A mysterious note. A chance encounter. The past coming back to life. What would you do if you received a note asking you meet someone special at a local cafe? Would you take the chance that you'd find someone special or would you be too afraid to go?
In today's day and age, we meet people online all the time but are very aware of the danger about meeting them face to face. Stranger Danger and all... but what if the note was so compelling you had to give it a shot?
That's the premise behind the Cupid's Cafe book series... a secret note. A special meeting. The perfect someone for you! Author Catherine Peace's newest release PART OF HER PLAN, takes the idea and runs with it. From compelling characters to emotional turmoil, PART OF HER PLAN is a book you won't want to put down.
An invitation to Cupid’s Café will change your life.
Lydia Rossi has The Plan all figured out. A great job at Louisville’s fastest-rising tattoo shop, a place of her own, and putting her heroin addiction behind her once and for all. So far, everything fits perfectly into the safety-focused life she’s created, though she can’t forget the one woman who made her want more.
Jenny Sloane’s sole focus is on convincing her brother to let her come home. She’s deceived him into thinking she’s clean, but the truth is—she likes the way she feels when she drinks. If it takes a few white lies to make it happen, she will lie until the cows come home. She doesn’t need anyone, except family.
A note from Cupid’s Café reunites Lydia with her former therapy groupmate Jenny, sparking attraction, but a new complication arises when Jenny moves into the same transitional living house with Lydia. Jenny’s presence threatens to unravel Lydia’s plan, and for the first time Jen’s family-only focus wavers. One moment and one mistake is all it’d take to destroy their futures, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. No strings attached becomes tangled. Can a relationship be part of The Plan after all?
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
Part of Her Plan (Cupid’s Café #5) by Catherine Peace
A comfortable silence fell while Lydia worked. Jenny stretched out, hands behind her head, eyes closed. Relaxed, unguarded, open, and easily the most beautiful thing Lydia had ever seen. It almost seemed a sin to mar her skin, but it was a chance too good to pass up.
And maybe she stroked Jen’s thigh more than necessary, but the past had taught her how quickly good things changed for the worse. Once the other shoe dropped, she’d go back to The Plan with full force. “How are you doing?”
Jen made a sleepy, non-committal noise. “Never better, except you’re a fucking tease.” The wolfish grin on those kiss-swollen lips took Lyd straight back to the lust-filled gutter she’d never escape as long as Jennifer Sloane was in the picture.
To prove the point, she kissed the inside of Jen’s thigh, dangerously close to the apex. “Like that?”
“Exactly like that. You know how to keep a girl wanting.”
The compliment warmed Lydia, but she only chuckled and began shading Loti’s wings, adding depth and dimension to its adorable dragon body. Short strokes, lighter touches. A bigger tease than before. Jen’s muscles tensed and flexed beneath the pen. Not unusual, but a challenge no less. “You have to hold still.”
“All right, then.” Lydia straddled Jen’s shin and put all her weight on the leg. “When you can be a good girl, I’ll get off.”
Jen snorted. “Number one, nobody gets off with a good girl.” She brushed her leg against Lyd. “Number two, sounds like you’re stuck with me, Rossi.”
About the Author:
Catherine Peace has been telling stories for as long as she could remember. She often blames two things for her forays into speculative fiction—Syfy (when it was SciFi) channel Sundays with her dad and The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells. She graduated in 2008 from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in English and is still chasing the dream of being super rich and famous, mostly so she can sit around in her PJs all day and write stories.
Catherine currently lives on a farm in South Carolina. E-I-E-I-O.
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A NATURAL PASSION by Tammy Mannersly
Dylan O’Day has been an exemplary marine biologist for years, constantly devoted to the protection and preservation of the natural world. Yet lately, he has a new passion, one that’s distracting his once focused thoughts. Though a decade older than her and her trusted mentor, Dylan hasn’t been able to stop thinking about the new intern. He’s never met a person quite like Kyra before, someone so genuine and caring, and who understands his love of environmental conservation. It’s just too bad his age and situation put him in an ethical dilemma. Should he risk it all for a chance at happiness or insist on keeping their relationship platonic?
