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Today, we're on board with Rachel's Random Resources for a stop along their current promotion featuring the work of author Becky Monson. She's got a new title out that from the sound of things will definitely have you reaching for your big girl pants and grabbing life by the proverbial horns to MAKE things happen, instead of waiting for them. Ready or not, here comes today's title in the spotlight...
Just A Girl
About the book...
What happens when the right girl and the right guy meet at the wrong time?
One thing that can be said about Quinn Pearson is that she has a knack for doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. Like, the worst time ever. Take her job for instance. One little slip of the tongue using the mother of all swear words while reporting the news, and suddenly she finds herself with over 18 million views on YouTube and her employment in jeopardy. If that wasn’t bad enough, when she meets the man of her dreams, she nearly chokes to death on a powdered sugar donut.
Thankfully for Quinn, the dashing Brit, Henry, finds her near death experience quite charming. But just when Quinn thinks her luck is going to change, she finds out her timing is all wrong again. Henry is off limits. Or is he? Maybe it’s time for Quinn to quit settling for what life hands her. Perhaps it's time for her to become more than just a girl.
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Excerpt 1 – JUST A GIRL by Becky Monson
I’m convinced that any compliment I’ve ever been given was somehow done as charity by a family member or a friend. Like they paid someone to do it. So when the handsome stranger with extremely dark hair and brilliant blue eyes tells me that I have a beautiful smile, my first reaction is to almost choke on my donut. Actually, that’s exactly what happens. It went a little something like this:
“You have a lovely smile,” said the man.
I’d just left Sweeties Bakery, which was only a few blocks from my apartment, and the smile he noticed was directed at the powdered sugar donut in my hand—because donuts bring me, and nearly all the world’s population, joy.
I then lifted it to my mouth as he said the fateful words. Which caused me to do a sort of confused snort-laugh where some of the powdered sugar got sucked into my throat along with a piece of the donut. I coughed, trying to dislodge the food from the back of my throat, and was unsuccessful. So I coughed some more, and it got so bad that the handsome stranger even started patting me on the back. This continued to happen. Like a horrible, vicious coughing cycle.
I wasn’t sure if it would happen, but I was finally able to get a hold of myself, which is where I find myself now. Currently standing in front of the handsome stranger, still holding the donut that was nearly my undoing (I wasn’t going to give it up so easily), and looking down at a dusting of powdered sugar that has traveled down the front of my black workout tank and onto the upper thighs of my capri yoga pants.
How freaking stupid.
Not to mention, I’ve just finished working out so my hair is in a ponytail—or at least it was. In my peripheral vision, I can see strands of golden locks that came loose in my coughing fit. I’m sweaty, but luckily I’m not having to suffer under the noon-day Orlando summer heat right now, even though the setting sun offers only a slight reprieve. I’ve lived here since I was thirteen and I still can’t get used to the summer heat.
“You okay?” Stranger Man asks. He’s wearing basketball shorts and a dark V-neck tee that hugs his muscular arms quite nicely.
“I think so?” I say and then cough. Just once. For good measure. Gah.
“Brilliant,” he says, his mouth a grimace. He reaches up and runs a hand through his dark hair. “I feel a bit bad about that.”
Oh, dear heaven above. Handsome Man has an accent. A very British one, in fact. It didn’t register with me before, in my choking state. Be still, my beating ovaries. I’ve always been a sucker for a British accent.
About the author...
By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. An award-winning author, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last... but it probably won't.
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