Ah, January. Arguably the longest month of the year. All the holiday camaraderie and chaos has passed, leaving us tired, broke and often bloated with cocktails and cookies we enjoyed but must pay for. Resolutions—many that we remember making just a short three hundred and sixty five days ago—are staring us in the face. And for some of us, snowstorms and extreme cold weather alerts have left us house bound due to road conditions and school closures. Can’t you feel the shack-wackiness setting in?
An island escape sounds good to me right about now. If only Santa had stuffed those plane tickets into my stocking—along with a few dollars for rum punch! Sadly, the stocking contained cozy socks and necessities this year, so I’ll compromise. How about a cruise to Cozumel? Come along with my characters Maggie and Cole as they soak up the sun, frolic in the ocean, and indulge in a fantastic—and often funny—faux honeymoon!
Cozumel Karma! By Lainey Bancroft. Available in digital now at Absolute XPress http://www.absolute-x-press.com/catalog/ and coming out in print Valentine’s Day!
Here’s the blurb:
The only nod Maggie O’Shea gives to Karma is the belief that no good deed goes unpunished. She’s certainly done enough good turns for her family. Fortune isn’t smiling on her, particularly in the romance department.
The lone significant relationship she’s had is with her lesbian friend, Pat. Men have pitched her so many strikes, she’s considering batting for Pat’s team. Pat insists a singles cruise will be the perfect spot for Maggie to get it on, without having to get along with a man.
Maggie feels ill about sailing on “The Good Ship Syphilis” but when a blond Adonis collides with her rental car in Cozumel and he’ll do anything to make it up to her, things take a turn for the better.
With her caustic wit and language as salty as the sea-kissed patio of his beach house, Maggie isn’t the sort Cole would normally look twice at. But the red-haired hot head proves to be even hotter in bed. While he works to convince her the incredible week they spend together is more than a mere magical moment, Maggie discovers Cole could be destined to be a part of her future—whether she wants it or not.