✍🏻 The next book in A.S. Teague’s The Hardest Series is coming April 16th, and she has the cover for you. Add Quinn and Georgia’s story to your GoodReads TBR today. ✍🏻

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It’s easy to convince the world that you have it all.

The Hardest Play, an all-new standalone sports romance from A.S. Teague is coming April 16th and we have the gorgeous cover!

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I’m Quinn Miller­­––record breaking running back, professional football’s favorite rags-to-riches story, all-around good guy.

What’s not so easy? Repairing your reputation after mistakes both on and off the field leave you labeled as a disgrace to the league.

With only one team willing to give me a chance, I have no time for a relationship.

But after one night with Georgia Reed, the hopeless romantic with fiery red hair and an attitude to match, I’m hooked.

With Georgia cheering me on, it doesn’t feel like the world is against me anymore.

That is, until her father steps into the locker room as my new head coach.

Finding the woman of my dreams was the easy part; it’s keeping her that will be the hardest play of all.

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A.S. Teague enjoys the warmth of South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. The stereotypes about peach cobbler and sweet tea are not overstated. After years in the medical field, she is now enjoying every minute of being a stay-at-home mom. She loves wine, the beach, wine on the beach, and crying at Disney movies. When she doesn’t have a book in her hand, she can be found pestering her husband with pictures of animals she wants to rescue, as well as debating whether to exercise or take a nap.

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✍🏻 It’s TIME for the first teaser from Sierra Simone’s forthcoming Harvest of Sighs, releasing May 1st. If you haven’t preordered it, the links are below! ✍🏻

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Release Date: May 1st

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START THE SERIES TODAY WITH

A LESSON IN THORNS (Thornchapel #1)

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Blurb:
The genius and the sunshine girl. As children, we fought bitterly and often, bickering every chance we got.

But then we grew up.
Then we came back.

Delphine Dansey carries her heart on the outside of her body; she’s looking for love and chasing dreams. She’s spoiled and selfish, the kind of beautiful that’s made for money and fame. But somehow she’s ended up in my keeping: a pretty submissive I can’t seem to resist, a lover who obsesses and tempts me.

I thought I’d locked my heart away a long time ago, along with all my other weaknesses. But some doors won’t stay closed, no matter how hard I fight to keep them shut. She unravels me, just like our friends are unraveling, just like Thornchapel itself is unraveling.

All year long, we’ve been sowing lust and jealousy and pain, heedless of the consequences. But a harvest is inevitable, and so now we must reap our sorrows.

And our sighs.

*Harvest of Sighs is Book Three in the Thornchapel series.*

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✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 4 1/2 ⭐️ Review: Brittainy C. Cherry’s Southern Storms ✍🏻

Overall Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

When you read a Brittainy C. Cherry tome, you become the recipient of a story layered with angst, the failings of human nature, but most importantly, the abiding truths of love to save and complete its characters. Some readers might run from that assessment, wanting only stories that make us laugh, steam our glasses, or leave us far from strife. Some would argue that literature is meant to entertain and save us from the doldrums of our lives. However, literature is also meant to act as a mirror to the insights of the human spirit. In a Brittany C. Cherry romance, that mirror is oftentimes reflected directly back on its reader, even through its difficult parts, because such is life. Cherry’s newest book, Southern Storms, is no different. It’s a lesson in the resilience of the human spirit to move beyond tragedy and heartbreak to find the depth of a love that cloaks us through our difficulties and our successes. It’s a reminder that second chances are offered everywhere. 

From the first chapter of this book, I was hooked. I began it the moment the ARC hit my Kindle, partly because I knew I needed to write this review, and I had only a few days to do so. Mostly though, I was hooked because the story of Havenbarrow’s “black sheep,” Jax, and his former best friend, Kennedy, the spurned former wife compelled me forward. In many ways, Jax and Kennedy are two sides of the same coin: both of these characters have endured immense pain in their past, and it has caused them to put a pause on life. Cherry’s ability to craft this idea in her romance makes it relatable for her reader. We have all lived a life “on hold” whether created through trauma or change. We have all been some version of Jax and Kennedy. 

