Title – Mike and Hannah
Author – Carla Krae
Genre – Contemporary Romance
Publisher – Willowick Publishing
Book Blurb —
Takes place after COMPLETED and DYLAN AND JEN.
With most of the band coupled up now, Mike is the seventh wheel. Realizing he hasn’t cultivated a life outside the band in years is a lonely epiphany. When a young woman mistakes him for someone else, the awkward encounter turns into a possibility for something real. Something lasting. Something like love.
Hannah, a recent arrival in L.A., is looking for a connection in her new life. Despite meeting Mike under less-than-ideal circumstances, she accepts his invitation to a Memorial Day BBQ with his friends, never expecting them to be famous rockstars with hearts of gold. Mike couldn’t be nicer and sparks are flying, so when he insists on taking their time to get to know each other, part of her is flattered and the other side is frustrated he won’t get naked. How far can she tease him before he gives in?
Settle in for a sweet and spicy romance in the My Once and Future Love Revisited universe where finding yourself means finding true love. This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations. West Coast Soulmates book #2.
Choose to be the new girl in town at your peril. I get now why Mom never lived farther than twenty minutes from the house she was born in. Looking around my empty living room, the balloons in the corners mocked my solitude. The food on the kitchen table sat untouched, a chocolate cake still pristine in the center.
Someone knocked on the front door. Thank God. I checked my watch and opened the door. “Marcy!” Fifteen minutes late, but at least someone showed up.
She shoved a present into my hands. “Hi, Hannah, sorry I can’t stay, but I wanted to give you this so you wouldn’t think I forgot.” She smiled, ran back down the driveway to her Honda, and zipped away, waving through the window.
Wow. Even my best friend—rethinking that title now—couldn’t stay for my birthday.
Hannah, she’s your only friend.
I placed the small gift on the table and put the food back in the refrigerator. Didn’t want to poison anyone, should they ever show up. Hadn’t invited a lot of people—there weren’t many I knew well enough yet to let into my home—but I’d put out a decent spread. There was even alcohol, and I didn’t drink.
After another half-hour, I gave up and turned the lights out in the living room, then cut a piece of cake for myself and stuck one candle in it.
“Happy friggin’ birthday to me.”
Making a half-hearted wish in my head for some improvement to the night, I blew the candle out. My dress went back in the closet in favor of a long-sleeve tee and sweatpants, then I signed into my e-mail on the off-chance my co-workers made excuses. Nothing but a couple ads and a request for a file from work even though everybody knew I had the day off. Joy.
Then it hit me, the message that was missing today—Dad’s. Tears blurred my vision.
Two months after his death, I’d been doing okay. Not a hint of tears for two weeks. We weren’t close and conversations were usually awkward at best, but he always remembered my birthday. We saw each other two, maybe three times a year. It shouldn’t be that big a deal, dangit. We weren’t close. I’d even spent adolescent years hating him, yet these stupid tears were smudging my mascara.
Funny how I’d come to rely on a short little e-mail every year. I sniffed and reached for a tissue.
“So, Hannah…friendless, parentless…what are you gonna do now?” I turned on the bathroom faucet. “I’m going to wash my face and eat cake until I puke.”
Good plan, huh?
Skin squeaky clean, I blindly reached for a towel and dried my face, then felt along the counter for my glasses. The girl in the mirror wore a frown.
The doorbell chimed, an hour after the party should have started.
Padding to the door in bare feet, I switched the porch light on and unlocked the deadbolt.
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Author Biography —
Fiction writer. Sci-fi lover. Trained vocalist. Cat mom.
Debuting in 2011, Carla Krae lives in California with two crazy cats and a tech guy.
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My Once and Future Love Revisited :
Dylan and Jen (stand alone)
Mike and Hannah (stand alone)
West Coast Soulmates:
Dylan and Jen (published)
Mike and Hannah (4/7/2017)
The Roommate (published)
Mr. Perfect (2017)
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