Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Billionaire #Intl #NA Comedy: THE CAT’S OUT OF THE BAG, Love Down Under by Cynthia Terelst

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Love Down Under


One van. Two hearts. Thousands of kilometres.

Jesse’s a self-made billionaire who yearns to get away from his empty life and the money-hungry parasites who inhabit it. The plan? Go to Australia, tell no one about his money and find himself. Instead of finding just himself, he finds Evie, who is everything anyone should aspire to be. Now, what he aspires to be, is hers. But to be hers, he needs to tell her everything.

Evie has left her past behind. She has rebuilt herself, and her life, into one of happiness. After she meets Jesse, while volunteering at a cat shelter, memories of her past filter back in. She is stronger now and wants to trust him. But after all she has been through, is trust even possible?

The quest to find a cat a forever home leads them to travel across the country together. Can the close quarters drive them to open up to each other? Or will it drive them apart?

Love Down Under



The wave petered out, and I paddled back to the line-up. Sitting, watching, waiting. The constant breeze in my ears and the sound of waves breaking relaxed me. Lulled by the gentle rise and fall of the swells, I thought about Evie.

She was one of the most complicated people I’d ever met. Whatever she had been through had made her strong and independent. But underneath, she was all doubt. I could see her trying to be brave, but that could change in an instant as her insecurities took over. I felt like it was a fight between Nick and me, and I didn’t even know the guy. I didn’t know how to beat a ghost. But I would. I would figure it out, and I would gain Evie’s trust, bit by bit.

Her. Me. That’s what I would strive for.

Meet Author Cynthia Terelst…

Cynthia Terelst is a project officer by day and a writer by night. She is a contemporary romance writer who likes to share a little bit of history, some Australian scenery and a whole lotta love. Cynthia does not shy away from difficult topics, as she feels that they should not be ignored.

She lives in Queensland, Australia, where the sun shines at least 283 days a year.


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


**Special Giveaway** Cynthia will give away an ebook copy of THE CAT’S OUT OF THE BAG to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog. Happy Reading!


Thanks, Cynthia, for sharing your book with us!

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8 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Billionaire #Intl #NA Comedy: THE CAT’S OUT OF THE BAG, Love Down Under by Cynthia Terelst”

  1. Nice to meet you, Cynthia, and I am very fond of this trope. Now, I have to see how he ” beats the ghost”.
    Thank you, Karen and Cynthia.

  2. Good morning, Cynthia, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I really enjoy books set in Australia. I’ve always wanted to go there. Maybe someday. Your book sounds like it’s a great read. Thanks for sharing it with us today!

  3. I love the cover and thebook sounds like a great read!
    Thank you for sharing! Thank you Karen!

    Both of you stay well and safe!

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