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Today we have ….Rachel Lyndhurst author of Blackmailed by the Billionaire Brewer.
Dear readers, I as so thrilled to invite author Rachel Lyndhurst to share her new release with you today because it features something rather close to my heart, BEER! Living in the state with the second most craft breweries per capita, beer is a way of life here in Montana. Earlier this year I read an amazing book about the history of beer with a focus on craft brewery that was really fascinating. You don't even have to be a beer lover to appreciate the art of brewing—and Rachel's billionaire brewer hero, Matt. But I digress, please welcome Rachel and check out the sultry new covers the Indulgence line is rocking! -- Rhi
On the subject of BEER …
There must be a drop of beer in my genes and that’s why I like it so much. My great granny ran a pub in London in the 1930s and there’s an old family story about my granny stealing beer behind the bar as a toddler. Not much Health and Safety in those days!
However my father was a teetotal, God-fearing man so there was no beer in our house and I didn’t get my first illicit taste of the stuff until I was seventeen. There was a little pub called The Cricketers around the corner from college and we snuck in there during our lunch break. Nobody asked for ID back then and the place was thick with cigarette smoke so we made sure our clothes got a good airing before we headed home. My first half pint of dark brown bitter beer tasted disgusting, but I liked the way it made me feel; fuzzy, giggly, confident and grown up.
My student days in rainy South Wales revolved around the local pubs and Student Union – Brains Bitter was the local brew, something that I like to think was quaffed by my paternal grandfather ‘Taffy’ when he’d finished down the mines for the day. But maybe not, those were the depression years and money was more than tight. Still, all those carbs must be a little bit good for you, right?
Then came true adulthood and the harsh reality of work. Office work, where greed was good and everyone was expected to play hard even at lunch time – a couple of pints on an empty stomach never did anyone any harm, did it? And if the boss was buying it would be rude to refuse ... After work things got glam with the new imported Mexican beers that had a slice of lime shoved in the top. Light beers hit the UK along with cool, golden continental lagers and beautiful glasses to encourage female drinkers. Just about everyone you knew had been on a booze cruise across the channel to pick up crates of duty free French lager. I think I must have been one of those creatures known latterly as a ‘ladette’. Mustn’t let my teenage daughter read this!
My pub crawl days came to a swift end with motherhood and these days I’m more likely to be found with a glass of wine with dinner, but that lovely waft of yeast and hops you get walking by an open pub door always gets me. Memories of lazy afternoons filled with lively discussions, filthy jokes and red-hot gossip come flooding back and put a smile on my face. In fact it’s hard to even say the word beer without your lips curving into a smile. Magical stuff. And there’s plenty of it in my latest release Blackmailed by the Billionaire Brewer, including a very special and different kind of brew!
I’d love to try out a few new beers with the barbecue this summer. Any recommendations? There do seem to be an increasing number of American craft beers in the UK supermarkets these days and I couldn’t possible try them all. But then again …
Here’s the blurb for BLACKMAILED BY THE BILLIONAIRE BREWER:
Piper Reilly is in trouble. She needs a cash infusion, and she’s just left a scorching hot man in Florida to get her life in Colorado back on track. Then her surfside one-night-stand turns out to be her new boss, billionaire Matt DeLeo, with an offer she can’t refuse—agree to be the face of his brewery’s newest concoction or lose her job. A few weeks modelling for the billionaire playboy and her money worries are over, and she can definitely resist Matt’s gorgeous smile and muscular, tattooed arms—it’s strictly business. Matt DeLeo is in trouble. He’s found the perfect woman to sell Passion Creek Brewery’s newest brew, but if he wants her on his posters, he’ll have to keep his hands to himself. But all he wants to do is drink in Piper. And once the launch is over, it will take more than blackmail for Matt to get his way.
Rachel lives, and writes, surrounded by laundry and old newspapers most of the time with her daughter, son and The Exec in Fareham, on the south coast of England. Sometimes she can smell the sea from her back garden and she has grand designs on a luxurious garden office one day.
When not working, she enjoys a good rummage through a decent antique shop. Oh, and wine and expensive lipstick are non-negotiable.
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