Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dare to Love by Carly Phillips

Dare to Submit Synopsis: Release: Sept 8
Decklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper – if they drop their guard and let each other in. Decklan is first to trust, but when he discovers the secret Amanda’s been hiding, will he forgive? Or will he rebuild every wall before she has a chance to explain?

DARE TO LOVE
When it comes to family, Ian Dare gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. Until one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts. He will do anything to possess her … and does. But any future with Riley must include him dealing his half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he’d rather forget.

Riley Taylor believes herself immune to domineering men – until charismatic Ian Dare turns a simple kiss into an all out assault on her senses and she discovers she likes his brand of control in the bedroom. As their affair heats up, they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither imagined. But Riley’s past is closer than she cares to remember, and her struggles with Ian’s dominance might just cost her everything. (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sports heroes, bad boys, billionaire)

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DARE TO DESIRE
uarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career and his choice of willing women -- until a severe injury forces him into early retirement. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests.

This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love?

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00HETXSZY
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iTunes: http://bit.ly/Qakc1j

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.
Links:
Website: http://www.carlyphillips.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Carly-Phillips/e/B001I9W0MS



RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 8

Decklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper – if they drop their guard and let each other in. Decklan is first to trust, but when he discovers the secret Amanda’s been hiding, will he forgive? Or will he rebuild every wall before she has a chance to explain?

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Dare to Love





When it comes to family, Ian Dare gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. Until one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts. He will do anything to possess her … and does. But any future with Riley must include him dealing his half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he’d rather forget. 


Riley Taylor believes herself immune to domineering men – until charismatic Ian Dare turns a simple kiss into an all out assault on her senses and she discovers she likes his brand of control in the bedroom. As their affair heats up, they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither imagined. But Riley’s past is closer than she cares to remember, and her struggles with Ian’s dominance might just cost her everything. (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sports heroes, bad boys, billionaire)
Dare to Desire


Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career and his choice of willing women -- until a severe injury forces him into early retirement. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. 


This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love? 
iTunes: http://bit.ly/Qakc1j



New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.






Passion & Propriety by Elise De Sallier/Give Away

Passion and Propriety
Hearts of Honour- Book One

By 
Elise de Sallier




Release Date: 7th August 2014
Genre: Regency Romance/ Historical 
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-261-7


Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

Summary:

A hidden beauty . . . a wounded beast. Can the curse threatening their happiness be broken?


There is absolutely nothing improper about Hannah Foster, the vicar of Hartley’s eldest and least pretty daughter, nursing the badly wounded Viscount Blackthorn back to health—that’s if the returned officer can be saved. At twenty-seven, she is two years the man’s senior, a confirmed spinster, and far too sensible to develop feelings for her patient. The fact he was once her childhood friend, has grown into a fine specimen of a man—his terrible scars notwithstanding—and seems as lost and lonely as she sometimes feels has no bearing on the matter.

Even if the unthinkable were to happen and William was to see past her plain exterior and recognise the caring, intelligent, passionate woman beneath, he is determined to break the curse that has plagued his family for generations by letting his bloodline die out. Her best friend Grace’s warnings are moot; a man of Lord Blackthorn’s wealth and position would never be interested in a woman like Hannah . . . would he?

EXCERPT:
Guest Post Topic:

 Passion and Propriety is loosely based on the classic tale Beauty and the Beast. Why did you choose to do this? Are you a big fan of Beauty and The Beast?

I was a big fan of Disney's Beauty and the Beast when my children were little, and I couldn't wait to show it to my granddaughter . . . which I did when she was way too young to be watching it! In my defence, I'd forgotten how scary it was as well as what was appropriate viewing – or not – for a toddler. Of course, much to my daughter's dismay, it became her instant favourite (Naughty Nanna!) After watching it multiple times (with me fast forwarding the scary part with the wolves and the battle scene at the end) I started thinking how much fun it would be to write a Beauty and the Beast inspired Regency romance. When I began planning the story, I found myself asking, how do we define beauty, what makes someone beastly, and how on earth would I tackle a 'realistic' story involving a curse? It certainly made for some interesting research! 





