✍🏻 It's Cover Reveal Day for Rebecca Shea. Check out the cover for Unexpectedly Yours – coming January 27th. You can preorder this book today! ✍🏻

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One night of unbridled passion.

It was the only thing Andrew McPherson and Grace Morgan could afford.

Unexpectedly Yours, an all-new sexy office romance from USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Shea, is coming January 27th and we have the fantastic cover!

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Intense.

Sexy.

Unforgettable.

They promised they would never see each other again, but fate had other plans.

Andrew’s entire life has been spent working toward one goal—to own the top advertising and public relations company in the world. He’s driven, ruthless when it comes to business, never letting anything stand in his way . . . until Grace.

Grace has worked hard to build her advertising career. She’s fiercely talented and dedicated to her clients. Grace has no interest in getting involved with a man when she knows her focus should be on her career and paying off her mounting debt.

Andrew knows better than to get involved with a woman who is completely off limits, but he never backs down from what he wants, and he won’t stop until Grace is his . . . only this might cost him more than he’s willing to give.

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About Rebecca

Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Unbreakable series (Unbreakable, Undone, and Unforgiven), the Bound & Broken series (Broken by Lies and Bound by Lies) and two stand alone novels, Dare Me and Fault Lines. She has also co-written two books with her friend, A.L. Jackson, The Hollywood Chronicles: One Wild Night and One Wild Ride

She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters.

When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.

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✍🏻 Look at the cover for Catherine Cowles's upcoming book Beautifully Broken Control – coming February 18th. You can preorder it today, and she's having a giveaway. Check out the link in my post. ✍🏻

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Beautifully Broken Control, an all new emotional small-town romance with a dash of suspense, in the Sutter Lake Series from Catherine Cowles, is coming February 18th and we have the gorgeous cover!

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A woman trying to rebuild her life.

Kennedy is doing all she can to escape, to prove that she’s not the monster her father was. A simple life of peace and service is all she needs.

A man haunted by a past he can’t forget.

Cain has buried his demons under layers of control and success. The only thing he needs is his company and his solitude. Certainly not a woman with captivating green eyes filled with ghosts so similar to his own.

He’s a reminder of the life she’s left behind. And she’s a threat to his tightly guarded control. As sparks fly between them, they discover that what they might need most is each other.

But with pasts like theirs . . . you never know when darkness might descend.

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Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she’s not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.

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✍🏻 Blog Tour & Excerpt Reveal: Brittainy C. Cherry's Landon & Shay Part 2 ✍🏻

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Landon & Shay: Part Two, the not to be missed conclusion of the Landon and Shay duet by Brittainy C. Cherry, is available now!

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Once upon a time, I fell in love with a boy.
A beautiful, broken boy who had his own world of struggles.

People warned me against our love, but I didn’t listen.
We looked weak.
Young, foolish.
Dangerously in love.
We didn’t care.

In order to keep our hearts protected from the opinions of others, we became each other’s secret.
We shared stolen moments. Tender touches. Secretive embraces.

It was our twisted love story, and it worked for us up until our lives changed forever.
The boy I loved became Hollywood’s newest golden boy.
His career blossomed as mine stalled.
He found massive success as I discovered multiple failures.
He made something of himself, while my dreams never came true.
We moved into different realms where our pieces no longer fit together.

In the fairy tales, love conquered all.
In reality, love was the main reason empires began to fall.
I always knew Landon belonged in my story.
He was my beginning, middle, and end.
The only problem? I wasn’t certain I still belonged in his.

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Excerpt:

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“Oh my gosh, tell us everything.” Raine beamed as she sat across from Landon at the dining room table with her chin on her hands in amazement. “Tell me everything about being famous.”

That privacy I thought Landon and I would get?

Not going to happen with Raine living in the same place as me. She was so giddy seeing her best friend, and I couldn’t blame her. I was just as excited—even more so than her.

Landon looked so good, so grown-up.

He had facial hair that was groomed to perfection, and he smelled like sex appeal and honey. Since he’d arrived, I hadn’t allowed myself to be far from his side.

I sat in the chair next to him, and he hadn’t removed his hand from my thigh, massaging it up and down.

