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Tess Delacour
Romance fiction that ignites the mind as well as the body

Contemporary romance author Tess Delacour writes fiction that will ignite your mind as well as your body.  She fell in love with the genre as a young girl after reading Pride and Prejudice.  Hooked by the ‘happily ever after', romance fiction has been a lifelong obsession.  She calls her writing ‘sexy modern romance with a dose of fun and humor’.  Tess attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for undergrad and law school, and currently resides in rural Virginia with her family and dog.

She is a member or Romance Writers of America and Virginia Romance Writers.
                                         Only Trust Your Heart
A smart girl thinks with her head, but sometimes she needs to go
with her heart instead.
Detective Zachary Jones has more secrets than a CIA spy. He
pretends to be someone he’s not to avoid a past he can never
escape. Zach moves from one woman to the next, running from
himself as much as the relationships he avoids. The closest
experience to family he’s had is the Murphys, his partner and best
friend’s family.
Doctor Megan Murphy is a sleep deprived emergency room
resident with a closet addiction to romance novels and a decade
long crush on Zach Jones. She knows her brother’s best friend
and partner can only see the sixteen-year-old girl he met for the
first time all those years ago, and Megan has given up on Zach
seeing her as anything but a kid. The all-consuming medical career
she’s chosen does not fit with her dream of a husband and
children, and she’s resigned herself to the role of doting aunt.
Sometimes a girl can’t have it all.
A threat at Megan’s hospital draws them together and he faces
what he’s known for a while but refused to acknowledge-Doctor
Murphy has grown up. Their chemistry is explosive but his secrets
threaten any chance of a relationship. Can he learn to trust? Megan
has the skills to mend her patients but can she heal Zach’s heart?
Contemporary Romance, Series Romance, Spicy
Only Trust Your Heart, Tess' third book in The Murphys Series releases on September 21st. If you like a steamy, sexy romp then this one's for you! It continues the series with Megan and Zach's story.