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Synithia Williams | Valentine's Day Recipe Roundup: FOREVER STRONG + Giveaway!

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Forbidden Promises
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Jackson Falls

March 2020
On Sale: February 25, 2020
304 pages
ISBN: 1335013245
EAN: 9781335013248
Kindle: B07QW21QLS
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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Also by Synithia Williams:
Careless Whispers, March 2021
Scandalous Secrets, September 2020
Forbidden Promises, March 2020
Guarding His Heart, June 2018


Today we're joined by Synithia Williams with a delicious recipe and more information about her new contemporary romance, FORBIDDEN PROMISES. 


Forbidden Promises is a story of family secrets, lies and forbidden love. The main character, India Robidoux, is a violinist who spent years traveling with an orchestra to escape her family’s drama. She returns home for a quick visit and is roped into helping with her brother’s political campaign. Staying longer wouldn’t be a problem if she weren’t still in love with her sister’s ex-husband, Travis Strickland.

Travis owes everything to the Robidoux family and, he’d do anything for the family—his divorce could never change that. India always understood him better than anyone else. And the longer they work together on the campaign, the more torn he is. Coming between her and her sister is out of the question. But how can he let love pass him by a second time?

India and Travis grew up in the south, and though they enjoy big breakfast with all the fixings, neither of them are big on spending a lot of time in the kitchen. They would start a weekend morning with a quick and easy staple of salmon patties and grits.

Salmon Patties: (Recipe My Own, photo from

1 can salmon

1 egg

1tbsp flour

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a small skillet. Mix all ingredients together. Scoop a heaping spoonful into the skillet and press into a circular shape. Cook two minutes on each side until golden brown. Serve with grits.


COMMENT TO WIN: What's your favorite romance trope? Friends-to-lovers? Marriage of convenience? Tell us in the comments and you'll be entered to win a print copy of FORBIDDEN PROMISES. US and Canada only. Good luck! 


All of the Valentine's Day Recipe Roundups so far:

Piper J. Drake

Susan Stoker


FORBIDDEN PROMISES by Synithia Williams

Jackson Falls

Forbidden Promises

What do you do when you want the one person you can never have?

Get in and get out. That was India Robidoux’s plan for this family visit. But when her brother needs her help with his high-profile political campaign, India has no choice but to stay and face the one man she’s been running from for years—Travis, her sister’s ex-husband. One hot summer night when Travis was still free, they celebrated her birthday with whiskey and an unforgettable kiss. The memory is as strong as ever—and so are the feelings she’s tried so hard to forget.

Travis Strickland owes everything to the Robidoux family. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do for them—his divorce could never change that. Still, he has one regret. Impulsive and passionate, India always understood him better than anyone else. And the longer they work together on the campaign, the more torn he is. Coming between her and her sister is out of the question. But how can he let love pass him by a second time?

Romance [HQN, On Sale: February 25, 2020, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781335013248 / eISBN: 9781488056635]

About Synithia Williams

Synithia Williams

Synithia has loved romance novels since reading her first one at the age of 13. It was only natural she would begin penning her own soon after. It wasn’t until 2010 that she began to actively pursue her dream of becoming a published author. She completed her first novel, You Can’t Plan Love, in the fall of 2010 and sold it to Crimson Romance in 2012. Her novel Making it Real was a USA Today Happily Ever After blog 2015 Must Read Romance and A Malibu Kind of Romance a 2017 RITA finalist. When she isn’t writing, she works on water quality issues for local government while balancing the needs of her husband and two sons.





15 comments posted.

Re: Synithia Williams | Valentine's Day Recipe Roundup: FOREVER STRONG + Giveaway!

Thank you for the recipe.
I enjoy a Beauty and the Beast, wounded hero (or heroine) type
of story.
(Patricia Barraclough 1:02am February 11)

mymama used to make those salamond patties,,,my favorite is
to read about people getting second chances later in life
(Vickie Couturier 4:29pm February 11)

Friends to Lovers
Hoping to find my true love
(Terry Kirgan 6:50am February 12)

bad boy meets good girl
(Martin Bodnar 8:39am February 12)

Happy Valentine's Day! My husband loves salmon. I will give this recipe a try! My favorite trope is marriage of convenience. I love that moment when they realize they care for each other and fall in love.
(Laurie Gommermann 9:42am February 12)

Friends to Lovers
(Tracy Urschler 8:54pm February 12)

My favorite romantic trope is Second Chance Lovers.
(Alyson Widen 12:03pm February 14)

Friends to lovers.
(Melanie Rosen 12:20pm February 14)

Friends to lovers
(Blanche Nixon 2:42pm February 14)

Enemies to Lovers, conflict can be hot!
(Nancy Krueger 2:45pm February 14)

Marriage of convenience and mistaken identity stories.
(Latesha Ballard 3:18pm February 14)

I enjoy friends to lovers and second chance romances.
(Lisa Sabatini 7:12pm February 14)

I'm also a fan of second chance romances, especially with a
military hero.
(Martha Lawson 11:42pm February 14)

Love triangles!
(Teresa Warner 9:23pm February 15)

Enemies to lovers
(Lori Byrd 7:40pm February 16)

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