AUTHOR NAME: Janet Nissenson
BOOK GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION DATE: June 17, 2014
PRINT LENGTH: 475 pages
AVAILABLE FORMATS: e-book
British hotelier Ian Gregson had it all – wealth, good looks, power, and a share in his family’s worldwide, multi-billion dollar luxury hotel chain. His very name was synonymous with sophistication and elegance, and any woman he wanted could be his with just a look. But the only woman he truly desired was strictly forbidden to him for too many reasons to count.
Tessa Lockwood was young, beautiful, and lonely, despite the fact that she was a married woman. Her life had not been an easy one, and the extravagant world she caught glimpses of as an employee of the Gregson Hotel Group was far beyond anything she could ever dream of. She could no more imagine herself ensconced in that sort of luxurious lifestyle than she could attracting the attention of her handsome, debonair boss.
Ian and Tessa secretly long for each other from afar, never daring to reveal their forbidden attraction to the other, until circumstances bring them together in a very unexpected way. And from that point on, nothing will stand in Ian’s way to finally make her his.
AUTHOR’S NOTE – despite what you might be thinking at this point, there is NO cheating in this story – just an incredibly romantic hero who will make you swoon with the way in which he sweeps the heroine off her feet!
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 8, 2013
Print Length: 361 pages
Was meeting again an unfortunate twist of fate? Or was it just serendipity?
Julia McKinnon was convinced she’d found the one – the man of her dreams, the most seductive, experienced lover she’d ever known – and the night they’d spent together in New York was the stuff erotic fantasies were spun from. But with the dawn of a new day came only heartache and betrayal, and her dreams were snuffed out like so much fairy dust.
Nathan Atwood felt like the lowest sort of life form after seducing the incredibly beautiful girl he met in New York, only to break her tender heart with the confession that he was already involved with someone else. Leaving Julia was the hardest thing he’d ever done, and the memory of their passionate night together haunted his dreams for months afterwards.
Now fate has brought them together again, and they are forced to work alongside each other. Will Julia be able to put aside the feelings she still has for her handsome boss and forge a new life for herself in San Francisco? And how long will Nathan be able to resist the gorgeous woman he’s never really stopped thinking about or wanting?
Character Name: Tessa Lockwood
Character Bio: 24 years old; born in Savannah, GA but grew up in the Southwest, currently lives in San Francisco; attended community college in Tucson, AZ where I completed a certification program in business office technology; currently employed by the Gregson Hotel Group as an administrative assistant reporting to the Managing Director.
Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?
My worst quality is probably my shyness, and how hard it is for me to make friends. My best quality is my work ethic and loyalty to the people in my life.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
That the reason I’m so shy and that it’s hard for me to make friends is because I was forced to move around a lot growing up, and never stayed in one place for very long.
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
After my mother died when I was sixteen, I lived in my car for several months rather than go into foster care.
What are you most afraid of?
Becoming like my mother who suffered from bipolar disorder.
What do you want more than anything?
A family and the sense of belonging.
What is your relationship status?
Married to Peter who is my best friend but sexually things are messed up.
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
I’m always looking for bargains – aka “the look for less” – since money is tight, but I love pretty clothes. For work I’m expected to dress on the conservative side, on weekends I live in yoga pants and jeans.
How much of a rebel are you?
Not at all. In order to stay below the radar as a teenager I made sure to always play by the rules, and that’s pretty much carried over into my twenties.
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
Pulling myself out of homelessness and poverty and getting the education I needed to get a good job.
What is your idea of happiness?
A loving family, including a husband and children.
What is your current state of mind?
Content with life in general but wishing my relationship with my husband was in a better place.
What is your most treasured possession?
The one remaining photo I have of my mother.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Probably my hair since it’s long and blonde.
What is it that you, most dislike?
Which living person do you, most despise?
There’s a manager at my office – Jason Baldwin – who creeps me out and is always trying to hit on me, despite the fact that both of us are married.
What is your greatest regret?
That I ran out of time to help my mother try to get better.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
Jean Valjean from Les Miserables for overcoming all the hardships in his life and making something of himself.
Which living person do you most admire?
My boss, Mr. Gregson. He works harder than anyone I’ve ever known and doesn’t slack off just because his family owns this company.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I wish it wasn’t so hard for me to make friends and talk to people, so I guess my shyness.
What is your motto?
Find something to be happy about every day.
Janet is a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently resides on the northern California coast with her husband Steve and Golden Retriever Max. She worked for more than two decades in the financial services industry before turning her focus to producing running events. She is a former long-distance runner, current avid yoga practitioner, is addicted to Pinterest, likes to travel and read. She has been writing for more than three decades, with her first e-book Serendipity published in December 2013. Splendor is book two of six in the Inevitable series, each book a standalone with no cliffhangers.
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