While Cherry hyperbolizes their situations for the sake of fiction, Jax and Kennedy represent “broken times” in our lives, Cherry’s “storms.” How we weather those storms is the second keen attribute of Southern Storms. Cherry weaves the storm metaphor succinctly through her story, reminding us of our own storms. There were a few times when I thought she was a little heavy-handed with the metaphor, but every writer seeks after the emotional connection between her characters and the readers. This metaphor is the tool by which Cherry creates that connection, and it works brilliantly. 

Reading Brittainy C. Cherry’s Southern Storms is a glorious journey in redemption. Here’s the thing about books like this one: the happy ending for books such as hers have the biggest pay-offs. Weathering the storms of its characters brings the sunniest of happily-ever-afters. And that is all we want in life: to find our rainbow after the heavy rains. Southern Storm’s story of resilience and second chances offers up the most vibrant rainbow, necessary in our current world that feels very, very dark. 

In love and romance,

Professor A

✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 3 1/2 ⭐️ Review: Stacy Travis’s French Kiss ✍🏻

Overall Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Many years ago, I found this indie romantic comedy set in Los Angeles on Netflix. It had one of my favorite character actresses in it, Sara Rue. As I was watching her character seek out love in her beloved Los Angeles, I noted that the true love affair of this movie wasn’t the one between her and the hero of the story. Instead, the love relationship of this movie was her character and the city of Los Angeles. Many of LA’s little known treasures were highlighted in this movie, and the city became a character as prominent as Sara Rue’s character. It actually made the movie more charming to me, and as a Southern California girl, it made me both nostalgic and proud of my proximity to a diverse, eclectic city rife with possibility. 

As I was reading debut author’s Stacy Travis’s new book, French Kiss, I recalled the movie I’ve just described because, like this rom-com, Travis’s book is more than a friends-to-lovers romance. It is a love affair with the City of Lights and Love; the true romance resides in her heroine’s love affair with Paris. In some ways, this enhances the story, as it underscores the heroine, Hannah’s, falling into love with her best friend, Josh. These two love affairs feel simultaneous and create the power behind the story. 

However, it is also the limitation of Travis’s story. She makes it clear in her bio that Paris is HER city, and it’s clear how much she adores it in her apt descriptions of this beautiful city. Since I had visited Paris last summer, as she took her reader through its streets and iconic places, I could remember vividly the beauty and history of this place. Yet, it also detracted from fully developing the romance of her hero and heroine. While I love that Hannah finally sees Josh’s strengths and falls for him, she does this as she falls for the city of Paris, and the common problem of the friends-to-lovers trope is glaring. 

(Be aware of potential spoilers.)

First of all, before I move into some of my issues with the story, let me be clear. This is a good start for Stacy Travis. She has an adeptness at storytelling in her ability to set her scene and develop chemistry between her characters easily. That she can take us from wanting Hannah to indulge in Maddox, the playboy of this romance, to rooting for her to fall for Josh illustrates her dexterity in moving our emotions. 

However, one of the glaring issues with this book is its point of view. I believe the story would have been stronger as a dual point-of-view story. Everything is written from Hannah’s point of view. It isn’t until later in the story as Josh and Hannah begin to fall for each other that we get any hint that Josh has feelings for her. As this is a romance, you can surmise it early on, but without Josh’s point of view, I think Travis missed out on an opportunity to build more tension in her story. She needed a stronger story arc. Maddox and Hannah’s confusing limbo was more annoying than acceptable. I would have only endorsed their coupling IF it was casual. Therefore, Travis spends more time building their illusory chemistry than building Hannah and Josh’s. While I readily accepted it, it felt a bit disingenuous. Constructing Josh’s point of view would have gone further to enhance the eventual chemistry and coupling between these two. 

With the friends-to-lovers trope, which so many readers struggle with, you need it to be believable. Readers already grapple with believability with this trope because it makes one question why they were friends in the first place. I think Travis, to a certain degree, mutes this issue with believability in her detailed journey through Paris. For this reader, I found myself skimming those details to get to Josh and Hannah’s story. It would have been a stronger story had the focus been greater on them than their trip through Paris. 

Now, it isn’t lost on me that Paris is used as a metaphor for their developing relationship. As Hannah falls in love with Paris, a city she had no intention of visiting, after being spurned by Maddox, she also falls in love with Josh. They are two unlikely sources of love for a heroine whose life has been planned and prescriptive. In losing herself to love, Hannah is anyone of us who has struggled to let go of control and just live. Stacy Travis’s French Kiss is a reminder to embrace love, no matter where you find it because it will ultimately set you free. 

In love and romance,

Professor A

✍🏻 Do you love Paris? Never been? Then, French Kiss is the best friends-to-lovers romance you want. Grab your copy today! ✍🏻

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I want to take a chance. But can I risk losing my best friend?

French Kiss, an all-new slow burn, friends-to-lovers contemporary romance from debut author Stacy Travis, is available now!

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It didn’t take a medical degree to know that Josh Weitz was insanely hot, from his swoony grey-green eyes to his dark hair that begs my fingers to run through it.

But he was my best friend, and I was too busy crushing on his roommate–otherwise known as the ‘Wrong Guy’–to notice.

Sure, Josh has always been there for me, and he makes me laugh like no one else can. But it’s only when ‘Wrong Guy’ stands me up in Paris and Josh shows up for me, once again, that I start to appreciate all the things I’ve been missing.

Like the way his eyes crinkle when he laughs, and how he always holds the door for me and the unexpected kiss we share under the Eiffel Tower. He makes me feel that spark I have always longed for.

But trust doesn’t come easy for me, and being with him is a risk.

Will I lose my best friend . . . or my heart?

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I can’t sit still, so when I’m not hiking, biking or running, I’m playing a very average game of tennis. Background music for writing undoubtedly features some U2, Lizzo, Billy Joel, Pink, Taylor Swift, and Led Zeppelin. Not necessarily in that order. And if I could only eat one food group, it would be cheese. Or wine. Or bread. Are those food groups? Whatever.

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✍🏻 Ready for Corinne Michaels’s cover for Fight for Me? Preorder your copy of her second chance love story, coming May 19th. ✍🏻

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From New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes a new emotional and riveting standalone second chance love story on May 19, 2020!

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I fell in love with Sydney Hastings when I was ten years old.

At sixteen, we whispered promises of forever.

When I was twenty-two, I broke them all. I left her and promised never to return.

After my father’s death, I’m forced to go home to Sugarloaf for six months. She’ll be everywhere, no longer just in my memories and regrets.

When we’re together, it’s as though time never stopped. She’s still the one I want, but I don’t deserve her. Instead of apologizing, I take that beautiful, broken woman in my arms. But after that, it’s her turn to leave me.

Now I have to fight. For her. For us. For the life we both want …

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Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller author. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.

After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.

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✍🏻 Brittainy C. Cherry’s Southern Storms is LIVE. This story of broken souls and second chances is unputdownable. Grab it QUICKLY and fall into Havenbarrow. You won’t regret it! ✍🏻

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All I wanted to do was run away, I never expected to crash into his arms…

After leaving the city life behind to escape my loveless marriage, I moved to small town Havenbarrow for a fresh start.

What I didn’t expect was to find myself drawn to the town’s black sheep.

They called him troubled. Cold. A man with a dark past.

What everyone seemed to miss about Jax was the splashes of light in his eyes. The random acts of kindness he performed when no one was watching. The way he made me smile and laugh.

Jax helped unpack the baggage I’d been carrying around with me. He was patient with my pain and gentle with my scars. He was the stillness during my hurricane.

Yet when both of our pasts come back to haunt our present days, we realized quickly that sometimes love stories didn’t end the way we’d hoped.

Sometimes you were left with only the damage from the storm.

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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.

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✍🏻 Blog Tour & Excerpt Reveal: Trilina Pucci’s Filthy Little Pretties. Needing some steam? Grab this book NOW! ✍🏻

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“Trilina delivers an addictive romance high on angst and drama and a book that is total sexy perfection. Prepare to be twisted into delicious knots! I loved it!” Siobhan Davis, USA Today bestselling author

Filthy Little Pretties, an all-new edgy and angst-filled standalone from Trilina Pucci is available now!

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Donovan Kennedy is the girl dreams are made of.

Five years ago, she was our best friend.

Our moral compass.

The girl that held our hands everywhere we went.

The three of us were young. Innocent.

Nothing could touch us — not even heartache.

That was then.

Now she’s back. All grown up.

With red lips and long legs — a challenge waiting to be accepted. A prize that’ll turn our world upside down.

Brothers turned to enemies.

Friendships decimated.

Lies told.

Hearts torn apart.

We never expected to fall for the girl.

In the end, she’ll only choose one —Me.

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Excerpt

The boys laugh, pouring only two shots. They both stand staring at me, Grey to my right and Liam to my left, as my head shifts slowly between them. It’s my turn to toast. Liam licks the side of his glass, cleaning some liquid that’s spilled, and my eyes dart to his tongue, watching it drag over the smooth surface, lapping up the Jack.

Before I can stop myself, the words are already out.

“To bad ideas and the boys who get me into trouble.”

The shot glasses hit the counter the minute they drink, and I tip my head back laughing. I rub my lips together and smile at them. “We need music.”

“Done.”

Liam grabs the bottle of Jack and walks over to his phone that’s on the counter, picking it up and looking down with a serious expression. He stays that way for only a moment before his beautiful face pops back up smiling, as the music filters out through speakers in the ceiling.

I wander over toward the couch, Grey right behind me, as the music amps up, hitting a crescendo. Liam turns it up loud, and Grey grabs me, spinning me around. We start to jump and thrash our arms around, Liam joining in, losing ourselves to the music and yelling to the ceiling. It’s perfect. They’re perfect.

The oversized shirt I’m wearing bounces up, exposing glimpses of G-string, but I don’t care because it doesn’t matter. Nothing matters except this night.

Liam takes a swig from the Jack and passes it over to Grey as I shake my hips and turn in a circle. I lick my lips, my teeth sinking into the bottom one, as Liam comes up behind me, matching my rhythm and swaying back and forth. His hand splays over my stomach, and the warmth I was feeling from the liquor feels like ice in comparison to his large palm. He turns us to face Grey, who is standing stock-still, bottle in hand and a cigarette lifting to his lips. He takes in a long drag as he watches us dance. It’s the way he watches that makes my entire body feel on fire.

He’s arrogant. Entitled. Like a goddamn king. My very favorite version.

My eyes drift to his torso, taking in the tattoo again and smiling. It’s fitting for him— “I am not led, I lead.” He does lead, everyone but me. In fact, I’ll never tell that I already knew what it meant. Sometimes, it’s more fun to let him believe his saying.

He juts his chin, calling me to him, but I don’t move. Try again. Liam nudges my waist, speaking into my ear. “Go on, Van. He won’t bite. Unless you ask him to.”

Holy, hellfire and brimstone. I’m going to burn for this. Closing the three feet between us feels like the longest walk of my life, each step erasing the line before it. My throat is dry, but I’m already wet everywhere else. My thoughts are barreling around in my mind like they’re all in a freefall. But all I know is that I want whatever Grey has to offer.

Grey looks down at me as I come to a stop in front of him, peeking up through my lashes.

“You wanna hit?” He brings the cigarette back between his lips, sucking in the smoke, and I nod, but he doesn’t hand it to me, just blows up into the air. Grey’s eyes lock to mine as his head tips back down.

“Ask me nicely.”

