Anytime and Anywhere by Christine Warner

Are there certain places designated for readers. Particular spots where it’s deemed “reading time appropriate”? I don’t think so. If you are given the chance, you have to grab valuable reading time when it presents itself.

I’m one of those people who have always loved to read and usually I have a book somewhere nearby. In my purse, the passenger seat of my car, glove compartment or a handy tote. At home books cover the small table near the chair I claim as my own, on the floor inside my bedroom closest, the bookshelves in the office and to the irritation of my husband they sometimes manage to find their way to the kitchen counter (usually in a stack…lol)

Now, I admit my reading time is much more limited than it used to be, but that hasn’t broken my habit of having a paperback, hardcover or an ebook loaded on my Nook close at hand.

You just never know where an opportunity might present itself for a few quick minutes—or more—to escape between the pages of a good story.

If you think about it, we do a lot of waiting and those times we are waiting in line—at the bank, road construction areas where you don’t move for what seems like eons, the parking lot of the school while you wait for the kids, the dmv….the possibilities are endless—well these are all perfect spots to get in some reading time.

But if I’m lucky to have leisure time at home, there is no better place in nice weather than my front porch. The cool breeze brushing across my skin and curling up the edges of my pages. My dogs at my feet, the sounds of nature all around and a huge glass of ice water or tea on the table beside me. Love those days.

Or if it’s cold and we are in the midst of a Michigan winter, there is no better spot than tucked into the soft cushions of my sofa with a warm blanket wrapped around my legs and a hot cocoa or cup of coffee at my elbow!

In my latest release Two-Timing the Boss, my heroine Farah loves to read in bed beneath a big, warm comforter. I admit I’m a bit jealous of this because as soon as I try to read while reclining, I can’t keep my eyes open!  Lol And Farah’s hot hero Keller Donovan also likes some reading time while in bed, but mostly work related reports.

Below I’m sharing the blurb and a short excerpt for Two-Timing the Boss. I’d love for you to meet Farah Smith and Keller Donovan and find out some of their other quirksJ And afterward I’m asking you a question and hope you’ll leave your answer in the comments.

Farah Smith is on a mission: secure the funds for her twin sister’s surgery.  She’ll do whatever it takes to succeed.  Even if that means putting her values aside to work for a man she finds morally bankrupt.  But when the real Farah meets her new boss, she wonders if she’ll be able to resist his sexy advances long enough to help her sister.

From the blonde wig, to the stilettos strapped around her ankles, Farah’s a clone of Keller Donovan’s harem of past assistants.  She can’t believe she’s let herself be talked into the disguise, let alone working for the man planning to demolish the hospital her sister so desperately needs, but the salary he offers is the only way she’ll be able to afford her sister’s surgery.  The moment Farah meets Keller she realizes her most daunting task isn’t typing, spreadsheets or organizing travel arrangements, but fighting the growing attraction toward a man whose ruthlessness is legendary in the boardroom as well as the bedroom.

Determined not to end up in a disastrous marriage like his divorced parents, Keller believes all relationships should have a shelf life of sixth months or less.  But when he meets Farah, all bets are off.  He not only wants her to continue as his personal assistant, but his own private bed warmer.  Unfortunately, his offer of an affair doesn’t sit well with her fairytale dreams or the strangled hold gripping his heart.




These damn shoes would be the death of her.  She could read the headlines now:  Penniless P.A. Falls to her Death while on Job Interview.

Almost to her destination, with no more mishaps, her confidence surfaced.  Okay, maybe mastering this heel thing wouldn’t be such a big deal.  Her steps became light, almost bouncy.  Although she sensed Keller Donovan behind her, she didn’t let it deter her feeling of success.  She stepped onto the large black and red area rug, less than ten feet from her target.  The leather chairs.

“Oh!”  Farah’s spiky heel caught on the edge of the expensive rug.  Her legs shook and she shot her arms out from her sides, circling them like a bird about to take flight.  She fought to regain balance inside the ridiculous stilts strapped to her feet.  A brawl to the death.  Over when she looked down to see the rug coming up to kiss her face.  She threw out her hands, sucked in a breath and closed her eyes, scrunching her face as she prepared for impact.

But nothing happened.  There were stars all right, and a blazing jolt of electricity shot from her toes, up her legs, through her body and exited with the small gasp which escaped her lips.  Somehow Keller Donovan had grabbed her around the waist before she met the floor.

Heat burned her cheeks.  He may have saved her body from bruises, but her ego, and whatever confidence she’d walked in with had shattered.

“Let’s not have an accident before your health benefits kick in.”  His breath tickled her ear from behind.  Chills hugged her backbone.

His touch released an unsettling flutter in her abdomen.  She sucked in her stomach from the pressure of his strong arms wrapped around her middle, afraid to breathe.

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Thanks for learning more about Two-Timing the Boss.  Now I have a question for you… Where is your ideal place to enjoy a good story?




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19 Responses to Anytime and Anywhere by Christine Warner

  1. I’ll read anywhere. Earlier today it was at my daughter’s soccer game. Well, before the soccer game. She yells at me if I read during the game. Great excerpt! Congrats on the new release!!!!

  2. I like to read on my bed. Loved the excerpt, Christine!

  3. Great excerpt, Christine. I’m like you. Insomnia – read a couple of paragraphs and I’m asleep. I love to read curled up on the sofa with a blazing fire in the fireplace, a cup of tea at my side.

  4. I have been known to read at red traffic lights. I’ll read anywhere and everywhere, line at the bank, supermarket, wherever. I loved Two Timing the Boss. Best of luck with it!

  5. Diane Burton says:

    I can read through football & basketball games. My favorite spot is in bed. If it’s a really good book, I’ll read way too long. Love the excerpt from Two Timing the Boss.

  6. Alicia Dean says:

    Great excerpt! Congratulations on the release. Sounds wonderful. My favorite place to read is in bed, but I also read whenever I’m waiting…at a drive-through, traffic jam, doctor’s appointment, etc. Nooks are VERY handy for that because all the books are in one little compact place. However, I have four bookshelves stuffed with print books and a precariously stacked pile on my nightstand. 🙂

    • I love my Nook too, but I also love to have a print book on occasion too…and I have piles on bookshelves, closets and tables…makes me sound like a hoarder doesn’t it? lol Thanks for coming by Alicia!

  7. Love the excerpt… I read in either my coffy chair by the sliding glass door or out on the deck on my chaise lounge. But one of my favorite places is in the bath.

    Good luck, Christine!!

  8. Sheri Fredricks says:

    What a great snippet–I didn’t want it to end!! I love to read in bed, but also anyplace quiet where I can escape the world and enter “the book”.

  9. Brenda says:

    I can’t read in bed either, lol. I always fall asleep!

    Christine, I really enjoyed the excerpt.

    • Thanks Brenda…so glad you liked the excerpt 🙂 And I’m glad there’s someone else like me out there who can’t stay awake while reading in bed. No matter how good the story is, I can usually only last a page! lol

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