Friday, June 20, 2014


Welcome to the Summer Lovin Blog Hop. 

Summer is my favorite season. It's the perfect time to fall in love. I know we can't plan when that certain someone will walk into our life, but if you're lucky enough to come across your soul mate in the season, you'll find a stroll on the beach, a late afternoon picnic in the park, a sunset, or watching a beautiful sunset will add to the mood. 

Savannah had no idea a chance enconter would lead to a season of change. 


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Savannah Mason, a career minded journalist, spends long hours at work, hoping to take the spot as anchor. She continues to fight for independence and refuses to allow her demanding father to take control of her life, despite his wish for her to take over his surgical practice. On her darkest day twelve years prior, she agreed to give her baby up for adoption. Now, on her daughter’s birthday, a chance encounter gives Savannah an opportunity to explore a corner of her heart she thought was lost forever. Rob Sinclair a renowned surgeon and NY Times best-selling author has a new release and needs a promo spot on the television show, The News Stop. When Savannah gets to conduct the interview, a door opens to her future. But can she walk through that door? The last thing she wants is a relationship, especially one with a divorced doctor who happens to have two small children. This man who seems all wrong for her slowly weaves his way into her heart. But before she is free to accept this love, she must face the unsettled issues in her life. Rob’s commitment to climbing the ladder of success and providing a good life for his children, keeps him on the road for days at a time. When he meets the assertive newswoman, desire and passion awaken his broken spirit. Savannah and Rob’s strong attraction is undeniable as they journey to a place where honesty and the power of forgiveness can guide them both home. Will it be enough to heal the scars of the past and allow them another chance at love?


"Would you like to come inside for coffee or tea?" Savannah "I'd love to," he answered without hesitation. 
Once at her doorstep, she fumbled for her keys. One part of her didn't want the night to end. 
Rob followed behind her and broke the silence. "So, this is what the inside of a newswoman's place looks like." He glanced around. 
If only she'd straightened up earlier in the day. The dining room table looked like a cyclone hit it. Between the newspaper pile, junk mail, and paper plates you couldn't even see the table. "I've been so busy lately." 
"Tell me about it. My kids constantly complain how many hours I work. I'm lucky if I can spare a moment at the end of the day to myself." 
The mention of his children reinforced the reason why she should put a halt to the playful flirtation. The wall she had set up to keep her safe from sorrow and guilt hit her in the face. She retreated to a safe place inside her heart, whenever she came close to a reminder of her past. Savannah was skilled at putting her feelings aside and instead put a smile on her face. 
"Sit down and make yourself comfortable. Do you prefer regular or decaf or how about organic green tea?" 
"Tea sounds good to me. Green tea carries health benefits, too." 
"I'll be right back." How cute, a medical reference. A fresh brewed tea took a few minutes in the new system she'd purchased at a specialty shop. A bag of oatmeal cookies made with all natural ingredients came in handy and she reached for them along with the cups. When the tea was done, she put a few cookies on the tray and carried it to the living room. The last thing she expected was to play hostess. 
"Here you go." She placed it down on the coffee table. 
Rob patted the spot next to him. "It's time to relax. You've had a tiring day." He took a few sips of tea and placed the mug down on a coaster. 
His doting words reminded her of the typical thing a doctor would say, but his caring nature appealed to her. With Rob sitting so close, her hands shook. They exchanged playful glances. Rob stood and went over to the sliding glass doors. "You have a great view from here." 
She got up and slowly moved toward him. Her chest tightened with each step. As she approached him and admired his broad shoulders, it dawned on her he could be a candidate for People's sexiest man alive. Control yourself. 
"I'm happy here," she admitted. "I love it when the morning light shines on the water and it mimics fine pieces of crystal." 
Rob slowly approached her. His gaze fixed on her, sent shivers from head to toe. Afraid of what might happen next, she turned away. They were too close for comfort. An electric energy surged between them. Before she could stop him, Rob reached for her and pulled her up against his chest. "You're an amazing woman, Savannah." His lips met hers and he cradled her head in his hands as if she was a precious jewel. It all happened so quickly, she didn't have time to react. The warmth of his touch sent waves of heat down her stomach and in between her legs as the world stood still. When Rob's hands moved slowly across her back, it took her to a level of arousal she never expected. She found herself spellbound by the feel of his rock hard body pressed up against her chest. All of the emotions she'd kept inside emerged when Rob held her tight. When they finally parted, she stood frozen in shock with her heart pounding and her ears ringing. 
His expression made him look as if he broke the law with his eyes practically popping out of his head. He quickly took a step back. "I don't know what to say. I'm so sorry for my rude behavior." 
"You weren't rude. I didn't stop you." 


I'm giving away an e-copy of Savannah's Journey. Comment to be entered. What is your favorite season?


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joe hawk said...

I love summer the warm weather and camping with the family it is awesome,

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Joe! I'm with you. Camping and family are on the top of my list. Thanks for stopping by.

Lori Gordon said...

Hi Kathleen, Hope this finds you well? Congrats on your latest release :)

books4me said...

Autumn is my favorite season. The air is cool and crisp and I love the color of the trees!

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Anonymous said...

I'm with books4me. I love the Fall. The crisp in the air and all the orange, red, and yellow leaves. Plus, with fall comes the start of gearing up for the holiday season, which for me includes Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. :)
~Angela Christina Archer

Joanne C. Berroa said...

Summer at the Jersey shore. What could be better? Hi, Kathleen.

Kristin Linehan said...

I love the changing colors and crisp weather of fall.

Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop!

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Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Lori! It's great to see you here. I hope you had fun at the hop. Thanks so much!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Books 4 me! Autumn is a beautiful time of year. My husband and I travel to New England for the foliage. Love the colors.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Angela! You have a great point. It's great to look forward to the holidays. The change of seasons is better than we admit.

Thank you for stopping at my place.

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hey Joanne! You can't beat the Jersey Shore. I have to get to Cape May!

I'm so happy you stopped by. Hope you had fun. Thank you!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Kristin! Another fall lover. The colors are amazing. I love the smell of the fireplaces in my neighborhood when the temperature dips.

Thanks so much! Happy hopping!

GingerRing said...

Spring! I love seeing the green after a long winter and all the baby animals in the fields. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sue Stiff said...

I love the autumn. So many colors and yet you still have warm days.

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Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Ginger!

Spring is a beautiful time of year. It always lifts my spirits.

Thank you for stopping by!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Sue!

I love the changing colors of Autumn. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Good Luck!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi BN!

Summer is my favorite time of year. I look forward to the longer days and of course the beach.

Happy Hopping!

BookLady said...

My favorite season is summer, because I love going to the beach. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Heare2Watts said...

Favorite season, I am found of spring after brown, cold and winter, seeing new life!
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Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Heare2Watts,

Renewal is the amazng part of spring. Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great day!

Life Without Frank said...

I would say fall, there aren't really seasons here in southern California but I like the temperature change!


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Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hello, Life without Frank,

California is a beautiful state. I'm so glad you stopped by. Good Luck!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Jennifer, Fall is a popular favorite season. It is a pretty time of year. Thank you for stopping by.

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Sue Stiff is the winner of the e-book copy of Savannah's Journey. Congratulations! I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on the Summer Lovin Blog Hop. I had a blast. The Grand Prize winners are posted on the main page. Click the link on the bottom of my post to hop over.

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