One of my favorite authors released a new book today. BEAUTIFUL MESSY LOVE by the gorgeous Tess Woods is available for YOU to purchase NOW. And you really should. Rumor had it that a character bears my name so I did some digging while writing this post and found a sample. I laughed so hard and can’t wait to have the ebook on my Kindle so I can find other ways Tess took a run at the spelling of my name. HA!!! Read the sample below then go one-click the book so you can find out too!! Tess, you beauty, happy release day, I completely adore you, and I can’t wait to meet you next year!

New Release | Tess Woods – Beautiful Messy LoveBeautiful Messy Love by Tess Woods
Published by HarperCollins Australia on July 24, 2017
Genres: Commercial Women's Fiction
Pages: 416

What happens when love and loyalty collide?

When football star Nick Harding hobbles into the Black Salt Cafe the morning after the night before, he is served by Anna, a waitress with haunted-looking eyes and no interest in footballers, famous or otherwise. Nick is instantly drawn to this exotic, intelligent girl. But a relationship between them risks shame for her conservative refugee family and backlash for Nick that could ruin his career.

Meanwhile, Nick's sister, Lily, is struggling to finish her medical degree. When she meets Toby, it seems that for the first time she is following her heart, not the expectations of others. Yet what starts out as a passionate affair with a man still grieving after his wife's death slips quickly into dangerous dependency.

Scarred by tragedy each in their own way, these warm, hopeful couples must overcome prejudice and heartbreak to prove just how much they will give for beautiful messy love.

A gorgeous, hard-hitting novel that touches on celebrity, asylum, cultural integration and family tragedy, this is a book with heart and soul.


About Tess Woods

Tess Woods is a physiotherapist who lives in Perth, Australia with one husband, two children, one dog and one cat who rules over all of them. Her first novel, Love at First Flight, released by HarperCollins in April 2015, received worldwide critical acclaim, hit the best-seller charts in Australia, and was voted Book of the Year in the AusRom Today Reader’s Choice Awards 2015 where Tess was also top ten nominated as Best New Author. Love at First Flight was the first HarperCollins Australia digital book to be given a print release in August 2016. It went to reprint and went to number one on the Booktopia charts – both pre-release.  Tess’s short story, Destiny in a Day, released in the anthologyHot Stuff: Surfing Love is set in beautiful Cornwall, where she dreams of living one day and Tess is currently working on her second full-length novel, Beautiful Messy Love. When she isn’t working or being a personal assistant to her kids, Tess enjoys reading and all kinds of grannyish pleasures like knitting, baking, drinking tea, watching Downton Abbey and tending to the veggie patch.

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