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#5FT - Circles Interlocked. @DarylDevore #second #chance #romance

The setting for Circles Interlocked is based on an actual place. Westland is actually Toronto, Ontario and Robert’s cabin is on the Bruce Peninsula (just north of Toronto.)

The dance company where Julie works in not an real company, but it is very loosely based on the National Ballet of Canada.

Whenever Robert finishes a beer, he places the can or bottle on its side. He has no idea why he does that other than it is just a habit.

Julie is terrified of thunderstorms. As a child, the storms didn’t bother her. As an adult, something triggered a response and now storms are one of her nightmares.

Circles Interlocked is the second book I wrote. The prequel to it – Dancing in Circles is the first book.


How do people get into the situations they find themselves in?

Having been betrayed by the man she assumed she was destined to be with forever; Julie Anderson is heartbroken that her love affair didn't end with the fairy tale Happily Ever After. She leaves town to pursue her dream of being a dancer only to find herself trapped in a job she no longer loves, confined in a relationship with a loveless man, and living day by day regretting what she has become.

Bouncing from failed relationship to failed relationship, Robert Holiday consoles himself with the lie that he sacrificed his happiness so Julie could live her dream.

As fate has a curious sense of humour, eight years later, they wake up in bed together. Now it is up to love to fix what time cannot mend.



Five years - Julie hadn't seen or thought about him in all that time, and now in the middle of

nowhere, he stood on the beach drying off from a swim. Droplets flew as Robert shook his hair. His black mane was shorter than the last time she saw him. The wet ends dripped water on his bare, muscular shoulders. Tricia, an old high school friend, once said he had the body of a male stripper - time hadn't changed that.

Julie stepped back onto the beach path, transfixed by the sight of the one person she hated. Her repulsion and loathing of him ran so deep she'd repressed all memories of him. She thought he'd loved her, and had taken a chance, opening up her heart and body to him. But instead of returning her love, he proved himself worthy of the gutter from which he'd crawled.

Her body said run, but her feet refused to move as she watched a long-legged, svelte, golden blonde rise from the beach chair. She trickled her fingers down his rippled stomach. His voice floated across the sand. It was a calming sound, which had brought a smile to Julie's face when he whispered words of love and passion.

Details she thought she'd long forgotten surged forward. She remembered the way his dark eyes smouldered with anger and his sly, innocent grin. His joyous laughter had made her feel the abandonment of a child frolicking in the year's first snowfall. She moved along the path, distancing herself from the lovers as the blonde undid the strings on her bathing suit top, letting it fall to the sand.


Daryl Devoré is a multi-published author who spans heat levels from soft and sweet to spicy hot. Each of her characters is so captivating they leave her readers spellbound as they rush to reach the end of her stories.

Daryl lives and works from her home in the gorgeous wilds of Canada with her husband and two cats. She loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. Yoga is her lifelong obsession. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.

Where to find Daryl Devoré

A free ebook for signing up for my author group – Daryl Devoré’s Musings.

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