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Doc T by Skye McNeil Book Tour

My original pen name strikes again! Check it out & download this bad boy 😉

Title: Doc T

Series: Macha MC #1

Author: Skye McNeil

Release: July 25, 2020

Genre: Motorcycle Club Romance

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50640571-doc-t

 

Blurb: 

When danger surrounds a motorcycle club princess and her bad boy protector, will they battle to keep their love alive?

 

The job is simple. Babysit a MC princess until it’s safe for her to return to Ireland. What Doc T doesn’t expect is to fall for the sassy yet innocent Isadora Walsh… but he can’t have her. It’s the club’s rule.

 

Isa never knew about her father’s role in Macha MC until it threatened her life. Spirited away to sleepy Snowshoe, Colorado, she craves the bad boy assigned to protect her nearly as much as she’s determined to get away from club life. 

 

When danger crosses into Snowshoe and alliances are questioned, Isa and Doc are thrust into a MC war that results in bullet holes and kidnapping. Can Doc protect Isa or will the Macha princess do the saving?

 

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World of Books 65 – “Doc T has everything you will love about a MC book – Hot Biker, sizzling hot chemistry and most importantly a really enjoyable storyline.”

 

Goodreads Review – “Doc T’s plot just got my attention instantly, and I wasn’t disappointed after reading the book.”

 

Nerd Girl Official – “This is the first book in the series that is sure to become an instant must read series!”

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EXCERPT:

Doc stepped forward, but Isa interrupted his act. “Do you like breathing?”

         Cueball smirked. “Last I checked.”

         “Then I suggested you back off before the Belfast president finds out you’re drooling over his daughter.”

         Doc bit back a laugh at the expression on Cueball’s face. The other man stepped away, hands up in surrender. “No harm intended.” He glanced to Doc. “They grow them feisty in Ireland.”

         He jerked his chin up. “Wouldn’t have it any other way, brother.”

         Cueball chuckled and maintained his path toward the bedrooms. When Doc turned back around, he met Isa’s glowering face. The more time he spent with her only reiterated his longing to put her over his knee. She was sassy when needed and that stirred up the most primitive sensations in his mind. Suddenly, being uprooted from his familiar role as the club doctor wasn’t so bad.

         “Are all MC members horndogs?”

         Doc took a step closer and tugged on the bottom of her shirt. It barely covered her navel, leaving plenty of skin available to tempt any man. “Have you seen yourself, Isa? You’re the prettiest girl in the clubhouse.” His eyes fixed to her lips where she was rubbing them together. “And that fire of yours only makes it hotter.” He reached over and ran his knuckles down the side of her neck, goosebumps spreading at his act. “Because we all like to play with fire.”

         “What if I burn you,” she whispered, the sound airy and uncertain.

         He chuckled and stepped away. “You’re worth the scars, princess.”

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Why readers should give DOC T a look:

Motorcycle club books have always intrigued me. The sex appeal, the danger, the total bad boy vibe draws me in time after time. That’s what Macha MC will bring each time a reader discovers the club’s men. With plenty of bad boys with hearts of gold, Macha’s members are one of a kind. If you’re looking for a new style of MC bad boy, look no further than Doc T.

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AUTHOR BIO

Award-winning author Skye McNeil began writing at the age of seventeen and has been lost in a love affair ever since. During the day, she moonlights as a paralegal at a law firm favoring criminal law.


Skye enjoys writing contemporary and suspense romance novels that leave readers craving more and falling in love over and over. She writes contemporary and historical novels ranging from sweet and sassy to steamy and sultry.

Her constant writing companions are two cats, a cuddly Australian Shepherd, and her daughter. When she’s not writing, Skye enjoys spending time with family, photography, volleyball, traveling, and curling up with a cup of coffee and reading.

