Sharon C. Cooper

Just thinking…

Something New – A New Look

My novel, SOMETHING NEW, will always hold a special spot in my heart. It was my debut novel 2 1/2 years ago and I thought it was time for a new look. What do you think of the new book cover? Isn’t it gorgeous? Special thanks to Selestiele Designs (Noelle) for another wonderful creation!

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For those of you who are not familiar with SOMETHING NEW, the story is a cross between a sweet “edgy” romance and women’s fiction (with a dose of suspense).

Blurb

Entrepreneur, Simone Edwards, did what any intelligent woman with a ticking biological clock would do: she asked her longtime boyfriend to marry her. Devastated when he turns her down, and fed up with dead-end relationships, Simone swears off men … and takes a vow of celibacy. How hard could it be? She soon learns it’s harder than she thinks when the most irresistible man in the world, Tim Hollister, shows up at her job. She hasn’t seen him in over ten years, and quickly realizes he is a temptation she doesn’t want to resist. But isn’t there some rule about dating your friend? Simone must decide if a romance with Tim is worth risking their friendship, and her reclaimed virginity.

Betrayed by his supermodel ex-girlfriend, who happens to be the mother of his child, Tim Hollister has placed a padlock on his heart. But when Simone, an old high school friend falls back into his life, he soon forgets his promise to stay clear of beautiful women. Simone was always like a sister to him, but he discovers that his feelings for her aren’t very brotherly. He’s captivated by the woman she’s become and wants to take their friendship to the next level – despite her resistance. Tim can’t avoid their new-found passion, and sets out to prove he’s the man for her.

Excerpts

Tim glanced at her, soaking up her attractive face and those kissable lips. He suddenly remembered the explicit dream he had of her the night before: the way she felt in his arms, her body molded to his, while his lips devoured hers. His hands had had a mind of their own as they caressed every inch of her delectable body.

What the heck am I doing? He shook his head vigorously. These are definitely not thoughts I should be having about my friend. His focus should be on getting settled in and figuring out a way to deal with Andrea. No way should his mind be trained on another woman, especially if that woman was Simone.

“I have to ask you something.” He lifted his glass and guzzled his water in an effort to extinguish his steamy thoughts. “Why have you been resistant to us hanging out outside of your office?”

With downcast eyes, she used her fork to move her grilled chicken and pasta around on her plate. For a moment, he didn’t think she’d respond, but she said, “Fear.”

“Excuse me?” He leaned forward, not sure if he’d heard her right.

She looked up at him, eyes unsure and shy. “I was afraid. I recently got out of a relationship and had vowed no more men.” She stopped, mumbled a curse, and rubbed her forehead in frustration as if she’d said too much.

“Simone, we were always able to talk freely and just enjoy each other’s company. What changed? I get the feeling you’re uncomfortable with me, but I don’t understand why. I’m still the same person.”

She arched a manicured brow. “You’re kidding, right?”

He shrugged. “What?” He was clueless to what she was referring to.

“Look at you. You’re gorgeous. You were nice looking in high school, but now you…you have muscles poppin’ out all over the place,” she said, pointing at his biceps. “You give a whole new meaning to tall, dark, and handsome.” Apparently seeing his confused look, she continued. “Come on, Tim. You had to notice that every woman we walked past when we first arrived couldn’t take their eyes off of you. And I can’t blame them. Whenever we’re together, I have to remind myself that we’re friends. I shouldn’t be attracted to my friend.”

Tim sat speechless. So that’s what it was? She was attracted to him? That’s not what he expected to hear, and now he wasn’t quite sure how to respond.

He chuckled and shook his head. Apparently, he was having the same effect on her as she was having on him.

“What’s so funny?”

“I appreciate your honesty, and just so you know, I feel the same about you. I still can’t get over your transformation. You look amazing.”

Simone blushed and tucked a loose strand of hair behind her ear. “Thank you.”

“I hope I haven’t added to your discomfort by staring at you, but it’s like you’re a totally different person. Back in the day, I’d always thought of you as a little sister, but the thoughts I’ve had lately have been anything but brotherly.”

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SOMETHING NEW – a friends to lovers novel.

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September 5, 2014 - Posted by | Something New - Novel | ,

12 Comments

  1. Is this IR or BWWM
    Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Digicel

    Comment by hazeltenia@yahoo.com | September 5, 2014

    • Hi Hazel, SOMETHING NEW, is an AA. Thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by sharonccooper | September 5, 2014

  2. It’s beautiful!

    Comment by Tanya | September 5, 2014

    • Thank you, Tanya!!

      Comment by sharonccooper | September 5, 2014

  3. Love the new look!

    Comment by twtrifles | September 5, 2014

    • Thank you, Twtrifles!

      Comment by sharonccooper | September 5, 2014

  4. Looks classically chic! Very nice.

    Comment by belindaegreen | September 5, 2014

    • Thank you, Belinda!

      Comment by sharonccooper | September 5, 2014

  5. Love the new cover, it is a newer more current look.

    Comment by sharyn | September 5, 2014

    • Thanks, Sharyn, I agree! It was time for something a little…fresher. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

      Comment by sharonccooper | September 5, 2014

  6. I love the cover!!!

    Comment by Sherry | September 8, 2014

    • Thank you, Sherry!

      Comment by sharonccooper | September 8, 2014


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