A Night to Remember
~ A Bandit Creek Romance
Bandit Creek native, Savannah Vaughn, returns to her small, picturesque hometown to help care for her ailing grandparents, and hasn’t once regretted her decisiont to leave her glamorous, fast-paced life in the Big Apple behind. After being callously dumped by her ex, Savannah throws herself into her work to forget the pain, the heartache that seems to engulf her. Savannah’s been burned so many times by love, she’s given up all hope of ever finding Mr. Right, or having a family of her own.
Then, suave, charasmatic businessman, Michael Mosely walks into the restaurant she manages, and turns her quiet, univentful life upside down!
Her new boss is a lean, muscled hottie with dashing good looks, and every time he smiles at Savannah, her knees go weak. Michael is all wrong for her. He’s a player, a master of seduction, the kind of man who breaks hearts. Or is he? Can the reformed bachelor prove to Savannah his feelings are real? Or will her fears and insecurities keep them apart?
Me, oh, my, Savannah Vaughn murmured, watching the tall, dark, sinfully handsome stranger stride through the doors of the establishment she managed. Lowering her feather duster to her side, she peered around the potted fern to get a better look at her well-dressed visitor. Savannah had a business degree from a distinguished New York university, and was a whiz at on-line Scrabble, but she couldn’t think of a single word to describe the lean, muscled specimen in the black, tailored suit, entering the Grey Rose Restaurant. Clutching a leather briefcase in one hand, and his Blackberry in the other, made him look large and in-charge, like a man of action.
Toying with her delicate, gold necklace, Savannah openly undressed him with her eyes. He was hot. Dreamy. Mouth-watering. The kind of man who made women stutter and swoon. And he was headed straight towards her!
The mid-day sun poured through the restaurant windows, casting a faint light around the chocolate brown hunk with the juicy, kissable lips. Savannah needed time to compose herself, to prepare to meet the hottie with the killer physique, but before she could wipe the googly-eyed expression off her face and do some deep breathing exercises, he was there. Standing at the podium looking all suave and debonair. He smelled clean and fresh, like he’d just stepped out of the shower. An image of him, clad in a white cotton towel, with beads of water glistening on his ripped chest, popped into Savannah’s head. Heat rushed through her, and desire infected her trembling body.
There was no one in Bandit Creek who looked like him, no one she’d ever been this attracted to, and Savannah feared before their conversation was over she was going to embarrass herself. That’s why she dug her high heel sandals into the weathered, beige carpet, and gripped the side of the wooden stand. Good, now she wouldn’t faint at his feet.
“Hi, um, good morning,” she managed, forcing the words out from between her dry lips. Hoping she looked decent, despite all the running around she’d done in the last three hours, Savannah ran a hand through her wavy, shoulder-length hair and smiled brightly. “W-Welcome to the Grey Rose Restaurant. How may I help you?”
“I’m here to see the manager.”
His deep, husky voice added to his sex appeal, made him that much more attractive. “I have a one o’clock appointment with Ms. Vaughn.”
Savannah frowned. “W-we do?”
“Yes, Ms. Vaughn we do.”
His tone was light, playful, and his broad, megawatt smile revealed straight, blinding-white teeth. Sleek, black aviator sunglasses concealed his eyes, and added to his mysterious air. He was the epitome of cool, a man an action star would take pointers from, and everything about him was a serious turn on. Savannah was a thirty-five-year-old woman, who’d travelled the world over twice, but in the stranger’s presence she became a stuttering fool in a J-Crew sundress.
“I take it you didn’t get my message.”
Savannah shook her head, and tore her gaze away from his luscious mouth. “No, I didn’t. I’ve been off for the last week, and this is my first day back to work. What was the message?”
“That I’d be arriving on the twentieth, and that I was looking forward to finally meeting you.”
“I don’t mean to be rude, but who are you?”
What Readers and Reviewers are saying:
Romance In Color (4++Stars)
The phrase “opposites attract” is true in this situation. The storyline is excellent, the pace is on point and the plot connects very well to the characters. It definitely keep you turning pages, anxious to see what’s going to happen next. The love scenes come toward the end and add fuel to the fire. The secondary characters bring the energy needed to keep the story flowing. Rashawn’s family is energetic; they definitely come from a different background and I could relate to their story. Yasmin’s family is articulate, educated, and caring; I enjoyed all of them.