 

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Book Tour Timberline by Skye McNeil

My alter pen name strikes again. Check out my recently re-released book, Timberline, written under me as Skye McNeil.
Timberline
Collegiate Peaks Book 1
by Skye McNeil
Genre: Contemporary Romance, RomCom
Best-selling romance novels are Jessamine Davis’s life. Well, editing them at least. Her own love life is far from a fairytale. Just when she thinks nothing could put her New York City lifestyle on hold, she receives an unexpected wedding invitation.
Asher Whitaker is a swoon-worthy romance author, but his writing stalls, so he takes a part-time job at a local coffee shop. When a gorgeous woman asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend for a wedding in Colorado, his writer’s block suddenly dissipates.
Wedding shenanigans and trying to pass off a faux relationship lead Jessamine and Asher to discover a stronger connection than either expected.
Can love under false pretenses stand a chance?
Skye McNeil began writing at the age of seventeen and has been lost in a love affair ever since. During the day, she moonlights as a paralegal at a law firm favoring criminal law.
Skye enjoys writing romantic comedies and romantic suspense novels that leave readers wanting more and falling in love over and over. She writes contemporary and historical novels ranging from sweet and sassy to steamy and sultry.
Her constant writing companions are two cats and two dogs. When she’s not writing, Skye enjoys spending time with family, photography, volleyball, traveling, and curling up with a cup of coffee and reading.
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Covid19 Quarantines Dating

April has come at long last. Unfortunately, it didn’t bring just a lively spring this year, but a deadly virus as well. I won’t rehash the current state of the continents as we all know it’s not the best.

All this social distancing and time away from libraries, friends, restaurants etc. has given me plenty of time to think. Or more accurately, overthink. It’s something I do often. I’m positive I’m not the only one either. What exactly am I overthinking? Love and relationships of course! What else?!

As a writer of romance, I create ‘perfect’ couples. Naturally, they have their own flaws and throughout the book learn to love and accept the flaws of their significant other and they live happily ever after…. So, what happens when a writer such as myself is thrust into real life?

I should preface that I’m divorced and tentatively looking at the dating realm again. Not because I’m desperate or need someone to complete me or whatever bullshit but because I want someone to love me even when I’m wearing a dress that clearly accentuates the ‘carb’ belly that I’m rockin’ and adores me the way I am. Being an independent and sassy woman, I tend to scare guys off.

That being said, I started some online dating and chatting with fellas. Went on a few ghastly dates and a few ‘meh’ ones. But then there was this one… We’ll call him Mr. X. We clicked on several different levels and I enjoyed spending time with him. Insert giant COVID19 bitch. So after getting to know Mr. X a few weeks, the world suddenly shifts. Jobs are in question, money is tight, going anywhere is banned, toilet paper is being hoarded (why though?), and dating is put on an odd sort of hold.

What does this have to do with perfect men? Hang tight, buttercup.

As have many women before me and many women after, I start to second-guess everything. The lack of communication and seeing each other. The worry that I’m investing too much of my time in a noncommittal ‘thing’. My low position on the totem pole of priorities. Tip of the iceberg right there. And as a writer, I’m over-analyzing Mr. X because he isn’t perfect, I’m not perfect and I don’t know if our imperfections can create a ‘perfect’ couple like the ones I write. Honestly, I don’t know what to expect from men these days and if I’m being unrealistic.

My favorite saying by Jane Austen is from Emma, “Perhaps, it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.”

That’s what I try to recreate in my romances. No one is perfect, duh, but I want that imperfect, perfect connection with someone. One of my best friends brought this to my attention and it didn’t hit me until she said it. I’m too focused on that perfect yet imperfect couple that I lose track of what’s important.

I don’t like things up in the air. Right now, our world is exactly that and it scares the ever-living shit out of me and many of you. I don’t know what’s going to happen next. I don’t know if I’ll have a job. I don’t know if I should be with Mr. X and hope what I’m seeing is just quarantine issues or if Mr. K is waiting for me to emerge from isolation and is a better fit for what my clingy ass needs.

Dating is hands-down the most confusing and nerve-wracking thing I’ve done in years. I like being in control and knowing where things are headed. Add a dash of COVID19 and I’m a mess. I want to believe dating is worth all this hoopla but right now I’m seriously considering deleting profiles, self-quarantining from dating indefinitely, and hitting up a sperm bank if I ever want another child.

For the moment and possibly for the next few months, COVID19 has quarantined dating. Whilst I read my plethora of titles on my Kindle and attempt to motivate myself to write or edit or do something writing-related, I’ll also be working on reevaluating what I need and want in a relationship. I’ve been so focused on my daughter and career that I have an idea, but I think I have to write it down or I’ll forget and fall for the first sweet, cute guy who crosses my path post-quarantine.

Peace, love, and everything in between.

