Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: CKF Enterprises
Number of pages: 280
Word Count: 61,000
Cover Artist: Carol Webb
She woke up one morning on a Mississippi riverboat casino with a huge headache and no clue to who she was.
With the help of new friends she rebuilt her life. Now, nearly two years later, a tall dark man with killer good looks comes after her. A bounty hunter, who claims she killed her father then ran out on her bail. She says he’s got the wrong woman. He says she’s guilty as sin. One of them is right . . .
Suddenly so many people are after her, she can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys. But one thing she can do is KNOW WHEN TO RUN.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Award-winning, bestselling author Connie Flynn writes both long and short fiction and is published in multiple genres, including paranormal romance, romantic comedy, mystery and suspense and contemporary fantasy/sci-fi. She lives in Arizona on a lush green park where she walks her dog and escapes from the hot desert sun. Her latest release is the twists-and-turns romantic suspense, KNOW WHEN TO RUN.
Why does my heart skip this crazy beat?
For I know, it will reach defeat
Tell me why, tell me why?
Why do fools fall in love?
Songwriters Frankie Lymon and Morris Levy recorded this song in1956 and a couple of movies have been made about this subject. But fifty-plus years later we still haven’t figured out the answer.
It is called ‘falling in love’ for a reason. It seems beyond our control, often comes at the wrong time and, people say, sometimes happens with a totally unsuitable person. ‘Love’ researchers try to come up with ‘rules of attraction,’ but no one has yet defined what makes us think ‘this is the one.’ Here are five of their conclusions.
1. A Woman’s Measurements
Much as we women hate this, there’s no doubt that men pursue young and beautiful women even when she is clearly out of their league. This conclusion says men are attracted by the waist to hip ratio, seeking women whose waists are significantly narrower than their hips. Apparently this is a signal that she is in good health and will produce strong babies, but I’m pretty sure that isn’t a conscious calculation. Have you ever heard a man at a bar turn to his buddy and say, “Wow, take a look at that waist-to-hip ratio.”
2. A Symmetrical Face
Before you start grumbling to your friends that men are soooo shallow, ask yourself if you turn away men whose faces are unbalanced –The smile is too crooked, one eye is bigger than than the other, the nose is slightly off center. Could your current partner’s evenly spaced eyes be what made you all starry-eyed? An Australian study found that, women tend to prefer male faces that are symmetrical. It’s a survival of the fittest thing,” One researcher says, “We subconsciously look at their face and say, ‘That’s a great face–our kids are going to look awesome!”
3. Chivalry Isn’t Dead
If you put others first, you’re in luck. It’s likely you’ll have a greater chance at a satisfying, healthy relationship. This one is almost a given. The more understanding and caring partners are to each other, the better their partnership will be. Moreover, these traits create an atmosphere of trust which leaves room for safely falling head over heels.
4. Your Neighborhood and Politics
Geographically undesirable may refer to something more than distance. It could be that cultural values vary more than we think. The same with political differences. More than daily habits and even religions belief, our political leanings reveal our core values. Long term relationships may be strained by such fundamental differences in the way each person views life.
5. Your Genes
An Italian study found that people with certain relationship styles were most likely to carry specific biological markers in their brains. Does this mean that biology plays a factor in romantic attractions. Possibly, but falling love does not seem to be predictable. No one has been able to quantify emotions and the human heart.
This study does tell us a few things, though. It seems we fall in love with people who are nice to us and share our backgrounds and our values. No surprise. But looking again, is it possible that falling in love is mostly motivated by survival of the species? Does everyone instinctively seek the partner that will produce the strongest offspring.
So what do you think? Has the question been answered? Leave a comment with your opinion about what triggers heart-pounding love. This also lets you enter the tour giveaway for prizes that include copies of my books and gift cards, Come back on Valentine’s Day to enter into the mystery prize drawing. The more times you enter, the more chances you earn to win.