Title: Beautiful Rose
Series: Tortured Teager #1
Author: Vikki Jay
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 7, 2022
Early in life Zander Teager, CEO of Elixir learned that not every Rose is beautiful… then he meets the nerdy, shy Rosemary.
My mother Rose’s actions changed me forever.
I hated her name all my life- until I met Rosemary Marlin, the geek with photographic memory and a tech wiz in my company.
My first day at the research division in the small town of Cherrywood, I find her sleeping on the couch while the whole office is busy searching for her.
She befuddles me everyday with her precise breakfast habits, baggy flannel shirts, red glasses, canvas shoes, Wolverine wallpaper. Her list of quirks is endless.
I am told to stay away as she battles with extreme anxiety issues.
But things get out of hand at a company party when I declare her my girlfriend to a room full of people.
That night, I learn about her… her wounds, her scars.
I wish I could go back in time and fix things for both of us.
But she has trained herself to not trust anyone.
Can I make her believe that I’m going to stay when no one else ever did?
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“You were the most beautiful woman today.”
“Then…you didn’t see…other women.” She looks at me from under her bangs, lying flat on her forehead.
“Why would I waste my time looking at anyone else when you are in the crowd, couch girl?” My lips press on her forehead as I try to keep my anxiety for tomorrow in check.
“You mean that?” She releases a deep breath and her hands clutch my arms holding her face.
“I mean every word I say to you, babe.” My lips move from her forehead to her ears.
“Why me, Zander?” She trembles in my arms. Her eyes closed as if she is scared to the know the answer of her own question.
“Because I’m a lucky bastard to have found you, to have you fall in love with me. I’m not going anywhere, Marr. I’m here for keeps.”
My grip on her face tightens as I interrupt her with insistent kisses on her skin. “You are the most amazing woman, who makes my heart stop just by one look.”
“But-“ I put a finger on her lips.
“You can give a million reasons but I’m going nowhere.”
Her breath hitches and she offers me her hand. “Promise?”
You have no idea baby.
I kiss her palm before placing my own hand over hers. “It’s a promise of a life time, couch girl.”
In those early morning hours when I’m alone, my imaginations run wild and I pen down the life of people living in my head. All my life, I have lived in small towns in different parts of the world. The friendships, the camaraderie that people share around me inspired me to create Cherrywood and St. Peppers, the two towns where all my stories take place.
I write about beautiful coincidences, finding love in unexpected places and times, and fighting hard to get that happily ever after.
I reject to read, see, write anything that does not promise a HEA.
My characters are sexy yet shy, strong yet reserved…
I am married to a man whom I fell in love at an age of 15, proposed him at an age of 23 and married at an age of 30. He has no clue what I write or do when he is snoring quietly in the next room.