“I’m not famous.” Landon chuckled, giving Raine a smile. “I honestly don’t know what’s been happening to me, or why it’s been happening to me, but I feel like I’ll one day wake up and it will all be a dream.”

“You know what I hate?” Raine asked, crinkling her nose up.

“What’s that?” Landon replied.

“When really famous people claim they aren’t famous. That’s like when rich kids are like ‘Oh, I’m not rich, my parents are.’ Like, shut up, Susan. You can’t say you’re not rich while driving your Mercedes Benz wearing your Gucci shoes. That’s not how that works.”

I chuckled at my dramatic friend. “She is right, though. You are famous, Landon. The world has seen your tushy in boxer briefs. That’s the top layer of fame.”

“And what a cute little tushy-wushy it is,” Raine mocked, leaning over to pinch his cheeks. “I’m a proud big sister.”

“For the millionth time, I’m older than you, Raine,” Landon remarked.

“By age, not by maturity.” She darted her eyes back and forth between the two of us. Then her stare moved to Landon’s hand caressing my upper thigh. “Is this about to get a little PG-13? Should I leave?”

“You should probably leave,” I joked.

She nodded in agreement. “Okay, well, don’t make plans tomorrow night, Landon. We’re going to have everyone over for a reunion. Now, go do whatever it is you’re planning to do, you two lovebirds—but remember, these walls are thin, and my bedroom is right next door to Shay’s.”

I laughed. “I know, and I’m reminded of how thin the walls are every time Hank stays the night.”

She gave me a smile and a wink. “We broke the headboard the other night.”

Landon jumped in. “And I think that falls into the realm of too much information. I don’t want to think about Hank and you banging and breaking headboards. You are like a big sister to me, after all.”

Raine walked around and patted him on the back. “You’re old enough to know that your sister gets laid, Landon—at least four times a week in many different positions.”

“Raine,” Landon groaned, slapping his hand to his face. “Too much information.”

“I bet you won’t think it’s too much information when Shay breaks out some of the moves from the Kama Sutra book I gave her. Good night, kiddos.”

She hurried off, and Landon was staring at me with a highly arched eyebrow.

“What?” I asked.

“What’s this about a Kama Sutra book?” His lips curved up into a wicked grin.

I rolled my eyes. “It’s nothing. Raine is just a sex-driven girl. She said she and Hank needed to spice things up after being together so long.”

“I like spice. Spice is my favorite thing. What are some of the names of the moves in the book? What are we trying tonight?”

I felt my face heating up from the idea of it all. “None.”

He cocked an eyebrow. “Oh crap. You’ve really read this book, haven’t you?”

“What? No. Not at all.”

He smirked and pointed a finger. “You have one on the tip of your tongue. I can tell. Do share.”

“Well…” I pulled the collar of my shirt between my lips and shrugged. “There is this thing called the butterfly.”

The way his eyes smiled along with his lips made my cheeks heat even more. He rose to his feet. “Come on, let’s go. I’m going to butterfly the hell out of you.”

About Brittainy

Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author.

She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.

Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.

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✍🏻 Check out Morgan James's upcoming book, Unrequited Love. You will want to preorder this book at 99 pennies. ✍🏻

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Unrequited Love

Book 1 of the Frozen in Time Trilogy

By Morgan James

Release date: December 10, 2019

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What would you do for a second chance at love?

Amelia

I’m not the naïve young girl I once was, and I no longer believe in fairy tales. My divorce eight years ago cured me of that. Jack was everything to me… until he wasn’t.

Jack

I’ve loved her for as long as I can remember, and I was a fool to let her go. When Amelia stumbles upon my doorstep—literally—I’m faced with the toughest decision of my life. Let her walk away again or fight for her the way I should have eight years ago?

OR

Now partial owner of Briarleigh Lodge and Resort after the passing of his partner and ex-father-in-law, Jack Prescott is determined to make Bruce Hamilton’s last dream come true—but a series of incidents threatens to hold up the construction of the huge resort. When Jack finds a discrepancy in the accounting books, he realizes it’s more than just a few disgruntled townsfolk trying to cause trouble.

Amelia Hamilton has made a great life for herself over the past decade, and she doesn’t need any reminders of her past—especially not her ex-husband Jack. But her father’s sudden death turns her world upside down. A clause in his will stipulates she spend four weeks at a mountain resort, and she finds herself at Briarleigh to fulfill his last request. 