~Tessa~

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Credence by Skye McNeil

My alter pseudonym is at it again. Credence, book 3 in the Mobster Files is now available. Be sure to download best-selling book 1, Appointed by Fate, for #FREE & book 2, Exonerated With Love before you read the final installment 😉

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Title: Credence

Author: Skye McNeil

Series: The Mobster Files, book 3

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: November 23, 2019

Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

Cover Designer: BookSmith Design

 Available now! 

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/319YoYU

All other links: books2read.com/credence

Blurb

Alliances are tested in the final installment in Cameron and Joci’s love story when mobsters and lawyers collide.

Cameron Shearer’s life as a police officer is put on hold when the Del Rossi mob demands restitution. One last job with the mob then he’s done for good. Too bad for him his ex-girlfriend—and sister of his mafia boss—isn’t on the same page. Thrown into a life of heists, arrests, and his past, Cameron must walk the line of good and evil.

When Cameron is forced back to his mobster ways, Joci must face a potential future without him. Juggling two law firms, a family, and the mob is harder than she could’ve prepared for. Just when she thinks life falls into place, something disrupts their future.

Will history repeat itself or will their love find credence?

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Skye McNeil began writing at the age of seventeen and has been lost in a love affair ever since. During the day, she moonlights as a paralegal at a law firm favouring criminal law.

Skye enjoys writing romantic comedies and cozy mysteries novels that leave readers wanting more and falling in love over and over. She writes contemporary and historical novels ranging from sweet and sassy to steamy and sultry.

Her constant writing companions are two cats and two dogs. When she’s not writing, Skye enjoys spending time with family, photography, volleyball, traveling, and curling up with a cup of coffee and reading.

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Evening Shadows by Sheila Kell

Author: Sheila Kell
Title: Evening Shadows
Series: Agents of H I S, book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Cover Designer: RMGraphX
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When deception leads to vengeance, it’s only your heart you can trust.
From Romantic Suspense BEST-SELLING and AWARD-WINNING Author • When his life depends on the woman who holds secrets, can he trust their love will be enough for her to seek the truth? In Sheila Kell’s thrilling novel of deception and second chances, two operatives embark on a dangerous journey that will test them as agents, friends, and lovers.
Time and distance hasn’t impacted Ken “Boss” Patrick’s love for Samantha “Sugar” Milton. When faced with the chance to move them from friends to lovers, forces out of his control make the stakes impossibly high. His mission to win her heart becomes a frantic task to save both of their lives.
To survive a new injury and being captured by their target, Ken must rely on the woman he loves but no longer trusts. With Sugar’s difficulty to separate truth from deception, Ken’s only chance is to convince the agent who holds his heart that the forces working against them are the true enemy.
EVENING SHADOWS is the first book in the Agents of H I S romantic suspense series. Agents of H I S is a spin-off series of the original award-winning H I S series. Just like in the H I S series, each Agents of H I S novel is a standalone novel.
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Ken dropped down on one knee in front of her and took her hands in his. “I’m sorry, Sam. I
really am. I didn’t need to be so blunt. Who knows? Maybe Lance would’ve changed his tune and
been your biggest supporter on this job. I promise I’m not sexist. I know you can do the job, but I
also know you can die on the job.”
With wet eyes and tears sliding down her face, she looked at him. Die on the job. Could it be
that easy?
After dropping one of her hands, he clung to the other as he stood and pulled her up with him.
Standing so close her breasts touched his chest, neither said a word. Her breathing quickened and
their gazes locked with a fire lighting and flaring between them. The one thing they’d been dancing
around since she’d joined HIS.
Slowly, he leaned his head down, his lips covering hers. But it wasn’t the chaste kiss she
expected. It was full of red-hot passion that tried to make up for the last ten years of separation.

Sheila Kell writes about the romantic men who leave women’s hearts pounding with a happily ever after built on memorable, adrenaline-pumping stories. Or, (since her editor tries to cut down on her long-windedness) simply “Smokin’ Hot Romance & Intrigue.” Her debut novel, His Desire (HIS Series #1), launched as an Amazon #1 romantic suspense bestseller and Top 100 overall, later winning the Readers’ Favorite award for best romantic suspense novel.
As a Southern girl who has left behind her days with the United States Air Force and as a University Vice President, she can usually be found nestled in the Mississippi woods, where she lives with her cats and all the strays that magically find her front door. When she isn’t writing, you can find Sheila with her nose in a good book, dealing with the woodland critters who enjoy her back porch, or wishing she had a genie to do her bidding.

