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Be Mine (A Candy Hearts Romance) by @No1Bitchmaster is a Fall Into Bookathon pick #romcom #giveaway

Title: Be Mine (A Candy Hearts Romance)

Author: April Hollingworth

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Book Blurb:

Beth has always loved Mark. He was the boy of her dreams even though she was nothing more than his little sister's best friend. Now he's back from the military and looking at her differently. Though that could be the plate of lasagna she dropped in his lap. A series of mishaps gives Mark opportunity to spend time with her. He is sure that he is the man for her but experience has taught Beth not all men can be trusted. Can he convince her that he wants her to be his for Valentine's Day and ever after?


Exiting my car, I spot Mark’s, a couple of parking spaces away. Hurrying into the

building, I can’t wait to see him. When I do, I come to a screeching stop, tripping over my own feet; I stumble forwards only to be caught in his strong arms.

“You okay?” He asks steadying me.

“I’m fine, thanks to you,” I reply, looking him up and down, I ask the question slamming around my brain, “So why are you dressed in only shorts?”

A laugh escapes him, as he traces my jaw line. “I was training,” he explains. A second later, the door opens to the gym area; Jonathan appears also dressed in loose shorts, similar to Mark’s.

“Hey Beth, are you early or am I running late?” he inquires while wiping the sweat from his muscular torso.

“Both,” I reply, for lack of anything better to say.

“Okay, I’ll be back in a second,” he replies, walking past us and into the men’s changing rooms.

“I best get ready too,” Mark informs me, releasing me slowly, before heading into the changing rooms. I can’t help turning around and watching his fantastic back disappear. Just before the door closes, he pops his head out, and with a wicked grin on his face asks, “Did you enjoy the view?”

“Oh yes,” the words fly from my mouth before I can think about stopping them. Heat enters his eyes burning brightly into mine, before he retreats behind the

closing door.

“Damn.” I mutter, before finally moving into the ladies room to get ready for class.

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What’s your favorite thing about the Fall season:

Oh, I love Autumn, the changing of the leaves. How the weather is not too cold but not too hot and Halloween, I adore Halloween. I love nighttime during the fall season, when you can sit outside and breathe in the air, wrapping your hands around a mug of hot chocolate, because it’s too late to drink coffee. The colors come alive in Fall, the leaves the way they change from lush green to golden and red, sometimes purple too. There is so much beauty about the Autumn season, so much possibilities. As a writer my imagination really comes alive during this period of time.

What inspired you to write this story:

Well to be honest, my publisher was doing a new multi author series, based around the candy hearts, and valentines. My book begins during Fall and ends in February. The moment I heard about this new series, I wanted in on it and I really wanted my book to be called Be Mine after the Candy Heart. Then my characters Beth and Mark popped up and their story came pouring out. I’d never wrote a novella before so that was also an interesting factor. When I was writing this book, I hadn’t realised that it wasn’t paranormal so that was another first for me too. I loved their story; it was fun to write, it made me chuckle and at other times feel quite emotional. Beth and Mark are very much human even though they’re fictional, if that makes sense?


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Author Biography:

Born in Dublin, I moved to England, finally we came back home to Ireland. I now live in West Cork.

When I was a child I fell in love with books, amazing stories filled with mystery and intrigue, danger and fantasy this love has progressed into a passion with me. I also like photography and cemeteries the older the better.

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Sep 21, 2020

Sounds great even if it doesn't quite take place in fall :)


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Sep 01, 2020

Thank you, April, for sharing your book in our Fall Into These Great Reads Bookathon!

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