Still desperately in love with his ex-wife, Jack is determined to save the resort from ruin and win Amelia’s heart—this time for good.

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✍🏻 Professor Romance's 5 ⭐️ Review: Staci Hart's Gilded Lily ✍🏻

Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I need to preface my review with an understanding. I’m a professor of writing, and I oftentimes write reviews like I’d write an analysis of a book, especially when an author decides to provoke my literature brain. I choose, however, to write my reviews informally yet with the formality of literary analysis. So…warning, Staci Hart challenges my brain with her writing, hence causing me to write the type of review that won’t tell you how hot Kash and Lily are together. Instead, this review seeks to magnify the brilliance of Staci Hart’s writing in Gilded Lily, her newest book, via my analysis. Consider yourself warned. 

You can read Staci Hart’s Bennet series without having read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the story that inspires it. However, if you know JA’s book, then you see some of the genius of Staci Hart’s books in this new series. For example, Kitty, a Bennet sister in Pride and Prejudice, is a background character, usually partnered with Lydia, the misbehaving sister. While we are led to believe that Kitty will engage in the same at-risk, silly behavior of her sister, we never really find evidence of it in Jane Austen’s story. In her newest book, Staci Hart plays with this idea of existing in the background, of assumed perceptions. Like Kitty, Kash, the hero of Gilded Lily, seems, like a background character, happy to plant and grow, a seeming player who isn’t interested in relationships, but, rather, hookups. His connection and association with Luke, his formerly player younger brother, inspires people’s perceptions of Kash. To some degree, readers of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice mischaracterize Kitty too based on the actions of her younger sister, Lydia. We never get to know the true Kitty, and it’s a realization that we may be “seeing” her with the worst of expectations based on her association with her sister. Similarly, the concept of Kash is also based on the assumptions of the other characters in his story and us, the readers. It’s Staci Hart’s brilliant look at the way in which we determine the truth of people based on their appearance and our assumptions. What we find in Gilded Lily are people who are so much more than our assumptions. 

The title of this book is the first indication of Hart’s talent. To gild the lily means to try to “adorn or embellish” something that is already perfect. It’s a hint to the heroine of the story, Lila. Lila is an overachiever. As an event planner for a top, well-respected event planning business, she’s learned early on that appearances are necessary towards achievement. Her direct report/manager is a nightmare, yet Lila as an overachiever strives to surpass her manager by being the very best, ignoring her manager’s slights. Daily, she strives towards perfection. She shows it through her appearance and her work ethic. Her drive for perfection makes others assume that she is a robot, someone who is emotionless. Her actions “gild the lily” of her persona, causing others to make assumptions about her just as people make assumptions about Kash. To a certain degree, Lila pretends. It’s her way to survive an unruly boss and horrible clients. Through the character of Lila, Hart illustrates the way in which there is always something more to a person. We find that Lila is indeed a person with feelings; however, it takes the right person to “see” the true essence of her if they take the time to do so, to see past her “pretending,” the gilding of the lily of her personhood. In this characterization, Hart flexes her literary muscle as she constructs the humanization of Lila through the progression of the story. 

Like Lila, Kash also pretends. Of the two, he shows more of his real self; however, there are assumptions about him that he never corrects. In a sense, he accepts what others believe about him even if they are false. From his statement t-shirts to his connections with women, Kash pretends to be the person who others believe him to be. Yet, Kash is more. 

We initially see Kash and Lila as opposites. Hart considers their story as enemies-to-lovers, and it seems, in the beginning, they are more enemies than friends. However, Kash and Lila have more in common than we first realize. There are more assumptions here, as the story plays out and we see these two are simply two sides of the same coin about other people’s judgments about them. As their story progresses, we recognize their similarities and revel in their differences as those differences make for a complete soulful connection. Again, this is further evidence of Hart’s creativity and ingenuity in her craft.