I commend Ms. Yaye on an excellent read. LOVE T.K.O is a must read.
Amazon Reviewer, (5 Stars):
LOVE T.K.O is a refreshing novel that reminds us of what love is really about. Pamela Yaye does it again bringing two individuals from different world into a blissful relationship.
Dr Yasmin Ohaji is a South African beauty who is a popular marriage therapist who has worked herself into a place that romance does not fit into her life but when she meets Rashawn Bishop after he came to her rescue she finds herself fighting the temptations that he presents. Pamela Yaye had me rooting for Rashawn from the beginning of the book as well as wanting to see Yasmin happy. She brings back the idea of what a relationship should really be about and how a man should treat a woman. LOVE T.K.O is definitely one of my top reads this year.
The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (4 Stars):
Pamela Yaye steps out of the box with the characters of LOVE T. K. O. She shows us without communication the knock out is inevitable. With communication one can stand toe to toe, complete the entire ten rounds with both opponents coming out victoriously.
While reading, I was yelling, and pulling for Yasmin and Rashawn because I could feel the chemistry between them the minute he stepped in front of her on page twelve. LOVE T. K. O. is one of my top twenty reads for the year.
HER KIND OF MAN
Romantic Times (4 ½ Stars):
Her Kind of Man (4.5) is well written, perfectly paced and contains characters that are real and likable. With just the right dose of humour and drama, Pamela Yaye's story compels from beginning to end. First-grade teacher Makayla Stevens is having a hard time dealing with 5-year-old terror Terrance Blake, and his high-strung mother is too much for her. Enter the boy's sexy uncle, Kenyon Blake, who Makayla has had a crush on since she was an overweight teenager. Kenyon is strongly attracted to Makayla, and concerned about his nephew. He works overtime to get them both past their fears and reticence about relationships.
SisterFriendBookClub (4 Sistah Hugs):
Wickedly naughty, erotic, hot, passionate, and juicy to the very last drop! For the hopelessly romantic, this book is for you. In this tale, a love affair emerges between two people who could not be more different. Her Kind of Man touches on a very sensitive subject: self-image. The main character, Makayla Stevens, was overweight during her teen years, and although she was a knockout by the time she met her prince charming, she still battled with some self-image issues. I truly enjoyed reading this book, and I would highly recommend it because it was ummm..ummm…good!
THE TROUBLE WITH LUV’
Barnes and Noble Reviewer (4 Stars)
'The Trouble with Luv', is the first novel I've read by Mrs. Yaye and it was quite an enjoyable read. I enjoyed the differences between Xavier and Ebony. And I just loved the way he had that foot and mouth disease, where he kept putting his foot in his mouth, by assuming the worse of Ebony and having to apologize BIG time. It was very endearing to watch them struggle with their desire. Yet, still they waited until they both knew the time was right to make that move towards intimacy. And when it finally happened, OH, MY...talk about HOT! Xavier and Ebony were as different as night and day, and yet when they were together they complimented each other spiritually, emotionally, mentally and definitely physically. This book once it got going was a page-turner with quite a few unexpected twists and turns. Looking forward to reading more from Mrs. Yaye.
OTHER PEOPLE’S BUSINESS
PeoplewholoveGoodBooks, (5 stars)
Other People's Business by Pamela Yaye is a touching, romantic story. It will make you laugh, cry, or just sit and shake your head. Join Autumn and L.J. as they find love in an unexpected place: each other.
OTHER PEOPLE’S BUSINESS by Pamela Yaye is a beautiful love story between two people that have had their share of bad relationships. Through the turmoil, they find each other and fall in love...even with all of the obstacles they keep running into. If you enjoy good romance novels and are not too keen on the sappy kind, then this book is for you. Pamela Yaye put a few tear-jerking moments in there, but she'll also have you talking out loud, yelling "Oh No He Didn't!" at times too. I would recommend Other People's Business to anyone who loves a happy ending.