Title: The Guardian’s Heart
Author: Michel Princes
Publisher: Secret craving Publishing
Released: September 17th 2012
Length: 58,000 words
Genre: Erotic, Contemporary, Interracial, Romance
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Case Thomas is always in control whether it’s on the basketball court, the lab where he works, or in his love life. He thinks he has everything all figured out. All that changes when his parents pass away during his last year of college and Case is thrown into fatherhood when he becomes temporary guardian to two adorable twin toddlers. Weeks later, exhausted and running out of time, Case must decide if he’s ready to become a father to these children, or give them up and move on with what’s left of his life. Then he meets Gabbie Vaulst.
Gabbie is amazing with the kids, owns her own business, and has all the right curves in all the right places. She can tell Case is attracted to her, but does he really love her or is he just settling for a surrogate Mom who can wrangle his new kids? Knowing that she’s falling in love with him, she chooses to push him away until his world straightens out. Can Case prove to Gabbie, and himself, that his feelings are real? Or is this sudden family too much for both of them to handle?
The odds, as well as members of their past who’ve come out of the woodwork, are against them, but when kids are involved, all bets are off.
Gabbie is the owner of a day care centre. Case is a soon-to-be (college) graduate and an intern for a corporate lab. Case also is a ‘sudden parent’ due to his parents dying, leaving him to raise his two younger siblings – Charlie and Claire.
While Case is struggling, Gabbie is willing to help, more than willing at times but their mutual attraction both helps and hinders them. It’s a nice balance of love story, overcoming difficulty / loss, and having to trust the other (more than emotionally – which is hard enough for either to do).
The Guardian’s Heart is an inspirational, sexy ride from the beginning, to the very end. The characters were well developed, the sex sensual, and the story engaging. It was also a unique story of struggle and love, with a couple of really cute kids.
Case rushed through the doors of the daycare center as if on a mission. Gabbie was talking to Mandy and a few of the mothers were picking up their children in the lobby when he took Gabbie’s face into his hands and kissed with a passion that shook her to her knees.
As his velvet tongue was delving into her yearning mouth, she lost all thoughts of decorum. All those near misses, all those fantasies she’d been having held no weight against the feel of his lips on hers. His fingers tangled in her hair that she had left down and just when she thought she was going to explode, he separated their lips, but still held her close.
“There will never be a perfect moment to kiss you. I have two kids now that will destroy any romance I try to bring into your life. But I will bring it as often as I can because you’re the first thing ever that instantly felt right. And it isn’t for the last few weeks. It’s for the last few years. If I’d met you a year ago I would have felt the same way I do right now. I want you. I hope you can handle me and all issues I have right now because I’ll give up a lot, but I won’t give up you.”
“Marry him. Marry him now,” Mandy ordered and Gabbie slapped her away but kept her eyes locked on Case’s.
Prize is one (1) of fifteen (15) custom “The Guardian’s Heart” bookmarks, and one (1) eBook copy and one (1) signed paperback copy of “The Frozen”. Contest is tour-wide, open internationally and ends Jan 22. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Her novel Chrysalis is the first in a "cross-over" series following the demon plagued Ellie Chisholm. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.
With characters yelling "It’s my turn damn it!!!" She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.
When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.
Michel is a member of RWA Pro and lives in the Midwest with her husband, son, and cat.
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