Spotlight & Giveaway: Happy Singles Day by Ann Marie Walker

Posted January 12th, 2021 by in Blog, Spotlight / 44 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Ann Marie Walker to HJ!
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Hi Ann Marie and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Happy Singles Day!

 

Please summarize the book for the readers here:

As a Certified Professional Organizer, everything in Paige Parker’s world is as it should be. Perfect apartment, perfect office, perfect life. And now, the perfect vacation planned to honor Singles Day. After all, what’s better than celebrating her pride in being single? Because who needs a man anyway? They have zero taste in quality television, leave the toilet seat up, and sleep with your best friend. No thanks. Her life is fine just the way it is.
As the owner of a now-dormant bed & breakfast, Lucas Croft’s life is simple and quiet. It’s only him and his five-year-old daughter, which is just the way he likes it. Because who needs a woman anyway? They nag you to clean up your stuff, want the toilet seat put down, and expect the dishes to be done the same day the meal is cooked. No thanks. His life is fine just the way it is.
But when Paige books a room that Lucas’ well-intentioned sister listed without his knowledge, their two worlds collide. If they can survive the week together, they just might discover exactly what they’ve both been missing.
 

Please share your favorite quote from the book:

Oh, that’s a really tough question because it depends on my mood, but here’s one that I think is true on a few levels:

Lucas laughed. “Live a little, Paige. Not everything has to be picture perfect. Sometimes you just need to eat a cake right out of the box.”

 

What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

This book is dedicated to everyone who is brave enough to try again. That’s really the central theme: healing and finding new beginnings that just might lead to lasting love.

 

Enjoy a short excerpt from Happy Singles Day:

Paige kept her eyes closed, trying her best to ignore the sunlight streaming in through the window. She wasn’t ready to wake up. Not when her dreams brought images of Lucas, bathed in the soft glow of the fireplace. Like they had been the day before, his eyes were lit by the reflection of the flickering flames, but in this version, he wasn’t wearing a super soft black sweater. No, Paige’s subconscious preferred him just as she’d first met him, bare-chested and wearing only a pair of faded jeans and a few days’ worth of stubble. She had wondered how it would feel beneath her fingertips, against her cheek, or even between her thighs. But unlike in real life, where her fantasies remained on the pages of romance novels, dream-state Paige was brazen, bold, and wanton. She reached out, her fingers tracing the outline of his jaw. His gaze darkened as he leaned closer, so close she could feel his warm breath against her cheek like a ray of sunlight on a cold winter’s day. Her lips parted in anticipation…
Wait.
A ray of sunlight?
What the…
Her eyes opened, and as they did, her sexy carpenter vanished like a genie being sucked back into his bottle. She groaned, as much from the bright sunshine as the evaporation of another near kiss.
Paige’s hands flew to her face, shielding her eyes as she rubbed away the last remnants of sleep. She didn’t want to wake up. She wanted to stay in a dream world where cloudless skies and ferry boats didn’t mean the end of something that had barely begun.
Leave it to her to find herself plopped into a Hallmark movie where the storm clears too early.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
 

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Book Info:

Single and proud of it! Oh, oops…

As a Certified Professional Organizer, everything in Paige Parker’s world is as it should be. Perfect apartment, perfect office, perfect life. And now, the perfect vacation planned to celebrate Singles Day. After all, what’s better than celebrating her pride in being single? Because who needs a man anyway? They have zero taste in quality television, leave the toilet seat up, and sleep with your best friend. No thanks. Her life is fine just the way it is.

As the owner of a now-dormant bed & breakfast, Lucas Croft’s life is simple and quiet. It’s only him and his five-year-old daughter, which is just the way he likes it. Because who needs a woman anyway? They nag you to clean up your stuff, want the toilet seat put down, and expect the dishes to be done the same day the meal is cooked. No thanks. His life is fine just the way it is.

But when Paige books a room that Lucas’ well-intentioned sister listed without his knowledge, their two worlds collide. If they can survive the week together, they just might discover exactly what they’ve both been missing.

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Meet the Author:

Ann Marie Walker is the author of six romances. She’s a fan of fancy cocktails, anything chocolate, and 80s rom-coms, and her super power is connecting any situation to an episode of Friends. Ann Marie attended the University of Notre Dame and currently lives in Chicago. You can find her at AnnMarieWalker.com.
 
 
 

44 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Happy Singles Day by Ann Marie Walker”

  1. Pamela Conway

    I don’t know. Maybe learning how to move on after the loss of my brother then husband. Being strong & doing what needs to be done despite your grief. Or just surviving in this crazy world we’re living in!

  2. Texas Book Lover

    Deciding to try again after loosing two babies half way through my pregnancies. The third time was the charm and I had my sweet baby girl…she’s 16 now but still the bravest thing I’ve ever done!

  3. Glenda M

    Moving across the country for a temporary job assignment. I ended up meeting my husband of almost 29 years.

  4. Sue Galuska

    Going into a male dominated field back in the 80’s because I was fascinated by computers.

  5. Karina Angeles

    Talk in front of people. I’m shy and get easily nervous. When I get too nervous-I stutter. It’s embarrassing.

  6. noraadrienne

    Aside from being married? I bought a muscle car back in ’72… Then proceeded to test it out on the old airstrips at Floyd Bennett Field her in Brooklyn. I had the 340 4 barrel and it really took off. I got it up to 100 before throttling back the speed. On the highways and parkways I kept it to a more docile speed.

  7. penneyblog

    LOL When I was 16 I ran in the middle of the highway to get a gopher snake that was stuck in the middle of the road and the cars kept going past honking at me I almost got hit twice but I saved the snake and turn it lose in a walnut grove. When my Mom found out she was mad I got grounded for a month.
    Penney

  8. Jana Leah

    Moved across country without a job, place to live, or friends/family in the area that could help me out.

  9. laurieg72

    I went hiking in Zion, Bryce Canyon and several other national parks plus the San Juan Mts. even though I am afraid of heights.I loved the gorgeous views once I made it to the top or bottom of the hike. My son works for the National Park Service. He encouraged me to go and was with me most of the time..

  10. joab4424

    Yelled at and smacked a 1200 pound horse. I wasn’t really very brave because I knew that he knew I was the boss and would not do anything to me.

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