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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

"The Dream Groom" by Taylor Hart

EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
The Dream Groom
(Texas Titan Romances)
by Taylor Hart

The Dream Groom (Texas Titan Romances) by Taylor Hart

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This book blast and giveaway is brought to you by I Am A Reader as part of the Romance is in the Air promotion.


Description
Scar Walker, professional football player and ex Navy Seal, only wanted to focus on getting his gym built for military vets while he was in San Diego. He didn’t want to take crap from his brother, he didn’t want to deal with a lippy waitress, and he really didn’t want random people calling him on the phone.
Shayla Castle came to San Diego to finally live out her childhood dream. When she accidentally calls the mysterious phone number left on her table while waitressing, she never anticipated it would be the handsome jerkface soldier who chewed her out that morning. It confuses her even more when the same jerkface shows up the next night and saves her from an attacker.
She never would have imagined she and soldier boy would start talking every night and she really never imagined he would convince her to let him do her bucket list together. After a hike at Torrey Pines, a helicopter ride, and surfing at Oceanside ... she finds she just might be falling for this soldier boy.
When things get heated, she’s left with a choice - let go of the past or lose a new dream she was just starting to discover.

Excerpt
“What are you doing?” His words were stilted, and his discomfort made her relax more.
“I’m arguing the merits or justification that Juliet had for killing herself when she thought Romeo was dead.”
For a beat, he didn’t answer, like he was weighing his response on his tongue. “She was stupid. Plain and simple. Life is precious. Killing herself was a huge waste.”
Shayla disagreed. “She was in love. She was heartbroken.”
He barked out a laugh. “Life is worth more than love. She was reckless. She was too young to be messing around with a thug like Romeo. He shouldn’t have married her in the middle of the night. He would have gotten his throat cut if her father had known. That’s why he did it in the cloak of darkness.”
That was a valid argument, actually. She smiled. “Cloak of darkness, really? Should I put that in my paper?”
“Hey, I won’t complain if you feel the need to quote me.” His voice had gone husky.
Intrigued, she pushed aside her laptop and leaned against the back of her bed, thinking how this was getting interesting. “Why can’t you tell me about the scar now?”
He sighed. “You have no filter, do you, Kansas?”
The way he said “Kansas” sounded so good. Feeling a bit bad, she shook her head. “I’m sorry.”
“It’s fine. Seriously, another night. Let’s talk about your paper.”
“Sure.” She went back to the topic, even though she really wanted to know now. “Juliet had pledged her dying love to Romeo. Juliet trusted Romeo.”
“Still stupid and childish.”
“Was it? Because by Romeo’s actions we see that Romeo loved and trusted Juliet. He didn’t let it stand. She didn’t die by herself. He died too.”
He grunted. “So sacrifice for love is always worth it?”
“Always,” she said softly, feeling more convinced as she said it. “That’s why it was pretty awesome you jumped in to help me even though I don’t deserve it and you didn’t know me.”
“But I didn’t love you,” Scar pointed out. He said it so bluntly, she was thrown off balance. “I jumped in because I believe in humanity, goodness, honor, and duty.”
She found herself liking this man. A lot. “Love of country before love of self.”
“You do what’s right because it’s the right thing to do,” he said. “I had SEAL guys who proved that to me. Over and over.”
Her respect for him went up a notch. “You’re a SEAL?”
He cleared his throat. “Was. Got shot. Discharged with honors. I had the option of being regular military but turned it down.”
“What do you do currently?”
“Play football for the Texas Titans.”
This was unreal. She wasn’t really into football, but Jason had loved the Titans. “You play professional football?”
He scoffed. “I pretty much just get throttled most of the time. I’m on the practice team.”
She considered what SEALs did, then tried to imagine what it was like on the practice team. “So you’re obviously masochistic.”
He laughed.
“What are you doing in San Diego?”
He cleared his throat. “I’m actually in San Diego for three to four weeks working on a project to design a facility for military vets. It’s a program that focuses on helping vets through sparring. There will also be counselors to help them and a coffee shop where they can hang out. No one would show up just to be psychoanalyzed, but if we can get them in for sparring and socializing, we can really help the ones who need it.”
She cleared her throat. “I have to admit I’m a bit intimidated by you.”
“No,” he said, sounding shocked. “Don’t be.”
“How old are you?” she blurted, regretting the words as soon as they tumbled out. “Sorry, the no filter thing.” She cringed, knowing she sounded like an idiot and was grateful for the distance of the telephone while talking to him.
“Ah, you’re breaking my heart already, Shayla.”
Her heart rate kicked up a notch. Was he going to answer the question?
“I’m twenty-eight,” he said. “How old are you?”
“Twenty-one.”
He sighed. “Is that okay with you?”
Feeling uncertain, she said, “Yeah, that’s fine. I mean, whatever. It’s not like we’re dating or anything.”
He chuckled, a wonderful sound. “That dispels any intentions I had.”
Butterflies rushed through her and she knew she’d be blushing. Checking the time, she saw it was almost eleven-thirty. “I gotta go. Paper is due by midnight, and I still have to finish it.”
“Okay,” he said. “Can we talk tomorrow?”
Happiness surged through her. She pushed it away, not wanting to think it meant anything. He was way too old for her. “Sure.”
“Well, then, I’ll talk to you tomorrow.”
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Praise for the Book
“A sweet, fast, love story and an Adonis hero. Yumm!” ~ Teya Peck
“My favorite of the Titan romances so far! Who can resist the nicknames, the code words, the bucket list, or the pillow talk?” ~ TerryG
“Scar is simply a hero through and through. He may be my favorite hero of all time.” ~ Cami
“Scar and Shayla were fabulous together! I loved the fireworks that sparked when they met. Scar was tough on the outside with a heart of gold. Don’t miss this fast-paced, romantic story!” ~ Jennifer Yougblood

