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And using that good old traditional ‘names out of a hat’ method (well, out of a mixing bowl, actually!) the winner is Serena S. Congratulations!
Welcome to the Candlelight Reads ‘Summer Begins’ Blog Hop! There are giveaways at each hop, so make sure you visit them all!
The theme is: Summer has just begun! What’s your favorite thing about summer? What kind of trips do you take? Anything special happen when summer begins for you?
I like summer for that slightly lazy feeling you get, a desire not to stick too hard to routine, the smell of freshly mown grass … and I absolutely love the lazy hum of bees in the garden.
Unfortunately, I can’t stand too much heat, although that’s not something I have to worry about too often, living in the north of England! But it does mean I can’t go anywhere too hot for a summer holiday. Greece, Italy, Spain? No thanks. France – and no further south than the Loire – is about as hot as I can manage in the July/August school holidays without being ill.
My new summer romance Holding Back is set in the beautiful countryside of northern Portugal, a place I’ve visited a couple of times and survived the temperature, mainly because one of the visits was in October! I fell in love with the place … and hope my readers will, too!
The last thing they’re looking for is love …
Laura Matheson is a natural at avoiding romance, so when she is drawn to mystery guest Daniel Stone while helping out at her friends’ hotel in Portugal, she assumes all she needs is a little extra willpower.
Daniel is at the hotel on business. The demands of work and a manipulative ex-girlfriend mean he doesn’t have the time or energy for romance, but Laura is a distraction he finds hard to ignore.
As they negotiate a minefield of misunderstandings and mutual attraction, will they both continue to hold back? Or will they finally allow love into their lives?
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED
*** And now for the GIVEAWAY! ***
For a chance to win a $5 or £5 Amazon voucher (depending where you are!) and a pdf copy of Holding Back, all you have to do is comment below and tell me which smell reminds you most of summer.
You’ll need to give your e-mail address to comment, but it won’t be published!
The winner will be drawn on May 26th and contacted by Helen soon after.
Now hop on over to these other blogs and have a go at winning their prizes, too!