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Today, we're teaming up with TLC Book Tours to spread some PRE BOOK BIRTHDAY BUZZ about the latest Susan Mallery title coming your way via Harlequin Books this month! It's a work of Contemporary Fiction that sounds like it fits the Harlequin Special Edition imprint tag line ( Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness. ) perfectly. Quite honestly, who couldn't use a healthy dose of that in their life, am I right?! Ready or not, here comes today's title in the spotlight...
Harlequin Special Edition
About the book...
A long, hot summer with her secret crush…
What could possibly go wrong?
Nissa Lang knows Desmond Stilling is out of her league. He’s a CEO, she’s a teacher. He’s gorgeous, she’s…not. So when her house-sitting gig falls through and Desmond offers her a place to stay for the summer, she vows not to reveal how she’s felt about him since their first—and only—kiss.
Desmond should’ve known better than to bring temptation into his house. He decided long ago that his best friend’s sister was too sweet, too good, for him. She deserves a guy who can give his heart. For her sake, he’s stayed away. But as her laughter breathes life into his lonely mansion, he’s not sure how long he’ll be able to resist.
From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.
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Friday morning Nissa got up early to finish getting ready for her move-out. She’d packed her personal things, along with a few breakables she didn’t want to leave out. All that was left was her grandmother’s china and her clothes. She would take care of the clothes first thing, then wait for Shane to arrive to help her with the china. Once that was done, she would give her place a final clean, then head over to Desmond’s house.
So far she’d done a good job of ignoring her upcoming living situation. If she didn’t think about moving into the big house on the Sound and, you know, living with him, she didn’t get nervous. But if she allowed herself to dwell on the reality of sharing a roof with a guy she’d had a crush on for over a decade, she got a little queasy.
Not that her crush meant anything, she reminded herself as she got dressed before heading for the bathroom. It was just a funny quirk, left over from when she’d been a teenager. Desmond had been older, fantastically good-looking and sweet to her. Of course she’d liked him. Now, as a grown-up, she knew those feelings were just remnants of happy memories. These days they were friends. Good friends. He’d been married, for heaven’s sake, and she’d been engaged. They’d both moved on. Or at least she had—she doubted he had anything to move on from. So there was nothing to worry about or any reason to be nervous. Really.
That somewhat decided, she finished getting ready, then put together several boxes and got out packing paper. She set everything on her dining room table. Shortly after eight, her doorbell rang.
She let in her brother, smiling when she saw the to-go tray he carried.
“Morning,” he said, giving her a quick kiss on the cheek. “I brought breakfast.”
“I see that. Thank you.”
She took the coffee and breakfast sandwich he offered, then led the way to the sofa in her living room. They set their food on the coffee table.
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About the author...
#1 NYT bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming, humorous novels about the relationships that define our lives-family, friendship, romance. She’s known for putting nuanced characters in emotional situations that surprise readers to laughter. Beloved by millions, her books have been translated into 28 languages. Susan lives in Washington with her husband, two cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur.
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