Saturday, August 6, 2016

If I Were A Betting Man

by Vaughn McMichael
from SILK STALKINGS, Material Witness #3
by Diane Vallere

***read below for your chance to win a paperback or Kindle copy of SILK STALKINGS!***

Hi, Vaughn McMichael here. You might remember me from one of Poly Monroe's other adventures. I'm the guy who found the kittens in the dumpster  in SUEDE TO REST. I'm also the son of the guy who tried to buy Poly's fabric store out from under her. You would think one of those things would outweigh the other, but as it turns out, not so much. (If I were a betting man, I would have put my money on the kittens.)

But the fact is, I'm not a betting man. I work for my dad's investment company, and that means it's my job to help people out with money. Sometimes it's approval of a loan, sometimes it's helping them invest. In the case of Poly, it was neither, because when she needed help, she didn't come to me--she went to her ex-boyfriend. (If I were a betting man, I would have put my money on me instead of him, but I'm a bit biased.) Dad taught me to assess risk and make educated decisions on behalf of other people's money. On paper, maybe Poly wasn't a good risk, but I would have helped her out anyway. 

But the problem isn't with her loan. It's with the fact that she could have come to me for help but she didn't. Does that mean she still has feelings for the other guy? Doesn't she remember how he acted when he found out about the kittens? Or that he wanted her to sell the fabric store that she inherited? Or the fact that he matches his dinner to the day of the week?

My sister Charlie thinks the whole thing is funny. She said she's never seen me stress over a woman before. I'll tell you one thing: Polyester Monroe is unlike any woman I've ever met. I were a betting man, I'd say she could be the one. So I guess it's a good thing that I'm not, right? 

***What do you think? Romance--worth the risk?  Leave a comment below and enter to win a paperback or Kindle copy of SILK STALKINGS***

80 comments:

  1. I think romance is worth the risk. If you don't try, you'll never know. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  2. Depends on who you are with. Thanks for this contest. Ninaatmyhouse(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. Great review! Yes I believe romance is worth the risk. My husband and I come Oct 10th will have our 30th Annv. and he was in England and I was here in the USA, we both live here in California now with our 2 daughters.
    Penney

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  4. Worth the risk.
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  5. Diane Vallere is one of my favorite authors. I love her Mad for Mod series the best.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  6. Of course romance is worth the risk! But sometimes getting there can be pretty funny. Thanks for the giveaway for this great series.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  7. Yes, romance is worth the risk. Thanks for the chance to win! grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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  8. Of course it's worth the risk. :-) I hope I'm allowed to enter although I live in the UK? If I am then my email is carolsmoky@gmail.com

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  9. Romance is worth the risk.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  10. Worth the risk, even though some times the risk turns out hurting us. If I win, I'd like a paperback. dbahn@iw.net

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  11. Sure it is worth the risk!
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  12. Definitely worth the risk! Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  13. Absolutely worht it under the right circumstances ! Thanks for a chance to win a kindle copy , I love e books ! kathambre@yahoo.com

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  14. Yup, I think it's totally worth the risk! Thanks for the chance to win!!!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  15. Totally!!! :-) teawithilona at gmail dot com

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  16. Exactly what I'm doing now sitting in front porch and reading. Love to be a winner. rjjrsheridan@gmail.com

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  17. Worth the risk! Thankyou for the opportunity! Jill Broussard; minishoes@msn.com

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  18. Always worth the risk! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  19. I married a man who was very romantic while we were dating and the first couple of years, and then children came along and romance went out the door. lol! But we still are together after 31 years and our love is still solid. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  20. I believe we need more romance in this world. jmhinton@psci.net

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  21. Romance is definitely work the risk to find the one you can spend the rest of your life with. This book is definitely worth reading. Thanks for this very generous giveaway. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  22. Always bet on love Vaughn! Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. You won't know unless you take the risk.
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  24. Love wins and is worth trying. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Love is enduring and worth the risk. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. Romance is well worth the risk. Thanks for the chance.
    cochrandcr@gmail.com

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  27. Don't remember much about romance. I was married for 45 years, been widowed for almost 13 years. Wasn't interested
    in finding another love after Bob passed. Enjoy reading about boy meeting girl so I guess I'm still a romantic at
    heart. thanks
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. What a fantastic sounding book! Already on my TBR list.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  29. Yes. It's worth the risk. Thanks for the chance.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  30. In this case, I think Poly ought to take a shot with Vaughn. He seems to me to be a nice guy in the first two books I have read. I am an example of romance not working for everyone, but I think Poly and Vaughn deserve a chance. annettena (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  31. Sure, anything is worth trying centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  32. I feel romance is worth the risk!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  33. Romance can be scary---but definitely worth the risk.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  34. Romance is certainly worth the risk. I have been happily married for 43 years some of it romantic some not. Risky but worth it for sure.

