🌟 Please join me in welcoming author Becca Seymour to Stories That Make You Smile. Becca is celebrating the recent release of her wonderful new novel, Let Me Show You, and has stopped by to share with us ten things we really didn’t need to know about her! 😳 Pull up a chair and enjoy! 😁 🌟
Let Me Show You by Becca Seymour
Sometimes love comes along when we least expect it.
Publisher: Rainbow Tree
Cover Artist: Claire Smith
Release Date: May 18, 2019
Length: Novel / ~60k words / 202 pages
Pairing / Genre(s) / Keyword(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Comedy, Friends to Lovers, Workplace Romance, friendship, usa, small town, blue collar, construction worker, veterinarian, bullying
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When a veterinarian and a construction worker connect, it takes mishaps, mistakes, and a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Rex to show them they’re made for each other.
Dr. Carter Falon is content living a quiet life in a small town caring for his animal patients. That doesn’t mean he’s not looking for a distraction. After finding himself precariously wedged… naked and at the mercy of a drop-dead gorgeous construction worker, Carter hires his savior to renovate his home.
When Tanner Grady’s best friend and new niece needed him, he uprooted and relocated without a second thought. His life has since been centered on work and spending time with his family, but when he comes to the rescue of a cute vet, Tanner finds he’s a lot more interested in the homeowner than the house he’s renovating.
Looking at the caller ID, I greeted, “Hey, Mom.”
“Hey, baby boy.” I smiled. In my late twenties, I was far from a baby, but she’d once told me that even at fifty I’d still be her baby. “Good day?”
“Yep. Not too bad. Nothing too hectic or crazy. You?”
“A great one. Your dad’s booked a cruise for our anniversary.” Excitement lit her words. She’d been hinting at Dad for a while about a cruise. I was pleased he’d listened. It didn’t take a lot to make my mom happy; she found joy in the smallest of things, so that he’d organized it all was pretty impressive. Mom usually organized everything, so I knew him booking the vacation for them was a big deal.
“That’s terrific. Caribbean?”
She actually squealed down the line. I pulled the phone from my ear and laughed loudly. “Yes! Carter, I’m so excited.”
“Really? I’d never have guessed.”
“Oh, hush.” She spoke over me as I laughed again. “Don’t sass your mother.”
My laughter continued. “Never, Mom. You’d tan my hide. Wouldn’t dream of it.”
“I should think not. So anything new? Any dates?”
With a groan, I rubbed my face and then stepped further into the kitchen and pulled out a glass. “Mom…,” I sighed.
“What? I worry about you. You’re so far from home and are there all alone.”
I poured myself a glass of wine and took a sip. “I know you worry, but honestly, life’s good.” Admittedly it would have been nice to hook up, but one, I didn’t do casual and never had, and two, there was no way I’d tell my mom I was afraid my penis would drop off from lack of use. “There’s nothing new either, and that’s okay. I’m liking the quiet life.”
“Hmm….” That was her tell for not being convinced. “You know, I was talking to Julie last week, and her nephew’s gay.”
“Mom,” I said with laughter, “honestly, no hookups. I do not need my mom fixing me up.”
She ignored me. “Well, he lives quite far away, but maybe a week of casual—” She cleared her throat. “—sex would do you good.”
“Jesus, Mom.” I spluttered on my mouthful of wine. Grabbing a towel, I wiped my face, catching the dribble of red wine on my chin, and wiped the countertop I’d sprayed. “Stop. I don’t need you arranging anything, okay? Please tell me you’re listening.” She was quiet. “Mom,” I said louder.
“Yes, yes, I hear you.” She sighed. “Grandbabies would be nice.”
Holy crap on toast! With wide eyes, I looked at the ceiling and counted to five. I then took a big gulp of wine before saying, “Mom.”
“Yes, baby boy?”
“I have to go. I need to grab a shower. I’m expecting someone.”
“Someone to fix the house up.” I’d heard the interest in her tone, the hope in that one syllable.
“Oh.” This time her voice dropped. I hated to kill her enthusiasm, but geez, I really needed to get off the phone.
“Love you, tell Dad I love him too. And I’ll speak to you guys later. Bye, Mom.”
“Will do.” Her tone was a bit brighter. “Love you too. Bye, honey.”
I disconnected quickly and placed my phone down. My mom, yeah, she was wonderful and drove me to absolute distraction. I knew how lucky I was. Every decision I’d ever made, my parents had always had my back. They supported me unconditionally. It was just that my mom could be a little extreme at times. I laughed into the empty room. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Quickly finishing my wine, I looked at the time. I had just fifteen minutes until the contractor was due. I’d left it late to organize myself, still a little in a tizz after the conversation with my mom and the mention of babies. I glanced around the room at the disorderly mess. Every time I did so, I regretted it.
