Welcome to my stop on the New Year Blog Hop!
Today, I’m featuring Key Change, the latest release in my Assignment: Romance series. It’s a romantic comedy about Sara, a hard-edged, shower-singing rock music critic who crosses paths with Andrew, a wickedly gorgeous music director from a nearby church. When Sara finds herself locked out of her apartment, Andrew offers her the chance to stay on one condition – she has to join the choir at his church. While Andrew may hold the lease on Sara’s apartment, does he have the key to unlock her heart?
Key Change is available now at:
Read below, though, for a chance to win a signed copy!
But first, an excerpt:
*** Up as usual at the crack of dawn, Andrew trudged to the bathroom, almost forgetting to close the door behind him before he spotted Sara’s bangles on the counter next to the sink. Reaching over, he shut the door and locked it.
Fifteen minutes later, he was showered, clean-shaven, and ready to go, except he didn’t have to be at the church until four-thirty that afternoon. Unplugging his phone from an outlet in his room, he brought it with him into the kitchen, transferred Sara’s clothes that she had washed the night before into the dryer and poured himself some coffee. He sat on a barstool, debated throwing a sweatshirt on over his plain, blue, short-sleeved T- shirt to ward off the chill, but started scrolling through his email instead.
His eyes, however, kept drifting over to Sara, out like a light on the sofa sleeper.
While most of her was wrapped in the blankets like a human burrito, with the sun starting to break through the bare branches of the ancient oak tree blocking the expansive bay window, he could see her face quite plainly.
Without all that the heavy dark makeup, he noted, she looked younger.
And kinda sweet, actually.
But then again, she wasn’t talking.
Still, he was glad he invited her to stay the night before.
But what about tonight? And tomorrow night? And the night after that?
While he mulled the possibilities, she rolled over and stretched, arching her back and groaning as she did. Resuming her curled-up burrito pose, she opened her eyes and mumbled, “How long have you been sitting there?”
Looking at his watch, he admitted, “About a minute. Or five. Maybe ten.” His cheeks suddenly felt a lot warmer.
With a loud yawn, she sat up. “I slept so good.” Patting the thin mattress with her hand, she added, “So comfy.”
The words hung in the air between them.
Sarcasm before coffee. Great.
Still, the sight of her in his pajama top seemed to lobotomize him. All he could do by way of a reply was nod.
With a shrug, she added, “Seriously, on a sleeper sofa—who knew?”
Snap out of it.
With no small amount of effort, he turned and glanced at the dryer. “Your clothes should be ready in about twenty minutes.”
At that, Sara took a deep breath and yanked the covers back, revealing two impossibly long bare legs as she flung her feet to the floor.
Knowing full well that the sudden blast of heat he felt was not delivered by way of the gilded vents along the floorboards, Andrew got up to check the thermostat on the wall next to the upright piano anyway, mumbling, “Gotta love old buildings.” ***
Andrew and Sara start off as opposites in just about every sense of the word. Tapping into one particular song, Andrew is able to pick the lock that holds Sara’s heart hostage. For your chance to win a signed copy of Key Change, comment about a song that holds special meaning for you and why. Good luck!
Now pop on over to Red L. Jamison’s blog to see what she has in store for the next stop on the tour! Also, be sure to visit the rest of the authors on today’s blog tour to read about their amazing releases and have a chance to win more great gifts:
15 thoughts on “New Year Blog Hop and Giveaway”
Against All Odds by Phil Collins. (https://youtu.be/wuvtoyVi7vY)I thought I couldn’t live without my boyfriend. Now we are just the best of friends.
I love the song, Time of your Life by Greenday. When I think of it, I think of all the things my kids have/are doing and hope that I’ve been a good mother and they have great memories.
Born to fly by sara evans
Why is that song special to you?
I love the song “Lean on Me,” it captures the emotion of deep relationships in a non-sappy way. Perfect for singing with my honey and remembering the past times we have sung it together.
You’ve got a friend-James Taylor always takes me back to growing up in Michigan.
I knew I loved you before I met you by Savage Gardens it’s a special song to me because my hubs and I fell in love before we actually met each other in person we started conversing through a hook up by my brother
Kenny Wayne Sheppard’s .. I found Love (When I found you).. Love the Blues
Address in the stars by Caitlin and Will. I lost my first love and my best friend. Every day I think of him and wish I could call him. This song talks about writing letters but having no where to send them, wishing that there was an address in the stars so to communicate by
Congratulations, Heather! You’ve won a signed copy of Key Change! Please email me your mailing address at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!!
Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce. It was the song we had our first dance to more than 34 years ago!
I don’t have a special song. Though I do appreciate the beauty of classical music.
Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers–yes its an oldie 😉 — It is the song from our first dance. My husband and I still play it on holidays and birthdays, 40 + years and still in love.
Unchained Melody by Righteous Brothers—our song for 40 + years
A song that always makes me think of our relationship is Radar Love. Cause we always know when to contact each other at the right time.