Karen’s Killer Book Bench: PERFECTLY REASONABLE, The Perfectly Series Book 2 #Medical #Romantic #Comedy by Linda O’Connor



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PERFECTLY REASONABLE
The Perfectly Series Book 2
BY LINDA O’CONNOR

Blurb

Love what you do and do what you love.  Sounds perfectly reasonable, but chances are, you’ll find your passion in the last place you look . . .

Margo MacMillan finished medical school, but in the process, her self-confidence and self-esteem took a beating. So for the sake of self-preservation, she’s stepped away from medicine to re-group. In the meantime, painting soothes her soul and pays the bills.

Trace Bennett set his sights on a medical degree and has to prepare the perfect medical school application. His big plan is to paint his condo for a little feng shui divine luck. When Margo shows up to paint, he realizes he’s found exactly what he’s looking for. He just has to convince Margo to share more than the art of medicine.

She’s got it. He wants it. It’s Perfectly Reasonable.

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PERFECTLY REASONABLE
The Perfectly Series Book 2
BY LINDA O’CONNOR

Excerpt

Margo MacMillan wished she could take the job. Look at that view.

Beyond the picture window and down eighteen floors, waves lapped against the Lake Ontario shore despite frigid January temperatures. Above, it was all blue skies and sunshine. Very Zen.

This side of the window, it was blue eyes and sun- streaked hair. Trace, the pheromone-radiating, sweet-boy-next-door of her current client, was very . . . unZen.

“It has to be done by Tuesday,” he insisted.

Fat chance of that happening, considering it was already Friday afternoon. Too bad. He really was . . . breathtaking. “No can do. I have another client lined up for next week.”

“Bump them.”

Her eyebrows winged up. “I can’t do that. They’re waiting for me, and I promised to start Monday.”

“Trades do it all the time.”

She frowned at him. “Not me. If I say I’m going to start a job on Monday, I start on Monday. You’ll have to find another painter.” Her curls bounced as she turned to go.

“Wait.” He touched her arm, and Margo felt a zing of electricity shimmer through her. “You could do it this weekend.”

“I don’t work weekends.”

“I’ll pay double.”

Margo looked him in the eyes. Eyes that were icy pale blue, almost silver, and too intense to focus on, except they were set in a chiseled face with a square jaw and the most disarming smile.

Her fees were already pretty high. What could possibly be so urgent that he’d pay twice what it was worth?

She glanced around the room. Big open space and pristine beige walls. Sleek leather furniture. Glass, metal, and a zebra-skin rug. And staged for a cover shoot.

What was the deal? Was he desperate to erase the memory of a girlfriend? It was more than possible with the combination of those low-slung jeans, gray T-shirt showing off broad shoulders and flat abs, and that close-cropped blond hair. He towered over her, and she was taller than average. Yeah, it was definitely possible. Or maybe a new ladylove he had to please? She raked her gaze over him. Nah. He wouldn’t need a new paint color for that.

She sighed and thought of the student loan she had yet to pay off. If she prepped the walls that evening, she could probably get the painting done by Monday. “All right. But I’d have to start tonight and come back early Saturday and Sunday.”

His shoulders relaxed. “Not a problem. I can be here.”

“Have you chosen the paint color?”

“No, but it has to be blue.”

“Blue?”

“Yes. Pale blue, gray-blue, dark blue, I don’t care. Just as long as it’s blue.”

She shrugged. “Okay then. I’ll bring over some paint chips later and you can choose. You’ll have to make a decision tonight, so I can stop on my way tomorrow to pick it up.”

“I can do that. And I’ll invite some of my buddies over to move the furniture.”

“That would be great. Just push everything to the center of the room. I can cover it with plastic.”

Trace nodded. “Thank you for this. I really appreciate it. I’ve heard you’re the best.”

She smiled. Charm and good looks. He’ll go far.

About Author Linda O’Connor…

Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing romantic comedies when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at a local home décor store. Her books have enjoyed bestseller status. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic. She shares her medical knowledge in fast-paced, well-written, sexy romances – with an unexpected twist. Her favourite prescription to write? Laugh every day. Love every minute.

Interview

Describe your ‘perfect’ writing day.

Get up. Eat breakfast. Write until noon with a Skittle break at 10:30 a.m. Eat lunch. Write until 3 p.m. and get 4000 sublime, no-need-to-edit words done. Go for a bicycle ride. Swim. Share a healthy dinner with my family that someone else has cooked. Go to Zumba. Shower. Spend the evening at book club with my friends. Sleep and dream of the next chapter before waking completely refreshed. Hahahahaha

How do you celebrate the mile-markers of publishing?

Signing the contract: Dancing

Finishing Edits: Dancing

Going over the ARC or galleys: Dancing

Release Day: Dancing!

How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?

One hundred percent of my personality is in my writing. 😀 My life experiences are woven into the stories in some shape or form, often not consciously or exactly as they happened, but sprinkled with my imagination.

How do you come up with story ideas?

News stories, headlines, snippets of conversations I hear, lyrics of songs, watching people and putting a story behind their body language or expression – they all inspire my imagination. I’m a physician and my characters are often doctors. The patients they see are often inspired by something I want to teach.

After you’ve written your book and it’s been published, do you ever buy it and/or read it?

I always buy it, but I never read it. 😀

Why did you decide to write?

I’m a physician, and I started writing because I wanted to find a fun way to disseminate medical information and to educate and empower readers to take ownership of their health. Targeting a female audience with romance novels seemed like a good idea because women are usually the ones who see a doctor. (Males typically only go when a girlfriend/partner/spouse/mom encourages them to do so. :D) I write romantic comedies because I love being in a fun headspace when I’m writing.

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Links to Linda’s website, blog, books, etc.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0143ZW2P8

Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/perfectly-reasonable-linda-oconnor/1123103320

Website:  http://www.lindaoconnor.net

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LindaOConnorAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindaOConnor98

Amazon Author Page: 
http://www.amazon.com/Linda-OConnor/e/B00S7CNLEA

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Thanks, Linda, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

 

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14 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: PERFECTLY REASONABLE, The Perfectly Series Book 2 #Medical #Romantic #Comedy by Linda O’Connor

  1. Linda O'Connor says:

    Thanks so much for spotlighting Perfectly Reasonable!! I love visiting. 😀

  2. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Not only a fun intro but a fun interview!
    A Skittle break, dancing….. 🙂

  3. Judy Tulloch says:

    I liked what I read in blurb and excerpt. This sounds like a fun read!
    It’s always nice to get to know something about the author.
    Thanks Linda łfor sharing!

    Thanks Karen for introducing another author new to me!

  4. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Linda, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love humor with my romance and this book sounds like fun. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for sharing the book with us today!

  5. Linda Moffitt says:

    Thanks for sharing your books 📚 with us. This one sounds like a Fun Read

  6. Samantha McFarland says:

    Sounds like a fun and enjoyable book. Thank you for stopping by and sharing with us. I enjoyed the blurb and the excerpt.

  7. ELF says:

    What a great way to try to disseminate medical info! Thanks for sharing, and what a fun excerpt to demonstrate how we can get odd ideas to sound perfectly reasonable, lol.

  8. Eileen AW says:

    Thanks so much for joining us and sharing an excerpt of your book and a fun interview. Adding your book to my tbr list.

  9. Linda B says:

    Can’t wait to read this one, so interesting. Thank you again.

    • Linda O'Connor says:

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I appreciate everyone who stopped by to comment and leave such thoughtful and positive comments – made my day! 😀

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