Sunday Snippet: Designed by Destiny by Maya Tyler

Posted December 11, 2022 by Jen in Sunday Snippet Tags: ,

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Designed by Destiny

Author: Maya Tyler
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing
Release Date: November 15, 2022
Series: Fairy Godmothers, Incorporated #1
Genre: paranormal-contemporary romance


Book cover of Designed by Destiny by Maya TylerShe stepped into the suite. It was easily twice the size as her accommodations.

“Would you like a drink? I can order coffee?”

“No, thank you, I’m fine.” She settled down on an oversized armchair, leaning forward so her feet still touched the floor, waiting for him to start.

He took a seat on the couch, closest to her chair, and placed his portfolio on the coffee table. For a moment, he looked nervous, but that had to be her imagination projecting her unruly emotions.

“I’d like to apologize for my behavior last night.”

Her breath hitched. “You didn’t need my opinion on a project, did you?”

Sheepishly, he cast her an apologetic look. “Sorry to bring you here on false pretenses.”

She tensed, leaning deeper into the chair, the only direction that increased the distance between them. Nicholas had a reputation—didn’t all eligible, grossly rich bachelors? But still? He wouldn’t have brought her here to assault her. Sherrie knew they were together. She was an employee for goodness’ sake. A stupid, naïve—

“Whatever you’re thinking, stop.”

“Mr. Grey?”

“Call me Nick.” He offered her a lopsided grin. “I think we’re a bit past those formalities.”


His lips curled into a genuine smile, crinkling lines beside his eyes, making him look older than she’d guessed. “There is no excuse for my—” He ran his fingers through his hair, giving him a rumpled, boyish look. “I practically attacked you last night. In my defense, I have no defense.”

She chuckled, relaxing her shoulders. Nick was nothing like she’d imagined. She found him even more attractive, if that was possible.

“The gentleman is a perspective client, the project could be the company’s largest, the one to put Grey & Company on the map.”

He was rambling, so she sat, holding back her impatience, quietly waiting for him to get to the point.

“He—and his shareholders—expressed concerns with, er, my personal life. Apparently, my reputation preceded me. And not in a good way.” He grinned sardonically. “So, I invented a fiancée.” He stopped talking, watching her like he was waiting for a response.

She wrinkled her eyebrows together. “I really don’t see what that has to do with me—”

“I told him you were my fiancée.”

About the Book:

After a painful break-up in university, Bethany Clarke has sworn off love to focus on her career. From her humble South Side beginnings to her position as an architect intern at a prestigious Chicago firm, she’s proven to be a hard worker and is proud of her accomplishments. In three years, she’ll be a fully licensed architect which is more important to her than anything else.

Confirmed bachelor Nicholas Grey is more than the playboy perpetrated by the tabloids. Now his position as CEO of the architecture firm Grey & Company is on the line, and his mother’s interference is making things more difficult. Nick’s serious about his work, but, in order to be taken seriously, he needs to land a huge project. A stable personal life will help guarantee the contract.

Fairy Godmother Faye Delmore hears Nick’s plea and steps in to help. Posing as a publicist, she suggests a strategy to polish his public image, which includes convincing Beth to play his wife. Faye knows Nick needs the huge project to save his job, but she also knows he needs Beth in his life.

Book links:
Tirgearr Publishing
Author’s Website

About the Author:

Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and blogger at Maya’s Musings. An avid reader, Maya writes the books she loves to read—romances! Her paranormal romances come with complex plot twists and happily-ever-afters.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, listening to music (alternative rock, especially from the 1990s), practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV.

Maya loves to hear from fellow authors and readers! Please connect with her through social media (see links below).