The six sentences I've currently been sharing each Sunday come from the first book in my Love By Series, which has yet to be published, called Love by Design, which I'm working edits on at the moment- Here's the blurb-
Love by Design
Jasmine Galloway sees beauty in all things but it’s not a thing of beauty when she meets Derrek Martin, a shallow, arrogant playboy celebrity. When her sister Juniper, a blockbuster actress, recommends her interior design business, Décor Dreams, to Derrek, it’s sure to be a disaster. Jasmine is uncertain she can hold her tongue and get the job done, but she takes it, never one to let her opinions of others stand in the way of professional success and she’s not about to let some pretty boy win her over whose ego is as big as his blockbuster movies. It isn’t long before Derrek’s gentle, affectionate manner and country boy charm gets the better of her. She curses herself for allowing the tabloid fodder to contaminate her impression of a man who might well put his designs on her heart.
Derrek Martin counts himself lucky his acting career took off shortly after his arrival in California. Even more since his parents’ deaths left him the guardian of his little sister. The new house is nice, but it needs a woman’s touch before he brings Paige out from Indiana to live with him. He knows his reputation in the tabloids depicts him far from who he really is, but he has never met with a more chilly reception than the moment he meets Jasmine Galloway, Interior Designer to the Stars. He’s sure she has read everything bad ever published about him and disregards all the good. His private life is simply that, private. Derrek intends to keep it that way—until he meets Jasmine.
Her blatant dislike for him pushes a button no one else ever has and Derrek finds he’s desperate to prove that he isn’t what the tabloids make him out to be. More than that, he’s determined to make her his leading lady, but will an ex with a secret steal the spotlight away?
Today I'm picking up nearly where we left often. Contemplating Jasmine, Derrek ponders over the difference he can sense in her compared to the starlets he's encountered since moving to California. Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful Sunday.
He didn’t think Juniper had ever mentioned her sister at all, but he still had to wonder if he had slighted her in some way he wasn’t aware.Indeed, he hoped not.Her very presence made him feel more at home than he had in all the time he had lived in California, even with her prickly demeanor.The tales he heard about narcissistic starlets in the business were never-ending.The extravagant shopping trips on Rodeo Drive and those tiny rats they toted around in expensive handbags, masquerading as dogs.As if that weren’t bad enough then they also had their collagen treatments and fake boob jobs. He knew with a glance, which ones were largely plastic and fluff.