You should know by now that Vivienne Lorret is one of my favorite authors. Tempting Mr. Weatherstone is the perfect short-story prequel to her Wallflower Wedding series, just in time for Christmas.
Penelope and Ethan have been neighbors and best friends since they were children. Such close friends, they can finish each other’s sentences and almost read each other’s minds. Good thing it’s almost, because somewhere between the age of fifteen and twenty-five, Penelope fell in love with Ethan. But can’t risk telling him.
Ethan’s life is organized, to say the least. His ledgers are impeccable, his life is predictable. His best friend and her father have dinner with him and his mother several nights a week. He knows his responsibilities and revels in the normalcy and stability of his structured environment. Until a spontaneous waltz opens his eyes to the most unexpected realization of all.
Fear of change, the unknown, the what-if …
Can two people, who are so perfect for each other, risk a life-long friendship by revealing their true feelings?
Tempting Mr. Weatherstone Gets FIVE Red Pumps!
Penelope Rutledge longs for passion, but only with the man of her dreams: the brilliant, dashing Ethan Weatherstone. If only her longtime neighbor would open his eyes and realize how much she loves him. If only they weren’t best friends with so much at stake. Penelope knows her future – and their friendship – is in her hands, but is she willing to take the biggest risk of all on the man she loves?
If it were up to Ethan, life and love would be as predictable as the figures in his ledgers – certainly nothing like the adventures Penelope longs for. Yet his childhood friend has grown into a beautiful, feisty woman blissfully unaware of the danger she causes when near. Ethan knows he must save Penelope-and her reputation…but can he save himself from the temptation of her lips?
I fell in love with fairy tales and the romance behind happily ever after at a very young age. Like a lot of you, I tweaked the fables bit by bit in my imagination until they suited me perfectly. By the time I was eleven, a teacher encouraged me to start writing.
Throughout the years that followed, my teachers remained my most fervent supporters, giving me the tools I needed to continue my journey as a writer.
My husband and I have two teenage boys, who are heroes in their own right. For now, we live in a small Midwestern town near Lake Michigan…until a time in the future when a new adventure calls us to other shores.
I am currently working on my next novel, but I always enjoy hearing from my readers. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org