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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Be Romanced

Thank you to Kiki for having Jasmine Aherne and myself this week. I'm Melissa Wathington and today we are featuring Jasmine's new release Stranded, a contemporary sensual romance published by Pink Petal Books. Jasmine is masterful at her craft and certain to have a big future in front of her; she has two more releases coming up this year so be sure to bookmark her site. Read on to find out more about Stranded and my review of this heartwarming romance!

Blurb - Stranded

When Rachel Coles flew to New York to surprise the man she thought was her fiancé, coming face to face with his wife broke her heart. She needed a shoulder. So, she turned to a man she met by chance--handsome carpenter Will Norton. Together they turn her disaster into a short but magical holiday.

Will's attracted to the pretty brunette he met on the plane, and the fun sightseeing day they share only deepens his feelings for her. He’s just starting to regret never seeing her again when he learns Rachel’s had all her suitcase and purse stolen.
Now, as he offers her his guest room while she waits for a new passport, Will and Rachel find themselves struggling against a deep-rooted attraction that shows every sign of making itself permanent.

The only trouble is, Rachel’s stay in New York will be anything but…


This debut novel by Jasmine Aherne is an incredible treat for your senses. You will be swept away by the romance of Rachel Coles and Will Norton, a couple who meet on a flight into New York. The London traveler is coming to surprise her fiancée and stumbles upon heartbreak and misfortune. Helping her through it all, Will steps in and soon takes over her heart.

I loved the camaraderie and chemistry between Will and Rachel—it starts off gently and starts to simmer as they spend time together and grow closer. Their friendship is fun and comfortable, although attraction bubbles under the surface. But soon, the simmering heat turns into full blown passion and you’ll find yourself caught up in their emotions, not wanting the book to end. The vibrant writing style Aherne possesses makes every scene, every sense come alive. With her enchanting story telling skills, she illustrates how regular lives can be transformed through the power of love. All it takes is the right person. Jasmine Aherne is an author to keep your eye on—I highly recommend adding Stranded to your “must buy” list!


Looking for more by this talented author? You can find out all you ever wanted to know at her site http://www.jasmineaherne.com. She has several more releases coming up and loves to hear from her friends and fans. I encourage you to “Be Romanced” by Jasmine Aherne!


  1. Sorry guys that I haven't stopped by again this week before now! I have been stuck in Regency England, oh somewhere around 1826! LOL!

    "Stranded" sounds great, what a debut! Way to go, Jasmine!

  2. Thank you Kiki! Lovely, I really like novels set in the 1800s. It was a time of true gentlemen! :)


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