Chasing Romeo: Excerpt #2

“I’m just asking,” I say, “are you sure you want to bet your future on a myth?” Because, to be honest, something inside me wishes she’d get up and say, screw you, fate, I’m taking my future in my own hands.

“Would I bet my future?” she asks.

I nod and lean forward to hear her answer.

Slowly, she says, “I’d bet everything.”

Her words ring in my ears. She’s serious. She’ll do anything to get with this random guy she hasn’t seen in nearly twenty years. It’s like a cosmic joke, except I’m not laughing. I guess I shouldn’t have expected anything less.

“It’s a myth,” I say. “It’s not real.”

“It is,” she says. She points her finger at me and jabs me in the chest. “And I’m going to prove it to you.” Her hand rests over my heart. We both look down at her touching me. She yanks it back and wipes her hand on her napkin.

No man likes to see a woman wipe herself off after touching him. I scowl and then take her unspoken challenge. “More likely, by the end of this week, I’ll prove that soul mates don’t exist.”

“Good luck, you have hundreds of Aunt Erma’s successes against you.”

No worries, I stand by my belief that the whole town of Romeo is suffering from romantic delusions. Hey, the tourism dollars depend on it.

Also, I’d like to push a little bit of reality into this situation and throw out the idea that this guy might not be decent.

“He could be a rapist,” I say. That gets her attention. Her head snaps up and she glares at me.

“Or a Lothario,” she says. Take that, her eyes say. She bares her teeth at me in a semblance of a grin and I smile back. Game on.

The minstrel who had wandered close again hightails it to the other side of the restaurant.

“He could be a drug dealer,” I say.

“Or a pharmacist,” she says.

“He could be an alcoholic.”

“A vintner.”

“He’s unemployed,” I say.

“Independently wealthy.”

“He looks like a frog.”

“He’s a prince,” she says.

“He’s boring.”

“Strong and silent.”

I glare at her and she glares back, a smile curving on her lips.

“Bad in bed,” I say.

“A sex god.” She bites at her lower lip and I have the urge to take it in my mouth and show her a decade of pent-up wanting. I yank my thoughts from her lips and drop my ace in the hole.

“He could be an ax murderer,” I say. Take that and chew on it.

She laughs, throaty and low, and her eyes light up. The candlelight sparks off her glowing skin.

“Or,” she says, “he’s a lumberjack. Mmmm. Sexy ax. I’ll hold the handle. Rawr.” She claws her hand and scratches at the air.

I shake my head. “You got it.” I hold up my goblet of mead for a toast. “To Matt Smith. Chloe’s lumberjack soul mate.”

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Chasing Romeo: Excerpt #1

Every woman alive is given one man who is guaranteed to turn her life into a monument of suck. My one man is Nick O’Shea. Every time he shows up my life gets shaken upside down and spanked.

“Untie me now, Sparky, or so help me God,” Nick says.

I smile and ignore his god-awful nickname for me. This is the absolute best day of my life. I stand over him and soak in the feeling that all wrongs in the world are about to be righted.

“Why?” I ask.

“Un. Tie. Me.” He strains against the zip ties on his wrists. I’m not going to lie, I get a flash of pleasure deep inside at his struggle.

“Did you want some birthday cake? It’s chocolate, your favorite.” I wave a pink paper plate with a big slab of cake under his nose.

Nick growls at me. Growls.

My body reacts just like it did when I was fifteen and hopped up on hormones. Unconsciously I lean toward him. Enough of that. I pick up the plastic fork and shove a piece of cake in my mouth. The fudgy frosting’s thick, rich and, let’s be honest, delicious. “Mmmm. Good.”

“Sparky…” he says. His voice is low and full of warning.

“No. Nope. Not gonna,” I say.

He looks different than he did in high school. Ten years in the military made him harder. At eighteen, his jaw was softer, his cheeks fuller…his eyes had more warmth. Now, not so much. There’s a half-inch-long scar over his right eyebrow that wasn’t there before. His cheeks are sharper. His hair’s darker and he has stubble on his jaw. I’ve never seen him with a five o’clock shadow. I think about what it would feel like if I ran my fingers over it.

I glance into his eyes. They’re blacker than I remember. He’s looking at me like he wants to throttle me. Oh well. I move my gaze to his shoulders. They’re thick and muscular and he’s wearing a white T-shirt that stretches over him.

Unfortunately, karma didn’t catch up to Nick and make his outside match the cynical jerk within. Nope. If I were to draw what he really looks like there’d be horns, a forked tongue, and a tail.

I take another bite of cake. He watches and his furious eyes linger on my lips then move down my throat. I can feel the heat of his gaze like he’s stroking my neck. Then, his gaze slowly moves over my chest and down my body. I’m in a floral wrap dress with a low neckline. His eyes linger on my breasts, which are smashed up by my push-up bra and prominently displayed.

I have the urge to cover them. Instead, I hold my ground.

“Finished?” I ask.

“Untie me,” he says.

I sigh. “Or, how about…gee, Chloe, happy birthday? It’s been such a long time. So great to see you,” I say.

He scowls. Okay, I admit that was a stretch. I don’t think Nick has ever said that it’s great to see me…except, well, once.

He turns away and looks over the community room. It’s like a birthday fairy exploded and shot out hundreds of pastel balloons, streamers and confetti.

He turns back to me. “Birthdays are a scam,” he says. “Just another day for people to fail at meeting unrealistic expectations so they can continue to disappoint each other. Likewise, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Come on, Sparky.” He strains at the restraints.

I shake my head. “Hate to disappoint,” I say.

“Really?”

“No. Not at all.”

Nick sits in an antique wooden chair. His wrists are zip tied to the armrests and his ankles are tied to the spindle legs. What I can’t figure out is how he got himself into this situation. The chair’s in the middle of a pile of birthday gifts and he has a big red satin bow on his chest. Like he’s a gift.

For me.


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I’m so excited for the release of romcom romance book Chasing Romeo on May 25! For the next five Monday’s leading up to the release I’ll be having loads of giveaways now on Instagram.

Chasing Romeo is a hilarious road trip romcom romp that takes place in cities all across the USA, from the east coast to the west. There are many, many misadventures along the road to love.

Enemies to lovers? Yes. Opposites attract? Yes. Soul mates? Yes. Laugh out loud? Heck yes.

I wanted you to be able to join in the fun. So, for all of you who want to get your summer road trip on vicariously through Chasing Romeo, head over to Instagram and join in!

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My next rom com romance book Chasing Romeo is launching May 25, 2021 and the cover is AMAZING!!

Chasing Romeo Cover with a couple of soul mates ready for a rom com road trip in their blue dodge charger
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