Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Man of the Family by Leigh Riker

Guess what day it is? Why, it's Wednesday. Hump Day, of course. It's also July 1st--release day for my Harlequin Heartwarming title, Man of the Family!


Griffin Lattimore is a single dad with an anxious small son and rebellious teenage daughter. Believe me, there's plenty of drama in their Florida apartment right now. But hell do anything to protect his kids from further hurt. If only Griffin, a former TV news anchor, could find his long-missing wife...for reasons of his own.

Assistant DA Sunny Donovan is newly divorced and her career isnt in great shape either. Back home in Florida to regroup after losing a high-profile case in NY, she meets Griffin under less than ideal circumstances. And theyre not looking for love.

But Fate has its own plans for Sunny and Griffin. I hope you enjoy their journey from heartache to happiness.

Here's a brief excerpt with them at the barbeque seen on the cover

Before he could tell himself not to, Griffin stopped her.

Thanks, he said. Im glad Amanda apologized. You were right. She did take your watch.

Sunny half smiled. And you didnt let her get away with it after all.

He shouldnt care that she sounded proud of him. He shouldnt be staring at her mouth. So what am I missing? he asked, because nothing about his daughter was simple these days. Did she even sound sincere?

Shetried. Sunny hesitated. But you didnt welcome my interference before, and I doubt youve changed your mind. Im out of the advice-giving business.

Ouch. Forcing his gaze away from her, he noticed the growing darkness. The sun had slipped lower in the sky and the colors had bled into a deeper burgundy. Im impressed, Counselor. Didnt imagine youd give up that easily.

I have my moments.

This is a story about second chances and starting over. How has that worked out for you? Leave a comment and you'll have a chance to win a copy of Man of the Family.

Happy Reading--oh, and Happy Hump Day too!



34 comments:

  1. Can't wait to read this one! If it's July 1, I need to be putting your cover in the sidebar...

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  2. Yay! Thanks, Melinda. Hard to believe it's already July.

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  3. Leigh, Now I can't wait for my July books to arrive. And they're always late. I did just finish reading my June supply, though.

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  4. Ooh, Leigh, I'm already hooked. Where is the wife? What are the daughter's issues? Can't wait to read this and find out what happens...

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    1. Ah, the wife. She's a problem. But then, so is the daughter. Poor man...

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  5. Your story sounds charming and I love second chances.

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    1. Me too, Marion. One of my favorites along with reunion romance.

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  6. I'm with Marion. There's so much substance in starting over - and traumatized children. Sounds like a great story, Leigh. Congratulations on the release.

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    1. Thanks, Muriel. My hero has his work cut out for him!

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  7. Love, love, LOVE this, Leigh! I'm looking forward to reading this one! Hope your holiday is safe and happy! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Loree. Hope yours is too. (I just realized it's the holiday weekend)

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    2. I know, right? Where HAS this year gone! LOL

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  8. Yay!! Happy release day, Leigh! Can't wait to dive into this one and I love the cover. Second chance stories are one of my favorites! Congrats...and wishing you many sales!

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    1. From your lips, Anna…hope you enjoy the story. And that it does indeed equate to many sales.

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  9. Congratulations, Leigh! This story sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kristine. It was a fun story to write.

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  10. Happy book birthday! Can't wait to read it :)

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  11. Thanks, Amy! And the same to you.

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  12. I love second chance stories, too, and am intrigued with the wife.

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  13. Congratulations for your new release, Leigh. You've got me hooked already, too.

    Happy Canada Day!

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    1. Catching up here. Hope you had a great day!

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  14. I can't wait to read this, Leigh, especially since I work at the DA's office. I always enjoy a second chance story. Congratulations! Have a great 4th of July.

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    1. Oh, please, Jill, be kind :) Seriously, I mhope you enjoy the story. Yours sounds like an interesting job.

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  15. Great cover, great excerpt. Curious about the wife. Of course I wonder about Sunny and Griffin. I'm thinking they're going to find love? Looks like another enticing Heartwarming story. Congrats on the release. ( :

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    1. Trust me, Laurie. There is love involved! Happy reading.

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  16. I'm hooked for all the above reasons! Congratulations on the release!

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  17. That sounds like a winner to me. Nice to be sharing shelf space this month with you! :)

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    1. And with you, Dana. Those are four great covers, aren't they?

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  18. And Jill Weatherholt is the winner today! Jill, let me have your contact info and I'll get a signed copy of Man of the Family to you right away. Congratulations!!

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  19. Congrats on having the 100th Heartwarming book, Leigh!! It sounds wonderful :)!

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  20. Thanks so much, Rula! It 's an amazing coincidence.

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