Author Bio: 

A great believer in living happily ever after, Elise began her lifelong obsession with the romance and paranormal genres when she was far too young to be reading either. After more than thirty years of marriage to her very own romantic hero, she now knows great relationships don't just happen, they take work . . . which doesn't mean writing about them can't be a whole lot of fun!
While raising a family, Elise established a career as a counsellor and family therapist. Seeking an escape from the stresses of her work, she discovered the world of fan fiction, and her timid writer's muse made its voice heard. Two point three million hits, twenty thousand reviews, and an e-mail from an acquisitions editor at The Writer's Coffee Shop later, and her life found a new and fascinating direction.

Elise likes to see her characters grow, experience passion and adventure, tackle some difficult issues, and find lasting love . . . eventually.

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Praise for Passion and Propriety
5 Star Reviews

"This is the third book I've read by this author and I couldn't help falling in love with deSallier's characters once again. I was completely taken into the story not just by Hannah and William, but by the secondary characters at the same time..." -Lindsey Gray Author on Author Book Review

"I really enjoyed this, and Elise de Sallier is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I love a good bodice-ripper, and this reminded me very much of the series I enjoy by Courtney Milan, Tessa Dare and others. It’s well-written with interesting, fleshed-out characters the reader can feel for..." -Andrea (Mrs Aubergine) Goodreads Review


Also by Elise de Sallier:

A Forbidden Love: book one and two on SALE!
$0.99 Sale ends on the 6th of August and then the price will permanently drop to $2.99



Innocence
A Forbidden Love: Book One

        


Protection
A Forbidden Love: Book Two



Praise for Innocence and Protection:

"I flew through BOTH books in The Forbidden Love series because they are that good!!" Kristen - Shelf Life



"The romance, intrigue, scoundrels, and miscommunications kept me enthralled from the first page to the last.... I applaud Elise de Sallier for once again giving us a novel to fall in love with." Lindsey Gray, Author on Author

"Ms. de Sallier writes a great plot and gifts us with love scenes that we can swoon over. 

I truly enjoy a plot with steamy scenes that fit the story well. This book is a shining example of that!" Kathie, First Page to the Last







Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nero Made Men #1 By: Sarah Brianne

Nero
Made Men #1
By: Sarah Brianne
Released June 27th, 2014



Blurb

Nero is the king of Legacy Prep, living a life of power.
Elle is the school’s punching bag, living a life of fear.
The only good girls Nero knows jump in his bed when he tells them to.
The closest Elle has come to a bad boy like him is in the cafeteria line.
The mob boss gave him orders to find out what she knows.
Her mouth is sealed.
I just want to be a fucking made man.
I’m just a fucking waitress.

My review
Three Stars
Received for an honest review
First, I have to confess that I usually stay away from Young Adult because after reading "Beautiful Disaster" I find that every story is the same.  But something about "Nero" seemed different.  Elle is young lady in high school (feel like a grandma calling her "young lady". :)  She is not popular and is bullied by the "mean girls" or "popular" girls.  Her and her friend Chloe live in daily fear that Cassandra - the queen bee of the mean girls will bother them.  Cassandra is very nasty and mean.  Elle and Chloe are good friends and they always protect each other.  Elle works in a restaurant after school as a waitress and she feels embarrassed by this.  Apparently, all the kids in her school drive Lamborghini's etc... a BMW is considered a poor persons car.  Elle's home life is also not the best. Her father lost the ability to walk and sometimes over medicates himself. Her mom and Elle work in order to provide for the loss of his income.

So, I thought the story was cute.  If I were a teenager I would of completely liked this book and the hero-Nero.  Nero is the popular, good-looking, has it all popular guy that all the girls want.  He takes an interest in Elle and they form a relationship.  So now that I'm older and wiser I did take pause to some of their relationship issues BUT if I were a teenager I would of loved them as a couple and would of completely loved this book! That is why I gave it a three star. A YA audience would enjoy this book, as I did. It was just harder to relate for me.  I worked in high school and really so did most of my friends... so being looked down upon or looking down on people because they worked was a big stretch.  Overall, this was a cute book and I enjoyed it.  



