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If Rick lived to be a hundred and ninety years old, he would never understand what made him tell the most outlandish lie of his life.
The moment the words, I’m Cayme’s fiancé, left his mouth, everything inside the store slowed to a snail’s pace. Even his own heartbeat seemed to stop. Maybe the situation wasn’t real, just some bizarre aberration his imagination had conjured up.
Then Cayme stiffened and emitted a strange little squeak.
Not an aberration. Everyone had heard his words.
His gaze dropped to her face, hoping the apology was clear in his eyes.
She stared up at him, her blue eyes wide. Her mouth was slightly open, and the tip of her tongue darted between those kissable lips. Two spots of color flagged each cheek.
He had to admit that he was a little stunned, too.
His impulsive announcement was foolish, to say the least. What if she was involved with someone? And if she was, why wasn’t he there to save the day? He blamed Chase Peters for these contradicting emotions that made him itch to break the guy’s perfect nose— maybe knock out a few teeth while he was at it.
Instead, he placed a finger under Cayme’s jaw and gently pushed her mouth shut. The touch was electric.
The bookstore and people fell away, leaving only the two of them, wrapped in a private cocoon.
His finger lingered on the smooth silk of her skin. He was tempted, beyond what any man should endure, to slide his palm up the side of her face and pull her close. He liked the way she smelled of fresh honeysuckle—the way she shivered under his touch. He couldn’t ignore the protective swell in his chest. With sudden clarity, he realized that this urge to protect her was exactly the reason he’d blurted out the insane announcement.
Rick swallowed the unexpected punch of desire that drove through his chest, making him want to kiss her fully on the mouth. That would be a monumental mistake because he’d probably never stop.
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6/8/2021 01:59:31 pm
Thanks for the Spotlight, TBR!
6/8/2021 02:08:20 pm
1. I like that Rick even surprises himself by declaring himself to be Cayme's fiance and then rapidly goes through all the reasons that this could be a bad idea. 2. No
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6/8/2021 02:12:54 pm
I like the idea of a big storm around the romance. It gives the romance a break with some action. I'm also a big fan of single father heroes. He sounds like he's got it bad for her too. That sneak peek was promising some heat! This is a new author to me. Thank you!
6/8/2021 06:08:06 pm
The moment he realized his blurted out blunder yet he moved forward and placed his finger under her jaw! Awesome! New author for me!
6/8/2021 06:50:00 pm
I like her squeak of surprise. No I haven't read this author before.
6/8/2021 09:50:26 pm
I like how surprised both Rick and Cayme were with the announcement Rick was Cayme’s fiancé.
6/8/2021 10:55:40 pm
I love fake relationships. Rick announcing and the surprise of both of them was great. I have not read this author before.
6/9/2021 01:45:45 pm
I loved this part "f Rick lived to be a hundred and ninety years old, he would never understand what made him tell the most outlandish lie of his life." I think we have all had this kind of moment before. I have not read Stanalei Fletcher before.
6/9/2021 02:05:35 pm
I loved hearing his thoughts. I love it when you get to read both sides. No, I have never read Stanalei Fletcher before.
6/9/2021 07:30:34 pm
Her old crush and his adorable eight-year-old son will make it even more difficult to leave town again., sounds interesting. I have not read her books yet.
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6/10/2021 08:58:44 am
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. GOOD LUCK!
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