Smalltown Romance; Lifetime Love
Enchanted Ink Press
April 27, 2018
From the co-writing duo of Mindy Michele comes a tale of small-town charm and backroads trouble.
Seventeen-year-old Reagan seems like the perfect small-town girl. Dubbed a saint by her older brother, Lincoln, she serves the community, makes straight A’s, attends church, spends her summers working with special needs children, and is a piano playing prodigy.
When you’re the daughter of the mayor and the police chief in a sleepy Kansas town, toeing the line is easier than the alternative.
That is, until her brother’s best friend changes the rules.
Reagan’s been subject to Ridley’s antics her entire life. Growing up, he tormented and teased her, but he kept his distance—until now. When Ridley breaks a promise, late night phone calls and secret rendezvous in the haystacks quickly transform into a reckless, all-consuming love.
Some promises are meant to be broken. Some secrets will not be contained, and sometimes the consequences we render are more than we can bear.
When you’ve known him all your life, and he’s suddenly looking at you like he sees you, what do you do?
Apparently, fall in Love in C Minor.
Reagan Meeks is has been in love with Ridley Goss, pretty much forever. She’s watched him get involved with every wrong girl throughout her whole life, and silently she’s loved him. She’s fought
it, but she’s loved him.
But when Rid starts looking at her in ways that melt her, she doesn’t know what to think. Suddenly, he’s saving her in a lurch and watching her like he’s noticing her.
Or was he looking all along?
In this new contemporary romance from the killer team of Mindy Hayes and Michele G. Miller (as Mindy Michele), we are drawn into the lives of smalltown Kansas and the heartbreak and all-consuming fire of young love. The first book in the Backroads Duality, the team delivers a story that pulls you into this couple’s smolder from chapter one.
Though, it should be noted here that they use “Queen Bee” as a negative descriptor, and, as we at the Hive know, Queen Bees can only be awesome. It’s ok; we’ll just need to re-educate with the best honey 😉
You will clearly love this couple, but one of the additional secondary themes in this story is the relationship between Reagan and her mother, the mayor of their small town. A strong woman who desperately wants to leave her mark and also mold her daughter into a leader, she doesn’t always hear what her daughter doesn’t say.
Relationships are hard; the bonds between mothers and daughters run deep. In honor of this beautifully-crafted story, we’re giving away TWO prize packs to lucky winners, which include:
$10 Amazon gift card
e-copy of Love in C Minor by Mindy Michele
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Meg, AKA the Queen Bee (QB) founded LitBuzz in 2015 as a way for her favorite authors to more-readily provide books to a legitimized reviewer. At the time, she never thought it would grow to include a dozen people, hundreds of authors and thousands of reviews.
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She’s married to a great guy, has two amazing grown daughters and more animals than sense. 😉
I got my determination from my mama. She raised 5 kids on her own and was the most amazing mother. She struggled, but never gave up. She is my ultimate hero!
I got introduced to reading by my mom, my aunt and my grandma. They all shared the love of reading with me. I’m grateful and happy that we all could have a shared interest. Some of my best memories are of us sharing opinions on books or my grandma sneaking me “dirty” books.
Definitely something I’m forever grateful for!
I got my sarcasm from my mom and I couldn’t be more grateful ? and she is the only one who likes to read like I do, so every birthday we exchange kindle cards because we get what’s important. ? ? She may read Amish love stories and ones about strong woman from the pioneer times, where I’m all about the fantasy, but we get each other and I’m so thankful.
Wait… you’re sarcastic??? That explains so much!! 😉 QB
I got compassion and determination, along with many other awesome personality attributes, from my Momma. She loves everyone and hates confrontation, but if you cross her in any way or if there’s something that she thinks isn’t right, she will stand up and say something. She’s the most amazing woman a girl could have as a mom.
I have so many amazing women in my life to look up to. I really am a lucky woman to have the pleasure of knowing all of them!
I got compassion and my love from my grandma. I lived with her the majority of my childhood and I am who I am because of her. She is someone till this day I tell everything too.
My mom bought me a claddagh ring in Ireland 25 yrs ago. I have never taken it off unless forced to…lol. it means the world to me and so does she?.
My Aunt helped me be the person I am today. She is a strong woman with excellent morals and values, those of which she imparted to me. She showed me unwavering love and support all through my life and I’d be lost without her help and guidance. She’s a pillar to my character as a woman and mother. Even though she did not have children of her own she was a mother to me, I’m so grateful for her.
My mom taught me compassion, determination and independence.
I got my strength and unendless supply of love from my mom. Now I am like this with my kids!
My mother was my best friend, my biggest supporter and my loudest cheerleader! She taught me about unconditional love and respect! She showed me how the be an amazing mother! I miss her everyday! I can only hope to be half the mother she was!!
I got my smarts, determination, strength, and love from my mom. She supports all the choices I make and helps me through the challenges I face. She’s helped me grow up to be a compassionate person and spread the love she gave me. I know that I’m lucky to have a mom as great as her and that we get along great!❤️She’s my best friend and I couldn’t ask for a better mom!??
I got my inner strength from my mom. We may not always agree or get along, but I’ll be forever appreciative of what she instilled in me as a young girl to make me believe in myself as a woman. And she taught me how to be a great baker. Making a good dessert is one of my favorite ways to relieve stress, while treating others.
I got my sense of style and my love of entertaining from my mom, who is still alive at 88 ♥️?! She always was and still is “put together just so” as my Dad likes to say. (He is still with us to at almost 90!) Mom is all about the WHOLE experience and leaves nothing for want. And that is how I roll, too!