“No.”

My hair is swept over my shoulder as the heat from Liam’s body engulfs me from behind. His lips graze my neck as he inhales up my jawline, making my head tilt and breath suck in between my teeth. Lines aren’t just being blurred. They don’t fucking exist anymore.

“Come on, Van. Ask us nicely,” Liam whispers, and my eyes shut.

When I open them, Grey flicks his cigarette into the fire. He licks his lips, letting his eyes drift down my body to where Liam’s finger is tracing the hem of the T-shirt at the top of my thigh. Liam’s finger runs back and forth indecently slow, barely ducking under the fabric, but I’m already panting, wet, and hungry. So fucking hungry. They’re really good at this.

“Were you actually talking about smoking?” I ask, already suspecting the answer.

“Not even a little, Cherry.”

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Trilina is an author, wife, and mama to three rowdy kiddos. When she isn’t making grilled cheese sandwiches, she can be found writing saucy novels that titillate and excite her readers.

Pucci’s journey started impulsively. She wanted to check off a box on her bucket list. But what began as fulfillment has become incredibly fulfilling. And now she can’t see her life without her characters, her readers and this community.

She currently resides in Northern California with her Italian stallion and her feral children, where the days are slow and easy and wine pours are heavy. (just kidding…maybe)

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✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 5 ⭐️ Review: Staci Hart’s Mum’s The Word ✍🏻

Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It’s taken me a few days to start this review. I’ve been thinking about why I’ve struggled to find the words for Staci Hart’s Mum’s The Word when her poignant story of finding a deep abiding love in the arms of the least likely of people is charming, intentional, and thoughtful. For her first two books in this series inspired by Pride and Prejudice, the reviews flowed through my fingers, the words easily found as I read the book. But this one has made me more introspective, searching for words to explain the soul of this book. This isn’t because I didn’t adore Mum’s the Word. Instead, it has a different presence than the first two books of the series. With Coming Up Roses, there was a tension from the start as Tessa and Luke fought feelings of lust and disdain for each other, and with Gilded Lily, Lila and Kash fight their chemistry, even though it’s apparent from the first page. With Mum’s the Word, even though Marcus and Maisie’s story mimics Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, soulmates destined for each other even though they come from warring families, Marcus and Maisie fall for each other instantly. Their complication isn’t necessarily between wanting to love each other; it’s really them against their world. Therefore, it took me a bit to accept that Marcus and Maisie could fall in love almost instantaneously, unable to stay away from each other and accepting their destiny fairly quickly. It felt strange, at first, for that tension to be missing, as it seemed to be a staple in the first two books. However, this story isn’t about their love for each other; it’s about their ability to love when their world makes it nearly impossible to do so. 

Once again, Staci Hart shows us why she’s an exemplary writer. She has this ability to exact a different writing voice in each of her stories, and that voice fits her characters easily. I don’t think people realize the genius behind this skill. When you read a particular author, most of the time, there is a distinct thread, a specific voice, you find in their books. You could read the book blind-folded and know fairly easily that the book belongs to them. Yet, Hart is a chameleon of sorts, taking on a particular voice for a specific story. Other than her covers, you don’t really know the voice of the story you will get from her until you’ve read the book. From a writing standpoint, it’s an accomplishment to do so. From a marketing standpoint, I imagine it can be a challenge because her writing is a challenge to qualify. What I can tell you above anything else is that Staci Hart’s stories are the types of stories that are meaningful, entertaining, and intentional. And Mum’s the Word? It is no different. 

There is a gravity to this story as it tells the story of Marcus and Maisie. I don’t think it could be anything else. For one, going into this story, if you’ve read Coming Up Roses or Gilded Lily, Marcus is the most sensible, serious Bennet. He shrouds himself in business and taking care of everyone. This causes him to form a shell of protection for himself and his family. It was necessary for Staci Hart to craft him as someone who would have an immense depth of feeling for someone he loves instantly. Every choice he makes is careful and intentional, planned out long before his action. Therefore, Hart’s first moment of genius is having the most serious guy fall head over heels in love at first sight for his family’s aggressor. Not to spoil the story, but make no mistake, Maisie and Marcus love each other from the beginning. By doing this, Hart is setting a foundation of love for these two. They will need it because Hart has created one of the meanest villains I’ve read in quite some time. 

