Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hold On To Me, Welcome to Redemption, Book 8


...a small town in Northeast Wisconsin where second chances don’t always come easy, but if you’re willing to try, anything is possible.

January 2013

"Another fantastic Story"
Hold On To Me gets a 5* Reviewer TOP PICK
from Night Owl Reviews! Thank you, Diana!

After escaping an abusive ex-husband, Jenny Clark focuses on making ends meet from one day to the next. Then she meets her new apartment building manager, and the passion in his kisses dare her to believe she could have a second chance at love.

At a crossroads in his life, Grant Walker returns from New York to manage his apartment building in Redemption. He didn’t expect to meet the woman of his dreams and find everything he never knew he wanted in small town Wisconsin.

But someone doesn’t want either of them to be happy, and even as menacing acts of vandalism pull Jenny and Grant closer together, a harbored secret could destroy all hope of their happily ever after.


After unloading her dishwasher, sweeping and running the vacuum, and a quick scrub of the bathroom, she tossed her work T-shirt into the laundry and put on a fresh one. A sweatshirt joined her purse and camera in her canvas tote bag, and then she skipped down the stairs to find Grant waiting by the door.

Moisture darkened his hair to almost black, suggesting he’d showered before changing into a clean T-shirt and jeans. The warm, spicy scent that enveloped her senses when she passed him on the way outside confirmed it.

“Look at you bright-eyed and smiley.” He tugged on her bouncy ponytail. “No danger of you falling asleep today, is there?”

Thinking about how she’d slept through more than half the movie at the theater the other day, she rolled her eyes as he drew even with her on the sidewalk. “You’re never going to let me live that down, are you?”

“You used me as a pillow on our second date.”

Second date? Were they dating? “Did we have a first?”

“Did we have a first?” he repeated, giving her an offended look as he held his hand over his chest as if she’d wounded him. “I bought dinner and we watched Tim Allen.”

And you kissed me.

“You bought yourself dinner and then felt sorry for me,” she argued.

His expression turned serious. “I’ve never felt sorry for you, Jenny.”

“Good.” The statement made her feel better, but she wanted to keep the mood light, so she reached up to rub the solid shoulder she’d fallen asleep on Tuesday afternoon. “And I got news for you—you’re a little firm to be considered a pillow.”

He held open his passenger side door for her. “You complaining?”

“Not at all.” She gave him a sassy grin as she got in the car. “I like you hard.”

He caught the door mid-swing. “Excuse me?”

Yeah, excuse me? Jenny pulled the handle from his grasp and slammed the door shut. When he grinned at her through the window, she covered her hot face with one hand and waved him away with the other. Had she really just said that? And oh, God, he was going to get in on the other side now.

The driver’s door opened, and the car dipped with Grant’s weight. The moment she heard him clear his throat, she held up her hand.

“Don’t you say one word,” she warned.

“Oh, come on,” he protested, laughter in his voice.

“Not one word.”

“Do you have any idea how hard it’s going to be?”

“Now, or later?” Her own humor surfaced and a giggle erupted before she could stop it.

“All day.” He started the car and shook his head with a rueful grin. “All damn day.”


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  1. Ooo, I have to have this *scurries off for a few seconds*

    Ah ha! Got it, NOW I'm ready for the weekend :)

  2. I have all the WTR series and cant wait to read book 8 straight after Ive read book 7 from Donna :-)

    1. Never Let Me Go is so good! Good luck in the hop. :)

    2. If you want to enter, that is: Sat and Sun with lots of prizes!

  3. I'm in the middle of reading this and I love it so far! I love this series.. Are there going to be more books?

    1. So glad to hear you're enjoying the book--thanks! Yes, there will be more in the series, but due to our full writing schedules, it will be awhile.

    2. Oh Yay. I'm just glad there are going to be more. I am so not done reading about Redemption lol.

  4. are there going to be anymore cause i really love these books?!

    1. I'm so glad you love the series, thanks for letting us know!

      Eventually, yes, there will be more. Unfortunately, Donna and I have other writing commitments to finish first.

  5. So I have officially read all eight books in the welcome to redemption series!! Gotta say I loved them! I hadn't even realized I had read your mistletoe books last year until I was looking at your other books...they were great as well!! Is there going to be more in the redemption series??? I'm ready for Donovan story :) also Joy and the ranch hands know they are going to have something....oh and the youngest Lowell...he's got to find love as well....keep up the great work....did I mention I loved them so much I had literally read them all in like two days!!


    1. Thanks for letting me know how much you enjoyed the series, Julie! Yes, there will be more in the Redemption series, because all the people you mentioned need their own books! :) It's just going to take some time with the other projects Donna and I are working on. Thanks again and have a great week!