Return to Gray Harbor Book Tour @jjbryantbooks @GoddessFish

October 14, 2015

Return to Gray Harbor

by J.J. Bryant



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GENRE: Contemporary Romance


About the Book

Michael Malone has everything a man could want: money, success, looks, even an apartment in New York City. He had never planned on going back to Gray Harbor, but his mother needed him. And there was no way he would ever stay in Maine. At least that’s how he felt before Beth Adams. The talented chef is nothing like what he thought he needed, but now she’s all he can think about.

Then trouble at work pulls him back to the city and back into the life he worked so hard to build. And while it no longer seems to be everything Michael wants anymore, he can’t simply leave everything he knows behind. Or can he?




“Time really flies when I’m with you,” he said. “It’s already eleven thirty. I need to head back and go visit my father at the hospital.”

He looked serious for a moment and then his face brightened. “This has been really nice. I’m really looking forward to Sunday. Dress casual. We aren’t going anywhere fancy for our lunch but I think you’ll like it.”

He offered her his hand so she could get up, too. She took it and they both climbed the boulders together. When they reached the top, Beth stumbled and Michael caught her, and then he did a very unprofessional thing. He looked in her eyes and kissed her on the lips.

His lips were soft and his arms strong around her. She forgot her surroundings.

“Goodbye, see you Sunday!” And with that he ran off.

Beth just stood there dumfounded as he ran off. What just happened? Did he really just kiss her? She began jogging back to the Warren Inn with a stupid smile on her face. Even though she was feeling really cautious about this whole thing, maybe she shouldn’t. Maybe she should just live in the moment and enjoy Michael while he was here. It wasn’t often she met a man with whom she shared such mutual attraction, intense chemistry, and great conversations. Maybe she should just go for it?

Although she had no problem taking risks with her cuisine, with her business, or even at times with her own personal fashion, she had always guarded herself when it came to men.


About the Author


After spending years working in the fast-paced business world, author J.J. Bryant is happy to be living her dream of writing romance. She has her MBA and you may see her bring a little of that experience into the lives of her characters. J.J. Bryant grew up in New England and loves hiking and biking with her family and her miniature schnauzer puppy.

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  • Sandra Watts October 15, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Sounds good. Handsome guy!

  • Mary Preston October 15, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Thank you for the great excerpt.

    • J.J. Bryant October 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks Mary, hope you enjoy the book!

  • Victoria October 14, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I’m looking forward to reading this one 🙂

    • J.J. Bryant October 15, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks Victoria! And after you read feel free to connect with via FB, Twitter or my website and let me know what you think:)

  • Betty W October 14, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Great excerpt, thank you!

  • Ree Dee October 14, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I am looking forward to reading more. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  • Deborah W. October 14, 2015 at 9:52 am

    It sounds like a wonderful book! Looking forward to reading it.

  • Goddess Fish Promotions October 14, 2015 at 5:08 am

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