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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
When You Are Mine (The Bennett Series) by Kennedy Ryan
When You Are Mine is here!!!
We're thrilled to celebrate the release of When You Are Mine by Kennedy Ryan, and we have an excerpt to share. Don't forget to enter the giveaway!
“Ryan's debut is rife with sexual tension, while her easy style and likable characters bring this unpredictable love triangle to life.” --Karina Halle, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Artists Trilogy
“When You Are Mine is exactly what I look for in a romance! Achingly beautiful with palpable, real characters, you cannot help but completely fall in love with. I cannot wait for more!” --A.L. Jackson, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of Take This Regret and Lost to You.
Forever is a heartbeat away . . .
Kerris Moreton knows how to make things work. Bounced from foster home to foster home as a kid, she adapted; when opportunity arose, she thrived. Now, about to open her own business and accept a marriage proposal, Kerris is ready to build the life she's always wanted. The only thing missing? A passionate connection with her would-be fiancé, Cam. Kerris wants to believe that sparks are overrated-until Walsh Bennett lights her up like the Fourth of July.
. . . but what about love?
As one of the East Coast's most eligible bachelors, Walsh enjoys financial independence, fulfilling work with his family's nonprofit, and plenty of female attention. But lately he's been distracted by the one woman he can't have. Lovely to look at and even sweeter to know, Kerris is the soul mate Walsh never thought he would find. The problem is, his best friend found her first . . .
“I don’t pay you
to ‘think’ you know things.” Impatience pierced his father’s every word. “I pay
you to know, unequivocally without a doubt, what to do. Action, Miller. Not
excuses. I want that company, and don’t come back until you have it.”
His father hung up without a good-bye. The weight of his
considering look fell on Walsh like a steel beam. One Walsh had learned not to
mother? She has a birthday soon, doesn’t she?”
“Um, she’s fine.”
Walsh mentally scrambled to orient himself to this new tactic. One of the
unspoken terms of his parents’ armed truce was that they never asked him about
each other. “Yeah, her birthday’s tomorrow. I’m flying back today for the
seeing that old man?” Martin picked up a heavy hourglass on the edge of his
desk and flipped it over, setting it down with a thud before the sands could
Walsh frowned, taking his eyes from his father’s face only long enough to watch
the sands’ rapid fall in the new direction. “He’s only five years older than
“He looks fifteen
years older.” Martin riffled through his catalog of disdainful expressions
before settling on a sneer for Kristeene’s suitor. “Don’t know what she
sees—never mind. None of my business. So
you’re back from another one of your little mission trips, huh?”
Walsh couldn’t be
bothered to explain again why the orphanages were so important to him.
Philanthropy was another planet to his father, a strange land where people
actually cared about the well-being of others.
“There was a
little girl from the orphanage who had a brain tumor. I took her to Rivermont
for surgery. She didn’t make it and I flew her back to Kenya to be buried
that.” It sounded like Iyani could have been a goldfish Walsh had flushed down
the toilet as far as his father was concerned. “I have my eye on a new
Walsh kept his
tone neutral. He approached each of these paternal conversations with tactical
precision, careful not to volunteer too much information, but to wait for his
opponent to make the first move, revealing how to best defend.
There were several signs that Kennedy Ryan would be a writer, but making up stories with a mop as her long-haired heroine while the other kids played kick ball may have been the most telling. After graduating with her journalism degree from UNC-Chapel Hill (GO, HEELS!), she found various means of gainful employment having absolutely nothing to do with said degree, but knew she would circle back to writing, in some form or fashion. Some day. After years of working and writing for non-profit organizations, she finally returned to her first love - telling stories. Her debut novel, When You Are Mine, the first of The Bennett's trilogy, releases through Grand Central's Forever Yours imprint in June 2014.
Kennedy writes contemporary romance and women's fiction. She always gives her characters their happily ever after, but loves to make them work for it! It's a long road to love, so sit back and enjoy the ride.
In an alternative universe and under her government name Tina Dula, she is wife to the love of her life, mom to to her son, and a friend to those living with autism through her foundation Myles-A-Part.