Penny pinchers and tofu and arranged marriages – OH MY!
Welcome to Melanie Koo’s world, as revealed in my second novella True To You. If you read my first book Straight To You, you’ll remember Melanie as Ashlynn’s sister-in-law. I loved her character and that of Ben Peters so much that I wanted to tell their story, too. But as most romances go, there are some hurdles Mel and Ben have to overcome first in order to find their “happily-ever-after” (aka. one traditional five foot one Chinese mother).
I had such fun writing this book and incorporating parts of my culture into it. As expected, it includes some classic Chinese stereotypes that will make you say aiya!, as well as some sibling rivalry scenarios that will make you laugh and want to go call your sister or brother.
I hope you all enjoy reading this story as much as I enjoyed writing it. Without further ado, here’s the cover reveal! (A special thanks goes to Deborah Bradseth of Tugboat Design for her fabulous work. The original picture had the girl wearing shorts, but Deborah did her magic and turned it into a skirt!)
True To You
Wanted: A man with the four C’s (Chinese, Christian, Cash and Career). Ability to cure hives a definite plus.
Melanie Koo may be a physician skilled in helping others, but the one thing she can’t fix is her own love life. That’s why her mother comes up with the perfect remedy-an arranged marriage. Being the dutiful daughter that she is, she agrees to this loveless match … until a chance meeting leads her straight to the cure for her hopeless heart.
Ben Peters is everything Melanie was not looking for in a guy, but she can’t help but be drawn to his passionate and kind nature and, not to mention, those adorable dimples. For once in her life, she considers breaking parental expectations to go after what she wants. The only thing standing in her way is a five foot one traditional Chinese mother and her scheming ways.
Now Melanie has to make the biggest decision of her life. Will she stay true to her family or will she choose to believe that true love can be colorblind?
The book is now available in both paperback and Kindle formats on Amazon.com. If you have Amazon Prime, you can borrow it for free. For a sneak peek of the first chapter, check out my True To You page on this blog (click here).
So treat yourself and grab a copy to read this weekend! And I’d appreciate you leaving a review on Amazon when you’re done to help spread the word. Thanks!!
P.S. Both Straight To You and True To You are part of the Taking Chances Series, but each book can be read as a standalone. In case you haven’t read Straight To You, you’ll have a chance to get the Kindle version on Amazon.com for FREE (I love that word!) on May 5 – May 6, 2015 in celebration of my and hubby’s 14th anniversary (and also Cinco de Mayo)! 🙂 So remember to grab your free copy on those two days and feel free to let your friends know, too. Click here for the link to Straight To You!