May 3, 2017
Author: Jo Watson
On Sale: May 2, 2017
Series: Destination Love #3
Being adopted never made Jane Smith feel unloved, just unlike the rest of her family. As her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she is struck by an overwhelming longing to finally find her place in the world. So, in a very un-Jane-like move, she books a last-minute ticket to Greece to find her birth father and the real Jane. All she knows about him is that he was a tour guide named Dimitri. Armed with this knowledge and several surprise boxes of condoms from her mom (not embarrassing at all), Jane takes off.
Within minutes of landing she makes two important discoveries. First, everyone in Greece is named Dimitri, and second, fate might be playing a sick joke on her when a sexy tour guide called Dimitri comes to fetch her from the airport. After failing to find concrete information about her father, Dimitri offers to help Jane with her search – if she’ll go on an adventure with him. Stable Jane would never risk a steamy vacation romance, but real Jane might finally be ready to listen to her heart. Will Jane find her biological father, or will she end up finding something else entirely?
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He stepped toward me. My heart stopped pumping. He leaned in close and pulled my hand from behind my back and placed his card in the center of my palm. My nerve endings prickled and the hair on the back of my neck stood up.
“Just in case.” He repeated the words and they sounded so loaded.
In case what? In case I decided to lose all common sense, judgment, control, my mind (although that was already up for debate) and call you for a midnight beach romp. I’ll be sure to bring my watch so I can take note of how long it takes you to make me start screaming your name in wild ecstasy…Oh God, that sounded good!
I took a large step back. He took a large step forward. Back. Forward. Then he leaned in again. Holy Crap! He was coming in for that double-cheek kiss again and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to remain cool and calm and controlled this time. Only he didn’t. He did something far, far more odd and unsettling. He pulled my sunglasses off, placed them in the same hand as the card and then closed my fingers around them. He squeezed my hand closed while looking into my eyes in a way that rattled me to my very core.
My head started spinning and suddenly I felt a tad unsteady. I hoped to hell that I wasn’t about to be knocked off my feet by my raging hormones and fall into his arms. He gave my hand one last squeeze, and then… he was gone!
What the hell did that mean? You can’t just take off a person’s glasses, put them in their hands, stare into their eyes meaningfully and then mysteriously walk away without saying a word. What the hell was he playing at?
And why was it so hard to keep myself from falling for it?
Top 5 book boyfriends of all time
Ooohhh, this is a very tricky one for me! I’m not super-romantic to be honest (believe it or not), and don’t read much romance at all, if ever. I don’t think I’ve ever really had a proper book boyfriend, but I can certainly name some of my favorite fictional male characters.
1. Dexter- Luurve the Dexter novels by Jeff Lindsey. Loved the TV series even more and I must say, I’m a huge Michael C Hall fan. He’s a great actor and really bought the character of Dexter to life. I personally would prefer not to date a serial killer though, but he’s definitely a very intriguing character.
2. Ok, I’m going to throw in an odd one here because it’s just too much fun! Any one of the many and diverse boyfriends that the odd, erotic author Chuck Tingle writes about. There was that handsome living jet plane, the gay billionaire Triceratops, the gay ghost unicorn colonel who haunted a mans butt, the inclusive holiday coffee cups and my all time favorite, the sentient manifestation of the concept of linear time. Each time a Chuck Tingle book comes out, I’m always dying to know who, or what, the romantic lead is going to be. We can say one thing about Chuck, when it comes to love, he doesn’t discriminate. At all!
3. Pat from Silver Linings Playbook. I think I’m saying this more because I really like Bradley Cooper, both as an actor and as a person to look at.
4. I really like the character Chris I wrote for my second book “Almost a Bride” He was a very atypical romantic lead, which I like a lot. He’s a funny, messy, mildly geeky screenwriter who dresses badly. He’s actually the kind of character I would go for in real life. I’m a sucker for a guy who can make me laugh- that’s one of the reasons I fell in love with my husband. He made me laugh- simple. (Hopefully his sense of humor never runs out)
5. And I can’t think of another one… but can I just say that I do have a bit of an author crush on Matthew Quick. I have a massive talent crush on the man. Love the books he writes. Love the characters he creates and would probably read his shopping list.
Jo Watson is an award-winning writer of romantic comedies. Burning Moon won a Watty Award in 2014. Jo is an Adidas addict and a Depeche Mode devotee.