Publisher: Everingham Press
Publication Date: November 17, 2017
BECKONED: slow-burn women’s fiction inspired by food, travel, and Jane Austen.
It was never going to be easy.
Fire and ice have nothing on Angela Holguín and Soren Lund who first met as MBA students in exciting Barcelona. But their timing was off, until Destiny put them back in the same city: London; and their passion ignited.
Now Distance has come between them with Soren in Barcelona and Angela in Los Angeles. And now that Angela has a handsome new business partner, the stakes are even higher. Things come to a head when Angela and her partner travel to Barcelona for business and it is there where she will have to decide between the opposing forces that beckon. Will Soren’s offer of life in London pull her to Europe, or will her business–and the siren song of the sea–keep her rooted to Los Angeles?
From the Author
I wrote BECKONED formany reasons, but first and foremost, I wrote it to feature the kind ofpeople I know: diverse, smart, complicated men and women. My heroinesare strong and educated, and my heroes are polite and respectful. As anavid reader, I wanted to see characters that looked like me and myfriends and reflect the world I want to see.
I also wanted to write a beautiful book. I consider BECKONED to be a modern story told in an old-fashion way with lots of metaphors and beautiful phrases, and where the sex is explicit but also elegant. Soif you are a Word Nerd like me, then you will love BECKONED!
If you choose to embark on this journey with me, you–and your tastebuds–will get to visit London, Barcelona, Bath, Los Angeles, andHonolulu. It will be a fun–and delicious–ride! There is even a recipeat the end of BECKONED, Part 1: From London with Love.
BECKONED is a single story in four parts and should be read in order. Theintimacy is steamy, but it is distributed throughout the books becauseof how Angela’s relationships change and deepen. If you are looking forSEX, it’s mostly in BECKONED, Part 3: From Los Angeles with Love. However, there are steamy bits sprinkled throughout all four parts.
Birthing BECKONED has truly been a labor of love, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Wishing you love and romance,
So, I did it again! I had to steamroll ahead and read Part 4 right away! I just had to know how Angela’s story ended! I was totally unprepared for the roller coaster of emotion!
I was already on the edge of my seat, wondering if Angela, brilliant, driven, creative MBA grad would find her happily ever after or not. On the brink of publishing her first children’s book, Angela’s publisher, mentor, and friend, Kieran, decides it would be best to travel with her back to Barcelona, where she met the love of her life Soren, Danish hunk, who is currently finishing his MBA at the Business Institute there. He believes that it will be beneficial so that he can guide the photographs Angela needs to obtain to complete her book. Angela knows disaster is waiting, and she is not wrong. I did say mention she is smart, right?!
Long distance relationships are difficult at best. I should know… been there, done that, could write the book! Throw a jealous lover and a drop-dead gorgeous mentor in the mix and wait for the nuclear meltdown!
I cried… and not a dainty, delicate cry… We are talking about a full on ugly cry, here. And not just once… two and a half times, to be exact!
As I have come to expect, Aviva’s imagery is vivid and beautifully colorful! Food descriptions are so spot-on that I drooled!
This book was everything that I expected and so much mor! The series is a slow-build into a complete explosion… the good kind! It was a stunning conclusion to Angela’s saga. I cannot wait to read Parts 5 and 6!