Thursday, April 27, 2017

The SEXY cover for Found Underneath by KL Kreig is here! @klkreig

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The SEXY cover for Found Underneath by KL Kreig is here!
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2017

The SEXY cover for Found Underneath by KL Kreig is here!

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Cover Designer: Kellie Dennis from Book Cover by Designs

BLURB

It began as a ruse.

Take a girlfriend. Divert the press from the fucked up mess that’s my family until my father is re-elected. Stage a public breakup. Move on.

Only that brilliant plan went straight south the moment I set eyes on Willow Blackwell.

I found her.

My center. My future. A soulmate with the will of a mule and the mouth of a harpy.

I now want things I never wanted before. Permanent kinds of things.

Only Fate—and her ex—have other plans for us.

In some sort of cosmic impossibility, our lives unknowingly intersected years before when tragedy befell both our families. Once the devastating truth is finally revealed, the future I’d found in her will come crashing down around us and for the first time in my life I’m completely helpless.

I may very well lose the only woman I've ever loved to a past neither of us saw coming.

*warning: 18+ only. Contains foul language, explicit sex and a hot alpha (or two, or three). NOTE: This is NOT a standalone. It’s the conclusion to LOST IN BETWEEN, which MUST be read first.


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AUTHOR BIO

As a USA Today Bestselling author, I write stories that are deeply emotional with flawed characters, because humans ARE flawed and if we read about perfect characters living in their perfect world, first of all, snoozer, but secondly, we never experience the gratification of redemption.

Outside of writing, I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Did you know Jacob and Beth are in MIKE AND HANNAH? Read an excerpt now! #TuesdayTeaser #romance

Mike and Hannah (My Once and Future Love Revisited #7) (West Coast Soulmates #3)




Takes place after COMPLETED and DYLAN AND JEN.

Hannah's POV:

