Kim Loraine is visiting today, bringing “Restoration: A Golden Beach Novel“, her first release from Soul Mate Publishing. I am happy to have Kim here to talk about her contemporary romance book. Alert! She is also giving away one e-book copy to a random commenter so be sure to leave a comment below.
Welcome, Kim. Your book has such a pretty cover. What can you tell us about it?
KL: This is a story about self-discovery, a theme I am very ‘about’. Below is the back cover blurb:
Drew Tensley has always been a hard worker. Dedicated to his family and community, he put aside his own London career to take over the family business after his mother’s terminal diagnosis. Five years later, he’s ready to start living for himself when he literally runs into his hometown’s newest architect.
Grace quickly discovers that traveling halfway across the world was the best decision she’s ever made. Until she meets Drew, a man whose personality and lifestyle are the exact opposite of John’s, but whose face is the spitting image. Struggling with her own motivations and feelings, research uncovers secrets she isn’t ready for; secrets that could ruin her second chance for true love.
“I’m saying this once more. Once, Grace. I love you. I want you. But I’m not perfect and I need time to sort this mess out, too. Don’t run from me.”
Her heart hurt. Physically hurt. And she fought down the urge to give in to him—to accept his love.
You’re sick Grace, you need help. Donovan’s hateful words barreled through her memory like a steamroller. How could you do this to John? She shook her head and had to clear the lump that gathered in her throat.
“No, Drew. I’m saying no.”
“Why are you doing this?” His face was heartbreaking beautiful, even as she could see the hurt coursing through him.
“Please, just go.” It was barely a whisper.
“Don’t do this.”
“Drew. I realized something the other day when you met Marianne. You are just a replacement for John, he’s the one I want, but can’t be with. I was using you and I need to stop. Now you should go and I have to get help.” The lie tasted bitter on her tongue.
His face fell as she said it, however untrue it might have been. She could see him fighting the words that were bubbling to his lips.
“Right. Thanks for that.” His eyes met hers, anger and frustration plain. “I guess you’ve put me in my place. I’ll let you alone then. Goodbye, Grace.”
RJS: Awesome. I love it. Below are the links to connect with Kim: