I'm helping Australian romance author Cynthia Terelst celebrate the release of her newest book, TAKING THE BULL BY THE HORNS. It releases today, July 31, 2023. Best of luck with this book, Cynthia!Blurb:
Love can heal the scars on your heart
So what if I’ve gone through four nannies in three short years? I know what’s best for my children and it’s not the nanny my mother and ex-wife have hired.
Peyton may be all kinds of beautiful but she is totally unsuitable—city girl, former doctor and no experience.
Problem is, everybody loves her. I don’t want to feel the same; one failure at love is enough. Besides, I have a duty to my family and the farm.
Except the more I spend time with her, the more I’m drawn to her honesty and bravery. I need to remember, a farm is no place for a woman like Peyton; she will not stay.
After an accident put an end to my surgical career, I jumped at the opportunity to be a nanny. Moving to Australia will get me away from my controlling family. It’s time I start making my own decisions.
But falling for my boss is not the wisest one I could make, even if it feels right. It doesn’t hurt that his singing makes my panties melt.
Everything is perfect—I feel heard and seen for the first time (and I don’t just mean my scars).
I’m where I belong…until my family get involved. Then I’m left with no job and no home.
Now I need to make the biggest decision of all—stand up to my family, choose my happy and fight for love.
“Peyton.” Lachlan’s voice aroused me from my sleep. I forced my eyes open. I was lying on the couch. Where were the kids? Lachlan reached out for the remote and turned the TV off. I must have fallen asleep during the movie.
“It’s time for bed,” he said.
I didn’t want to move. My eyes were awake, but the rest of my body was in slumberland. My eyes wanted to follow.
“Do I need to carry you to bed like the kids?”
I let out a soft laugh. “I’m quite a lot heavier than a child.”
“You don’t think I could?”
Before I could swing my legs around to sit up, Lachlan had lifted me from the couch. I yelped. Then to help him with my weight, I wrapped my arms around his shoulders. I breathed in grass and man. Good man, not just aftershave and cleanliness. Earth and strength.
I melded into him, swaying with every step he took. Being in his strong arms, I felt secure. I shouldn’t feel like this. But I didn’t try to jump out of his arms. What was I doing?
“Show off,” I mumbled against his shoulder.
“Just proving you wrong.”
He walked into my room and made his way to my bed.
“Is it wrong to like you?” I asked. My heart beat fast in my chest. Would he think I was stupid?
He lay me down on the bed. His face was shadowed. Was he going to answer?
“No, it’s not wrong.”
He bent down and kissed my temple softly.
Oh, the sweetness of it. I sighed. My eyes closed as my body floated in bliss.
“I like you too.”
Was I dreaming?
I opened my eyes. He was gone.
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Cynthia Terelst is an Australian author based in regional Queensland, where the sun shines 283 days a year. She is a document controls manager by day and a writer by night. Her contemporary romance novels share a little bit of history, some Australian scenery and a whole lotta love. Cynthia does not shy away from difficult topics, as she feels they should not be ignored.
Terelst has published seven books in her Love Down Under Series and has added short stories to multiple anthologies. She refers to her writing style as heat with heart. Her stories will leave you feeling warm and hopeful.
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