Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Coming Home to Love

Today's special guest is Katie O'Boyle. Born in the upstate-New York village known as the Birthplace of Women’s Rights, Katie O’Boyle loves the Finger Lakes in every season. She enjoys lunch with friends at charming inns, and she cherishes the lakeside porch as a place for intimate sharing, laughter, and inspiration. To the outside world, she is a tech-savvy college professor. In her soul, she is a passionate author of warm-hearted romance. She is hard at work on book four of the Lakeside Porches romance books and novellas.


With his health deteriorating and his spirit dying, Justin Cushman has come home to the Finger Lakes to assist his injured nephew Joel. Sick of accumulating wealth for its own sake, Justin knows that his life is meaningless without a loving relationship and a purpose for his billions. On a whim, he visits Joel’s spa, looking for a massage to relieve his pain. Gianessa Dupioni is a gifted masseuse who starts the boss’s irritable uncle on a journey of health and happiness. Too bad for Justin that Gianessa is devastated by personal losses and strictly focused on rebuilding her career. Justin may be a master strategist in the financial world, but can he persuade Gianessa to let love in?


She gave him a slow, sexy smile. “I can give you cooking lessons, if you’re interested.”

Before he could pursue the offer, her cheeks flushed. She lowered her eyes, put her professional face back in place and slipped out of the tiny massage room.

She can’t possibly be interested in an old wreck like me. He made a mental note to ask Joel about her.

When he arrived at the reception desk, Gianessa handed him half a dozen sheets of paper and gave him a friendly wave. “Call anytime for an appointment, Mr. Cushman,” she sang out.

He laughed heartily at the artful rebuke for his rude imposition on them.

“Justin,” he corrected her. “Since we’re going to be cooking together, let’s be on a first-name basis.”

Grace’s head swiveled toward them.

Justin winked at Grace and scribbled his cell number on the back of a business card for Gianessa. “Let me know if Sunday afternoons work for you.


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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Kate C. said...

Good morning fro the beautiful Finger Lakes! The sun has just crested the horizon as a hot-pink ball of fire. Nature's colors fascinate me :-)

Let me know how you like Gianessa and Justin's story!
--katie o'boyle

DanieX said...

great excerpt thanks for sharing :)

p.m.terrell said...

Thank you for joining us here today, Katie! I love the sound of your book - I am putting it on my TBR list right now. How is the weather in the Finger Lakes today? Been seeing that cold front moving through on the Weather Channel!

Kate C. said...

Thanks, Danie and PM! I just got back from a long walk in the frigid air, accompanied by waves of honking geese. :-)

Let me know how you like Gianessa and Justin's love story. There's a contact link on my website, or, please consider posting a review on Amazon or Goodreads.

Keep warm and enjoy the day. --katie o'boyle