A woman ready to give up on love meets her match in a man she never expected to fall for in this heartwarming and steamy new romantic comedy by USA Today bestselling author Nicola Marsh.
For almost a decade, successful 37-year-old Samira Broderick has used her bustling LA practice as an excuse to avoid a trip home to Australia. She still resents her meddling Indian mother for arranging her marriage to a man who didn't stick around when the going got tough, but now with a new job Down Under, she's finally ready to reconnect with her. And while she's there, a hot international fling might be just what she needs to get out of her recent funk.
Aussie stuntman, Rory Radcliffe, has been hiding his stutter for years by avoiding speaking roles. When a job he can't refuse comes up as a reality show host, he knows he'll need some help for the audition: a dialect coach. But he finds himself at a loss for words when he discovers it's the same sexy woman with whom he just had a mind-blowing one-night stand...
Samira can think of many reasons why Rory is completely wrong for her: he's ten years her junior, for one, and he's not Indian--something Samira's mother would never approve of. Even if things were to get serious, there's no reason to tell her mother...is there?
Marsh (Long Way Home) delivers an enchanting interracial rom-com between a stuttering stunt man and a dialect coach in Melbourne, Australia. White stunt man Rory Radcliffe hopes to help his former speech therapist open a center for underprivileged kids, but to make a meaningful financial contribution, he'll first have to land the latest job his agent's put him up for: as the host of a reality show. To prepare for his first ever speaking audition, he's assigned to work with dialect coach Samira Broderick who also happens to be his recent one-night stand. Indian divorcee Samira refers Rory to her cousin so that she can resume her liaison with the hunk who's 10 years her junior. Samira's only in Melbourne for six months, making a long-term relationship impossible (despite what her meddling mother might say), and the no-strings-attached arrangement suits Rory just fine. Confident they're on the same page, Samira and Rory begin spending as much time together outside of the bedroom as they do between the sheets and things quickly get complicated. Marsh eschews intense drama in favor of slow-burning anticipation, drawing readers in with vivid descriptions, witty dialogue, and a fleshed out depiction of Indian family culture. The result is a winning romance.