Hi! Nice to be back at Sneak Peek Sunday. Today I've got a 6 paragraph snippet from THE GIRL MOST LIKELY, my contemporary romance novella. It's part of the Class of '85 series from the The Wild Rose Press, which is all about classmates attending their 25th class reunion. Here's a blurb:
Cara McLeod, the girl most likely to have the perfect marriage, is now divorced and, in her own words, “fat, frumpy, and over forty.” The thought of facing former classmates—and the ex-husband who dumped her—at her high school reunion terrifies her. Cajoled into attending by her kids and her best friend, Cara enlists help at the gym to lose weight and look great for the reunion. Personal Trainer Finn Cooper is more than willing to help—but does he have to be so to-die-for gorgeous?
Finn thinks Cara is perfect just the way she is. She’s everything he wants in a woman, except for one thing—she can’t get past the fact that he's eight years younger. To Finn, age and weight are just numbers. But can he convince Cara the numbers she worries about add up to only one thing for him—love?
Finn and Cara share their first kiss in this snippet. Unfortunately, it's in front of Cara's daughter, and she's not ready for her mother to have a new relationship:
“I couldn’t have gone on the air today without talking to you first. Thanks for the pep talk.”
“You’re welcome. I knew you could do it.”
Finn moved around the table and pulled her into his arms, holding her close. He rested his cheek against the top of her silky hair and breathed in her perfume, something subtle and flowery that made him think of warm breezes on a tropical island. Too soon, she pulled away. He held her hand, preventing her escape.
“Congratulations Cara. You’ll be great at this new job.”
He leaned in close to kiss her, going for a congratulatory peck. But when his lips touched her soft sweet mouth, his rational brain stopped functioning and his body took over. He pulled her close once more, molding her against his chest. She stiffened for one moment before relaxing and sighing against his mouth. She clutched his shoulders, the material of his t-shirt fisting in her hands. Finn lost himself in her intoxicating scent and the feel of her in his arms.
THE GIRL MOST LIKELY is available at The Wild Rose Press, and Amazon. For a complete list of buy links please check out my website.
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