Book excerpt for “Untangle My Heart” by Maria K. Alexander

Today I’m featuring a book blurb and
excerpt for the contemporary romance novel, Untangle My Heart, 
by Maria K. Alexander.


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Blurb:
When her marriage ended in tragedy, Kate DiFrancesco rebuilt her
life, but has never gotten over the pain of what she lost. Seeking the help of
an ex-lover ignites feelings she’s promised never to have again. She’ll need to
untangle herself from dangers in her past in order to break the hard shell
around her heart.
Edward Weston has a lot to prove, both to his stuffy upper-crust
British family, and to  himself. Working
alongside Kate, a woman he had a casual relationship with, stirs unexpected
feelings. Helping her family makes him realize what he’s missing. For the first
time, he wants more than a one-night stand.
When Kate is threatened, Edward must overcome feeling unworthy to
protect the woman he loves and fight for the family he never thought he’d have.
Excerpt:
“Good morning,” he said. “Ready to
go?”
“I’m all set.” She swung her laptop
bag over one shoulder and grabbed the handle of her suitcase with her opposite
hand.
“I’ll take that,” Edward said,
reaching for the suitcase.
“I have it,” she snapped and held
firmly onto the handle. His old-fashioned ways sometimes annoyed her and today
was one of those days. Why was he always trying to be nice to her? It would be
easier to maintain her distance if he wasn’t so damned considerate. Damned
British manners. “I don’t need your help.”
He raised an eyebrow at her outburst
but let go of his hold on the suitcase. “Fine. I see someone didn’t get her
coffee this morning.”
“Wrong. I had two cups.” And a
restless night of sleep with alternating dreams of Edward and Lucas. Frustrated
from tossing and turning all night, she’d gotten up at four and started baking.
“I made biscotti if you’d like
some.” She handed him a white bakery bag, hoping her offering of food would
compensate for her irritable mood.
He opened the bag and pulled one
out. “Are they safe to eat or did you use arsenic instead of sugar?”
Rather than dignify him with an
answer, she leaned forward and took a bite. It was still warm and the chocolate
chips melted in her mouth. Edward’s gaze studied her mouth as she chewed and
for a minute Kate thought he may take a nibble out of her.
“Perfectly safe. I swear,” she said
after swallowing.
He popped the other half in his
mouth. “Not bad.”
“Not bad, my ass,” Kate said.
“That’s pretty fine, too.”

Author bio
and links:

A
romantic at heart, Maria K. Alexander spent hours as a young girl getting lost
in and wishing to be one of the heroines in the stories she read. Books gave
her the ability to go to another world where she loved meeting new characters,
learning about their problems, and watching them fall in love.
Maria
blogs and shares her writing journey with her critique partners at The Violet Femmes Blog.
When
not writing, Maria loves to read, bake, downhill ski, visit the beach, and
watch romantic comedies. Maria lives in New Jersey with her husband and
children, and writes in her “spare” time between juggling a full-time job and
her kids’ busy schedules.
Social links:
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