a word about ‘waiting on Wednesday’:
I have decided to start participating in this book blogsphere meme with a few small changes of how it’s regularly blogged about by my fellow book bloggers. I will either be introducing my current reads of upcoming releases as I am in the process of reading them and/or I might be releasing a book review about a forthcoming title by which I had been blessed to read ahead of publication. The main purpose behind the meme is to encourage readers and your fellow book bloggers to become aware of new books being released which caught your eye and which held your interest to read. Sometimes if your still in the process of reading the books, its the titles which encouraged your bookish heart. I look forward to spending the next seasons of the year, talking about the books I have on hand to read, the books I’ve been reading and the books I might not even have a copy to read but which are of wicked sweet interest to become a #nextread of mine.
Today I am linking with Can’t Wait Wednesday via Wishful Endings!
Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
It has been a long while since I’ve had the chance to soak into a Contemporary Rom of Ms Freeman’s – as the last entry I’ve read was “A Second Christmas Wish”; which coincidentally was my first ChocLit Christmas novel. Since my initial readings of “Search for the Truth”, “Before You” and this Christmas Rom – Ms Freeman has moved to a new publishing house Once More Chapter which is the digital imprint house for HarperCollinsUK! As you might have remembered – I used to be a reviewer for ChocLitUK and this is how my path originally crossed with Ms Freeman’s novels.
I was wicked excited I could be one of her book cheerleaders to boost the news of her newest release “The New Guy” – which is a light-hearted Contemporary Romantic Comedy about the head of a company and the one bloke who might be the one who needs to stay in her life but he’s also the bloke she sort of hadn’t considered much past the fling they shared once. The premise is an interesting one – because it talks about what happens when you encounter someone in one set of situations and then, they re-enter your life in another – how do you co-merge the two encounters OR do you endeavour to keep them separate but equal in your life? There’s the rub isn’t it though? As Sam is the person in charge at her company and you could see where the complexities would evolve if rumour let out about how she and ‘the new guy’ at work first met!
I admit, I have the tendency of reading harder dramas, evocative Historicals and generally in Romance I opt for second chances, new beginnings or meet-cute scenarios whenever I am not reading my beloved Love Inspired Suspense novels which keep me on my toes for jarring suspense with a dash of romance woven into the background! When it comes to Romantic Comedies I am a bit shy of exploring the genre overall as I tend to find the stories aren’t always my cuppa – however, when I find a writer I’ve previously have loved reading in the past, taking a chance on one of their Rom-Coms isn’t a hard choice! This is why I was keenly interested in finding out more about “The New Guy” by Ms Freeman.
A bit of this new story also reminded me of my readings of “Search for the Truth” – about the complexities of workplace romances and how corporate life can be its own tricky sea of navigating a personal and professional life!
Let’s introduce you into this new novel & have you brew a cuppa whilst you read the extract Ms Freeman graciously has provided! Afterwards there is a mini Q&A, too!
The New Guy
Subtitle: She's the CEO. He was the One Night Stand.
by Kathryn Freeman
Sam Huxton doesn’t do one-night stands, especially not with men she’s just met! But the hot guy at the bar was hard to resist and one night is all they share – no names, no numbers, just some much needed fun…
Until the same guy walks into Sam’s life the next day as her new employee. Sam never mixes business with pleasure and makes it clear an office fling with Ryan is off-limits. But after-hours…one thing can lead to another. Can Sam trust her heart and her business with the new guy?
Places to find the book:
Published by One More Chapter
on 13th March, 2020
This is a Digital First Release – #PubDay is 13th March, 2020!
The GOOD NEWS is the print release is scheduled for 11th June, 2020!
Converse via: #TheNewGuy + #KathrynFreeman
along with #ContemporaryRomance or #Romance