Can't Buy Me Love by Susan May Warren ~ Book Excerpt + Giveaway

March 20, 2021



Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Can't Buy Me Love by Andrea Christenson presented by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Can't Buy Me Love

Title: Can't Buy Me Love
Series: Deep Haven Collection #2
Author: Andrea Christenson presented by Susan May Warren
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing 
Release Date: March 16, 2021
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

He can’t buy his way out of trouble this time…

Housekeeper-slash-entrepreneur Ella Bradley prides herself on being ready for anything. After all, with a father who died—and lied to her—and a stepmom and stepsister who despise her, she has no one else to depend on. But on the biggest night of her life, she’s unprepared to be trapped in an elevator with the man of her dreams. 

Wealthy prince-to-a-fortune Adrian Vassos wants nothing more than to shed his reputation as a party boy and prove that he is a savvy businessman. Even, a gentleman. But when he’s trapped with a woman who knows his reputation but not his face, he gives into the temptation to be someone else—and lies. 

When serendipity brings them together again—this time to work off community service—can their combined sentences spark a new ending? Maybe…if Adrian’s lies don’t find him out. Again. 

The magic of Deep Haven enchants in this modern-day Cinderella story.

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    If these donuts did the trick, Adrian owed Lucy Brewster down at World's Best Donuts a bouquet of

 flowers. He whistled as he strode into the municipal building his arms loaded with baked goods and his 

laptop bag across his chest. He'd picked up enough pastries for the group he was meeting this afternoon. 

At least he hoped he'd brought enough. Lucy had said there were usually four to seven people at the 

meeting. He figured a dozen of their finest glazed raise donuts should be plenty. 

    Along the hall hung a photo gallery of the town's officials. His gaze snagged on a picture of Sheriff 

Hueston and for a moment he was right back outside Ella's old house last night, under the moonlight. He 

grinned as he thought about their evening. Getting in trouble had never been so much fun. He hoped Ella 

had gotten enough of her stuff. 

    Adrian dropped a donut off with the administrative assistant who, blushing, pointed him in the 

direction of the conference room. He entered the room she'd indicated and stopped short. The bland, off-

white room held and oval table, several rolling chairs, and a small group of people deep in discussion.

    "I guess I'm a little late." He checked his watch. "Is this the planning commission?"

    A hulking man wearing a blue Deep Haven Fire Department shirt rose from the head of the table. Long 

brown hair with a dark beard, and he looked like he could snap a tree in half with his bare hands. "Not 

late at all. Come on in. We just had some other business to attend to, so we decided to meet early. I'm 

Peter Dahlquist. You must be Adrian?"

    "Hi. Yes. Nice to meet you." Adrian she the donuts on the table and shook hands with the remaining 

members of the the board. "I brought donuts."

    An older woman who had introduced herself as Ingrid Christiansen reached for one. "I never pass up a 


    "If we can't have your cookies, Ingrid, we'll have to settle for World's Best, I suppose." Nathan Decker 

helped himself. 

    "Ingrid Christiansen? Any relation to Darek up at Evergreen?"

    "You might say so. He's my oldest son." Her eyes gentled. "My husband and I used to run the resort, but 

now Darek handles most of the business.

    Adrian winked at her. "As a fellow resort owner, I can tell you he's doing a fine job. The property is well maintained, and my cabin is very comfortable."

    "Thank you. It means a lot to me to hear that."

    Peter spoke up. "Now, Adrian, why don't you tell us about these plans of yours."

COPYRIGHT: Sunrise Media Group, LLC



Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling novelist of 80 books. With more than 1.5 million books in print, she is beloved by reviewers and readers around the world. Visit Susan at

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Andrea Christenson lives in a Minneapolis, MN suburb with her husband and two daughters. When she is not busy homeschooling her girls, she loves to read anything she can get her hands on. She believes that a great loaf of artistic bread can turn a meal into a masterpiece. Andrea’s prayer is to write stories revealing God’s love.

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 Merging the creative energies of best-selling authors Susan May Warren and Lindsay Harrel, Sunrise Publishing is the matchmaker for established authors who want to build on their current success for future growth and aspiring authors looking to break out, build an audience, and hone their writing skills.


(1) winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card + 3 Can't Buy Me Love ebooks (one ebook for the winner and two to give to friends)!

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