Monday, November 9, 2020

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Secrets (In Midsummer #4) by Jessica Frances

Title: Secrets
Series: In Midsummer #4
Author: Jessica Frances
Publication Date: November 6th 2020
Print Length: 163 pages
Genre: LGBTQ+ Romantic, Suspense

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One storm. One Santa Claus. One stalker. One secret. One surprise. One question. One answer.

Christmas is meant to be a jolly time of year, right? So, why is everyone acting like the plague is around the corner? Every year, I’m always the grumpy guy. Yet, this year, I might as well be sunshine personified.

Conner is definitely hiding something from me, River is unusually moody, and the townspeople have clearly lost their minds. Unfortunately, I can’t arrest everyone in my life and demand they explain themselves … can I?

Since my relationship with Conner is becoming more vital to me than ever, I need to find out what has everyone acting so strange. This Christmas will be the first for Conner and me together. I need to make it special. That means I have to ensure nothing can come between us. Not a Hollywood hunk, not a creepy stalker, and definitely not a snowstorm.

So, will we make it through our first Christmas together? Or will this end up being the worst day of the year?

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EXCERPT:
I can’t help the nagging feeling that something is going on with Conner. I don’t want to be that stereotypical partner with trust issues, but I also can’t ignore that he’s been secretive lately. Sometimes, when I ask him what his plans are for the day, he even sounds evasive.

Old fears have resurfaced from the out-of-character behavior, and I’m not proud to admit that I followed him a time or two. Each time, I found him having deep conversations with our town mayor, June Fuller, who had offered him an event planning job, which he accepted. So, as far as I know, they’re just discussing and planning for the next year’s events.

Knowing he wasn’t lying to me should have meant my fears were alleviated. He wasn’t cheating. He wasn’t looking for a way to get out of Midsummer and leave me. He was having business meetings.

Then, why the secrecy?

I eye my boyfriend, looking over his lean form, toned to delicious proportions due to his obsession with hiking; the scruff over his face after not shaving for a couple of days; the wavy, dark blonde hair that is sticking up, likely from excessively running his hands through it; and the way his tongue peeks out before he bites into his lower lip as he contemplates who knows what.

I’m completely in love with Conner, have been for months. But, am I missing something? Have I become too lax in our relationship?

“Conner, is everything okay?”

His gaze snaps to me and, when he speaks the words, “What do you mean?” he says them too quickly and defensively.

“You’re acting … I don’t know. Strange? Is something wrong?”

“No, no, of course not,” he assures me, and I think he’s telling the truth, but how can that be? I know something is wrong or, at least, bothering him, so why won’t he come to me about it?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jessica lives in Adelaide, South Australia. When she is not writing, you can find her reading, napping or watching excessive amounts of TV. Connect with her on Facebook and Goodreads.

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24 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting story.

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  2. Sounds like a lovely seasonal story.

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  3. great cover, this sounds like a wonderful book

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  4. I like the cover. It is very cute.

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  5. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  6. Looks like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Sounds like a great book. Love the cover!

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  8. Thank you for signing up for the Secrets Blitz. I appreciate your support!

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  9. How long did it take you to write your book?

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  10. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. David HollingsworthNovember 12, 2020 at 7:11 PM

    That cover looks adorable!

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  12. Sounds like a great book and can't wait to see whats going to happen at Christmas in this book.
    @tisonlyme143

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  13. sounds like a fun one

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  14. Love the cover and book sounds awesome!

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