Welcome to the Alley Arden blog tour for Battling the Best Man, the second novel in the Harmony Falls series.
Kathy: What book do you recommend everyone should read? Do you have a comfort read?
This is a hard question, because the answer changes based on what I’m currently reading and blown away by. But a good blanket answer would be books written by Judith McNaught or Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I like to return to where it all began for me.
Kathy: What is your guilty pleasure?
Wine is my guilty pleasure. I could give up water for wine—if I could stay sober in the process.
Kathy: Favorite meal?
Pizza is probably my all-time favorite meal. The type of pizza has changed over the years from a straight-up pizzeria cheese pizza to a brick oven-baked Margherita DOC. Yum!
Kathy: If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?
I’d be an interior designer or home renovation consultant if I weren’t a writer. I love making houses beautiful. But, it would be a tossup between that and a sommelier. I’ve taken a few wine courses, and I love the science behind the beverage.
Kathy: If you could time travel, what time period would you visit?
I’d make a beeline for Tudor England. Something about that period draws me in and doesn’t let go.
Thanks so much for having me!
Kathy: You are very welcome! Thank you for chatting with us today and congratulations on the new release.
Title: Battling the Best Man by Elley Arden
A Harmony Falls Novel Book Two (can be read as a standalone)
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 182 pages
On the cusp of a brilliant Chicago medical career, Dr. Kory Flemming rarely gets vacation, but she can’t say no to maid of honor duties in her best friend’s wedding. Home town or not, being in Harmony Falls, Pennsylvania isn’t easy, especially when the only man smart enough to trump Kory’s high school academic achievements turns out to be a sexy, accomplished adult up to his old, flirtatious tricks.
Will Mitchell has been destined for success since the day he was born. After spending his formative years racking up academic honors, it was only natural for him to be named the chief operating officer of his family’s thriving company. He has it all-more or less-so when the target of his high school infatuation turns up hot and haughty at his brother’s wedding, Will decides he wants her, too.
Old conflict gives way to new attraction, taking Will and Kory by surprise, until a failed merger and family tragedy threaten both their professional goals. Can they put aside their rocky past and ignore their titillating present in order to work together to secure the future for the people they adore?
Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness.
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