#ReleaseDayBlitz and #Excerpt of Hearts Abroad by Skye McNeil @skye_mcneil7 @hottreepubs

Posted February 4, 2019 by Zoé in Book Blitz, Excerpt, Reviews and Stuff / 4 Comments

I hope you welcome with me today Skye, as we take a look at her new book Hearts Abroad! This is book one in a new series called The Atlas Series! 

So the book, what is about I hear you say??

Hearts Abroad by Skye McNeil
Series: The Atlas Series #1
Published by Hot Tree Publishing on February 2 2019
Buy on Amazon UKAmazon USiBooksKobo

When a fun-loving American nanny turns a millionaire British single dad’s world upside down, it’s inevitable life is going to get complicated.

Taking a break from screenwriting in New York City, Londyn Bellerose takes a nannying job in Colorado to get away from the hubbub. A summer to live without regrets is all she wants. While her boss is British, gorgeous, and a millionaire, he has no clue how to have fun. Determined to mend the relationship between father and daughters, Londyn doesn’t expect to fall for the museum curator.

Londyn is American and everything Callum Archer swore to never fall for again. With her carefree spirit and energetic smile, she’s perfect to nanny Callum’s two daughters. The problem is she’s also perfect for him. She’s sassy, musical, and tends to speak her mind more than she means to.

When old history and new dreams threaten her happily ever after, will Londyn and Callum’s love survive?

I for one can not wait to read this, it is not my normal type of book to read but it has called to me, and the cover is quite cute! We all know how much of a book cover hoe I am! 

So I checked out some of the early reviews of the book, and here is what some of the reviews are saying, as it sits there with it’s pretty 4.23 rating on Goodreads!

Goodreads reviewer says

Well, I would like to start saying that is a swoon-worthy romance, made my heart swell with romance and love and cuteness. 

The whole atmosphere was epic with family vibes and romance for days. The flirting was a slow burn that reminded me how is to flirt non stop with the one you have the googly eyes for. Also for once, the novel didn’t go through the span of a week and then boom soul mates, but actually kinda worked slowly over the course of a few months which was kinda nice because you go more slow burn romance that made your toes curl and thinking were is my romance like that! 

Goodreads reviewer says

Sometimes we all need a little feel-good reading with little hearts and flowers floating off the pages and HEARTS ABROAD fills the bill perfectly! Sweet and spicy, and just light enough to leave a smile on your face!


I love this!! Well me share with you an excerpt from the book.

Excerpt

After rummaging through her bag, Londyn settled on a black hooded sweatshirt with a penguin playing hockey on the front. One look in the mirror and she was good to go.

Her long braid, courtesy of Bailey and Bethany, swished behind her back as she ambled down the hallways, passing closed doors along her way. One of these days, I need to check these all out. Retrieving a slip of paper from her pocket, she studied it. Alfred had been kind enough to draw her a rough map of the estate, so she followed his directions until she reached a brightly lit formal dining room.

Stepping inside, she caught sight of Callum at the head of the table. Though he’d changed into slacks, a button-up shirt, and wore a different tie, he still looked ready to give a seminar about modern art. The spread on the table looked scrumptious, and her stomach growled in response. She hadn’t eaten since that morning, a mistake she wasn’t used to making.

“Oh, um, I didn’t know we dressed up for dinner,” she said, taking a seat between the girls. “Whoops.”

Bailey patted her hand. “It’s all right. Daddy likes to look nice all the time.”

Ouch. She smiled at the cutie in the same blue outfit as earlier. Even that looked dressy compared to her attire. “I guess I’m used to going with the flow. Abi and I never dress up for anything, much less dinner.”

“And Abi is your girlfriend? Or is it life partner or wife?” Callum’s accented voice asked, startling her. “I never remember which is politically correct these days.”

Londyn shook her head. She hadn’t thought he was paying attention. “Oh no. I mean, she’s a girl who’s a friend—er, I mean she’s my best friend and we live together.” Her face was on fire. She’d never felt like she had to explain her situation before.

“Ah, I see. That’s nice. Our last nanny eloped with her girlfriend after being together for twenty years. Perhaps you and Abi are the same?” Callum’s face was pinched in question, awaiting her fumbling reply.

“No, nothing like that. I like guys,” she finally blurted, clearing the air.

Bailey giggled and clapped, while Bethany bit into a roll as if she was bored with the conversation.

Looking over, Londyn managed to catch a small smirk on Callum’s face before he masked it.

“Good to know,” he murmured, picking up a fork. “Wouldn’t want there to be any confusion there.”

Suddenly warm, she tore off her hoodie. It wasn’t until Bethany’s mouth dropped open and the roll fell out that she remembered she’d forgotten to put on a shirt underneath, too distracted with Abi’s talk of sex and kissing.

Gaze swiveling to Callum, she found the hue in his brown eyes darkened, his expression suddenly undiscernible.

“My, my, I wasn’t informed you were a burlesque dancer as well,” a new voice clipped.

“Shit!” Londyn scrambled for the hoodie she now swore would be the death of her and yanked it on. “I, um—”

“Mary Archer,” the woman said, taking her seat to Callum’s left. “We spoke the other day on Skype.” Her brown eyes grazed over Londyn. “You had on more clothes then.”

Heat crept up Londyn’s neck and face until she wanted to rip the sweatshirt in two. “Yes, glad to meet you in person.”

Mary ignored her and turned her attention to the meal. “Ah, my favorite. Lamb stew. How’d you know?”

Callum took a sip of red wine. “I didn’t. You made the menu, Mother.”

Londyn bit back a smirk, but the girls openly giggled.

An hour later, Bailey and Bethany gave Londyn the grand tour of Archer House. She met the cook, Gloria, who happened to be Alfred’s wife, learned that Alfred’s name was actually Lionel Alfred, and discovered her new favorite spot in the house.

“Come on, Londyn. Let’s swim,” Bethany suggested, running toward the natatorium.

Stepping through the glass doors, Londyn bit her lip to keep from screaming with joy. With a retractable roof and walls, the pool could be both indoor and outdoor. She was officially in love.

“You don’t have a swim suit on,” she reminded the girl.

Bethany frowned. “True. How about we swim tomorrow? Daddy makes us take lessons each afternoon. I can show you what I know. I’m great at swimming underwater.”

Bailey tugged on her pants. “Me too, me too!”

Nodding, she walked to the glass walls. There was a perfect view of the mountains with enough privacy from the trees. There was no way the spot could be more serene.

“Sounds good to me.” She took both their hands. “I was a swimmer in high school, so maybe I can teach you a thing or two.”

Bailey jumped up and down while Bethany bobbed her head in agreement. The summer wouldn’t be too bad if there was a pool to swim laps in.

“Let’s go build a fort,” she said, racing for the door. She desperately needed to let off a little steam after the dinner fiasco. Both girls squealed in delight and followed her.

Yeah, she would definitely enjoy her time at Archer House, with or without a summer fling.


Call me intrigued! 

Until next time xx

About Skye McNeil

Skye McNeil began writing at the age of seventeen and has been lost in a love affair ever since. During the day, she moonlights as a paralegal at a law firm favoring criminal law.

Skye enjoys writing romantic comedies and romantic suspense novels that leave readers wanting more and falling in love over and over. She writes contemporary and historical novels ranging from sweet and sassy to steamy and sultry.

Her constant writing companions are two cats and two dogs. When she’s not writing, Skye enjoys spending time with family, photography, volleyball, traveling, and curling up with a cup of coffee and reading

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