Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Irish Dreams by Toni Kelly


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Irish Dreams

Back Cover Blurb

It’s one thing to resist an Irish dream, quite another to resist a dreamy Irishman.

After being traded for another woman by her fiancé, Maggie decides she’s had it with men. Good thing she’s far away from him, in Ireland fulfilling her best friend’s request to be maid-of-honor. Wicklow and the Emerald Isle are more than she expects—green, lush, and exactly what she needs. What she doesn’t need is rescuing by some emerald-eyed charmer.

Newly divorced, Ethan Moore is ready to enjoy bachelorhood. Only one problem—the fiery-haired Maggie Christy. Unlike any woman he’s ever met, Maggie draws him close and turns him inside out. The attraction is unexpected and inconvenient, but nobody ever said true love was easy.

WARNING: Exceedingly charming Irishmen and sexually explicit scenes.

Irish Dreams

“What?” Maggie met Elsie’s gaze. “You’re leaving?”

“We’ll be right back. Ethan won’t bite, right?” She pinned Ethan with her most take-charge stare.

“Definitely not.” He raised his hands in surrender as his mouth curved upward. “I will behave like the utmost gentleman.”

“All right.” Turning, Elsie followed her fiance, leaving Maggie standing alone with Ethan.

Married gentlemen don’t kiss or ask for kisses, especially with unknown women,” she said.

Ethan frowned and adjusted his cuffs. “You’re right.”

With one look at his contrite expression, sadness and a hollowed out feeling filled her. How could one man affect her this easily? After Rick, how could she ask such a silly question? It appeared learning from mistakes was beyond her capabilities.

“I’m sorry if I offended you.”

“No worries. After what you did yesterday, I owe you.”

“How about a dance?” Hand held out, he nodded toward the floor below. “Friends. Completely platonic dancing.”

Absolutely nothing with this man could be completely platonic.

She quickly quashed the thought and slipped her hand in his.

  Meet Toni Kelly, Author….

Toni Kelly first discovered a passion for writing at the tender age of six when her mother would “publish” her scribbled tales using trusty old word perfect.  Gradually, stories of geese and golden eggs became poems and essays until one fateful night nearly a decade later when Toni snuck a romance novel from her mother’s room.   The cover’s backdrop was scenic with mountains and a lake but the couple of focus really caught her attention, a beautiful woman with long, wavy red hair and a stunningly handsome male enveloping her in his arms.  Needless to say, several nights of reading later, Toni was in love with the characters as well as the romance genre itself.

So, after years of reading thousands of novels—romance as well as other genres—and several attempts to write “stories” for leisure, Toni decided to make a go of her passion and write her first full-length manuscript. She writes principally paranormal and contemporary romance.

When Toni is not writing or thinking up new plot ideas, she loves traveling and experiencing different cultures, languages and traditions.  Many times these experiences provide inspiration for her writing.  In addition to this, Toni is bilingual in English and Spanish and currently working on teaching herself Italian whenever time permits.

FMI about Toni & her books:
Now Available! IRISH DREAMS by Toni Kelly
**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Toni will give away a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader who comments on Monday’s Interview and/or today’s blog!  Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday!  Thanks, Toni, for sharing your story with us!
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2 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Irish Dreams by Toni Kelly

  1. Joye says:

    I like stories about the Irish-it is a beautiful country with wonderful friendly people there. Would love to read this one since it has several stories included in it.

  2. Love, love, love the cover and the story sounds really good. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Best of luck !!!

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