Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Book Spotlight: The Changeup by Rhonda Shaw - $25 Amazon GC #giveaway

Rhonda Shaw is on tour showing off her release, The Changeup. She will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


Playing for keeps

After nine years of striking out in the dating department, Maddie Hamlin is throwing in the towel. But just as this mom resolves to remain single, she meets sweet and sexy pitching phenom Chase Patton at a family dinner. He’s perfect for her and aside from the fact he’s only twenty-two.

Chase knows he should be focusing on his rookie year with the Detroit Rockets, but he can’t stop thinking about Maddie. He doesn’t care that the beautiful school counselor is twelve years older, and he’s already lost his heart to her adorable daughter. When an incredible date leads to an incredible night of passion, he knows he never wants to let her go.

But dating in the media spotlight is a whole new ball game. Maddie quickly discovers that not everyone accepts their unconventional relationship and that finding love may mean losing everything else…


Maddie felt herself blush fiercely at the lingering look he gave her, but she remained where she stood and watched as he walked through the living room and out the front door, keeping a smile plastered on her face even though it felt as if everything was freaking out internally. When the door closed behind him, she closed her eyes as she let out the breath she’d been holding and slouched against the counter. This was a bad idea. Nothing good could come from it; in fact, the only possible outcome was one of them getting hurt. But even knowing that, she couldn’t stop herself. She couldn’t ignore the fact that he got her juices flowing without much effort.

Despite all that, it wasn’t enough. She was much older than he was. They were in two different stages of their lives; there was nothing to build on. While she was looking to lead a quiet, comfortable and peaceful life, he should be looking for excitement, thrills and new experiences—casualness versus commitment, living-it-up versus settling down.

And then there was the inevitable scrutiny of their age difference. Even if they got past it, others would comment on it. Their families would definitely have opinions on the matter and families were never ones to keep their opinions to themselves, especially ones that had people like Lenore in them, regardless of the existing awkward situation with Chase and her niece. How would they ever get past that? It wouldn’t be easy, but was it worth it?

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

After writing one mind numbing technical document after another, Rhonda Shaw decided to combine her love of writing with her love of reading romance. Born in California, but transplanted to the Midwest, Rhonda is a warm weather girl to the bone. She works in the software development industry and was a lifelong dancer until her body told her it was time to come down off her toes.  For more information about Rhonda and her books, please visit her website at

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  1. Speaking as a former MILF and cougar, I love books that follow the m/f May/December romance. It's something that's not as uncommon as ppl may think. Thx for sharing.

    1. It's interesting that you say it's not as uncommon as people may think, because I didn't think was common at all. What irritates me is how much of a fuss people kick up about it, and yet if the ages were the same with reversed sexes, it would be considered normal.

    2. Lol, well o grew up w/this scenarioas being ok: my mother is older than my father, I have two aunts older than their husbands, and quite a few female cousins who have dated younger men. But maybe that's because we have great genes: I easily pass for 15 years younger than I truly am!

  2. Thank you, Nana Prah, for hosting and thank you to everyone stopping by to learn more about THE CHANGEUP! I hope you enjoy! :)

  3. You are welcome Rhonda. I'm glad I could have you on.

  4. I liked the excerpt. Sounds like a good book.


  5. love the excerpt sounds really good denise smith

  6. Thank you Nana and Rhonda! Great give-away!

  7. I really liked the introduction. This was a well written article, and the book looks very good!

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  8. Well..... aside from the great cover ;) I loved the excerpt too! Thanks for the review! :)

  9. Thanks for the excerpt and thanks for the giveaway too.

  10. Love the cover and the excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Lovely excerpt!


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