An Unexpected Attraction by Delaney Diamond

Brenda is attracted to her friend's ex-husband, and once he decides to pursue her, she finds him very hard to resist.

An unexpected attraction

They didn’t mean to fall in love…

Brenda Morrison has known Jay Santorini for years, but he’s off limits. He’s her friend’s ex-husband, and except for one slip-up, they’ve always had a platonic relationship. But now that she’s back in Atlanta, the smoldering attraction between them is much harder to resist.

Jay has always kept a hands-off approach to Brenda, and the time they spend together starts out innocently enough, or so he pretends. Because the truth is, Jay has feelings for her, and those feelings are anything but innocent. 

Genre: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Romance / General

Language: English

Keywords: foodie romance, interracial romance

Word Count: 48000

Sales info:

This book is the third book in a six-book series that has sold almost 95,000 copies. The books are also sold as audiobooks. 

Sample text:

Twelve years ago…

“Life in Naples sounds idyllic, but aren’t you a little biased?” Brenda teased.

“My biased opinion does not make what I say any less true,” Jay informed her, keeping his eyes on the road.

Outside, rain banged against the windshield, dropping in pailfuls from the night sky. The wiper blades of the sedan launched back and forth across the glass at a frantic pace to keep up.

“I bet you didn’t know Naples is the third largest city in Italy,” he continued. A proud napoletano, he took every opportunity to speak of the historic city’s finer attributes and promote the culture to anyone who listened. “You must visit one day. There is so much to see and do. Beautiful beaches along the coast. A lot of museums, all with important collections that tell the history of our country and the region. Then there is the Royal Palace of Naples—a must-see. And of course, the food in my home city is excellent.”

“Of course,” Brenda said, poker-faced.

He chuckled. She never missed an opportunity to needle him about his Italian pride. “Trust me, we have some of the best restaurants in the entire country. And if you want to eat real pizza, good pizza, oh mio dio,” he kissed his fingertips, “you will not find better than in Naples.”

She sat angled toward him, listening attentively to his words. “You’ve convinced me, Jay. I will definitely visit one day.”

“You should go when I’m at home. I will make sure you have a good experience.” He glanced sideways at her to gauge her reaction to his suggestion.

She smiled a bit shyly, but certainly with pleasure. “Deal. I’ll go when you’re there and you can show me around.”

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