by Elise Alden
Once-famous singer Anjuli Carver has returned to tiny Heaverlock Village alone and nearly broke. She’s poured every last penny into a rambling Victorian manor, hoping to start over. Trouble is, her money pit is falling to pieces and the only restoration architect for miles is Rob Douglas…her ex-fiancé.
For eight years, Rob has regretted not telling Anjuli why he never answered her letters. Being left at the altar broke his heart, but being used for sex one night in London after the fact nearly drove him to the edge of sanity, and he’ll be damned if he allows Anjuli to wreak havoc on his life again. He’ll restore her manor, all right, and give her taste of her own medicine while he’s at it.
But how long can revenge last when memories of their shared past keep rushing to the surface?
Soon, Rob wants answers. Why did Anjuli leave the international spotlight to become a recluse in the Scottish Borderlands? And why does she refuse to sing? Anjuli wants nothing more than to be left alone with her grief, even as she struggles to keep her sexy fantasies about Rob in check. With gossipy villagers, interfering friends and more secrets between them than notes on a scale, Anjuli and Rob will need to find forgiveness in order to work together, then decide if they’re willing to risk it all on an encore performance.
Learn a little about the author:
Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who?
When I was a child I used to wish I was a boy. My mother refused to allow me to cut my long hair so one day I took a scissors and did it myself. I wore scruffy jeans or trousers, played sports and ran around, wild. I didn’t want to dress up Barbie or pretend I was a princess in a castle. I fantasised about battling knights or meeting aliens, zooming off to different worlds on wild adventures. My mother despaired that my best friend was mischievous boy, and we did fun things like camp outs and hiking. These days my best friend is also a ‘mischievous boy’—my husband and my lover. But, oh, am I glad I’m a woman.
What are you working on right now?
I’m writing a new adult romance, provisionally titled Clueless, about a twenty year old American girl who takes her sister’s place as the new nanny to a millionaire family in London. She’s never been abroad, never worked with children and certainly never impersonated her mature, responsible sister! The family isn’t all that they seem, and neither is their bodyguard, and she’s soon biting on more than she can chew—in more ways than one. There’s humour, intrigue and of course, sexy times!
I’m also outlining the next novel in my Scottish Borders series. This book follows Rob’s twin, Ben, as he battles his demons—and his overwhelming attraction to the unlikeliest of heroines. Straight-talking glass blower Sage Mastel isn’t about to fall for a policeman with a vendetta against a local drug ring. Most of the pieces in her new exhibition are the same shade of his steely blue eyes because, well, she likes that colour.
Elise reads, writes and revels in romance, and is never happier than when caught up in a heart-thumping, sweat-your-socks-off tale—hers or somebody else’s. She loves creating stories about flawed characters, people for whom love isn’t simply a question of boy-meets-girl, but a gut wrenching journey of transformation.
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