Welcome back for another BCT!  This week we have chosen an e-book novella (still FREE ).


Book 1 of 6 of The Apple Trail Novella Series 

She doesn’t want wild and raunchy, just a little spice… 

He wants commitment and long-term, not a quick roll… 

Two best friends who both want each other, but for very different reasons. 

The walls are thin in the Apple Trail Apartments. Ever since she moved in after her divorce, Stephanie has listened to her best friend next door getting busy. By the bed knocking on the wall and the gasping women, Stephanie wants to be one of those women on the other side. She just has to get the courage up to ask. 

The only woman Parker Madison ever wanted long-term was the very-married Stephanie. He’s tried finding a substitute, but there just isn’t another woman like her. Now that she's available, he just has to keep his hands to himself for a respectable length of time after her divorce. He’s planning to make a move after eight months. Stephanie takes him by surprise after three. Does he fulfill her request and risk becoming that best friend rebound guy or wait it out to better his chances for happily ever after?


Keri Ford was raised in South Arkansas on a farm surrounded by family, horses, cows, donkeys, ostriches, emus, chickens, ducks, Canada Geese, and enough dogs one would think they were a pound…and then she bought a Cosmopolitan when she was twenty-two. All it took was one excerpt of a sexy romantic suspense and her life would never be the same. Well, parts of it. She still lives on that farm.


Keri Ford


Overall, I was happy with this as a free book. I thought it started out really rough in the writing(editing etc) but after a few chapters it much improved. I am really curious to see what Ms. Ford could do in a longer book because there is some good stuff here. 

She's got a great sense of dialogue, characters and humor even if the plot was a bit boring/predictable (but hey then again aren't most romances at one point or another .... it's just a matter of how the author gets us from point A to B).

I plan on checking out another book by Ms.Ford before I completely make up mind.  For a free read, I don't think you'd be disappointed.

And don't forget to check out what my best friends had to say!

Ann@Romancing the Readers

Karen@The Many Faces of Romance

And remember our J.R. Ward contest for an e-book copy of The King is still going on. 

And next week our topic is Kidding Around. Intrigued? Check back to see what we really mean!