“If I’m not welcome, it’s totally your fault.”
“It’ll be fine.”
A minute later, he stopped at a large iron gate, rolled the window down, and typed a code into a keypad.  The gates opened.
Whoa.  The property was huge.  The driveway split in multiple directions, curving left to a modern house, right to a multi-car garage, and straight in between.  Mike parked by the garage next to a vintage truck.
“Dylan is here.”
“Okay.”
He removed the shades and looked at me.  “Our bassist.”
“Oh.”
“His girlfriend Jen might be here, too. She’s a writer.”  He got out of the car and walked around front before I could open my door.  Offered a hand.  I placed my hand on his and he tugged.  “That’s a great dress, by the way.”
His eyes made my tummy flutter.  I glanced away.  “Thanks.”
Mike dropped my hand and started for the house only to veer around the side.  Going to the back?  Tucking my hair behind my ears, I followed.  The backyard was even more beautiful than the front.  There was also a second house visible beyond the pool deck.  He wasn’t kidding when he called it a compound.  A dark-haired woman my height hugged him.
“You made it. Who’s your friend?”
“Beth, this is Hannah.”
The woman had a firm handshake.  “Hi, I’m Beth Lindsey. The boys call me Bethie because Jacob has since we were kids.”  She swatted Mike’s bicep.  “You didn’t tell me you were bringing a date.”
“We’re friends,” I said.
“Grab a drink and sit. Celeste texted they’re on their way, so we’re only wanting on Aaron.”
“Might as well eat, then,” a man with a British accent said.  He placed a veggie tray on the table and kissed Beth’s cheek.  “You’re getting a little sun.”
“I put on sunscreen. Damn.”  She went in the house.
“Who’s this, Mikey?” he asked, nodding to me.
“Hannah.”  Much as I didn’t want to, I couldn’t stop staring.  Jake Lindsey was dazzling.  He had this intense eye contact thing that made you think he saw all your insides and his irises were so blue in the sunlight.  And the smile.  I’d never seen a face so symmetrically perfect before.
A man shorter than both of them looked at me and laughed, jolting me out of my stupor.  “Jake does it again.”
“What did I do?”
“Rendered some poor young woman speechless. We’ve all seen it a thousand times.”  He picked up my hand and shook it.  “I’m Dylan, by the way.”
“Hi.”  My face was hot.
“This is Hannah,” Mike said. 
Dylan glanced at him, then me, then him again.  Hmm.  “I see. Well, more the merrier. Jen will be here soon.”
“Coming from Big Bear?”
A shake of the curly-haired-man’s head.  “Her mom’s. Seeing her sister.”
“Right, the kid with no filter.”
Dylan grinned.  “You remember.”  He was stockier than Jake and Mike, though maybe it appeared that way because he was less than six feet tall.
Beth returned carrying a baby girl.  “Someone woke up for lunch.”  She handed her to Jake.  He bent his nose to the baby’s neck.
“Munchkin sleep well?” he cooed.
“She’s going to think that’s her name,” Beth said, returning with a bottle.  He took it from her, sat, and offered it to the baby’s mouth.
“Don’t listen, Princess. You can be anybody you want to be.”
The guys eye-rolled.  Beth shook her head with a smile.  This didn’t seem like a new conversation.
A short woman in her fifties wearing a blouse and slacks walked out with a tray of glasses.  Dylan tried to reach for them, but she shooed him down.
“Maria, your back,” Jake said.
“Is fine, Mr. Lindsey.”  She went to the grill and raised the lid.
The mouthwatering aroma of barbequing meat made my stomach gurgle.  Mike glanced at me and grinned.  I covered my belly with my purse.
The group didn’t seem to care I was here.  I don’t think they’d have cared if I wasn’t here, either.  I’d never been…accepted didn’t feel like the right word, but he was right that they wouldn’t be bothered.  Maybe they trusted his judgment that much.  I didn’t know him well enough to know.
Now I’d gotten over the stun-gun effect of Jake’s looks, he did seem familiar.  I’m sure I’d seen him on TV.  But right now, he was merely another first-time father completely smitten with his little girl.  Had my father ever looked like that holding me?  I’d never know.
“You’re quiet,” Mike said quietly.  “You okay?”
I nodded. 
Car engines stopped by the garage and everyone’s attention shifted.  Dylan left the table.
A tall blond man with a curvy redhead arrived before he returned.  Had I seen them on a magazine in the checkout line?  “Who’s the fresh meat?” he asked.  She smacked his chest.
“Have some manners, Bob.”
“Let Dylan get back with Jen and then I’ll make introductions,” Mike said, on his feet.  His hand was on the chair back by my shoulder, fingertips brushing my skin.
My arm had goosebumps.
“Beth?”  The redhead went in search of our hostess.
Dylan walked around the corner with his arm around the shoulders of a woman with light brown hair.  “Mikey brought a friend,” he said.
“Jennifer,” she said, offering her hand.
I stood and shook it.  “Hannah. Sorry to intrude,” I said to the group.
“Nonsense,” Beth said.  “Do you think Aaron will show up in the next ten minutes?”  The men laughed.  “What I thought. Everyone grab a plate and a seat. Maria’s about done with the grill. If we have to wait much longer, it’ll be shoe leather.”
The redhead set a platter on the rack next to the grill.  Beth handed her a glass and the redhead opened the bar fridge and grabbed two beers.  Maria set a plate of grilled veggies on the table, then returned to the meat to take it off the fire.  Jake took the platter from her now the baby was on Dylan’s lap.  To me it looked like they all did this often, circulating naturally around each other.  Mike had called them family.
The ache in my gut since Dad’s death flared up again.  I didn’t have this.  Everyone related to me was dead except, well, I didn’t have family.  At least with the food on the table, no one was paying attention to me.  The guy they’d mentioned—Aaron—didn’t show up for lunch.  Enjoying themselves, I’m not sure they noticed. 
They’d cooked steaks and chicken thighs along with the grilled veggie variety.  Lean protein meals in L.A. didn’t surprise me anymore.  Once the food was gone, Maria took the baby into the house and returned with dessert.  The guys had actually taken the dirty plates to the kitchen.
The writer sat in Mike’s chair.  “How long have you been dating, Hannah?” Jennifer asked.
“Oh, I’m not, I mean, we’re friends. I guess. This is the second time I’ve seen Mike in person.”
One blonde brow arched, but she didn’t comment.  “Well, it’s nice to not be the new girl anymore. Cute dress.”
“Thanks. You and Dylan are recent?”  It hadn’t seemed that way from all the cuddling.
“Since Christmas.”
“Oh. I wouldn’t have guessed.”
She grinned.  “Yeah, it feels like I’ve known him forever.”
Must be nice.  Granted, it’d be difficult to NOT swoon over any of these guys!  Did every band member need to be smoking hot?  I’d never been in the presence of so much gorgeousness before.  But…it was still only Mike that gave me butterflies.  Something about those coffee eyes and the slight upturned curve to his lips like he was ready to smirk or grin any moment…
Well, Mike grinned.  Brian smirked, and his eyes were empty.  His face moved in all the right ways, but after getting to know Mike, I saw the masks Brian wore and wondered how I could’ve been so blind before. 
I hated being needy.
Movement brought me out of my musing.  Mike’s hand setting a paper dessert plate in front of me with a fudge brownie on it.  “Hope you saved room.”
Jen had moved out of his seat and he resumed it now.
“Are they good?”
“Maria is a goddess in the kitchen.”  He cut a corner off with a fork and fed it to me.
“Oh my God…”
He grinned.  “Uh-huh.”
Can taste buds have an orgasm?  “That’s dangerous.”  How were the Lindseys still slender?
Mike slid another bite into my mouth, then set the fork down and started eating his own brownie by hand.  His eyes fluttered closed as he chewed.  The pleasure on his face…wow.
I needed a drink refill.  With ice.




