Guest author Christi Williams and a sensual Western romance

Terrific stories can evolve from discussions that authors have in writing and critique groups. My guest today, Christi Williams, confirms my thoughts with this sensual romance that takes place in a contemporary Western setting. Welcome, Christi!

Thanks, DD. Glad to have this chance to share.

A sensual western romance.

A sensual western romance.

I wrote Take a Chance on Love because the other women in my critique group were romance writers so I had to give them something they would read. Come to find out, I like writing good romance! I have great affection for my characters, which I think shows in the story. Chancie quickly grows to love Micah because I’m in love with him and I get to write her story. I like writing about characters who have to overcome all obstacles to win at love, and I enjoy delving into a modern West of mythical proportions where people are honest, trustworthy, and since I’m writing sensual romance, sexy!


Chancie and Micah are regular people dealing with the everyday problems of living. Chancie’s son Jamie hates Mom’s new boyfriend, and makes a relationship between them as difficult as possible. But I believe wholeheartedly in Happily Ever After, and strive to give readers a rewarding ending. To tell the truth, my books are really sweet old-fashioned romance spiced with sizzling sex.

Book blurb:

When Chancie de Leur meets highway patrol trooper Micah Taylor one frosty Wyoming night, instant sexual heat kindles between them. Chancie’s a lonely young widow who owns her own business and Micah is divorced, so there shouldn’t be anything holding them back. But Micah wonders if Chancie’s obvious wealth might become an issue, or the fact that she’s apparently the second woman in his life who has zero interest in ever having his baby.

Micah has no idea of the real problem between him and Chancie, until he meets her son. Ten-year-old Jamie de Leur is determined to break up his mom and her lawman, and Micah questions whether any relationship with Chancie is worth dealing with the spoiled kid she’s raising.

In a showdown over Jamie breaking the law, Micah has to decide if he wants to be Chancie’s cop—or her family man.


Excerpt from Take a Chance on Love:

“I see stars when you touch me.  Do you know that? I don’t care about the future! Right at this moment, I only care about now. Do I need to beg, Micah? I will. I have no pride left when it comes to you.”

“That’s not it, baby. You know that’s not it.” He was at the point where he wondered if this state of suspension, weeks involving only foreplay or nothing at all, hadn’t become a kind of exquisite torture to see which of them would break first.

“Have you had this particular problem with other women?” she demanded, sitting up and swiping tears from her cheeks as if she didn’t want him to know she was crying.

“You’re well aware I don’t have a physical problem, Chancie. I’m killing myself to hold back, only because of you. Because you’re so damned important to me. I don’t want to make a mistake.”

She twisted to stare at him. “Bullshit,” she spat. “This is not just about me anymore. You’re afraid.”

“You make it sound like there’s something wrong with being afraid.” Suddenly he had the urge to put his clothes on.  He lowered his hands from behind his head and sat up beside her. It didn’t feel right to be arguing with her while lying down naked, although he couldn’t have explained exactly why those circumstances made him so uncomfortable.

“You do have a problem, Micah.  And it’s called trust. You need to trust me, and trust that we’ll be stronger together than we are separately. It’s starting to look like I’m going to be changing my whole life in the next few months. I’m not scared to admit I’m afraid. But I’m going to do it anyway, because things can’t go on like they are.”

“The difference is you’re not changing your whole life just because of me.”

The sudden silence in the room was like a thunderclap. The look on her face when he said that, as if he’d slapped her, was almost his undoing. He wanted to take it back, kiss her and make it better, lay her back on the bed and make the world and all its problems go away for at least a little while.

But he didn’t. He pulled the sheet up over himself, and watched her get out of his bed and throw her clothes on, while he said and did nothing to stop her.

Christi’s author links:


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Twitter: @writerchristi


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