Welcome to the book tour for Valerie Clarizio’s newest release, Family Forever. As you read about this fantastic new release, be sure to enter for any of the three prizes listed below.
The death of Dylan’s parents leave his five younger brothers and the family dairy farm in his care.
Neighbor Marissa, raised by an alcoholic father, seeks a way out. Desperate for help, Dylan offers her a live-in nanny/housekeeper position. She jumps at the opportunity. The chaotic household, full of love, feeds her maternal instincts. She falls for Dylan and the boys.
When Dylan finds himself desiring Marissa, he pulls back. His heart has been broken in the past by women resistant to a large, ready-made family. But if she walks away, she’d not only break his heart but those of his brothers, too.
Will Dylan ever believe in Marissa’s devotion to his family, risk his heart, and those of his brothers, for the woman he loves?
Excerpt PG 13
Dylan decided to hop in the shower to rid himself of the barn smell and then go to the den where he’d do some bookwork, likely for most of the afternoon. After a quick rinse, he stepped out of the master bathroom and into his bedroom wearing nothing but a towel wrapped around his waist.
Marissa looked up from the bed she was making with Braden, gasped, and turned whiter than the sheets she was tucking under his mattress. He hadn’t expected to find anyone in his room, and judging from the surprised look in her eyes, she hadn’t expected him to walk out of the bathroom wearing just a towel.
Her gaze flew away from him. “Sorry,” she muttered before rushing out of the room so fast the breeze in her wake chilled him. He nearly laughed out loud.
* * * *
Marissa didn’t stop until she reached the half bath off the kitchen. She splashed her hot face with cool water. She’d never seen anything as glorious as Dylan Jacobs standing there nearly naked. Beads of water dripped off the ends of his thick, wavy dark hair onto his wide shoulders and broad chest. Her fingertips tingled at the thought of tracing those trickling paths as they skimmed down his torso. She closed her eyes and replayed the vision of scanning his lightly hair-dusted chest, following the thinning line of hair over his chiseled abs until it disappeared beneath the towel. The thought of what lie under that towel sent her mind into a tailspin. Sweat dampened her palms again, despite the cold water.
Good Lord, how am I ever going to face him again? She must have looked like a complete fool, the way she rushed out of the bedroom, nearly tripping over her own feet. It’s not like she’d never seen a man’s chest before, but holy cow, his was something. And his tantalizing scent was to die for. It was just soap, but that clean fresh scent on him was arousing to say the least. Needing to regroup, she sat on the toilet seat and took another minute to calm her tense nerves before exiting the bathroom. With any luck, she wouldn’t see him for the remainder of the day. For now, at least, she could hide upstairs and clean the boys’ bathroom.
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Fun Author Interview
Who I am
I am a wife, sister, aunt, mother to two fur babies, an accountant, oh yeah, and a writer of romantic suspense and contemporary romance novels. I love to read, write, and spend time in the great outdoors–hiking, kayaking, camping, and snowmobiling are some of my favorite activities. However, I do like to be inside too. I love watching movies–comedy, romance, war…
What genres I write in
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and now I’m taking a kick at Time Travel
Favorite genres to read
Favorite TV shows
Castle, Outlander, Game of Thrones and Sleepy Hollow
Last movie I saw on the big screen
I think it was Saving Private Ryan. Yes, I know that was some time ago.
What’s on my Netflix list (to be watched)
Season two of Outlander
Coffee or Tea
Chocolate or Caramel
Chocolate, and more chocolate.
Apple Cider or Pumpkin Spice
Rock N Roll or Country
Depends on my mood, but usually classic country will win out.
Lumberjack or Police Officer
Tough one. Okay, when I’m in my hometown it is Police Officer but when I’m at my cabin in the woods it is Lumberjack.
Tropical Island or Winter Cabin
Another tough one, but I’ll go with winter cabin.
Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.
Author’s Social Media links
$10 Amazon gift card
$5 Amazon gift card
eBook of Taken by Surprise (romantic suspense)
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