Monday, 8 February 2016

Walker Bride by Bernadette Marie #ContemporaryRomance

Bernadette will be awarding autographed copies of all three Walker series books (US ONLY) to a randomly drawn winner, and one e-Copy of one of the author's backlist to another randomly drawn winner; both via rafflecopter during the tour.

Always the bridal consultant, never the bride. That was former bad girl gone business professional, Pearl Walker's life until she put her hands on Tyson Morgan while measuring him for a tux.

Tyson was happy being a miserable man, taking care of his family's land, and not involved with a woman. However, even he can't resist the pull of attraction to the beautiful, and off limits, Pearl?

The feud between the Walkers and the Morgans had torn apart friends and families for generations. What might happen when Pearl Walker and Tyson Morgan become business partners—and more?


Seriously, no one had ever asked him to do anything so uncomfortable in his entire life. And here he was, standing in a dress shop, in borrowed shoes, letting a Walker measure him.

In the mirror, he watched her move a step stool into place behind him and step up. She took the tape measure from around her neck, then ran it from one side of his shoulders to the other. The tingle of her fingers resonated through his shirt and down through his skin.

He bit down hard to control his body from flinching, gripping tightly to the bottle of soda in his hand.

“Now, I’ll do your arm,” her voice was soft, and her breath was warm on his neck.

She held her hand at the top of his shoulder and just as she’d done across his back, she slid her hand delicately down his arm until she reached his wrist.

How quickly did she say this was going to take? Tyson was thinking he’d need a much stiffer drink than soda when this was over.

Moving to the other arm, and then his chest, it gave him the chance to catch the scent of her perfume.

Tyson clenched his toes in the borrowed shoes and closed his eyes as she reached her arms around his waist, her body brushing against his.

She took the measurement quickly and then wrote it down in the notebook she’d laid at her feet.

“Why couldn’t I just tell you my pant size and my coat size? You have to measure everyone?” he asked, noticing she was kneeling before him and not rising.

Every person is built differently, even if they are the same size,” she said using air quotes to emphasize her point.

Well, now how was he supposed to take that comment with her reaching her hands toward his crotch?

Realizing he was thinking just a bit too much about where her hands were going to travel, he stumbled back, nearly falling from the small platform she had him standing on.

“Sorry. I guess this is making me a little uncomfortable.”

She smiled sweetly up at him. He didn’t think it was possible to like a Walker, let alone find one extremely attractive, but damn if those blue eyes weren’t burning right through him.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13, when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d share with her friends.  Her journey into novel writing started the summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old typewriter.  At all times of the day and night you would find her on the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to write for the next 22 years.

In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published.  That year she wrote 12 books.  In 2009  she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born.  In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking on other authors in other genres. 

Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events.  She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.  An avid reader she loves to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and she always promises Happily Ever After.





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