It’s new release week! All week long I’ll be featuring new releases from incredible indie authors and it all leads up to the release of my new book, A Familiar Darkness, on April 5th. Today’s new release is from Frances Hoelsema, author of Growing Up Neighbors and she’s pleased to announce the release of the second book in her Neighbors series:
Next Door Neighbors
Elena Montgomery, an elderly victim of fibromyalgia, has two main loves in her life:
Brian, her attractive and hard-working son; and Jill Stevens, her caring friend and next door neighbor.
When Brian and Jill meet for the first time, they have a chemistry that no one can deny.
Although Jill finds herself wanting to get closer to Brian, she believes she can’t. Being hurt in the past, she vows to remain single the rest of her life, thinking it’s better not to love than to love and get burned. Brian, on the other hand, wants to get to the bottom of her fears and show her that not all men are the same. He is determined to win her trust, her heart and her hand in marriage.
Through pain, passion and pursuit, will Brian be able to prove to Jill what true love is all about?
Next Door Neighbors is a clean, contemporary romance that will not only pull on your heart strings, but leave you wanting to read more!
Here’s an excerpt:
For the few brief seconds that they gazed into one another’s
eyes, Brian’s urge to kiss Jill grew intensely. If there was ever going to be a moment to display his
affection, this was it. Brian slowly, eagerly leaned over to just inches before Jill’s lips, stopping just shy of
delivering their first kiss. Excited she didn’t move away, he reached his destination, brushing his lips with
Their kiss started off gently, softly. It was tender and sweet. The
longer it lasted, though, the more Jill had melted into it, and the deeper and more passionate it became.
She needed him.
He needed her.
But a moment later Jill froze. The heat between them instantly
turned to ice as she abruptly pulled away from what the two of them were enjoying just seconds ago.
Puzzled, Brian asked, “Is everything all right?”
She couldn’t do it. As much as Jill admitted to wanting Brian and
as great as their kiss was, traveling down that road again was too big a risk. And with him leaving soon, she didn’t want to start something she could never finish. Shaking her head, she said, “I’m sorry. I can’t do this. I can’t allow myself to get involved with you or any other man again.”
Providing no other explanation, she completely freed herself
from Brian’s hold and ran out of the room.
Brian followed swiftly while shouting, “But I’m not
With the slam of a door, Jill was gone.
Next Door Neighbors is available on Amazon
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You can also find updates on her blog at: www.franceshoelsema.wordpress.com.