Book Title: Restoration
Author: Kim Loraine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
After the tragic death of the love of her life, Grace McConnell only has one constant in her life, work. When she is offered a lead architect position on a project in a small English village, she jumps at the chance to get away from her hometown full of memories. Grace quickly discovers that this change was exactly what she needed to heal her broken heart. Until she meets Drew Tensley, a man who just happens to be the spitting image of her lost love.
Drew Tensley has always been a hard worker. Dedicated to his family and community, Drew put aside his own career to take over the family business after his mother’s terminal cancer diagnosis. A decision that cost him his marriage and career. Five years later, Drew is ready to start living for himself.
At war with her own heart, Grace tries to come to terms with the motives behind her feelings for Drew while he realizes just how far he is willing to go for love.
"Well, they're paid. It's a job for them, and I think they're a little crazy." She smiled and elbowed him. "I mean, who would want to pretend to be ... English?"
"Oi, watch it, you." He wrapped his arm around her waist and pulled her to him. "I'll teach you not to be so cheeky."
Drew lowered his lips to hers in a searing kiss. His hand pressed against her lower back and pulled her to him.
"Promise," he whispered, heat in his voice.
Her heart sped up as his breath feathered across her neck. "Let's go." She wiggled away from him, a heated blush creeping up her cheeks as she noticed the few people on the street who'd stopped to watch them.
"How long until we’re somewhere private, love?"
"A few hours at least, depending on traffic."
He groaned. "I don't think I can wait that long."
She tried to hide her smile of satisfaction at his professed need. "We could always go back to the hotel. If you don't want to see our display of independence from English dominance and tyranny."
"Oh, I'll give you plenty of English dominance and tyranny. In fact, I'm reasonably sure you’re going to quite enjoy it."
The central theme in Kim’s books is self-discovery, whether that is found through taking risks, breaking down walls, or admitting mistakes. Kim likes to write characters that seem like ‘someone you actually know’, who find that love is a journey not without its challenges.
When not writing Kim spends her time with her husband, chasing around their crazy kids, exploring Japan, and binge-watching Doctor Who on Netflix.