Spotlight & Giveaway: His to Cherish by Stacey Lynn

Posted November 17th, 2016 by in Blog, Spotlight / 24 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Stacey Lynn to HJ!
Spotlight&Giveaway

 

Can two hearts entwined by hardship move on to form a healthy bond? From the author of His to Love and His to Protect, this tender, bittersweet romance brings together a man who loses everything—and a woman with everything to give

 

Please summarize the book for the readers here:

his-to-cherishChelsea Dwyer arrives home from her job at the middle-school library in Latham Hills, Michigan, expecting another quiet evening—until she hears the screams for help through her living room window. As the first witness to a terrible accident involving two local students, Chelsea doesn’t anticipate how her own life will be irrevocably changed by the father of one of the boys. In the wake of tragedy, she’s the only one who seems to understand his grief. Chelsea’s a survivor, too—and she knows that there are brighter days ahead.
 

Please share the opening lines of this book:

I was afraid to blink; too terrified of what I would see when I closed my eyes. The ear-piercing screams from earlier still echoed in my mind as if I was seeing the accident happen right in front of me.
God.
It was prayer and a plea.

 

Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • His To Cherish is the third book in the Fireside Series, but I actually wrote it first.
  • It came to me in a dream one afternoon and was written in less than three weeks.
  • I’ve read it over a dozen times and I cry every time. Have tissues nearby! You’ll need them, but I’ll make it better too. I promise.

 

Please tell us a little about the characters in your book. As you wrote your protagonist was there anything about them that surprised you?

Aidan is a single dad, runs his own construction company, and has a heart of gold. Chelsea has overcome loss and odds that many women never experience. She’s completely loyal, laid back, and strong. Her ability to care for others, while she’s still hurting, and yet smart enough to take care of herself in the process is her greatest strength. Out of all the books I’ve written, all the women I’ve written so far, Chelsea is definitely at the top of my favorite’s list.

 

If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would you use for the audition of the main characters and why?

His To Cherish is an emotional journey, one I hope everyone is willing to experience. It causes pain, but healing. Sadness and hope. Despair and laughter. Every scene in the book displays at least a mixture of these emotions, I’m not sure choosing just one scene is fair. ☺

 

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

There can be joy in mourning. Hope in the morning. Love will come to you when you least expect it, and if you open your heart to the possibility of all that you’re meant to have, you can conquer anything.

 

What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2016?

His To Seduce, book 4 in The Fireside Series releases in the spring!
I’m also working on another project that will begin releasing in January of 2017.
 

Thanks for blogging at HJ!

 

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Excerpt from His to Cherish:

“Talk to me.”
I opened my mouth to speak before snapping it closed. Anything I had to say would make me seem like an overemotional, crazy drunk woman. I wasn’t prepared for that kind of humiliation. Thankfully I hadn’t drunk enough to make my filter disappear.
“I’m just tired,”I said to satisfy him. By his scowl, he didn’t believe me.
His tongue slid along his bottom lip, and I inhaled a gasp of air. I needed it. Perhaps the alcohol caused my lungs to stop working correctly.
His eyes darted back and forth between mine. I frowned, wondering what he was looking for and what he saw.
Did he see the insecure girl who had to continually say goodbye to everyone she loved but tried like hell to hide the emptiness that brought?
“You’re always there for me.”
My nose twitched. “It’s not a problem.”
He nodded slowly, just once. I watched something happen in his eyes and then looked down as he fidgeted on his feet, shifting his weight. He seemed nervous, which made no sense.
His hand on my chin moved slowly to the back of my neck, cupping me and bringing me closer to him. He was a breath away from me, his face so close to mine, when he roughly whispered, “But I haven’t thanked you.”
“It’s not necessary—”
His lips hit mine. My eyes flew open and I gasped, opening my mouth. Instantly, his tongue pressed in, circling my tongue and tasting me. Oh . . . my . . . gosh. It was like heaven and hell wrapped up in the prettiest package I could ever receive. Better than a blue box with a silver ribbon from Tiffany.
He tasted better than I thought he would—clean and crisp—and I leaned in, wanting more.
No, I didn’t lean in. I melted.
My tongue tangled with his and a moan escaped my throat.
It was that sound that had both of us snapping back to reality.
He pulled away and my mouth was still open, my brain working too slowly to process what just happened, how absolutely incredible it felt . . . and the look of regret all over his face.
“Shit.”Aidan’s fingers dropped from my neck and I stood on my front porch completely dumbfounded as both of his hands flew to his neck, clasping at the back. He looked up at the sky and gritted out, “Fuck.”
“Aidan,”I said, reaching out for him. He dodged my touch and spun on his heels.
“I gotta go.”

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Book Info:

Chelsea Dwyer arrives home from her job at the middle-school library in Latham Hills, Michigan, expecting another quiet evening—until she hears the screams for help through her living room window. As the first witness to a terrible accident involving two local students, Chelsea doesn’t anticipate how her own life will be irrevocably changed by the father of one of the boys. In the wake of tragedy, she’s the only one who seems to understand his grief. Chelsea’s a survivor, too—and she knows that there are brighter days ahead.

As a single father, Aidan Deveraux worked his entire life to provide a stable home for his son, Derrick. Without him, Aidan feels the deepest despair imaginable. The one thing that keeps him going is his connection with the woman who tried to save his son. Hard as he tries, Aidan just can’t stay away. Chelsea’s warm embrace is the comforting solace he desperately craves—and it doesn’t hurt that Aidan had noticed the beautiful librarian and wanted to ask her out for years. Now that she’s in his life, he doesn’t ever want to let go.
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Meet the Author:

Stacey LynnStacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.
She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.

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24 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: His to Cherish by Stacey Lynn”

  1. lilah

    I love how the male hero (aiden) is the awkward one and he’s the one that has loved from afar.
    The synopsis makes me think that I’m probably going to ball my eyes out reading this .. can’t wait!

  2. Patricia B.

    It is so hard to overcome or deal with a great loss in your life. Some people never do. It sounds like this book will wrench the heart. It will be interesting to find out what her loss was and how she felt with it. Aidan is lucky to have someone who can truly understand his loss and help him through it.

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