Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Book Excerpt: This Tangled Thing Called Love by Marie Astor

Claire Chatfield has everything a girl could possibly wish for: looks, a promising career, and an engagement ring from one of New York's most eligible heir-bachelors! Life should be a dream and yet, it does not feel like one... When an enigmatic new neighbor, Alec Brunell, moves into an apartment above from Claire's, Claire is surprised to find herself wondering whether the choices she has made in her life are worth following through.

In order to secure his place as his father's successor, David Lawson must settle down with a wife befitting the future head of Lawson Enterprises - and who could fit the prerequisite better than lovely Claire Chatfield? There is just one glitch - David Lawson is in love with another woman.

Alec Brunell has never lacked for women's attention, but he finds himself at a loss when faced with his downstairs neighbor, Claire Chatfield. Still, her iciness only adds fuel to his fire, as Alec is determined to change Claire's view of him.

This Tangled Thing Called Love follows the story of four people searching for love - will they have the courage to find it?

Read on for an exciting excerpt from Marie Astor's "This Tangled Thing Called Love":

Claire smiled and lifted the glass to her lips – she loved it when David called her his girl – there was something so old-world about it. “So, how was your day?” she asked him.
“There was only one good thing about it – looking forward to seeing you.” David squeezed her hand and Claire thought she was going to literally melt under his gaze. He had had this effect on her ever since they met, and at times, she wondered if she would ever start taking David for granted - at the moment, it seemed impossible. “And that’s all I care to say about my day at the office on a Saturday.” David grinned. “How was your day, baby?”
“I had the craziest morning.”
“Oh? What happened?”
“I got a new neighbor and he was playing his music really loud...” The image of Alec’s bare torso materialized in Claire’s mind as she remembered him moving to the sensual tango music. Flustered, she halted into silence – here she was, sitting across the most desirable man in all of New York and most likely in the world, having ridiculous thoughts about her impertinent neighbor.
“There you are!” Amber sidled into the seat next to David.
For once, Claire was glad of Amber’s interruption.
“Aren’t you two going to dance?”
As if on cue, a deafening blast of techno filled the room.
Claire glanced at the empty dance floor and shook her head. “Oh, you know us, Amber - David and I don’t dance.”
“That’s right.” David nodded. “I can think of far better things to do with my girl than grinding on the dance floor.”
Even David Lawson had an imperfection - it was his utter lack of rhythm and music timing – an idiosyncrasy that Claire found most endearing when she overheard David singing in the shower. David took care to stay off the dance floor, and Claire adored him all the more for it.


Author Bio:
Marie Astor is the author of contemporary romance novels Lucky Charm, On the Rim of Love, This Tangled Thing Called Love, romantic suspense novel, To Catch a Bad Guy, and a short story collection, A Dress in a Window. Marie Astor is also the author of young adult fantasy adventure novel, Transadonia: Silverboard Rider.

If you would like to find out more about Marie’s books, please visit Marie at her website: www.marieastor.com.

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  1. Thanks for featuring the book!

  2. Thank you for featuring This Tangled Thing Called Love today!