Title: Under Contract
Author: Jacquelyn Ayres
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release date: 3rd July 2014
Hosted by: Bare Naked Words
Blitz Date 29th Sept – 1st Oct 2014
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Charlotte McKendrick is your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. She has three beautiful children, a loving family, special friends, and the most wonderful, adoring husband. Her life is a dream.
Er . . . let’s try this again.
Charlotte McKendrick is not your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. Yes, she’s got three beautiful children, a loving family (all of them lingerers—you’ll see), and her friends are special, all right! As far as her wonderful, adoring husband, what a joke! That bastard abandoned her and the kids six months ago.
Now, she will do anything she can to survive and provide for her children. Even if it means signing on the dotted line . . .
Mitch Colton is the CEO of Colton Technologies. Most of his year is spent traveling around the world, bringing companies the latest innovations in automobile technology. He doesn’t have time for a traditional relationship and the BS that comes with it. He doesn’t do the “marriage” thing, the “kid” thing, and he certainly doesn’t do the “falling in love” thing. All that said, he still wants someone to come home to. Someone who will offer everything he wants, and nothing he doesn’t. He realizes loyalty paired with these kinds of demands won’t come cheap. No problem. What he doesn’t realize is that once Charlotte McKendrick signs that dotted line, he’ll be paying with a lot more than money.
I am a domestic engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young, impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine), and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work this magic from the beautiful state of New Hampshire.
Before becoming a domestic goddess (not really), I spent over a decade in the medical field, where I wore more hats than the Queen.
I have loved the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn’t reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures.
Finding myself again through my writing in The Lost & Found Series, The One, and The GEG Series has been nothing short of a dream come true. Also, it makes people feel better when I laugh randomly or talk to myself, knowing it’s my characters and not “the voices” . . . that would be creepy.
Charley is on the edge and makes a decision to do whatever it takes to protect her family and keep a roof over their heads.
Mitchell knows heartbreak and has no interest in going there again.
Neither of them knew that the day they met their paths would intertwine so deeply.
What was supposed to be something casual yet contracted ended up being something so beautiful and one of a kind.
Whilst in parts there was an overuse of the term of endearment “baby” I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet, yet edgy story. It was something different to the boy meets girl stories.
I found myself in awe of Charley’s inner strength and adored her sass towards Mitch. He was funny to read about especially when futilely fighting his emotions over Charley.
They both had rocky pasts. They both needed to overcome what had happened to them. They both needed one another. Their union was perfect and adorable.
A story with that warm, fuzzy feeling. Perfect for a lazy afternoon read. 4 very deserving stars especially for that stunningly beautiful ending.