Personally, I can’t help but revel in Hart’s writing. Throughout Gilded Lily,  I was drawn to her prose, her style. The way in which she uses the allusion to Kitty in Pride and Prejudice along with her metaphor of perfection to illustrate the need to search for the truth of a person by “seeing” them, to let go of past dreams for the spirit of today, and to love fearlessly in the face of your truth is her superpower in her book. This professor’s brain couldn’t stop analyzing her pages, mining them for the golden nuggets of truth hidden in her prose. The romance is a given in Gilded Lily. Kash and Lila are a beautiful pairing, completing each other in the most delicious way. Reading their journey isn’t hard in and of itself. It will make you feel complete when the story is done. What we should celebrate about Hart’s book is its insistence on living “real” lives, accepting people in their truth, and loving people fiercely into that truth. What we see and perceive isn’t usually what is real. Maybe if we took the time to accept each other’s truths, our society would look a lot like the love of Kash and Lila. Read this book. 

In love and romance,

Professor A

✍🏻 Professor Romance's 4 ⭐️ Review: Brittainy C. Cherry's Landon & Shay: Part 2 ✍🏻

Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It’s no surprise that Brittainy C. Cherry holds a crown as a queen of angst. Like many of her fellow romance authors, she uses her words well to rip out your heart, holding it in her hand until the end of her book where she brings you the sweetest of releases from the pain she’s inflicted. She’s done this again with the second of her Landon & Shay duet. 

The story is a continuation of the duet where we were left with our teen lovebirds, Landon and Shay, distance from each other in opposite areas of the U.S. Through notebook pages, the two stay connected, at least for a time. These two struggle to maintain their love, but, as Cherry does well, this can’t be maintained for long, and these two break. Eventually, they find their way back to each other but resentments and hurts stifle their love, and Cherry makes us guess until the last page if they will find their happily-ever-after. 

I love an angsty tale with a deep abiding love between the H and h. At times, I think I’m an emotional masochist. Up to a point. Cherry has written an epic love story for Landon and Shay. She walks us carefully through the heights of their love for each other, but she takes us deep into its pain. It’s in this pain that I struggled with this book. Cherry gives us everything of Landon and Shay, and at times, I found myself needing a break from their story. I know that’s good storytelling, when your reader struggles to suspend his/her disbelief. This is the strength of this book. Yet, I think I would have liked for the story to spend more time after their reconciliation. I want to know more about their happy ending because they have suffered to be together. That’s the part missing in this book. 

Cherry has done a brilliant job of creating the chemistry and depth of feeling between Landon and Shay. That’s the other strength of her book. They’re believable together that, as a reader, you are drawn into their story easily. Sometimes, it’s too easy. However, even though I shouldn’t compare, I felt more drawn to Eleanor and Grey’s relationship in their book. I’d like to say that I understand why, but I don’t because I was dying for Landon and Shay’s roman given her disdain for  him in Eleanor & Grey

In the end, I recommend this book and its predecessor. As I’ve stated in this review, Brittainy C. Cherry draws you in easily with her storytelling. She makes you believe in a deep abiding love, one that transcends the difficulties of the relationship. Landon’s character is a keen complex character study of someone living with mental illness and the challenges that befall him as he tries to give his heart to someone else, and Shay’s character illustrates for us the struggles with missed dreams and broken hearts. In the end, Cherry’s Landon & Shay Part 2 breeds hope in happily-ever-afters, hope in giving your shattered heart over to the one who will protect it even after it’s been broken. 

In love and romance, 

Professor A

✍🏻 Are you ready for the conclusion to Brittainy C. Cherry's Landon & Shay? Part Two is Out Now ! ✍🏻

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Landon & Shay: Part Two, the not to be missed conclusion of the Landon and Shay duet by Brittainy C. Cherry, is available now!

Get your binge on with this must-read enemies to lovers, second chance romance!

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Once upon a time, I fell in love with a boy.
A beautiful, broken boy who had his own world of struggles.

People warned me against our love, but I didn’t listen.
We looked weak.
Young, foolish.
Dangerously in love.
We didn’t care.

In order to keep our hearts protected from the opinions of others, we became each other’s secret.
We shared stolen moments. Tender touches. Secretive embraces.

It was our twisted love story, and it worked for us up until our lives changed forever.
The boy I loved became Hollywood’s newest golden boy.
His career blossomed as mine stalled.
He found massive success as I discovered multiple failures.
He made something of himself, while my dreams never came true.
We moved into different realms where our pieces no longer fit together.

