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Monday, September 23, 2013

The Best Man's Baby by Victoria James Book Tour

The Best Man’s Baby
by Victoria James



Florist Claire Holbrook has always played by the rules her entire life, but breaks them to spend one night with sexy lone wolf Jake Manning, a man she's adored since she was a teenager. Six weeks later things get complicated when she discovers they created a bond that will last a lifetime...

Jake has never played by the rules. Getting Minister Holbrook's daughter pregnant wasn't part of any life plan, but he won't run from his responsibilities. He'll step up and be the best man he can, even if he doesn't have a clue where to begin. The more time he spends with Claire, though, the more he wants her, and the harder it is to get close because that would mean sharing the one thing he hasn't with anyone--the truth and his heart.



“I never had you pegged as a whiskey drinker,” a deep voice said close to her ear. Her body and mind recognized that voice at the exact same time. She closed her eyes and took a deep breath.

He’d come back. Jake was the only man who could fill the void that was threatening to consume her tonight. She could feel the heat emanating off his body. He was standing directly behind her, close enough that if she leaned back an inch or so, she would be against Jake Manning’s hard chest. She slowly turned around, heart hammering, senses buzzing, and looked up into his blue eyes. Try to be cool, Claire. Sultry. “And what kind of drink do you think I would have ordered?”

A leisurely smile graced his handsome face, revealing straight white teeth. “A Shirley Temple.”
Her mouth dropped open. The man thought she was a child. “Thanks,” she muttered, determined tonight she would change his opinion of her. “I bet you your Harley you don’t know a thing about me.” She finished off the remains of her whiskey and licked the moisture from her lips. Jake’s gaze went from her mouth to her eyes, and then he took a drink. He placed his empty glass on the counter, his arm brushing against her bare shoulder.

“Can I buy you another one?”

“It’s an open bar, but I guess old habits die hard. Woman at bar. Buy drink. Score,” she said, tapping her finger against his hard chest.

“I’ll have you know it takes a lot more skill than that,” he murmured, his voice low and delicious, each syllable resonating inside her body.

“I’ve seen the women you hang out with. I’m sure it doesn’t.”

“I wasn’t aware you were keeping tabs on me.”

Guest Post
The Perfect Day…
Would be waking up early-ish on a crisp autumn morning. Maybe somewhere in the country, an historical inn perhaps. A piping hot cup of Ethiopian coffee in bed. Of course, the bed itself would be luxurious, and a plump down comforter would ward off the morning chill. I’d enjoy the view of the colourful autumn leaves from bed, and then maybe I’d fling open the French doors that lead out to the terrace. Hubby and I would enjoy a breakfast of crisp organic bacon, eggs, and potatoes, alongside a bowl of fresh organic fruit. Oh, and more coffee. With cream. We’d enjoy this out on the terrace and then when the rain starts to fall, I’d head indoors to the study, with its wall-to-wall bookshelves. I’d get a few hours of work done and then join the kids and husband for walk through the forest. We’d have a picnic (food prepared by the inn of course. And the grass will have dried by this point). And then maybe head into the small village to do some fun shopping and grab a dessert (there would be no temper tantrums or begging for toys). Then we’d walk back to the inn and enjoy dinner in the majestic dining room with a fire blazing and a few glasses of merlot.

As you can see I’m not difficult to please ;-) but of course now that I’m finished writing this I’m thinking maybe I’d love waking up on a cruise ship…a beautiful suite where breakfast would be served on the balcony overlooking the ocean…so  hard to pick the perfect day! But as long as family is around and it’s a peaceful day, I’m happy ;-)

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Victoria James always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples) and a cardboard cover and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.

In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill the dream of writing romantic fiction.

Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after's for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she's quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.

Victoria loves connecting with readers, you can find her online at and on Twitter: @vicjames101

Twitter: @Vicjames101


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  1. Great excerpt, thank you. I'm looking forward to reading the book.


  2. This really sounds sort of sweet. I know it is sexy too, but there is a softness between them.

  3. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
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