Jul 152015


A Fool for Love

by Susan Lute


When a gypsy caravan-style truck breaks down at Martha’s curbside, the last thing Zach Barret needs is an impulsive pixie rocking his boat. The more determined he is to stay away from the free-spirited, green-eyed nomad, the more he finds one kiss is not enough. Uncovering Alice York’s secrets in paintings of empty swings and merry-go-rounds puts a new priority in the top spot on his short list. But can he convince this stunning woman to park her truck permanently in his drive?

Excerpt :

Zach turned his attention to Alice. Unfortunately he hadn’t put his best foot forward when he’d first encountered the foxy owner of the Ford. “Where were you headed when your fuel pump gave out?”

“Longview, Washington. Got a job there.”

“What kind of job, if you don’t mind me asking?”

“I don’t mind.” She nestled her chin in the palm of her hand, the sparkle in her eyes snapping with wry humor. “I work on classic cars.”

Remembering his first sight of her, he asked, “You’re a mechanic?”

“Does that surprise you?”

The subtle scent of vanilla coming from her side of the table sent rational thought on a long hike in the opposite direction from practical reason. It was a good thing he was a grown man who had the power to stand up to steamy distractions.

“No.” The stranger his granddad and Lucy had invited to stay in their basement, who said she slept in her truck when it broke down, could be anything from a burglar to a most wanted criminal.

Stunning green eyes studied him. The punch to his gut wasn’t that unpleasant.

Everything about the woman, the cut of her short, wispy, strawberry-blonde hair, the flowery dress that snuggled close to curves he couldn’t help noticing, the energetic wave of slender hands when she talked with Lucy, all suggested an impulsive pixie who liked rocking the boat. He didn’t like his boat rocked.

AuthorPhoto_AFoolForLoveAUTHOR Bio and Links:

Susan is an award winning, multi-published traditional and Indie author. Her debut novel, Oops…We’re Married? was a Reader’s Choice nominee and Holt Medallion Finalist. She describes herself first and foremost as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, dreamer, and novelist. An ardent student of human nature who loves ancient history and myth, she didn’t grow up planning to be a writer. That didn’t come until much later, after her first publication – a little known article for Listen Magazine titled, Jessie’s Choice.


Other things you should know: Susan is the oldest child of a military family. She’s traveled to many places over the years, but has never been to Ireland, Paris, or Crete, an omission she hopes to someday correct. Her favorite places in the world are New York City, Sedona (Arizona), Ouray (Colorado), and Bath (England). And she believes the best things in life come in unexpected packages. She writes whenever she can. In between she works as a Registered Nurse, reads, gardens, takes lots of photos, travels whenever the opportunity arises, and remodels her house. She LOVES dragons. Currently she’s working on the next novel in her Dragonkind Chronicles, and dreaming up a new contemporary romance.


Website: http://susanlute.com/

Blog: http://susanlute.com/blog/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Susan-Lute/202040233153546

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1252907.Susan_Lute

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SusanLute

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fool-Love-Sellwood-Novella-Bookebook/dp/B00U3WWKXU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429460520&sr=8-1&keywords=susan+lute

BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-fool-for-love-susan-lute/1121499692?ean=9780990960737

My Review:

I liked A Fool for Love – the setting is actual Portland so that is what drew me to the book to begin with, but it is a very sweet story and I really liked it.  I liked that Alice was a free spirit and was just traveling on her own.  Then I liked that she broke down in Sellwood a cute little city outside of Portland (an area I know well).  She is a mechanic and ends up staying and working for Zach so that she can fix her car and move on. You will want to read this quick read ~ I finished it in one night I liked it so much! I am looking forward to the next book in the series.


Susan will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Make sure to follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:



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Kaisy1I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review.

  10 Responses to “Fool for Love Virtual Tour and Giveaway”

  1. Another great book of Susan’s to read. Thanks.

  2. It sounds like an enjoyable book to read during my upcoming vacation. Looking forward to it.

  3. Looks like a great story. It is going on my to read list!

  4. Thank you Kaisy for having me, and for your kind words. I love writing role reversal stories, especially when readers enjoy them too. Happy reading, Faye and Sheila 😀

  5. I too, along with the author, believe the best things in life come in unexpected packages

  6. Where do you get your inspiration to write?

    • Hi Heather 🙂 All my stories are about finding home, and usually it’s the girl – not sure why, lol, who inspires the story. Inspiration comes from anywhere, but most often in the form of characters first. The Sellwood novels are the result of a conversation in New Orleans with my fellow author, and friend, Darla Luke. We both have busy day jobs, and figure many readers do too, so we came up with the idea of novellas set in a suburb of Portland that could be read in a few hours. Alice came into my mind almost fully formed. She owned a classic Ford (Mr L and I love classic trucks). She was taught to work on them by her grandpa. She is a nomad (like my mother), and an artist (like me) at heart. The rest of the story built itself around her. And yes, you’ll find a little bit of the author in every story he/she writes 🙂

  7. What is the hardest thing about writing this book?

    • The hardest thing for me, Mai, in any novel I’m writing, is the actual sitting down and writing. Lots going on, you know? Right now I’m starting to gear up for a trip to NYC for the annual RWA (Romance Writers of America) Conference. And I have an all day book fair on Saturday. I realized this morning, no more writing will get done until I get to New York.

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