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Up Close and Personal

by Jody Vitek

 

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

 

About the Book

Four years after losing her husband, Elizabeth Farefield’s mother-in-law still blames her for his death. Finding it difficult to move forward, she takes a Caribbean cruise to contemplate her future…bumping into the past.

Divorced for five years, Robert Burnhamwood is happy with his playboy ways until on a cruise, a chance meeting has him longing for something he hasn’t wanted since his first marriage…a monogamous relationship filled with love.

But when Robert’s youngest daughter retaliates against his new relationship, his oldest daughter takes up with a man against his wishes, and a rapist terrorizes her neighborhood putting his daughter at risk, a peaceful future with new found love may be beyond Elizabeth’s grasp.

 

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She wasn’t dead. She’d read the signs correctly.

Being away from her children, and mother-in-law, gave her a freedom to be with those she wanted and do as she pleased. Robert was attractive, nice, caring, so why not have some fun while she was away?

“What’s got you so quiet?”

“Hmm? Oh, sorry. I get lost in the stars.” She let her hands slide, spreading her arms wide, across the smooth wood railing. “This is amazing compared to back home.” Her hips pressed against the rail as she leaned forward. What if she had too much fun while away? Would she be okay returning home? She needed to pull up her big girl panties, take a chance, and enjoy herself.

Robert’s arm slid across her lower back and she jumped. “Careful.” They gazed at each other. “I wouldn’t want to see you fall overboard.” He held her a little tighter—up close and personal.

“I wasn’t going anywhere.” With her hands centered in front of her, she turned into his chest, chin down. “I like where I’m at.” She dared a glance into his eyes, the yellow-green was striking in the moonlight.

“Where is that, Liz?” His soft voice had a husky sound. A finger lifted her chin to look him fully in the eyes.

“Here.”

Pulled into a tighter embrace, he bent and delivered a diminutive kiss. “With me?”

“Yes.”

This time the kiss grew passionate. His hand glided to the back of her neck, as his fingers spliced through her hair. He stopped.

 

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Book Review

Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader Copy of Up Close and Personal by Jody Vitek in exchange for an honest review.

It is my pleasure to read and review Up Close and Personal by Jody Vitek.

I’m pleased when a book captures me early and keeps my attention until the end and Up Close and Personal certainly did that. There are multiple plot lines to follow and enough action that kept me from wanting to put this book down!

Ms. Vitek writes very likable characters that seem very real in most of their emotional reactions. The settings described were lovely and the angst of the kids was overblown but very realistic.

This was an easy book to read and didn’t take me very long at all.

I wasn’t terribly thrilled with the tie-in of a university rapist but that had it’s place as well.

I highly recommend Up Close and Personal by Jody Vitek and give it four steaming hot cups of Room With Books coffee.

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©December 28, 2015

Patricia, Room With Books

 

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About the Author

MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_UpCloseAndPersonalJody Vitek is a multi-published author with Satin Romance, an imprint of Melange Books, LLC. She has been a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Midwest Fiction Writers (MFW) since 2001 and is a Provisional PAN member of RWA.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Jody remains close to home living with her husband of twenty-five plus years, three children and a cat named Holly. Growing up, she enjoyed reading V.C. Andrews’ the Dollanganger series, starting with Flowers in the Attic, S.E. Hinton, and Stephen King to name a few. Today her tastes run across the board in fiction and non-fiction, in all genres.

She has traveled throughout the United States, to the Bahamas and Cancun, Mexico. Between watching her youngest son playing soccer, maintaining one of the many scrapbook albums, gardening and being the COO of the Vitek household, she writes contemporary romances.

Connect with the Author

Website: www.jodyvitek.com

Email: info@jodyvitek.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jody-Vitek-Author/142820225824162

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jodyvitek

 

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Jody Vitek will be awarding a $20 Amazon/B&N gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Texas Two Step Excerpt Tour

Texas Two Step

by Jody Vitek

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You first met Chad Rogers and Chloe Atwood in Florida Heat, now you get to read their story.

Old family ties broken, childhood pain healed and true love revealed—one step at a time.

One phone call sends Chad Rogers back to the one place he’s been avoiding—home. Being at his mother’s side after she is shot, he faces the younger brother who tormented him during childhood and his ex-lover, Chloe Atwood.

Chloe Atwood is engaged to a family friend. Chad Rogers steps back into her world, spinning it off its axis. She sees him in a new light this time around, leaving her to question if they can have a future together.

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Excerpt

“I made us Mojitos.” Her mother handed her the drink before sitting at the patio table. “You seem to be a little on edge. Is everything okay?”

Chloe took a long slow sip of her drink. “I’ll be fine after drinking this. It’s just been stressful with the shooting at the shelter and the past weekend full of events.”

“How was the fundraiser?”

“Very successful, considering a big donation for the auction fell through. But Chad, Trent and Maggie put together an awesome package that raised an amazing amount.” The Mojito hit the spot as she swallowed.

“That was generous of them.”

“Here are my two lovely ladies,” her father said, opening the patio door.

Her mother immediately stood, greeting her father with a kiss. “I’ll be right back with your drink, Dear. Dinner should be ready in fifteen minutes.”

“So,” her father took the chair her mother left. “I hear you need to talk to us. Andrew’s not here, so I’m guessing you’re not announcing you’re pregnant.”

“Dad! No! I don’t want kids yet.” At least not with Andrew. “How’s work? The shelter didn’t get the grant. I read the email on Saturday.”

“I’m sorry. I would’ve voted for you if I could’ve.”

“Thank you, Dad. If we don’t apply, we can’t get the grant monies. There are others out there. I was just telling Mom about the fundraiser and how well we did. The money raised will help the women and children who need the safety the shelter offers.”

“Safety? I thought there was a shooting there not too long ago? Maybe you should think about a new line of work. Or don’t work at all. Andrew can support the two of you once you’re married.”

She gawked in disbelief. Adrenaline coursed through her veins as she wanted to raise her voice. This was no longer an issue. Her jaw clenched tight. Andrew wasn’t a part of her life.

“I need to use the bathroom before dinner.” Chloe snatched her drink from the table, making it slosh within its confinds. She stalked into the house. There her mother, Susie Homemaker, prepared their meal—the picture of who her father thought she should become. No way in hell!

 

About the Author

 

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Born and raised in Minnesota, Jody has remained close to home living with her husband of twenty plus years, three children and a cat named Holly. Growing up, she enjoyed reading V.C. Andrews’ the Dollanganger series, starting with Flowers in the Attic, S.E. Hinton, and Stephen King to name a few. Today her tastes run across the board in fiction and non-fiction, in all genres.

She has traveled throughout the United States, to the Bahamas and Cancun, Mexico. Between watching her son’s soccer games, maintaining one of the many scrapbook albums, gardening and being the COO of the Vitek household, she writes contemporary romances.

Connect with the Author

Website: www.jodyvitek.com

Email: info@jodyvitek.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jody-Vitek-Author/142820225824162

Twitter: @JodyVitek

 

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Jody will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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