Release Day for The Soccer Player and the Single Mom!

Happy Monday, everyone! After a super fun week of highlights and character introductions, the big day is finally here: it’s release day for The Soccer Player and the Single Mom!

 

For most women, working for a sexy soccer star would be a dream come true. All except single mom Felicity Shaw. She has no interest in playing personal assistant for a stubborn, injured playboy—no matter how nice his abs are. But with bills piling up and mouths to feed, she can’t say no to the job.

That’s when it gets interesting.

The last thing Scott Gillie wants or needs is a persistent and entirely too distracting PA while he’s recuperating in his small hometown. Unfortunately, it’s not up to him. Then Felicity and her son end up temporarily moving in—all thanks to his meddlesome grandmother. Now temptation is right across the hall and it’s driving Scott crazy.

His only option is to fight fire with fire.

He never expects Felicity to do the same.

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Just 1 day until Book Nine Arrives!

Happy Sunday, everyone! Here we are, just 1 DAY LEFT before the release of my 9th novel, THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM. To help pass the time (because the week before release day is always a nail biter for me!) I’ve been doing a “Meet the Characters” event leading up to release day, sharing sneak peeks at the characters in my story. Today, we end with the hero that started it all.

So here we go … 1 day an counting …

Excerpt from THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM:  Scott and Edna

“I don’t recall sunshine being on your list of restrictions.”

Edna stepped onto the back porch and settled beside him on the wicker loveseat. She had a cane in her grasp, something she only used when the arthritis in her knees acted up. Lately, she seemed to be using it more and more.

“You doing all right, Grandma?” Scott asked.

“I’m fine. It’s you I’m worried about. Not like you to sit around moping. Usually you’re out there.” Her gaze shifted from him to the backyard shenanigans. Tyler had been trying to play fetch with Bruno, throwing sticks and balls. But the lazy little punk wouldn’t pick up the tossed items, just run over to them and yip. If Scott didn’t know any better, he’d say someone had spoiled her pet rotten.

Oh, wait. He did know better. She had.

“I’m not moping.”

Edna answered with a snort but said no more.

Felicity collected the thrown tennis balls and lobed them one by one back to Tyler. He fielded them like a pro, getting beneath the ball and opening his hands just so. But no mitt, which meant each catch was followed with a thwack and a small wince.

The kid should have a mitt. Heck, every kid should have a mitt. His own mother had bought him his before kindergarten.

“When did they switch the middle school location?” he asked, voice quiet.

“A couple years ago. Lots of growth out here, with a big hospital expansion to the south. School board saw the writing on the wall, built a new elementary to make room for the growing middle grade classes.” Edna adjusted her grip on the cane. “Went over to Sparrow Street this week, did you?”

He nodded, face still turned toward the boy in the yard. The one laughing and squealing with his mother, consumed with joy. That’d been him once, too.

“How’d it go?”

“Went all right,” he lied.

“Did you tell her?”

Felicity had enough on her plate—even with intentionally keeping his emotional distance this week, he knew that. A widow with a small kid and no long-term job? Yeah, the last thing she needed was to hear his sob story. “Nah.”

“Of course not,” said his grandmother. “Might actually make you look human or something.”

“I haven’t been that bad.” He glanced over to spy Edna’s cotton-ball brows rise in unison and frowned. “What, would you rather me be overly chummy and lead her on? That’d be super nice of me, wouldn’t it?”

“Goodness, no, don’t be nice to anyone. Heaven forbid someone actually fall for you…or you fall for them.”

He shifted his focus back to the yard. “Do we have to do this every time I come home?”

“Seeing as you come home less and less and I still have zero great-grandbabies, I’m afraid so.”

She paused, waiting for his gaze to find hers once more. But it didn’t. She sighed.

“Losing someone you love, it’s awful. The worst. But it doesn’t mean spending the rest of your life avoiding getting close to anyone else for fear that they’ll leave you, too. Because that’s not living, Scott, it’s just existing.”

Edna shifted forward, rocked a little, and used the momentum to get back onto her feet. She looked toward the mother-son duo in the backyard, a small smile tugging at her lips. They were both dashing for the same ball, Felicity clearly holding back to let Tyler win. Just like Scott’s mom used to do with him.

