Book Title: The Artist
Author: Shealy James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Katherine “Kitty” Peters is done doing what Daddy says…
When Kitty rebels against her wealthy father, he issues an ultimatum. She has one month to agree with his plans for a suitable marriage, or find her own way without the benefit of all he provides for her.
Taking full advantage of those precious weeks, Kitty escapes her suffocating world for a more colorful one…where she meets a tattooed maverick who captivates her with one sexy smirk.
Adam Vaughn doesn’t play by the rules…
His good looks and bad-boy persona always get him what he wants, but he’s also an artist, a painter, and deeply sensitive. Lately, however, only one thing inspires him—the stunning Kitty Peters.
Passion flares, but a family crisis might douse the flame…
Adam needs help, and Kitty’s father has connections. As the end of her month approaches, Kitty’s deal with the devil is far more complicated than simply submitting to her father’s will.
Can she walk away from the man she loves in order to save him from pain?
Even if it means living the rest of her life without him?
He hugged me closer to his chest and kissed the top of my head. “Tell me something good.”
I turned over, so I could look him in the eye. “Yeah?”
“Yeah.” His hand went to my hair, and he mindlessly ran his fingers through it.
“Your brother’s going to be okay.”
He smiled sadly. “Tell me something good and true, something I can believe without question. I need the distraction.”
“Distraction, okay…” I thought for a moment. “Your bacon is the best I’ve ever tasted.”
He cracked a smile and continued to play with my hair. “My bacon’s the only bacon you’ve tasted. Try again.”
“Okay. Hmm…” I paused. “True Blood is vampire porn.”
“Better. Keep going.”
“Unicorns are real?”
He laughed, and my heart soared because I had made that happen. “Fail.”
I leaned up on my elbows, so my nose was almost touching his. “You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
I watched as the distraction sank in and the warmth filled his eyes. For the first time since his phone rang that morning, he looked like my Maverick. The hand that was wrapped in my hair pulled me closer to him. “Ditto, Duchess,” he whispered just before our lips connected. He rolled us over, so he was on top of me. No more words were spoken, but in every movement, in every touch, he told me he believed me. His kiss? Yeah, that showed me just how much he felt the same. Damn.
Shealy James is a Georgia native who teaches math by day and writes romance at night. As an avid reader, expert on romantic comedy films, and lover of realistic characters who could be her best friends if only they really existed, Shealy appreciates when humor mixes with drama to guide her imaginary friends to their happy endings. And there must always be a happy ending. Shealy openly eats enough candy to feed a small nation, drinks sweet tea by the gallon, hopes to hit 10,000 steps each day, and lives every day with her amazing daughter.