Sample Sunday 2–Love and Lattes

Here’s a new excerpt from LOVE AND LATTES A Meadow Ridge Romance.

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“Listen, about the other night.” He started, but wasn’t sure where to go from there. “I really had a good time with you.”

She grinned and laughed, blushing a deep red. “I could tell.”

He laughed too. “No, that’s not what I meant—well, I guess I mean that, too—but I actually just meant I liked talking to you, dancing, everything. It—it was nice.”

“I had a good time too, in all meanings.”

“I really wish we could go out again sometime. I had already been planning where I’d take you once I finally got a hold of you.”

“Oh yeah? Where?”

“There’s this little Spanish place called Luna that serves the best tapas.” He shrugged. “Doesn’t matter now, I guess.”

The smile slid off both of their faces as the weight of his last statement hung in the air between them. “Too bad. I like tapas.”

He nodded, his disappointment almost breaking through his boss exterior. “Something else we have in common.”

“I’m sorry.” Julia spoke quietly and wrapped her arms around the book she still held, pulling it protectively against her chest. “It’s just, I really need this job. I wish I didn’t, but I do.”

Chase shook his head. He didn’t want her to feel pressured into quitting just because he wanted to go on a real date with her. “No, of course you do. I shouldn’t have said anything. I didn’t mean anything by it. Just thinking out loud I guess.” He wouldn’t make that mistake again. “I’ll let you get back to work. Let me know if you need anything.” He turned and left without glancing back. He needed to get on with life without Julia. Their situation wasn’t going to change, and the sooner he accepted reality, the better off they’d both be. He wouldn’t pressure her again. They were stuck working together and that’s all there was to it.

Chase wove his way through the rows of books and ducked into the self-help room on his way to new releases. He kicked a book lying in the middle of the aisle and bent to pick it up before flipping the book cover side up in his hands. Banging in the Backroom: Tales of Workplace Romance Gone wrong. Oh, hell. Even the merchandise was on his case.

Time to move on to the next girl, like always.


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  1. Janet Lane Walters says:

    Heatehr, I’ve read and enjoyed the book. Just dropping by for my Sunday visit to my friends and writing buddies.

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