Today for Give It Up for the Weekend I have Ruth, and she’s giving probably the best advice ever on how to spend your weekend.
RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of historical swashbuckling action-adventures and contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. Her stories feature strong women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. She lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at an international bank where she was a product/ marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures. For more information, please visit RuthACasie.com or visit her on Facebook, @RuthACasie, Twitter, @RuthACasie, Instagram RuthACasie, or Pinterest RuthACasie.
It’s February 15, close enough to Valentine’s Day to still be romantic. So, forget the job, the volunteer activities, even the kids. This is all about you and your partner/spouse/significant other.
When the kids were small and we held a full time jobs, getting the kids (we have three) to their school events, sport practices, to the mall (two are girls), and I was writing my husband and I had little time together.
I evening he gave me form to sign, it was for ballroom dance lessons, given through our town adult education program. To say I was surprised is an understatement. I asked what provoke him to sign us up. “It’s the only way I’m sure to have my arms around for an hour every week without any interruptions.” Yea, that was swoon-worthy.
We went to our lessons and found we enjoy rhumba, tango, bolero and swing the most. We kept up our lessons for a while and now go back for a refresher every so often. Although when we do go dancing we swear we’re going to do it more often.
When I was searching for a way to bring the hero (Ethan), a Texan and heroine (Addy), a New Yorker together in my new book, Heart of the Matter, I decided to have him teach her to dance.
“West Coast Swing is easy. Come on.” He paid the check over Addy’s objection. “Get your cowgirl on. I’ll teach you.”
“Do you always do things on the spur of the moment?”
He noticed her flushed cheeks and smiled, enjoying her excitement. His heart pounded as if he was going to his first social.
You don’t have to take lessons. You don’t even have to go out, just put on the music and dance, together, in each other’s arms around the room, the kitchen, or whatever room you choose.
Happy belated Valentine’s Day!
Picture credit: My son and his new wife’s first dance.
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Isn’t it a great idea? And when you come home, tired and happy, you can pick up Ruth’s book.
Heart of the Matter by Ruth A. Casie released a couple of days ago in the contemporary romance genre.
Addison Moore, a well-known psychiatrist is having difficulty coming to terms with the death of her grandmother Cookie. The woman was everything to her after her parents died in the plane crash over Lockerbie, Scotland. Little did Addy know that an old picture, tucked away in the family bible of Cookie with a handsome stranger would lead her to a discovery for which she is little prepared.
Ethan Taylor is an art historian. He’s lived with his Great Uncle Ben for a long time and would do anything for him. He never anticipated that Ben’s dying wish would introduce him to Ben’s biggest sacrifice.
Neither Addy nor Ethan are prepared for the lengths at which their families went through to keep Cookie and Ben apart. As they try to put the pieces together they uncover a decade’s old unsolved murder implicating Cookie and Ben. Will Addy and Ethan’s blossoming love be able to stand the strain of finding the truth? Will they be able to overcome their own matters of the heart?
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