To cheer up my Monday – and yours, too, hopefully – I’ve taken to sharing a short moment from one of my books.
Today, it is a scene from Mita and Tanay’s first meeting. Their story starts in Mauritius, but it takes them to India where a lot of the dramatic action takes place.
Mita took another appreciative sip of the wine and looked up, over the rim of her goblet, straight into a pair of sardonic eyes. The eyes, in a dark, bearded face, stared her down from across the room, one eyebrow arched in amusement; or was it disdain?
Irked for some reason, she raised her own eyebrow at him, although she was more in the mood to frown and turn away. The stranger held up a glass of amber liquid in a toast, and something in his expression wasn’t very polite. He made no move towards her and that in itself was rude, almost insolent.
Mita’s chin went up and it was unfortunate that she had a generous quantity of alcohol in her mouth. She coughed as some of it went done the wrong way.
Spluttering, haughty poise forgotten, she whirled about, her face pink with embarrassment.
Drat the man, whoever he was!
She was sure she had never met him before – yet, he had deliberately sought her out across a crowded room. And he hadn’t behaved as though he liked her very much.
Who was that man with the strangely compelling, ebony eyes, and why didn’t he like her?
Here’s the Blurb
Mita Ramphul is single and fancy-free – and she wants to stay that way for the foreseeable future. Living and working on the idyllic island of Mauritius is the stuff dreams are made of – until she bumps into a man who threatens to destroy it all.
Tanay Devkumar is cynical and shuttered – events in his past have cast a long and deep shadow. Convinced that Mita Ramphul represents a threat to his sister’s happiness, he seeks her out, determined to block her nefarious plans.
They meet in circumstances that can only be described as hostile – suspicions abound and resentments flare on both sides, even as attraction simmers beneath the surface. A series of disastrous events follow and they are compelled to pretend that they are in love and wish to marry.
It is meant to be a temporary engagement – but will Mita be able to resist her fake fiancé or will his scorching kisses make her yearn for something more permanent?
Take One Fake Fiancé is a refurbished, revamped, remodeled, updated version of “Scorched by His Fire” which was published by Harlequin/Mills and Boon in 2014.
It is FREE on Kindle Unlimited
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See you next week. Take great care of yourselves and of the people (and non-people) you love!