Who was your celebrity crush? The one you had posters of on your walls? I had those famous Teen Beat singers like Shaun Cassidy and Rex Smith. Yes, I'm that old but back in the day, if I could have met them, I would have been over the moon. Today my crushes are older too- Gerard Butler and Tom Hiddleston but I still fawn over them just the same. Although my husband wouldn't like their posters up on our bedroom walls.
Tammy Mannersly writes a wonderful story of a young woman who finally comes face to face with her celebrity crush. You'll love this lighthearted tale of mistaken identities and second chances. Now available in ebook and print. Get your copy today!
Swimming superstar, Sebastian DuMont, agrees to headline the reopening of the Poseidon’s Shore Health Club at a discounted fee, grateful for an excuse to visit his beloved hometown. However, he hadn’t expected to be tempted by the lovely Zenia, owner and operator of the fitness facility.
All of Zenia Andino’s dreams come true with swimming superstar, Sebastian DuMont, attending her gymnasium’s reopening. She’d idolized him as a teenager with his poster pinned to her bedroom wall, but meeting the hunky celebrity in person gives her heartbeat an excited new rhythm.
Before they can test the waters, Seb’s agent interferes and Zen’s fame-hungry sister alludes to an affair with the Olympian. Will Seb keep up the lie for continued fame and fortune? Or is it finally time to follow his heart and feed the special spark he felt with Zen before the opportunity extinguishes forever?
“So, do you think there might be love in the air?” Sara, the reporter from the Courier Mail enquired again.
A wide, ecstatic grin was like a gash across Lexy’s face. She gazed up into his eyes, searched them for a second before once again acknowledging the assembly. “When it comes to Seb and me, anything is possible.”
At that, the bottom fell out of Seb’s stomach and he felt as like he was riding the steep, rushing decent of a rollercoaster dip.
The audience erupted at Lexy’s answer, newly galvanized and interested in the possibility of a sexy affair to report on and obsess over. The insinuation of a relationship made Seb feel sick, nausea roiling in his gut. He wanted to correct the mistake, but couldn’t see a way out without embarrassing both of them.
Seb felt a pat on his shoulder as the raucous roar of the gathering continued, the audience’s arms waving, camera’s flashing and he heard Mayor Jones commend him.
“Congratulations,” the older man said, his tone genuinely joyous, oblivious to the reality.
With his heart racing, palms sweating, his gut churning on the verge of sickness, Seb cast a look at the one person in the world whose opinion really mattered to him in that instant. He caught Zenia’s eye, saw her solemn smile and…seeing that look, her fallen spirt, had pain stabbing into his heart, breaking it a little.
What the hell had he done? What the hell had he agreed to? And what could he do to show Zenia that his true interest lay with her and not her sister?
About the Author:
Tammy Mannersly is an Australian author based in Brisbane, Queensland. She loves writing romance, has a fondness for animals, is crazy about movies and enjoys a great Happily Ever After. Her passion for writing started from a very young age and led her to complete a Bachelor Degree in Creative Industries majoring in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology. Her novel, Persuading Lucy, was a 1st Place WINNER in the 2018 Chatelaine Books Awards for Romantic Fiction, a Chanticleer International Book Awards competition.
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