Tuesday, July 7, 2015


A Fool for Love 
by Susan Lute 



When a gypsy caravan-style truck breaks down at Martha's curbside, the last thing Zach Barret needs is an impulsive pixie rocking his boat. The more determined he is to stay away from the free-spirited, green-eyed nomad, the more he finds one kiss is not enough. Uncovering Alice York's secrets in paintings of empty swings and merry-go-rounds puts a new priority in the top spot on his short list. But can he convince this stunning woman to park her truck permanently in his drive?


Zach turned his attention to Alice. Unfortunately he hadn't put his best foot forward when he'd first encountered the foxy owner of the Ford. “Where were you headed when your fuel pump gave out?”

“Longview, Washington. Got a job there.”

“What kind of job, if you don't mind me asking?”

“I don't mind.” She nestled her chin in the palm of her hand, the sparkle in her eyes snapping with wry humor. “I work on classic cars.”

Remembering his first sight of her, he asked, “You're a mechanic?”

“Does that surprise you?”

The subtle scent of vanilla coming from her side of the table sent rational thought on a long hike in the opposite direction from practical reason. It was a good thing he was a grown man who had the power to stand up to steamy distractions. 

“No.” The stranger his granddad and Lucy had invited to stay in their basement, who said she slept in her truck when it broke down, could be anything from a burglar to a most wanted criminal.  

Stunning green eyes studied him. The punch to his gut wasn't that unpleasant. 

Everything about the woman, the cut of her short, wispy, strawberry-blonde hair, the flowery dress that snuggled close to curves he couldn't help noticing, the energetic wave of slender hands when she talked with Lucy, all suggested an impulsive pixie who liked rocking the boat. He didn't like his boat rocked.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Susan is an award winning, multi-published traditional and Indie author. Her debut novel, Oops…We’re Married? was a Reader’s Choice nominee and Holt Medallion Finalist. She describes herself first and foremost as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, dreamer, and novelist. An ardent student of human nature who loves ancient history and myth, she didn't grow up planning to be a writer. That didn’t come until much later, after her first publication – a little known article for Listen Magazine titled, Jessie’s Choice.

Other things you should know: Susan is the oldest child of a military family. She’s traveled to many places over the years, but has never been to Ireland, Paris, or Crete, an omission she hopes to someday correct. Her favorite places in the world are New York City, Sedona (Arizona), Ouray (Colorado), and Bath (England). And she believes the best things in life come in unexpected packages. She writes whenever she can. In between she works as a Registered Nurse, reads, gardens, takes lots of photos, travels whenever the opportunity arises, and remodels her house. She LOVES dragons. Currently she’s working on the next novel in her Dragonkind Chronicles, and dreaming up a new contemporary romance.



My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My teeth hurt so much!! This is such a sweet, sweet novella.
Yes it's short, but the Author was able to give us a full story. The characters, scenes, dialogues and plot are well developed.
Seriously, both main characters, Alice and Zach, are perfect for each other, and it's going to take only a couple of day for they to realize, that maybe there's a happily ever after for them?

Highly recommended for any kind of reader

*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*


 $10 Amazon or B/N GC 


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Julia, thanks for having me. I see you're almost three-quarters of the way to reaching your goal of reading 100 books. I wish I could read more, so I'm enjoying your success vicariously :)

    2. Hahahaha, Susan! I still have like 50+ books, this year it's going to be very successful. Thank you for letting me be part of your Blog Tour. Love, Julia

  2. Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?

    1. Hi Mai! Thanks for stopping by

    2. Hi Mai...sadly, no :) but I write at the kitchen table..for now. I work from home, so The Day Job takes up the office. I do have a 27in monitor, given to me by Mr. L. And I have a tendency to have a stack of To-Do lists on scratch paper littering the keyboard :)

  3. Sounds like a great book! Thank you for the post

    1. Hi Betty! It's a Wonderful book. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I really enjoyed the excerpt! I am looking forward to learning more about the book! Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  5. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  6. I think that it's cute being called a pixie, and your description makes it believable, but the cover picture isn't what I envisioned. The blurb made me want to read the book. :) Thanks for the giveaway.