Freebie Friday #SummerReading #Romance


Freebie Friday

I’ve decided to try a fun new promotion. Each Friday, all summer long, I’ll be sharing a #free book, either from my backlist or a friend’s.

So, if you have a free book you’d like to share, send me an email: jbiggar at jacqbiggar dot com with your cover, blurb, short excerpt, links, and a bio along with the Friday you’d like it listed. Let’s work together to spread the word on our masterpieces!

Summer Lovin’- A Wounded Hearts Novella

Will two mismatched lovers find a way past their mistakes? 

Mitch Taylor and Rebecca Sorenson share a secret. 

Rebecca’s job as secretary of Cascade Elementary, the same school she attended as a child, is rewarding. She has a great group of friends, many of whom are married now. And if sometimes she wished it were her up there in that sparkling white dress… 

Except, wait—she did get to wear bridal white. Granted, it was a slinky party dress and the justice of the peace was Elvis in a gold lame jacket, but still, the deed was done. 

She’d tied the knot. 

Mitch Taylor doesn’t do regrets. It would be a waste of energy bemoaning the mistakes he’d made in his life. The end of his promising football career taught him nothing in life was a guarantee. 

Like love. 

What were the chances two people from the same po-dunk town in Washington would end up together in a nightclub in Las Vegas? A few too many drinks later, a hasty ceremony performed by the king of rock ‘n’ roll, and they’d been hitched. The night that followed lived on in his dreams, but when he’d woken the next morning she was gone. 

Will two mismatched lovers find a way past their mistakes? 

Rebecca was in Hell.

What other explanation could there be for the reappearance of Mitch in her life when she’d worked so diligently to avoid him for the best part of eighteen hundred and eighteen days—not that she was counting.

The divorce papers sitting on the desk at home were burning a hole through her brain, making her ache with things she dared not admit.

He looked amazing, by far the handsomest man in a room full of fine-looking men. His white dress shirt emphasized the breadth of those impossibly wide shoulders, honed to steel by years of honest manual labor. But then she’d always admired that about him. When his football career had come to an abrupt end he could have turned to a bottle and no one would have faulted him for it. Instead he picked himself up, went to a community college, got his welding ticket, and opened a business. Now his work was often sought after from all over the state and his shop had grown from a backyard garage to a fully equipped warehouse on a prime piece of Tidal Falls land. Mitch Taylor was a local success story.

He grasped her hand and she reluctantly followed his lead across a floor now packed with swaying bodies. He didn’t stop until they reached a shadowed alcove off to one side of the stage. When he turned and held out his arms she stepped forward like a lamb, letting his jacket drop onto a nearby chair. The moment his arms wrapped around her and his calloused fingers found the bare skin of her lower back, Becky knew she was in trouble.

Her startled gaze rushed upward and tangled in the molten heat of his amber eyes. The light and shadows created by their surroundings turned his face lean and mysterious and oh-so-hypnotic. Someone bumped into them but she barely noticed, she was so caught up in his aura. It had been like this before—in Las Vegas.

Rebecca tried to pull away, her heart beating double time, an out-of-sync counterpoint to the drums playing on stage. Mitch simply tugged so that she had to grasp the front of his shirt to keep from falling—not that he would have let her. There were many things about Mitch Taylor that bothered her, but she never doubted his kindness.

He bowed his head and rested his cheek against her temple and his voice rumbled through her soul. “It’s just a dance, sweetheart. What are you afraid of?”

Everything.

Him.

Herself.

25 Comments

  1. Oh such a beautiful and warmhearted read, Jacquie. Loved the love flowing between the two.

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    1. Thank you, Kamal! I love second-chance romances 🙂

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  2. carhicks says:

    Thanks for this opportunity Jacquie. I picked it up.

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    1. Awesome! Thanks, Carla 🙂

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  3. What a great summer offer, Jacquie. Love the excerpt too!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! These two were secondary characters in another book that demanded their own HEA 🙂

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      1. I love when that happens!

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  4. Mae Clair says:

    Oooh, what a gem, Jacquie! I grabbed my copy and I think Freebie Fridays are an excellent idea. I hope to participate myself.

    Your book is perfect to celebrate Midsummer!

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    1. I’d love to highlight you, Mae! Thank you, I hope you enjoy the story 🙂

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      1. Mae Clair says:

        I loved the story, Jacquie! I started it on Saturday and finished it today. I think it’s my favorite of all your books I’ve read. Review coming soonest!

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        1. Oh, I’m so glad you liked it! The kids stole my heart 😊

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      2. Mae Clair says:

        I was gone on the kids, too. And all those wonderful characters. Now I’m gong to have to go backhand read Jack and Laurel’s story.
        Review is up on Amazon, GR and BB. Thanks for a nice read by the pool. 🙂

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        1. Appreciate the support, Mae ❤

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  5. Staci Troilo says:

    How generous. That’s going to result in a fabulous summer!

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    1. Nothing like a good beach read 🙂

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      1. Staci Troilo says:

        Agreed. Now I need the beach!

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        1. Lol, mine is open 🙂

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      2. Staci Troilo says:

        Sounds wonderful. Unfortunately, I can’t even walk out to my pool right now! Raincheck?

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        1. Aw, I feel your pain (literally!) Wish we could be like Benjamin Button- without the baby part 🙂

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      3. Staci Troilo says:

        We need a fountain of youth. Take care of yourself!

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  6. So kind of you, Jacquie! Thank you. 🙂

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    1. You bet! Thanks for stopping by the blog, Natalie 🙂

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  7. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Thank you, Jacquie:) I picked up my free copy and look forward to summer read!

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    1. Yay, thanks Denise!

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