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Author Bio
Hey! My name is Sarah Brianne and after living for twenty-two years the characters in my head told me enough was enough and I have finally put pen to paper (or is it finger to keyboard?) to tell their stories. Since I was a little girl I have watched every chick flick I could get my hands on, then when I became older I discovered a whole new world of romance novels. To me there is nothing better then a tale of true love and those are the stories that have inspired me to write. Like everything else in my life I have put my own spin on two lovers destined to be together.
Next to my books my prized possession are my two beautiful fur babies, Kalypso and Khaleesi. I know what you’re thinking, do you pack them in your purse? Yep, right next to my kindle.
Please feel free to message me here,

Author Links
July 28th- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Rev/Ch Int
(Stop 2) Christine's Blog- Rev/Exc
(Stop 3) Trina's Tantilising Tidbits- Promo

July 29th- Renee Entress's Blog- Rev/Exc
(Stop 2) Book Club Sisters-P/Exc
(Stop 3) Girl Meets Books- Ch Int/Exc
(Stop 4) Craves the Angst- P/Exc
(Stop 5) Red Cheeks Reads- Rev/P

July 30th- In Between the Lines- Rev/P
(Stop 2) Books Like Breathing- Rev/P
(Stop 3) Lustful Literature- Rev/P
(Stop 4) Scandalous Book Blog- P/Rev/Exc

July 31st- Booknerd- Rev/P
(Stop 2) Paola's Bookshelf.- P/Exc
(Stop 4) Confessions of 2 Book Lovers- Rev/Exc

Aug 1st- Racing to Read- Rev/P
(Stop 3) Crystal Blogs Books- Rev/P
(Stop 4) Summer's Book Blog- Rev/P
(Stop 5) Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe- P/Ch Int





ARC Review: Meeting His Match by Katee Robert

I always enjoy matchmaking books and usually enjoy them but Meeting His Match (A Match Me Novel) Katee Robert, although also a matchmaking book, had a very sweet and different quality. Robert’s writing is engaging and the story picks up from page one. She grabbed my attention from the very beginning. Although not portent to the story, I loved the cover and the name of the characters. I thought that both complimented the story.

Addison St. Claire owns a matchmaking company in New York City. She is successful but she feels something missing. When her friend good friend asks her to help with her brother-in-law Caine McNeill who lives in Tennessee, although she is hesitant, she thinks that a quick get- away will get her the break that she needs. Lately, she has been worn out and unfulfilled.

Caine McNeill runs a very successful business in Tennessee. He is a classic workaholic. Although he is very successful he never really wanted to run the family business, especially since he never receives his father’s approval. Caine spends more time in his office then he does at home. He wants to meet a nice woman and get married but work takes up most of his time.

When Addison barges into his office he knows that his life is about to change. He is instantly attracted to Addison and she him but Addison has very high walls around her. Once Caine realizes that the woman he wants is right in front of him he does not want to waste any time with the potential dates that Addison has planned. 

I loved Caine and Addison. Caine was a handsome, successful and force to be reckon with! He was determined to win Addison over and even though she kept pushing him away he realized that she was worth fighting for. I really liked Addison too, I thought she was a great heroine. She did not let Caine intimidate her and she knew how to stand her ground. My one little hang-up was her hang-up. Without giving too much away, the reason that she didn’t want a relationship with Caine seemed like a weak excuse. I read this book in one sitting. I couldn’t wait to see how Caine and Addison found their happily ever after. I really enjoyed and highly recommend this book!
Meeting His Match (Match Me, #1)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Sweet Spot By: Stephanie Evanovich