“Just existing,” his grandmother murmured. “No matter how many damn trophies you put on the shelf.”

# # #

~~THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM, releasing TOMORROW from Entangled Publishing.~~

For most women, working for a sexy soccer star would be a dream come true. All except single mom Felicity Shaw. She has no interest in playing personal assistant for a stubborn, injured playboy—no matter how nice his abs are. But with bills piling up and mouths to feed, she can’t say no to the job.

That’s when it gets interesting.

The last thing Scott Gillie wants or needs is a persistent and entirely too distracting PA while he’s recuperating in his small hometown. Unfortunately, it’s not up to him. Then Felicity and her son end up temporarily moving in—all thanks to his meddlesome grandmother. Now temptation is right across the hall and it’s driving Scott crazy.

His only option is to fight fire with fire.

He never expects Felicity to do the same.

 

See you all back here tomorrow to celebrate release day!

 

 

P.S. HER UNEXPECTED HERO, my third book in the Checkerberry Inn series, is on sale this week for only 99 cents! It can be read as a stand alone, but also goes great with the rest of the series. I’ll put a link here so you can begin your escape to the Checkerberry Inn today: HER UNEXPECTED HERO Sale.

Only 2 Days to Go!

Happy Saturday, everyone! Here we are, just 2 days before the release of my 9th novel, THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM. To help pass the time (because the week before release day is always a nail biter for me!) I’m doing a “Meet the Characters” event. Each day, I’ll be introducing you to one of the characters from the book, and sharing a sneak peek with them in it.

So here we go … eeeeek! … 2 days and counting …

Excerpt from THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM:  Felicity Shaw

Felicity rolled her eyes at the retreating radio station receptionist and looked to Scott, who appeared a bit peaked. “You all right?”

“Sure. Super.” He shifted his weight onto his other crutch. No, not shifted—he was inching closer to the door!

“Don’t even think about it.”

Another inch closer. Then two. “Think about what?”

“Scott, look at me.” His gaze darted from the giant logo, to her, then back again. She raised her hand and pointed to her face. “Really look at me. Right here.”

He did as he was told, the wariness she’d seen in the car multiplied tenfold. If she didn’t get him to calm down, he might well have a panic attack. As crazy as he’d made her this week, she found herself not wanting him to suffer any more than necessary. Being injured and mandated to stay off the field seemed punishment enough.

“How does it feel when you score a winning goal?”

His focus sharpened on her, brows furrowing. “What?”

“What does it feel like to score a winning goal?”

The smallest of grins tugged at his lips. “There’s no greater rush.”

She nodded, and his gaze shifted past her as if picturing a memory.

“You see it all in slow-mo—the trajectory of the ball, where the goalie’s standing—and all you can do is hold your breath and hope he doesn’t get a hand or a foot on it. But it slips past him, and you hear the ball strike the net just before sound erupts all around, the crowd becoming this giant, living, roaring creature. Then your teammates are there, slamming into you in celebration, and you’re relieved to know the team will live to see another game.” He shook his head. “Nothing can top it.”

His tone was one of reverence, not boastfulness, and for the first time since they’d met, Felicity got a glimpse of the man behind the curtain of indifference. It was abundantly clear he loved what he did. If he could replicate that same passion on the air today, how many kids might be inspired to give sports a try? Or adults, to pursue the things they loved?

Maybe this was the real reason J.B. was pushing him to get out there and talk to people. Not just to grow his fan base, but to grow people’s passions, to get them involved. Scott had a gift, one he apparently wasn’t accustomed to sharing with others. Now it was up to her to see that people heard his message.

“Scott?” The receptionist had returned and was holding the glass door open, her smile just as blinding as before. “Charlie said to come on back.”

He gave a nod then studied Felicity for a moment. “Thanks, I needed that.”

“I know,” she said softly. “Now, go get ’em, tiger.”

# # #

~~THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM, releasing 3/11/19 from Entangled Publishing.~~

For most women, working for a sexy soccer star would be a dream come true. All except single mom Felicity Shaw. She has no interest in playing personal assistant for a stubborn, injured playboy—no matter how nice his abs are. But with bills piling up and mouths to feed, she can’t say no to the job.

