Always the bridal consultant, never the bride. That was former bad girl gone business professional, Pearl Walker's life until she put her hands on Tyson Morgan while measuring him for a tux.
Tyson was happy being a miserable man, taking care of his family's land, and not involved with a woman. However, even he can't resist the pull of attraction to the beautiful, and off limits, Pearl?
The feud between the Walkers and the Morgans had torn apart friends and families for generations. What might happen when Pearl Walker and Tyson Morgan become business partners—and more?
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In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published. That year she wrote 12
books. In 2009 she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born. In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince
Publishing, and has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking on other authors in other genres.
Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events. She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.
An avid reader she loves to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and
she always promises Happily Ever After.
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WALKER BRIDE ~ EXCERPT 1
Seriously, no one had ever asked him to do anything so uncomfortable in his entire life. And here he was, standing in a dress shop, in borrowed shoes, letting a Walker measure him.
In the mirror, he watched her move a step stool into place behind him and step up. She took the tape measure from around her neck, then ran it from one side of his
shoulders to the other. The tingle of her fingers resonated through his shirt and down through his skin.
He bit down hard to control his body from flinching, gripping tightly to the bottle of soda in his hand.
“Now, I’ll do your arm,” her voice was soft, and her breath was warm on his neck.
She held her hand at the top of his shoulder and just as she’d done across his back, she slid her hand delicately down his arm until she reached his wrist.
How quickly did she say this was going to take? Tyson was thinking he’d need a much stiffer drink than soda when this was over.
Moving to the other arm, and then his chest, it gave him the chance to catch the scent of her perfume. Tyson clenched his toes in the borrowed shoes and closed his eyes as she reached her arms around his waist, her body brushing against his.
She took the measurement quickly and then wrote it down in the notebook she’d laid at her feet.
“Why couldn’t I just tell you my pant size and my coat size? You have to measure everyone?” he asked, noticing she was kneeling before him and not rising.
“Every person is built differently, even if they are the same size,” she said using air quotes to emphasize her point. Well, now how was he supposed to take that comment with her reaching her hands toward his crotch?
Realizing he was thinking just a bit too much about where her hands were going to travel, he stumbled back, nearly falling from the small platform she had him standing on.
“Sorry. I guess this is making me a little uncomfortable.”
She smiled sweetly up at him. He didn’t think it was possible to like a Walker, let alone find one extremely attractive, but damn if those blue eyes weren’t burning right through him.
1. If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
a. Thinking globally, I’d wish for no child to ever suffer from hunger, or abuse. (Lack of cell service is not what I’m thinking.”
b. I’d wish for the perfect job for my husband. Whatever he wanted. His latest dream was to have a food truck. BAM…he’d have it!
c. NYT Bestseller on my bookcover!
2. Given unlimited resources, what would be your ideal writing environment?
a. Have you seen the Tree house builder guy on Animal Planet? I think a tree house/studio apartment over looking my beautiful Rocky Mountains, would be ideal!
3. Where do you actually write?
a. Everywhere and any time. I have a office in my home where I work, but when it comes to writing I have laptop and will travel.
4. How long does it normally take you to write a novel?
a. 1 ½ - 2 months.
5. What are your inspirations?
a. I’m inspired by everything. I kid you not. The way the leaves look today inspires me as much as a single line in a song. Some days my kids inspire me with their knowledge, other days by the amount of messes they leave around. I’m a grand observer and inspiration is everywhere.
6. How did you come to write this particular book or series?
a. This series is greatly designed by my readers. When my last series, The Keller Family, drew to an end I asked my readers where the next family should rein from and what their name should be. That was enough to begin to create the Walker Family.
7. What was the hardest part of writing your book, and how did you overcome it?
a. The hardest part in writing a book for me is staying awake to keep writing when the story is flowing, but my eyes won’t keep open. Yes, I’ve been known to write with my eyes closed. My kids think it’s a funny skill.
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