Liza kidnaps Andrea’s Blog and runs amuck

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If you’ve read Worst Week Ever, you know Carrie and Trent come from different walks of life and have nothing in common. They are like two different species. And despite my throwing a lot of guys in her path, some of them even decent, she still fell in love with Trent.

Today, because I felt like painting, you get a visual explanation of the differences and commonalities between Carrie and Trent.

Different species 1 (1)

Different Species 2

Different species 3

Different species 4

Those are serious differences. If Carrie were in this relationship for the money, she’d have a great motivation (He’s rich; I want to be rich.) But she actually dislikes his money, blaming much of his bad behavior on being raised with too much money.

As for commonalities, these are the only ones I could find.

Common Things 1

While having friends they both like is shaky (only one couple and it’s a new relationship.) they do have 3 people they agree are horrible, horrible human beings.
Common People the like

They agree on more people they dislike, but you can’t build a relationship based on who you hate. That is a terrible foundation for love.

Horrible people

Carrie really has an uphill climb to make this relationship work, but she’s the hardest working, most determined  and incredibly patient person I’ve ever met. So she might do the impossible in Book 2, Oh Stupid Heart.

Oh Stupid Heart_bookcover (1)

Oh Stupid Heart

Book Two of: A Long Road To Love

Humorous Contemporary Disaster Romance


Liza O’Connor


Carrie Hanson is in love with a different species: Trent, a pampered, uber-rich socialite who’s also her boss. Everyone keeps telling her it’s a train wreck looking to happen, but her heart wants what it wants. So despite the billion and one reasons not to, Carrie commits to this inter-species relationship. But while she’s off being trained for her new job responsibilities, a beautiful ex fiancée is working hard to get Trent back and Carrie fired.


Carrie Hanson couldn’t believe it. Her four year sex-drought was about to end. She shivered in anticipation until a sinking dread over came her. Oh God, what if I’ve forgotten what to do?

Please God, let this be like riding a bike.

Trent pulled back from their kiss and studied her, his brow furrowed. “Are you cold?” He reached across her bed and tugged the edge of the comforter over her, tucking the fabric beneath her body so she became a human corndog.

She wiggled out of captivity and scooted across the bed, closer to him. “I’m fine. I’m just happy our horrible week is over and we can start anew. This time not as boss and an employee, but best friends who love each other.

Trent pulled her to his chest and kissed her. She opened her mouth to his and met his tongue with her own, determined to give as good as she got. His soft groan inspired her to do more.

She unbuttoned the waistband of his suit pants and slipped her hand beneath his boxers, determined to move matters along and end her drought forever. He broke their kiss and his hands captured hers.

He didn’t want her?

She turned away, mortified with shame…and confused. Why the hell had he kissed so provocatively if he didn’t want to make love to her? She tucked her head, so he wouldn’t read all the emotions bouncing about her confused head right now, but he forced her chin upward, his dark eyes somber and concerned.

“Carrie, I have screwed up every relationship I’ve ever been in. I think part of the problem is I gravitated to glamour girls with no brain and no personality, but I would have realized that if I had just taken a moment to talk to them first.”

This was the stupidest excuse she’d ever heard. “We’ve known each other for two years, in which time I’ve certainly established I’m not a glamour girl.”

He chuckled and nodded.

Her eyes narrowed and a low growl emitted from her chest. “You don’t have to be so quick to agree.”

“But you aren’t. You’re not an image of beauty, you’re the real thing. While I have no complaints about your small, but perfect body, silky long brown hair, and gorgeous green eyes, your real beauty comes from inside. When you smile I feel like I’m standing before an angel of joy.”

Now she saw where his thoughts headed. He didn’t want to make love to an angel. She recalled Elvis Presley did something this crazy. He refused to touch his wife after she bore him a child because he couldn’t make love to a mother.

She pulled her hand from his and gripped his shirt as she stared sternly into his eyes. “Do not go Elvis Presley on me. I am not an angel. I’m a small, catastrophe-prone woman who wants to make love to you.”

A Long Road to Love

Book Two

Oh Stupid Heart

Coming Mid-September

Book One

Worst Week Ever


Liza O’Connor

Author Bio:

Liza lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels. She loves to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens.



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Other Books by Liza O’Connor

Saving Casey

Worst Week Ever

Coming Soon:

Oh Stupid Heart

Coming To Reason

Ghost Lover

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14 responses to “Liza kidnaps Andrea’s Blog and runs amuck”


  2. sounds like an interesting relationship. i’d be inclined to tell her to run given that the thing they have in common is both loving him. (i’ve dated my share of guys like that. nevermore) love to see how you pull it off…

  3. What a delightfully refreshing excerpt!! I love it when I’m reading and discover that I’m smiling at the same time. Best wishes to you, Liza. I hope great things for your writing career.

    • Thanks Sheri. I just sent off a blog to be posted on the 14th that could get me in super duper trouble. I’m breaking a cardinal rule of authoring. Seemed liked a good idea at the time. (1 am last night)

      I’ll be fine as long as everyone just laughs and lets it slid. Turns out this series is polarizing readers. However, I’m pretty sure if you laugh at my blogs, you’ll like the book.

      It’s a good litmus test. (And you passed) So you can stop sticking color-changing paper on your tongue and read my books. 🙂

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