Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Changeup by Rhonda Shaw: Book Blitz and excerpt


 



The Changeup

by Rhonda Shaw 

 

BLURB: 

Playing for keeps 

After nine years of striking out in the dating department, Maddie Hamlin is throwing in the towel. But just as this mom resolves to remain single, she meets sweet and sexy pitching phenom Chase Patton at a family dinner. He’s perfect for her and aside from the fact he’s only twenty-two. 

Chase knows he should be focusing on his rookie year with the Detroit Rockets, but he can’t stop thinking about Maddie. He doesn’t care that the beautiful school counselor is twelve years older, and he’s already lost his heart to her adorable daughter. When an incredible date leads to an incredible night of passion, he knows he never wants to let her go. 

But dating in the media spotlight is a whole new ball game. Maddie quickly discovers that not everyone accepts their unconventional relationship and that finding love may mean losing everything else…

  

EXCERPT

 

“Lift your left foot there, that’s right, and bring your arm back to here. You feel that?” Chase asked as he held her right arm up, his warm hand moving slowly from her elbow to her wrist. He angled his body and she could feel the feel length of him pressed against her, leaving almost nothing to the imagination. “And then you’re going to bring it through and follow through to here.”

 

Maddie nodded. Could she feel that? She could feel nothing but that! The breadth and solidness of his chest against her back as he leaned over her made her want to turn and worship its strength. Her butt was snug against his front and she didn’t even want to think about what she could bump into if she moved even the slightest inch. His breath was warm on her neck and his lips were right by her ear making her mouth water. Her skin started to tighten and tingle as the air seemed to clog in her throat, and she could feel her cheeks burning. Her reactions, all of them, were shocking. Had it been that long that any touch from a male was going to set her off? Did it not matter that he was many—way too many—years her junior? Her mind screamed, asking what the hell she was thinking, but her body was happily ignoring the alarms.


 

AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

After writing one mind numbing technical document after another, Rhonda Shaw decided to combine her love of writing with her love of reading romance. Born in California, but transplanted to the Midwest, Rhonda is a warm weather girl to the bone. She works in the software development industry and was a lifelong dancer until her body told her it was time to come down off her toes.  For more information about Rhonda and her books, please visit her website at http://www.rhondashaw.com.

 



 

 

 

 



 

 

Rhonda will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host. Please enter using the Rafflecopter. 



11 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Rhonda Shaw said...

Thank you, Laurie, for hosting and thank you to everyone stopping by to learn more about THE CHANGEUP!

kathy p said...

I love baseball stories and I really like that the mc is an "older woman"! Can't wait to read this book!

MomJane said...

About time someone wrote a story about a younger man and older woman. I love this excerpt.

Rita said...

I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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Missy said...

Definitely sounds intriguing. :)

Shamara Catama said...

I like that there is some sport aspect in the book and also that the characters are a bit younger helps ;)

denise226 said...

the book sounds so good thanks so much denise smith denise226@verizon.net

Elise-Maria Barton said...

Speaking as a former MILF and cougar, I love books that follow the m/f May/December romance. It's something that's not as uncommon as ppl may think. Thx for sharing.

Lis said...

Oh my! I love this excerpt! the book sounds awesome!!

Karen H in NC said...

Thanks for the excerpt and thanks for the giveaway too.