That’s when it gets interesting.

The last thing Scott Gillie wants or needs is a persistent and entirely too distracting PA while he’s recuperating in his small hometown. Unfortunately, it’s not up to him. Then Felicity and her son end up temporarily moving in—all thanks to his meddlesome grandmother. Now temptation is right across the hall and it’s driving Scott crazy.

His only option is to fight fire with fire.

He never expects Felicity to do the same.

 

See you all back here tomorrow for another sneak peek at novel #9!

 

 

P.S. HER UNEXPECTED HERO, my third book in the Checkerberry Inn series, is on sale this week for only 99 cents! It can be read as a stand alone, but also goes great with the rest of the series. I’ll put a link here so you can begin your escape to the Checkerberry Inn today: HER UNEXPECTED HERO Sale.

3 Days and Counting

Happy Friday, everyone! Here we are, 3 days until the release of my 9th novel, THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM. To help pass the time (because the week before release day is always a nail biter for me!) I’m doing a “Meet the Characters” event. Each day, I’ll be introducing you to one of the characters from the book, and sharing a sneak peek with them in it.

So here we go… 3 days and counting …

Excerpt from THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM:  Tyler and the dinner crew

Felicity slid into a seat across the table from Scott at dinner that night, expecting dark looks and an overabundance of glowering. Instead, he greeted her with a nod and a smile.

A smile?

He was up to something, she just knew it.

“So, Tyler, dear, anything exciting happen at school today?” Edna asked as she loaded a small mountain of spaghetti onto his plate.

“Exciting? No. Oh, wait! At lunch, Sammy Simmons shoved green beans up his—”

“Tyler.” Felicity shook her head. “How about you tell us something else. Something you learned today.”

His shoulders fell. “Well, I learned I really stink at…”

“At what, sweetheart?”

With a shake of his head, Tyler’s gaze fell to his lap; the sight nearly broke her heart. It was rare to see her sweet little boy clam up like that, especially before the Gillies. She reached over and put a hand on his knee as Edna finished serving dinner. “Maybe I can help you later?”

Tyler inched his leg out from under her touch and shook his head again. The brush-off stung, but not as much as the knowledge that he was hurting. She’d give anything to take it away, but clearly it was going to have to wait until later.

Maybe he was too shy to talk about it in front of the others.

That, or he was still upset about having to get glasses. She’d hoped getting to pick out his own pair that afternoon would soften the blow, but the minute they’d gotten in the car, he broke into tears. She prayed it would go better for him when they picked up the finished pair.

“Okay, then. So, um, Edna—how was Pinochle?”

“Fun as ever,” she said, not missing a beat with the intentional change in subject. “Norman got us there late. The dimwit forgot to fill up his tank before we left and insisted we stop at the Shell station on the way.”

“Norman?” Felicity asked, looking to Scott.

He flashed her a conspiratorial grin. “Her suitor.”

“Her what?” Tyler lifted his head just enough to peek through his mop of bangs.

Scott leaned toward him and whispered, “Her boyfriend.”

Tyler wrinkled his nose, and Scott offered him a soft fist bump under the table.

“Hardly.” Edna rolled her eyes. “The man is far more worried about playing the Daily Three than anything.”

“Sure,” Scott said. “Because if he hits the numbers, then he can whisk you off on some romantic getaway.”

“I raise you under my own roof, and this is the thanks I get?”

He tipped his head ever so slightly in Tyler’s direction, and Edna’s dark look softened.

“I suppose a trip to Jamaica would be better than a stick in the eye,” she said. “I’d just have to take extra-dark sunglasses. Can’t even imagine that man without his shirt on.”

# # #

~~THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM, releasing 3/11/19 from Entangled Publishing.~~

For most women, working for a sexy soccer star would be a dream come true. All except single mom Felicity Shaw. She has no interest in playing personal assistant for a stubborn, injured playboy—no matter how nice his abs are. But with bills piling up and mouths to feed, she can’t say no to the job.

That’s when it gets interesting.

