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wendyChances Are
by Wendy Lou Jones

Contemporary romantic fiction
Release Date: 27th June 2016

Luke is the man with the money, the fast car and the hot woman. There’s no way he would even think about getting serious, but a face he can’t remember soon threatens his calm.
Rebecca isn’t interested in a relationship, and definitely not with him. How could she, after all he put her through? She’s spent the last 4 years hiding away from society, a one-woman crusade for children’s road safety. Who would have thought one fateful day, it might almost be her … again.
As two worlds collide, will opposites attract?
Not if she can help it.

EXTRACT
Close up, she was like a porcelain doll, fragile and poised. Her skin was nearly as pale as her hair. Only her lips, with their deep pomegranate flush and those denim blue eyes brought life to an otherwise frosty palette and that dazzled him.
She seemed so together now, quite a different woman from the one he had witnessed before. He tried to think of a reason to speak to her, but nothing would come to mind. She paid for her milk and butter and glanced sideways at him, so cool and detached in his presence, and then she left the shop.
Luke placed his tin on the counter and chased after her. The lady behind the till called out to him as he sprinted away, but he ignored her. He needed to speak to the woman.
He caught up with her in a matter of seconds, catching her by the elbow as she tried to walk away. The woman turned and looked daggers at him and Luke was disarmed. He held up his hands. “I’m sorry.” He took a step back. “I just wanted to apologise for the other day.”
The woman said nothing, just looked at him and Luke felt his confidence slipping.
“I … I shouldn’t have left you there on the side of the road.”
“You shouldn’t have tried to knock me down in the first place,” she shot back, before he could blink.
Luke had not been prepared for an attack. “Er. No. But you did step out in front of me.”
“Well you should have been paying more attention, shouldn’t you?”
“I should…?”
She tried to turn away.
“Look.” This was definitely not going to plan. “I just wanted to say I was sorry.”
“What for, in particular?”
What?
The woman rolled her eyes and tried to turn away from him, but he reached for her again.
“Wait. What did you mean by that? For the other day, of course. I’m sure I apologised at the time, but … you were just a bit … vacant. You probably don’t remember.”
“Vacant?!”
“I’m sorry. What I’m trying to say is I should have made sure you were okay. I had hoped we could be civil about this.” Apparently not.
“Civil is a lawsuit, Luke. Go drive your fancy car with your fancy girlfriend and leave me alone,” and she stormed away from him up the road.
Luke’s jaw hung open. Such contempt from a woman he’d barely met. But the thing that had shaken him most of all, was that she seemed to know him.

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ABOUT WENDY LOU JONES

My name is Wendy Lou Jones. I was born and raised in West Sussex, England and moved to Birmingham to study Medicine at University, where I was lucky enough to meet my husband. We now live in a little village in Herefordshire with our two grubby boys. I discovered a love of writing not long after my youngest son started school. And if you were to ask me what it was that made me make the switch, I’d tell you quite simply, that it started with a dream.

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TWG’s Don’t-Snooze-You’ll-Lose Deal Day With…..(@WendyLouWriter)

The Summer sale on Amazon is drawing to a close, much faster than anyone actually anticipated! I mean, it was only Easter yesterday! Okay, it wasn’t, I wish it was though as I really fancy chocolate! Speaking of which, as I type this post, it has come to light that Gene Wilder, formally known as Willy Wonka, has passed away. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl was brought to life in such a memorable film. Your life is your own Golden Ticket. RIP Willy Wonka.

To perk you up a little bit after the sad news, I have three books for you today. All three books are on offer at 99p and will return to their full price at the end of the summer holidays. To avoid disappoint, it would be in your interest to buy now. Why? Because if you snooze, you’ll LOSE. Right? Here is all the information you will need to give yourself a lovely Monday treat with three brand new books.

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Finding Sarah is an emotionally captivating story of love, life and everything in between.
With her house sold from under her, Sarah finds herself moving to a small cottage in the country in order to make ends meet, but soon befriends, Maggie, the matriarch of Nutt Hill, a Texan and hopeless romantic.
But when Sarah meets a new man, her idyllic new life seems set to fracture.
Two very different souls searching for peace. One entire parish watching. In a small country village, nothing stays private for long…

You can buy the first book in the Echoes of Nutt Hill series from Amazon UK

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Sun on Sundays is an emotionally compelling tale of family and friendship and hope.

Carrie-Ann is 19 and in love with Tom; she always has been, yet their worlds only touch every other weekend. She had thought that by agreeing to work for Maggie on Nutt Hill she would get see far more of him, but sadly not. Fortunately, Maggie is a sucker for young love and despite Carrie-Ann keeping her years of yearning close to her chest, one day Tom turns up on the hill.
Will he ever see her the way she wants to be seen? Sometimes these things need a helping hand… 

You can buy the second book in the Echoes of Nutt Hill series from Amazon UK

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Luke is the man with the money, the fast car and the hot woman. There’s no way he would even think about getting serious, but a face he can’t remember soon threatens his calm.
Rebecca isn’t interested in a relationship, and definitely not with him. How could she, after all he put her through? She’s spent the last 4 years hiding away from society, a one woman crusade for children’s road safety. Who would have thought one fateful day, it might almost be her … again.
As two worlds collide, will opposites attract?
Not if she can help it.

You can buy the third book in the Echoes of Nutt Hill series from Amazon UK


I’ve said this once before, and I’ll say it again; Wendy Lou Jones has amazing book covers!!! Big thank you to Wendy for bringing this to my attention so that I can share it with you all. Please do be quick about it though if you, or a friend, would like to read these beautiful books. The clock is ticking!

Also, please do remember to leave a review on Amazon/Goodreads for Wendy, whether it is for these books, or any of her others! Reviews to authors are like mice with cheese, just gotta have it! Your reviews don’t have to be an essay, as long as they’re constructive then that will be ideal!