When I first discovered Solheim and another sports romance series to glom onto, I fell in love. I adore my sports romance books, and love the world that Solheim has created. Today we are lucky to have an excerpt as well as a giveaway for you. Plus, my review will be posting later today!
Excerpt- in which our heroine finds herself wearing a wedding a ring while her husband…isn’t
Julianne took two steps forward, standing inches from Will as she waved her left hand in his face. “This is my problem!”
Will didn’t flinch. “You don’t like it? Your best friend picked it out. Complain to her.”
She felt her face flush with anger. “It’s not about the actual ring, you idiot! I won’t like any ring because I’m not going to wear one for a marriage that isn’t real.”
He stepped away from the counter, pulling himself to his full height and Julianne had to tilt her head back to look at him. “Listen carefully, Princess. There are only two rules in this little farce of a marriage: One, no touching. And, two, you’ll behave like a devoted wife and mother in public. Unfortunately, I can’t trust you to carry out rule number two, so the ring stays put.”
Julianne’s head was spinning. “Can’t trust me? Haven’t I done everything you’ve asked so far?” She fully intended to honor his request to act the dutiful wife and mother while in his home town. But only when and if she ventured out of the house in to town.
“Only because you haven’t had a choice. For all I knew these last few minutes while your business manager and your BFF the priest have been chatting me up, you were making a break for it. So no, I don’t trust you!”
She let out an exasperated huff. This man was seriously paranoid. She didn’t have the financial resources to make a run for it right now, even if her conscience would let her. But he didn’t need to know that. It would just give him something else to hold over her. So, she tried another tactic.
“Fine.” She placed her hands on her hips. “If I have to wear one, so do you. We don’t want to give people mixed messages after all.”
“Nice try, Princess. But I’m not the one playing a part. Everyone has already figured out you trapped me into this marriage. Now you have to sell it that you’re devoted to me and trying to make it right.”
Excerpt from FOOLISH GAMES ©2013 by Tracy Solheim. All rights reserved.
Author Tracy Solheim has written her share of best sellers and note-worthy books. Unfortunately most of them line the shelves of dusty government offices around the world never to see the light of day. She hopes to change that with her series of contemporary romantic fiction novels published by Berkley Books.
“I guess you could say I’m a frustrated sports writer at heart, but I love writing—and reading—books centered around sports. I can thank my dad for that. He introduced me to Dick Francis novels when I was a teenager and I was hooked. I am also a big fan of the happily ever after endings of romance novels, so it was only natural that I combined the two elements in my fiction debut.”
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Tracy is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and signed copies of GAME ON and FOOLISH GAMES to one random winner.