Releases tomorrow…BOUND BY A RING AND A SECRET by Jennifer Faye… #giveaway #Excerpt #books #romance #readers #amreading

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Releases tomorrow…

Bound by a Ring & a Secret!

 

A mistaken identity…
…a proposal that changes everything!

 

Photographer Gianna is done with men. Retreating to her villa on the shore of Lake Como, Gianna is stunned to find gorgeous Dario renting her house! When Dario is mistaken for her long-gone fiancé, they realize a fake engagement could solve problems for them both. Pretending to be in love should be easy, but what happens when very real feelings start to grow?

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EXCERPT / Chapter One – Part 4

Her grip on her luggage handle tightened. Her body tensed. She stared at the dog. He stared back at her. Then, drawing on the knowledge of animals she’d gained from working on nature documentaries, she averted her gaze ever so slightly. She didn’t want the dog to misinterpret her staring at him as a sign of aggression.

She searched her memory and was certain she’d never seen this dog before. She wasn’t sure if he was friendly or not. But they couldn’t just stand here trying not to stare at each other.

“Hi, boy.” She forced a smile.

His tail swished back and forth. That was a good sign.

The dog approached her. Gianna wasn’t sure what she should do, so she did nothing. Her heart continued to pound. As he drew nearer, her palms grew moist. He could probably sense her nervousness from a mile away. And yet his tail kept wagging as he grew closer.

And then he stopped in front of her. He sat down and gazed up at her. It was then that she noticed he had the kindest big brown eyes. She held out her hand to him and his dark nose sniffed it. She proceeded to run her hand over his head. He rubbed against her hand before dancing around in a circle.

It appeared they’d become fast friends. She breathed a sigh of relief. He might be rather big in size but she sensed by his bright eyes and his playful behavior that he wasn’t very old.

“Hi, buddy. What are you doing out here?” And then she realized how silly it was asking a dog a question. It wasn’t like he could answer her. But it seemed wrong not to speak to him, like she was ignoring him or something. “Do you have a collar?”

She knelt down and continued petting him. There was a depression in his fur as though he normally wore a collar, but there wasn’t one there now. Strange.

 

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15 Responses

  1. Kay Garrett

    Here in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas summer has arrived even though it’s still spring. After last week of rain, rain and more rain, it’s now sunny, humid and getting pretty warm by noon each day. We are fast approaching the 90 degree mark. After a dreary and cold winter of stay at home, I’m sure not going to complain about being outside where all the browns have turned to beautiful colors, the birds are putting on a show as they migrate and start families and it’s warm enough not to need a zillion layers of clothes.

    Can’t wait for the opportunity to read “Bound by a Ring & a Secret” which most definitely is on my TBR list.

  2. Sandra M

    It is getting hotter and hotter here in North Carolina. We’ll be escaping to the mountains for some cooler weather and the beaches for some ocean breezes. Wish I owned an Italian Villa!

  3. Linda Romer

    Congratulations on your new release! Mostly cloudy and 65 in Staten Island, NY. Thank you

  4. Jackie Wisherd

    Right now the weather is just starting to warm up. Today was 84… nice. I am not a cool weather person.

  5. Connie Lee

    In the 80’s and 90’s during the day, very dry, need rain.

  6. Alicia Haney

    Hi, the weather here in west Texas has been a little warm and it has been breezy, clouds have been passing us by, just a couple of sprinkles is all we have gotten. God willing one day soon we will get some rain. Thank you for the chance. Have a Great week and stay safe.

  7. Pat

    It’s 80 here this afternoon and the sun is shining but there are weather storm warnings out f or violent storms until 10pm tonight.

  8. Annette

    The weather has been so nice here lately. In the 70s with lower than usual humidity.

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