Saturday, December 21, 2019

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Can't Buy Me Love (Sinclair Sisters Trilogy #3) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson


Title: Can’t Buy Me Love
Series: Sinclair Sisters Trilogy #3
Author: Janet Elizabeth Henderson
Publication Date: December 25th 2019
Print Length: 259 pages
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance
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Three awesome series meet in one explosive book!

It turned out hell was a small town in the Scottish Highlands. Oh, sure, the locals called it Invertary, but Agnes Sinclair knew better—the town even had an old woman everyone called Satan. If that wasn’t a sign she was in hell, she didn’t know what was. All Agnes had ever wanted was to get out of Scotland, and now she was stuck there with no escape. And all because of one teeny, tiny incident (he totally deserved it!) that got her blacklisted in the hotel industry. Now, her only career option is managing a hotel owned by a guy who looks like Disco Santa, in a town where everyone marched to their own damn beat. And, as if being trapped in hell wasn’t bad enough, a spate of thefts at the hotel makes the owner call in a member of Benson Security to help her get to the bottom of them. Agnes doesn’t need help. She especially doesn’t need it from a sexy single father whose every breath tempts her to reevaluate what she wants out of life. A man who makes her wonder if Invertary is where she truly belongs.

***This is a full length, standalone romance with an HEA***

**It includes characters from the Invertary (Scottish Highlands) series and the Benson Security Series**

*You don’t need to have read any other books in any series to enjoy this one!*

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EXCERPT:
After an explosive first kiss, Agnes tries to put some distance between her and Logan. She doesn’t want to start something with a single father when she doesn’t plan to stay in Scotland. Unfortunately for her, Logan has other ideas…
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A few short, restless hours after leaving the hotel, Logan found himself walking back through the front door while wondering what the hell he was going to say to Agnes. He was a father, and his kids lived with him. There wasn’t a whole helluva lot he could, or would want to, do about that. It didn’t mean things had to end between them. People with kids dated every day, and he just had to get to the bottom of why Agnes had reacted so badly when she discovered he was a father.

“Morning, Bernadette,” he called to the young woman behind the hotel reception desk.

Barely nineteen, the girl was more interested in the makeup tutorials she did for her YouTube channel than anything else.

“Good morning, sir, how may I help you?” she asked woodenly.

“Are you okay?” Normally she shouted, ‘Wassup?’ at him.

She glanced behind her toward the open door to Agnes’ office and shook her head. “She’s in a bad mood,” she hissed.

“Well, she can take it out on me.” He headed toward the open door.

Bernadette grabbed his arm with a look in her eye that said she was on the verge of hysteria. “Maybe you should come back later, like once the full moon has passed. I hear it affects her.”

It was hard not to grin. “I think I can cope with your boss.” He patted her hand before striding through the door.

Agnes sat behind one of two desks, poring over a pile of receipts. She looked up at him, her face such a picture of professional disinterest that you would never have guessed they’d kissed only hours earlier.

“You’ll be glad to hear I solved the food thefts,” she said. “Which means we can strike that off our list. It seems everyone staying in the hotel knows the code to the kitchen. I’ve changed it, so there shouldn’t be any more missing food. Unfortunately, there’s still the missing everything else to deal with. I’ll call if anything else is stolen or if the cameras show something new.”

With a polite smile, she returned to her work. He’d been dismissed.

Ignoring the dismissal, Logan closed the door behind him and sat in one of the guest chairs. “Are we going to talk about last night?”

Something flickered in her eyes before they turned cold again. “There’s nothing to talk about. We got carried away, and it won’t happen again.”

“I’m not so sure about that.” Chemistry like that was pretty hard to resist.

“Look, Logan.” She put her clasped hands on the desk in front of her. “I had a lovely time last night, but I don’t want to start something that can’t go anywhere. I’m only in Invertary for a short amount of time and trust me when I say that I have no intention of staying here. A relationship with me is a dead end.”

He scratched his head. “So you’re saying it isn’t even worth seeing if there’s something between us because you’re leaving anyway?”

“Exactly.” She beamed at him like he was a not-too-bright child.

He motioned between them. “What if this thing has the potential to be something great?”

“There is no ‘this thing.’ There was a kiss. That was it.”

“A pretty spectacular kiss.”

“I’m flattered you think so.”

“You’re flattered?” Was she saying it had been crap for her?

