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Tuesday 22 March 2016

☀ The Reluctant Lover - Justine Lewis

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Reluctant Lover, a Contemporary Romance by (, e-penguin, 202 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as the other books by Justine Lewis.   Read the first chapter with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Justine Lewis will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).

Synopsis | Teaser | Other Books by the Author | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Katherine Bright is one of Australia’s most acclaimed television journalists, but rumor has it her show is about to be axed. Katherine has given up everything for her career—her marriage and the chance of having children— she isn’t about to give up on her show.

Enter Liam Kennedy, a foreign correspondent back in Australia for an awards night. Liam is the whole cliché – tall, dark and totally kissable. Except for one thing. He’s younger than Katherine. Much younger. And when Katherine realizes she needs Liam to save her show she finds herself in an impossible situation.

Teaser: Excerpt

     His arm was still around her shoulder as he led her to the back door of the ballroom. She didn’t feel threatened exactly, but she felt supported by his touch. She let herself be led – and protected, in a way she hadn’t been in a long, long time.
     ‘Where are we going?’
     ‘Getting out of here.’
     ‘Do you have a car?’
     ‘Not exactly,’ he said, taking her out through the fire doors and into a corridor leading to a small flight of stairs which he started to ascend.
     ‘Then what?’ Katherine stopped just outside the doors and refused to walk up the stairs. Liam strode back down the steps and grabbed her hand. He tugged. His hand was large and warm and though her first thought was to shake it away and stand her ground, she didn’t. It felt . . . nice. She liked the way his hand wrapped around hers, she liked the warm feelings she suddenly had in her stomach. But it was a silly thought; she needed to get home. Katherine followed Liam up the stairs and into a small private foyer. She wasn’t sure where they were exactly but figured it was somewhere on the first floor of the hotel. He pressed a button to call a lift.
     ‘I don’t understand. Can you help me get a cab?’
     ‘Probably not. That’s why you’re coming with me.’
     ‘Where to?’
     ‘My room.’

The Reluctant Lover
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Other Books by Justine Lewis

The Secret Prince | Acting the Part |

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The Secret Prince [1]

Prince Alexander Davros is on the run. From the press, from his bodyguards, and from a secret that threatens his position as heir to his country's throne ...

Journalist Maddie Lawson is determined to prove herself capable of covering hard news. She's fuming when her boss tells her to investigate reports of a European prince holidaying undercover in Sydney. As far as Maddie is concerned, Alexander Davros is a freeloading playboy.

When their accidental meeting results in a media frenzy, Alex is convinced Maddie's just been using him for a story. And Maddie can't believe the cute surfer she kissed was actually royalty. With her professional reputation in tatters, Maddie has no choice but to accept the royal family's offer to travel to Europe to write a profile on the Prince.

While furious that his father has arranged for Maddie to visit, Alex is forced to keep her close or risk having her uncover his secret. And as they spend more time together, the attraction between them grows. But if Maddie discovers the truth, she'll have to choose between the career she's worked so hard for and the man she's just getting to know ...

[Published 4 November 2014, 182 pages]

Acting the Part [2]

Poppy Greenwood needs money fast. Her estranged father, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, has promised to help – on the condition that she work on the set of his next movie. Although Poppy despises the world of show business, she has little choice but to agree.

Hot-shot director Max Madden has an Oscar in his sights. He needs this film to be a success but an overblown budget and a difficult cast are ruining his plans. Not only that, but the Executive Producer's daughter has arrived to spy on him. To keep a close eye on Poppy, he insists she work directly for him.

But as they work together on location in southern France, the temperature begins to rise. Max knows the boss's daughter is definitely off limits – and Poppy does not want a relationship with anyone in the industry. Yet against their better judgment, an intense chemistry begins to build . . .

[Published 21 April 2015, 187 pages]

About the Author

Justine is the award winning author of fun, contemporary romances.  She has spent her professional life writing legal advice – which some may say is similar to creative writing– but the lack of sexy heroes and happy endings led her to try writing romance.

She loves Earl Grey tea, talking about which of Jane Austen's novels is her favorite, and searching for the perfect frock.

She will read anything, but loves romance most of all. She is published by Destiny Romance.

Find out more and connect with Justine Lewis:

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

Where do you enjoy reading best?

DanieX said...

the book sounds like a really good read

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like an awesome series! I'm looking forward to reading the books - thanks for sharing :)

MomJane said...

What a fascinating excerpt. I really enjoyed it.

Danielle merkle said...

Sounds interesting, thank you for the giveaway!

Karrie said...

who are your favorite authors

Unknown said...

This is Justine Lewis! Thank you very much for hosting - for some reason my comments don't seem to be appearing, but I am here and giving it another try!

Unknown said...

Hi Becky - I love reading anywhere I'm not interrupted! How about you?

Unknown said...

Hi Karrie - my all time favourite is Jane Austen. For someone this century, I like Marian Keyes and I've also discovered Kristan Higgins lately and have been loving her books.

Unknown said...

Thank you all for your kind comments! I'm in a different time zone and had a few issues logging on (not sure if it was simply operator error) but thank you all for stopping by and thanks again to Books Chatter for hosting me!