It’s here! Book two in my new Faith & Fortune series is finally here. And even though I say finally, it’s only been six weeks since book one, The Trouble With Love, released.
I thought I’d share an excerpt with you and offer a giveaway. I hope you enjoy!
From Chapter 6
I sighed. “What am I going to do, Fox?”
“No plan yet?”
I shook my head.
“I may have one. Want to hear it?”
Shrugging, I met his steady gaze. As much as Fox’s constant presence chafed, I couldn’t ignore the strength I drew
from him. He’d unknowingly kept me from falling apart. Whenever I wanted to cave into the stress of the situation,
knowing he was there, seeing the control in his eyes, bolstered me. No one had a clue how close I was to giving in to hysteria.
“Go for it.” I folded my legs and tucked my feet to the right, sinking deeper into the recliner cushions.
He leaned forward, his fingers steepled. “You keep your work engagements. You even ramp up the events you attend. But when the day is over, you come back here, safe and out of sight.” He paused as if searching for words. “And I step out of the shadows as a mere bodyguard and stand by your side as your fiancé.”
What the what!
My breath came in spurts at the absurdity of his plan.
“That will never work!”
“Why not?” His dark eyes pierced me.
Because… “I’ve never been linked to anyone romantically.”
Yeah, let’s go with that option and not the one making my pulse skitter. I needed to ignore exactly how much I was
aware of him.
“Which will make this even more believable. You’ve never been accused of a publicity stunt or had your name attached to a long list of leading men. And people will totally buy the bodyguard romance.”
Ugh. I hated how rabid bats erupted in my stomach at his use of the word romance. I didn’t want a relationship, and
despite the heckling my roomies gave me, certainly didn’t want one with Fox. Even if I couldn’t completely ignore the
attraction simmering under the surface, I sure planned on denying it.
I needed to fall back on logic. “How is having a fiancé supposed to save me anyway?”
“I’ve reread every note, card, and letter your stalker sent. Looked through the ‘gifts.’” He grimaced. “This guy, whoever he is, thinks you belong to him. If you show him you’re with someone else, it’ll draw him out, and we’ll be able to catch him.”
Fox wanted to use me as bait? I gulped. “You’ll catch him before he gets me?” Because no way did I want my nightmares from last night to become reality.
“I promise you I will protect you with my last breath.”
About the Book
My life has always been in the spotlight. Born to two famous parents and then quickly rising to “super” status in the modeling world ensured that I, Astoria “Tori” Bell, would always have my image plastered across newsstands. Unfortunately, adoring fans weren’t always magnanimous and now I have a stalker on my hands.
Oddly enough, the tall, dark, and all-too handsome bodyguard hired to protect me seems more harmful than the threatening notes from the stalker. As well as his plan to flush out the danger by proposing a fake engagement.
The lines between pretend and reality blur and I have to shore up my resolves. Baggage from my past means I can’t let myself be vulnerable. But the way Marcel Fox treats me has me thinking otherwise.
With a new rock on my finger and the man who put it there by my side, happily ever after seems like a possibility or is that as fake as my public persona?
The Truth About Fame is the second book in the Christian Chick Lit series: Faith & Fortune.
I’m giving away one paperback copy of The Truth About Fame to one random (U.S. only) commentator. For a chance to win, leave a blog post comment telling me your favorite fashion accessory. Comment by July 10, 3pm EST, and I’ll pick a random winner.