How A Stranger Can Turn Your Life Upside Down

Author Suzan Battah delivers an intoxicating story of love, and romance, and how it can take us places we never thought we’d go.
By Suzan Battah
By Suzan Battah
Jan. 18, 2012 - PRLog -- (NEW YORK, NEW YORK) – Julia Mendoza is driven by the success of her business. Since her husband passed away, its her number one priority. In her late twenties she’s lost her belief in love and passion.  

Suddenly, life takes a sudden detour from her plan; much to the delight of her boisterous Latin American family.

Christophe Augustine is groomed to take over his father’s successful chain of luxurious hotels. He works hard, plays harder and seeks approval and recognition above all else. So when a gorgeous Latino woman changes one boring morning into an interesting game of roleplay, Chris is intrigued, and wants to get to know her more.

Fate, and a bit of scheming, brings Julia and Chris together again and they wind up sharing some unexpected ups and downs, her pushing him away, his desire for her growing stronger. Because of this relentless stranger she experiences a revival in her ability to feel safe and protected by a man. The passion between them far exceeds her expectations, more anything she’s ever known…

Guilt plagues her and she makes irrational choices, struggling with the limitations she sets for herself. What Chris doesn’t know is Julia’s heart is not free to love him back, it’s the biggest challenge they’ll both have to face.

What people are saying:  “I must express my admiration for Suzan Battah’s clear and neat writing style, her brave use of foreign languages injected in the story seamlessly…I don’t often come across multicultural romances like Suzan’s debut novel, Mad About the Boy. For me, this rich, contemporary, chick lit romance is a great read.” – Nancy Cudis, Simple Clockwork

“This was a realistic and completely sweet romance. Suzan Battah's characters came to life on the page and I absolutely loved their introduction…I was entertained and enjoyed reading long into the night to finish Julia and Christophe's story.” – Amy Stewart, A Simple Love of Reading

Awards: Mad About The Boy, placed 1st in the 2009, 16th Annual Central Ohio Fiction Writers’ “Ignite the Flame” Contest. The contest is designed to allow unpublished writers to showcase the romantic energy sparked during the first meeting of the hero and heroine.

Mad About the Boy also placed 3rd in the 2010 From the Heart Romance Writers Golden Gateway Competition – Mainstream with Strong Romantic Elements.

About the author: Suzan Battah has loved writing since her teenage years and completed a Diploma of Professional Romance Writing with the Australian College of Journalism where her first novel Mad About the Born was initially born. Mad About the Boy has won two romance writing competition awards in 2009 and 2010. Suzan also writes Young Adult Fiction.

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Title: Mad About the Boy
Author: Suzan Battah
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1466314990, 978-1466314993
Publication Date: October 2011
Pages: 302
Price: $11.50
Publisher: Suzan Battah

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