Evelyn Bower is the impetus for growth in this story. She is a horrible person with very little, if any redemption. Hart uses her to create moments where Marcus and Maisie draw strength from their love for each other for purposes of healing and finding one’s truth. While Maisie’s father has been her primary caregiver, she has also grown up in the shadow of her mother’s vitriol. Even though Maisie’s spirit is divergent from her mother’s, she lives with a worry that her mother has influenced her in some way. This worry becomes the tension of Mum’s the Word. Maisie doesn’t quite know who she is if she isn’t defined by her opposition to her mother. Working through this increases the chances that she and Marcus will struggle through it. Without a grounding love, there is no way through Maisie’s journey. As such, Hart’s need for Maisie and Marcus to fall deeply in love with each other is necessary. In devising their relationship different from his brothers, Hart is able to create different struggles for the Bennet children. Again, it demonstrates her range as a writer, and it keeps her readers guessing as they read her books. It is what draws me to her as an author because she challenges me as a reader to accept her as she is. 

The lovely depth of Marcus and Maisie’s love and the seriousness of the challenges of their world make for a book that clutches you in its grasp from the start. There is something solemn and serious about Mum’s the Word, but it never feels too onerous. Because this is a Staci Hart story, you know she will forge an ending that brings about the best outcome for her characters. You trust her in her storytelling. In Mum’s the Word, she uses a metaphor, illustrating this colorful, loving family through the Bennet’s greenhouse. Maisie notes “[t]he greenhouse was the Bennets—alive and a little messy, bursting with color and teeming with a feeling of home.” To a certain degree, Staci Hart’s novels are also like the Bennet’s greenhouse: colorful and diverse, offering up some of the most artistic, aesthetically-pleasing blooms. Mum’s the Word is no different, and I believe she has surely saved the most beautiful blossom for last.

In love and romance,

Professor A

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Falling in love with a Bennet is not an option.

My mother has summoned me home to take my place at Bower Bouquets, and as the heiress, I’m expected to do as I’m told. I’m expected to sit by her side as she does her best to decimate the Bennet family and their flower shop, Longbourne. I’m expected to play by her rules, or she’ll ruin me too.

But the day I crash into Marcus Bennet changes everything. And the kiss seals the deal. If my mother finds out, I’ll lose everything—my family, my life, my security. Worse, she’ll make sure the Bennets pay for my mistakes.

Falling in love with a Bennet is not an option.

But I might not have a choice.

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Everyone hates parts of their job.

Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.

But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.

Except for Luke Bennet.

The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint. When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him. Almost.

He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.

Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.

Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.

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They say there’s no such thing as perfect.

But I’ve built my life to perfection—the perfect boyfriend, the perfect apartment, the perfect career planning celebrity weddings. My job—my only job—is to make sure every event is absolutely and completely perfect.

What’s not perfect? Kash Bennet.

And I wish I didn’t find that so appealing.

I could have told you every perfectly imperfect thing about the gardener at Longbourne. Like his hair, lush and black and far too long. Or his nose, the flat bridge of a Greek god, bent a little like it’s been broken. Or his size. Beastly. Roped and corded with muscles, gleaming with sweat and peppered with dirt. There’s no escaping him, not if I’m going to use his family’s flower shop for my events.

But nothing is what it seems. And in the span of a heartbeat, my perfect life is turned inside out. They say the best way to get over somebody is to get under somebody new. When Kash offers his services to the cause, it sounds like the perfect plan.

What’s not part of the plan? Falling in love with the gardener.

But they were right—there’s no such thing as perfect.

And I’m the fool who finds out the hard way.

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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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