Monday, February 8, 2016
Spotlight and Giveaway The Lesson by Bella D’Amato
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Super heroes LLC
Date of Publication: February 7th, 2016
Number of pages: 126
Word Count: 42,867
Sweet as pie and sexy as hell, Bianca Russo cares more about finishing her degree and taking care of her grandfather than anything else.
Then she meets Mason Freeman. A smoking hot bad boy with caramel eyes and a devil-may-care attitude, he seduces Bianca with one look. Before long, they’re head over heels for each other.
But loving Mason means a lot of complications: his casual disregard for money, his rich and powerful family, his inability to take charge of his life. And when tragedy strikes, everything comes crashing down around them.
Six years later, Bianca’s career is taking off and a new man is making her question her single status when an unexpected Facebook message sets her world spinning.
Mason is back in town and he’s determined to prove to Bianca he’s learned his lesson and win her back.
But is she ready for him? Bianca fear overwhelms her, and she soon realizes she has her own love lessons to learn.
Can Bianca forgive Mason? Or is their great love a thing of the past?
Freeman? She thought wildly. As in Freeman Industries?
Oh, yeah, the voice inside her mocked. You are definitely in over your head.
He frowned as he took in her expression. “You finally put two and two together, didn’t you?” he asked, then continued without waiting for a reply. “Yes, those Freeman’s. Freeman Lumber, Freeman Technology, Freeman Financial, Freeman Library, blah, blah, blah. My father has a finger in practically every pie in the city.” He screeched around a corner, pulling into the parking garage of The Matisse, a luxury apartment complex Bianca had never set foot in.
Bianca stared at Mason, his face grim as he drove through the garage, finally pulling into a reserved spot. Why does he seem so upset? She wondered. He was so playful just a few minutes ago.
Because he thinks you want him for his money, the voice told her. I bet every girl he’s ever met has thrown themselves at him. And even you have to admit, the money makes him a helluva lot more attractive than he was thirty seconds ago.
No, she insisted. I thought he was handsome before. If anything, the money makes me uncomfortable.
Hmph, the voice replied doubtfully. Maybe so, but he doesn’t know that.
Well, I guess I’ll have to prove it to him, she answered stubbornly.
Mason hopped out of the car and came around to open her door, and as she stared up at him, she found she wanted to comfort him. “It must feel like an impossible standard to live up to. Your father, that is” she explained as she took his hand and climbed out of the car. “And very difficult to live in his shadow. So hard to be yourself, especially if what you want from life differs from what he expects. I think I would want to run away, get out into the world by myself. Get away from this town where everyone knew my name and find my own way. Sink or swim, you know? Leave all that other stuff behind.”
She looked up to find him standing too close, his eyes widening as he studied her face. “That’s exactly how I feel.”
“You probably feel like changing your name sometimes,” she continued as she stared up at him.
“Yes,” he agreed, his face softening as he studied her. “It’s like I can’t break free from this idea of who and what I’m supposed to be.” He reached up and moved her hair away from her face and her eyes dropped to his lips.
He’s going to kiss me …
“Yes I am,” he said.
“What?” she managed. Barely.
“You were wondering if I was going to kiss you. And the answer is yes, I am,” he answered in a whisper, just before his lips swooped down to capture hers.
About the Author:
Bella D’Amato lives in a picturesque little cottage on the shores of Coeur d’Alene Lake in idyllic Coeur d’Alene Idaho. She grew up mere blocks away from the lake, and never could bear the thought of leaving. She shares her home with two loyal tabby cats, Peaches and Cream.
When Bella isn’t writing, she’s usually indulging in her second favorite hobby, photography, although she mostly takes pictures of her cats. She also likes to tend her garden, create culinary vegetarian masterpieces, and read. Of course, her favorite genre is romance! In the summer she spends as much time at the beach as possible, but since the Pacific Northwest is known for its winters, she also skis as much as possible during the snowy months.
Being a natural born lover, Bella dreams of the day she meets her Mr. Right. In the meantime, she enjoys the single life as much as possible.
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