What are you reading this weekend?

How about a contemporary romance novel with sexy movie stars, single mom romance, small towns, and second chances at love? Sounds like my contemporary romance novel Hero Ever After.

You can grab a copy of Hero Ever After at any of your favorite e-tailers.

Also, thank you so much for all your wonderful reviews of Chasing Romeo! I’m so glad you loved reading Chasing Romeo as much as I enjoyed writing it. So thank you for spreading the love!

Contemporary Romance Cover for Hero Ever After by Sarah Ready drawn by a child featuring two people in this single mom romance and super hero romance book
Get the contemporary romance novel Hero Ever After today!

Chasing Romeo: Excerpt #4

I look over at Chloe. She stares at the city, a deep longing on her face. I wonder if she’s making a wish. We’re only three hours from the last Matt. If I were a betting man, I’d say she’s about to find her soul mate. And I promised I’d get her to him, didn’t I?

Suddenly, I hate to leave Vegas. I hate to leave it and I hate to see it fade in the distance. What a turnaround from earlier today. But these next few hours are probably the last Chloe and I will have together. Ever.

Here we are, speeding down a highway in the back of a truck. The wind is so loud that conversation’s impossible. But what would I say? What could I say? Choose me?

The dust and the sand in the air stings my eyes and I rub them. Chloe turns to me. I wipe at my eyes and quirk a smile.

Thank you, she mouths.

You’re welcome, I say to the wind.

Then I hold out my hand. She looks down then back up and shakes her head no. The wish that I made, to spend the last of our time together holding her hand, vanishes. I let my hand fall. I lean my head against the truck window and stare at the darkening sky. It’s that time, when the darkness is here, but there still aren’t any stars in sight. The darkest, loneliest time of night. Then I lose a breath as Chloe moves closer, and closer still. Until her thigh presses against my thigh, and her arm presses against my arm, and her shoulder to mine. Everywhere she touches sparks and comes alive. I don’t move. I don’t even want to breathe. Because I don’t want to interrupt the feel of her body on mine. And then, she rests her head against my chest. I draw in a harsh breath. I breathe in the dry sand air that smells like thirst mixed with the perfume of her hair and her skin. My hand shakes as I move my arm and slowly wrap it around her shoulders. Then I pull her in to rest against me. It takes an eternity, but finally, she sinks into me and I hold her.

I hold her like this is both the first time and the last time.

Both heaven and hell.

She watches the city disappear and the stars appear. I watch her. The headlights stroking her skin. The wind brushing through her hair. The expressions drifting across her face as we move farther north.

All this trip, I’ve been thinking that soul mates aren’t real, and that they can’t possibly exist. In fact, I set out to prove it. But what if a soul mate is the one person who, when you’re with them, there’s no place you’d rather be? Because right now, it doesn’t matter that I don’t have a car, or money, or a phone, or that I’m in the back of a truck. None of that matters, because I’m with her. And I can’t see that ever changing. Fifty years down the road, there still will be no place I’d rather be.

I pull her closer and lean my head down on top of hers. This is it. The last of it. The end. With every mile we drive, I’m one step closer to losing her.

If there’s any wetness in my eyes, no one knows it but me and the wind.

And if there were a thousand miles more to go, not just one hundred, the ending would still be the same. I’d be here, ready to let her go, because I understand now. She needs her soul mate. And like she said…that’s not me.

I close my eyes and whisper into her hair, I love you.

The wind carries my words away.

  • Chasing Romeo by Sarah Ready

Available May 25th!

You can pre-order everywhere now:

Apple Books: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1559465437
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/DP/B08ZL9DPZC
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08ZL9DPZC/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08ZL9DPZC/
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Chasing-Romeo-Soul-Mates-Romance-ebook/dp/B08ZL9DPZC/
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/chasing-romeo-5
Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1139084576
Other: https://books2read.com/ChasingRomeo

Chasing Romeo Cover: A romcom romance book featuring soul mates and a happily ever after

More Giveaways Now for Romcom Book Chasing Romeo Release

Last week I shared the first of 5 road trip locations for my upcoming romcom book Chasing Romeo (being released on May 25). This marks week 2 of the giveaways 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 my upcoming romcom book Chasing Romeo, head over to Instagram and join in!

Every Monday I will post a postcard pic of a city from the book Chasing Romeo. Go ahead and follow @sarahreadyauthor, post in your story and tag me, and guess the location in the picture. I’ll randomly draw a winner every Thursday.

Head on over to Instagram to learn more.

Here is the second post:

https://www.instagram.com/sarahreadyauthor/