Shannon here: Kimberly Rose Johnson shares how her characters meet with a romantic excerpt from her latest Romantic Suspense novel, Direct Threat. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for Monday’s giveaway. Deadline: June 27th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Kimberly:
I’m so happy to be on Inkslinger again to share with you about my latest release Direct Threat. Unlike my own meet-cute with my husband, the characters in my book had a very eventful first meeting. I first noticed my husband in our college orientation group and the rest is history.
The meeting of the two former law enforcement officers in Direct Threat was rather eventful to say the least, lol. Let’s just say, I’m glad I met my husband under much tamer circumstances.
Carissa Jones and Marc Olsen unwittingly met during a job. They were both hired to protect a ten-year-old girl, but due to a miscommunication neither of them knew the other was working the same case. Here’s an excerpt from their meet-cute.
Excerpt from Direct Threat by Kimberly Rose Johnson:
She chased after him. “Hey, stop.”
He looked over his shoulder and stopped.
Unable to slow fast enough, Carissa sprinted headlong into the man’s backside. The force of the impact knocked him off balance. He tripped and their feet tangled. He fell, taking her with him. Oof. Air whooshed from her lungs. Pain shot up her arms as she collapsed onto his back.
Stunned, she didn’t move for a few seconds. “So sorry. I didn’t think you’d stop like that.” She scooted off of him. Why hadn’t she zigged or zagged?
He raised his head slightly then rolled over and stood. “You said to stop.” He rubbed his shoulder.
“True.” Had she injured him? He’d apparently managed to break their fall with his hands because his handsome face was unharmed. She watched her client round the corner at the end of the row.
He glanced toward the parking garage and sighed before turning back to her. “Are you okay?”
“Other than feeling a little foolish, I’m fine. I’m sorry about barreling into you. I really didn’t mean to cause you to fall.”
He waved off her apology. “Now that you have my attention, what did you want?”
She cleared her throat. “Oh. Uh…I thought you were someone else. Excuse me.” She darted in the direction of her car. If she hurried, she’d still be able to tail the Drummonds.
About Kimberly Rose Johnson: Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul.
Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. You can sign up for Kimberly’s newsletter via her website at: https://kimberlyrjohnson.com/
About the book – Direct Threat:
One little girl.
Only one chance to guard their hearts.
Protection Inc. co-owner, Carissa Jones, an ex-cop turned bodyguard, has one goal—keep her young client safe. When her business partner brings in a new guy to help, she discovers her heart desires more. Can she still do her job and follow her heart without compromising her client’s safety?
Marc Olsen, a former Military Police officer, struggles to find his way as a civilian. He agrees to help out an old friend for the summer. He gets more than he bargained for when he’s assigned to work with the feisty co-owner of Protection Inc.
When sparks fly faster than bullets, will the bodyguards be distracted from their task, or will they work together as an even stronger team?
Get your copy now! Direct Threat – Amazon
Interested in Kimberly’s other books? Kimberly’s Amazon Author Page
Question for Readers: Do you have a favorite meet-cute AKA first meeting from a book or movie? I’d love to hear about it.
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