With most of the band coupled up now, Mike is the seventh wheel. Realizing he hasn't cultivated a life outside the band in years is a lonely epiphany. When a young woman mistakes him for someone else, the awkward encounter turns into a possibility for something real. Something lasting. Something like love.

Hannah, a recent arrival in L.A., is looking for a connection in her new life. Despite meeting Mike under less-than-ideal circumstances, she accepts his invitation to a Memorial Day BBQ with his friends, never expecting them to be famous rockstars with hearts of gold. Mike couldn't be nicer and sparks are flying, so when he insists on taking their time to get to know each other, part of her is flattered and the other side is frustrated he won't get naked. How far can she tease him before he gives in?

Settle in for a sweet and spicy romance in the My Once and Future Love Revisited universe where finding yourself means finding true love. This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.

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$4.99.

West Coast Soulmates series:


Friday, April 7, 2017

Release day! MIKE AND HANNAH is live! #romancenovels #fridayreads

Mike and Hannah (My Once and Future Love Revisited #7) (West Coast Soulmates #3)



Takes place after COMPLETED and DYLAN AND JEN.

With most of the band coupled up now, Mike is the seventh wheel. Realizing he hasn't cultivated a life outside the band in years is a lonely epiphany. When a young woman mistakes him for someone else, the awkward encounter turns into a possibility for something real. Something lasting. Something like love.

Hannah, a recent arrival in L.A., is looking for a connection in her new life. Despite meeting Mike under less-than-ideal circumstances, she accepts his invitation to a Memorial Day BBQ with his friends, never expecting them to be famous rockstars with hearts of gold. Mike couldn't be nicer and sparks are flying, so when he insists on taking their time to get to know each other, part of her is flattered and the other side is frustrated he won't get naked. How far can she tease him before he gives in?

Settle in for a sweet and spicy romance in the My Once and Future Love Revisited universe where finding yourself means finding true love. This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.

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$4.99.

West Coast Soulmates series:

Sunday, March 5, 2017

#RAEW is here! Read an Ebook Week March 5-11, 2017! #Smashwords #ebookweek17


The 9th annual Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion kicks off this Sunday March 5 and runs through end of day March 11. Read an Ebook Week is a global celebration of ebooks. For one week only, gain access to thousands of free and deep-discounted ebooks from the world's biggest indie authors.

Every currently published book is discounted this week only!

