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Love Me as I Am

Date: November 18th, 2020, Posted by webstudio

The deepest hurts can herald the deepest love

Kiri Love had no need for friendships. She had no time for distraction. She was in her final year of medical studies by the grace of God to do a job—and she was determined to do a darned good one. There was no way she could fail.

Her mom had scrimped and saved every last dollar she earned and worked three jobs to pay for Kiri’s education and Kiri was determined to make her proud. She would be the first person in her family to receive a degree and achieve her ambition of being a heart surgeon.

But when her mother is murdered, she sacrifices her ambitions and travels back to the tiny Far North town which had created so much pain.

With three sisters under nine to feed, she’ll do whatever it takes to provide them with the security they need—even if it means groveling to Benotti Zegna, reclusive billionaire jeweler-to-the-stars.

Benotti Zegna has a heart of gold but a failed marriage has left him cold. His hands are full running his global empire, plus being top-dad to his young and motherless daughter.

He can spot a diamond in the rough and while alarm-bells warn him to watch his heart, intuition tells him that Kiri Love will make the perfect nanny.

The role he offers is a far cry from her the life she’d hope to lead, but Kiri quickly discovers the power of family and sacrifice to heal the deepest of wounds.

Love Me As I Am is a short story, clean romance, full of quirky humor and the promise of a happily ever after.

Set in The Bay of Islands, New Zealand—one of the most beautiful, unspoiled, sensuous places in the world.

Love Me As I Am is part of Mollie Mathew’s bestselling series, Passion Down Under Sassy Short Stories. It can easily be read as a stand-alone story, but you’ll love reading the other books, too.

Praise for this series:

“Love Me Forever has a lovely mystical feel about it, with deep longings being experienced by the characters. A delightful mystical romance with a dream-like quality, fraught with all the longings of Joey’s heart. When she plants her wish for her sister beneath the walnut tree, she doesn’t realize that the longings of her own heart have been heard.
When a stranger steps up to her in the vineyard it is the beginning of healing for her own heart. Well written with deeply emotive feelings, this book is part of a series and ends on a cliffhanger.”
~ Margaret W.

“Beautifully written. The author’s vivid and descriptive writing style pulled me into a world I never wanted to leave. Very beautiful stories!”
~ Hugh Harrison

“This was a fun read I really enjoyed. It’s perfect for a lazy weekend. This is the first book I have read by this author but it won’t be last. I can’t wait to be more.”
~ Poppy

“The author also tucks in some great life advice for everyone in the telling of this charming story. I hope you enjoy this book, too. I did.”
~ Alfie Rues

“I loved, loved, loved this book. An instantly gripping, compelling and fun read. Escapism at its best. I couldn’t put the book down and read it in one night.”
~ Lauri

Posted in: Books by Mollie Mathews

Winter Snuggles

Date: November 16th, 2020, Posted by mollie

Dear friends

My short love story, Love Me As I Am is finally available on Audible. Amazon is has been sooooooo slow, but hey, there are more pressing issues in the world aren’t there. Truly. Which is why I love a good distraction. Right now, besides writing and reading love stories, I’ve been painting. I received a new commission the other morning. I’m so delighted. The short brief is compelling…”I would love to commission you to conjure up an exquisite piece of art…Love all the vibrant memories my special lady brings. Love, sea, sand, salt and pohutukawas.”

People often ask where do I grab my inspiration from. In this case, it’s the beautiful image of the abstract pattern on the dress of the gentleman’s beloved wife. She passed several years ago from cancer. This will be such a joy to paint as I know the healing power art can bring, a loving hug during times of sadness and a big vibrant reminder of love which endures.



As you know, so many of my romances feature either art-related themes, finding love after loss—or both.

Love Me As I Am is a short, fun and heartwarming read….

I’ve been so heartened by the feedback. Readers have told me they love the characters and the story.

Mary told me she loved it so much she wanted to read more.

“I found this short story to be heartbreaking.  To have your mother murdered is beyond heartbreaking. For Kiri to take her place in her sisters‘ lives shows her character. She has her work cut out for her when she takes Benotti’s job. Would love to read more about Kiri and Benotti.”

