In my new political romance, Campaigning for Christopher, the book starts off with Julianne Crow, a waitress, sabotaging Christopher Winslow’s congressional campaign. When she realizes she was fed bad information, she goes to his campaign headquarters to try to make amends…
(Excerpt from Campaigning for Christopher by Katy Regnery. Used with permission. All rights reserved.)
If being called a fucking bitch wasn’t enough, Christopher Winslow actually lunged at her, and it was only because his short bald campaign manager, named Simon, jumped between them that Christopher didn’t get a piece of her.
“Fucking mercenary!” he cried, held back by two other men, who had rushed to the front of the office almost as soon as Julianne ducked through the door. “Crooked, rotten, drug-dealing whore . . .” He struggled against the men holding him. “Get off me. Get the fuck off me!”
They let go of his shoulders, stepping back but standing by, as Christopher raked both hands through his coiffed hair, messing it up, and stared at her like he wished her fates far worse than death.
“Get the hell out of my office,” he growled, his tone lethal.
And Julianne considered it. To her great shame, she considered running away. It would be so much easier, wouldn’t it? So much easier to run away than make amends.
Your eyes are like the night sky. The universe. The heavens and a million stars.
She reminded herself that he knew how to speak gently, how to smile warmly, how to touch tenderly. But most of all, she reminded herself that she deserved his rage.
She swallowed back her fear and squared her jaw. “I won’t go until you listen to me.”
“There is nothing you could say that would—”
“Listen to her, Chris!” exclaimed Simon.
“What?” demanded Christopher, his green eyes skewering Simon. “Are you fucked in the head? Why is she even in here breathing the same air I am? She sabotaged my campaign!”
“Which means she might be the only one who can help you!” yelled Simon. “Now sit the—the—fuck down.”
Hearing his priggish campaign manager curse seemed to have a mollifying effect on Christopher, and he leaned back against the reception desk behind him and crossed his arms over his chest, his nostrils flaring with hatred.
Her eyes skittered to his arms, and a quick mental image of those arms imprisoning her against the side of the winery on Saturday night made an unwanted shiver rush down her spine.
This might be easier if he wasn’t so beautiful.
And so monumentally furious.
“So?” he demanded. “Speak.”
Julianne didn’t particularly relish being spoken to like a dog, but took a deep breath and met Christopher’s steely gaze.
“We go out there and meet the press together. We say I’m your, um, your girlfriend. We say—”
“Abso-fucking-lutely not. I can’t even—”
“Chris, you need to shut up and listen,” said another man, bearing a strong resemblance to Christopher. He stepped forward and put his hand on Christopher’s shoulder with ease and familiarity.
Yes, of course. She remembered. It was the brother whose wife was newly pregnant. Her eyes flashed to the beautiful, blue-eyed white woman standing just behind him, and Julianne recognized her from Jessica and Alex English’s wedding too.
The brother looked at her with cold eyes, but nodded at her. “Go ahead, Miss . . .?”
“Miss Crow. Finish up your plan to save my brother’s campaign.”
Released: November 17th 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Winslow Brothers #4
Published by Self Published
Campaigning for Christopher is the fourth of four books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome Winslow brothers who are all on the look-out for love.
(Ummm...that's a lie. Skye, Elise and Margaret simply aren't the sort of girls that share. And frankly, with the election right around the corner, Chris doesn't have any time for love either...)
Christopher Winslow, the youngest of the four Winslow brothers, was born with a silver spoon in his privileged mouth, which has made it difficult for him to establish his credibility in the fast-approaching congressional race. Working against the clock to assure Pennsylvania voters that he is forthright, trustworthy and able has been an exhausting challenge, but Christopher's chances at beating the incumbent look good.
Julianne Crow, a plus-size model struggling to make ends meet, jumps at the chance to make a little extra cash on the side. What does she have to do? Slip something into Christopher Winslow's drink and take some very naughty pictures with him.
But Christopher is nothing like Julianne expected, and when her actions sabotage his hard-earned campaign only a month before the election, her guilt is overwhelming. She offers Christopher her help in an effort to repair the damage she's caused, but can anything change the fact that he sees her as an opportunist and a mercenary? When she starts campaigning for Christopher, he may find out there's more to her than meets the eye.
Return to the world created in the English Brothers books with this fresh foursome of scorching hot Winslow Brothers!
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