Saturday, October 6, 2012

"The Hungry Heart" - by Brenda Gayle (Novel Publicity Blog Tour)

"Child advocate Nora Cross doesn't have time for the private cooking lesson her sister won at a charity auction.  Hunter Graham, the young chef, is the last person she needs telling her she's forgotten how to have fun.  So why can't she get the very hot, very eligible man off her mind?  

After a stellar debut in New York City, Hunter's back in Sante Fe to open a new restaurant.  He lives a charmed life and he knows it.  HE isn't interested in a workaholic who's glued to her smart phone.  So why is he trying to convince Nora to relax and enjoy life--with him?

When Nora's apartment and office are ransacked, Hunter comes to her rescue, surprised to find himself playing knight-in-shining armor to the uptight executive.  But when it becomes clear Nora is no random target, Hunter realizes he'll do anything to keep her safe."

About the author
Brenda Gayle has been a writer all her life but returned to her love of writing fiction after more than 20 years in the world of corporate communication—although some might argue there was plenty of opportunity for fiction-writing there, too.  A fan of many genres, she is drawn to contemporary romance and enjoys writing deeply emotional stories with elements of mystery and suspense.  Her first book, Soldier for Love, was a recommended read by a number of reviewers. Her new book, The Hungry Heart, is the first in her Heart's Desire series, which chronicles the difficult road to finding love and family acceptance for the three Graham cousins. Brenda lives in eastern Ontario with her wonderful husband, two fabulous children, two Siberian Huskies, a rescued cat, and assorted aquatic wildlife.

Connect with Brenda on her website,  Facebook, or Twitter.

I've read several books that attempt to use humor to deal with drama-filled situations. As this is a difficult line to walk, some have done so splendidly and others have flopped more soundly than a tired fish finally reeled into shore. “The Hungry Heart”, thankfully, lands squarely in the former of these two scenarios.