by: Annie Seaton
Series: Prickle Creek
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 19, 2017
Publisher: Entangled ~ Bliss
Falling for a cowboy wasn’t in her plans...
The last thing advertising art director Lucy Bellamy wants is to go home to the Outback, but duty to family calls. At least there’s one bonus—her first love, sexy cowboy neighbour, Garth Mackenzie, is there and the attraction between them is still explosive. But Lucy has no intention of getting stuck in this two-bit town and she counts down the days until she can go back to her real life.
After an engineering degree and working in the mines of Western Australia, Garth has returned to the Outback and is home to stay. His goal is to settle down, start a family, and work his beloved land with the girl he’s always loved. But if it comes to Lucy choosing between the glamour of the city or making a home with him in the Outback—he’d lose, hands down.
Hi Annie. Welcome back to Read Your Writes Book Reviews. How are you?
Thanks so for having me again, it’s always a pleasure talking to Kim!
You’re welcome. Your latest book, Her Outback Cowboy is from Entangled Bliss. Can you sum up the story for me Twitter style?
Glamour of the city, or a hot cowboy! What is there to choose!
Tell me a little bit about Lucy Bellamy and Garth Mackenzie.
Lucy Bellamy is an advertising art director in Sydney. She’s quirky and colourful and loves her cosmopolitan life: the vibrancy of the city, the restaurant and her job. When she has to go home to the Outback where she grew up, all the things she hated then are still there: the red dust, the flies and the prickles. The only upside is the boy she once loved...but Garth is no longer a boy. He is now all grown up and one smokin’ hot cowboy and he is determined to win Lucy’s heart all over again.
Garth has bought the family farm and is determined to make a life for himself in the outback. Only thing to make it perfect would be quirky Lucy Bellamy in his life. He has some ideas to get her to stay, but he might be in for a shock!
How did you come up with their names?
Lucy is a name I’ve always loved, but when our daughter was born, she didn’t look like a Lucy! Being able to create Lucy Bellamy (surnames come from internet lists until I hit ones that suit) I could make Lucy from Prickle Creek into the character that the Lucy of my imagination always was.
I went to school...a long time ago... with a boy called Garth— but he wasn’t a cowboy! It’s a name I’ve always loved and the movie stars who have that
name are always good lookers!
What types of scenes are your most favorite to write and why?
I love writing family scenes. Many of my reviewers say that my secondary characters play a big part in my stories. And that’s one of the reasons I love to write for the Bliss line where family and small town are key points of the relationship and the romance.
The best thing about this series is that there are three more cousins and they are all getting their Prickle Creek story!
I love that answer. Congratulations on having more books in this series. Annie, thank you so much for answering some questions for me.
“Good morning, Goldilocks.” His voice was husky as he met her gaze.
“I hope you don’t mind me sleeping over. I didn’t have the heart to wake you up. It was after midnight when I pulled the pin.”
Garth sat on the edge of the bed and reached over and pushed her tousled hair back from her rosy cheeks. “Not at all. I’m sorry I was such a rude host.” He frowned. “Won’t they be worried over at Prickle Creek?”
Lucy rolled over onto her back and stretched. Garth tried hard not to look at the round breasts clearly outlined by her tight T-shirt. He looked away and his attention landed on her jeans lying on the floor beside the bed.
Bloody hell. Lucy Peterkin was in his bed and semi-naked.
“No, I called Jemmy and told her I was staying the night.”
“But won’t they think—”
Lucy sat up and put her finger over his lips. “Ssh, I’m a big girl now. If I want to spend the night in a man’s bed, that’s my choice. Nothing to do with anyone else.” Now her voice was husky and held a teasing note that sent his blood pressure rocketing up near the fan.
Bloody hell. She’s flirting with me.
He lifted his hand and held her fingers against his face. Slowly and gently he turned it
over and placed his lips on her open palm. Her skin was warm as he murmured against it. “No one else? What about the man? Does he get a say in the matter?”
“Depends on whether the man wanted me in his bed or not.”
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Annie Seaton lives on the edge of the South Pacific Ocean on the east coast of Australia She is fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing and has been delighted to discover that readers love reading her stories as much as she loves writing them. Annie lives with her own hero of many years. Their two children are now grown up and married, and two beautiful grandchildren have arrived. Now they share their home with Toby, the naughtiest dog in the universe, and two white cats. When she is not writing she can be found in her garden or walking on the beach... or most likely on her deck overlooking the ocean, camera in hand as the sun sets. Each winter, Annie and her husband leave the beach to roam the remote areas of Australia for story ideas and research. In 2014 Annie was voted Author of the Year and in 2015 was voted Best Established Author in the AusRomToday.com Readers' Choice Awards. Readers can contact Annie through her website annieseaton.net or find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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