Title: Finding You
Author: Jo Watson
On Sale: May 2, 2017
Series: Destination Love #3
Format: Trade Paperback
Price: $14.99 USD
Being adopted never made Jane Smith feel unloved, just unlike the rest of her family. As her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she is struck by an overwhelming longing to finally find her place in the world. So, in a very un-Jane-like move, she books a last-minute ticket to Greece to find her birth father and the real Jane. All she knows about him is that he was a tour guide named Dimitri. Armed with this knowledge and several surprise boxes of condoms from her mom (not embarrassing at all), Jane takes off.
Within minutes of landing she makes two important discoveries. First, everyone in Greece is named Dimitri, and second, fate might be playing a sick joke on her when a sexy tour guide called Dimitri comes to fetch her from the airport. After failing to find concrete information about her father, Dimitri offers to help Jane with her search – if she’ll go on an adventure with him. Stable Jane would never risk a steamy vacation romance, but real Jane might finally be ready to listen to her heart. Will Jane find her biological father, or will she end up finding something else entirely?
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He stepped toward me. My heart stopped pumping. He leaned in close and pulled my hand from behind my back and placed his card in the center of my palm. My nerve endings prickled and the hair on the back of my neck stood up.
“Just in case.” He repeated the words and they sounded so loaded.
In case what? In case I decided to lose all common sense, judgment, control, my mind (although that was already up for debate) and call you for a midnight beach romp. I’ll be sure to bring my watch so I can take note of how long it takes you to make me start screaming your name in wild ecstasy…Oh God, that sounded good!
I took a large step back. He took a large step forward. Back. Forward. Then he leaned in again. Holy Crap! He was coming in for that double-cheek kiss again and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to remain cool and calm and controlled this time. Only he didn’t. He did something far, far more odd and unsettling. He pulled my sunglasses off, placed them in the same hand as the card and then closed my fingers around them. He squeezed my hand closed while looking into my eyes in a way that rattled me to my very core.
My head started spinning and suddenly I felt a tad unsteady. I hoped to hell that I wasn’t about to be knocked off my feet by my raging hormones and fall into his arms. He gave my hand one last squeeze, and then… he was gone!
What the hell did that mean? You can’t just take off a person’s glasses, put them in their hands, stare into their eyes meaningfully and then mysteriously walk away without saying a word. What the hell was he playing at?
And why was it so hard to keep myself from falling for it?
Guest Post from the awesome Jo Watson
Five funny things you do to prepare your manuscript for final print (they don't have to be funny).
I'm not sure about this. There is so much you do before your book comes out, during the writing and editing process as well as the long wait for publication day.
1. Edit and edit and edit and edit and edit and edit- I'm obsessive and can get stuck on a single sentence for hours, debating the best word to use in it. It's completely ridiculous and totally counterproductive actually, but I'm still a new author and have quite a lot of insecurities and uncertainties when writing. So I can really get stuck on things- for far too long.
2. The wait from handing in your final proofs to publication day is usually a nightmare. Maybe it would be easier for a patient person, but I'm not. The date always looms and the closer you get to it, the slower the days seem to tick by. Like right now. I've been waiting for this book to come out since forever (well, it feels like that anyway)
3. I usually have a friend, Jessica read through my work and give me feedback before handing it over to my publishers. Jessica used to work for me and she's now my go-to girl when it comes to giving feedback on my books and helping me edit them.
4. Pester my husband. A lot. My husband has helped me with all my books- he's a bit of an ideas genius. He's in advertising and has this uncanny ability to come up with millions of brilliant ideas in a matter of seconds. I always run my thoughts by him and we do a lot of bouncing back and forth. He's helped me come up with some of the best ideas for my books. You can get stuck when writing sometimes and often need an outside eye to help you snap out of it. And he does that. He snaps me.
5. I guess chew and pick at my nails. I'm a nervous nail picker and my nails seem to get shorter and shorter as my publication day gets closer and closer.
Jo Watson is an award-winning writer of romantic comedies. Burning Moon won a Watty Award in 2014. Jo is an Adidas addict and a Depeche Mode devotee.