Long Gone Girl: An excerpt and #giveaway from Amy Rose Bennett

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The girl Ginny Williams used to be is long gone…

After returning home from the Korean War a widow, former MASH surgical nurse, Ginny Williams, heads to the Jersey Shore for a weekend of much needed R&R. But her plans to do nothing more than relax on the beach go seriously awry when the boy who broke her heart on Prom night nine years ago—the now hotter-than-hot “fly-boy” Jett Kelly—shows up on her patch of sand. To make matters worse, Captain Kelly seems to be on a mission to win her trust, and maybe even her heart again. But the last thing Ginny wants is a man—especially one like Jett—in her life. She’s a career nurse now, and that’s that. If only Jett wasn’t so damned charming and attractive…

US Air Force pilot, Captain Jefferson “Jett” Kelly Junior is blown away to have stumbled across the beautiful yet shy and bookish girl he used to have a huge crush on in high school—especially now that Ginny is all grown up and sexy as hell. Problem is, she’s also not backward in coming forward when letting him know she hasn’t forgiven him for the Prom-kiss-gone-wrong incident. Even though Jett knows he’ll have his work cut out for him to get a second chance with her, he’s definitely going to give it his best shot…

Despite Ginny’s determination to keep her head—she’s certainly not the naïve girl she used to be—when Jett starts to unashamedly woo her, she soon realizes that maybe her heart didn’t get the memo…

An excerpt from Long Gone Girl

Cover_Long Gone GirlIt took every ounce of self-control Ginny possessed to stop herself from gaping—or worse, drooling—when Jett emerged from the surf and strode back up the beach toward her.

No man had a right to look that good. It was downright sinful. Ginny’s pulse began to leap erratically all over again. Jett Kelly, wet and half-naked, was a sight she just couldn’t ignore. Her gaze inexorably fell to his bathing trunks this time. The dark blue fabric clung indecently to every line of his amazing, magnificently proportioned body. Clearly the cold water hadn’t diminished the size of his impressive ‘assets’ to any great degree. Lord, how would it feel to have sex with the man?

Mind blowing. Ginny blushed furiously at her mind’s unbidden image of Jett claiming her mouth as he wildly pounded into her. It probably didn’t help that she’d seen From Here to Eternity only the week before. A mental picture of Deborah Kerr rolling about in the surf with Burt Lancaster suddenly crowded her thoughts. Her flush spread further, all the way down her neck to the top of her breasts, and her nipples hardened when she imagined herself and Jett doing the same thing, right now.

But how could she even think about such things, given part of her heart was still mourning Charlie? It was wrong and indecent and she should know better. She curled her fingers around the corners of her book’s cover, suppressing the urge to cross herself as if she was warding off the devil himself as Jett approached.

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About the Author

AuthorPic_Long Gone GirlAmy Rose Bennett has always wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. An avid reader with a particular love for historical romance, it seemed only natural to write stories in her favorite genre. She has a passion for creating emotion-packed—and sometimes a little racy—stories set in the Georgian and Regency periods. Of course, her strong-willed heroines and rakish heroes always find their happily ever after.

Amy is happily married to her own Alpha male hero, has two beautiful daughters, a rather loopy Rhodesian Ridgeback and a Devonshire Rex cat with attitude. She is a Speech Pathologist, but is currently devoting her time to her one other true calling—writing romance.

Connect with Amy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, or her website, amyrosebennett.com.

Giveaway

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14 Responses
  1. Amy Rose Bennett says:

    Thanks very much for featuring LONG GONE GIRL on your blog, Laura.

  2. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a great read.

  3. Patrick Siu says:

    I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Karen H says:

    I’m enjoying reading about this book. I only recently decided to purchase China Beach DVD’s. That’s a program about nurses in Viet Nam. War-time nurses are people we hear and know little about. But they deserve their place in the sun along with their male counterparts.

  5. maria says:

    I liked hearing about the book.

  6. Amy Rose Bennett says:

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on this stop, Rita!

  7. Amy Rose Bennett says:

    Hi, Patrick! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my book :).

  8. Amy Rose Bennett says:

    Hi, Karen H. I have only watched a few episodes of China Beach but I recall enjoying it. I was a huge fan of MASH way back when so that provided me with a little bit of the inspiration for Ginny, the heroine in LONG GONE GIRL. I liked the idea of writing about a strong, career-focused woman from the 50’s. I hope readers like Ginny for that reason too.

  9. Amy Rose Bennett says:

    Thanks for checking out my book, Maria! :)

  10. bn100 says:

    This sounds interesting

  11. Denise says:

    Gorgeous artwork and I love your new blog design, Laura.

  12. Amy Rose Bennett says:

    Hi bn100. Thanks for dropping by and saying you think my story sounds interesting!

  13. Amy Rose Bennett says:

    Hi Denise. I love the retro cover too!