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Spooky Vibes

It’s that time of year again in Iowa. The leaves are turning brilliant colors and my heater is warming up once more.

I’ve been tossing around the idea of writing a psychological thriller/horror novella or full length novel. The idea actually came from my 9-year-old daughter. She’s recently become interested in spooky/scary YA books and I wondered if I had it in me to do something along those lines. I’ve seen my fair share of homicide photos in the workplace since my firm has represented alleged murderers and my mind constantly wonders what went on during those acts.

I haven’t nailed down exactly what kind of thriller to pen, but I’m leaning toward a serial killer type. That of course means I need to read a few more in that genre to see if it’s my speed. If you have any you’d recommend, let me know. Brownie points if they’re indie books.

Why now? Great question. I don’t know if I have the answer other than it feels like the time to explore the spooky side of storytelling. I usually don’t like horror films etc. because I hate not knowing what’s going to happen. In writing the story, I think I’ll enjoy controlling the situation more.

Halloween has always been taboo for me, growing up religious, so I’d love to incorporate the holiday. Plus, who doesn’t like a little murder?

As per usual, I’ll be sure to keep you all informed of my status and story.

~Tessa~

P.S. There will be no scary clowns

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Evening Shadow-Sheila Kell

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Author: Sheila Kell

Title: Evening Shadows

Series: Agents of H I S, book 1

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: September 17, 2019

Cover Designer: RMGraphX

 Available now! 

Amazon: US | UK | AU

Blurb

When deception leads to vengeance, it’s only your heart you can trust.

From Romantic Suspense BEST-SELLING and AWARD-WINNING Author • When his life depends on the woman who holds secrets, can he trust their love will be enough for her to seek the truth? In Sheila Kell’s thrilling novel of deception and second chances, two operatives embark on a dangerous journey that will test them as agents, friends, and lovers.

Time and distance hasn’t impacted Ken “Boss” Patrick’s love for Samantha “Sugar” Milton. When faced with the chance to move them from friends to lovers, forces out of his control make the stakes impossibly high. His mission to win her heart becomes a frantic task to save both of their lives.

To survive a new injury and being captured by their target, Ken must rely on the woman he loves but no longer trusts. With Sugar’s difficulty to separate truth from deception, Ken’s only chance is to convince the agent who holds his heart that the forces working against them are the true enemy.

EVENING SHADOWS is the first book in the Agents of H I S romantic suspense series. Agents of H I S is a spin-off series of the original award-winning H I S series. Just like in the H I S series, each Agents of H I S novel is a standalone novel.

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AuthorBio

Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon | Bookbub | Newsletter

Sheila Kell writes about the romantic men who leave women’s hearts pounding with a happily ever after built on memorable, adrenaline-pumping stories. Or, (since her editor tries to cut down on her long-windedness) simply “Smokin’ Hot Romance & Intrigue.” Her debut novel, His Desire (HIS Series #1), launched as an Amazon #1 romantic suspense bestseller and Top 100 overall, later winning the Readers’ Favorite award for best romantic suspense novel.

As a Southern girl who has left behind her days with the United States Air Force and as a University Vice President, she can usually be found nestled in the Mississippi woods, where she lives with her cats and all the strays that magically find her front door. When she isn’t writing, you can find Sheila with her nose in a good book, dealing with the woodland critters who enjoy her back porch, or wishing she had a genie to do her bidding.

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Rejection Thoughts

Rejection. It happens to us all. Sometimes, it’s by a stranger because not everyone is the man/woman of our dreams. More times than most (in my opinion), it’s someone you know. To me, that sucks the most.

I could tell you it gets better & to keep your chin up, but that’s bogus. Sometimes, you need to let yourself feel the rejection. Why, you might ask? Because otherwise we don’t grow. I’m mostly speaking of book submission rejection because there’s no way I’m touching the whole dating topic. At least not until I’ve had a glass of wine or two.

As a person who has two folders full of rejection emails, I’ve dealt with my fair share of the dreaded “thanks but no thanks” from publishers. Now, that’s one of the nicer ones. I won’t mention the ones that made me want to stab my desktop because of the rude comments (F ’em anyways).

Rejection never gets easier. At least, I don’t think it does. After five years, it hasn’t felt any bit better the more rejections I receive. I’m still holding out hope that I’ll finally snag that #1 spot on Amazon & the NY Times. It’s not happened yet, but that doesn’t mean it won’t.

