Thursday, March 16, 2017

We Dodged the Storm by Donna Michaels

Hi Everyone, it’s Donna Michaels coming to you from sunny Orlando! I’m down here celebrating my baby’s 21st birthday!

Here she is on Hogwart's Express at Universal Studios. What a fun ride. It was as if we were on the train to Hogwarts. Loved it!

Boy did we leave northeastern PA at the right time. There are currently 22 inches of snow back home. Eww! It was so bad my husband’s National Guard Unit was activated. Guess it’s a good thing he didn’t come down with us.

It’s only 42 degrees here in Florida as I type, but it’ll get up into the 60’s, so I’ll take that over the snowy 20’s back home. Hope you’re safe and warm.

Speaking of warm, if you need a good book to curl up to, I had a brand new release this month through Entangled! The Men of At Ease Ranch Continues with HER SECRET RANGER! I’m so excited to share Brick’s story, it was one of my favorites to write. J


Kissing the sexy soldier was a dare she couldn’t resist…

By-the-book event planner Beth Brannigan’s best friend dared her to kiss a cowboy. She should have said no. Instead, she said please…again and again. If her brother finds out she’s dating—okay, kissing—okay, sleeping with—one of his military buddies, he’ll kill her. Assuming he doesn’t kill his friend first.

Former Army Ranger Brick Mitchum isn’t a relationship kind of guy. But then he meets Beth and starts to wonder if maybe it’s time he settled down. She’s mysterious. Unpredictable. Curvy in every way he needs… And hiding something. He’s just got to figure out what.   


It was…him. The cowboy from two weeks ago. Seriously? What were the chances he’d walk back into her life at that exact moment? “Uh…”

“I know, right? And there’s not a wedding ring in sight. Now go over there and kiss him.” Her snickering friend pushed her after the hunk striding toward the livestock section of the fair. “Go on before he gets away. Or is that what you wanted?”

She gulped. Pulled herself together. The knowing tone in her friend’s voice revealed she expected Beth to chicken out.


Any other time, yes, she’d lose the dare. It was childish and irresponsible, and she didn’t have time for foolish games. But she did have time to help her friend de-stress. Her friend who was also her client. It was Beth’s duty to put her client at ease. So, technically, it was her duty to kiss the sexy cowboy whose body she knew as well as her own.

That was her story and she was sticking to it.

“Fine. I’ll do it.”

Rachel squealed and clapped her hands.

Grasping bravado with two fists, Beth set her shoulders, lifted her chin, and marched after the hot guy striding away from her down the fairway. So what if she’d decided he was part of her past? The opportunity was too good to pass up. Things like this never happened to her.

Zigzagging around fairgoers, she avoided running into two children wearing a blue coating of cotton candy, and closed in on her prey. Her confidence rose with each step. Not only had she received her first ever dare, she was actually in the position to have the upper hand on the challenge.

A flicker of guilt and a touch of anxiety mixed with excitement. She pushed them both aside and smiled when the cowboy suddenly stiffened and came to a halt. It was as if he could feel her presence as sure as she could feel his. Not wanting Rachel to see the guy’s expression, Beth didn’t give him a chance to turn around. She slid in front of him, her anxiety fading at the pleasure curving his mouth into a sexy grin, dimpling his cheeks.

“Hello, Brick,” she said.

Then she cupped his deliciously scruffed jaw, pulled his face down, and kissed the ever loving heck out of him.


Hope you all have a great day!

Thanks for reading,



Alicia Dean said...

Your daughter is lovely...happy 21st! Congrats on the new realease...loved the excerpt. Enjoy your time in Florida.

Rolynn Anderson said...

Beth helps her friend, follows up on a dare, and gets to kiss a person she knows. I call it a win, win, win. Like Beth...I'm sure I'll like Brick. Good work, Donna and happy sales to you!

Jannine Gallant said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! Really fun excerpt!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Darn. I was determined not to buy any more books until I emptied my Kindle a little bit. But what the heck, he's a big boy. He can handle another book.

I'm sure you and your daughter will have a fabulous time. I love Florida.

Andrea Downing said...

Yup, it was a lot of snow. good luck with the book.

Diane Burton said...

You are so lucky you missed the snow. Happy B'day to your lovely daughter. The excerpt is charming. Best wishes on the book.

Leah St. James said...

We have family in Scranton, Donna (my hubby's hometown), so I heard about the big storm! Glad you got to escape. Happy birthday to your lovely daughter, and congrats on the new release! Loved the excerpt.

Brenda Whiteside said...

Beautiful daughter. Glad you dodged the storm. Your excerpt is cute.