Okay, Luke and Julia from FINDING JULIA have been around a bit now and hopefully y’all have meet them and lived their story with them. So here’s the deal: Tell me your favorite line from FINDING JULIA. Contest is open for four days. Mr Random Dot Org and I will pick a winner on Friday. So if you haven’t read the book, get busy!
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And now a little taste for you:
Sometimes life is not fair. For Julia Patterson meeting Luke Buchanan opened the door to a new life and brought her to life as a woman. In his arms she learns for the first time how real passion and emotion can enrich your life. He claims her body with the pleasure of erotic sex and his heart with unrestricted love. But Fate was laughing at Julia, just as she is about to step over the threshold into a wonderful new life. When her almost-ex-husband Charles is diagnosed with a fatal heart condition her divorce is put on hold along with the rest of her life. Turning her back on Luke and the intense passion and emotion they shared is the most difficult thing she’s ever done. But Julia has a secret, one that Charles has discovered and uses like a club. Thirteen years later when Luke walks back into her life the passion and emotion are just as explosive as ever. Will they finally have their chance at happiness or will her secret destroy it forever?
“Our executive vice president is tied up in a meeting right now,” Howard whispered as the executive staff filed in. “He’s the one who says yea or nay. He’ll join us as soon as he can.”
Great. Would he expect her to do it all over again for him?
She sighed and began her presentation again.
It was well into the afternoon and she was pulling out copies of the proposed budget to distribute when the door to the boardroom opened quietly, and Julia’s stomach dropped to the floor. She felt as if an electric surge slammed into her, plucking at every one of her nerve endings.
The man who silently took a seat at the end of the table wasn’t necessarily handsome, but he was one hundred percent male. Liquid brown eyes were framed by the thickest lashes she had ever seen on a man. She noticed the strong jaw and the lines of character etched on an incredibly masculine face. Straight brown hair, a hint of silver reflecting in the lights, was worn just a little long, giving him a slightly rakehell look.
The classic dark business suit barely concealed the power he radiated. More than that, he exuded an aura of self, of authority, of comfort in his own skin few men were able to attain. She could think of only three words to describe him. Dark. Edgy. Dangerous. In her entire thirty years, no man had ever affected her the way this man did. Certainly not Charles. She clamped down on her reaction, forbidding herself to let her thoughts wander into forbidden territory. As she’d learned, her judgment where men were concerned left a great deal to be desired.
“Let me interrupt a moment.” Manning jumped to his feet. “Julia, meet Lucas Buchanan, our executive vice president. He’s been in another meeting until now.”
“I’m pleased you could join us, Mr. Buchanan.” Julia pasted on her professional smile and hoped her voice sounded firmer to the others than it did to her.
Lucas Buchanan nodded at her. “Luke, please. Sorry to be late. Please don’t let me interrupt.”
She struggled to pick up the threads of what she’d been saying, her brain suddenly addled, and her hands unsteady. It took every ounce of personal discipline to keep focused on her presentation.
I loved Finding Julia! =)
My favorite is her reaction to meeting Luke, ” the nearness of the man swamped her. She felt as if she were being drawn into a vortex, powerless to pull herself out.”
For a minute, I thought we could win Desiree!
I love Julia’s first impression of Luke(Lucas). “She could think of only three words to describe him. Dark. Edgy. Dangerous.”
Forgot to leave my email addy emmasmom69 AT gmail DOT com
I love when he gets her off guard and tells her ” We still have business to discuss, don’t you think” kinda like an order but still allowing her to make that final division. sexy, scary and hot. 😈
“The man who silently took a seat at the end of the table wasn’t necessarily handsome, but he was one hundred percent male.” I love that statement. That’s a perfect description of my dream guy. In real life, when I meet a man who’s gorgeous, I don’t expect him to be all that decent. But when I meet a man like Luke, who doesn’t look like a movie star but is totally masculine, I find his personality makes him handsome and he ends up being far more attractive than the guys who are model perfect.
Thanks for writing such real people in such good stories. I always know if your name is on the cover it’ll be a book worth reading. 🙂
Liz S (moonlitfog at hotmail dot com)