Book Spotlight: Like the Wind by J. Bengtsson

Like the Wind
by J. Bengtsson
Release Date: April 16, 2019

About Like the Wind
When a letter from his supposedly deceased mother finds its way into his hands, life changes in an instant for international pop star Bodhi Beckett. 

Reeling from the deception of those closest to him, Bodhi spirals out of control and is sent to a secluded mansion in the coastal mountains of Southern California for some rest and relaxation. But the retreat proves to be anything but relaxing when a raging wildfire sets the landscape around him ablaze. 

While escaping the flames, Bodhi rescues Breeze, a quirky, pet-loving woman, and together the two fight their way to safety. 

In the aftermath of the fire, Bodhi and Breeze hit the road to uncover the truth about his family. What neither of them expected is to forge a powerful connection that will change their lives forever…but can it survive the real world, or will it disappear like the wind? 

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An Excerpt from Like the Wind
Her laughter was contagious, and I was willing to catch her disease. I wanted so much more from her than just a quick lay. I could have that anytime. But this feeling of being close to someone who knew how to turn the light on inside me even during a blackout—I owed it to myself to see where it might go.

I was convinced Alexander Easton, the person I was born to be, would’ve taken a chance on a girl like Breeze. And so would I. 

Better late than never. 

Closing the final inches between us, my lips hovered unwaveringly close to hers. 

Breeze accepted the invitation, leaning into me, a response I hadn’t expected but welcomed with the wonder of a small boy sampling his first piece of candy. 

Was this what people meant by chemistry?

I gently stroked the baby soft skin of her cheeks, not sure if I’d ever felt something so inviting. And when my fingers sank into her hair, Breeze gripped the back of my neck and pulled me in. My lips crashed into hers, my whole body sizzling as the current pulsed between us, every nerve in my body firing in rapid succession. If this was how a kiss was supposed to feel, then clearly I’d been doing it wrong all these years.

A seductive little moan parted her lips and, as she tipped back, the radiant glow of her hair created a halo, prompting me to lose all perspective. I was officially her slave, willing to do whatever it took to keep this feeling alive forever. 

I made another go at her mouth, and she yielded, our tongues jockeying furiously for position. For dominance. 

This feeling. This connection. This is what I’d been searching a lifetime to find.

About J. Bengtsson
A professional stay-at-home-mom for twenty-one years, Jill started her writing career in 2016 after reading a really bad rockstar romance. Although she had no previous writing experience and no desire to become an author, Jill was convinced she could write a better story.

And so began Cake: A Love Story. She wrote the novel for fun and added every single thing she’d ever wanted to read in a romance. Embarrassed by her newfound hobby, Jill kept her writing a secret from her family.

When the story was complete, she turned to Amazon to get the feedback she desired. Not thinking the book would ever sell, Jill planned to pull Cake off Amazon once it got a review or two but that never happened because, within a week of its release, Cake began to climb up the bestseller charts. Not only was Jill shocked by Cake’s success but now she had a whole new burgeoning career on her hands… and some explaining to do. Needless to say, the news of Jill’s secret book baby came as a complete shock to her husband and three children.

Jill is now a full-time writer.

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