THIS BOOK IS FOR ADULTS.
HEY GUYS! Today as part of this blog tour I'm going to be sharing an excerpt from this book !
Please keep in mind that this book is for adults and is not YA.
Unknowingly cast as the bachelorette for her town’s charity event, Taycee Emerson wants out. Especially when she discovers her old teenage crush, Luke Carney, is one of the bachelors and it's up to the viewers--not her--to decide which bachelors stay or go.
Coerced into participating, Taycee does what any self-preserving girl would do. She launches a subtle attack on Luke’s good name with the hope of getting him voted off the show. Unfortunately, Luke's an eye-for-an-eye kind of guy, and when he discovers what she's up to, it means revenge.
But when their pranks go south, will they screw up any chance they have at a future together, or will they be able to forgive and forget and prove that love really does conquer all?
Taycee pushed one last sunflower into the green foam and stepped back to study the arrangement. Perfect.
“It’s gorgeous. Who’s it for?” Jessa asked.
“Our old biology teacher?”
“One and the same.”
“Why?” Jessa’s perfectly tweezed arched eyebrows drew together. “Unless . . . wait. Don’t tell me he’s actually dating someone.”
A laugh escaped Taycee’s mouth. Jessa sounded so shocked, as if no one in their right mind would ever go out with poor Mr. Benion. “You didn’t hear it from me, but when he ordered the arrangement, he asked if I knew what Maris’s favorite flowers are.”
Jessa’s jaw dropped, as well as her voice. “Shut up. Are you serious? Mr. Benion and Maris?”
Taycee shrugged. “Who knows? I just do as my customers ask.”
“You never do as I ask.”
“I meant my paying customers.”
Jessa let out an exaggerated sigh. “And you call yourself a friend.”
“Your best friend, and don’t you forget it,” Taycee said as she pushed in the plastic card holder and slid the white envelope into place.
“Um, yeah . . .” Jessa hedged. “Funny you should mention that.”
“Why?” Taycee said, wary. It had been awhile since Jessa had played the “best friend” card, and it wasn’t a good thing when she did. Her favors were never small.
“I’m actually here to call in a little favor.” Jessa bit down on her lower lip, moving it back and forth between her teeth.
Jessa hopped down from the counter and focused her light brown eyes on Taycee. “Remember in high school when you snuck out past curfew to meet David at the movies?”
“Uh . . . yeah.” Oh no, not this. Not the favor of all favors. Taycee had secretly hoped it had joined the archives of forgotten memories. If only she could be that lucky.
Jessa stepped closer. “And remember how your parents called my house, and I lied for you and told them you were studying with me?”
“And remember how you promised me you’d do anything to pay me back?”
“That part’s a little hazy.” Why oh why had she ever made such a promise? Especially knowing full well Jessa would never forget and it would come back to haunt her one day. Today, as it turned out.
Jessa picked up a discarded sunflower and plucked the petals one by one. “Hazy or not, I’m calling in that promise, best friend of mine.”
Taycee grabbed the sunflower from Jessa, saving the remaining petals. “Sorry, but I think there’s a clause somewhere that states all promises are null and void after seven years.”
“Not a chance.” Jessa smirked. “Those kinds of promises never expire. Besides, it’s too late anyway.”
Oh no. What did Jessa do now? “Too late for what?”
“To say no.” Jessa shrugged as if it were no big deal. “You’re already committed.”
“Committed to what? Jessa! You can’t commit me to anything without asking first. Even you should know that.” Not that it really came as a shock. Jessa always did whatever she wanted, because if Jessa thought something was a good idea, then of course it was.
With a sweep of her hand, Jessa brushed her layered bangs to the side. “So how did your date go with Pat last night?”
“Not so fast. I want to know what this favor is first.”
“And I want to know about your date with Pat.”
Rachael Anderson is the author of four contemporary romances: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She's the mother of four, can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.
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