Kennedy Deveraux (The Devereaux Family Book 1) by Bernadette Marie #Books #Romance

There’s something about a simple, straightforward, honest blurb, isn’t there? This one made me want to know what happens behind that easy tone. And, in a world of bad boys, I SO enjoy the good guys (read on).

Kennedy Deveraux (The Devereaux Family Book 1) by Bernadette Marie released in November in the Contemporary Romance genre.

Kennedy Devereaux, owner of Kennedy Devereaux Designs, is a sight to behold in her signature pink colors, accented with custom designed jewelry. Intriguing enough that Joel Kingsley, the man building the new business next door, can’t help but keep coming around, just to get to know the woman in the designer clothes. He finds she’s not such a mystery, and his charm easily wins her over–until she finds that he’s forgotten to let her in on the secrets of his past.

Kennedy turned off the lights in the shop, made sure the coffee pot was off as well, and left through the back door, locking it. When she turned toward the tap house, she noticed Joel standing at the back door, his body leaned casually up against the door jamb. Her heart rate quickened. Those dirty jeans and worn out work boots had a sexy appeal, and she had to suck in the air that was now thick around her.

It was a beer, she reminded herself. Just a drink with the guy next door.

“I came out to make sure you were still over there. I thought you’d blown me off,” he said as she started toward him.

Pulling her purse up onto her shoulder, she felt the tug of guilt at his statement. She’d considered blowing him off, but she wouldn’t tell him that.

“I said I was coming, didn’t I? Well, here I am.” She didn’t much care for her tone. It made her sound conceited. She was used to that depiction and probably deserved it.  

“Here you are.”

The light from inside glowed at his back, as the shadows from outside made his eyes darken. Kennedy gripped her purse strap to gain some control. He was handsome and just a little mysterious—and completely not her type.

“Are you going to invite me in?” she asked, and he nodded slowly.

“We tasted thirty beers. I’m moving just a bit slow.” A smile crept over his mouth, and she found hers went dry.

“We can do this another day.”

“Nah, I have a couple I want your opinion on.” He reached a hand out to her as if they were casual enough friends, and she would take it—and she did.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011. Since then she has authored and published over thirty-five books. The married mother of five sons promises romances with a Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it because she lives it.

Obsessed with the art of writing and the business of publishing, chronic entrepreneur Bernadette Marie established her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, in 2011 to bring her own work to market as well as offer an opportunity for fresh voices in fiction to find a home as well. 

When not immersed in the writing/publishing world, Bernadette Marie and her husband are shuffling their five hockey playing boys around town to practices and games as well as running their family business. She is a lover of a good stout craft beer and might have an unhealthy addiction to chocolate.

Can you tell us more about this mysterious hero? 

The hero in Kennedy Devereux is Joel Kingsley, the “man” next door. He and his business partners are renovating the old post office into a tap house. He’s sexy in steel-toed boots and ratty jeans. Kennedy has a hard time resisting a man who loves his mother, respects his father, and is close to his brother. 

Joel is that ideal romantic lead. The kind of man women swoon over, but too often pass up for the Alpha male who looks over the obvious sentiments in a relationship. Joel is the kind of man to bring you flowers and go by feminine products, should the need arise. He’d be there with a pint of ice cream if you needed a shoulder to cry on, and he’d punch a guy to protect a woman’s honor.

Not to make him sound boring, he has his secrets. Only Joel’s secrets are simply forgotten truths that come to light, but they can blindside you just the same.








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