Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Billionaire Bride Pact Romance Book Series - The Faithful One by Cami Checketts

Spend Christmas in a welcoming bed and breakfast filled with romance and heartache in the latest Billionaire Bride Pact by bestselling inspirational romantic suspense author, Cami Checketts.

Zander Keller survived a stint on reality TV and the addiction recovery center that fame forced him into, but he should never have agreed to do an undercover boss ploy to help his father. The beautiful manager of the Southern bed and breakfast makes him laugh and forget his troubles, until she tries to solve his commitment issues like every woman has since his mother's murder.

Trin Dean has no intention of becoming besotted with Zander like every other red-blooded female who drooled over him on television. But when he begins helping out at her ancestral bed and breakfast, she discovers the true Zander, who has overcome more heartache than most people can understand. Can she risk falling for him and jeopardize her job and the home her family has treasured for generations?

Excerpt of The Faithful One:

“I try not to eat sugar, but there must be exceptions.”

Trin eyed him warily. “I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t eat sugar.”

Zander chuckled. The warmth and depth of it washed over Trin. She had to resist fanning her face. Darn southern heat, right? It wasn’t him that was heating her up. But it was November and the high today was only seventy. She couldn’t really blame the environment for the flush to her skin.

“I’m eating it right now.” He took another bite of the cookie and a crumble of cinnamon sugar clung to the side of his lip. “Does that mean you can trust me?”

“You’re wearing it right now.” Trin reached up and brushed the crumble from his lip. Her fingers seemed to linger of their own accord. His lips and beard were much softer than they looked.

His eyes flashed up to meet hers. She swallowed hard and dropped her hand.

“Thank you,” he murmured.

Trin nodded and spun on her heel. Her heels clicked merrily on the tile floor. He followed her to the grand staircase and they walked side by side up it. He ran his hand along the oak banister. “Wow. I just keep feeling like I’m stuck in Gone with the Wind.”

“You say that like it’s a bad thing.”

“That show terrified me. I’m waiting for Scarlett to sweep down the stairs and tell me off.”

Trin laughed. “I’m scared of spiders,” she commiserated.

“And you live in the south?”

“I know, dumb, right?”

“I’ll kill all your spiders if you keep Scarlett away from me.”

They reached the landing and Zander extended his hand. Trin shook his hand, loving the feel of his strong fingers surrounding hers. “Deal.” She pulled her hand back, lest she forget she had a lot of reasons to be wary of this good-looking, lying man. “Women scare you?”

“No, just harpies.”

Trin had a flashback to him being on The Bachelor. He had gotten rid of any snarky or demanding women as quickly as possible. He’d ended up with some real sweethearts, but they still hadn’t made the cut. She would love to ask him about it sometime. If he ever owned up to who he was.

“I’ll keep the harpies away.” She smiled at him and pointed to her right. “Just down this hall, sir.”

“Oh, no, not you too. Everybody in the south calls me, sir, and I have to look around for my dad.”

Trin understood thinking only older people should be called sir and ma’am, but she saw an opportunity and pounced. What if she was one of the harpies she’d just promised to keep him away from? She thought how to phrase the question, but settled for, “Are you close to your dad?”

He nodded quickly. “He’s good to me.”

They reached the Sunny Suite.

“So, this is me?” Zander asked. He leaned against the door and Trin was reminded all over again why women thought he was such a heartthrob. The casual elegance. The perfectly sculpted facial features. The nicely-formed muscles that were large enough to be noticeable, but not bulky. He was obviously quite the athlete. She sighed and then caught herself.

“Yep.” Producing the key, she turned it in the lock, swung the door open, and handed him the key.

His fingers clasped around hers with the key between them. “No key cards at the Cloverdale Mansion?”

“No, sir.” Her house was old school and she liked it.

He smiled and released her hand. Trin took in a quick breath, reeling from his touch and the look in his eyes. He still hadn’t turned from staring at her to look into the room. It was one of her favorites—spacious and sunlit. He should probably check it out and stop checking out her.

“Are you pleased with your accommodations, sir?”

Zander cast a quick glance around the huge suite with large windows overlooking the rear lawn and gardens, a sitting area, huge bathroom with the original claw-foot tub and a brand new glass-enclosed shower, the four-poster bed that wasn’t original, but was period specific. He refocused quickly on Trin’s face. “It’s exquisitely beautiful.”

WHERE TO BUY: The Faithful One is available on Amazon! Buy it here for only $2.99 or if you're an Amazon Prime member you can borrow it for free.


Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and reading Bernstein Bears, she gets the chance to write fiction.

Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Cami teaches strength training classes at her local rec and shares healthy living tips on her fitness blog: http://fitnessformom.blogspot.com.

Cami and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn’t snowing, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and water-skiing.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary ebook copy of the mentioned book for my review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers.

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