Blurb Tour and Giveaway - Cosmetic Heart by Kathy Bosman
By: Kathy Bosman
Released July 29th, 2013
for a top South African magazine as the make-up artist, but writes articles on
the quiet. When the chief editor, Daniel, asks for her help in posing as his
ex-fiancée to save face with his family, Lisa agrees, hoping to obtain a
promotion in return. She doesn’t expect to fall for the handsome editor nor to
fit in with his family who love her unconditionally. But Lisa has more secrets,
and she doesn’t believe in love and family. After Daniel finds out her secrets,
will his forgiveness and determination be enough to cut through all the layers
Lisa has put over her heart?
Thursday, the 30th December, and Dan was rounding off some edits on an article
for the February magazine. Kate, the feature editor, needed to come up with
something more unique next time. It was too late to change the piece now —
okay, maybe he was too tired to bother, and he had the next week to get through.
He would worry about her story once the reunion was over.
hadn’t had her hairdo. Would they have to lie about her drastically changing
her hairstyle to outdated and unsuitable?
She was proving to be quite interesting though. He’d rummaged through the bag
of presents she’d wrapped and left in his office this afternoon before she
knocked off. They were beautifully decorated with ribbons and cards, written
neatly in her curly handwriting style. He’d opened the one card and read it, astounded
at how she’d written the verse to a poem before a quick “happy Christmas” wish.
The woman was into detail. Maybe his family would approve for once. They’d have
to get used to the idea that the relationship would end eventually though.
knocked on his office door. Lisa, at last.
“Come in. I
thought you were finished work hours ago.”
at him and then propped her hands on her hips. “So?” She gave a sigh — loud and
raspy. “Typical male!”
“You had it done finally. Looks great!” Looks more than great. Wow, transformation.
Her smile was genuine and soft. That was the first time he caught a glimpse
into the real Lisa. Maybe she was starting to thaw. Finally.
get that employee-boss look in your eyes. Try to relax and pretend that we
actually belong together.” He took her by her stiff shoulders and pulled her
into a hug.
hugging a statue,” he whispered into her ear. Her soft hair brushed against his
tongue. He pulled the strands away gently with his finger and accidentally
touched her cheek with his lip.
out of his grasp. “I don’t know if I can do this.”
her neck around frantically at the doorway.
not a hug, let’s try a kiss.”
ever been kissed before?”
You have to grin and bear it. I can’t be that bad.” He reached for her hands,
pulled her close and pressed his lips to hers. Sweetness flooded his being,
spearing right into his inner core. What was inside this girl’s being that
surged into his?
her lips were unresponsive, he kissed her further. Then he pressed her chest
against his. For a moment she stiffened, and then she relaxed, obviously
realising there was no way out and she had to play along with it. But he wasn’t
playing anymore. This was for real. He wouldn’t tell her that though. That
would make her run a mile.
away and turned around, wiping her mouth with her hands.
get going now. I’ll see you in the morning.” Her voice was shivery.
her back to him still.
She was out
the door without showing her face once. The back of her head was gorgeous. That
hairdo did something to her whole demeanour. If only it would warm her up to
him a little.
reading and writing from early childhood, but her dream to write books was put
aside until her kids were small, and she had little mental stimulation. The
writing became a passion as well as her love for romance. She hasn’t looked
back since writing her first romance novel in 2007. She homeschools her three
children so in between deciphering algebraic problems for her teenage son (with
little success), conducting science experiments, and tackling piles of laundry
and dishes, she miraculously finds time to write books and read many others for