Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Racing Hearts by Ryleigh Renee

“A must for romance fans.”
Read the teaser here!

Drew Jaymes was the town bad boy in Peach Valley, Georgia.  A boy orphaned at a young age and raised by his aunt.  His dream of racing was his passion, until he met a young woman with bright aqua eyes.  One summer with her, and he thought his whole life changed.

Nicole Bennett was part of a founding family of Peach Valley.  A grandmother that was cold in life, yet was the only family she had once her parents had died in a car accident when she was a child of five.  Her young life was spent in an all-girls school in Great Britain.  Returning to Peach Valley before heading off to university, she met and fell in love with the town bad boy.  She lost her innocence and her heart in a barn in a rainstorm.  A young man who’s heart belonged to racing cars.  Believing Drew’s love wasn’t real, she ran off to university and left Peach Valley, never wanting to return.

Eleven years later, the death of her grandmother brings her back to the one place she never wanted to be.  Seeing the man who broke her heart all those years ago wasn’t something she’d ever planned on either.

Drew returned to Peach Valley after a long absence to compete in a race.  When he’s charged with attempted murder, he turns to the only person who can help him:  Nicole.  She’s a successful assistant district attorney up north, and he wants her skills as his defense.  Nicole didn’t buy into all the town’s hatred of him that summer long ago.  Her belief in him during the trial of his life was what he needed.  Little did they know this trial would take them on bold adventures and reveal secrets long buried.

Is it possible for first loves to become a love of a lifetime?  Can they make it past everything their families have kept secret?  Can Nicole show a town stuck in the 50’s they’d been wrong about the bad boy all along? 

About the Author
 I’ve been reading romance novels since I was a teenager. The fantasy worlds authors created where love is found were worlds to get lost in. At twenty, I hand wrote the first draft of Land Lover. I wanted to write a love story with twists and turns and not be restricted to the few number of pages causing the lovers to fall in love instantaneously. Love grows. Attraction can be felt in an instant, but love flourishes with time. Philip Michaels and Randall Pierce are characters that became friends to me. However, after rejection letters from Harlequinn and Silhouette, the hand-written novel was tucked away until almost 20 years later. Reading and editing the manuscript was like finding long-lost friends. Attempting to make the dream come true, I self-published a hard copy of Land Lover in 2008. Friends who bought and read this debut novel told me they were surprised at how good the read was. Many requested I write a story for Philip’s brother, a secondary character in Land Lover (which seemed an impossibility at the time).

A few more years passed, and the desire to write and share these stores is still strong. Now Land Lover is again self-published as an eBook with a new cover that truly fits the storyline. And more stories have been written for characters creating not a single novel, but creating the Michaels Legacy. It is my hope readers will not only enjoy Philip and Randi’s story, but those that will follow.

I hope you enjoy my debut novel and will enjoy future books I am working on getting out there in eBook format. 

“A must for romance fans.”
Read the teaser here!

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