Published by Montlake Romance
Published on January 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Single mom Vanessa Holt has a daughter she loves, a supportive family, and her art. Having given up on finding true love—if that even exists, which she doubts—she’s content to put romance on the back burner. But not everyone agrees. Those nearest and dearest are ready to see Vanessa let down her long blonde hair and have some fun.
To put their grumbling to rest, Vanessa agrees to date the first man who asks. Luckily for her, that man is Cameron Thomas, her daughter’s extremely handsome science teacher. She’d felt a spark of chemistry the first time she’d laid eyes on him. Now she’s ready to lay a whole lot more on the sexy bachelor.
But just as things get hot, they also get heavy. When the man who broke Vanessa’s heart reappears, her old doubts and fears about love rush to the surface. Will her fresh start with Cameron be over before it’s barely begun?
It’s no surprise that we are HUGE fans of all things Barbie Bohrman here on the blog. Her books and characters are easy to relate to, and above all, a joy to read.
Below, you’ll find an exclusive excerpt from her upcoming contemporary romance, Starting Over. Be sure to keep reading to then enter the giveaway for a chance to win a SIGNED paperback of the book, too!
**Also, if you haven’t yet had a chance to check out her previously released titles, be sure to follow the links after her author bio to see our raving reviews! The audiobook narration for all her books are out of this world! (Note: All of her books can be read standalone.)**
I keep rambling on while his eyes dart from my eyes to my mouth and back again. Then, without a word, he takes a step forward, and then another, until my back is against the front door and I shut up.
I watch in anticipation as he reaches out to hold my face in his hands, stroking my cheeks with the pads of his thumbs lightly. “You are so beautiful, did you know that?” he asks me in such a low voice, I barely register the question.
But with a slight shake of my head, I answer him, because I can’t form a coherent sentence. He moves forward then, his body pressing against mine in all the right places and causing every single nerve ending to light up like fireworks at the same time inside of me.
He bends his head down closer and I feel his lips brush against mine when he asks, “Is it okay if I kiss you now?”
Licking my lips in response, I drop the clutch I was holding on the front step and grab his wrists in preparation.
When he finally presses his mouth fully against mine a second later, it’s everything I thought it would be and more. His lips feel lush, hesitant yet assured, but the most surprising part is the pure hunger coming off of him and vice versa. But when his tongue darts out to taste mine, I lose myself in the moment and in him. It’s perfect; soft and slow, and a tantalizing preview of what he could do to me were this not just a first kiss.
I lose track of how long we stand there kissing, but when it’s over, my heart is still racing and wanting so much more from him.
“When can I see you again?” he asks, then presses another quick kiss to my lips. “I need to see you again.”
My eyes are still closed, waiting and hoping for more. When it doesn’t come, I’m surprised at my disappointment. So I open my eyes, only to find his dark ones fixated on mine in anticipation of my answer.
“Soon,” is all I’m able to say.
Cameron offers a shy smile, letting a little of that unsure and nervous side of him come out. It’s reassuring and sexy and makes me fall even more for him.
“Next weekend?” he asks.
His lips place a tender kiss on the corner of my mouth, then move to my jaw, where he presses kiss after kiss, softly and strategically, waiting for my answer. My head lolls back and my eyes close once more, enjoying the moment and wanting to prolong it as much as possible before the spell is broken again.
When he stops this time, and with my eyes still closed, I say, slightly out of breath, “Yes, definitely next weekend.”
“Good,” he says with a light chuckle. “Next weekend it is.”
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