Who is the one boyfriend or girlfriend that you'd like to see again? I've been lucky to have remained close with most of mine. But what if that person wanted you back? I suppose it depends on how the relationship ended. But it would certainly make me pause.
Mindy McKinley's latest romance- LIFTING OFF- features a second chance romance where the only daughter of the prominent Chase family comes face to face with the one man she'd not been able to forget.
LIFTING OFF is a fun rollercoaster romance between two people who shared a steamy kiss. Now available in ebook and print, LIFTING OFF is the second book in the Chase Family series, each story a standalone steamy romance.
A long-ago kiss neither can forget.
A risk neither can take.
Clara Chase is looking for something new. After a coveted career as a model and social media influencer, she is looking for something more. When her father hands the family’s charter jet company—SkyChase—over to her and her brothers, she can’t really see herself fitting in. That all changes when her brother Cam hands her the reigns of a new foundations. Filled with new purpose, Clara feels like her life is finally on track. Until her brother insists she share an office with the one man she never wanted to see again. The man who kissed her and disappeared for nine long years. The only man that had ever stolen her heart.
James Lagos wants to start over. Back in Chicago after catching his fiancé sleeping with his best pilot, he’s desperate for a reset. His best friend’s job offer to help set up SkyChase’s new helicopter division is just what he needs to distance himself from the mess he left in Texas. But he hadn’t counted on the one woman that could bring it all crashing down—Clara Chase—Cam’s little sister. He shouldn’t have kissed her all those years ago and he shouldn’t want her as bad as he does now, but he can’t seem to stop. All he can do is hope his life doesn’t fall apart all over again.
“Oh, James,” Clara cooed, using a sickeningly sweet tone he’d never heard her use. He immediately despised it. “Come in, I want you to meet Bodie.” She stood up and her “friend” followed after. James was instantly irritated that the guy had about an inch on him.
Clara motioned to Bodie. “This is Bodie Collins, he’s the attorney for the foundation.”
Bodie stuck his hand out for James to shake and James took it begrudgingly. “James Lagos, I help run the Helo Division. It’s nice to meet you.”
“You too,” Bodie answered, dropping his hand prematurely to drape his arm over Clara’s shoulder.
James shoved his hands into his pockets so they wouldn’t see the fists he was making. His tight jaw, though, was another matter. He couldn’t seem to relax it when every nerve was telling him to punch this guy.
“Bodie and I have been friends since college,” Clara told him, sharing a sweet smile with the man James now hated more than anyone in the world. “I’m so glad we could bring him on board.”
Bodie grinned back with a smile that could have blinded the unsuspecting and pulled Clara tighter to his side before turning to James. “I’m glad to be on board. I missed this beautiful woman, and I can’t believe my luck that she’s still single.”
Now biting the inside of his cheek raw to keep from saying anything inappropriate or landing the direct punch to Bodie’s sharp jaw, James simply grunted.
Clara giggled and patted Bodie’s stomach. “This guy. He’s so sweet.” She looked right at James, her sapphire eyes alight in a way he hadn’t seen since they were young. Why didn’t he make her light up like that? The need to be her reason to shine nearly flattened him.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mindy McKinley is a Contemporary Romance author, avid reader, and cellist.
She lives in the Midwest with her drummer husband and two adorable cats. In her life outside of writing, she is a music teacher, a small business owner, and a professional musician.
No matter where she is in her busy life, her mind is always on her writing. She finds inspiration in everyday moments and joy in putting words in just the right order.
If you're interested in learning more about Mindy's writing, visit her website at www.mindymckinley.com for information on current books, upcoming projects, and a blog.
As the oldest of five girls, I didn't have to find many friends growing up. My sisters were my closest confidants and worst enemies. I love to read stories which feature families.
AMY'S HUNT is the second book in the Solstice Quartet series which features three sisters. Each one is unique and readers won't be able to resist their feistiness and determination.
Now up for preorder, AMY'S HUNT is a wonderful paranormal read filled with danger and excitement. It releases on April 19th.
When history repeats itself, it will take both of them to break the cycle…
When her two-year long search for her older sister hits a wall, Amy Ngata returns to the scene of the crime: the burned-out village of the Whakamanu, the tribe of swan shifters she belongs to. There, she finds her mother’s diary and within it, the location of her mother’s clan along with a story that chills her to the bone: a missing sister, a father who won’t help, and a generations-long feud that has claimed lives on both sides. Once she arrives in Windsor, