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Melting the Millionaire's Heart!!
Melting the Millionaire's Heart
Special-needs teacher Kayla Johnston writes off any shot at New Year's Eve romance when she's summoned to a fundraising event for her school at the remote estate of a wealthy would-be-donor. But when a massive snowstorm hits and Kayla careens off the road, the sexy stranger who rescues her brings to mind cozy fireplaces and steamy midnight kisses…among other things.
Reclusive entrepreneur Ryan Langford may be missing his own fundraiser, but being marooned in a cabin with Kayla beats ducking a room full of people after his money any day. Too bad she's so irritated with the " gazillionaire" who ruined her New Year's Eve that he feels like he has to lie about his identity. But when the sparks fly and they fall into each other's arms, Ryan knows he's made a big mistake. Will she be able to trust him once the snow melts and the truth comes out?
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Melting the Heart of an Obstinate Man by Linda Morris
Hi, Ali! Thanks so much for having me here at Simply Ali. My new novella from Entangled, Melting the Millionaire's Heart, is all about melting the heart of an obstinate (and, in this case, filthy rich) man. Why does this theme appeal to so many women? If you're going to melt the heart of any man, it might as well be the obstinate kind. (I'll refrain from suggesting that there isn't any other kind. That would be stereotyping and possibly not true. Wait, is my husband reading this? No? Phew!)
But the obstinate kind are so much more of a challenge than the easy-going, take-life-as-it-comes types. For most of history, men have had lots of ways of proving their mettle: making fortunes, ruling kingdoms, rising high in the church, exploring new territories, winning office, fighting battles, knocking each other off of horses with sticks, and so forth.
Women traditionally had two ways of demonstrating their mettle: having and raising children, and winning at the game of love. Now for some reason, most societies have never given this very important and difficult job much respect. So if you're not going to give women a lot of credit for bringing up the kids, that leaves love as the competitive field that's always been open to women, and still is, even though nowadays American women have so many more opportunities than our ancestors did.
And since most people, and that means most women, like a challenge, why not go for the obstinate kind? It goes back to the saying, "The bigger they come, the harder they fall." The hero of my story, Ryan Langford, tells the heroine a lie at their first meeting. He could have told her the truth, but he thought being snowed in with Kayla would be an uncomfortable experience if she knew who he really was. (He's a millionaire considering a big donation to the private special-needs school where she teaches, and he expects she'll spend the night hitting him up for money if she knows who he is.) He quickly discovers she doesn't have a great opinion of the millionaire philanthropist she's never met, which convinces him he's made the right decision. But as the night passes and the sparks fly, he realizes he's getting in over his head with Kayla. So of course he 'fesses up, tells her the truth, and everything is hunky-dory, right?
Wrong! Because he's obstinate, he stays the course, digging himself in deeper and deeper, pretending this isn't all going to blow up in his face the next morning. But when he finally is forced to tell her the truth, Kayla smiles sweetly, accepts his half-assed apology, and they agree never to speak of it again, right?
Wrong! Because if you want to melt the heart of an obstinate man, you've got to stick to your guns. Romance is all about giving up that "It's all about me" perspective, coming together and compromising so that a relationship can be forged. And for some obstinate men (and women), that isn't easy. But when it works, it's all the sweeter in the end for having not come easy.
Thank you Linda for joining us today and giving our readers such a great guest post! We absolutely love this post! :)
About the Author
Linda Morris is a multipublished writer of contemporary and historical romance. She writes stories with heart and heat. Her latest book, By Hook or By Crook, will be coming in spring of 2013 from the Wild Rose Press.
When she’s not writing, working, or mommying, she’s doing yoga, reading, working in her flower garden, or baking delicious things she probably shouldn’t eat. She believes that there are two kinds of people: pie people and cake people, and she is definitely one of the former. Her years of Cubs fandom prove she has a soft spot for a lost cause. A beat-up old copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss’s Ashes in the Wind that her mom bought for her at a garage sale years ago was her gateway drug into the world of romance novels. Her all-time favorite romance writers include Laura Kinsale, Patricia Gaffney, Elizabeth Delancey, and Marjorie Ferrell. Current favorites include Julie Anne Long, Erin McCarthy, and Shannon McKenna.
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Melting the Millionaire's Heart!!
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