Romantic Encounters, Book 2
Date Published: December 26, 2021
Despite the odds, two poets manifest their dreams.
His recent appointment as Regius Professor has Jules Knowlton enjoying a life of leisure, one that begins with a writing retreat to stimulate his mind but ends with the unanticipated arousal of his heart. The problem? His newfound ladylove is arranged to marry someone else.
Leila Owen is a loyal and devoted daughter, one who would do anything for her family, anything except marry the suitor they’ve chosen for her. Using her poetic cunning, she schemes ways to convince her parents the man of her choice is a better match. The problem? The suitor is nothing if not perfect.
This is the love story of Jules and Leila, two poets who playact through life’s charade.
From second chance romances to mistaken identities, experience A Touch of Romance in this collection of one short novel and twelve bonus flash fiction pieces.
Other Books in the Romantic Encounters series:
Romantic Encounters, Book 1
Published: July 2020
With quills and fantasies, they write their future.
Percival Randall lives an uncomplicated life of luxury, as he likes it. Not even an ultimatum requiring marriage can tip the scales. A conniving young lady who compromises his name to force a betrothal, however, is an impediment to happiness Percival must confront.
Abigail Walsley dreams of publishing novels rather than marrying dashing heroes. An unexpected proposal and a subsequent Banbury tale tumble her into a betrothal with a man she has never met. Following her dreams proves a challenge with a marriage of inconvenience on the horizon.
This is the love story of Percival and Abigail, two dreamers who write their love story one scene at a time.
From second chance romances to mistaken identities, experience A Dash of Romance in this collection of one short novel and fourteen bonus flash fiction pieces.
Her name resonated in a deep voice; the sound more akin to the reverberation of a gong than spoken word. A thrill tickled down her spine.
Eyes forward, she met the gaze of her partner.
If her shoulders sagged with disappointment, she hoped no one noticed. The gentleman who held the bit of paper with her name was a tidy sort of man. Average height, average build, short-cropped brown hair, staid expression, and, oh goodness, spectacles perched on the bridge of his nose. He was exactly the sort of gentleman she might expect to find at a writers’ retreat.
Leila sighed. It would be a long afternoon.
He took his counterpart’s measure. Her countenance spoke of someone who would rather be anywhere except by his side. The subtle assessment he made of her person was for scholarly purposes.
The length of her eyelashes suggested she was, how should he say, flighty. The straightness of her nose implied a confidence bordering on conceit. The fullness of her lips invited untoward attention. By a connoisseur of women, she would be considered a stunning beauty with her soulful brown eyes, sleek ebony hair, and bronze skin denoting a South Asian heritage, but all Jules recognized was the arrogance of her carriage. She would not be his preferred partner for a treasure hunt.
He sighed. It would be a long afternoon.
About the Author
By day, Paullett is a university professor, teaching argumentation, composition & rhetoric, technical/business writing, creative writing, and literature. She enjoys spending time in the places that inspire her stories. While some travel is for work, most travel is for story research to get a sense of the land, the culture, the people, and the history.
As an ovarian cancer survivor, she takes pleasure in every moment. Her hobbies beyond writing include butterfly and pollinator gardening, orchid rescuing, exotic plant collecting, classic car showing, drag racing, motorbike cruising, powerlifting & bodybuilding, music performing, and feathered and furry children raising.