Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It Had to Be You by Kat Henry Doran Plus a #Holiday #Recipe

Let's start with the #recipe Call The Country Boys on the Rocks

Serves 10 [16 oz. size]

32 ounces unsweetened brewed black tea [we call it 'sun' tea because we brew it in the sunshine]
32 ounces lemonade
20 ounces [2 1/2 cups] bourbon
1 bunch [4 oz pkg] fresh mint
2 lemons, sliced into rounds

 Directions:  stir tea and lemonade in a pitcher and chill in the frig till cold [at least one hour].

To assemble each drink: fill a 16 ounce glass with ice about 2/3 full. Add 2 oz bourbon. Pour tea/lemonade mixture over and stir. Dress with mint and lemon rounds. Enjoy! 

It Had To Be You, a contemporary romance by Kat Henry Doran


          Madeleine Flynn returns to Serenity Harbor intent on restoring her beloved home to its former grandeur. Nothing will get in her way. Including a man whose jeans fit in all the right places and who handles a staple gun with the with the grace of a philharmonic conductor.

          Acting on their own agenda, local power brokers expect general contractor Azrael Hanson to monitor renovations on That House--and toss in a few diversions whenever possible. 

          Torn between duty to superiors and a private life he craves, Az knows standing with Maddy will damage his career beyond salvage. If he follows orders, he'll lose a future with the only woman who has brought a new word to his life: hope. 

          “Hanson,” she rasped between swollen, broken lips. “Are you from around here?”

          He nodded. “Born and raised. Why?”

          “I remember a family with six, maybe seven kids. All were named after the minor archangels. Are you part of that clan?”

          “I am. My family owns Hanson Scapes.”

          “So, you're from here, too,” he said, feeling more than a little stupid at the lame statement.

          Despite the ER doc's warning to not let her talk, Az liked the sound of  her voice. She may have lived in Serenity Harbor long enough to know about his mother's obsession with angels, but she hadn't stuck around long.

          With her height and that Lauren Bacall voice, a woman with her looks stayed in a man's mind. And this one fell under RLT.

          Real Looker Territory.

          “My name is Maddy Flynn.”

          One of his nastier habits was spitting out the first thing that came to mind. What came out of his mouth earned both feet, one elbow and the opposite fist all in one bite.

          “Oh, sure. You're the girl who wants to rehab the whorehouse.”



          Writing under the pseudonyms of Veronica Lynch and Kat Henry Doran, author Kathy Cottrell uses her past experience as a nurse, victim advocate and insurance investigator as fodder for her award winning stories which center around women and men who stand for the “less thans” of the world and manage along the way to find that one person who completes their lives.

          Outside of writing and creating tote bags, she serves as a devoted hand maiden and personal slave to the four brightest lights in her universe: Meredith and Owen, Ashlin and Kieran.

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Luanna Stewart said...

LOL love the excerpt. I can't wait to see how Az recovers from that one. Iced tea is my favourite summer-time drink, adding bourbon is a brilliant idea.

Alicia Dean said...

Ha, excellent excerpt!! Love the hook. :) The recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. Congrats on the new release!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Sounds like a lovely drink and book!
Good luck and God's blessings

Margo Hoornstra said...

Gotta love a guy who can't help but stick his foot, etc. etc. in it! Hope Az has a quick come back. Best of luck, as always.

wildwomenauthorsx2 said...

Thanks to Lu, Ali, Pam and Margo for stopping by. I love this story so much, probably because I laughed out loud the whole time I was writing it. I hope you enjoy the 'country boy' if that's to your liking.
Best wishes to all and many happy holidays.