Maggie Blackbird

Romancing Canada's Indigenous People

Book Hooks is a weekly meme hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers as part of the MFRW Authors Blog. Readers have the chance to jump from one author to another who share hooks from their current WIP (work in progress) or any previously published books.

For this week’s edition of Book Hooks, I give you a teaser from His Proposition, an interracial, contemporary, billionaire romance.

Her biggest dream’s offered on a platter, but the clincher is, she has to marry a perfect stranger.

When her employer offers the no-nonsense Shannon Nadjiwon the position of chauffeuring Séamus Daugherty, she jumps at the chance. To work for one of Toronto’s most powerful families means she can make her biggest dream of owning a fleet of limos come true, something her female relations tooling away at her Ojibway community want badly for her, and she won’t let them down.

His reckless need for speed cost Séamus Daugherty his license. If he doesn’t marry, as demanded by his overbearing father, he will lose not only his lucrative job with the family business—the only positive aspect in Séamus’ gilded cage life—but everything Daugherty.

The unpretentious and gorgeous Shannon will make the perfect bride, and Séamus is ready to strike a deal with her, one that will ensure he keeps everything he holds dear if she puts a wedding ring on her finger. However, they face three big obstacles: His family, her family, and a marriage neither truly wants, leaving both wondering if the sizzling sexual chemistry and cozy rapport they share is enough to create a happily ever after.

Genre(s): Interracial Romance, Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: Level 3
Publication Date: August 12, 2022.
Publisher: eXtasy Books



Séamus held his glass of wine. So much for dinner. Ronnie was smoking out on the balcony, and he’d felt confident accompanying the bubbly friend outside. “Will she be okay?”

They’d been discussing Pashney.

Ronnie puffed on the filter. She held the wine. “I dunno. It’s hard to say. Pash is pricklier than a porcupine. You touch the wrong spot, and it’s instant quills, y’know?”

“I do believe I’ve already sampled a few of her quills. Do you know of a good remedy to remove them?” He held out his hand. “Nasty things, they are.”

Ronnie giggled. “I think you’ll live.”

“Yes, I’ll live, but what about Pashney? It’s not my intention to come between my wife and her friends.”

Ronnie sighed and sank against the balcony railing. Her dark oval-shaped eyes, reminding him of an adorable elf, studied him. “You probably already heard this from Shan, but we had big plans when we came here.”

“She spoke about you two to me,” he quietly replied.

“Being on the rez… it’s okay. But to make something of ourselves, we had to leave. Do you know how scary that is? Three girls from an isolated place coming to the big city?”

“I can imagine it was a culture shock.”

“It was more than culture shock. We were blown away. We helped each other. I don’t think any of us would’ve made it on our own. Our first place was a total dump. I was in school earning my trade license, and those two were working their butts off. Shan was lucky and managed to land a job driving for Elite, and Pashney started out as a dispatcher for the towing company and worked her way up.”

Séamus nodded.

“It took a lot of hard work for us to buy this place. I mean tons of work.” Ronnie motioned at the sliding door. “Our dreams were finally coming true…”

And I came along with my checkbook and ruined what the three of you were accomplishing. I took a match to your dreams…

He stifled his sigh. The universe wasn’t aligning for him. If anything, fate was telling him to let Shannon go.


7 thoughts on “#MFRWHook – Maybe I Made a Big Mistake

  1. tenajean says:

    Enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds like they both have reservations and reasons to go ahead with the plan. What’s a few obstacles in romance? Will it work out? I’d like to know. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Janet says:

    Sounds like a really good story.


  3. Daryl Devore says:

    Looks like a great book. Tweeted and posted on Tumblr.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. What’s a romance without obstacles?

    Sounds like an enjoyable book with some real insight into the lives of First Nation people.

    Liked by 1 person

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