Friday, 30 August 2013
Brook Cottage Books is thrilled to be part of the Fiction Addiction Book Tours Promo Blitz for She Who Dares by Jane O'Reilly.
1 Sept 2013
Available to pre-order on Amazon from 1st August 2013
The Ugly Duckling meets Top Gear when a plain Jane mechanic comes face-to-face with the bad boy of rally racing...
Nic Sinclair spends most of her time hiding under the bonnet of a car. With her obsession with engines, a total lack of feminine wiles, and a stepsister who looks like Barbie, she understands that it’s the safest place to be.
But when Nic’s stepsister sells her half of their vintage car business and does a runner, Nic is forced to set down her wrench and deal with the fallout. Soon she’s engaged in a battle of wills with her new business partner, superstar rally driver Sebastian Prince — a battle he dares her to win.
There’s nothing quite like a scoundrel...
At least, there isn’t for me. Ever since Princess Leia told Han Solo he was one, and he told her she could ‘use a good kiss,’ he’s been the very definition of a perfect hero. This is the hero with the naughty streak, the one who confidently walks right on the edge between right and wrong. The dictionary defines a scoundrel as a villain, someone dishonourable and wicked. Not qualities you’d normally want in a man. But he’s also playful and mischievous, someone who lives by his own rules and refuses to conform.
Now those are qualities we do like. Take Han Solo. He’s a smuggler. He doesn’t play for either side, instead operating by his own rules. He is ruthless in his pursuit of money, but in the end he comes through for his friends. He’s a good bad man. Then we have Zorro, and Robin Hood, and James Bond (yes, Daniel Craig, I’m looking at you).
Sebastian Prince, the hero in She Who Dares, is something of a scoundrel too. He’s been suspended from his racing team following a horror crash, but he’s determined to get back in the driving seat and he’s going to do it his way. That’s how he ends up in Cornwall, staying in a house that looks like a pink porno palace, working with the sister of his ex and doing what scoundrels do best (and yes, a good kiss is most definitely involved).
So who is your favourite scoundrel?
Jane O’Reilly started writing as an antidote to kids’ TV when her youngest child was a baby. Her first novel was set in her old school and involved a ghost and lots of death. It’s unpublished, which is probably for the best. Then she discovered contemporary romance, and that, as they say, was that. She lives near London with her husband and two children. Find her at www.janeoreilly.com and on Twitter as @janeoreilly or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.