Title: Happily Ever Afters
Author: Rachel Magee
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Clean Reads
Lainey Stratton does not fall in love with strangers she meets on vacation. It simply doesn’t make logical sense. So when Lainey meets Carter Thompson on the first day of her Caribbean vacation, she knows it could never amount to anything more than a crush. At the end of the vacation she will return to Dallas and he will return to DC, and that will be the end of it. Well, unless he wants to join her at a friend’s destination wedding, which would be considered vacation too, right?
But when an unexpected tragedy sends Lainey’s logical world spiraling out of control, she realizes her vacation crush might be the only one who can help her pick up the pieces of her shattered life. That is, as long as she can get out of the way of her own happiness. And as long as Carter’s past doesn’t catch up with him before she gets a chance.
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He had just finished his conversation and pushed his empty bottle across the bar when I walked up.
“You look amazing,” he said. He shoved his hands in the pockets of his faded jeans and I noticed his eyes slip south before he regained control and forced them back up to my eyes.
I knew this dress was too short.
“You up for a little walk? There’s this little place down the road I’ve heard has the best monfongos.” He nodded his head toward the street entrance of the resort. I followed him through the lobby.
“Sounds great. I think. What are monfongos?”
Carter leaned in as if he were about to share a huge secret with me. “I have no idea,” he whispered. “Some sort of traditional Puerto Rican dish, I think.” We walked past the taxi stand and on down the palm tree lined sidewalk.
“Then I definitely think we should try them,” I whispered back. “Any idea what’s in it?”
He shrugged. “Nope. But tonight, I’m feeling daring. How about you?”
Daring was not a way I often felt. I preferred to make decisions based on fact and scientific reason. But for some reason, on this picturesque street with this handsome semi-stranger, daring sounded like a great idea.
“As long as I can point at the menu instead of trying to pronounce it. My Spanish has an embarrassing amount of Texan accent in it.”
“I think that can be allowed.” He opened the door of the restaurant for me. “And for the record, I like the accent,” he drawled, before turning his attention to the hostess.
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Rachel wrote her first novel when she was twelve and entered it into a contest for young author/illustrators. Unfortunately, the judges weren’t impressed with her stick figures. So she dropped the dream of becoming a world famous illustrator and stuck to spinning stories. When she’s not busy working on her latest book, she loves to travel with her family and friends. By far, her favorite destination is the beach, which tends to work its way into most of her stories. Between vacations, you can find her at home in The Woodlands, TX with her wonderful husband, their two adventurous kids and a couple of spirited pets, all of whom share Rachel’s love of the ocean. Well, except the cat and dog. They’re both afraid of water. Find out more about what Rachel has been up to at rachelmageebooks.com.
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