Recently, I received a rejection email that sent me into a depression spiral. 2019 hasn’t been great publishing wise or personally for that matter, but I digress. The email basically said “your sales suck so we’re not publishing the last book in your series”. I’m paraphrasing a bit, but you get the picture. While, I’m a professional author, I’m also a person and I understand their decision was for their bottom line.

Maybe my pain was caused because they urged me to finish the book by a certain deadline then when I did as they instructed, they waited several months before telling me ‘no’. Maybe it was because my personal life affected the way I promoted my recent release and, therefore, sales were down for the book.

I’m not sure the exact perfect storm that occurred, but I do know it made me stop writing. As in, I had an October deadline but suddenly couldn’t write. The rejection stunted my words. Obviously, I’m partially to blame. The romance genre is very competitive. I haven’t picked up a pen since that email. I cried the entire day and throughout the week after reading it. I’ve only read it once, to be honest, because I’m working through the stages of grief and don’t want to backtrack.

In publishing, there are indie publishers, traditional publishers, and ones I like to say are a little of both. I’ve been published by indie and the combo publishers over the years. I’m not sure which is better/worse. What I can say is your sales have to be close to stellar. That’s very disconcerting from my standpoint because I’m a full-time employee and mother on top of managing two author careers. It’s an uphill struggle no matter which route you choose. (Just to clarify, I’m not looking for sympathy. Life’s tough, be tougher.)

For the first time since the most recent rejection, I actually feel like writing today. Accidentally left my notebook at home, so may have to wing it. My biggest problem with rejection–that I’m sure many of you also feel–is having faith in myself to keep going. I’m not a quitter. If I want something, I get it. The timeline isn’t always the best, but I work my ass off until it happens. One of these days, my name will be on the #1 lists (of paid books).

So, what do we do with rejection emails? (The answer is not shove them) We grow from them. Just like when you’re shut down after hitting on that hot guy/girl. You learn what you did or didn’t do and keep moving forward. I can’t explain how those three words help me more each day.

Keep Moving Forward. Even when no one believes in you. Even when your sales suck. Even when you get a shitty review. Even when your family/friends don’t support you. Even when you receive another rejection email. Even when you want to give up on writing because it’s so damn hard. Keep Moving Forward. We’ll get there, love…eventually.

~Tessa~

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Oceans Away Blog Tour

 
Author: Skye McNeil
Title: Oceans Away
Series: Atlas, book 2
Genre: Millionaire Romance
Release Date: July 13, 2019
Cover Designer: Soxsational Cover Art
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When the girl next door returns home as a millionaire to face the farmer who never lost hope, she’s caught between the man of her past and the man meant for her future.
Adopted as an infant, Ireland Leighton grew up in the heart of the Midwest. After inheriting millions from her biological parents, she is determined to help others any way she can. The only string is a business engagement with another millionaire. Ireland returns to Iowa years later to plan her brother’s tropical wedding. The festivities would be easier if her sexy ex-boyfriend stayed out of reach and her future wasn’t already planned.
Time suppressed his feelings for the girl next door, but Gideon Taggart isn’t about to let Ireland escape again. Farmer by day, veterinarian by choice, his second chance with his first love is far from easy. He soon discovers that no matter how much he loves Ireland, she’ll always choose her family over a future with him.
Oceans Away is book two in Skye McNeil’s stand-alone contemporary romance series, Atlas. Each book contains a millionaire to envy, snort-worthy comedy, and visits to many beautiful cities in the world. Yes, all of that, plus each novel ends with a fabulous HEA.


