Sharon C. Cooper

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Hump Day Hook and Giveaway

Today I’m joining in with other authors, who share little teasers /excerpts from their work in the Hump Day Hook. Click here for other authors participating in HDH.

For this week’s hook, I’m sharing a short excerpt from my newly released Still the Best Woman for the Job, book 1 of the Jenkins Family Series. I’m also giving away FREE copies of Best Woman for the Job – the short story prequel to Still the Best Woman for the Job, but first, here’s a little taste of my new release.

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Blurb:

Joint heir to the largest construction company in the state of Ohio, master plumber, Toni (TJ) Jenkins has been groomed to behave in a way that is befitting of the respected Jenkins’ family name. But after she breaks up with the only man she’s ever loved, to protect a secret she holds close to her heart, poor decisions lead her down a path of destruction that risks ruining the reputation of the company her family has worked hard to build.

Cincinnati police officer, Craig Logan, knows Toni is the woman for him. They’ve been apart for months, but when they run into each other at a party, the passion between them sizzles stronger than ever. She says she can’t handle dating a cop, but he senses that something else keeps her from rushing back into his arms. Craig wants her to be his wife, and he’ll do whatever it takes to prove no matter what she’s hiding, she’s still the best woman for the job.

Excerpt:

Toni leaned back and narrowed her eyes. “What?”

“You heard me.” Craig readjusted Ronald against the wall, ignoring her date’s mumbling. “If you want me to help you get this bum home – to his house,” he emphasized, “then you have to agree to have dinner with me Friday night.”

Toni hesitated. Intense hazel eyes sprinkled with specks of green and laced with a light brown stared at her, awaiting her response. She would love to have dinner with him, heck, she’d love to spend the rest of her life with him, but there lay the problem. Craig already had the big house and the white picket fence, but he wanted the wife and the three-point-five kids to complete the fairytale. The problem in a nutshell was that he wanted her to be a part of that dream, and she couldn’t give him what he wanted.

“I can’t believe you.” She glanced back at the bathroom door and then closed it. Returning her attention to Craig she said, “After all we’ve been through, has it really come to this? You’re going to blackmail me into having dinner with you?”

“Hey, if it means spending time with you, I’m not ashamed to do whatever I have to do. Besides, I don’t see it as blackmail. I see my request as being nothing more than a man, who is still in love with you, asking you out to dinner.” He shrugged. “But you can call it whatever you want. I do know one thing though. If you don’t make up your mind in the next five seconds, your drunk boyfriend here is going to find his ass back on the cold marble tile. So what’s it going to be, sweetheart?”

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Giveaway Details

Prize: A FREE copy of Best Woman for the Job

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What you have to do to win: Click here and enter the code – MA38E at checkout for your FREE copy!

Deadline to get your FREE copy: Septeber 27, 2013

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September 24, 2013 - Posted by | Books by Sharon C. Cooper | ,

8 Comments

  1. Can’t really fault a man who knows what he wants. 🙂 Nice hook.

    Comment by Elin Gregory | September 25, 2013

    • Lol, I agree, Elin! Thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by sharonccooper | September 25, 2013

  2. Cocky, isn’t he? LOL. Wow. He must REALLY want her to push the envelope that hard!

    Comment by Haven's Realm | September 25, 2013

    • Lol, he is a little cocky…but that cockiness pays off by the end of the story. 🙂

      Comment by sharonccooper | September 26, 2013

  3. If he wants her, he is going to have to compromise.

    Comment by Linda Hamonou | September 26, 2013

    • Hi Linda, with Toni’s stubborness, there is plenty of compromises throughout the story. Thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by sharonccooper | September 26, 2013

  4. Great hook, well done!

    Comment by Lucy Felthouse | September 26, 2013

    • Thanks Lucy! And thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by sharonccooper | September 26, 2013


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