Friday, September 28, 2018


Today we have the blog tour for FORTUNATE ENCOUNTERS by Caterina Passarelli, a first in the new Signs Series!


Sitting at the wrong table turned my life upside down. I was supposed to be on a date with one man but made a huge mistake—a mistake I keep bumping into all over New York City. Clark Chambers is arrogant, straightforward, devastatingly handsome, and takes what he wants. And right now his sight is set on me. But he only wants friends with benefits. And I’d rather eat dirt than agree to that. After an “enough is enough” moment, I turn to the Universe for help & ask for a special sign. And it’s just my luck … looks like rabbits & romance really do mix! 

The blurb for this book had me smiling and piqued my curiosity. I've read, and enjoyed, this Author before so I didn't hesitate when the opportunity to read this book presented itself. This book had me laughing and sighing and I enjoyed it overall.

Juliette's misfortune with men made me chuckle. Once upon a time I dealt with the world of online dating so I knew her struggle. I thought she was smart and fun; the type of character I could be friends with. I was really pulling for her to find her HEA.

Clark rubbed me the wrong way initially. I don't know how to pinpoint it but there was something that just held me back from him a bit. I did wind up liking him, but it took me a bit longer to connect than I expected.

I did believe in the attraction between Juliette and Clark. I thought they connected well, even when they thought they wanted different things. I liked seeing what they brought out in each other.

I thought the plot here was fresh and fun. The writing flowed well and the pacing worked just fine. This was a quick, fun read for me and I enjoyed it. I recommend this book and look forward to what this Author comes up with next.

“You give any more thought to my proposal?”

“You’ve got to be kidding me?” I ask in shock, pulling my arm out of his grasp. “We are standing at a funeral and you want to talk about … about …” I stutter.

“Sex,” Clark says. He nods in the direction of the church. “This might be a fun place to make that happen.”

“You are a pig!” I swat his chest before getting into my car, but Clark holds the door open.

“How about you give me one night?” He stares down at me from outside of the car. “I bet I can make you change your mind. And if you hate it, then you can tell me to fuck off.”

“Like a money back guarantee?” I cock my eyebrow as he smirks.

I stare ahead at my parents who are still chatting outside the church doors. My mom is going on and on about who knows what, but her lips don’t stop moving. Dad stands there letting her run the show, like usual.

A one night stand.

A fling with the bad boy.

It would kill her to find out that her proper daughter would do such a slutty thing.

“Fine. One night,” I point at him like I mean business. “You better make it good.” I reach out to grab my door with a little force, causing Clark to move to the side. “See you later. You’ll find me in the phone book.”

I don’t want to make this any easier for him. Are phonebooks still a thing? My students surely wouldn’t know what one was.

I speed off in the direction of Riverside. He’ll need to do a little work if he plans to cash in on this agreement.

* * *


Give me one night? I bet I can make you change your mind.

What the fuck did I say that for? I’ve never in my life begged a woman for anything—especially sex.

You better make it good.

I’ll show her. And the weird thing is, I want to show her. The script will be flipped soon enough, Juliette.

About Caterina Passarelli

Former TV News Producer turned Romance author, Caterina Passarelli has always had a love for words. From real-life Detroit crime to fictional love stories around the globe, she hopes to take her readers on a fast-paced adventure. Caterina is the author of five titles in multiple genres: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense. When she’s not writing about alpha males and strong, sarcastic women, she is the CEO of an online fitness coaching company. Caterina is the fur mom to her three-year-old rescue dog, Piper, who she spoils uncontrollably. She loves hearing from her readers on her Facebook page!


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