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After they picked up the winch from the Taggart farm, the two returned to the plot of farmland. They didn’t exchange any words, a fact that perturbed Ireland more than she’d admit. He was never very talkative, but they could always keep a conversation going.
Guess some things do change.
“You’re sure about this?” he asked for the second time as they reached the stuck four-wheeler. The next set of events would be messy and wet. Doesn’t sound so bad with Gideon involved. She bit her tongue to deter any further thoughts down that rabbit hole.
Ireland snatched the hooded sweatshirt from the back seat and pulled it on. It smelled like Gideon, and she couldn’t help but inhale deeply, memories flooding her mind at the simple act.
Eventually the rain outside pulled her out of her Gideon stupor and she flipped the hood over her hair. “I may have millions in the bank, but rain won’t melt me.” When he didn’t budge, she added, “Move your ass, Taggart.”
“Okay, you asked for it.” He handed her the keys. “You hop on and I’ll hook it up to my truck.”
They rushed out of the cab’s safety. Mud instantly stuck to Ireland’s boots, but she trudged through until she reached the abandoned machine. Gideon made quick work of the winch and patted the hood.
“All right, when I give you the thumbs-up, floor it,” he hollered from the driver seat.
Ireland started the four-wheeler and waited for her cue. Ironically, she felt completely content, mud-caked and all. Whether it was with Gideon or simply being back in Iowa, she couldn’t pin it down to one thing. She’d stayed away too long. Especially when Gideon looks like a freaking lumberjack model. She tried to stop her line of thought before it got away from her. Fantasizing about him wouldn’t do her any good.
Gideon held up his thumb and she cranked her wrist backward. Mud splattered from the tires, slapping up and landing on her. She laughed at how horrible she must look.
The four-wheeler slowly wiggled free of the rut, a low groan emitting from the front end. Once it was on level ground, Gideon stopped and ran toward her.
“You good?”
Ireland wiped her hands on the front of the sweatshirt, though it didn’t help much since that was coated in mud too. “Hell yeah.” She grinned. “This reminds me of when we used to go mudding.”
Gideon pulled the ramps from the bed of the truck and lined them up on the ground. “Those were some good times.” She shivered at the steamy memories, and he paused as if he was also thinking of what they used to do after their adrenaline-pumped high. He coughed, then nodded to the newly rescued vehicle. “I’ll drive it up the ramp if you guide me.”
It didn’t take long to get the four-wheeler into the truck bed. Silently, they strapped it down and then jumped back into the truck. They worked well as a team. Something she’d taken for granted years ago.
“Thanks for your help.” He turned on the defroster and rubbed his hands together. “I like this look on you,” he said, surveying the muddy damage. “Less preppy millionaire heir, more country girl having a good time.”
Pushing back a bit of hair that strayed from her ponytail, Ireland eyed her clothes. “I look like I fell in a mud puddle and wrestled a pig.”
Gideon leaned over and wiped off a smudge on her face with his thumb. “I still say you’re beautiful.”
Ireland’s cheeks flushed and she laughed nervously. “Yeah, okay.”
“I’m serious, Ireland.” He tipped up her chin with his index finger. His starry blue eyes clashed with hers at the same time a clap of thunder resounded above them. “You are the most beautiful person I’ve ever met.”
She rolled her eyes. “You’ve never been outside the USA, Gideon. You can’t honestly think—”
Gideon’s lips covered hers, silencing the rest of her rambling. A million fireflies might as well have burned her stomach from the reaction her body demanded. The earthy scent of rain and dirt mingled together on his soft yet determined lips. Her eyes slid shut automatically, senses on high alert. She expected his beard to scratch her face, but it merely enhanced the possessive kiss.
Gideon drew back until a breath was the only thing between them. His heavy lids opened and his blue gaze glued her to the seat. “I don’t need to go anywhere to know how gorgeous you are.”
He traced her bottom lip with his thumb, and all Ireland wanted to do was dart her tongue out and taste him again. She was rapidly losing all self-control around him. If she had her way, they’d stay right there in the middle of the field and repeat that kiss until it stopped raining.
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Author: Skye McNeil

Title: Oceans Away

Series: Atlas, book 2

Genre: Millionaire Romance

Release Date: July 13, 2019

Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

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When the girl next door returns home as a millionaire to face the farmer who never lost hope, she’s caught between the man of her past and the man meant for her future.

Adopted as an infant, Ireland Leighton grew up in the heart of the Midwest. After inheriting millions from her biological parents, she is determined to help others any way she can. The only string is a business engagement with another millionaire. Ireland returns to Iowa years later to plan her brother’s tropical wedding. The festivities would be easier if her sexy ex-boyfriend stayed out of reach and her future wasn’t already planned.

Time suppressed his feelings for the girl next door, but Gideon Taggart isn’t about to let Ireland escape again. Farmer by day, veterinarian by choice, his second chance with his first love is far from easy. He soon discovers that no matter how much he loves Ireland, she’ll always choose her family over a future with him.

Oceans Away is book two in Skye McNeil’s stand-alone contemporary romance series, Atlas. Each book contains a millionaire to envy, snort-worthy comedy, and visits to many beautiful cities in the world. Yes, all of that, plus each novel ends with a fabulous HEA.

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