The last thing Scott Gillie wants or needs is a persistent and entirely too distracting PA while he’s recuperating in his small hometown. Unfortunately, it’s not up to him. Then Felicity and her son end up temporarily moving in—all thanks to his meddlesome grandmother. Now temptation is right across the hall and it’s driving Scott crazy.

His only option is to fight fire with fire.

He never expects Felicity to do the same.

 

See you all back here tomorrow for another sneak peek at novel #9!

 

 

P.S. HER UNEXPECTED HERO, my third book in the Checkerberry Inn series, is on sale this week for only 99 cents! It can be read as a stand alone, but also goes great with the rest of the series. I’ll put a link here so you can begin your escape to the Checkerberry Inn today: HER UNEXPECTED HERO Sale.

4 Days More!

Happy Thursday, everyone! Here we are, 4 days until the release of my 9th novel, THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM. To help pass the time (because the week before release day is always a nail biter for me!) I’m doing a “Meet the Characters” event. Each day, I’ll be introducing you to one of the characters from the book, and sharing a sneak peek with them in it.

So here we go… 4 days and counting …

Excerpt from THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM:  Edna with Scott and Felicity

Edna peeked around the kitchen corner wearing a ruffled apron that matched her mailbox and motioned Felicity inside.

“If you want breakfast, you’d better step it up, missy,” she said loudly. “I can only hold off my bottomless pit of a grandson for so long.”

Said bottomless pit sat with his back to them, sawing through a stack of pancakes. Either he was ignoring her in an attempt to play off the kiss they’d shared last night, or he was just really focused on his meal.

“Oh, I’m good,” Felicity said. “Not really a—”

“What?” Edna plucked a hidden earbud out of her right ear. “Sorry, couldn’t hear you over my tunes. What was that?”

Tunes? Felicity stepped forward, grinning. “Thank you, but I’m not much of a breakfast person.” Not entirely true, but not a complete lie. Anxiety always did kill her appetite.

“Nonsense. A person’s gotta eat, and breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Even Knucklehead will agree with me on that one.”

Scott took a heaping bite of pancake, realized their attention had turned to him, and humored them with a chipmunk-cheeked smile. Finally, something made him look less like a GQ model. She tried not to notice the way he seemed completely at ease with her arrival, as if their kiss hadn’t affected him.

And why shouldn’t he be? It probably hadn’t.

Edna slipped the earbud back into place and resumed her station at the griddle as Felicity eased into the seat adjacent to Scott’s. At least he was fully clothed again. Far easier not to ogle when those abs were sufficiently hidden.

“Did something happen while I was gone?” she asked.

“What, you mean the name calling?” He shrugged and stabbed another forkful of flapjacks. “Nah, she’s always like this. I’m used to it.”

Somewhere between her worry that Tyler would pick up bad habits from Edna rather than Scott and her inner debate over how to broach the subject of work, a mile-high plate of pancakes appeared on the table before her. Felicity glanced up in time to see a stern-faced Edna pouring her a glass of orange juice.

“Now, you eat up, and don’t even think about getting up from the table until that plate is empty, young lady.”

“But—”

Edna raised a hand to silence her, plucked both earbuds free, and peeled the apron up and over her head with expert deftness that left not a hair out of place. “No buts. You eat, I gotta finish getting ready.”

“Getting ready for what?” Felicity asked, watching her go.

“What’s today?” Scott said.

“Wednesday.”

He nodded. “Euchre.”

“At eight in the morning?”

“That’s pretty late for her. Bridge is at seven thirty on Mondays, Canasta at six thirty on Tuesday. Thursday used to be Pinochle, don’t remember the time.”

Felicity chuckled. The woman had a crazier schedule than she did. “And Saturdays?”

“Oh, no, Edna never schedules anything before noon on Saturdays.” His smile faded to a look of reverence. “Stays up too late on Fridays playing Bingo.”

# # #

~~THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM, releasing 3/11/19 from Entangled Publishing.~~

For most women, working for a sexy soccer star would be a dream come true. All except single mom Felicity Shaw. She has no interest in playing personal assistant for a stubborn, injured playboy—no matter how nice his abs are. But with bills piling up and mouths to feed, she can’t say no to the job.

That’s when it gets interesting.

