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Hi, Everybody! Please help me welcome my author friend Adrienne to my blog for the first time. Read on. This story sounds so fabulous, I've already purchased my copy! Can't wait to read it.
Also, be sure to read her author bio. Like me and many of you, she knows from personal experience what it means to start again. I'm certain this insight is reflected in her writing.
Blurb and Pre-Order Link:
The Entrepreneur's Widow
Because You Love Me Series, Book 3
While working to define herself as something other than the surviving spouse of a great man, Mariah Jones receives a life-changing offer. Which will she choose? Love, or her career?
Mariah Jones has lived a charmed life--a life of distinction and luxury. As the wife of an entrepreneur, she has enjoyed the kind of things most others only dream of. But everything screeches to a halt with her husband's untimely death. Now destitute, pregnant, and alone, Mariah must pick up the pieces and make her own way in the world for the first time. After giving birth, she lands a job working as a personal assistant for the CEO of an electronics company. In no time, she proves her worth, and her boss, John Donovan Jr., offers her an advancement opportunity most women would kill for. The only problem? She absolutely hates him. To make matters worse, Mariah's workplace rival burns with animosity and unfounded jealousy. At least, Mariah thinks it's unfounded--until her boss does the unthinkable.
John Donovan Jr. has had every aspect of his life mapped out since birth. A stint in boarding school, an Ivy League degree, and years of private tutoring culminated in him inheriting the company built by his father. As the CEO of electronics giant E², his life is about one thing--keeping his late father's company competitive. Only after Mariah Jones walks into his life does he see everything he's been missing. Working with her breathes new life into both his ambitions for his company and his yearnings for love. With conflicting needs warring inside him, John faces a serious problem. He is in love with a woman who is off limits. A woman who works for his company. An epic internal battle culminates in John doing the one thing he knows he shouldn't, and the fallout shakes the very foundation of his business and his life. All seems lost until an unexpected second chance at love gives him a reason to hope.
About Adrienne D'Nelle Ruvalcaba:
Adrienne D'nelle Ruvalcaba is from Southeast Texas. After high school, she joined the U.S. Army and served four years at Fort Campbell, KY. Following her army days, and one failed attempt at marriage, she and her two children relocated so she could enroll in the Engineering program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. While there, she completed her Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in structural analysis. Also while at SIU, she was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. This diagnosis significantly changed her life.
Since the onset of SLE, she has learned a lot about those close to her and even more about herself. After a few years of struggling to accept Lupus as part of her life, she has come to a more peaceful place and no longer lets her disease define who she is.
Adrienne has a love of writing that dates back to grade school, and she often takes solace in the many worlds she creates in her imagination. She writes women's fiction and romance, and her books are meant purely for emotional fulfillment, enjoyment, and sweet escapism. Real life is difficult enough, and she believes we all need a little break from it sometimes.
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