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Story of Us
Jody Holford



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Love Unexpected

March 2019
On Sale: March 18, 2019
Featuring: Sophie Strombi; Declan James
ISBN: 1640638288
EAN: 9781640638280
Kindle: B07P3VH839
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Also by Jody Holford:
Story of Us, March 2019
Deadly News, November 2018
Never Expected You, October 2018
Never Expected You, September 2018


Thanks so much for having me here on Fresh Fiction. Iím a huge fan of your site. Iím excited to be celebrating the release of my book, Story of Us. In the book, Sophia Strombi is the younger sister of a lifelong friend of Declan James. That isnít the only thing thatís supposed to keep her off limits for his heart; he also hires her to be the manager of his pub, On Dec. With a background in marketing and promotion, Sophia is eager to bring in new business for the local establishment. One of her ideas is to bring in a speed dating company. I thought, for this post, it might be fun to have both of my main characters answer a Ďspeed datingí questionnaire.

Iíve selected ten questions from an online questionnaire that Iíll put below and answer in character for each of the questions. Letís see how well suited they are after the fact!

Sophie Strombi

1. What makes you happy/sad/angry? Creating a really successful marketing campaign makes me happy professionally. Personally, being with my family and just sitting back and watching them all interact with each other brings me a sense of happiness. It makes me sad when I feel like Iíve let people down and it makes me angry when people try to make my decisions for me.

2. Where are you from originally? I was born and raised in Brockton Point, Maine. I left when I was eighteen to find bigger and better but now Iím home to stay.

3. What kind of music do you like? Iím pretty flexible. I enjoy listening to an eclectic mix of rock, folk, pop, and country. I guess it depends on the activity. If Iím working out or cleaning, I need something high energy.

4. What song best sums you up? That is a tough question! Iím going with Brown Eyed Girl. It fits and itís a happy song.

5. What would be your ideal holiday destination? Iíd love to go to Hawaii. The beaches look incredible.

6. What's the most reckless thing you've ever done? Leaving home at 18 without a solid plan of where I was going and how I was going to get there.

7. What makes you laugh? My nieces and nephews.

8. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Well, I had my chance to choose and here I am, back in Brockton. So I guess, right here.

9. Exploring or lazing on the beach? Can I say both?

10. DIY or call an expert? If I can handle it, I will. Iím not opposed to an expert if itís outside my abilities.

Declan James

1. What makes you happy/sad/angry? My friends and my godson make me happy. I donít think Iíve been sad a lot but when someone else is hurting, I guess. Iím pretty even-keeled so itíd be the same answer for anger.

2. Where are you from originally? Right here in Brockton Point.

3. What kind of music do you like? My preference would be classic rock but Iíve had some musical acts playing at my pub that have pushed me into some other genres like country.

4. What song best sums you up? Wow. Great question. Iím going to go with one that I have on repeat lately. Burning Man.

5. What would be your ideal holiday destination? Anywhere hot with nice beaches.

6. What's the most reckless thing you've ever done? Ha. Iím not sharing that.

7. What makes you laugh? My friends. My customers. Youtube.

8. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Iím exactly where I want to be.

9. Exploring or lazing on the beach? A little bit of both.

10. DIY or call an expert? Expert once I realize I canít DIY.

Hope you enjoyed their answers. Give it a try with your significant other and see how well you match. ;-)†

STORY OF US by Jody Holford

Love Unexpected

Story of Us

Declan James has been Brockton Pointís most ineligible bachelorĖĖ happy with his short-term relationships and focusing on his business. But now that his closest friends have found their happily-ever-afters, he canít help but wonder what that might be like. And then Sophia Strombi shows up on his doorstep.

Sophiaís life isĖĖwell thereís no other word for itĖĖa mess. Sheís grateful to have some work at her brotherís best friendís bar, and a place to stay. Since sheís working hard to get her life back on track, sheís desperately trying to ignore the fact her boss makes her heart pound in a good way. WaitĖĖno. Thatís not good at all.

Besides, she has a huge secret sheís keeping from everyoneĖĖone thatís a life-changer.

Romance Contemporary [Entangled: Amara, On Sale: March 18, 2019, e-Book, ISBN: 9781640638280 / ]

About Jody Holford

Jody Holford lives in British Columbia with her family. She's a huge fan of Rainbow Rowell and Nora Roberts. She's unintentionally funny and rarely on time for anything. She writes multiple genres but her favorite is romance.

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