For this blog tour, Merry is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card, and digital copies of the 4 books in the Montana Romance series: Our Little Secrets, Fool for Love, In Your Arms, and Somebody to Love. (Enter via Rafflecopter below.)
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About Our Little Secrets
Michael West swore he would never fall in love again. So when the beautiful and wily Charlotte steps off the train looking for a new life he jumps at the business opportunity she presents. Engaged forty-five minutes after meeting, married the next day, Michael thinks heís found everything a respectable man should have. Except that Michael is as far from respectable as they come. They agreed not to ask questions about each otherís pasts, but when the past seeps into their present Michael suspects his passionate new wife is not who she says she is. Too bad heís already fallen in love with her.
Charlotte Baldwin has a secret. She fled Philadelphia to escape the sins of her past but someone is following her. What better way to hide than by marrying Michael West, Cold Springs, Montanaís enigmatic shopkeeper? A new name, a new life, and a passionate husband is exactly what she needs to leave her sins behind. But when it comes to keeping secrets Charlotte may have met her match in Michael. When a connection neither of them expects catches up with them, the shocking revelation means Charlotte may have run right into the arms of her enemy.
No sin stays a secret forever ...
Genre classification: Western Historical Romance
He sent her a mischievous side-long glance. “Well, I’m sure you’re aware that Montana has the highest concentration of prostitutes in the United States,” he told her as though sharing a secret joke.
She blinked. A beat later her shock melted into wicked amusement. Her mother would have had a fit at the thought of her daughter living in such a wild town. Then again, that was reason enough to stay. She laughed, holding her free hand to her mouth. “I suppose it’s not funny, really,” she scolded herself, still giggling.
A cowboy leaning against a post across the street glanced up at her laughter. He took off his hat and swept her with a look of appreciation and a whistle. His look wasn’t all that different from the one Michael had just given her.
Then it hit her.
“Oh no,” she gasped.
She winced, praying she hadn’t given the wrong impression. “Mr. West, Michael, I should tell you right now that I’m not one of Miss Helen’s girls.”
He stopped short, studying her eyes as if making sure he’d heard her right. Then he flushed red, his eyes large behind his glasses.
“Oh dear.” She bit her lip.
“I’m sorry.” He didn’t try to hide his mistake. “I never should have --”
“No, it’s understandable.”
“Unforgivable, more like.”
“Was it something I did? Was I too forward?”
“No that wasn’t --”
“In college they always told me I was too forward.”
“I know traveling with Miss Helen makes me look --”
“Oh no, you look lovely. I mean,” he schooled his expression to seriousness, “you clearly don’t belong with them at all.”
She let out a breath and her sheepish smile returned. “I’m sorry. If that’s what you’re looking for I can go on alone.”
“No! No, that’s definitely not what I’m looking for.” The sparkle in his eyes told another story. “Not that you wouldn’t be what I was looking for if I was looking. But I’m not. Looking, I mean. Though I’d be lying if I said the thought hadn’t crossed my mind. That is, you’re quite beautiful. And from back east. It would make sense ... in a way.”
A grin spread from her lips to her chest. He had no clue what he was saying, bless his heart. It was charming.
“Forget what I just said.” He gave up, letting out a breath then clearing his throat and standing straighter.
Their eyes met in a moment of collective embarrassment. Charlotte found herself unable to stop the laugh that bubbled up from her throat. He grimaced and laughed with her.
“Never mind,” he said. “I’d still like to treat you to lunch.”
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About the author
Merry Farmer is an award-winning author of Historical Romance and what she likes to call "Sci-Fi for Women". She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two cats and enough story ideas to keep her writing until she is 132. Her second novel, The Faithful Heart, was a 2102 RONE Award finalist and her unpublished futuristic novel A Man's World won first place in the Novel: Character category at the 2013 Philadelphia Writerís Conference. She is out to prove that you can make a living as a self-published author and to help others to do the same.
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For this blog tour, Merry is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card, and digital copies of the 4 books in the Montana Romance series: Our Little Secrets, Fool for Love, In Your Arms, and Somebody to Love.
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