Kissed - free
Betrayed - 50% off
Forgiven - 50% off
Loved - 50% off
Completed - 50% off
Dylan and Jen - free


To learn the story behind Read an Ebook Week, read Mark Coker's interview with Rita Toews, Read an Ebook Week's creator. Or visit the official Facebook Page for Read an Ebook Week.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

#Romance Scavenger Hunt Feb. 26 - March 5, 2017. Win prizes!


We have one $15, two $10, and two $5 prizes. In this scavenger hunt, each correct answer will be an entry into the Rafflecopter. The hunt will run from Feb 26 to March 5th.



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Carla Krae's Plans for 2017 #writing #books #romance

Happy 2017! 

I hope you all had pleasant holidays.

I'm suffering through a cold this week, but today I feel a little better, so I'm taking time to update you all.

I'm now working on West Coast Soulmates. For details and exclusive updates, see here.

This is a brand new series and I hope to release at least 3 new stories in 2017.


Did you see we released a full box set for My Once and Future Love Revisited?



6 books for $9.99. This is a $15.99 value! Includes KISSED, BETRAYED, FORGIVEN, LOVED, COMPLETED, and DYLAN AND JEN.

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If you've read any of my books and enjoyed them even a little bit, please consider leaving an honest review here. Reviews help authors get seen! Amazon favors all books with a minimum of 10 reviews.


Thanks to all my fans and I hope you're excited to get new stories from me. It's fun to work with new characters.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

An Opportunity to Receive Exclusive Content! #romance #books #fridayreads


Become a Patron!

I have a NEW opportunity for you to receive exclusive content from my books in progress. Interested? Click here

For only $1/month, you will get exclusive access to scene excerpts of Mike and Hannah, and then the works-in-progress to follow!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Six-Month COMPLETED Sale - $2.99 starting now!


COMPLETED turned 6 months old on Nov. 13. Enjoy a discount for the second half of November! Think of it as Black Friday/Cyber Monday coming early.

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If you've read COMPLETED, please consider leaving a review at Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, etc. Amazon gives more visibility to books with 10+ reviews, so a little of your time and thoughts helps authors a lot. Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Guess what? I'm 18K into a Secret Project! #amwriting

Secret Project

Started on October 2, 2016. I've written 18K in a week.

It is a romance.

It's not Mike and Hannah. That book is further along. See here.

The Secret Project is a stand alone book.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

New Cover Reveal! DYLAN AND JEN #books #TBRTuesday #fridayreads #romance

Dylan and Jen (My Once and Future Love Revisited #6) - $0.99 USD.

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Dylan is the bassist for Jake Lindsey's band, but not when he's in his hometown. It's Christmas Eve and a sudden, strong blizzard has left the mountain submerged in snow, wrecking his plan to drive back to Los Angeles in time to attend Jake and Beth's party Christmas Day.

Jennifer's family was coming to spend the holiday at her cabin, but the storm is keeping them off the mountain. Resigned to entertaining herself for the night, she's startled by someone pounding on her front door--a handsome man needing shelter from the storm. Dylan is sweet, funny, and so damn hot she can't resist learning what he has to offer.

Was this a single night of passion, or the beginning of lasting love?

This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations. 

My Once and Future Love Revisited series stand-alone story. Takes place after Beth and Jacob's final book. Minor spoilers. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Willowick Arts is Born! #jewelry #petite #shopping

Willowick Arts - handmade arts and crafts

Vivian Lane and I have started a side biz. She sketches/draws/paints and I make jewelry.

My first products are petite-frame bracelets.

I'm a petite woman with tiny bones, and all my life, bracelets have been huge on me. The only retail options that would fit are from the kids' section - designs usually not appropriate for a woman in her 20s and 30s. I've made jewelry for myself and loved ones occasionally for many years, and now I want to serve you. If you're looking for a bracelet five-to-seven inches long, we are the place to shop.




cobalt blue glass beads

steel black glass beads

peach freshwater pearls

white freshwater pearls
Prices are $10-$15.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

#NewRelease - Completed is live! #romance #rockstars #seriesfinale

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Buy COMPLETED today!



