Friday, August 18, 2017

Books, Chocolate, and Wine with Barbara White Daille

Thank you to Ruth for sharing the first book in the six-book series called The Hitching Post Hotel. Readers, I hope you enjoy the peek at the story and will feel free to say hi in the comments!
The Cowboy’s Little Surprise
The Hitching Post Hotel #1
A guy like Cole Slater is hard to forget. Tina Sanchez should know—for years since high school she's tried to bury the pain of Cole's cruel betrayal. But it's impossible to ignore the man she sees reflected in her young son's eyes now that Cole is back in her life—and about to meet the child he never knew he had. 
Returning home to New Mexico, Cole is determined to put his playboy reputation to rest. Especially now that he knows there's a little boy looking up to him. And seeing Tina again reignites all the feelings Cole ran from as a teen. Despite his fear that he can't be the man Tina deserves, he's determined to try. For his son's sake—and his own.
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In this scene, Cole and Tina are in the lobby of the Hitching Post, where Cole has just gotten his first glimpse of Tina’s son.  Jed is the hotel owner and Tina’s grandfather:
 Cole leaned in closer, probably to make sure she wouldn’t miss a single word. “You didn’t think I’d take one look at that kid and make the connection?”
That kid is my son,” she snapped.
“Mine, too, judging by the looks of him. He’s about a year older than Scott, isn’t he? Which means he’s four.”
The accuracy of his guess made her flinch.
“I knew it.” Though he gave her a smug smile, his face had paled. “You might’ve always been the math whiz in school, Tina, but I can danged sure add—”
“Stop,” she whispered.
Jed was approaching from the direction of his den.
Cole shot a look over his shoulder, then turned back to her. “We’re not finished,” he said harshly.
“You still here?” Jed asked. “Thought you’d be long gone by now.”
Cole pushed himself away from the desk. “On our way. Tina was just planning to walk us out to my truck so we could finish our conversation.”
“Fine,” Jed said, smiling.
“No,” she blurted. “I mean…I told Cole, I’ve got to go help Abuela in the kitchen.”
“Don’t worry about that,” Jed said. “Maria’s in there. They’ve got everything covered. But I’ll head on back and tell them you’ll be there in a bit. Robbie, you come along with me.”
She wanted to protest, but one look at Cole’s narrowed eyes and set jaw told her he wouldn’t leave the hotel without her—and if she refused to go, he would blurt out the truth right here.
“Barbara White Daille deftly handles how the past affects the decisions we make while building a future for Cole and Tina. Pick this one up for a quick read that will leave you with that feel good feeling!” Joyfully Reviewed
“Set in the small town of Cowboy Creek and featuring Jedediah Garland’s family of granddaughters, The Hitching Post Hotel series has started off with a winner, THE COWBOY’S LITTLE SURPRISE. This first book is about Jed’s youngest granddaughter, Tina, as she becomes reacquainted with her teenage crush and the father of her son. Readers can always count on the story-telling talent of Barbara White Daille as she creates heartwarming tales centered around family, romance and happily-ever-afters.” CataRomance
A heartwarming tale, THE COWBOY’S LITTLE SURPRISE, the latest book by author Barbara White Daille, is a charming contemporary romance with plenty of hometown warmth. Tina and Cole have been vulnerable in the past and each had their way of dealing with it, but they have grown up during their years apart. Perhaps, this is their chance to get it right, or perhaps, they are no longer right for each other. Will little Robbie make a difference in their relationship? There is only one way to find out – pick up a copy and lose yourself in this delightful novel.” Romance Junkies
 About the Author
Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed "The End" to her first novel many years the eighth grade. Now she's writing contemporary romance on a daily basis. Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life:
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1 comment:

  1. Ruth - thanks so much for sharing this book with your readers!

    Readers, hope you enjoyed the look at the book.