Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Somebody Like You & Nearest Thing to Heaven (Maverick Junction Books 1 & 2) by Lynnette Austin

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SOMEBODY LIKE YOU
Maverick Junction Book 1
BY LYNNETTE AUSTIN

Blurb

WHEN A COWBOY MEETS AN HEIRESS…

Cash Hardeman thinks he’ll have all the time in the world to find the right woman…until he discovers he might lose the family ranch if he’s not married by his 30th birthday. So when Boston beauty Annelise blows into town on her Harley, Cash can’t help wondering if she’s the sexy, leather-clad answer to all his problems.

Giving her bodyguards and the paparazzi the slip, heiress Annelise Montjoy comes to Maverick Junction on a mission to help her ailing grandfather. But keeping her identity hidden in the small Texas town is harder than she expected—especially around a tempting cowboy like Cash. He’s the kind of man who makes her want to spill all her secrets. Soon Annelise starts to wonder if she’s finally found the man who can love her for herself rather than her money. But will the secrets they both keep ruin their plans to ride off into the sunset together?

SOMEBODY LIKE YOU
Maverick Junction Book 1
BY LYNNETTE AUSTIN

Excerpt

“You’ve got to be kidding me.”

Annelise Montjoy motored her Harley along what appeared to be the town’s main street. This was Maverick Junction?

A blue Cadillac, surely old enough to be in a museum, was parked nose-in to the curb. An incredibly ugly dog sat in the front seat.

Thank God, this, the final destination of her cross-country trip from Boston, was temporary. It looked like the kind of place you ran away from, not toward. If luck was on her side, she’d be out of here in a couple weeks at the most.

And then a store door opened and her breath caught. Go, Texas! Look at that cowboy. So different from any of the men in her life. So…intriguing. She slowed to nearly a standstill and watched as he swiped an arm across his forehead, then dumped a grocery bag in the backseat of the old Caddy.

Cracking open a bottle of water, he turned his head in her direction. Her breath hitched as his gaze ran lazily over her, her bike. Then he snagged a Styrofoam cup from inside his car and filled it before setting it on the blistering pavement for the dog waiting patiently beside him.

Leaning against the faded fender, he thumbed back his battered Stetson and chugged the rest of the water. Twisting the cap back on, he tossed the bottle into the recycling bin beside the grocer’s door.

Annelise pulled her bike into a parking space across the street, deliberately turning her back on the stranger. While his clothes might have been stereotypical cowboy—worn jeans, a faded T-shirt, cowboy boots, and hat—he took everything from simmer to boiling point. The jeans hugged long legs, while the shirt stretched taut across his muscled chest. There was something very alluring about him and that surprised her. He wasn’t the kind of man she was usually drawn to.

He shouldn’t appeal to her.

He did.

Not so much as a breeze stirred. The flag on the post office hung limp, and the cheerful red, white, and blue balloons someone had hung outside a beauty salon drooped listlessly.

Unable to stop herself, she peeked in the bike’s rearview mirror. Cowboy was bent over, talking to the dog. Quite a view, but she wasn’t here to admire a fine jean-clad butt. She needed something cold to drink and something light to eat. Then she’d go in search of Dottie Willis and the apartment she’d rented over the Internet. Maverick Junction, Texas. Annelise wished she was driving through, wished she could view it as simply a spot on the map where she’d stopped for lunch one summer day.

Well, she’d just have to work fast.

NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN
Maverick Junction Book 2
BY LYNNETTE AUSTIN

Blurb

The cowboy and the city girl

Sophie London hates Texas. The longhorns freak her out and the wide-open spaces are more unnerving than a Chicago alleyway at night. But Sophie wouldn’t miss her cousin’s wedding for the world—even if it means returning to Maverick Junction . . . and to the dangerously irresistible Ty Rawlins.

A single father of rambunctious triplet boys, Ty knows trouble when he sees it—and Sophie’s got it written all over her. Yet he’s never been able to stop thinking about her, after their one brief meeting. Maybe fate is giving him a second chance. But if Ty wants Sophie to swap her stilettos for cowgirl boots, they’ll each have to face the past—together.

Meet Author Lynnette Austin...

Lynnette Austin, a recovering middle school teacher, loves long rides with the top down and the music cranked up, the Gulf of Mexico when a storm is brewing, chocolate frozen custard, anything by Blake Shelton, Chris Young, and Thomas Rhett, and sitting in her local coffee shop reading and enjoying an iced coffee. She and her husband divide their time between Southwest Florida’s beaches and Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Having grown up in a small town, that’s where her heart takes her—to those quirky small towns where everybody knows everybody…and all their business, for better or worse. Writing for Grand Central and Sourcebooks, she’s published twelve novels and is at work on a new series.

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

SOMEBODY LIKE YOU

Link to Follow Tour:
http://tastybooktours.com/tours-master/somebody-like-you-nearest-thing-to-you-lynette-austin

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16076089-somebody-like-you

Goodreads Series Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/series/112834-maverick-junction 

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NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16131461-nearest-thing-to-heaven

Goodreads Series Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/series/112834-maverick-junction

Buy Links:     AMAZON | B & N | GOOGLE | ITUNES | KOBO

Author Links:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOODREADS

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6 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Somebody Like You & Nearest Thing to Heaven (Maverick Junction Books 1 & 2) by Lynnette Austin

  1. Yvonne Cruz says:

    An author to check out. Thanks for the intro

  2. Samantha says:

    I am excited to read at least one of your books. I love the comment about being a recovering middle school teacher. With four boys, I have always said that teachers and staff in the middle schools are either crazy or saints. Bless you for dealing with those kiddos…tough ages… Thanks for sharing here. Love to get to know authors a bit.

  3. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Lynnette, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Love your covers and the excerpt is fun. Cannot wait to read these two books. Thanks for sharing them with us today!

  4. Thanks, Karen, for the introduction, interview and excerpt s. I’m sure to be looking for these books! Hello, Lynette!

  5. Judy Tulloch says:

    Another author I have not heard about. After reading excerpt, etc, I am going to look up your books on Amazon. I think I’m going to like them!

  6. Eileen AW says:

    Thanks for introducing another new author for me to check out.

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