About the Author
Taylor Hart
Taylor Hart has always been drawn to a good love triangle, hot chocolate and long conversations with new friends. Writing has always been a passion that has consumed her dreams and forced her to sit in a trance for long hours, completely obsessed with people that don’t really exist. Taylor would have been a country star if she could have carried a tune - maybe in the next life.






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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

12 Days of Clean Romance - Day 2 featuring Taylor Hart

EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
12 Days of Clean Romance - Day 2
featuring Taylor Hart

12 Days of Clean Romance - Day 2 featuring Taylor Hart

For Day 2 of our 12 Days of Clean Romance, we're featuring author Taylor Hart.
This promotion is hosted by Kathy from I Am A Reader and features 12 of her favorite authors, whose books you can trust to be clean, fun, and 100% worth reading!


The Christmas Groom
(A Bachelor Billionaire Romance)
by Taylor Hart



Description
Nathan Pennington, aka billionaire attorney, had only one idea on his mind the week before Christmas ... forget about the past year and enjoy the beautiful Park City ski slopes. His plan was working, until some annoying ski bunny sprayed snow in his face. Her rudeness wasn’t something he could let slide. Nathan chases the woman down the hill intent on chewing her out, but when face-to-face, he’s struck by the vulnerability and anger in her eyes.
Storm Goodman has heard every weather joke in the book - and she’s not in the mood for another. Lately her life has lived up to her name. After a year of personal setbacks in her skiing career and her grandfather passing, she thought the worst of it was over until Four days before Christmas her lawyer tells her she can’t inherit the ranch her grandfather left her - unless she’s married by noon on Christmas day. Good thing she has a guy to marry - too bad he’s also the same guy who cheated on her last year. She’ll have to put up with him if she wants to keep the land from being turned over to the BLM.
When a mysterious guy shows up, chewing her out for spraying snow on him, she never would have imagined she’d end up on a date with him. Or kiss him! Why does her life have such rotten timing? After night skiing, soaking in the hot tub, and dancing at an old folk’s home, Storm begins to wonder if she can really go through with the marriage to her ex.
Now she and Nathan are faced with a choice - walk away or let the timing of love sync up once and for all.

