Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Lawman's Secret Vow - Excerpt and GIVEAWAY!

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The Lawman's Secret Vow
By Tara Randell
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
August 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

To have and to hold—

until the case is solved?

When an undercover assignment pairs laid-back Florida detective Dante Matthews with by-the-book cop Eloise Archer, he knows it won’t be easy. And not just because they’re competing for the same promotion. Now they’re living together under the same roof, and it’s getting harder to ignore his deepening feelings for his “wife.” Can he convince Eloise to partner up—for life?


Eloise ignored the jolt to her heart and turned to find Dante racing through the parking
lot the next morning. The sun was shining, the temperature hovered in the mid seventies
and Dante was calling her name. Did life get any better? She took a breath and kept her
voice level. “What’s up?”
The bright morning light lifted the multiple shades of brown in his unruly hair. Dark
sunglasses shaded his eyes, but not the cocky curve of his lips.
“I just found out we’re short a person for the mud run on Saturday.”
“That’s too bad.” Adjusting her purse strap on her shoulder, she was disappointed by
his statement, though why, she couldn’t explain. She headed for the building.
“It won’t be if you’d join us.”
“I already told you, not interested.”
“See, here’s the thing. We haven’t lost a challenge to another PD in two years and we
can’t lose now. We need you.”
She stopped. Faced him. Tamped down her annoyance.
“I can’t help you.”
“Sure you can. All you do is say yes, throw on clothes you don’t care about getting
dirty and show up at the obstacle course at eight on Saturday morning.” He paused. “It’s
for charity.”
Even though she stayed physically fit to keep up with the demands of the job and
policy of the department, she wasn’t very fast. Or accurate. “Dante, trust me, no one
wants me on their team.”
“I do.”
She wished she could read his eyes. Was he serious? Merely taunting her?
“I’m sorry, Dante. The answer is still no.”
She’d turned and had taken two steps along the blacktop when she heard, “Bawk,
bawk, bawk.”
She whirled around. “Did you just make chicken noises at me?”
He shrugged. “If the chicken feet fit…”
“I don’t have chicken feet. And I’m not scared.”
“What, then?”
Oh, now he was taunting her. Her temper rose and she blurted, “Uncoordinated.”
Dante calmly walked to her. “Hey, it’s not my intention to upset you, but we really
need you. We can’t find anyone else.”
“Be still my heart. Picked for a team last again.”

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn't come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. Family values, mystery and, of course, love and romance are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Tara lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery.

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring the excerpt from The Lawman's Secret Vow! I'm so happy to be here today.

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. The Lawman's Secret Vow sounds like a fun book. Thanks!

  4. Looks like an excellent book to read on my upcoming vacation. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 
    slehan at juno dot com

  6. Sounds great, I love contemporary romance.