The last thing Scott Gillie wants or needs is a persistent and entirely too distracting PA while he’s recuperating in his small hometown. Unfortunately, it’s not up to him. Then Felicity and her son end up temporarily moving in—all thanks to his meddlesome grandmother. Now temptation is right across the hall and it’s driving Scott crazy.

His only option is to fight fire with fire.

He never expects Felicity to do the same.

 

See you all back here tomorrow for another sneak peek at novel #9!

 

 

P.S. HER UNEXPECTED HERO, my third book in the Checkerberry Inn series, is on sale this week for only 99 cents! It can be read as a stand alone, but also goes great with the rest of the series. I’ll put a link here so you can begin your escape to the Checkerberry Inn today: HER UNEXPECTED HERO Sale.

5 Days to Go!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Here we are, 5 days until the release of my 9th novel, THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM. To help pass the time (because the week before release day is always a nail biter for me!) I’m doing a “Meet the Characters” event. Each day, I’ll be introducing you to one of the characters from the book, and sharing a sneak peek with them in it.

So here we go… 5 days and counting …

Excerpt from THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM:  J.B. and Scott

“Your grandmother hates me,” said J.B. from beside him, not bothering to look up from the newspaper he’d swiped from a nearby end table.

Scott grinned at the thought of his bulldozer of a dealmaker agent having his feelings hurt. Then again, the greeting J.B. received an hour ago when he’d arrived to pick Scott up for this checkup had been anything but welcoming. Had he chosen a different profession, maybe it would have been.

“Hey, now, hate’s a pretty strong word.”

“Okay, then your grandmother really dislikes me.”

Scott chuckled. “That’s more accurate and not entirely uncommon. Edna dislikes a lot of people, especially ones who insist her grandson’s place is on the soccer field, not playing the role of bingo chauffeur.”

“She must hate your entire team.”

“Probably would, if she ever made it out to a game and met them.”

J.B. arched a brow his way. “Not a fan?”

“Nope.”

His fault, not hers. Scott had traded family functions for practices and games long, long ago. It’d gotten him to where he was today and laid the groundwork for the goals he still worked to achieve. Though, it’d be a whole lot easier to climb the Major League Soccer ladder if he could get back on the turf. It would also help him keep his starting position, which was why they were there.

“I still think you’re putting too much hope into this plot of yours,” J.B. said. “We need a plan in case Evan’s opinion doesn’t vary from your team trainer’s.”

“You’re not really bringing up this personal assistant idea of yours again, are you?”

“As much as I love driving you all over God’s green earth, I simply don’t have that kind of time. You’re going to need help.”

“Funny, I’ve done just fine the past three weeks. On my own, in case you’ve forgotten.”

Columbus was a progressive city with virtually unlimited resources at the ready. Need a ride? Call an Uber. Need food? Have it delivered. Need help around his apartment? Definitely no need there.

“Besides, Evan and I have been friends since high school travel ball,” said Scott. “If anyone knows how fast I recover from dings and bruises, it’s him.”

“Too bad this injury is neither of those things.” J.B. glanced toward a cluster of chairs set before a large television mounted high on the wall. “If he doesn’t clear you, we’re going to need to find you a personal assistant.”

“What could I possibly need one of those for?”

When J.B. didn’t answer, Scott followed his gaze…and found it fixed on the cute mom and her shaggy-haired son. Of course, leave it to his agent to be wowed by the woman who’d taken it upon herself to start answering phones at the pediatrician’s office; J.B. always had been a fan of assertive females. Lucky for Scott, he was perfectly capable of answering his cell all by himself.

# # #

~~THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM, releasing 3/11/19 from Entangled Publishing.~~

For most women, working for a sexy soccer star would be a dream come true. All except single mom Felicity Shaw. She has no interest in playing personal assistant for a stubborn, injured playboy—no matter how nice his abs are. But with bills piling up and mouths to feed, she can’t say no to the job.

That’s when it gets interesting.

The last thing Scott Gillie wants or needs is a persistent and entirely too distracting PA while he’s recuperating in his small hometown. Unfortunately, it’s not up to him. Then Felicity and her son end up temporarily moving in—all thanks to his meddlesome grandmother. Now temptation is right across the hall and it’s driving Scott crazy.

