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A Guarded Love by Adelia Burke - Book Excerpt



Book Description

An unsuspecting college student is inadvertently thrust into the paparazzi spotlight when a country music star mingles at a local karaoke club. After an unexpected photo surfaces online, the power of clickbait media sends two people from different worlds on a collision course with destiny.


A break from touring proves to be anything but relaxing, as Landon Ross navigates a whirlwind of tabloid manipulation, crazed fans and heightened security protocol. Each detail of his life is carefully structured and scheduled. But the unexpected arrival of a talented local music major makes him re-evaluate everything.

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In the author's words . . .


I love plot twists and a good romance. I enjoy leading my readers down one path and surprising them with an unsuspecting turn.


In a world that's full of negativity and a huge laundry list of errands to do every day, a few moments to escape and recharge goes a long way. I hope my books make readers feel rejuvenated and ready to conquer the world, again.


Enjoy an Excerpt from

A Guarded Love

Landon turned music on his phone. He stood up and held out his hand, and asked, “Would you care to dance?”


“I would love to dance with you.”


Warmth surged through Landon’s arm. The intensity surprised him. He looked into her big blue eyes and fought the urge to kiss her. He placed his hands on the small of her back. Kristin wrapped her arms around his neck. Landon attempted to grasp reality. Kristin’s cheek touched his. Her skin felt so soft. This woman was starting to consume his thoughts.

He liked the way she felt in his arms and he liked having her body close to his. Her hair brushed the side of his face. He smelled her perfume; it reminded him of vanilla. Landon felt like he could hold her forever.

When the music ended, he kept her close. Then Kristin pulled back and looked at him. He found himself looking at her mouth. Kristin gasped softly as Landon’s head lowered toward hers. The kiss was a slow, soft lingering kiss. He knew she was unprepared for a kiss the first time around, so he leaned forward with his body flush with hers. Kristin returned the second kiss with lips parted enough that her mouth matched his perfectly. Kristin’s eyes fluttered open as the kiss ended.


“I enjoyed being with you, but I need to let you study.” He quickly kissed her on the forehead and left the room.


Kristin nodded her head. Her eyes were wide as her fingers touched her parted lips.


Landon was kicking himself. That kiss was incredible, but he shouldn’t have done that. Especially when she was vulnerable and not sure that she even liked him. He prayed he didn’t blow it completely.

End of Excerpt © Adelia Burke


Learn more by visiting the author's website. A Guarded Love has a release date of June 1, 2020.

Meet the Author


An avid reader all of her life, Adelia Burke has been involved in family history research for many years and decided to incorporate that into her writing. It makes for some interesting stories. Born in Reno, Nevada, she is married and has three married daughters and two grandchildren. Beyond writing, her interests include running, gardening, and traveling.

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A Guarded Love by Adelia Burke

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Suspense

Type: Novel

Heat Level: 1

Language Level: 1

Violence Level: 2

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