Today I’m spotlighting Rachel Brimble and her latest release, The Temptation of Laura! Rachel is also giving away a copy of her book to one lucky commenter. It is US only. All you have to do is say you want it! How easy is that?
Here is her stunning cover.
Now the blurb:
Laura Robinson has always been dazzled by the glamour of the stage. But perhaps acting and selling one’s favors are not so different—for Laura must feign pleasure with the men she beds to survive. Now, with her only friend at death’s door and a ruthless pimp at her heels, escaping her occupation seems impossible. Hoping to attract a gentleman, she attends the theater. Yet the man Laura captivates is no customer, but a rising star and playwright…
Adam Lacey has been driven to distraction since the moment he saw Laura. She is
his ideal leading lady come to irresistible life—and so much more. Certain they can make the perfect team on and off stage, he is determined to win her heart—and discover her story. But that is precisely what Laura fears. And she has no idea that Adam harbors shameful secrets of his own. Will the truth free them to love—or destroy all their dreams…?
And an excerpt!
As Laura stepped from the gig outside the Theater Royal and slid her palm against Adam’s, the stares of the people milling around brought sharp heat to her cheeks. The fantastical bubble she’d lived in for the previous twelve hours popped. What happened between her and Adam behind closed doors was one thing, but in view of his adoring public, quite another. What would he do now people could see them? Would he reject her? Ridicule her?
He tucked her arm into his elbow and pleasure knotted her stomach as he led her up the steps as though they were a courting couple. She inhaled a long breath. So far, so good. Although, she had no idea how she was supposed to react to the curious stares of the people meandering around the foyer.
She risked a glance at his profile. She’d never met a man like him. Not only had he taken her and Bette into his home, he’d generously paid for a woman to nurse Bette and keep her company whilst Laura and Adam went to work. What kind of man did such a thing on top of everything else he’d already provided?
Laura released her held breath. A man like Adam Lacey, that’s who. Could she really believe his intentions were about both their futures rather than just his?
He steered her through a door that led backstage. As they started along the corridor, she concentrated on keeping her head aloft without revealing the turmoil of disbelief hurtling around her abdomen. Surreptitious glances were directed their way from cast and crew as her fondness and respect for Adam escalated. Both sentiments were inappropriate and futile. She was old and experienced enough to know his true motivations would become clear sooner or later. She must keep strong and not get distracted. His actions could only be for his benefit. Not hers or Bette’s.
Rachel Brimble lives with her husband and two young daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. Since 2007, she’s had several books published with small presses as well as securing her first contract with Harlequin Superromance followed by and a Victorian romance contract with eKensington. Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America.When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England. And in the evening? Well, a well-deserved glass of wine is never, ever refused…