Kyra Shine began interning only a few months ago at the Merchant Marine Science Centre and she’s already crushing hard on the boss’ son. Jake Merchant might be the bad boy of the team, but he seems perfect. They share a love of nature, especially the ocean and spend their days watching over the endangered turtles nesting along the coast. While her mentor—the sweet, but overprotective Dylan—disagrees with her growing infatuation, Kyra’s sure his scathing assessment of Jake is misinformed. Surely, the two men are more alike than they realize.
After discovering the turtle nests raided in the night, the Science Centre team goes on high alert, until a dangerous interaction with illegal poachers shatters reputations. Can the team save their beloved turtles before another nest is ransacked? Will Dylan overcome his concerns to tell Kyra how he truly feels before her heart is completely lost to another?
“What are you up to, Shine? Playing with the fishes?”
“Something like that,” she agreed, fighting back the girlish giggle that wanted to burst from her lips as soon as those gorgeous brown eyes had met hers.
His gaze dropped and roamed over her body for a moment. His head nodded slightly with the movement. Kyra’s nipples hardened under his stare, and the heated tingling of desire clawed at her. Warmth blossomed over her skin. She glanced down, checking that her body was still hidden beneath the flimsy material of the red and white frangipani bikini.
“Lucky fishes,” he drawled, dragging his gaze back to hers.
She chuckled, suddenly tense. “You’ve seen me in this bikini before, Jake. It’s nothing special.”
“Nothing special.” He stepped forward, closing the gap between them. “I would never say that.”
His fingers reached up, skimming her collarbone before slipping under the thin rope of material that formed the halter around her neck. He slid them along her skin, the hot, rough, dryness of him against the soft, moistness of her. They caressed their way up to her neck and then back down, just above the cup of the bikini’s bra. He let his fingers linger there, his chocolate brown eyes gazing deep into her own.
Jake stepped back from her reluctantly. “What are you doing tomorrow night?”
Her dark blonde brows narrowed as she tried to calm her ragged breathing. “Sunday?”
“That’s family night,” Kyra began again. “I mean, you know we can’t miss family night. Your dad always invites everyone from the Turtle Center and the Science Center for a big barbeque. Everyone who wants to come is invited.”
He shrugged. “Maybe we don’t want to come this time?”
She giggled. “And, what are we going to do instead?”
Jake reached for her free hand, holding it, cool and damp against the warmth of his. “Go out for dinner. Somewhere nice. Together.”
WISHING ON WATER by Liz Ashlee
People getting engaged. Married. Adopting pets. Buying cars and houses. Having babies. Meanwhile, Hope is still living with her parents, hasn’t accomplished anything since high school and her relationship status isn’t just single – it’s non-existent.
As she sees it, there’s nothing else to do but the one thing that makes the most logical sense: flee to her great-aunt’s retirement community. The last thing she expects is to meet a very handsome, very age appropriate man there who might be the key to solving her single relationship problem.
"Lucky us," Aunt Isla says, crinkling her nose. Someone knocks on the door and she stares at it blankly. "Who's that?"
Arthur's smile melts away. "Paul. My competition."
Aunt Isla laughs. "With all the excitement over Hope, I completely forgot I asked Paul to stop by to look at my TV." She claps her hands together excitedly. If I didn't know any better, I'd almost think there's a conspiratorial tint to her eyes. "Oh, I can't wait for you to meet Paul, Hope. He's such a sweetheart."
"And a dreamboat," I add.
"The man has more girlfriends around here than you can count and you'll see why," she says, walking toward the door. "Coming!"
I spin in my chair, resting my arms on the back of it. I don't know why I'm so excited to meet this Paul. He's a looking glass into what a gorgeous guy looks like in the eyes of a retiree. Evidently he's deaf, but a veteran, and he must be handy—but is he only attractive because he's handy? My mom used to say there's nothing more attractive than a man who is willing to work without issue. Then again, maybe he's like Harrison Ford and manages to stay young because of a certain rugged handsomeness and a lot of personality.
Only the door opens up and I'm wrong about it all.
About fifty years wrong.
"You're the dreamboat?" I blurt out.
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