Friday, February 13, 2015

First Fight Friday: A Moment to Love (A Whistle Stop Romance, book 1) by Jennifer Faye

Goats solve their differences head-on. They don’t give the silent treatment or yell, they butt heads, and then it’s over.

Cowboy Marvin has learned humans resolve issues differently especially those romantically involved. His curiosity sparked, he has invited authors to stop by on Fridays and share the first fight from one of their books.


Jennifer Faye

     is here for ...

First Fight Friday 

with a scene from

A Moment to Love
Whistle Stop Romance, book 1
A brand new series launching this month!

Alexis Greer has just arrived in the small town of
Whistle Stop where anything can and most likely will happen...

Alexis has always been a little superstitious. She especially believed the adage that bad things come in threes. At last count, she'd incurred two unfortunate events. She was due for one more bit of bad luck...
and she has just approached Cord Lawson, Whistle Stop’s notorious cowboy, about purchasing a large portion of his ranch.


“Yesterday at the store you knew who I was, but you didn’t let on.” Cord’s narrowed gaze held hers. “You make me wonder what you’re really up to.”

Gone was the kind, thoughtful cowboy who’d teased Alexis about her craving for chocolate and who’d taken time out of his day to show her his impressive stallion. She narrowed her gaze in on him. She just couldn’t make up her mind about him.

She glanced away, breaking their connection. “I didn’t know who you were at first. It wasn’t until we were on the sidewalk that I heard the ghost town mentioned and put two and two together. I tried inviting you to dinner to explain things, but you shot down my offer, more than once.”

He glowered at her. “You should have said something as soon as you realized who I was.”

No matter what she said now, he’d take exception to it. He was definitely in no frame of mind to be receptive to her plans. Time to back off and let him absorb her offer. “I’m simply offering you what no one else has, the full asking price for the land.”

“And you haven’t denied that there’s something you’re hiding from me.”

She crossed her arms, not about to be bullied into an admission. She was tired of men who thought she should cave in to their demands. First, her father and then her ex-fiancĂ©. And look where that had gotten her—her father didn’t believe she was capable of running HSG without him, and her ex had had the nerve to replace her without even bothering to tell her that they were over. Well, things would be different with Cord. Of that she was certain.

She straightened her shoulders and tilted her chin upward, meeting the cowboy’s hard stare. She refused to let him intimidate her. He’d get his answers, but not like this. Past experience had taught her that sometimes the two negotiating parties needed to part company mid-negotiation. The downtime allowed common sense to settle in before they met again and tried to resolve any lingering issues. That’s exactly what was needed here—a chance for Cord to cool down.

“You need me,” she said, knowing about his financial bind. “And when you come to that conclusion, you can reach me at the motel in town. Good day, Mr. Lawson.”

Alexis lowered her sunglasses to the bridge of her nose. Without another word, she marched down the steps. She could feel Cord’s glare poking her in the back, but she refused to acknowledge him.

Had she made the right move? Or had she taken too hard of an edge with him? Was she walking away from her only opportunity to successfully complete this project? She envisioned how the news of her failure would send her father’s heart rate soaring through the roof. Her stomach churned. She’d already come too close to losing him. She’d do her best to keep it from happening again.

The knowledge that the contrary cowboy couldn’t afford to be egotistical for long gave her some peace of mind. Soon, reality would settle in, and then the stubborn Mr. Cord Lawson would be more agreeable to her terms.

And if not…she was working on a backup plan.

Copyright © Jennifer Faye


A Moment to Love by Jennifer Faye

Welcome to Whistle Stop...
where anything can and most likely will happen.

The notorious cowboy meets his match...

Cord Lawson instantly distrusted the young woman in a smart suit who'd just arrived in Whistle Stop. She was very pretty and clearly a city girl--but with memories of his failed marriage still darkening his mind, he's determined to steer clear! 

But she's sniffing around his land--land that has been in his family for generations. There was no way he'd let it go--even if the bank was threatening to foreclose, and even if selling could give Whistle Stop a new lease on life. 

Alexis Greer had one mission--close the deal on the Lawson ranch; without it, her father's land development company would go bankrupt. But the word around town is to keep clear of Cord and to stay away from his precious land.

What had happened to cause such a handsome cowboy to live such a solitary existence? 

However, determination was Lexi's middle name. She just had to keep on trying to breach Cord's barriers, to appeal somehow to his head and heart--even if it put her in danger of losing both of him. 

A Moment to Love
is available on 
Amazon ~ Amazon UK Kobo Nook iTunes

Jennifer's Bio:

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming romances. Step into the pages of exciting destinations with rugged cowboys, sexy tycoons & enchanting royalty. Jennifer has won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous awards. Now living her dream, she resides with her patient husband, amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter is off chasing her own dreams) and two spoiled cats. 

Jennifer loves to hear from readers—you can contact her via her website.

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