Monday, February 13, 2012


I hope you’ll be spending the day with your loved one, quietly, madly, doing whatever floats your boat.

It doesn’t have to be about expensive, out of season roses, or chocolate or champagne. “I love you” written in lipstick on the bathroom mirror, or in the steamed up windows of the bus, or a heart drawn in the snow says it all.

It’s about taking the time to remember all the good things you share and saving a moment to say the words.

Meanwhile, since it's Valentine's Day it's time to welcome the Grooms!

First up, Yiannis Savas from Anne McAllister's Savas's Wildcat!
Yiannis Savas, the irresistible playboy of the Savas dynasty, was every girl's dream.  But he quickly turned into Cat's nightmare when his idea of a relationship was no more than a fiery affair.

Now Cat MacLean has grown up and out of her girlish fantasies.  Determined not to fall prey to smooth talk and fast charm again, she's engaged to someone sensible.

Then she's forced to spend a week with the one man she's never been able to forget...

Yiannis' question is "Who's Harry?"

Next it's Carlos Diablo Ortega from Kate Walker's The Devil and Miss Jones
Martha Jones has never taken a risk in her whole life. Until the day she runs out on her wedding and succumbs to the magnetism of a man she has only just met! A man she knows only as Diablo.
Lone wolf Carlos Ortega won't promise Miss Jones more than one searing-hot night. Yet Carlos is shocked by Martha's sweet innocence. This runaway bride is a virgin, and it seems the repercussions of their sizzling encounter could last forever . . .
Carlos' question is What is Martha wearing – and holding when he first sees her?

Finally it's Matteo di Serrone from my own, Flirting With Italian
Sarah Gratton is a history teacher, picking up her life after her fiance falls for someone new. She has taken a job in an international school in Rome and has her heart set on finding out what happened to the woman who saved her great-grandfather's life in 1944. Instead she finds Matteo.

Matteo's question is, I asked Sarah if she'd found someone. Who was it?
Here's the competition - email Anne, Kate and myself (all three of us!) - subject line Here Come the Grooms - with the answers to all three of the questions posed by our grooms. You'll find the answers in the excerpts on our web pages. Three lucky winners will each win a copy of all three books.

We'll be drawing the prize winners on Sadie Hawkins Days, which, if you've been paying attention you'll know is 29 February.

Good luck!


Lacey Devlin said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Liz!

midsummer said...

This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want...HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

Unknown said...

Hello everyone! Do you know the actual name of the first model pictured here??? (Yiannis savas book)...
He is perfect! Who is he???