Toni is a native Rhode Islander who's a stay at home mom whose hobbies includes, as she says, rearranging the furniture and cleaning house. She's mother to a teenage son and wife of a very tolerant husband who has accepted Toni's love of moving things around when he's not home. Don't let this fool you into thinking Toni is eccentric. She also enjoys counted cross-stitch, reading, home decoration, playing with the family cat, listening to country music, and of course, her passion is writing.
Toni's debut book is called The Patriot Girl. Don't let the title mislead you. This isn't a war story or a story based around the military. MaKayla Adams earns the nickname from the hero's sister.
MaKayla's husband has died in a car crash and now she's left putting her life back together. As the days and weeks pass, she realizes that while she loved her husband--there's no disputing that--she just wants . . . more.
Something plagues No Bulls nightclub owner, Dustin James. He'd been in an accident which put him in a coma. Three years later he still doesn't remember the accident or much of what happened before it. What he does know is that he was given a second chance at life and has pushed everything aside to focus on his young daughter and creating the best life he can for her.
Part of creating that life includes hiring MaKayla Adams as the club's public relations consultant. He can't provide for his daughter with a failing business. It's not long though before Dustin's attraction to MaKayla becomes apparent and he kisses her and their relationship rockets into a fiery affair.
There's something connecting MaKayla and Dustin. Something that could either tear them apart or bring them closer together.
The Patriot Girl is an emotional read which touches on the hearts of many who have experienced loss of a loved one. This is a gripping read which will keep you in your seat until the last page. Toni creates a believable story line and characters you will consider friends by the end. It's an emotional read, so get your hanky ready.
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MaKayla Adams has always been curious about the wild side of life. Making love with her late husband wasn’t exciting, and she never could understand the big deal…until hunky nightclub owner Dustin James hires her as a public relations consultant. His touch arouses feelings she’s never known, and his kiss tempts her to cross the line between business and pleasure.
Dustin doesn’t remember the car accident that put him in a coma three years ago, but since his recovery, he’s pushed his own needs aside to be a single father to his young daughter. When MaKayla offers to help publicize his country nightclub, however, she ignites deeper feelings he can’t ignore.
But there is more than mutual attraction between MaKayla and Dustin—there is a shared past connected to her husband’s death. Will the truth bring them together or tear them apart?
She tilted her head toward his touch. “We do have an unusual chemistry, but anything more between us would complicate things.”
“In what ways?”
“Alex wouldn’t understand. Not to mention Paul’s parents.”
“What about what MaKayla wants?”
A loaded question she didn’t know how to answer. She wanted what she couldn’t have—not to be alone, the noises in her backyard to go away, a husband to spoil, and another child to mother.
“It doesn’t matter what I want. What matters is doing the right thing.”
“Even if it means being unhappy? When was the last time you did something for MaKayla without worrying about consequences?” He rolled his tongue and smiled.
“There was liquor involved. Otherwise, I never would have growled at you.”
She shrugged. “Because it’s inappropriate.”
He cupped her cheeks between his palms. “I find you sexy as hell and I’m going to kiss you. The time to stop me would be right now.”
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Find Toni online --
The Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com