Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Better Man by Amy Vastine blog tour plus excerpt and giveaway @vastine7 @PrismBookTours #HarlequinHeartwarming

A Themed Tour through Prism Book Tours.

The Better Man (Chicago Sisters)The Better Man
by Amy Vastine
Adult Romance 
Harlequin Heartwarming
January 1st 2014

Kendall Montgomery's six-year-old son has barely spoken in the past year, locked in his world of silent grief. Then one day, he spots his dead father across a crowded street.

Max Jordan moved to Chicago to be closer to his own son and prove he can be a better father than his deadbeat dad. His striking resemblance to Kendall's husband and his track record with fatherhood make her determined to keep her distance…until Max helps her little boy come out of his shell. But can she trust him with their future? How can she be sure he won't take off just when they need him most?

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Maybe you can beat Max,Simon said. His blue eyes fluttered but stayed firmly fixed on Max.
I dont know. Im pretty good at checkers and your mom just got schooled by a first grader. No offense,he said to Simon.
Kendalls eyebrows shot up. Seriously?
What?Max laughed. Im just speaking the truth.
Oh, it is so on.Kendall started setting up the board. Something told him she wasnt going to be so easy to beat. Sure enough, she was a checkers master this time around. Every time Max thought he was setting her up to get jumped, shed trap him in more ways than one. She almost had him, but he wasnt kidding when he said he was good. Kendall groaned when she could tell her defeat was imminent.                                   
Winner!Max jumped her last checker and threw his hands up in the air, victorious. Im pretty sure you cheated,Kendall mumbled.
Dont be a sore loser.
Im not, but I was killing you. Your massive comeback is fishy, admit it.
Maxs mouth dropped open. That is a lie. There was nothing fishy about my comeback. You opened up that side for my guy to get through!”                                  
Are you going to give Max kisses because he won?Simon asked, completely putting an end to their playful argument.
Kendalls cheeks turned petal-pink. What he wouldnt do to feel the heat of them under his lips. Max shook his head, shocked at his own thoughts. Why would he think about kissing Kendall? Romance between the two of them was a complication shed certainly never welcome into her life. Shed been very clear about the fact that he might look like her husband but, aside from that, they were nothing alike. He wasnt her type.
But the way she looked at him told him maybe he was wrong.
Im not going to kiss Max,she said, her gaze shifting to the table. Her bottom lip caught between her teeth.
Oh, shes got to win to kiss me, buddy,Max said to let her off the hook.
Her eyes lifted back to his. Suddenly, the idea wasnt so objectionable. Kissing you is that great, is it?
Ive been told Im a very good kisser. The best by a few.
Her giggle was almost as cute as she was. That sounds like a challenge,she said, setting the checkers back on the board.
Max had to throw this game. Letting her win was the only option now that the thought of her lips on his had settled in his mind.

Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read.

Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

- Gift Card Grand Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card and a signed paperback (US) or ebook (INT) of The Better Man
- US Grand Prize: Signed paperback of The Better Man plus swag (shown above)
- 5 copies of The Better Man (paperback for US and ebooks for INT)
- Ends October 5th

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