In the fairy tales, love conquered all.
In reality, love was the main reason empires began to fall.
I always knew Landon belonged in my story.
He was my beginning, middle, and end.
The only problem? I wasn’t certain I still belonged in his.

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About Brittainy

Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author.

She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.

Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.

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✍🏻 Tijan's Enemies is LIVE Now! If you love a sports romance, enemies to lovers story, then download your copy today! ✍🏻

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Stone Reeves was my neighbor, and I’ve hated him since sixth grade.

Enemies, an all-new enemies to lovers stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Tijan, is available now!

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Gorgeous and charismatic, he became the town’s football god, while I became the town’s invisible girl.

He went to a Division 1 school for football, while my father was fired by his father.

His team won the National Championship, while my mother died the same day.

He was a first round pick for the NFL …

… while I made the worst decision of my life.

Now I’m in Texas trying to pick up the pieces of my life.

But, Stone is here.

Stone is everywhere.

It doesn’t matter that disaster has struck my life again.

It doesn’t matter that he’s the one trying to console me.

It doesn’t matter that he’s the nation’s newest football obsession.

Because for me, he always has been and always will be my enemy.

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Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

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6 Never-Before-Seen Holiday Love Stories

Christmas in the City, an all-new holiday anthology featuring 12 of your favorite bestselling authors, is available NOW, but for a limited time! These are brand new stories and available FREE on all platforms! 

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Twelve bestselling authors came together this holiday season to do something special as a thank you to the romance community. We wanted to share FREE, never-before-published stories born from a spirit of collaboration. These six stories are co-written by authors you may have seen work together often in the past, and by some you’ve never seen work together before! Each enchanting love story occurs in a different city. New York, Washington, D.C., Dublin, Toronto, Chicago and Paris. Travel all over the world with us this holiday season and fall in love!

Helena Hunting & L.J. Shen

Just The Tip 

It’s not every day you meet a stranger who knows how to jingle your bells…

Corinne Michaels & Melanie Harlow

Baby it’s Cold Outside

My Christmas list did not include a broken heart, freezing temperatures, or my tree stuck in the door to my apartment building, but that’s what I got. Just when I thought Santa had failed me, I got something I never thought to ask for …

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Kissmas in New York

It was just supposed to be a simple kiss with a stranger.  I’d done it to prove a point–that I hadn’t lost my sense of adventure. But you know what they say about the best laid plans. Maybe I’d get something in my stocking after all this holiday season…

Sierra Simone & Kennedy Ryan

The Christmas Crown

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Penny Reid & LH Cosway

Songbird

Two lonely souls find companionship in Dublin for one magical night. Broderick Adams doesn’t mind his solitude, until she walks in. Ophelia Kelly sings to heal her heart, but has no idea he’s listening. 

Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

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Jamie and Wes are having a blast living and working in Toronto. Until a scout for another team swoops in to make one of them an offer that might complicate the life they’ve built together.

✍🏻 Blog Tour & Excerpt Reveal: Katie Ashley's Shelf Awareness ✍🏻

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“Don’t miss this hilarious and sweet adventure in the Green Valley Library series. Five Stars!”–Aleatha Romig, New York Times bestselling author

Shelf Awareness, an all-new hilarious romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Katie Ashley is available now!

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After catching her husband in a compromising position, Finley Granger finds herself in a new hell: reentering the dating world. When she moves in with her grandmother, her great-aunt, and their best friend, Finley finds herself surrounded by a trio of well-meaning yet bumbling matchmakers.

In spite of their efforts, Finley only has eyes for one person, and that’s Zeke Masters—the 6’4”, impossibly built, and ridiculously good-looking new man in town. Along with her nether regions, Finley’s journalistic spidey-senses tingle as to why he’s on sabbatical from Seattle. Is he on the lam or escaping a bad breakup? What’s his story?!?!

As Finley finds herself reluctantly drawn to the gorgeous IT guy, she can’t help but wonder: should she indulge in a rebound tryst with the mysterious Zeke, or has she finally met her match?

‘Shelf Awareness’ is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book #4 in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

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As Zeke worked on uploading the census records, I hoisted one of the many boxes from the Henderson’s donation onto the table. It kicked up an epic dust cloud. I reached inside to pluck out one of the moldering tomes of historical literature. Wrinkling my nose, I fought the urge to sneeze. Instead, I cleared my throat. When it still felt like I had swallowed a wad of sawdust, I coughed. And that was my grievous mistake.

