“It’s okay. You don’t have to apologize.’ Tears of appreciation welled in Tess’ eyes. “For the record, I know it was a huge sacrifice for you to move back home after your dad died. You’ll never know how much it meant to me.”

“I wanted to come home . It was really hard for us to see you in so much pain.” Tracy pulled her mom into an embrace. “I don’t want you to get hurt. He better not screw you over.” Tracy states stiffly, inconspicuously wiping her own tears.


Glancing over her daughter’s shoulder, Tess watched JC give Tom a hug goodbye and then mosey to ward her.

JC rolled her eyes as she approached Tess and Tracy. “I can’t leave you delicate flowers alone for a minute. Did you two make up?

Tess and Tracy both nodded and wiped their tears. Tess motioned for both of them to get going. “Go have fun. Love you.”

Life isn’t about tomorrow ~ Life is about today


After losing her husband to a sudden heart attack, Tess Mathews escapes to Bora Bora to lay her husband and sorrow to rest. What she doesn’t expect is a new beginning.

Tom Clemmins is an A-list actor whose life revolves around work and an onslaught of women. He travels to Bora Bora for a much-needed break. Tom has a few ideas of how he’ll enjoy his vacation, but love isn’t one of them. Until he sees Tess.

Reserving a private shark-feeding excursion to scatter her husband’s ashes into the lagoon, Tess is furious when Mr. Hollywood bribes his way onto the boat, leaving her no other choice but to share the boat ride.

Tess is torn between tremendous guilt and zealous lust when their boat ride turns into a week full of romance and desire neither thought imaginable. Utterly smitten with a woman for the first time in his life, Tom casts his commitment phobia aside and whisks Tess off to Malibu where he introduces her as his “girlfriend” on the red carpet. 

As the paparazzi besiege, can Tess survive the media blitz that ensues in order to find her second chance at love?

#1 Bestselling Author, Beverly Preston has been a stay at home mom for 21 years, although she prefers the title Domestic Engineer. Along the way, Beverly worked side by side with her husband Don, the love of her life, designing, building and selling custom homes. As her children begin to venture out on their own, she’s left to shed a tear—for a minute—wonder what’s next in life, and embrace the feeling of empowerment that surely must’ve been wrapped in a present she received on her fortieth birthday.


If Beverly isn’t at home riding her spin bike, you’ll find her spinning richly emotional and sinfully sexy romance stories. 


Twitter: @beverlypreston

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