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The finale you have been waiting for! After years of struggles, miscommunications, distance, and pain, Jacob and Beth are a couple in love. To reach their happy ending, they must let down their walls and reveal their hearts or never survive the external pressures of fame.

COMPLETED is the last of five books in the My Once and Future Love Revisited series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache.

This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Pre-Order COMPLETED now! Jacob and Beth finally get their happy ending. #rockstar #romance

COMPLETED (My Once and Future Love Revisited #5)

The finale you have been waiting for! After years of struggles, miscommunications, distance, and pain, Jacob and Beth are a couple in love. To reach their happy ending, they must let down their walls and reveal their hearts or never survive the external pressures of fame.

COMPLETED is the last of five books in the My Once and Future Love Revisited series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache. 

This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

New Release: The Roommate - coming April 19, 2016! #romance #books

The Roommate



$2.99. 4/19/2016. Contemporary Romance.

Jessica and Rosalind have had a BFF Chip since 7th grade--the ultimate best friend favor. At age 25, Ros calls in her chip. Her brother lands in an hour. And he needs a place to crash. For more than one night. No problem, right? It's not Patrick's fault his big sister forgot he was moving to L.A., so Jess picks him up at LAX, expecting the same slight and nerdy boy she last saw in high school.

Patrick's still a nerd--coming for a new IT job--but he's all grown up and more gorgeous than any best friend's little brother has a right to be. Jess makes a concerted effort to see him as a friend, but it's difficult when he walks around her apartment in only a towel. When Ros completely bails on them, Jess proposes pooling their money into a two-bedroom and officially becoming roommates. Patrick is polite, sweet, clean, and cooks. What could go wrong?

Jess could fall in love with him.

This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.


Pre-order links: Apple | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Meet Jessica and Patrick! #contemporaryromance #books #WIP #SaturdaySnippet

This is a contemporary romance about a young woman with an apartment and her BFF's brother that needs a place to stay.

Jessica Brookfield - age 25.
Patrick Clark - age 24.
Rosalind Clark (BFF and sister) - age 25.
Setting - Los Angeles.


Sample:

