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Take 2 bookcoverHello and welcome to Romance Recipes where I am happy to introduce you to a new author and a new recipe! Two of my favorite things! Today I am bringing you author, Linda Bolton, and her recipe for Pulled Pork with Texas Flare along with an introduction to her contemporary romance, Take 2. Please join me in welcoming Linda and savor her recipe for Pulled Pork as you read about her new book!

Pulled Pork with Texas Flare

Pork Butt, 4-5 lbs
1 Yellow Onion, cut into quarters
4-6 medium to spicy roasted Hatch Green Chili’s

Step One:
Sear the butt with your favorite meat seasoning. I use McCormick Montreal Seasoning and a bit of cumin.

Step Two:
Place the Butt in a crock pot. Add the onion and green chilies. Cook for 4-8 hours depending on the crock pot, until the meat pulls apart easily. Drain.

Step Three:
Use two forks or your hands and pull the pork. Discard the onion. Chop the green chili and fold back into the pork.

Step Four:
For a pulled pork sandwich, place pork on buns with barbecue sauce.
For shredded pork tacos, place corn or flour tortillas with salsa, guacamole and cheese.
For breakfast, reheat pork in a fry pan until edges get a bit crispy. Serve with eggs, salsa, and tortillas.


Alexandra Daniels is forty-something and hard-working in and out of her home. Her life has been plodding along at a snail’s pace and she’s longing for excitement. She wins a trip to her favorite talk show in New York, the Veronica Becker Show, and it just so happens the actor of her dreams is a guest, Derek Dunbar! Is Alex’s life about to change?

Derek Dunbar is Scottish, an actor and a hunk! Every woman in America drools after him. He has his pick of women but stinks at relationships. At forty, is he longing for a more meaningful relationship? Does he even know how to have one? Is he willing to make the effort or will it just be too complicated?

“Go”, “Two minutes”, was hollered out. Alex felt nervous even though most of the men at the speed-dating meeting didn’t appear her type. The fact that they wouldn’t find her their type bothered her most.
“Hi, my name is Rick. I work at a comic book store” was all Alex heard. He had shoulder length hair, a beard and his shirt was wrinkled. “Your turn”.
“Hi, I’m Alex. A widow. Customer service rep. My daughter just got married.” She was on auto-pilot. She repeated the same thing with every guy. “Tell me more about yourself,” was her next line so she wouldn’t have to really participate. And they did.
Why did she agree to do this? Kathleen was crazy. She actually looked like she was having fun.
“Go! Two minutes.”
And it repeated, this time with a manager of Burger King. Ugh! These men were so boring. It’s no wonder they couldn’t find dates. “I love reading and watching science fiction. I have the complete set of Star Wars collectables.”
This was pure torture. Kathleen owed her. Having her eyebrows waxed was better than this.
“Go! Two minutes”.
This one had a real job. “I work at a bank.”
“Oh, what do you do?” Alex was a bit intrigued.
“Oh, I meant to say I worked a bank. Until I went to jail for embezzling. I have served my time and am looking for work right now. I’m on probation for five years,” Mitchell said with a smile.
“Isn’t that a felony?” Alex couldn’t believe she was having this conversation.
“Yeah, I’ll get a job soon. I’m staying with my mom right now. She has plenty of room and doesn’t mind if I bring the ladies by,” he managed with a wink.
“Go! Two minutes”.
Thank God it was almost over! Alex was never going to repeat this experience. As her last speed-date babbled on about his inability to wear corrective shoes, Alex watched Kathleen laugh and chat away with hers. Kathleen looked like she really enjoyed doing this. Alex was in awe–and misery.
When it was finally over Alex and Kathleen headed to the bar for a drink to compare notes.
“This was too much fun! These guys are a riot! I think I may meet the ex-con for drinks later!” Kathleen giggled at the thought of her possible date.
“Are you insane?” Alex couldn’t believe her ears.
“Did you not have fun Alex?” Kathleen looked genuinely surprised.
“Kathleen, I realize your fun and my fun are two totally different things. You know I would do anything for you but NEVER ask me to do this again! It was pure torture!” Alex didn’t mean to come across so agitated but she just couldn’t help it.
Kathleen looked a bit hurt but after her first margarita she was understanding and agreed to take her sister next time. Alex couldn’t wait to get home, take a long shower and crawl into bed. Suddenly, being alone sounded wonderful.

5 stars from KellyO:
I loved this book for so many reasons, the characters were not your typical 20 year olds, the romance was hot without being embarrassing. The characters also traveled to many places all around the world such as Scotland, Kuwait, Iceland, and many more, the descriptions of these places made me want to go there!

5 Stars from JaneC:
I have to admit…I’m not an avid romance reader…but…I certainly enjoyed Take 2! I enjoyed reading about a heroine who was ‘over the hill’ but ‘not out to pasture’ by a long shot.

Buy the Book:
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Take-2-Linda-Bolton-ebook/dp/B00ATPVW2Q
Goodreads -https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17192978-take-2

Meet Linda:IMG_4862 copy
Take 2 is her first novel is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Incantation is her second novel on Amazon. When she’s not writing, Linda is a GiGi, playing with her new granddaughter Z, and working full-time. While working on a future projects Linda can be found:

Website & Blog at http://AuthorLindaBolton.com

Amazon Author Page at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00ATVZRLC

On Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lindaboltonauthor

On Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/#!/lindalou42

On Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6875749.Linda_Bolton

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