His only option is to fight fire with fire.

He never expects Felicity to do the same.

 

See you all back here tomorrow for another sneak peek at novel #9!

 

 

P.S. HER UNEXPECTED HERO, my third book in the Checkerberry Inn series, is on sale this week for only 99 cents! It can be read as a stand alone, but also goes great with the rest of the series. I’ll put a link here so you can begin your escape to the Checkerberry Inn today: HER UNEXPECTED HERO Sale.

6 Days and Counting

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Here we are, 6 days until the release of my 9th novel, THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM. To help pass the time (because the week before release day is always a nail biter for me!) I’m doing a “Meet the Characters” event. Each day, I’ll be introducing you to one of the characters from the book, and sharing a sneak peek with them in it.

So here we go… 6 days and counting …

Excerpt from THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM: Bruno and Scott

Ding dong.

In an instant, Bruno went from sawing logs to impersonating a hundred-pound pit bull. He pranced on the couch like a boxer before a fight, teeth bared and ears back. It would have been an intimidating view, had the rest of him not looked like a fuzzy, over-inflated basketball.

Scott shifted away from the tiny beast, strands of slobber now dangling from its snapping jowls. “Guess our company’s a little early.”

“And you criticized me for hurrying.” Edna came to stand before the hall mirror and primped her cotton-ball bouffant. “Now, are you going to be a gentleman and let our company in, or not?”

Knowing it really wasn’t a question, Scott grabbed one crutch and hobbled his way to the door. Bruno followed, each vicious-sounding bark momentarily lifting him off the floor.

“Shouldn’t you grab Bruno?”

His grandmother waved him off. “Oh, he’ll be fine.”

Sure he would, if you considered “fine” splattered all over the road. No way was the little monster going to stay inside.

As expected, the Pom squirmed his way out the door as soon as his furry little butt could fit. But instead of taking off at a dead run, he began dancing on his hind feet, pawing at a pair of shapely legs. Scott opened the door fully to find Felicity on the front porch, kneeling to stroke Bruno’s soft fur.

# # #

~~THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM, releasing 3/11/19 from Entangled Publishing.~~

For most women, working for a sexy soccer star would be a dream come true. All except single mom Felicity Shaw. She has no interest in playing personal assistant for a stubborn, injured playboy—no matter how nice his abs are. But with bills piling up and mouths to feed, she can’t say no to the job.

That’s when it gets interesting.

The last thing Scott Gillie wants or needs is a persistent and entirely too distracting PA while he’s recuperating in his small hometown. Unfortunately, it’s not up to him. Then Felicity and her son end up temporarily moving in—all thanks to his meddlesome grandmother. Now temptation is right across the hall and it’s driving Scott crazy.

His only option is to fight fire with fire.

He never expects Felicity to do the same.

 

See you all back here tomorrow for another sneak peek at novel #9!

 

 

P.S. HER UNEXPECTED HERO, my third book in the Checkerberry Inn series, is on sale this week for only 99 cents! It can be read as a stand alone, but also goes great with the rest of the series. I’ll put a link here so you can begin your escape to the Checkerberry Inn today: HER UNEXPECTED HERO Sale.

The Countdown Begins

Happy Monday, everyone! Here we are, 7 days until the release of my 9th novel, THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM. To help pass the time (because the week before release day is always a nail biter for me!) I’m doing a “Meet the Characters” event. Each day, I’ll be introducing you to one of the characters from the book, and sharing a sneak peek with them in it.

So here we go… 7 days and counting …

Excerpt from THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM: Lauren and Felicity

“So, back to Stinson,” said Lauren. “They just…closed? No warning, no severance packages, no nothing?”

“Nope.”

“That shouldn’t be legal. People have families to raise. Bills to pay.”

Felicity took a long drink from her glass, grimacing at the small fire it lit in her throat. “Tell me about it.”

“Those bastards. You guys should go after the CEO, sue him for all he’s worth.”

“Right, like we’ll ever see another cent from there.”

