Today A Bed of Roses…Thorns Included welcomes E.A. West as she introduces her recent release, Trust of the Heart. Don’t you just love this cover?
Josh Teague has dark memories from his time in Iraq. While he longs to share the burden of those memories with someone, he is afraid they will scare his girlfriend. Unwilling to risk losing her, he keeps the memories to himself and tries to keep a cheerful attitude despite the holiday season threatening to bring his mood down.
Leann Robak has her own set of memories causing trouble. Abandoned by her father when she was ten, she is devastated when her mother announces she’s taking a month-long trip to Europe over Christmas. Although Josh’s invitation to spend Christmas with him at his parents’ house holds exciting prospects, Leann can tell he’s hiding something from her. That knowledge leaves her wondering how well she truly knows him and whether he even wants to be in a relationship with her.
Can Josh and Leann learn to trust each other fully, or will their insecurities drive them apart?
Leann eyed him, suspicious about the hand she couldn’t see. “Why are you grinning like that?”
“Because I’m wondering what you think about me making a snow woman.”
“A snow woman?” She gasped as she realized what he planned to do. “Don’t you dare!”
“Sorry, family tradition.” He ran after her and caught her arm; then he dumped a huge, lightly packed snowball on the top of her head. It burst on impact, sending snowflakes cascading down around her.
She shivered as some of the snow slid down the back of her coat and chilled her neck, but it was all she could do to keep from laughing as she looked into Josh’s sparkling eyes. “It’s a family tradition to dump snow on your girlfriend?”
“Yep.” He drew her close and gave her a kiss, warming her up despite the melting snow soaking through her hat. “We dump snow on anyone we can catch.”
“And Megan thought you couldn’t be a goofball.” Leann shook her head and gave into the laughter.
“That reminds me…” Josh released her and scooped up a handful of snow. “Hey, Megan!”
His sister turned around as he let the snowball fly. It hit her in the shoulder with a thump, and she grinned. “Yes! It’s about time!”
I haven’t read this book, but it sounds good, doesn’t it? LOL
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Award-winning author of sweet and inspirational romance E.A. West is a lifelong lover of books and storytelling. In high school, she picked up her pen in a creative writing class and hasn’t laid it down yet. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, knitting, and crocheting. She lives in Indiana with her family and a small zoo of pets.
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