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Rescue Me by Jana Richards is a Summertime Books Event pick #romance #99cents #summer #giveaway

Title: Rescue Me

Author: Jana Richards

Genre: Sweet contemporary romance

Book Blurb:

Chelsea Andrews can’t decide who’s more dangerous—the creep on the Toronto city bus, or the handsome stranger who rescues her. Was he acting as he claimed, or is he that weird in real life? She doesn’t stick around to find out. Fate intervenes when her rescuer, out of work actor Matt Malone, sublets the apartment across the hall. Chelsea soon discovers the most dangerous thing about her charming new neighbor is the damage he’s inflicting on her heart. Or is it? Soon after Matt moves in, creepy unsigned romantic notes begin showing up at the art gallery where she works. Then she’s followed home from the bus stop late one night, and sentimental keepsakes go missing from her apartment. Though all the evidence points to Matt, Chelsea doesn’t want to believe the funny, sincere man she’s falling in love with could be the culprit. Matt is at a crossroads. He’s given up a lot for his acting career and it’s given him little in return. Should he continue? When he moves in across the hall from Chelsea, he begins to believe he could have it all, love and career. But those hopes are dashed when he discovers what she believes he’s capable of. Chelsea must decide whether Matt is the man of her dreams or her worst nightmare. And Matt has to decide what, and who, is truly important to him.


She was about to decline when Sean put an arm around her shoulders. “You know, Chelsea, I can’t remember the last time Matt brought a girl to any family function, and now he’s brought you twice. You must be pretty special.”

Her cheeks heated. “We’re just friends, Sean. Matt only invited me because I was alone for the Easter holiday.”

“That’s our Matt. Mr. Sensitive,” Erin said with a grin.

Matt’s jaw clenched, and Chelsea recognized the glint of annoyance in his blue eyes, but it quickly disappeared and his ‘good fellow’ persona emerged.

“Yeah, that’s me. A sweetheart of a guy. Andrews here is a small-town girl in the big, bad city. It’s my civic duty as a Torontonian to show her some hospitality, and especially to keep her out of trouble. Right, Chels?” He gave her a playful slug on the shoulder.

Chelsea retaliated with a slug of her own, making no effort to pull her punch. Keep her out of trouble? Was that the reason he’d invited her to this family gathering? It annoyed her that Matt had appointed himself her keeper.

“Right, Malone. But I don’t want to give your family the impression that I’m some helpless hick from the sticks. I can look after myself, you know.”

Matt rubbed his shoulder where Chelsea had hit him. “Hey, I didn’t hit you that hard. And by the way, Andrews, you can’t even fight off a sixteen-year-old with pimples and a raging case of the hots for you.”

Her blood boiled, and she completely forgot their audience. “That is the stupidest, most asinine thing I’ve ever heard you say, Malone, and I’ve heard you say some pretty stupid things.”

“Stupid?” Matt stood toe to toe with her, their faces only inches apart. “I’ll tell you what’s stupid. A woman riding a bus alone at midnight, now that’s stupid. Do you have any idea what that guy could have done to you? Do you know how scared I was for you?”

All the fight went out of her. She stared into Matt’s eyes for what seemed like an eternity but couldn’t think of single thing to say. She didn’t even remember that their every word was being listened to until she heard Sean chuckle.

“Oh yeah, I’m sure they’re just friends. What do you think, Robert?”

“No more than nodding acquaintances, I’d say.”

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RESCUE ME is on sale for .99 cents at Amazon from June 21-26, 2023!

What makes your featured book a must-read?

RESCUE ME is a sweet romance with both humor and heartache. The book celebrates family, both the ones you’re born with and the ones you make. Chelsea and Matt both have issues with their families. Matt feels his family doesn’t understand his desire to be an actor, and so they make fun of his dreams. Chelsea, an only child, moved halfway across the country to put some distance between her and her parents. Both must learn that even when they drive them crazy, even when they think they don’t understand them, family is everything. And so is love. If you like sweet romance with heart, you’ll love RESCUE ME.

Giveaway –

Enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card:

Open Internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon Canada account to win.

Runs June 20 – June 28, 2023.

Winner will be drawn on June 29, 2023.

Author Biography:

Jana Richards has tried her hand at many writing projects over the years, from magazine articles and short stories to full-length contemporary romance, paranormal suspense and romantic comedy. She loves to create characters with a sense of humor, but also a serious side. She believes there’s nothing more interesting then peeling back the layers of a character to see what makes them tick.

When not writing up a storm or dealing with dust bunnies, Jana can be found pursuing hobbies such as golf (which she plays very badly) or reading (which she does much better).

Jana lives in Western Canada with her husband Warren and two senior cats named Layla and Leelou. You can reach her through her website at

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22 jun 2023

Thank you, Jan, for sharing your book sale in our Summertime Books Bookish Event!

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