“Damn.” Lauren sighed. “Well, then, it’s good you’ve been saving up for the deposit on that rental house. I know you hate the duplex, but there’ll always be another—”

“My savings are gone. I put the deposit down on Saturday.”

“Oh.”

“Yep. Five hundred bucks, spent two days too early.” Saying it out loud made her want to throw up. That kind of money would have given her a modest cushion while she searched for another job. Enough of a cushion she could have walked away from J.B.’s offer without looking back. “Darn it, why couldn’t they at least have given us some notice? And now Dr. Bedi suspects Tyler’s headaches are from him squinting. That means a trip to the eye doctor and possibly glasses. I’m bleeding money right now.”

“Then I guess it was just meant to be.”

“What was?”

Lauren grinned over the rim of her glass. “You, working as the personal assistant to hottie Scott Gillie.”

“Whatever. And he’s not that hot.” It was a lie, of course. The widening grin on her cousin’s face said she knew it, too.

“Sorry, Fee, but I already Googled him. He’s totally hot, and there’s absolutely no shame in admitting that. Wikipedia said he’s single, too.”

“Of course he’s single. If the guy was married, they wouldn’t need me to do his bidding.”

“Well, then, lucky for you he isn’t.”

# # #

~~THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM, releasing 3/11/19 from Entangled Publishing.~~

For most women, working for a sexy soccer star would be a dream come true. All except single mom Felicity Shaw. She has no interest in playing personal assistant for a stubborn, injured playboy—no matter how nice his abs are. But with bills piling up and mouths to feed, she can’t say no to the job.

That’s when it gets interesting.

The last thing Scott Gillie wants or needs is a persistent and entirely too distracting PA while he’s recuperating in his small hometown. Unfortunately, it’s not up to him. Then Felicity and her son end up temporarily moving in—all thanks to his meddlesome grandmother. Now temptation is right across the hall and it’s driving Scott crazy.

His only option is to fight fire with fire.

He never expects Felicity to do the same.

 

See you all back here tomorrow for another sneak peek at novel #9!

 

 

P.S. HER UNEXPECTED HERO, my third book in the Checkerberry Inn series, is on sale this week for only 99 cents! It can be read as a stand alone, but also goes great with the rest of the series. I’ll put a link here so you can begin your escape to the Checkerberry Inn today: HER UNEXPECTED HERO Sale.

Pre-release Fun Begins Tomorrow

Happy Sunday, everyone! Wow, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted, having spent the majority of my non-writing author time over on social media. It’s hard, in this day and age, to know where exactly I’ll have my greatest “reach”.

Blogging? Twitter? Facebook? Sandwich board on a street corner?…

Since the forecast is calling for cold, cold, and more cold this week, I’m scrapping the street corner idea before it gets one iota of traction. LOL However, I thought in the week before release of my ninth novel (9!? Can you believe it?!) that we’d have a bit of fun on the old bloggy-blog.

What fun, you ask?

*rubs hands together*

We’re going to have a daily feature here called “Meet the Characters”. For one full week before the release of my next sweet, small town romance THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM (former working title: ON THE MEND) I’m going to introduce you to the primary cast of characters  AND give you a little sneak peek at them in action.

So stop back each day this week for a little something different. As usual, I’ll do my best to make it fun.

P.S. HER UNEXPECTED HERO, my third book in the Checkerberry Inn series, is on sale this week for only 99 cents! It can be read as a stand alone, but also goes great with the rest of the series. I’ll put a link here so you can begin your escape to the Checkerberry Inn today: HER UNEXPECTED HERO Sale.

Have a great week, everyone!

Book Signing Event This Weekend!

Happy Thursday, everyone! Wanted to share that my last planned book event of 2018 is coming up this weekend in Fort Wayne. The amazing TG Wolff and I will be signing books, sharing favorite excerpts, and doing some giveaways this Saturday, December 1st at Half Price Books from 1-3pm (533 E Coliseum Blvd E).

Skip the crowded malls and stop out Saturday to grab some unique gifts for the readers on your holiday lists. And heck, grab a few dozen books from Half Price’s shelves while you’re there–I’m sure we have plenty of snow days ahead. 😉

From thrillers to romances, we’ll have plenty to choose from–get there early for the best selection!

We hope to see you there!