Tammy L. Bailey
Tour Date: April 5, 2016
Edmund Rushwood is a single English lord in possession of a great fortune who is in desperate need of a rich wife.
In accordance with his fatherâs will, Edmund has until he turns twenty-six to find a wealthy bride or lose his vast inheritance. To retain his selfish lifestyle, he agrees to join an American dating game show to find the woman who can save him. He doesnât bargain on meeting Abby Forester, an impoverished, spirited American woman who is content to live out her fatherâs dreams in his vintage record shop.
With covert intervention from an unlikely source, Abby lands on the dating game show as one of Edmundâs potential brides. As their worlds entangle and love begins to bloom, Abby discovers Edmund cannot marry her and retain his wealth at the same time. Will love keep them together, or will greed triumph and tear them apart?
He smiled. âJust say thank you, and weâll call it even.â
For a long moment, she stared at him, mouth agape, not sure if this was some sort of British humor she didnât understand. Well, she supposed it didnât cost her anything to give him what he wanted. âThank you.â
His smile widened. âI thought American girls were all about, uhm,â he paused, his gaze sliding to her slightly parted lips, ââ¦affectionate forms of appreciation.â
Abby exhaled. Did he really expect her to kiss him? Well, she wasnât going to, no matter how many times her gaze wandered to his mouth. âI donât know you, and you certainly donât know me, Mr. ââ
âLord,â he corrected her with the slightest conceited bow. âLord Rushwood.â
She resisted the urge to roll her eyes. âPardon me. Lord Rushwood.â
âYou may still call me Edmund.â
This time she brought her hands to her face, ready to let out a frustrated scream. He didnât move as she parted her fingers and peeked through them. Growing more annoyed, she dropped her hands to her sides and squared her shoulders.
"I have thanked youâ¦Edmund, so I will not be wrapping my arms around your neck and inviting you up for a night of, whatever you call it in Englandââ
She closed her eyes and brought in a therapeutic breath. âNever mind,â she replied, trying to extinguish the blush spreading like a wildfire into her face.
I was born in historical Appomattox, Virginia. After graduating from high school, I joined the military and served five years in the active duty Army. After leaving, I decided to go into the Ohio Air National Guard where I retired as a Master Sergeant in 2011. In case you were wondering, I have never flown a plane. After getting lost to the recruiter's office, I was highly discouraged from navigating one.
I admit, I am an avid Jane Austen fan and try to incorporate her in my books, in one way or another. This dream of writing, with Jane sometimes, is an exciting adventure that may take me as far as the stars or as close as my computer.
When I'm not writing, I'm spending time with my husband and two boys, ages 12 and 10. Without their sacrifice and understanding, I would have never been able to pursue my passion of writing or my accomplishment of becoming a published author.
No matter what I write and read, there ALWAYS has to be a happy ending.