I detested chaos, and that was what the house felt like. The place was still strewn with my moving boxes, but I had yet to see the point in unpacking. Not necessarily because I planned to move, but rather, the whole house needed a lot of work, so I knew I’d have to pack my things up for any work on the house to start.
I really hoped this Tanner guy would be the person who could finally help me out. I’d had two other quotes, one local and one from out of town. Both were crazy high, and neither would be able to start for another five months or so. I was running out of options. This guy had come recommended to me by one of my clients, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up.
I sighed in defeat as I looked around. I’d have to continue ignoring it all until I finally had the place fixed up. I headed upstairs, careful to miss the couple of steps that had loose boards, and headed to the main bathroom. I had an en suite, but the shower didn’t work, so it was the pearlescent green suite I headed toward. The sickly porcelain made me shudder every time I laid eyes on it. It was clean though, so there was that.
I hopped into the shower, lathered myself up, and quickly rinsed off. That was when I heard the knock at the door. “Shoot.” I quickly turned off the taps, stepped out and grabbed a towel. In my haste to get myself together and then answer the door, the dodgy floorboard didn’t even register until my foot slammed through it, snagging my ankle and bringing me to my knees.
I yelled as I fell, and cursed. Wincing, I looked at my predicament, trying to yank my foot out as I did so. A loud groan slipped past my lips. This was no good. I was wedged, and it appeared I’d lost my towel in my fall. Just great.
☆ Guest Post ☆
10 Things You Really Didn’t Need to Know About Me
By Becca Seymour
Sometimes it’s the smallest, most insignificant, or admittedly the most tedious detail about a person that can tell you so much about them. Either that or you fall off in the midst of these existing new discoveries, never to discover the strange or unexpected. Or more likely the damn right uninteresting. Alas, whatever your take, I will share the legit “10 Things You Really Didn’t Need to Know About Me” title and run with it.
#1 – A party trick of mine is to lift my eyelids and roll my eyes so only the whites are shown. Yes, I’m special and uniquely me. I can be hired to scare young children in exchange for a bottle of wine.
#2 – I used to be in Dolly Parton’s fan club and dreamed as a kid to visit Dollywood. Alas, that dream never came true. I actually had a single ticket—yep, legit I was going by myself— to her concert in Australia a few years ago. I ended up having to sell the ticket since I visited my parents who lived in the UK at the time. I still lay the guilt on thick to my parents at every opportunity, letting them know clearly how fabulous I am to have given up my Dolly experience.
#3 – I have twin toes. I want to add on my feet, but that (I hope) is pretty obvious so I won’t. I have nothing more to add.
#4 – I once, and to be clear BY COMPLETE ACCIDENT, microwaved a gecko. I legit felt ill when I realised. My son now takes great delight in calling me a compilation of names. The Gecko Destroyer being one of his favourites.
#5 – I have OCD when it comes to lining up drink glasses in our kitchen cupboard. But only with the glass tumblers. They have to be the same design in a row and in a neat line. When my kiddo is unloading the dishwasher, he takes delight in putting them in the “wrong” place.
#6 – I am a stickler for manners and common courtesy. I’m that person who shouts out “You’re welcome” when I hold a door open for someone or move to the side for them and they don’t say thank you.
#7 – I have a small obsession with mermaids. No story, no weirdness except for an almost forty-year-old woman liking mermaids. Lol.
#8 – I don’t iron. I want to say ever, but sometimes, maybe once or twice a year, I have to dust off the iron to use it. About seven years ago we were in severe floods and lost almost everything. It took me a year to realise we no longer owned an ironing board.
#9 – Cutlery rubbing together goes through me. I shudder, and my mouth fills with saliva as though I’m going to barf. This loops us back to me being special.
#10 – I have milk-bottle-white skin. I look at the sun and it attacks me. Factor 50+ is my friend and lasts about 45 minutes. I sometimes scratch my head an wonder why I moved to Queensland, Australia.
I hope you made it to the end and can agree that your life is absolutely no better to have absorbed this joyous information about me.
Meet the Author
Becca Seymour lives and breathes all things book related. Usually with at least three books being read and two WiPs being written at the same time, life is merrily hectic. She tends to do nothing by halves so happily seeks the craziness and busyness life offers.
Living on her small property in Queensland with her human family as well as her animal family of cows, chooks, and dogs, Becca appreciates the beauty of the world around her and is a believer that love truly is love.
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