Friday, June 5, 2020

Book Blitz and Giveaway: One Hot Texas Summer (Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge #1) by Nicole Flockton

Title: One Hot Texas Summer
Series: Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge #1
Author: Nicole Flockton
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Publication Date: May 26th 2020

Print Length: 162 pages
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

She’s been fooled before by sweet words and hot kisses.

Kelly Turner loves being a florist, and being asked to take the lead on the new site for the town’s festival is an honor. If only she didn’t have to work closely with the town player, Tate Prentice. After being burned once by a serial cheater, her inconvenient attraction toward Tate needs to be nipped in the bud.

Tate Prentice’s focus is on ensuring his father recovers fully from his stroke and making sure the family’s peach farm continues to thrive. When his brother nominates the farm to be the satellite site for the festival, he’s less than impressed. The only good thing is he’ll be working with Kelly – even though he knows she’ll never give him a second glance, not with his reputation.

The more time Kelly spends with Tate, the more she sees the man behind the reputation. Can she trust her instincts, or will her heart be broken once again?

“There was another reason I wanted to meet with you today, Kelly.” The teasing tone had exited Macy’s voice and Kelly gripped her glass a little tighter. Everything in her was screaming for her to run away.

“Okay. This sounds serious.”

“Not really.

What I’m about to ask is going to be a big task. And I know it’s short notice, but if anyone can pull it together you can.”

The more Macy talked, the more apprehensive Kelly became. What did her friend want of her? “Okay, I’ll listen, but I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to do what you want me to do.”

A chair scraped over the floor and Kelly looked to her right. She should have controlled the urge. Tate Prentice had walked in and was sitting down at the table with his brother. He took off his cowboy hat and ran his fingers through his brown hair, giving it the just-out-of-bed look instead of the flatness from wearing his hat. Tate chose that moment to look over at her, and his eyes widened with shock at seeing her. He nodded and just the corners of his mouth quirked up and dammit, her heart gave a little flutter at the gesture.

Hell, she needed to get control of herself. This was beyond ridiculous.

With a concentrated effort she returned his smile and then turned back to look at her friends. Both had sly little grins on their faces.

Now would be the perfect time for a sinkhole to open up beneath her chair and suck her down. No way was she going to be able to get away by answering her friends with a vague response.

“What?” she asked, trying to feign innocence.

“That was an interesting exchange between you and Tate Prentice. Anything you want to tell us?” Charlotte asked before clamping her straw in her mouth and taking a long sip. If it was an attempt to hide her smile, it failed miserably.

“Nope. He’s just been coming into my store a lot recently to buy flowers. Wants a different arrangement each week.”

“Hmm, I hadn’t heard he got himself a girlfriend,” Macy mused, looking over at the table where the Prentice brothers sat. Kelly resisted the urge to glance over to see if they were looking at them.

“You think he has one girlfriend? Just look at him and you have heard about his reputation, right? I’m sure he’s got many girlfriends.” Damn, she hadn’t been able to keep the snark out of her voice. Not to mention how telling it was to comment about his looks.

“You sound a bit put out by that thought. Care to tell us why?” Macy asked.

No way was she answering that. And Macy still hadn’t told her why she wanted to meet with her. Yes, she could turn the conversation back in that direction.

“What I’d really like to know is why you asked me here.”

Macy wagged her finger. “Uh-uh, I know what you’re doing here, and it’s not going to work.”

Kelly rolled her eyes. “Fine. You want to know why I have a problem with him? It’s because I don’t want to think of my flowers as being a kiss-off gift to Tate Prentice’s latest bed partner.”

Of course, the song would finish while she was speaking. Her words echoed around the bar and everyone looked her way, including Tate and his brother.

Seriously, where was that damn sinkhole when she needed it?

USA Today Bestselling author Nicole Flockton writes sexy contemporary romances, seducing you one kiss at a time as you turn the pages. Nicole likes nothing better than taking characters and creating unique situations where they fight to find their true love.

On her first school report her teacher noted "Nicole likes to tell her own stories". It wasn’t until after the birth of her first child and after having fun on a romance community forum that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.

Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and two fabulous kids. She also enjoys watching sports and, of course, reading.

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  1. I really like this excerpt. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

  2. Love the cover and I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for your great generosity.

  3. Sounds awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  4. It looks like a romantic, lovely book. Thanks!

  5. Sounds great. Thanks for being an author to share your stories with the world

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  7. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

  8. Nice cover. I liked the excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Can't wait to read this book sounds great!

  10. Sounds like a sweet romance to read.

  11. A great romance - just what I need!
    Thank you for sharing the review.

  12. David HollingsworthJune 7, 2020 at 6:44 PM

    This sounds like a very touching romance.

  13. One Hot Texas Summer looks so steamy.

  14. I like the cover. It is very cute!

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  15. The cover is very inviting.

  16. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  17. Looks like a fun read. Thanks for the giveaway. Following via email

  18. This book looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  19. The cover looks sweet and romantic

  20. I am looking forward to reading this!