Romance Book

A Swan's Sweet Song
Published: by The Wild Rose Press

The air sizzles when a country music star and renowned playwright meet; but can opposites fall in love?

   The instant Sherry Valentine and Carston Hewlett meet, there’s desire and fascination in the air…but they’re complete opposites. 

   Smart-talking Sherry fought her way up from poverty to stardom as a country music singer. Now, she’s ever in the limelight, ever surrounded by clamoring fans, male admirers, and paparazzi, and her spangled cowboy boots carry her all across the country, from one brightly lit stage to the next.

  A renowned but reclusive playwright, Carston cherishes his freedom, the silence of his home in the woods, and his solitary country walks. Any long-term commitment is obviously out of the question: how about a quick and passionate fling? 

   But, when their names are linked in the scandal press, Sherry’s plans to become an actress are revealed. And the budding relationship seems doomed.

Except
   Perhaps she could avoid meeting Carston Hewlett again and circumvent disaster. Yes, she had enough on her agenda. A fling at a conference like this? That was positively banal.
    “There he is,” said Charlie, ripping into her thoughts. “On the left. You see?” 
   Of course, she saw. How could she miss him? Mighty easy on the eye, he leaned against a plaster pillar, listening to the people surrounding him. 
   “Don’t make plans,” she warned Charlie. Yet she couldn’t avoid looking in Carston’s direction again. Didn’t he look delicious in that brown silk shirt and elegant tweed jacket; how those jeans hugged his long legs. He was just the way she’d always imagined a successful playwright should be: cool, intelligent, strong, and sexy. 
    As if aware she’d been watching him, Carston turned, caught her eye. She tried forcing herself to look away. Failed. For an eternity, their gaze held. Then detaching himself from the group, he headed in her direction. 
   She commanded herself to pretend indifference, but her heart thumped a sensual jungle beat. She swallowed, tried to summon up some zen-like calm… realized she didn’t have any available. 
   Why come over anyway? They had nothing in common. Here he was, tiny inches away, his jaw a definite line, his body that tight, sinewy stretch she’d thought about too often during the night. But it was the expression in his eyes, warm and humorous, that confirmed her instinct: the immediate, deep reaction was mutual. 
   Try as hard as they could to avoid it, something would happen. It was inevitable. 
What people are saying about A Swan's Sweet Song

A Swan's Sweet Song is the story of two people who find romance later in life. The story is delightful and what it lacks in steam and sexiness it makes up for in pure entertainment. 
Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite 

Okay, I'm a sucker for love stories with mature characters, but this story really resonated with me. Culiner has a knack for intertwining believable older characters, plot, and setting, but her voice is what makes her book stand out among other contemporary romances.
 The Book Breeze

This author writes the most unique and endearing romances that revolve around older/mature characters. So, if that's what you're looking for then you need to add this author to your stalking pile... she is a wonderful writer. Chattykat

Both the writing and the story are light, funny at times, touching, and kept me turning the pages.
 Cary Morgan, Author 

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