It's happened to the best of us...A family member asks a personal question and we punt! We put our foot in our mouth! Rather than making ourselves look bad, we tell a small fib, a white lie...After all, what could go wrong?? It's not like they will find out!! Or Will They!??!!??
In SE Harmon's latest release, Love Is..., our heroine tells just one little white lie about a date and then must find a guy on short notice to "pretend" and help her save face. In this fun tale of a mismatched couple, Ms. Harmon will make you laugh out loud at the antics and cheer as you hope for a happy ending. Either way, you won't be able to put the book down!
Sometimes what starts out as fake can get all too real.
Things started out innocently enough. Put on the spot by my sister about going on a blind date, I mention I’m already dating someone else. But then she wants to meet him. Better yet, she wants me to bring him to our upcoming family gathering so he can meet everyone. Which would be a fantastic idea if he wasn’t a complete work of fiction.
My best friend, Julian, suggests I bring a fake date, and it sounds like a good plan. What could go wrong? We’ll go home, spend the weekend with my family, and they’ll stop setting me up on blind dates. No one gets hurt and no one has to know. Easy peasy, right?
But then there’s Jackson. And it’s no coincidence that his last name is Sparks.
Maybe one day I’ll learn that listening to Julian is always a recipe for disaster. Someday I’ll remember that he talks faster than he thinks, and any idea out of his mouth is probably a bad one. Until then, let me explain how I got into this mess. My name is Avery Jane, and I’m about to show you what happens when a fake relationship gets all too real.
When I could speak again, I laid out a set of specs that did not include any hugging, kissing, or calling one another nicknames that would make me hurl. “We’ve been together a month, Sparks. You call me AJ or honey. You live for my every word. You think I’m adorable and sweet.”
“I do?” He rounded his eyes. “Our cover story should include my concussion, then.”
“Laugh it up, Sparks. ’Cause when we touch down in Coral Bay, I’m sweet and sexy and all you can think about it.”
“I don’t think that’ll be too much of a problem.”
My eyes jerked up to his. His eyes were warm and intent on mine. It would be easy to get caught up in a gaze like that. A flush slowly inched up my neck that I was powerless to stop. My libido needed a swift kick because it was clearly malfunctioning. Surely I was not crushing on a footloose and fancy free playboy whose longest relationship was with an Amazon Echo.
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S.E. Harmon has had a lifelong love affair with writing. It’s been both wonderful and rocky (they've divorced several times), but they always manage to come back together. She's a native Floridian with a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Fine Arts, and now splits her days between voraciously reading romance novels and squirreling away someplace to write them. Her current beta reader is a nosy American Eskimo who begrudgingly accepts payment in the form of dog biscuits.
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We all have dreams....goals we want to achieve. Maybe it's winning the lottery or losing ten more pounds but sometimes our dreams are much bigger. For some of us, we dream of bright lights and finding love. We give everything of ourselves in order to reach our dream, even if it hurts our hearts or damages our friendships. Mackenzie was living her dream... or was she?
Mackenzie Tanner was living the dream.
At least that’s what she thought.
When Mackenzie Tanner met world-famous boy band Dear Juliet while songwriting in Nashville, Tennessee, she never imagined it would lead to being the opening act on their worldwide tour, or the broken heart which would follow.
As they play to sold-out audiences across the globe, Mackenzie realizes her dream may not be what she thought it was. Singing with the boy she loves and the boy she's supposed to love leads to a tangled mess.
But Nashville is on the horizon...
Jake grabbed her arm. “I don’t want to make a scene. Can we please speak privately for a minute?”
“You don’t want to make a scene?” Mackenzie scoffed. “The boy who showed up an hour late in the middle of my show doesn’t want me to make a scene?”
“I can explain.”
“No, you can’t.” She pulled away from him. “You knew how important this was to me. And after everything we went through today—what could have possibly been more important than you being here for me?”
Jake shifted uncomfortably. “It’s a long story.”
“That’s not good enough.”
“Kenzie,” he begged. “Please, I’m sorry.”
She shook her head, tears welling up in her eyes. “That’s the problem, Jake. You keep saying you’re sorry, but then you keep breaking my heart.”
“No, enough. I don’t want to talk about it.”
“Why not?” he pleaded, reaching out one more time.
She jerked back. “Because I don’t want to cry at the Bluebird Cafe.”
Mackenzie picked up her guitar and left Jake standing speechless. She took a steadying breath, put on a practiced smile, and walked out of the building. The cameras and cheering from the waiting fans would have thrown anyone else off following such an intense confrontation, but later, in the pictures from that night, no one would be able to tell what had happened behind the scenes.
After all, Mackenzie was getting good at pretending, too.
Fall for the boys in the band in Tangled on Tour!