Courting the Country Miss by Donna Hatch (Blog Tour Excerpt & #Giveaway)

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Donna Hatch's books are always fun with plenty of sizzling romance on the clean side. If
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Courting the Country Miss
(Courting #2)
by Donna Hatch
Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 312 pages
August 4th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press. Inc.

Summary

Cynical and broken-hearted, Leticia banishes dreams of marriage. When her childhood friend, Tristan, wagers he can find her the perfect husband, she hopes the challenge will coax him to forgo his devil-may-care lifestyle. Meanwhile, Leticia throws herself into forming her charity school but meets opposition—even from the people she’s helping.

Guilt-ridden that his past mistakes robbed Leticia of true love, Tristan vows to set it right, but match-making has its pitfalls for a repentant scoundrel. When he finds two ‘perfect’ gentlemen to court her, he discovers his own deep feelings for the lady.

Though Tristan seems to reform, Leticia doesn’t dare risk heartbreak with a notorious rake. When opposition for the school takes a deadly turn, can Tristan protect her from a madman bent on destroying their dreams and their lives?

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Excerpt

Chapter One, Part Four
England, 1817

“Except you still hate me.”

She attempted to laugh lightly but it sounded as forced as an old key in a rusty lock. “I don’t hate you. I haven’t been avoiding you—I’ve been in Suffolk helping my sister Luciana with her new baby.”

He said nothing, his usual smile absent. “I didn’t mean to hurt you, Tish. I’d only pursued Elizabeth as a flirtation, an interesting diversion. I never dreamed it would go that far, to feel…” He shrugged. “A mistake in many ways, all of it.”

Had Tristan formed a true attachment for Elizabeth? Leticia reached for the brother-sister-like banter they’d used so much of their lives. “Yes, well, the last several years, you’ve had a terrible time behaving as a gentleman and have taken a great many things too far.”

He feigned outrage. “I’m always a gentleman.”

She opened her eyes in mock wide-eyed innocence. “Since when is the word rake synonymous with gentleman?”

“Oh, you mean a gentleman by behavior and not by birth? Well, now, that’s another matter.” A touch of that familiar, teasing smile tugged at his expressive mouth, a mouth with full, kissable lips so like his brother’s, a mouth Tristan had probably used on dozens of women. How could two brothers be so alike in appearance and yet so different in behavior?

Unable to keep up the banter, Leticia turned her knees toward him. “What happened to that sweet, dreamy boy who loved poetry and clouds? You didn’t used to be so dissipated.”

Some inner pain passed over his expression so quickly that she might have imagined it. His grin flashed in the near darkness. “Merely living well, Tish.”

“Men can live well without becoming debauched.”

His mouth pulled to one side. “Yes, well, my dear brother is perfect enough for the both of us.”

“So, since you’ll never reach Richard’s level of perfection, you’ll be the perfect rouĂ©?”

He adopted a Byronic pose. “But of course.”

Other Books in the Series

Courting the Countess by [Hatch, Donna]Courting the Countess
(Courting #1)
by Donna Hatch
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 388 pages
October 5th 2016 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

Summary

When charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden, her brother challenges Tristan to a duel. The only way to save her brother and Tristan from harm—not to mention preserve her reputation—is to get married. But her father, the Duke of Pemberton, refuses to allow his daughter to marry anyone but a titled lord. The duke demands that Elizabeth marry Tristan’s older brother, Richard, the Earl of Averston. Now Elizabeth must give up Tristan to marry a man who despises her, a man who loves another, a man she’ll never love.

Richard fears Elizabeth is as untrustworthy as his mother, who ran off with another man. However, to protect his brother from a duel and their family name from further scandal, he agrees to the wedding, certain his new bride will betray him. Yet when Elizabeth turns his house upside down and worms her way into his reluctant heart, Richard suspects he can’t live without his new countess. Will she stay with him or is it too little, too late?

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About the Author


Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty five years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.


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