offer than bad memories. The town is lovely, the people friendly, and even Chrissie’s young son finds friends and begins coming out of his shell. Employed at Serendipity Retreat as a yoga instructor, Chrissie is shocked to be given the role of private teacher to Drew Williams, Australia’s top singer/songwriter for the month.
Relationships between instructors and clients are strictly forbidden, but Drew draws happiness out of Chrissie with his down-to-earth nature and sense of humour. Days of stretching and bending may bring Chrissie unexpected peace and strength, but she knows that this interlude must end, and there’s no pose or position to aid her when Drew walks away and leaves her broken-hearted.
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He stood, hands on hips, panting, and glanced at the rock formation next to him. Yep, I can do that. He grabbed hold of some protruding rocks and pulled himself up, placing his foot on a concave part, then his other foot higher up, gripping and grabbing and pulling. He reached the top and scanned the magnificent stretch of horizon from his vantage point. Man, he missed this. Missed getting out in nature and going with the flow. He turned to the left, his focus resting on the old double-storey beach house that’d stood the test of time. Its white weatherboard exterior, faded and peeling from the salty air, like an elderly person whose wrinkly skin had seen many summers. The house was in a prime secluded location, with its own backyard pocket of beach as the rocky hill gave way and opened up to let the sandy shore spread up towards the house.
He glanced at the ocean, its rippling waves hypnotising him for a moment, then turned back to face the house where someone sat on the verandah. A woman. Her head was buried in her hands, and a long blonde ponytail dangled over her shoulder.
Chrissie? She lives there?
Drew felt suddenly self-conscious, like he was intruding, even though technically he was standing on public property. Is she okay? He hesitated on the rocky ledge, unsure whether to go over and talk to her or leave before she noticed him. Before he could decide, she turned to the left and picked up a phone, bringing it to her ear. She got up and tucked a strand of hair behind her other ear, and walked around the side of the house, obscuring his view.
Intrigue wound its way around Drew’s spine as he climbed back down the rocks.
What’s her story?
He had twenty-six days to find out.