Friday, November 24, 2023

Navigating a sea of emotions – #ContemporaryRomance #SmallTownRomance #Australia @_Iris_B

But the Heart Does book cover

My friend and fellow MFRW member Iris Blobel has just released the next book (Book 5) in her popular Alinta Bay series. Read on for details!


In an unexpected encounter, the lives of Jonah, a rescue diver from New Zealand, and Maddie, a spirited local, collide, forever altering their future.

Trapped together in a hotel lift, sparks fly between them, but Jonah's past looms, casting a shadow over their fragile connection. Maddie, captivated by Jonah's charisma, is determined to find him when he mysteriously misses their planned dinner. With a friend's assistance, her search unveils a chilling discovery – Jonah unconscious on a cliff.

Navigating a sea of emotions, in order to find a future together, will Maddie and Jonah manage the challenges posed by their past secrets and present obstacles?

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Okay,” he said just above a whisper. “We’ll step up there together. I’ll hold you until the guys will reach for your arms and pull you up. I apologise already if I may touch you inappropriately—”

She tilted her head and gave him a pretend glare. As much as she was able to pretend.

As in your bum. To give you a little push up,” he explained with a grin. “And if you feel you need to throw up, please do.”

You want me to throw up?”

He shook his head with a smile, but she wasn’t sure whether she appreciated his amusement this time.

Again, apologies.” He moved her in front of him and reached around her for the ladder. “Ignore embarrassment and ignore any urges you might have.”

Jonah?” She turned in his arms, cupped his cheeks, and gave him a brief kiss before she faced the ladder again. “Acted on urges. Yet, I’m about to throw up, so grab my bum and push.”

Yes, ma’am.”

The guys above her had a little laugh, but along with ignoring Jonah’s hands on her hips and the urge to say hello to her breakfast, she ignored them as well.

She reached for the ladder, focussed on her breathing, and took the first step. “Jonah?”

He chuckled. “Got the urge to kiss me again?”

She shook her head but quickly stopped when it increased the urge to throw up. “You need to steady the ladder a little better.”

He followed her onto the first step and placed his arm around her waist. “Doing good. Let’s—”

She turned her head towards him. “Liar. It’s one lousy step.”

Their faces were so close, she could feel his soft breath on her skin. She studied his amber eyes, which watched her intently. How much she would’ve liked to kiss him again. But even more than that, she wished for the nausea to go away. For once she met someone kind and attentive, but most of all, he was sexy as hell. All her focus went on the soft touch of his hand on her waist.

Until he broke that moment.

But the Heart Does - Listen to the Beginning of Chapter One

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About the Author

Iris Blobel writes warm, sexy, and sometimes witty Australian Contemporary Romance books for readers who, like herself, still strongly believe in love and Happily Ever Afters. And she knows HEAs. Her couples are hungry for life, done with the past, passionate about family, and emotionally hopeful for a future. The stories are mainly set in Australia but also in New Zealand and even the US, depending on where her travels take her. She loves nothing more than for her readers to join her on her journeys.

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1 comment:

Iris B said...

Thank you so much, Lisabet, for sharing my latest release with your readers ♥

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