Welcome to my stop on the Seven Day Fiancé Blog Tour hosted by InkSlinger PR. For today's stop, I've got an awesome guest post by Rachel Harris to share with all of you as well as the tour wide giveaway, so do not go anywhere because there's a lot of epic going on here! Let's get to it!
About the book:
Love and Games, #2)
Author: Rachel Harris
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Release date: October 14, 2013
One bad boy. One good girl. One unforgettable week…
Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé—a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning Cane at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem.
Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse.
Oh, the ever popular bad boy. I don’t know what it is, but every time I see a book boyfriend who is unattainable, wounded, and/or flashes that mischievous wink, I fall for him hook, line, and sinker.
And I know I’m not alone.
My favorite thing about books is the escapism. As a reader, we suspend our disbelief, become another person, and enter a totally different world than our own. Maybe it’s a different state or country. Maybe we’re reentering high school even though in real life we graduated years ago (let’s just not disclose how many years exactly, okay?). Or maybe we transport to a different era, or even another dimension. We get to try on different personalities, unique perspectives, and we get to fall in love again over and over. In the hands of a skilled author, I can fall for just about any hero—I’m easy like that, I guess. Strong and silent, cute and funny, famous or your average Joe, I’m game for it all. But give me a misunderstood bad boy, and I’m a sucker for him every time.
Cane Robicheaux, the hero in my latest romance, Seven Day Fiancé, is a bad boy. At least, on the outside. The ink on his skin, leather on his jacket, and motorcycle he rides in on scream it loud and clear. His playboy reputation and gig as bartender and occasional musician solidifies it. Never mind that he’s also a business owner. Or that beneath the surface, he’s a bit of a math nerd with OCD quirks. Everything he lets the world see epitomizes the bad boy stereotype…the good guy underneath is a secret.
And I think that’s what draws us in.
Women are nurturers by nature. We want to help, care for, and protect people and something about a rugged man yanks on the core of who we are. In real life, an alpha may very well forever stay that way, may have no deep layers or inner wound, or if he does, he may never get over it. Or share it. But within a delicious romantic fantasy, the love of a good woman transforms him. He retains all the sexy qualities that made him a bad boy in the beginning—he just chooses not to be one around the love of his life. A woman we naturally imagine is us.
In real life, I crushed on and dated a few bad boys in my younger years. Tough guys who talked big and even a few who acted it. I confess it was not the fairytale I imagined. But that’s okay. I married my real hero, a man who is strong, an alpha in his own right, but who is also loving, romantic, and an amazing father to our two daughters. It doesn’t mean that I can’t lose myself in the pretend. Read about gritty motorcycle clubs, MMA fighters, charismatic playboys, or delicious rockers, and swoon to my heart’s content.
It’s not real; it’s fiction. And I for one love the fantasy.
About the author:
A Cajun cowgirl now living in Houston, she firmly believes life's problems can be solved with a hot, sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.
When not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, she home schools her two beautiful girls and watches reality television with her amazing husband. Taste The Heat is her Adult Romance debut. She’s the author of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century and A Tale of Two Centuries.
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