it reminds me of a movie I absolutely love, You’ve Got Mail, and this story promises to be just as good!
I am Not For Sale by Adriana Kraft released in November in the Contemporary Romance, Erotic, Suspense, and Mystery genre.
It’s nothing personal…
It all seems simple enough—Ukrainian immigrant Nadja Petrov is determined to hold on to her thriving new coffee shop, Nadja’s Literary Cappuccino, and Java Beans District Rep Kevin Langley is equally determined to move into her North Iowa town with a franchise and run her out of business.
He scopes her out, she keeps a watchful eye on him, and the sparring begins. But there are other players involved, and the web of intrigue soon threatens Nadja, her shop, and her aunt as well as Kevin, his potential franchise, and his son. Within this cauldron simmers a sexual attraction between Nadja and Kevin that catapults them to overcome their fears of intimacy and commitment. Their lovemaking is tender and raw. Their love is nearly lost in tragedy—can it survive doubts, fire, and even a death?
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Set up: Nadja and Kevin are seated on her living room couch…
Nadja raised the wine glass to her lips and peeked at Kevin. They’d exchanged views on a wide range of topics. She’d been surprised by his varied interests. But he hadn’t even tried to put his arm around her.
“Do you miss Ukraine?”
“Yes. I miss the high hills, the beautiful buildings, and the dancing.”
“But you don’t plan to go back?”
She shook her head. “Not to live. This is my home now. I have my shop, and Ivett and her husband. And I can speak my mind without worrying about what others may think.” She paused. “At least most of the time.”
He nodded and studied her thoughtfully. “Nadja.”
“I don’t read minds very well. Are you going to jump out of your skin if I kiss you?”
She wet her lips but couldn’t smile. “I’ll try not to.”
He placed an arm around her shoulder and turned her chin toward him with his other hand.
She held his gaze as he dipped his head until his lips slanted across hers. It was a soft kiss. Not at all demanding. His lips coaxed hers into responding. She draped her arms around his neck. She feared she might dissolve in his arms.
He leaned back only enough to whisper, “You taste like cherry.”
“My lipstick,” she explained.
“I like cherry.”
“Maybe you’ll want to taste again.”
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Award winning author Adriana Kraft is a married couple writing Sizzling Romantic Suspense and Erotic Romance for Two, Three, or More. Whether readers open our romantic suspense or our erotic romance, they can expect characters they care about, hot sex scenes, and a compelling story. Our suspense stories deliver one man, one woman, danger and intrigue. Our erotic romance is edgier and nearly always includes ménage or polyamory, sometimes with two women and a man, sometimes with two (or more) couples. We write our Erotic Romance stories to entertain, of course, but most of all we write them because we believe in happy endings for all who fall in love, whatever their gender, sexual orientation or numerical combination.
About I Am Not For Sale
I Am Not for Sale was born in the fortuitous intersection of several threads when Mr. Kraft and I lived in a small Midwest town – our favorite sole proprietor espresso café, , the growth of a new regional chain of espresso cafés, and a trip one of us took to Ukraine at about the same time. Our heroine is a feisty self-sufficient recent Ukrainian immigrant to the U.S. whose aunt helps her open an espresso café in their small town.
Some might think we’ve fallen into the “blonde Russian bombshell” trope, but Nadja Petrov has a very specific history. The people I met on that trip had so many stories to share with me about what life was like before and after Ukraine became independent from Communist Russia in 1991. We wanted to be able to convey some of this background in our novel, so we have set it in 2005. Our heroine, born in 1976, was being groomed for the Russian Ballet, but all that came to an abrupt halt in her fifteenth year, when the regime changed.
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