Loss. We've all dealt with it. From the death of loved ones to job loss or moving away. It consumes us for a time but that loss will fade. Many of us fear we won't find love again or are afraid of the pain that if we allow someone in, they too will die or go away.
One of the things I love about the romance world is how we are committed to happy endings. We believe in love and see all things as possible. In Lori Sizemore's latest release, Exactly Like You, we meet two people who are opposites. They appear to have nothing in common. Aidan is facing the loss of his wife and he's developed this hard shell around his heart, not letting anyone in.
Roxie has a hard shell too but her's is a coping mechanism after letting so many people touch her heart. As a social worker, Roxie had seen a lot of pain and grief. But Mr. Heart sees what they both are hiding inside and sets the two of them on the path to love.
This book will engage you from the get go and have you reading into the night. Don't just take my word for it, grab a copy for yourself.
An invitation to Cupid’s Café will change your life.
Former social worker Roxie Fisher believes she’s cursed to never find happiness and an invitation to Cupid’s Café isn’t going to change her situation. All the same, against her better judgment, she gives it a try. What else does she have to lose?
After the death of his wife, accountant-turned-firefighter Aidan Craig, can’t stop taking ridiculous risks and never turns down a dare. So an invitation to Cupid’s Café is an offer he can’t refuse. What he doesn’t expect is to meet the social worker who helped him through the darkest days of his life. Now she’s the one struggling, and he’s compelled to help.
The two experience an immediate attraction, but Aidan swore to never become involved in another relationship, and Roxie can’t imagine daredevil Aidan being interested in a boring, cat-rescuer like her.
Can Roxie find the simple joy of taking a risk? Is Aidan willing to risk his heart? Or will they both lose out on a chance at true love?
They made their way to the beginner walls, her harness trailing in his hand. As Roxie walked, she massaged one hand with another. He’d make sure this was as awesome an adventure as rafting had been. She’d have fun if it killed him.
On the sidelines, Aidan began the process of getting her into the harness. She stepped into it and he pulled it up to her waist. “You don’t have to do this.” Her voice was soft. Did she feel shy, maybe, with him sliding the harness up between her thighs?
“I want to make sure it’s on correctly. Stop worrying. You’re making the worried face again.”
“Worried is like my default expression. Let’s not read too much into it.”
“Yeah?” He stood up, pulling the harness tight around her waist. “I like when you smile. You’ve got a beautiful smile, Rox.”
They were inches apart now, his hands on her hips. It was so much like the night he’d kissed her. All he could think about was kissing her again. That night, she’d tasted spicy and hot, and he wanted to know if he was just a little drunk and imagined the electricity passing between them. “Snug?” he asked her. His voice sounded strange to his own ears, too husky.
“Snug.” The moment passed when she raised an eyebrow. “Are we ready to climb a wall? This has to be the craziest thing I’ve ever done. I swear, I think I get less sane when you’re around.”
“I know the feeling.”
Welcome to Cupid's Café, a place where missed connections meet. How the invitations find them, no one knows…except for the mysterious owner, Mr. Heart.
This multi-author series focuses on protagonists struggling with real-life issues that often get swept under the rug. With Cupid’s Café, these issues find representation in the characters struggling to conquer their own problems while trying to carve a future for themselves.
From cops to artists, or social workers to photographers, Mr. Heart ensures these lost souls who believe themselves undeserving of love reconnect with their fated match.
Each couple embarks on their journey at Cupid’s Cafe, but the rest is up to them: whether damage wins or they find true love in the end.
READ THEM ALL
Painting for Keeps (Cupid's Cafe #1) by Landra Graf
Exactly Like You (Cupid's Cafe #2) by Lori Sizemore
Captured Memories (Cupid's Cafe #3) by Katherine McIntyre
True Colors (Cupid's Cafe #4) by Landra Graf
About the Author:
Lori Sizemore writes sexy and snarky romance. She adores all things story and geeks out about craft books, writing classes, and how-to blog posts daily.
When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her family, playing video games, or crocheting. Sometimes all three at once, as she’s a master multi-tasker.
She loves to read a good book, in any genre, but her favorite is romance. Find her online blogging or on social media through her website, lorisizemore.com.
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