“I have it on good authority that the male ego is a fragile thing, so let’s not get into this.” She stood, walked over to the door, and opened it for him. “I’d be happy to have the camera feeds go to your phone too. It would be a relief to have someone else monitor them. Just give your number to Bernadette, and I’ll get that set up.”

“The camera feeds work over localized WIFI, even with the app you’d only be able to see the feed if you were in the hotel.”

Her smile was frighteningly cold. “In that case, I’ll call if I need you.”

Logan had no other option but to leave. As he passed her, he paused. “That kiss was damn amazing, and you know it.” “Have a nice day,” she said before the door closed with him on the wrong side of it.

Logan stared at the door for a minute before turning to a fascinated Bernadette. “I don’t even know what happened in there.”

“She has that effect on everyone. It’s spooky. I’ve been having these weird random pains since she started working here. I searched her office, just in case there was a doll that looked like me that she was using as a pincushion. Nothing turned up. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. I just need to look harder.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Janet is a Scot who moved to New Zealand fifteen years ago. Among other things, she’s been an artist, a teacher, a security guard at a castle, a magazine editor, and a cleaner in a drop in center for drug addicts (NOT the best job!). She now writes full-time and is working on her 19th book. Her books have won several awards, including the Daphne du Maurier award for excellence in mystery and suspense. When she isn’t living in her head, she raises two kids, one husband, and several random animals. She survives on chocolate and caffeine.

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GUEST POST:
On Being A Scottish Sister
by 
Janet Elizabeth Henderson


I’m one of four sisters. I should amend that to say, I’m one of four Scottish sisters! Trust me, there’s a difference. Scottish sisters are fiercely defensive of one another, and prone to Berserker rages if you mess with any of them. Even though my sisters and I live all over the planet now, I’d drop everything if one of them was being threatened and rush to sort it out. It’s the Scottish way! And that kind of ferocious loyalty is what I wanted to capture when writing the Sinclair Sisters books.

These women only had themselves to rely on growing up. Their father was an alcoholic, their mother cowed and abused, dealing with life by medicating herself out of it. And yeah, I know that doesn’t sound like romcom material, but that’s another thing Scottish people do best—we find humor in the dark situations. In fact, I think Scottish people might have invented black humor—if the funerals I attended as a kid are anything to go by!

Agnes, the heroine of Can’t Buy Me Love, has always been the protector of her sisters. She’s the one who worked to provide for them, who defended them, who sacrificed to help them. Now, her sisters are all settled and have moved on with life, and Agnes is a little lost without them. Suddenly, she’s asking herself if all the dreams of escape she’d had as a child are really the dreams she wants as an adult.

It’s this confused, lost Agnes who turns up in the small town of Invertary, to manage the hotel above the pub. But don’t think that Agnes is a pathetic shell of a woman, because she deals with things the Scottish way—she’s grumpy, sarcastic, annoyed and generally ready to fight anyone who gets in her way.

It’s a good job Logan McBride likes grumpy-assed women!

The hero of Can’t Buy Me Love, Logan, is a single father. His ex-wife didn’t want to be a mother and left him to raise their two kids—something he loves doing. But having already committed to a woman who didn’t really want the life he offered, Logan is determined not to put any pressure on Agnes to choose life in the Highlands with him.

It’s up to her to decide if she still has to get out of Scotland to get over her past, or whether she’s willing to choose a new direction for her future based on the options in front of her now.

Of course, being Agnes, she can’t do anything easily! Which is when the fun really begins…
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19 comments:

  1. Your book sounds great and I'm glad I got to learn about it. Thank you!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing! Happy Holidays too you!

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  3. I love knowing there's a HEA at the end. Makes me able to enjoy the book instead of stressing over what's going to happen!

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  4. I love the cover! The colors are beautiful!

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  5. This book sounds great. I have sisters and I know what it's like.
    Flyergal82 (at /yahoo !dot ?com

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  6. The book sounds interesting. thanks.

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  7. Sounds like a fun read! Love the cover!

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  8. I like to discover new books and authors who are also new to me.

    Nancy
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  9. I adore the cover! After reading the excerpt, I can't wait to read the book. It sounds like a fun read. Best wishes on the new release.

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  10. sounds like a fun one

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  11. I like the heart on the cover. Congrats on the release.

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  12. Sounds like it would be a fun read!

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