Friday, May 5, 2017

Second Chance Marquess Excerpt Tour

When Wilhemina Turner’s younger sister runs off with a young Lothario, she has no choice but to turn to the notorious rake who broke his promise and her heart, for assistance. George Bartlett, the Marquess of Chesterton, hasn’t forgotten the woman who hurt him so many years ago, but can’t deny her request, knowing that his brother’s reputation, and fortune, is at risk. A series of misfortunes leave the straight-laced widow and committed bachelor stranded, sharing both close quarters and old secrets. But when morning comes, will this unlikely pair find a second chance at love?

Exclusive Excerpt:
“You had no children.” He hadn’t meant to say the words aloud, but she turned and he immediately realized his error.

“No,” she answered curtly.

That should have been enough, but he was curious. “You said you dress this way to avoid unwanted suitors. Don’t you want a family one day?”

“I have Kitty. She’s my family.”

“But what about children of your own?”

He noticed her jaw tense. “I have my family.”

George noticed pink splotches spreading across what little chest her modest gown exposed. He knew she was riled, but for the life of him, he just couldn’t understand why she’d taken this ridiculous stance to avoid marriage. She was only seven and twenty and more beautiful than women ten years younger. Widow’s weeds couldn’t disguise the fact that Wilhelmina Turner was a walking Venus, tempting men at every turn. She had no right to lock herself away like that.

“Won’t you be lonely? Don’t you worry about who’ll take care of you?”

He could tell from the pink flush across her cheeks that he’d gone too far. “I know exactly who’ll take care of me. I will.”

“But you can’t be alone forever?”

“And what about you,” she asked. “Why aren’t you married?”

“Not a day goes by that I don’t hear that question, and my answer is always the same. I don’t need to be married.”

“But who’ll take care of you?”

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Jessica Jefferson makes her home in Almost-Chicago with her husband, two young daughters, French bulldog Lulu, and English bulldog Pete.  When she's not busy trying to find middle-ground between being a modern career woman and Suzy-Homemaker, she loves to watch "Real Housewives of [insert city here]" and performing unnecessary improvements to her home and property.

Jessica writes Regency-era historical romance with a modern twist where she invites her readers to fall in love with romance again.

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting today!

  2. I'm looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for sharing & have a great weekend :)

  3. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  4. Just stopping by to say hi! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  5. Love the book cover! How did it come about?

  6. Congrats on Second Chance Marquess, Jessica. LOVE the excerpt & Thanks for the chance to win :)