Cover to Covers – Alexandrea Weis


Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 2/1/2014


After two divorces, and with middle age approaching, Tyler Moore has given up on relationships and found satisfaction in the arms of many different women. As CEO of a flourishing oil company, he is a man used to maintaining control and always keeping his emotions in check. But on a weekend business trip in Dallas, he bumps into the only woman who ever captured his cold heart, Monique Delome. A successful novelist of sweet romances, Monique is in town for a writers’ convention. Not long after their initial meeting, Tyler discovers that she has used him as the model for every alpha male she has ever written about in her books. Realizing she has never forgotten him, Tyler decides to rekindle their relationship and avidly pursues Monique. But her manager, Chris Donovan, is keeping a wary eye on Tyler’s interactions with the attractive author. Jealous of Monique’s feelings for Tyler, Chris warns the handsome oilman to stay away from his client. Ignoring her pit bull of a manger, Tyler invites Monique to dinner. Over pizza and wine an old desire is reawakened, and when they return to Monique’s hotel room, a long awaited fantasy is fulfilled.
When Tyler wakes the next morning, Monique is gone. Once before he let her walk out of his life and regretted it, but this time he vows not to make the same mistake. Putting the demands of his business on hold, he flies to her hometown of New Orleans and surprises her. Monique is furious and wants nothing to do with him, but then Tyler wears her down and their lives soon mirror the romantic stories inside her books. However, fiction veers away from real life when they begin to explore their unrelenting passion. Tyler introduces Monique to his penchant for sexual bondage and Monique eagerly embraces his games. One night when Monique turns the tables on Tyler by securing him with handcuffs to the bed, the man who thrived on control suddenly becomes the one being controlled. Unable to cope with the flurry of emotions Monique has created, Tyler returns to an old vice to help regain his control, alcohol. A heavy drinker in his youth, he had given it up when Monique had left him twenty-one years before. But her return has uncovered old wounds he thought long buried.
When she finishes her latest novel, Tyler is shocked to find that all the sexual techniques they have been enacting are depicted in the pages of her new book. When her overprotective manager, Chris, reads her novel, he blames Tyler for her change in writing styles and discloses that she could end her career if she publishes such a risqué work. With the demands of his company beginning to pull him away, and his fear of hurting Monique’s success as a writer weighing on his mind, the relationship begins to crumble. Using business as an excuse, Tyler leaves New Orleans determined to end things between them before his feelings for her destroy his well-ordered life. But his retreat is short-lived, and when he returns to Monique to make amends, he discovers that she has found solace with another.
Believing Monique has turned to Chris to soften the blow of his departure, Tyler is infuriated. Vowing to put Monique behind him, Tyler buries himself in his business and reverts to his former wicked ways with a variety of women.
But fate intervenes when the two are thrown together at a benefit in Dallas, where Tyler discovers that an engaged Monique is also pregnant. At first, he thinks the child belongs to her new fiancé, Chris Donovan, but Tyler is crushed when she tells him that he is the father. Monique refuses when he asks for another chance and once again walks out of his life.
Knowing that he will never be happy without Monique, and for the sake of his child, he tries once more to salvage their relationship. At a Dallas bookstore where she is signing her newest novel, he professes his true feelings for her. She confesses that her engagement to Chris was a shame and that she fired him as her manager. Despite everything, the spark they once shared is still there, burning bright, and they realize they would rather fail a thousand times with each other than never take another chance. With the wounds from his past healing, Tyler’s fears of committing to her have disappeared, and he vows he will make their relationship work this time. Reconciled to try once more, they are on the road to finding happiness. Tyler learns that only by letting go of fear and giving up control, can you truly belong to another. In the end, they both discover that life may not resemble a romance novel, but everyone has a shot at finding happily ever after.

Author Bio

Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Her first novel, To My Senses, introduced readers to the world of Nicci Beauvoir and garnered numerous awards and rave reviews. Her popular second Nicci Beauvoir novel, Recovery, won the Gold Medal for best romantic suspense from The Reader’s Favorite Book Awards 2011, and was named best Romantic Suspense novel by the Spring 2011 NABE Pinnacle Book Awards. Her fourth novel, Broken Wings, won best Contemporary Romance by the NABE Pinnacle Book Awards in 2012, was a Silver Medal winner in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards for Romance, as well as a finalist in the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards for Contemporary Romance for 2012. Her last novel, Acadian Waltz received honorable mention at the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards for Best Contemporary Romance and  a Gold Medal at the Feather Quill Book Awards Program for Romance. A permitted wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.



Tyler turned from the polished reception desk, unable to hide his smug grin. No matter where he went, the lust in a woman’s eyes never got old. The entire episode with the desk clerk had only reinforced his belief that it was his confidence, and not his looks, that always got a woman to give him what he wanted. He had learned long ago that his handsome face could only take him so far in life, and had made a concerted effort to take control of any situation. It was a philosophy he had incorporated into every arena of his life.

He raised his drink to his lips, but said nothing. He could feel it in his bones when a woman wanted him, and suddenly his insides were humming with excitement. But as he ran through a flurry of detailed sexual images of Monique, Tyler questioned if the actual act would live up to all of his expectations. Never before had he waited so long for a woman, and instead of adding to his desire, the idea of finally attaining what he had hoped for worried him. Would the reality of their sleeping together live up to the twenty plus years they had spent dreaming of the moment? Tyler had a sneaking suspicion that he was about to find out.


When you asked me if I ever wondered what we would be like together. I did lie to you. I used to think about it all the time.”

“Are you thinking about it now?”

She slowly nodded.

He pushed the door all the way open. “Ask me to stay.”

He held her close and closed his eyes. “I would rather fail a thousand times with you than never take the chance.”

“That’s some line, Mr. Moore,” she whispered beside him. “I might have to steal it and put it in one of my books.”

“It’s no line, Ms. Delome. It’s the truth, even if it does sound like fiction.”

“When you asked me if I ever wondered what we would be like together. I did lie to you. I used to think about it all the time.”

“Are you thinking about it now?”

She slowly nodded.

He pushed the door all the way open. “Ask me to stay.”


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