Thursday, June 16, 2011

My New Cover!

I'm thrilled to show you the cover for my upcoming book "The Girl Most Likely" which will be part of the Class of '85 series from The Wild Rose Press.  Here's a blurb and an excerpt:

Cara McLeod, the girl most likely to have the perfect marriage, is now divorced and, in her own words, “fat, frumpy, and over forty.” The thought of facing former classmates—and the ex-husband who dumped her—at her high school reunion terrifies her. Cajoled into attending by her kids and her best friend, Cara enlists help at the gym to lose weight and look great for the reunion. Personal Trainer Finn Cooper is more than willing to help—but does he have to be so to-die-for gorgeous?
Finn thinks Cara is perfect just the way she is. She’s everything he wants in a woman, except for one thing—she can’t get past the fact that he's eight years younger. To Finn, age and weight are just numbers. But can he convince Cara the numbers she worries about add up to only one thing for him—love?


He chuckled. “Jessica better watch her back. You could give her a run for her money.”

He heard Cara’s throaty laugh, and various parts of his anatomy tingled in response. “Yes, that’s my evil plan. Take over Rochester Noon, then the world.”

“If you set your mind to it, I’m sure you could do it.”

“Thanks Finn.”

“For what?”

“For believing in me.”

“Are you going to be okay now?”

“Yes, I’m fine. Thanks to you.”

He wanted so badly to tell her he loved her, adored her, thought she was the most amazing woman in the world. But fear stopped him. Was she truly over her ex-husband? Why else would losing weight for the reunion be so important to her if not to impress Peter?

“I’ve got to run. Thanks again. I’ll talk to you later at my condo, right?”

“Absolutely. I can hardly wait to hear about your big TV debut. Break a leg. Isn’t that what they say in show biz?”

She laughed. “Yeah, that’s what they say. Bye.”

Finn replaced the receiver and closed his eyes. He hoped everything went well with this interview. Cara deserved to realize how amazing she was.
If she did come to that realization, would there still be room in her life for him?

So, no release date as yet, but I'm getting close to finding out. I can hardly wait. Yay!


  1. Love the cover, Jana! It's perfect!

  2. Thanks Karyn! Getting a new cover is always so exciting.

  3. Oh, I love that cover! I love to put a face to characters I feel like I know. I'll never, ever forget the kiss scene from the retreat. Can't wait to read the whole thing!

  4. Hi Joanne,
    Glad you like the cover. It's funny when you write the story you have an idea of what your characters look like. These two are different from that picture in my mind, but I'm warming up to them.

    I'm surprised you remember that first kiss scene! I hope you like the book. I'm waiting with baited breath for yours too!


  5. Gorgeous cover! Many great sales to you!


  6. Thanks Sharon! From your lips to God's ears.