Free Publicity Friday Strangers On a Train Edition

Back on Track by Donna Cummings

The month-long Strangers on a Train extravaganza continutes! Welcomt to week four of five. For my reviews of Ticket Home (Serena Bell), Tight Quarters (Samantha Hunter), and Big Boy (Ruthie Knox), click on the links. This week, it’s Donna Cummings’s turn. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to enter Donna’s giveaway!

Back on TrackBack on Track can be summed up as follows: Flirty dialog, big muscles, & plenty of wine.

Allie and Matt start out their flirtatious encounter on a Napa Valley wine tour with lies, lies, and more lies, but they both know they’re lying–it’s a flirting game–no harm will be done. Only harm is inadvertently done, because they both want more from the other than a one-off encounter with no strings attached.

Matt’s a major league baseball player who can’t go anywhere without fans and women draping themselves all over him. He’s incognito on a wine tour hoping to have some fun with a buddy before getting sent down to Tripple A for rehab. Allie knows exactly who Matt is, but she doesn’t figure it out unil she’s already flubbed a pick-up line, made a fool out herself, and gotten lost in Matt’s baby blues. By the time she figures out who is is and that he’s the pro athlete who keeps turning down her charity request for posing shirtless in her marketing firm’s calendar, she’s in too deep to come clean.

Of course, it all unravels, but after the wine tour is over, they both have a chance to realize how much truth was peppered in among the lies, the biggest truth being their undeniable attraction to each other.

This was a sweet, funny, flirty novella perfect for whiling away a couple hours this weekend.

Check out these fun lines, and enter the giveaway below for your chance to get Back on Track for free:

   “I’ve been incredibly busy with work,” Allie said defensively. “It’s not easy starting up a business. It takes every minute of my time–”
   “Slu-ump,” she continued in a singsong voice.
   “Stop that. That doesn’t qualify as a slump. I’m not sure I like that word.”
   “…slump is a better desciption that dry spell.”
   “Oh God, you’re right.”–
Kindle Location 34

   She saw the Restroom sign and ducked into the miniscule room with Matt following right behind her. There wasn’t time to think twice about her decision. She turned, and his arms were around her. He pulled her into his body, leaning against the door at the same time, and she felt his arousal and his racing heartbeat and knew there was nothing better than this moment.–Kindle Location 536

   How hasd one woman scrambled his brain like this, in less time than it took for him to finish nine innings? He needed somebody to decipher all the signals he was getting, only there wasn’t a coach on the sidelines telling him what to do.–Kindle Location 716


One lucky commenter will receive an ecopy of Back on Track. Just leave a comment below. You could answer the question: If you could take a train trip with one famous person, who would it be? OR just say hi! I love to hear from my readers, and I know Donna would love your support.

Thanks for stopping by!


About Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). A career student (aka indecisive and inquisitive bookworm), Jessi brings her love of research to her worlds and characters. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good always trumps evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
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14 Responses to Free Publicity Friday Strangers On a Train Edition

  1. Amy Raby says:

    Does the famous person have to be alive? If it can be someone from history, I’ll take a train trip with Jane Austen. Otherwise Hillary Clinton, because I think she’s awesome.

  2. First, this story sounds just like my favorite kind of light hearted fun (and I love sports romances). As for what famous person I’d want to be on a train with? Hmmm… Depends on what I plan to do on the train. If it’s a “Risky Business” moment, probably Chris Hemsworth or Tom Welling.

  3. Gotta go with my man, Chris Hemsworth 🙂 could the train please get stuck too? Great giveaway! Thanks!

  4. I have to confess I’m tempted by the idea of a train trip with Chris Hemsworth (who is STILL helplessly in love with me,) but I would love to go just about anywhere with Stephen Colbert. He makes me laugh till I cry.

  5. Mae Clair says:

    Have to pop in and add my .02, even though it’s late. First, no need to enter me in the giveaway. I’ve already read BACK ON TRACK and loved it! Of course, I’ve been a fan of Donna’s since first reading her equally exceptional LORD MIDNIGHT. As for the train trip, I wouldn’t mind spending time with Chris Hemsworth either. YUM! I also wouldn’t put up a fuss if Robert Downey Jr. was in the running or, especially, Robert Carlyle, in his Mr. Gold persona from Once Upon a Time.

  6. Wow, I wanna hang out with ALL of you! You’ve got some excellent taste in hunks to hang out with. 🙂 (And I love the idea of having the train get “stuck” for a few hours. LOL)

    Jessi, thanks again for having BACK ON TRACK on your blog — it was a treat to be featured here!

  7. If I could take a train trip with anyone, hmm, I’d have to say John Adams. It would be fascinating to talk to him about our country’s early history, and he’s a first cousin of mine way, way back. It would be cool to chat about long dead family members too. I’d love to learn all the stories that never got passed down.

    And, Donna, the book sounds very interesting. Good luck on the promo!

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