“Because this is Forever”
by Lena Hart.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 2013
Formats: all ebook formats
The book is classified by the publisher as 3 flames: Sensual, mild sexual scenes
The decision that tore them apart…
Former hopeless romantic, Mia Trent, is crushed when the love of her life, Nate McArthur, reveals that he doesnít want to get marriedóor have children. But itís too late. Mia is already pregnant and her dream of ìhappily ever afterî is sharply put to an end when she decides to keep her pregnancy a secret, refusing to force him into a life he doesnít want.
The compromise that made them a family…
Five years later, Mia must reach out to Nate for help or risk losing her home and shelter for their son. Stunned and outraged by the sudden news of his child, Nate proposes a compromise: give him the summer to get to know his son and heíll save her home. Yet with Mia back in his life, Nate isn’t willing to lose heróor their sonóagain. What starts off as a temporary arrangement soon becomes a chance at rediscovery and becoming a family. Only Nate must convince his jaded dreamer that his love for her is trueÖand will last now and forever.
As she rinsed the last dish, Mia jumped when strong arms suddenly wrapped around her middle.
ìSorry,î Nate whispered into her ear. ìI didnít mean to scare you. I thought you heard me.î
She turned off the running water and leaned against him. ìNo, I was lost in my head. What did you say?î
Nate leaned down and kissed her on the back of her neck. Mia shivered. No matter where or how many, his kiss always left her lightheaded.
ìI asked whatís for dessert,î he repeated, kissing her again.
Mia turned in his arms, laughing. ìThatís so clichÈ, you know.î
ìWhat do you mean?î he asked with mock disbelief.
She rolled her eyes. ìOh, please. You say ëwhatís for dessertí then I say something ordinary and then you say something cheesy like wanting me for dessert.î
He looked down at her, thoughtful. ìHmm, that does sound like something Iíd say. But this hungry man could actually still eat.î
ìOh,î Mia said, a little embarrassed by her rash assumption. He was serious. Nate wasnít a small guy and could honestly still be hungry. ìWellÖî she began lamely, ìI donít have anything else to feed you.î
Nateís eyes sparkled. ìYeah, you do,î he whispered. He placed his hands on the counter to either side of her, trapping her between his solid frame and the sink. ìI said I could still eat.î
Mia paused, confused. Then she laughed, recognizing the heated suggestion in his eyes. ìYouíre bad,î she murmured, shoving at his hard chest.
He leaned in closer, his lips only a breath away from hers. ìAnd you like it.î
ABOUT LENA HART:
Lena Hart writes sensual romances with a hint of mystery and suspense. Together, her alpha heroes and smart, sexy heroines tell a story of incredible love with unforgettable passion. A Florida-native, Lena currently lives in New York City with her two calico kitties, Duchess and Daisy. When she’s not writing stories of happily ever after, she’s reading, researching, or conferring with her muse.
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On Writing Romance (with Interracial Couples)
By Lena Hart
When I was asked why I write interracial couples in my romance, my immediate response was: why not?
Not many of my friends know I write romance novels but the few who do are very supportive. But I was genuinely surprised when upon showing a friend the cover of my latest release, Because This Is Forever, she was a bit taken aback to see that my hero was a white man.
Now, it wouldn’t be completely honest to say that I’m completely colorblind to my characters but it certainly isn’t done on purpose. I write the stories that come to me along with the characters that speak to me. I have heroes in a few works-in-progress that are black and Latino, which is simply because that is how they presented themselves to me. And though I’m aware of their ethnicity, it doesn’t mean that they are written as an “ambassador” of their race.
I let my characters be themselves and with that come a range of personalities and backstory that any reader—no matter their color—can relate to. There is no strategic agenda, no controversial significance or stance on my part in writing romance with interracial couples. I’m simply writing a story that expresses the love and passion the hero and heroine feel for each other. Their chemistry burn through my head and onto the page and that is what I want my readers to focus on.
So why not write a story where my characters are free to be who they are? Why not write a story that allows readers to connect with my characters and their story? I read romance because they tug at my heart and stir my spirit. I write romance for the very same reasons.♥
Lena Hart writes sensual romances with a hint of mystery and suspense. Her bestselling debut novel, BECAUSE THIS IS FOREVER, was released October 2013. To learn more about Lena and her work, visit www.LenaHartSite.com or find her musing out loud at www.scatblogging.blogspot.com.
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