The Sweet Spot
By: Stephanie Evanovich
Releasing in Print, July 8th, 2014


Blurb
Last summer readers were captivated by Stephanie Evanovich’s highly-anticipated New York Times bestselling debut novel, Big Girl Panties. This summer, Evanovich is back with THE SWEET SPOT, the sizzling story of two of readers’ favorite characters from Big Girl Panties: Chase Walker, the hunky professional baseball player, and his beautiful, curvy, and exceptionally sassy wife Amanda.
Amanda is a successful, levelheaded woman who built her restaurant from scratch. She’s certainly not looking for a prince charming to sweep her off her feet. So when Chase, baseball’s golden boy, begins to pursue her, she barely gives him the time of day. Her heart-shaped face and big blue eyes stop him dead in his tracks and her lush, plus-size curves don’t hurt either. And while Amanda’s used to celebrities and politicians dining at the Cold Creek Grille, she just can’t stop staring at Chase—he’s hotness personified.
At heart, Chase is a monogamist who likes strong women, despite his playboy image. Amanda is exactly the type he’s been looking to settle down with, but she won’t say yes easily. From daily visits to the restaurant to extravagant flower arrangements, Chase will stop at nothing to persuade her to go out with him—and he finally succeeds!
For Amanda their romance is all too good to be true, and something has got to give. Can Chase really be this perfect? And then she discovers that squeaky-clean Chase Walker has a spicy little kink. While readers of Big Girl Panties will remember it quite well, Chase’s fans have no idea that off the field, he likes to indulge in a little passionate spanking from time to time.
To her surprise, Amanda discovers a naughty side she never knew she had. But then, thanks to a tabloid, their secret comes to light and becomes the nation’s favorite water-cooler gossip. Will Amanda give up a little bit of her single-girl freedom for true love with a twist? Or will the pressure of Chase’s stardom spell doom for this sexy couple?
THE SWEET SPOT is an incredibly sexy and charming story filled with wit, fun, and extra-spicy romance. This is the perfect follow-up to Big Girl Panties and undoubtedly a great choice for summer reading.
The Sweet Spot
By: Stephanie Evanovich
Releasing in Print, July 8th, 2014
My review:
Copy received from Tasty Virtual Book Tour
Three Stars
I've never read Stephanie Evanovich before so I was looking forward to reading "The Sweet Spot". I though that her writing was smooth and easy to follow. Her characters are relateable and seem like everyday people, well except for the famous baseball player! 

Amanda was a great heroine. She runs her own restaurant is very successful and confident.  She was a very down to earth and normal person.  When Chase comes to her restaurant for dinner he is immediately drawn to her.  Amanda, being the sharp business woman that she is, does not fall all over herself when Chase repeatedly asks her out and eventually starts to visit her restaurant routinely to be close to hear.

As Amanda and Chase's relationship develops a big secret of his comes out.  He isn't sure how Amanda is going to react and honestly, I wasn't either.  It was interesting to see how they were able to deal with this situation.  Although I was not a big fan of Chase and his big secret I did like how they were able to work out how they both felt about it.  Overall, this was a fun and light romance. I plan to read more books by Stephanie Evanovich. 


Blurb
Last summer readers were captivated by Stephanie Evanovich’s highly-anticipated New York Times bestselling debut novel, Big Girl Panties. This summer, Evanovich is back with THE SWEET SPOT, the sizzling story of two of readers’ favorite characters from Big Girl Panties: Chase Walker, the hunky professional baseball player, and his beautiful, curvy, and exceptionally sassy wife Amanda.
Amanda is a successful, levelheaded woman who built her restaurant from scratch. She’s certainly not looking for a prince charming to sweep her off her feet. So when Chase, baseball’s golden boy, begins to pursue her, she barely gives him the time of day. Her heart-shaped face and big blue eyes stop him dead in his tracks and her lush, plus-size curves don’t hurt either. And while Amanda’s used to celebrities and politicians dining at the Cold Creek Grille, she just can’t stop staring at Chase—he’s hotness personified.
At heart, Chase is a monogamist who likes strong women, despite his playboy image. Amanda is exactly the type he’s been looking to settle down with, but she won’t say yes easily. From daily visits to the restaurant to extravagant flower arrangements, Chase will stop at nothing to persuade her to go out with him—and he finally succeeds!
For Amanda their romance is all too good to be true, and something has got to give. Can Chase really be this perfect? And then she discovers that squeaky-clean Chase Walker has a spicy little kink. While readers of Big Girl Panties will remember it quite well, Chase’s fans have no idea that off the field, he likes to indulge in a little passionate spanking from time to time.
To her surprise, Amanda discovers a naughty side she never knew she had. But then, thanks to a tabloid, their secret comes to light and becomes the nation’s favorite water-cooler gossip. Will Amanda give up a little bit of her single-girl freedom for true love with a twist? Or will the pressure of Chase’s stardom spell doom for this sexy couple?
THE SWEET SPOT is an incredibly sexy and charming story filled with wit, fun, and extra-spicy romance. This is the perfect follow-up to Big Girl Panties and undoubtedly a great choice for summer reading.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18635066-the-sweet-spot

