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Today my guest is the fabulous Jill James and we're talking about MEETING OUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER. Jill writes Contemporary and Paranormal romance. And if you haven't had the pleasure of reading her work, you should;) Here's her website, then come on back and find out about her real life romance. http://www.jilljameswrites.com
Meeting Your Significant Other
First meets in romance novels have types. The cute first meet – like bumping into each other and dropping everything. The mistaken first meet – the whole ‘I thought you were someone else” scenario. Or in my case with my husband, the total “I’ll ignore you because you are a geek” meeting in junior high. We went through junior high, high school, and graduated together.
My husband and I lived in a small town. In junior high and high school we knew all our classmates, at least by name. Who we were back then, we would never have gone out with each other in a million years.
Fast forward a few years. I was just out of the wrong guy, wrong time situation. I had a young daughter and a crappy, low-paying job. My supervisor knew I was divorced so he asked if I would go out with his son if he asked me. I took a moment to think – hmm, lonely, no dates in 14 months, and a date with someone I already semi-knew. Okay.
He is a cop. He came to my work to ask me out—in uniform! I was lost in those deep brown eyes from the moment he leaned over my desk and asked me out to dinner. We dated for 8 months when he asked me to marry him. Six months later was the wedding. This year will be 23 years.
Not sure what kind of meet that would be, but it’s mine.
What is your favorite meet for a hero and heroine in a book or movie?
BLURB: TEMPTING ADAMThey both want the same thing – St. Eden Studios.
Corporate raider Yvette Giardino intends to bring St. Eden Studios to its knees. It’s a job. One her grandmother’s health depends on. That Adam St. Eden will suffer isn’t personal. Until he awakens her sympathy and stirs her body in ways she can’t explain.
Adam wants one thing and one thing only – to protect the dream his grandfather began. But when the board demands he work with stunning Yvette, a woman he’d mistakenly indulged with in a little after-hours play, his world turns upside down. Missed meetings, unhappy clients, and nights of intense pleasure – he can blame one person. Yvette.
With his corporation crumbling around him, can Adam rise above the fallout and see his sexy temptress for what she really is – a victim of manipulation and a woman who desperately needs his love?
EXCERPT: TEMPTING ADAM
Yvette pulled herself together with a jolt.
It’s a job. It’s a job.
She repeated the mantra in her head in an endless loop, gazing into deep, blue eyes. This close, she noticed the subtle lines near his eyes from his outdoor living. If he had grown up in Hollywood, he would have had a facelift or two by now, instead of the natural look he pulled off quite well.
Adam helped her rise, his warm hand cupping her elbow. A tingle shot from her arm, to her chest, and to regions much farther south. A sexual moan almost escaped her lips. Yvette shook her head to clear the mental images of her and him and the hotel room. It didn’t help. Memories of that night still had the power to stir her senses. They hit Yvette in a place she didn’t think existed—her emotions.
His eyes darkened to indigo, and he leaned nearer. His fresh, evergreen scent enveloped her. Her head swam, and she tilted on the heels of her shoes. She berated herself for her juvenile behavior, unable to believe the She-shark of business might have met her match. At least in the sexual arena.
Adam wrapped an arm around her shoulders, led her to the bench outside the door, and sat beside her. “I hope you’re doing okay. I would’ve found you a seat inside, but they were getting back to work. I didn’t want anything else to delay the work schedule.”
Disbelief flooded Yvette while she replayed what had just happened. She needed to get a grip on herself and this job. Adam was nice enough overall, and was great—make that fantastic—in bed.
However, he was no ruthless businessman and knew next to nothing about Hollywood. He wasn’t the first
CEO she’d taken down, and he wouldn’t be the last.
THANKS JILL :)Wednesday, February 16th – Blog Topic – Meeting Your Significant Other
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