At long last, my contemporary romance novel, The Fixer-Uppers has come again! The real irony is that I wrote the first draft of this story many years ago (and have since updated it and it's been through several edits, so it's better than ever), but today I find myself in a similar situation as the main characters!
The crux of the story is two hard-working Americans (definitely the 99%) trying to get by and finding love in the process. The hero even suffers an eviction from his apartment. Talk about life imitating art! I now can fully sympathize with Mike having his worldly goods tossed out on the street. Luckily for him, the heroine Cassie takes him in and gives him a room in her home, and a happy ending is assured.
If you have a Kindle or other e-reader and enjoy good ol' fashion romantic comedies, then you'll enjoy this book. You can even feel safe giving it to a loved one as a birthday/Christmas gift, too. Just think--you'll be helping a struggling author out by buying her book, so you can feel it was worth the couple of bucks you spent.
Can a single mom find happiness on a blind date--or at least dinner with a male who can cut up his own food? Cassie and Mike believe they're "in like" not "in love." But when down-on-his-luck Mike is evicted, Cassie takes him into her home. Mike starts fixing everything from window screens to little boys' broken hearts. Will Cassie let him fix hers?
An excerpt: Mike teaches Cassie how to act out her frustration at her ex by throwing darts at a picture on a dartboard.
He smells of paint and newsprint—and male. Cassie closed her eyes. She could feel the overpowering warmth and strength of Mike’s muscles through the thin fabric of his shirt as she stood entranced next to him. What if she turned around this instant and pulled him into her arms instead?
Her sluggish mind was wandering she realized. She blinked and shook her head to clear the cobwebs.
“Oh—kay. I’m ready.”
“Then let ‘er rip.”
The dart hit the imprint of Mike’s pinkie.
He grinned. “Not bad. Now give Jack a stab right in the heart. Aim for the middle.”
Cassie screwed both eyes shut and sent the dart flying with a passionate fling. A loud thump broke the silence.
“Oh, no—can I open my eyes now? Did I break something?” she asked timidly.
Mike let out a long whistle. “Look what you did.”
She cautiously opened one eye. The dart had hit dead center.
“Yippee!” Cassie jumped up and down. She gave Mike an impulsive bear hug, almost knocking the breath out of him. “Let’s do it again!”
Mike’s gaze fixed on her mouth. “Yes, let’s do—”
The Fixer-Uppers is now available in all e-book formats at Devine Destinies Books:
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