And Rob said, “Despite it being a short story, the characters were well developed. Supporting her young siblings at an incredibly stressful time, with her mother’s murder, compounded by the disappointment of not completing her medical degree made Kiri vulnerable. The hard billionaire, Benotti, who was admittedly, likeable, also had his weaknesses and was attracted to Kiri’s strong sense of family and her vulnerability.  I would like the story to develop so we can read of their relationship developing. It was interesting the reference to characters in the author’s other short stories. I’m intrigued and look forward to more.”

It is a super-short read—great for the time-challenged:) Some readers wanted it to be longer, longer, longer….they want to know what happens next!

Will you “Love Me As I Am”? I hope so.

Grab your copy today…

To enjoy your copy from Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ebook/love-me-as-i-am-6

AUDIOBOOK

KOBO

https://www.kobo.com/audiobook/love-me-as-i-am-5

AUDIBLE

US

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Me-Am-Passion-Stories/dp/B08MT8JJWR

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Love-Me-as-I-Am-Audiobook/B08MTKB9VF

AU

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Love-Me-as-I-Am-Audiobook/B08MT8HL83



oh, one more thing before I go…I’ve pushed back the release of Love All of Me, the story inspired by one of the survivors of the White Island Volcanic disaster. I don’t have a new release date yet, but I’ll let you know.



p.s. 

Did you know you can my most popular and successful books on audio?

Check out the following written and narrated by me. I love reading and narrating my own stories. I hope my New Zealand accent is understandable! 


Flight of Passion

US

https://www.audible.com/pd/Flight-of-Passion-Audiobook/B0874YCXVL

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Flight-of-Passion-Audiobook/B0874X8TGX

AU

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Flight-of-Passion-Audiobook/B0874Y3V2T

KOBO

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/audiobook/flight-of-passion-4

Sex With Strangers

Audible

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/Sex-with-Strangers-Audiobook/B08BTKHJ61

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Sex-with-Strangers-Audiobook/B08BTSSB6L

 Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Sex-with-Strangers-Audiobook/B08BTKDD8R

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/sex-with-strangers-14

Love Me Forever

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/Love-Me-Forever-Audiobook/B081QRGJV8

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Love-Me-Forever-Audiobook/B081QQVRV4

Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Love-Me-Forever-Audiobook/B081QQW4N8

Twist of Fate

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/Twist-of-Fate-Audiobook/B07YL93YYV

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Twist-of-Fate-Audiobook/B07YLBN32S

Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Twist-of-Fate-Audiobook/B07YL9ZTLJ

The Lightkeepers Lover

 

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Lightkeepers-Lover-Audiobook/B07Z9PX3NY

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Lightkeepers-Lover-Audiobook/B07Z9Q1Q89

 Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Lightkeepers-Lover-Audiobook/B07Z9QRWBV

Forever and Always 

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-and-Always-Audiobook/B0868GTBNC

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Forever-and-Always-Audiobook/B0868H5XKV

Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Forever-and-Always-Audiobook/B0868GM443

Love Me As I Am

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/audiobook/love-me-as-i-am-5

AUDIBLE

US

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Me-Am-Passion-Stories/dp/B08MT8JJWR

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Love-Me-as-I-Am-Audiobook/B08MTKB9VF

AU

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Love-Me-as-I-Am-Audiobook/B08MT8HL83

Finding A Husband

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/audiobook/finding-a-husband-3


AUDIBLE

US: https://www.audible.com/pd/B08H5TTP1S

UK: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Finding-a-Husband-Audiobook/B08H5ZPLW6

AU: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Finding-a-Husband-Audiobook/B08H5WTY6M?qid=1599866634

Audio versions of these books and the following are also available from all online bookstores and also libraries (Audible is experiencing long delays in publishing):

Claimed by the Sheikh

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/claimed-by-the-sheikh-9

COMING SOON ON AUDIBLE

The Italian Billionaire’s Christmas Bride

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/audiobook/italian-billionaire-s-christmas-bride-the

In less than 15 minutes you could be listening your way to love!



P.P.S. Special bonus

“Winter Snuggles: All Romance Giveaway” – click here to grab some FREE reads>>https://storyoriginapp.com/to/qzKkkRg

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