Hello all and welcome to my stop in the Have Gown, Will Wed tour hosted by AToMR Tours. Today, I have a lovely guest post, a link to the rest of the stop on the tour (click here) and, a link to the event-wide sweepstakes. Thank you all for stopping by and have an excellent week!
Back in college, the bras-before-bros sisterhood decided to live for achievement in the boardroom, not the bedroom. Rosalind Betters embraced that philosophy, pursuing her career and little else. But when her last single friend, Kamakshi, announces her engagement in of all things, an arranged marriage, Rosalind reevaluates the merits of matrimony. In her typical gung ho fashion, she names a date, books a venue, hires a caterer, and picks out a dress, all before finding a groom. Taking a lesson from Kamakshi and too busy to do otherwise, Rosalind hires San Francisco’s best headhunter, Xavier Hommes, to find her better half for her.
At first, Xavier thinks Rosalind is one of the eccentric personalities for which the city is famous. As the search starts, however, Xavier finds himself hating his task for reasons he never would have suspected. If Rosalind really wants a man who will make her happy, she need look no further. As W-Day approaches and Rosalind starts falling for someone Xavier himself headhunted, he walks the line between professionalism and passion, trying to decide if competing to become Mr. Betters is worth the risk to his commission, his reputation, and Rosalind’s happiness.
Here’s the first thing you should know about Xavier: the man is a straight-up professional. In fact, he’s known for it. Whenever you’re in the high stakes executive search field, the players on the field can be some pretty big hitters. Think Carli Fiorina or Elon Musk. Now, Xavier’s not placing people quite that high up the chain, but that’s where his customers are. Therefore, his reputation as being truth-worthy and delivering upon his contracts is critical to his business. Just imagine, then, the risk of having your customers find out you were hired to play Chuck Woolery and ended up wanting to date the lucky bachelorette yourself.
Xavier hasn’t always been lucky in love, but he’s always… *ahem* been able to get lucky. Keep in mind the guy isn’t exactly hard on the eyes. He takes care of himself. The Bay Area is home to many fitness-conscious twenty- and thirty-somethings, and both Xavier and Rosalind are no exemption. The guy runs. In San Francisco. Up really, really steep hills. For fun. Damn. So put that healthy bod together with some silver-blue eyes, black hair, and a seductive smile, and he fills out a menu that’s sure to sate the appetite.
Xavier shares Rosalind’s appreciation for learning. He holds degrees in Psychology and Human Resource Management. And, because he works in the multinational, multicultural San Francisco Bay Tech Industry, he also took it upon himself to learn more than a few languages, including basic Hindi and Chinese. But many readers will no doubt long to hear Xavier break out into some Italian, a language he picked up because of his love for Opera, or his native French Canadian. Does he have an accent? Barely noticeable, but yes.
Now, of course, everyone has their faults, and Mr. Hommes is no exception. While not discussed at any length in HGWW, the other side of Xavier’s bed has rarely grown cold. He has been known to enjoy the company of women with whom he had no good intentions. But the frailty and fleeting nature of this parade of paramours finally got to him when Xavier hit thirty-five. He’s looking for something more enduring, more meaningful. He just needs to find his match.
And then one day, into his office walks Rosalind Betters, and out walks his professionalism. Sacrebleu, what’s a man in need to do?
Killian McRae would tell you that she is a rather boring lass, an authoress whose characters’ lives are so much more exciting than her own. She would be right. Sadly, this sarcastic lexophile leads a rather mundane existence in the San Francisco Bay Area. She once dreamed of being the female Indiana Jones, and to that end she earned a degree in Middle Eastern History from the University of Michigan. However, when she learned that real archaeologist spend more time lovingly removing dust with toothbrushes from shards of pottery than outrunning intriguing villains with exotic accents, she decided to become a writer instead. She writes across many genres, including science fiction, fantasy, romance, and historical fiction.
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