“Jess, thank God! Where have you been? Never mind—I need to call in a BFF chip.”
“Slow down, Ros. What’s wrong?”  It had to be big if she was calling in a best friend favor.
“Patrick lands in an hour and I’m stuck in Chicago.”
“Ricky’s coming to town? Why didn’t you tell me?”
“Uh, ‘cause work has been crazy and I forgot? I need you to give him a place to crash.”
“Okay, I can pick him up and he can sleep on my couch until you get home.”
“That’s not the favor. Jess…”
Uh-oh.  “Spit it out, Ros.”
“My building is closed for repairs, as you know. I’m living out of hotels. Patrick got a job that asked him to be in L.A. in three days, so he’s moving here with no time to find an apartment. Do you see what I’m getting at here?”
I sighed.  “You can’t host your little brother until he’s on his feet so you’re making me do it.”  The BFF chip was a pact we made in seventh grade.  Name it and the best friend had to accept the favor, as it was meant for emergencies.  We’d never used it as adults.
“I love you, you’re the best. I’m sure he won’t be any trouble! I’ll forward you the flight info so you know where to pick him up.”
“Wait—”  But she’d already hung up.  I tried calling her back and it went to voice mail.  Bitch.
My phone buzzed, telling me I had a new e-mail.  Patrick’s info.  I grabbed my purse and headed to LAX to meet him in Baggage Claim for his terminal.  Ros owed me big time for this.
Last time I saw Patrick—Little Ricky to family—was high school graduation night for me and Ros.  That was seven years ago.
He was an oops, born eleven months after his sister, and a nerdy, skinny, quiet kid.  Since Ros and I had been BFFs since kindergarten, Ricky had tagged along on many occasions, until we reached high school.  You know how it is.  Last thing Ros wanted was to be seen on school grounds with her decidedly uncool little brother.
Went through the nightmare of parking at LAX, then searched for the right terminal.  I’d found a piece of paper to write his name on the back in case we didn’t recognize each other.  Been a long time, after all.  As one of the biggest and busiest airports in the country, LAX was a zoo except in the middle of the night, so I was doing my best dodging dance around people and luggage.  I’m not a big girl.  People running into me tend to knock me over.
I ducked to avoid a tall man’s backpack only to get my legs run into by someone else’s cart, and landed on my butt.  A large hand appeared in my vision and I accepted the hand up before looking at who it was attached to.
“You alright, miss?” asked a deep voice.
Tilted my head up—and up.  The guy must’ve been six-foot-three at least.  “Thanks, yeah.”  Thick frame glasses, the curly hair…  “Ricky?”
His eyes widened.  “Jessica. Did you come with Rosalind?”
I was staring.  Anyone could see it.  I couldn’t help it.  In place of the scrawny kid barely taller than me was a hunk of hotness too yummy to be real.
“Jess?”  That voice saying my name…dear God, there was no way he could stay with me arriving with all of that.
“Sorry. You, uh, you look different than…um, no, Ros isn’t here. She’s in Chicago. Surprise… She asked me to pick you up.”
“I see. Well, I haven’t picked up my suitcase, yet, so we should—”
“Right, the carousel.”  Pivoting on my heel, I led the way to where other passengers were waiting for their belongings.  Get a grip, Jessica!
I could do this.  I could get my best friend’s surprisingly hot younger brother—never think of him as little again—to a meal and a place to stay.  Easy-peasy, right?
Patrick grabbed a large black suitcase that matched his carry-on.  “You’re parked nearby?”
“In the closest parking structure, yup.”  God, everything out of my mouth right now sounded idiotic.  “So…Ros said you got a job here?”
“Yes, as a System Analyst.”
“I have no idea what that is.”
“It’s an IT job.”
“Oh. Computers. You were always good with ‘em.”  Shut up, shut up! 
“I appreciate you coming to get me on assuredly short notice, so you can drop me off at Rosalind’s apartment and I’ll be out of your hair.”  Where I’d had to dodge all the people coming and going, the crowd naturally parted for Patrick.  Tall guys had all the luck.
“Yeah, that’s…not possible.”  He quirked a dark brow.  Why did I keep looking at him?  “Ros’ building has some code violation and they’ve temporarily evacuated all the tenants.”
“And she’s in Chicago.”
“Right. Stuck. Probably weather or something. She called me an hour before you were supposed to land and asked for a favor. Sorry.”
“I’m guessing she asked for more than giving me a ride.”
Oh, I’d ride him alright—augh, no!  Bad brain!  “You know your sister.”
We reached my car and I pressed the unlock button on my fob, then popped the trunk.  Patrick heaved his luggage into the compartment with ease.  Where had all those muscles come from?  IT guys usually didn’t look like they went to the gym.  Shaking my head, I opened the driver-side door and sat down.  The trunk lid closed, then he sat next to me a couple seconds later, and moved the seat back so his knees weren’t hitting the glove compartment.
“Jess, I don’t want to be a bother—”
“You’re not! Of course not. We’re practically family. Ros is the PITA, not you.”
“Okay…well, normally I’d ask you to drop me at a motel, but…this is embarrassing to admit—”
“What?”
“I can’t afford one,” he said quietly.  Color tinted his cheek.
“Oh. Because the new job hasn’t—”
“Started. Yes. Rosalind was supposed to—”
“I understand.”  Better than I did when she called, now.
“Thank you. I assume Rosalind has somewhere to stay while her apartment is under repair. Do you have a key?”
Curse Ros’ lack of communication.  “There’s no key. She’s been living out of hotels, since she travels a lot for work, anyway, so I have nowhere to take you but my sofa.”
Take you…sofa…geeze, I was a total gutter brain around this guy.


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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Read An E-Book Week March 6-12, 2016 #RAEW #Smashwords #books

Read An E-book Week - 3/6/16 - 3/12/16

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Kissed
Betrayed
Forgiven
Loved
Dylan and Jen