Book Title: Resisting the Rancher
Series: Three River Ranch #4
Author: Roxanne Snopek
Release Date: 4/14/14
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Country veterinarian Celia Gamble is in trouble. A misunderstanding from her past is rearing its ugly head and the only person she can turn to is Jonah Clarke—her family’s lawyer and, as it turns out, her brother Zach’s best friend and her childhood crush. She always wanted Jonah to see her as a bona fide woman, but as a woman who’s being wrongfully blackmailed for seducing a married man? Not on her life.
Jonah is happy to help little CeeCee Gamble, if only she’d come clean about why she’s being blackmailed. But with Zach’s wedding on the horizon and Zach’s fashionista fiancée Desiree giving CeeCee a makeover, the little duckling Jonah remembers is turning into a definite swan. And the unwritten law on sisters is clear—hands off. Jonah must resist Celia or lose the only true family he’s ever known.
Please welcome Roxanne Snopek to the blog today.
Dressed to Chill
“The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.” –Mark Twain
You know those dreams where you’re walking down the crowded hallway of your old high-school, stark naked? The classical interpretation is that it represents a fear of vulnerability, of being literally “naked” and targeted for judgment.
However, some say our choice of clothing is revealing too.
The CLASSIC personality is sophisticated, organized and well-groomed, with tailored outfits and simple jewelry, like pearls or simple chains.
If you favor jeggings, a trendy tunic and gladiator heels (what are these, I ask?) you’re probably a CONTEMPORARY, confident, direct and independent.
Maybe you’re more of a spontaneous, trend-setting CREATIVE, preferring unique, one-of-a-kind items, paired with multi-colored jewelry and sequined jackets.
Or you’re an adventurous, open-minded DRAMATIC, in black skinny jeans, a black bra under a sheer scarlet blouse, a cropped leather jacket and stacked-heel boots.
The friendly, casual NATURAL wears jeans and T-shirts, canvas running shoes and simple stud earrings.
And of course, there’s the empathetic, sensitive ROMANTIC, decked out in a flowy, ruffled dress, charm bracelet and espadrilles.
In my latest release, Resisting the Rancher, my heroine Celia, hides behind baggy T-shirts and old jeans. She’s afraid of her femininity, unsure of her sex appeal and terrified of looking, as she puts it, “like a pig in drag.”
But in preparation for her brother’s wedding, she’s forced into a makeover, from underwear to mascara. In the process, she discovers aspects of herself she never dreamed existed. Jonah, my hero, is of course delighted to see Celia embrace the beauty that he’s always been able to see. For myself, I like to be comfortable, to feel relaxed and good about myself in my clothes. But, every now and again, I love to get my sexy on, too.
What about you? What kind of clothing do you feel best in? Do you think your clothing matches your personality?
Meet RoxanneRoxanne Snopek has been writing professionally for more than two decades and her work has appeared in publications varying from The Vancouver Sun and Reader’s Digest to newsletters for Duke, Cornell and Tufts Universities. She’s done corporate copywriting on topics ranging from pet food for Iams/Eukanuba, to employee profiles for VersaCold to air-conditioner maintenance for Home Depot. (That’s right. Air conditioner maintenance.)
But she’s also had a bunch of other stuff published, including one mystery novel, a couple of literary short stories and a non-fiction series. One summer, she wrote video game dialogue and narrative for Silicon Sisters Interactive, a project that combined her two favourite genres – mystery and romance – with the world of casual gaming.
In 2012 she sold her first romance novel to Entangled Publishing. THREE RIVER RANCH made the Barnes & Noble Top Ten list, The Amazon Top 100 list and is now the foundation of a multi-book series. Recently, the first three books sold to France.
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