A beautiful love story: Shutter by @RhondaLaurel #romance #novella


by Rhonda Laurel

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Photographer Antonio De Soto’s life is out of focus. Everyone in his family thinks it’s time for him to settle down. He doesn’t want to be strong-armed into domesticity, even if he does feel the bachelor lifestyle is starting to wear thin. So when his friend invites him to do a pictorial on the community theater, Antonio’s prepared to do his thing and follow his normal womanizing M. O. Instead, he finds himself sparring with the resident artist, Lucy Marceloni. Lucy’s dime-store analysis of his love life—and him—leaves him angry and shaken, but it’s too close to the truth to dismiss. The quirky artist is not his type, but their passionate fights generate a deeper heat between them he can’t ignore.

Lucy wants a man who’s sensitive and intellectual, the exact opposite of Antonio De Soto. The moment she meets the handsome photographer she pegs him as arrogant and self-centered, but that doesn’t protect her from the sizzling chemistry between the two of them. Being drawn to the rogue’s charm and subtle seduction tactics is the last thing she wants. Working with him on the community theater fairytale production could prove to be more than she can handle.

Praise for Shutter

I absolutely LOVED it. I started reading this book and couldn't put it down until I finished it. A story of two people lost until they find each other. I love that both of the main characters were each flawed in their own way and as much as they were opposites, they were two halves of a whole. The author did an amazing job of telling each of their stories. This book was one that drew me in from the first couple pages. I wanted to hate Antonio but he was just a damaged soul in need of repair and Lucy was the girl I wanted to root for. It pulled at the romantic side of me and I would recommend it to everyone. A beautiful love story!

Author Bio

Rhonda Laurel is a contemporary romance writer whose two great loves are writing and landscape photography. She uses both as a vehicle to convey the complexity of the human spirit and the beauty of the world around her. Her writing career has spanned two decades but has recently gained momentum in 2012 with her debut novella Ebb Tide.

Contemporary, multicultural/interracial romance is her ‘thing’ in the form of novellas and novels, but the author also writes poetry, inspirational quotes, designs greeting cards and the occasional essay. Ebb Tide, For the Love of the Game and Masquerade was released in 2012. Shutter February 2013. Star Crossed and Memories of You are also scheduled for 2013. The author is happily building her backlist.

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