Faith in Him by Julia Firlotte

It is a pleasure to join in the tour for the new book, Faith in Him by Julia Firlotte @juliafirlotte run by Love Books Tour @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours 

The Blurb

Adam’s deepest wounds are abandonment and betrayal. He’s spent years searching for that special someone who can fill his desolate world with love and trust. He thought he’d found her once, but instead got dragged into a dangerous criminal underworld that tore his wounds wide open and left him broken.

But as he falls in love, Adam fights back hard and fast against the darkness that surrounds him. Fidelity, bravery, and integrity become his values, and he’s sticking to them. That is until he meets Ella, the tender-hearted soul mate he’s yearned for. Now suddenly there’s more at risk than just himself.

Adam’s an all or nothing kind of guy. How far will he go to keep Ella safe? And will Ella have enough faith in him to love him anyway?

The Excerpt

Some mornings you wake up and just know that something has got to change. Not that things haven’t changed for me recently. I’ve lost my dad, finished college, moved to a new country, started a business; there’s not much more that possibly could change in my life right now, but that’s beside the point. I’m talking about things that you’ve got to change about yourself.

I was bullied as a kid by the boys that lived on our estate, so I hung out with my older sisters and Hannah from next door rather than make friends of my own. It didn’t mean I was happy, though; I didn’t want to always be treated as the baby of the family that everyone had to look after. I wanted to be that confident girl who could saunter up to those boys hanging out at the end of my street and cut them dead with just the arch of a carefully plucked eyebrow, but I wasn’t that girl back in school, and at almost twenty I’m still not that girl.

Just now was no different.

We pulled up at a petrol station on the way to the market and while Rose was re-fuelling the van, she sent me inside to pay the cashier. And he was gorgeous. Stunning eyes and a warm smile for me as I passed him the money, he could have come straight out of the pages of a Harlequin romance novel. He started the conversation with, ‘I haven’t seen you in here before, I’d have remembered you,’ and my pulse did that weird racing thing as I realised he might have been flirting.

All great, huh? Not so much.

Did I smile and reply with something cute and witty? Of course not. I blinked at him, mumbled ‘no’ and scurried out of the shop before realising I’d left my change on the counter and had to go back in again. By then I was blushing a shade of red that a London bus would be proud of.

It’s the story of my life.

When I returned to the van, I plummeted into the seat next to Hannah with a thump that gained me a concerned look, but I just stared out of the side window, desperately trying to catch the breeze on my face from the open window as we started to drive again, still lost in my thoughts.

I want what most girls want, a boyfriend who I can love and trust. Oh yeah, and a fabulous career in song writing wouldn’t go amiss, would it? But not me, I can’t even talk to a cute guy in a petrol station. What am I, still at school?

But one day, I’m going to be that confident independent girl who can stand up for herself and flirt with a cute guy.

One day.

The Author

Julia Firlotte loves writing gripping stories about strong alphas with big hearts and the heroines who fall for them. Angst and passion, trust and intrigue are fundamental to all of the love stories Julia writes, so regardless of how her characters misbehave, you’ll definitely want to keep reading about them.

Julia has been reading romance novels since she was a teenager and started writing her own in 2018. She has lots of stories in her head, but never enough time to write them all. Julia believes strongly in making her character’s worlds as real as possible and there are many character insights on her website if you’d like to learn more about them.

Julia lives in Southern England with her husband, son and daughter and their five cats and would love to meet you on social media.

4 Comments

  1. Val, thank you for being a part of the tour. Much love, Kelly x

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    • Val Penny

      My great pleasure to support the writing community.

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    • Val Penny

      It is always a pleasure to support the writing community,

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    • Val Penny

      My great pleasure!

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