Today I am so pleased to welcome C.F. White to Joyfully Jay. C.F. has come to talk to us about her latest release, Highland Fling. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

The risk 

Ewan angled his head. “We’ll go through the back as some guests are still in the dining area and roaming the lounge.” 

Dean trotted after him, running to keep up with Ewan’s large strides. They lost the light of the castle and no more ground lights were dug into the earth as they turned the corner. The darkness engulfed them, hiding them from the view of anything except a low-flying buzzard or raven. Dean tried to keep up but lost his footing, stumbling on a garden border that separated the flowerbeds from the pathway. He didn’t have time to regain his balance as Ewan shoved him against a wall, his scalp slamming on rough brick.

Dean hung there like a violated rag doll until the electrified spark ignited in him yesterday exploded in his chest when Ewan kissed him. A force to be reckoned with, Ewan consumed him. His soft, yet demanding, kiss, his warm, yet rough lips between scratching coarse beard, and the cautious yet desperate caress of his tongue as he sought permission to enter his mouth, Ewan controlled it all. 

Dean allowed him, of course. Consenting to what Ewan commanded was intrinsic.

It continued, hot and rampant. Liberating and dangerous. So many experiences Dean hadn’t had before. New and exciting, Dean revelled in Ewan’s thick body subduing him, pinning him to ancient stone and shadowing him in the darkness of foreboding mountains. Ewan was bigger than his goalkeeper, and Dean had had fantasies about Perry’s large hands over his body. Ewan’s were just as big, just as substantial, and just as skilful as they explored under Dean’s hoodie, cool fingertips ghosting his skin. Dean gasped at the touch. Then he moaned as the kiss deepened, a frantic response to get more, have more, take more. Ewan’s kiss was like the first drink. Like an ecstasy hit. Like a smack in the mouth to wake him from a stupor. Rousing. Intense. Addictive. And Dean tangled his tongue with his, thick muscle wrapping around his own in a fight for dominance where hot, wet breath warmed the air between them on each parting of their mouths. 

True to form, Ewan stopped first, resting his forehead on Dean’s and glancing downwards, chest rising and falling. “You lied. Y’are a wee pleased to see me.” 

“That’s a large eel stuffed in my pocket.” 

“That what you English call it?”

“Not usually.”

“Nessie is soft. I’m talking about what’s hard down there.” 

“The Highland fridge magnet I bought my folks?” 

Ewan raised his gaze, meeting Dean’s. Dean smiled. Ewan didn’t. He exhaled, slow and lingering, warm air clouding Dean’s face.

“I’m risking everything right now.” Ewan’s voice was light and strangled, filled with repentance. “Every single thing I own and am. To kiss you.” 

Dean inhaled, staring into green eyes barely noticeable in the darkness. “So am I.”

There was a shared moment of understanding. Of what this meant. Of what kissing each other meant. Where they could be caught. Of what their visceral attraction might cost them—Dean, his dream job and Ewan, his reputation. It was perilous and reckless. Foolish and juvenile. 

Yet Ewan wasn’t pulling away and Dean didn’t want him to. 

“What are we going to do?”


highland fling coverFlying into Love, Book 6

Can a Highland fling stir a culinary passion into lasting love?

Dean Fraser traded his football dreams for cooking when injury struck. He’s now got a shot at becoming the new chef at Castle Largleith, despite his lack of experience. Working at the Michelin-starred restaurant in the picturesque Scottish Highlands could change his entire life and help him escape the clutches of his cheating ex-boyfriend.

Hot-headed Executive Chef Ewan Grant is bidding farewell to the career that cost him his lover. To atone for the suffocating guilt eating away at his life’s passion, he’s determined to fulfil his late partner’s bucket list. First, he needs to find the perfect replacement chef.

When Ewan conducts a series of cooking competitions to find the right fit, the underdog ex-footballer takes him by surprise. Dean’s unlikely culinary talent brings a storm of emotions into the kitchen. Sparks fly, and an illicit attraction ignites more than the sizzling hotplates. But acting on it could ruin Ewan’s reputation and Dean’s chance at the job of a lifetime.

Struggling to resist the tempting flavours of forbidden love, their whirlwind affair threatens both of their dreams. Can they navigate the treacherous waters of romance without sacrificing what they both need? Or will their passion leave them with a taste too delicious to resist?

Highland Fling is a forbidden lovers, age gap, found family standalone novel in the steamy contemporary Flying into Love MM romance series, featuring a fiery Scottish chef too used to his own way and a determined ex-footballer desperate to prove he’s more than a pretty face.


cf white logoBrought up in a relatively small town in Hertfordshire, C F White managed to do what most other residents try to do and fail—leave.

She eventually moved West to East along that vast District Line and settled for pie and mash, cockles and winkles and a bit of Knees Up Mother Brown to live in the East End of London; securing a job and creating a life, a home and a family.

After her second son was born with a rare disability, C F White’s life changed and brought pen back to paper having written stories as a child but never the confidence to show them to the world. Now, having embarked on this writing journey, she can’t stop. So strap in, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

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