Thursday Give Away

Today’s Thursday give away is an advance copy of Molly O’Keefe’s contemporary romance, Can’t Buy Me Love.

Here’s the official blurb:

In Molly O’Keefe’s captivating new contemporary romance, a woman with a past and a man without a future struggle to find a place where they belong.

A girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Tara Jean Sweet knows that opportunity will never knock; she’ll have to seize it. Elderly Texas rancher Lyle Baker has a dying request: He will give Tara Jean a stake in his leather business in exchange for a little family subterfuge. All Tara Jean has to do is play the part of a gold-digging fiancée to lure Lyle’s estranged children home. The mission is soon accomplished.

Now Lyle’s gone—and his ridiculously handsome son, Luc, an ice hockey superstar sidelined by injuries, is the new owner of Crooked Creek ranch. He’s also Tara Jean’s boss. But being so close to sinfully sweet Tara Jean does crazy things to Luc’s priorities, like make him want to pry her deepest secrets from those irresistible lips. But when Tara Jean’s past demands a dirty showdown, will Luc stay and fight?

There’s a story behind this. The amazing Molly O’Keefe was our moderator for a panel at RT this past spring, a fast paced round of Historical Fan Fictionary dreamed up by the clever– and devious!– Susanna Kearsley. (You can read all about that panel, and test your historical vocabulary, here.) I was delighted when she gave me an advance copy of her upcoming release and meant to pass the goodness along. But then life happened (moving, marriage, honeymoon, two books to write), and the book has been sitting next to my desk, waiting for its give away moment, since then. In the meantime, the second book in the series, Can’t Hurry Love, has come out to great reviews. I’m a little bit behind here.

So, for a slightly belated advance copy of Can’t Buy Me Love, here’s your question:

If you had to pick a song for a book title, what song would you use?

The winner will be announced on Sunday….

I am also THRILLED to announce that I have four books coming up here about which I’m particularly excited: Donna Thorland’s The Turncoat, Sarah MacLean’s One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, Bee Ridgway’s The River of No Return, and Juliana Gray’s A Duke Never Yields (which just got a starred review from Kirkus! Kirkus doesn’t hand out those stars lightly.)

Stay tuned!


  1. Lauren R. on January 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    My Boy Builds Coffins. The song is by Florence + the Machine. It’s slightly suggestive of something probably morose, but I think it sets up nicely for a slightly macabre romance. 🙂

  2. Sheila on January 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    “love me or Leave Me”

  3. Rhonda on January 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    The Diamonds song by Rihanna…could be a mystery, a romance, or both!

  4. Chanpreet on January 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    “As Long As You Love Me” The only Bieber song I’ve ever heard. And liked.

  5. Jessica C on January 11, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Somewhere Only We Know by Keane. It would be the perfect title for a Persuasion-type romance… young lovers separated then reunited years later – with their ‘special place’ from years ago playing a large role…

  6. Jessica C on January 11, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Why is the parasol your weapon of choice?

    What is behind your love of a)the colour purple
    b) horrid novels
    c) the spy trade?

  7. Jessica C on January 11, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Oops didn’t mean to post that here!

  8. bn100 on January 11, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Katy Perry’s Firework

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