Hunky Hero, Spunky Heroine, and Makeup Obsessed…in Alaska! Author Clarissa Yip!!!

Hunky Hero, Spunky Heroine, and Makeup Obsessed…in Alaska!

First off, I have to say I love the name of this blog! I’m a makeup addict. My whole collection of Mac Makeup is almost as bad as my book collection. Colors galore! I’m obsessed with funky eyeshadows and blushes, neutral shades of lipstick and glosses, and glitter! Just as bad as being obsessed with hunky heroes and spunky heroines!

Meet Rafe Marinez! He’s definitely a hunk, born in Texas, he moves to NYC and becomes a District Attorney. He’s a hard-working man who’s determined to provide and prove himself to the world! But most importantly, he values the number one thing in his life: his wife…but like most guys they like to do something stupid and lose the best thing that has ever happened to him.

Lily McCormick—Rafe’s ex-wife had moved back to Rover, Texas to live with her parents. She’s got spunk, can wrangle any horse and work as hard as any cowboy, but no man seems to compare to her ex-husband. What’s a pretty girl like her to do?

Three years later, fate throws them a loop when her brother, Shane (from Tempting a Cowboy) kidnaps Lily and sets her up for a one-night stand in Alaska! Yes, I said Alaska. Off she goes with her makeup, her cowgirl boots, and grudge against her brother, she’s forced to spend Christmas alone…until guess who?

You got it! Rafe shows up with the same idea of a one-night stand, but he, of course, has ultimate motives…

I’ve never been to Alaska but I’ve heard it’s beautiful with it’s magnificent sights and scenery. Lily and Rafe go hang out at the Castillo Lodge there, but I know if I ever go, I’m definitely bringing my Snow Bunny Gear and Caboodle of Mac Makeup.

Have you ever been to Alaska? What are some goods you would bring along with you?

Join me at to check out the Last Snowy Encounter—a short sequel to Cole and Maddy’s story in Snowy Encounters on December 18th!

And I’m over at Books Lovers Hideaway chatting about Procrastinating in Five Oaks!



Stubborn and proud cowgirl, Lily McCormick, is finally coming to terms with her quiet life on her parent’s ranch, until her older brother, as payback, signs her up for 1NightStand. Kidnapped and forced onto a plane to a foreign location, she faces the dreaded cold and an unwanted tryst, until her ex-husband appears before her…         
as her date.

New York City District Attorney, Rafe Martinez, would do anything to get his ex-wife back, even if it meant taking drastic measures to pretend he was there for another woman. When jealousy and rage surfaces and Lily’s tough demeanor wanes, desire and lust sparks their once powerful connection as truths unfold. Will Rafe convince her to return to him or push her further away from giving their love a second chance?


A curse erupted into the room. “You came here for a one-night stand?”

The rage in her tone lightened his heart. If she could be angry with him then she must care for him still. Pouring himself a drink, he took his time answering. “Actually, more than that.” He turned around. “It’s three days before Christmas. I hope to spend the whole time with my date and escort her to the ball on Christmas Eve.”

Lily’s mouth dropped open then closed. “Well, good for you. But let me ask you, where is your date?”

Rafe frowned. “You know, that’s a good question. Why and how are you in my room?”

“This is my room!”

He stilled, praying she wouldn’t see through him. “That can’t be. I specifically requested a brunette as my date.”

Lily sputtered. “You—you cad!”

“This must be a mistake.” He went over to the chair he’d occupied earlier and pulled his phone out of his coat pocket. “I’ll email Madame Eve and get this straightened out. Worse comes to worst, you can go request a different room.”

An outraged gasp sounded behind him. “Why do I have to be the one to leave?”

He whirled around and gave her what he hoped was a convincing bewildered look. “Unless…you’re my date?”

She paused. “Hell no.”

I just want to say thank you so much to Author Clarissa Yip for being our guest!  May you have a long and successful career as an author!
Hugs, Leanne


Toni said…
I used to live in Anchorage. Loved it and was sad to leave. We even considered moving back, but after another freezing summer in N. Idaho, we are looking for warmer climates. I will continue to visit there though.

Thanks for stopping buy. I love the 1NS and will have to check yours out.
Julee J. Adams said…
Sounds like hot fun! Best of luck, Clarissa!
Clarissa Yip said…
@ Toni - I've never been to Anchorage! But I would love to someday! One of my favorite movies is the Proposal with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds..only to find out it wasn't filled there! I was so disappointed! lol. Hope you do find some warm weather!

@ Julee - Thanks so much for stopping by!

And Thank you Books Read and Makeup Done for having me!
Deena said…
Hi Leanne! Hi Clarissa! I love your stories. :D Your writing style suits my personality perfectly. CAn't wait to get this on my new Nook! ;)

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