The force of the cough dislodged the Ben Wa ball, sending it into an epic downward dive. Yes, ladies and gentlemen the Ben Wa ball had left the building. Whirling away from Zeke, I used my hand to try an inconspicuous crotch shuffle to send the ball back to its point of origin. What happened next was truly against the laws of motion. Because the universe apparently hated me, the ball escaped the confines of my thong. As it started its descent down my thigh, I squeaked and clamped my knees together.

“Are you all right?” Zeke asked behind me.

I threw a glance at him over my shoulder. “Uh, yeah, I . . .” Okay, I had no idea how I was going to get out of this one. It wasn’t like I could say, “Well, here’s the thing. The Ben Wa ball I was using to strengthen my pelvic floor muscles to keep my vagina healthy for the D just slipped out and is about to make a very unhappy trail down my leg.”

“I think a bug bit me or something.”

“Oh no. Want me to take a look?”

“No!” When Zeke’s eyes widened at my outburst, I said, “Sorry. I’m okay.”

“If you’re sure.”

“Totally.”

“I think I might’ve found something interesting for your research.”

The only thing I was interested in at the moment was getting the Ben Wa ball out of my pants without Zeke seeing it. “Oh?”

“I definitely see some Native American female names.”

Damn him for being enthusiastic about my research. The last thing I wanted to do was walk the couple of steps back over to him while trying to keep a Ben Wa ball from rolling down my pants leg. Since I couldn’t see any other way out of it, I nodded. Gritting my teeth, I started shuffling over to him.

When I started lurching like Frankenstein’s monster, Zeke tilted his head curiously at me. “Are you sure you’re okay?”

“Yep. Totally fine,” I muttered.

Just as I reached his chair, my knee shifted because of what I imagined was panic sweat overtaking me. As the ball became dislodged, I bit down on my lip to keep from squealing again. There was no saving the ball now or my humiliation for that matter.

As soon as it plopped onto my shoe, I flung my foot, sending it ricocheting into the desk. Of course, it’s size caused it to make a tremendous ching-ching noise, which in turn caused Zeke to rip his attention away from the screen. “What was that?”

“What was what?” I questioned innocently.

He furrowed his brows at me. “You didn’t hear that noise?”

“Uh, no.” Plastering a smile on my face, I said, “I’m sorry. I was just so into what you were saying.”

Ignoring my response, Zeke quickly assessed the area around us. After I’d flung the ball away, it had come to a rest to the right of his desk chair. When he bent over to examine the ball, I inwardly began screaming noooooo while at the same time cursing Estelle for even bringing the Ben Wa ball into my orbit.

Since the universe hadn’t tortured me quite enough yet, Zeke picked up the ball. “Interesting,” he murmured as he twisted it between his fingers.

I decided it was best to play absolutely and completely clueless in this situation. “What is it?” Silently, I prayed he wouldn’t respond with, “It looks like one of those sex balls you shove up your cooch.”

“I don’t know. Maybe a part off one of the desks or chairs. I should probably give it to maintenance, so they can check all the furniture in here.”

Oh hell no. Without a second thought, I snatched the ball out of his hands. Since I did it rather abruptly, Zeke’s surprise was apparent on his face. Waving my free hand dismissively, I said, “Don’t bother yourself with that. I’ll take it to them.”

“Thanks, Finley.”

After wheezing out a breath, I replied, “You’re welcome.” I jerked my thumb over my shoulder. “I’ll go do that right now.”

I didn’t bother waiting for Zeke to reply. Instead, I power walked right out of the history room. I’m sure if he was watching me he would have been puzzled at my miraculous recovery, considering I’d been limping earlier.

At the first trash can I could find, I deposited the Ben Wa ball. It seemed abundantly clear that neither I nor my vagina were quite ready to handle the responsibility.

About Katie Ashley

Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Top Five Best-Selling author of both Indie and Traditionally published books. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, her two rescue dogs named for Disney Princesses, Belle & Elsa, an out-numbered cat, Harry Potter, and one Betta fish. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, and Star Wars.

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