Buy Links
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Author Info

Stephanie Evanovich is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park who began writing fiction while waiting for her cues during countless community theater projects. She attended New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts and acted in several improvisational troupes and a few small-budget movies, all in preparation for the greatest job she ever had, raising her two sons. Now a full-time writer, she’s an avid sports fan who holds a black belt in tae kwon do.
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18635066-the-sweet-spot

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B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sweet-spot-stephanie-evanovich/1117005008?ean=9780062234810
BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Sweet-Spot/Stephanie-Evanovich/9780062234827?id=6008205023674

Link to Follow Tour: http://tastybooktours.blogspot.com/2014/06/now-booking-tasty-virtual-tour-for_9630.html

Author Info
Stephanie Evanovich is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park who began writing fiction while waiting for her cues during countless community theater projects. She attended New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts and acted in several improvisational troupes and a few small-budget movies, all in preparation for the greatest job she ever had, raising her two sons. Now a full-time writer, she’s an avid sports fan who holds a black belt in tae kwon do.
Author Links
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https://twitter.com/SEEVANOVICH
http://www.stephanieevanovich.com/

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Secret Love The Sweet Fifties Series Book One By: Christine Warner

Secret Love
The Sweet Fifties Series Book One
By: Christine Warner
Released June 9th, 2014

Blurb
Saranac, Michigan 1955
Lizzie Tarleton has always done things her own way—including the time at the tender age of thirteen when she confessed to her brother’s best friend she loved him. But now she’s a new teacher at the local high school, and independent enough to know that you can’t force love. She’ll find love when the time is right—even though her parents are adamant the time is now. The only downfall to her idyllic life is the fact that her childhood crush—who broke her heart—is now her boss. If only she could stop daydreaming about him.
Wayne Whitmore grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and worked hard to get where he’s at in life. Even though he enjoys being principal at the small town high school, he dreams of coaching baseball. When his best friend asks him to watch over his little sister at her new job at Wayne’s school, he agrees. What he doesn’t count on is how she’s grown from the pig tailed kid who told him she loved him, to the woman who breaks his concentration with her beauty and smile. Unable to get over his fascination, and afraid he’ll ruin his friend’s trust, Wayne applies for his dream job—one that will take him far away.

One night while decorating the school gymnasium for an upcoming sock hop, Lizzie and Wayne find themselves alone. They share a kiss and Lizzie realizes her childhood crush for Wayne has never died. Wayne decides he doesn’t want to let Lizzie get away.

Can they come to terms with their secret love and then overcome the other secrets they are hiding in order to get what they each want? Or is their timing for love still off?




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Author Info
Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her family, one laptop, and a much loved assortment of furry friends.
Besides laughing and a good dose of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing, but no arithmetic.  A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities.  She loves to read and write about strong heroes, and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.
A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and her website at christine-warner.com.

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Excerpt
She blinked away the heat of tears forming at the back of her eyes. Their conversation had grown too serious. She needed to lighten things up a bit. “Remember when we used to play ‘What if?’”
He laughed. “What if Lizzie wore a dress?”
Either she was going to church, or her mom was having a ladies’ social.” Lizzie giggled. “Ricky hated that game.”
He’d get so mad when you’d start it.” He made the final cut on a small snowflake and added it to the pile before him.
What if Wayne couldn’t throw his famous curve ball?”
The school trophy case would be one trophy short. What if Lizzie wasn’t teaching here?”
She pouted. “She’d be sad. I have no idea what I’d be doing if I hadn’t found a job here. What does Lizzie have to do to show Wayne she thanks him?” She winked, enjoying their fun.
He cleared his throat. “What if Wayne said Lizzie owed him a kiss?”
Her belly trembled. What if?
What if he stole one?” His voice lowered and he leaned in.
Why don’t you find out?” she whispered.