Linda McLaughlin here. Thanks for having me at the March Book Brew. I'm one-half of the writing team of Lyn O'Farrell (along with my partner Anne Farrell) to talk about our short contemporary romance Worth The Risk. (Originally published as Private Affair, Precious Gem #122)


Children's librarian Amanda Lloyd values privacy above all else. Three years ago her wedding ended in disaster when her groom was arrested at the altar and the story of the 'Embezzler's Bride' appeared in the supermarket tabloids. The experience has left her determined to avoid being caught in the public eye again. Until she meets a sexy single dad with a scandalous past.

Ex-racer Mitch Delaney is a public figure whose life has been plastered across the tabloids more than once. But he believes that anything worth doing is worth a risk. After the death of his ex-wife, he moved to Southern California to take care of his son Josh. He doesn't need the complication of a woman in his life, especially since Josh's grandparents have filed suit for custody. But Josh is on the hunt for a new mother and he has his heart set on Miss Amanda, and Mitch can't fault his son's taste.

Against her better judgment, Amanda finds herself falling for both of the Delaney men. When she agrees to accompany Mitch to a high-profile movie premiere, they draw the attention of the tabloids. Overnight Amanda’s private affair becomes very public indeed, threatening her job and Mitch’s custody suit. She’s waited twenty-eight years for the right man. But will happiness come at too high a price?

Worth The Risk is currently on sale for only 99 cents at Amazon Kindle and the Barnes and Noble bookstores.

And now for the March giveaway:

In honor of my Irish roots, I'm holding a giveaway this month. Prize is winner's choice of an electronic download of any of my backlisted titles by Linda McLaughlin or my Lyndi Lamont pseudonym (erotic romance). To enter, comment on one of my posts here or send an email to lyndi lamont @ (no spaces) with March giveaway in the subject line. Winner will be chosen on the Monday after St. Patrick's Day.

An excerpt from Worth The Risk follows.

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