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Amazon Best Seller in Romantic Comedy
When a plain-Jane bakery owner’s husband leaves her for a seductive older woman, she cooks up a recipe to change herself from dowdy to dazzling…
I’m so excited about this book! It’s the first one in my new series Sweet Life in Seattle which is based around a Seattle bakery called La Dolce Vita. Year of Living Blonde is Natalie and Anthony’s story.
Natalie glances at the clock. It’s almost ten. Kind of late for visitors. Pausing the television, she goes over and peeks cautiously through the front window.
A bolt of lightning streaks through her.
Anthony is standing on her front porch. He’s wearing his motorcycle jacket and holding his black helmet at his side. The big bad wolf at her door.
What’s he doing here?
She glances at herself in the hall mirror. No makeup and her hair a mess. Great.
He rings the bell again and she marches over, ready to take the offensive. Ready to tell him to go away. But when Natalie yanks open the door and sees the expression on his face, she hesitates.
“What’s wrong?” she asks finally.
He takes his time with his reply. “I needed to see you tonight.”
“Did something happen?”
“It’s a long story.” He smiles, but there isn’t much humor in it.
She’s never seen Anthony like this before. He never looks anything less than perfect, but there’s strain on his face and around his eyes, and she suspects this is the real man.
He takes a step toward her, lowering his voice. “Let me in, Natalie.”
Broad-shouldered and solemn in her doorway, he’s an imposing figure, but she isn’t afraid. Despite the fiasco with the bakery, she realizes she still trusts Anthony.
She steps out of the way to let him come inside.
The door closes and Natalie walks back into the living room. There’s a sound and she sees that Anthony has dropped his motorcycle helmet on a chair.
“This is a bad idea,” she tells him. “I don’t know why you came here. I shouldn’t even be talking to you.”
“I think you know exactly why I’m here.” His voice is low as it vibrates through the room.
There’s an erotic thrill at his words. “How can I be with you after what happened?”
“Because this isn’t about any of that.” For a moment, his eyes darken with regret, but then turn heated. “Whatever happens next is between you and me.”
Natalie shakes her head, but Anthony moves closer until he’s in right in front of her. She feels his hand on her cheek as the other cradles her head, gently holding her still. “Don’t,” he says, his tone imploring. “Don’t say no. Tell me to stay.”
Best Seller in Romantic Comedy at Amazon
Best Seller in Romantic Comedy at All Romance
We stand there and for an instant it’s like that reckless feeling you have when you’re at the top of a roller coaster right before it takes the plunge down.
It’s too late to change your mind, but you don’t want to anyway.
Then the moment arrives, the ride has begun, and I feel his arms slide around my waist, pulling me in tight while I close my eyes.
“I’ve been thinking about you,” he says, his lips brushing my ear, his chest warm and hard against my back. “Have you been thinking about me?”
“Yes.” I swallow, trying to keep my voice steady.
“I’ve been thinking about all the things we used to do to each other.”
And suddenly it’s like no time has passed and Ben is talking dirty to me again, touching me, sliding his hands in all the places he once knew so well….
Still single, and closing in on her thirty-fifth birthday, Kate Alexander worries her shelf life is nearing its expiration date. When Ben Mathews, her hunky ex-boyfriend, and the only man who’s ever asked her to marry him suddenly reappears, she’s convinced fate has brought them together.
The problem is Declan O’Connor, a sexy Irishman. They’ve always been just friends, but Kate can’t deny the scorching attraction that’s grown between them.
Having to choose between two hot men? Not a bad way to turn thirty-five….