Talkin' The Talk: A Romantic Comedy Novel

Exile Publishing
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A Scottish millionaire hiding a dark past. A chatty Texan looking for love. Sparks fly when southern hospitality goes awry…

Ian Buchanan has spent a lifetime distancing himself from a brutal childhood, forced to fight in bare-knuckle boxing matches on freezing Scottish Highland moors… He has since gained money, prestige and the respect of his peers, but now all that’s at risk. He’s been framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s seeking haven in a charming cabin in Texas Hill Country while he devises a plan to clear his name. But what Ian hasn’t counted on is his curvy, chatty Texan hostess, Sophie Grey, a woman who soon has him thinking there may be more pleasurable ways to spend his time in exile.

Sophie Grey loves her job managing holiday cabins on Lonely Creek Ranch. Not only does it give her an opportunity to get to know the father she was taken away from as a child. It’s the perfect occupation for a nervous chatterer. Normally people enjoy her bubbly personality, but Ian Buchanan is unlike anyone she’s ever met. He’s big, he’s brooding and he reminds her of a hero from a Jane Austin novel. Before she knows it, she’s offering to show him the sights, and after a rocky start, Ian accepts.

But soon complications from Ian’s life have become too urgent to ignore, and a risqué encounter between them leads to a crisis that not only threatens Sophie’s business but the life she’s so carefully built at Lonely Creek Ranch. Can Ian and Sophie weather the storm to start a relationship as big as Texas itself, or will the secrets they’re keeping from each other tear them apart?

Talkin’ the Talk is a heart-warming standalone novel in the Texas Hill County series. If you like intense chemistry, laugh-out-loud comedy, and rollercoaster emotion, then you’ll love Evie Snow’s page-turning romance.

Buy Talkin' The Talk for an emotionally satisfying, laugh-out-loud read today!

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About the author

Evie Snow is the pen name for a globe-trotting writing team working towards their very own Happily Ever After:Best-selling author Georgina (George) Penney does the actual writing and reads far too many books. In past lives, she got herself a communications degree, studied hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, and was well on the way to a contemporary history PhD when moving to Saudi Arabia re-introduced her to a teenage love of romance novels.

Her husband, Tony (AKA The Kraken) helps out with plot wrangling and is in charge of caffeine distribution. In previous lives, Tony worked all over the world as a petroleum engineer. He found the oil industry to be far stranger than fiction.

Together, George and Tony have lived in a bunch of countries including Australia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, and Scotland. In the past, they've stayed in a Yurt in the Scottish Highlands, scoured desert souks for souvenirs, swam in the Aegean sea, snoozed on beaches in Thailand and fraternized with Orangutans in the Bornean jungle. And wherever they go, they're always on the lookout for wonderful local food and to have a chat with anyone who has a few free hours to spare.

When not writing warm and funny contemporary romance together, George and Tony can currently be found roaming random Australian country towns, continuing in their never-ending quest for the perfect scone.
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Publisher
Exile Publishing
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Published on
Jun 18, 2018
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781912305056
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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