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  35. Romance is certainly worth the risk. I have been happily married for 43 years some of it romantic some not. Risky but worth it for sure.

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  36. I would say that romance is definitely worth the risk -- I think everyone needs some romance in their lives ~ bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  37. I totally believe in romance. It is always worth it. You never know what will happen. Thank you for the chance to win the book!!! ����

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  38. I totally think it is worth the risk...thank you for the chance to win a print book due to a disablility! ptclayton2@aol.com

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  39. Life is a risk. Go for it!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  40. I love this series so far. Can't wait to see what Poly gets into next! As for romance, I met my husband 46 years ago this October. I nearly fell down the stairs when I first saw him. I was truly blinded by romance.

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  41. It's worth the risk.
    Sjgolding@sbcglobal.net

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  42. Romance is so worth it. Met my husband on a blind date. Engaged 4 days after we met. Married 2 1/2 months later. We celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary in March. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  43. nope I don't..tried it didn't work out..only for a book character would it work out..can't wait to read this

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  44. I admit to not having a lot of experience in this area, but I believe romance is worth the risk. Thank you for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  45. Worth the risk. Love this series and can't wait to read this book. mcastor07@gmail.com

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  46. Silk stalkings sounds awesome! I guess I'd take the chance. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  47. Romance is always worth the risk. Thanks for the chance!
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  48. This is a great author and series. Can't wait to read "Silk Stalkings". Can't wait to see what Poly is up too.

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  49. This is a great author and series. Can't wait to read "Silk Stalkings". Can't wait to see what Poly is up too.

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  50. I generally don't take a risk when it comes to romance. But perhaps that's why I'm single?

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  51. I think romance is always worth the risk. You never know what will work until you try it. utaker555@gmail.com

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    1. Congratulations, Brittany! You're the winner of a copy of SILK STALKINGS (Kindle copy or paperback, your choice)!

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  52. It's worth it. Thanks for a chance.

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  53. It's worth it. Thanks for a chance.

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  54. Go for it, you never know! Pamela dot fry dot priest at gmail dot com

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  55. Of course, it is worth the risk! You never know what you might miss if you never risk Romance.

    Strgth4yu@hotmail.com

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  56. Always take a chance!

    gmllh@aol.com

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  57. Romance is worth the risk, a chance of a lifetime.... Would love a kindle copy! Thanks , Rebeccacase1919@gmail.com

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  58. Risk is the excitement of life. Go for it! Thanks for the contest! Preference would be the kindle copy if I should win. 😸

    Tennisace50(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. Romance is always worth the risk.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  60. worth the risk. paperback, I sure hope I won, I love the cover looks so fun. Georgia
    queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com thank you for the giveaway

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  61. Romance is ALWAYS worth the risk! My personal experience led to 27 years of marriage.
    kat8762@aol.com

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  62. Absolutely worth the risk. Excited about the giveaway. I'm looking for a new series. This one sounds fun. kchinetti at gmail dot com.

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  63. Romance is always worth the risk, no matter what age you are. Thanks for the chance to win the newest book in this wonderfully funny & entertaining series! doward1952@yahoo.com

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  64. Romance is always risky...sounds like a good book.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  65. Yes. Romance is worth the risk. if I had not risked calling my husband in high school we might have lost the chance to be the friends and lovers that we are.

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  66. Always worth the risk. Found my hubs when I was 39. Couldn't be happier. Kkcochran (at)hotmail (dot)com

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  67. Yes, you have to take the chance. I need to get this book.

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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  68. It is definitely worth the risk. After cruelly being separated from my first and only true love for 32 years, (the only good thing that came out of my first marriage were my 3 girls!)we have finally found each other again and are now married and still finish each other's sentences. Romance, oh yes! It is definitely worth the risk!!!

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  69. Oh yes I forgot to leave my email. Merry Northstarvance@gmail.com
    Happiness was worth the wait. Romance is the key.

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  70. You're not growing if you never step outside of your comfort zone. It's not a risk, it's a stepping stone. Would love to walk the path with you! konecny7@gmail(dot)com

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  71. Yes romance is worth the risk. If you don't take a chance and turn away from it, you can miss something wonderful.

    Suzieqbsb(at)aol(dot)com

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  72. when you've been clobbered by romance and love in the past, it can be hard to take another risk
    msoderholtz @ yahoo dot com

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  73. Yes, I think romance is worth the risk and "if I were a betting man", I'd say Vince will take that chance!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. Romance is worth the risk, you just have to learn how to pick yourself up and keep going on to the next challenge. I love this series

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  75. I think it is worth the risk when you are younger....at my age. Meh not interested..lol rosemary rosep@bayland dot net

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  76. sure, it is worth the risk -- Jo Anne Vincenti jody.714@hotmail.com

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  77. Contest is now closed. Congrats, Brittany Abbot!

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