Once In A Blue Moon
(Bluebonnet, Texas - Book 2)
by: Amie Stuart
Publication: May 19, 2015
Length: 269 pages
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
At eighteen, Ty Boudreaux married his high school sweetheart and planned to live happily ever after on the family ranch. But after twelve years in a volatile, one-sided marriage, this gentle cowboy is struggling to put his life back together.
At eighteen, Bettina Blachard's goal in life had been to shake the dust of Bluebonnet, Texas off her heels, and with her baby sister now safely in college, that dream is within her grasp. But underneat Bad Betti's tough exterior beats the heart of a woman with hopes and dreams, and she's loved Ty almost as long as he loved his ex-wife.
When fate drops Ty in her lap, one night of passion leaves them dealing with a pregnancy and a marriage both have reservations about. Can a girl from the wrong side of the tracks and Bluebonnet's favorite son find common ground outside the bedroom? Despite the interfering in-laws, a jealous baby sister, and a holiday no one wants to remember, Betti and Ty discover that event though their happily ever after doesn't come easy, anything worth having is worth working for.
Add it to your TBR pile !
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And now, some thoughts from the author :
BAD BETTI’S CARDINAL RULES OF WOMANHOOD
When I came up with the idea for Bettina Blanchard (Boudreaux), I wanted a strong, independent woman who lived her life by her own rules. I had no idea that those rules would be quite so literal. Nor did I realize that those rules would end up being such a big part of a later book (coming in October). But they were, and they are and the positive feedback I’ve gotten on them from readers makes me think that they should be shared. The key here is, at least in the fictional world of Bluebonnet, if you find yourself breaking most of these rules (for a man), then you should probably marry him. :D
So here they are (and some need no explanation):
1. Never sleep with a boy from Bluebonnet
2. Be discreet – Betti’s mother was the town drunk.
3. Have fun – because life is short
4. Keep it Light – because life is short! Don’t let yourself get all tangled up over a man
5. Women in love do stupid things – don’t be stupid but if you are, forgive yourself, course correct and move on.
6. Be Prepared – for a wide variety of things, including protected sex!
7. If you can’t go to his place, don’t let him sleep in your bed.
8. Never beg, whine or in any way, cling – See rules 3 and 4
9. Don’t nag – you can be a b*tch at any given time. That’s a woman’s divine right but state your case and move on
10. Don’t ask questions you don’t know the answer to – kind of like being a lawyer
11. Your best girlfriend is worth her weight in ice cream (Even if she laughs at you for taking four pregnancy tests) – this needs no explanation
12. Never mix business with pleasure
13. Good sex is important and while we’re at it, size does matter
14. Never Ever, under any circumstances, say the “L” word during sex
15. Love doesn’t equal happiness
So what are some of your favorite “rules” or words of wisdom that you live by and/or have shared??
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Amie Stuart is the last of a dying breed, a native Texan, and still makes her home htere, where cowboys and music (her other two loves) abound. Growing up, she wanted to be a lawyer and a psychologist. No doubt the shrinks would have a field day with her head, but she's seen the error of her ways and considers all those other jobs 'research' for the writing gig.
She's a multiple contest finalist as well as a trained contest judge and is affectionately known as The Terminator by her critique partners. She's written as Celia Stuart for Black Lace Books & Liquid Silver Books, and as Amie Stuart for Kensington Aphrodisia, she has a short story (Peaches N Cream) in Zane's Carmel Flava 2, and launched Cobblestone Press's short ertoica line, Wicked in 2007.