When it comes to romantic heroes I love those with an accent, tattoos, and who are a bit rough around the edges. In His Kind of Trouble by Terri L. Austin, Callum Hughes meets all those needs and more which you'll discover as you get to know more about him today. Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of this book, along with a quick Q&A with the delicious Callum, and to further celebrate this release make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win copies of the books in the Beauty and the Brit series too!
Hello there, my name is Callum Hughes. Though originally from the UK, I spent my life kicking around the globe, seeing new places and falling in love along the way. Mostly with vintage European sports cars, though trust me, women didn’t escape my notice. Have you ever been to Rio during Carnival? Quite an experience, to say the least. The ladies, the parties…well, decadent is one word for it.
Anyway, I’ve developed something of a reputation as a car restoration expert, but really, I just love bringing these works of art back to their former automotive glory. I take pride in my work, but I find it hard to stay in one place for long. Unless I’m obsessing over something like a ’54 Alfa Romeo B.A.T., I enjoy traveling. A lot.
But now that I’m back in Vegas, I’m finding it rather difficult to leave. Mainly because Monica Campbell lives here. I met her once before, years ago. She looked like an angel and kissed like a sinner. Who wouldn’t love that combination? But when we met up again, she was quite altered, different in every way, at least on the outside. Nevertheless, I could sense undercurrents of something uninhibited buried deep inside her, yearning to get out. Those stodgy suits and tamed curls don’t fit her at all. She’s a sex kitten, pure and simple. Therefore, it’s my goal—no, my duty—to tempt her out of this drab shell she’s donned like a shield, and encourage her to reform to her wild ways.
Every time we’re together, there’s a deep sexual tension bubbling between us. And when we touch—well, it sounds stupid—but it’s electric and a bit overwhelming. When she’s in the room, I don’t notice anything, anyone except her. Believe me, I know I sound like a tosser right now, but I can’t help it. Only she does this to me. If it weren’t so exciting, I’d be quite vexed. I like living my life with no strings, no attachments. The woman entices me to put aside my wandering ways, or at least take her with me on my jaunts through Europe and South America.
As for Monica, she likes to pretend she doesn’t notice me, but she gives herself away every time. She can hardly keep her eyes off me, and the way she stares at my tattoo, as though she wants to examine it further, feel it with her fingertips—I must admit, I find it charming. But she keeps fighting this mutual attraction. However, that doesn’t prevent her from sneaking away with me for a quick snog in a supply closet. No, she likes it when I kiss her, when I tempt her. Until she remembers she’s supposed to be a saint. I’m doing my utmost to help her forget all that.
Yet it’s when I talk about my travels that Monica becomes quiet and serious. Then she bombards me with questions about Italy and Spain and Thailand. She’s curious and clever and meant for bigger things than hiding behind a good girl persona. My goal is to make her realize that for herself. If she wants the world, I’ll give it to her. How can I possibly say no to the very complicated, beautiful Monica Campbell?
A Q&A WITH CALLUM HUGHES.....
Do you consider yourself a “bad boy”?
-I don’t know, really. Women might view me as such. I tend to leave town on the slightest whim, and I don’t like being pinned down. I do as I please, and answer to no one. At least that was my life before I became reacquainted with Monica Campbell. She certainly thinks of me as a bad boy. While she claims to disapprove of my lifestyle, I think she’s secretly intrigued.
What kind of woman would turn you into a “good guy”?
-If I loved a woman more than myself, if I became utterly devoted to her, I could probably change my ways a bit. Become more considerate and less self-serving. Monica certainly has me looking at life in a different way. She’s devoted to her family’s charity. It’s rather wonderful and inspiring to see her care about other people. And of course she’s stunning in every respect. That doesn’t hurt, does it?
What would be the hardest part of giving up your bachelor ways?-When you become committed to another person, you're expected to give up a certain amount of freedom, aren't you? You have obligations and can't take off one day, simply because it's surfing season in New Zealand. But I've found a way around that. I simply take Monica with me. She's got the travel bug, and I have a mad desire to show her the world. It works out quite nicely--as long as I give her enough time to properly pack. I learned that lesson the hard way.
Monica Campbell may have a history as a wild child, but she's changed her ways. She's respectable, responsible-and, most importantly, she's sworn off bad boys. That is, until Callum Hughes roars back into her life with his sexy British accent and killer smile.
Cal remembers every steamy moment he shared with Monica, but he barely recognizes the straight-laced woman she's become. Determined to lure Monica into letting go of her inhibitions, Cal will use every trick he knows to fire her blood and tempt her body...reminding her just how good it can feel to be bad-and his.
As a girl, Terri L. Austin thought she’d outgrow dreaming up stories and creating imaginary friends. Instead, she’s made a career of it. Now she writes steamy contemporary romance and mysteries. She met her own Prince Charming and together they live in Independence, Missouri.
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