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~ About the Book ~
Title: Sweet Contradiction
Series: The Sweet Contradiction Series #1
Author: Peggy Martinez
Published: August 26th, 2014
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Word Count: approx. 55,000
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Content Warning: Minor Violence, sexual references
Age Recommendation: 17+
~ Synopsis ~
When Beth Michaels hightailed it out of the hole-in-the-road town she grew up in, she only had two goals. One—get as far away as quickly as possible, and two—never set foot in her parent’s home again. But when she receives a heart breaking call from her childhood best friend, Jen, she has no choice but to turn her ’56 Ford pickup back in the direction of Salem, Missouri to attend a funeral.
There’s a new local in town when Beth arrives, and suddenly, it ain’t all that easy for her to remember her rules for dating.
#1. Cookie-cutter-perfect guys ain’t her type.
#2. Tie wearin’ and church frequentin’ is an automatic dismissal.
#3. Most importantly, never date anyone from small minded, conservative, Bible-thumping towns like Salem.
Unfortunately, Matthew Wright breaks all her rules and then some.
Matt might be from a small town and have small town values, but that doesn’t mean he fits into a little slot of Beth’s preconceived notions. After all, ever so often good guys are good. Now if he could just convince Beth to let go of her past and give him a chance, he’s pretty sure there’s a whole lotta sweet under that prickly exterior.
His own … Sweet Contradiction.
~ About the Author ~
Peggy Martinez is the author of The Sweet Contradiction Series, which was picked up by Crimson Tree Publishing in early 2014 and is scheduled to release under this new imprint in the Summer of 2014. Martinez’s New Adult Contemporary Romance series will include Sweet Contradiction, Perfect Contradiction and Beautiful Contradiction.
When not writing, Peggy can be found spending time at home with her husband, her teen son and four little girls. She loves reading, writing, soap making, aromatherapy, gangster movies, prepping for the zombie apocalypse and downing insane amounts of Twizzlers and Kazoozles.
As if being a wife and homeschooling mom of five doesn’t keep her busy enough, Peggy Martinez is a full time Author who has six published books, including The Time Warper Series and State of Decay. Peggy’s dream is to own a small homestead where she can raise some chickens along with her five kids, tend to a large garden and one day take her dream vacation’s to Ireland, Greece and Scotland.
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~ Excerpt ~
Guess what tomorrow night is?” I bounced up and down on the edge of Jen’s bed.
She groaned and pulled her covers up and over her head. “Go away; you’re up way too early.”
I grinned and then tugged the blankets off of her. “Come on, sleepy head… it’s a beautiful day, and I plan on making the most of it. I thought maybe we could lay out in the sun in the backyard or maybe throw a picnic basket together and get out of the house.” I really wanted Jen out of bed. She’d been drawing further and further into herself the past several days. She was normally an early riser, so I knew something was off with her. Death was hard, and I imagined the hurt I felt from losing Mrs. Collins multiplied times a thousand. I ached for the pain my best friend must’ve been going through. I needed to get her mind off everything.
“Ooh, I know. How about we go to that cute little antique shop we saw near Flat River a while back? I’d love to check it out. I heard there’s a nice, u-pick apple orchard near Flat River too. We could make a day of it.”
Jen groaned again and curled up into a ball.
I smiled to myself as I got up off the edge of the bed. “I bet a bushel of apples would make some amazing apple-cinnamon cobbler.”
She didn’t move.
“Oh man, and I’d love some homemade apple butter.”
She uncurled herself and moved her hair out of her face.
“I bet apple butter would be good slathered on some homemade bread, fresh out of the oven.”
Jen narrowed her eyes at me. I smiled as sweetly as possible. “Elizabeth Michaels, you are positively prime evil. You know I could never say no to homemade apple butter and freshly baked bread.”
I moved over to the door and turned to give her a wink. “I know. Now hurry and get dressed. We are getting out of the house today.” I heard her mumbling as I bounced down the stairs to make a fresh pot of coffee. Mission accomplished.
~ Giveaway ~
Stay You & Happy Reading,