Excerpt
“So don’t stand here and give me life lessons, okay? When people like you already have their millions, they can say anything they want.”
He decided not to correct her statement by informing her he was a billionaire. Instead, he turned for the tent opening.
She sighed. “I’m sorry. Look, it’s just been one of those days, okay?”
He turned back.
She shook her head and reached for another coat, letting out a derisive laugh. “It’s kinda been one of those years to tell you the truth.”
He paused and then moved back, offering his hand. “Let’s start over. I’m Nathan.”
Letting out a puff of air, she looked at his hand, but shook her head.
“Really, let’s start over. I’m Nathan.” He insisted.
“You’re not going to leave until I give you my name, are you?”
He had to smile at her brashness, her sarcasm with a bit of pissed off sprinkled in. Every woman he’d dated for the past few years had been the political type—polished, schooled in the right topics, dressed in the right clothes, and they always said the right things. This woman was refreshing. “Nope, not gonna leave without a name.”
Shaking his hand, she gave him a little smile. “I’m Storm.”
Oh yeah, that fit her.
She pulled back. “And I’m not in the mood for weather jokes, okay? My mother grew up here and was fascinated by the storms that blew through.”
The information interested him, but he didn’t push her. “Nice to meet you.”
She studied him for a moment before grinning. “Man, that’s a practiced smile.” Cocking her head to the side, she lifted an eyebrow. “Completely fake.”
Finding all thoughts of aches and pains and hunger gone, he realized he wanted to know more about her. “Really?”
“Completely.”
“How do you know?”
She gestured to him. “’Cause I’ve been talking to you, and I’ve seen the real one.” She stuck her chin out. “When you were teasing me. Now it looks like you’re running for president.”
Thoughts of his father flashed through his mind. His gut twisted, and he felt himself wincing.
“I’m sorry.” She was giving him an intense look.
He quickly changed the subject. “Tell me about this bad day or year.”
A derisive laugh escaped her as she opened another bin and loaded more merchandise into it. “Ah, no. It’s … complicated.”
Taking a chance, he put his bag of stuff down and moved next to her, folding one of the coats the way she was doing.
She shook her head, but kept packing. “Now you’re helping me?”
“Why not?” He leaned over the table and put it neatly in her bin. Then he reached for another. “It’s the Christmas spirit, right?”
Lifting her eyebrows, she put another coat in the bin and closed it. “So you’re a Mr. Do-Gooder, are you?”
He was the completely opposite kind of guy, and he knew it, but he just grinned and said, “Yep, that’s me.”

Praise for the Book
"I’m a big fan of the Bachelor Billionaire Romance Series. I read it all in one day and loved every word! Park City is one of my favorite places, and I loved the spunky interaction between Nathan and Storm. I highly recommend. It’s the perfect book to read this Christmas!" ~ Jennifer Youngblood
"This was another Billionaire success! The characters were fun, the location was awesome and I loved that it was a clean romance." ~ Donna C.
"What a sweet romantic Christmas story." ~ Cee Reader
"I really enjoyed this book. The characters were fun and developed along the way. [...] The plot is a good one and so is the ending!" ~ MissyP
"I really loved this story, it was so much fun to read. [...] I would highly recommend this book to everyone who loves a good, clean romance story that warms your hearts and souls." ~ Cindy F.

About the Author
Taylor Hart
Taylor Hart has always been drawn to a good love triangle, hot chocolate and long conversations with new friends. Writing has always been a passion that has consumed her dreams and forced her to sit in a trance for long hours, completely obsessed with people that don’t really exist. Taylor would have been a country star if she could have carried a tune - maybe in the next life.






Giveaway
Enter the blast-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash.


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Also by this Author
Nathan’s story’s is a stand alone book. But, there’s more other fun bachelor billionaires who have already fallen in love. If you wanted to read Bachelor Billionaire Romances in order it would go like this:

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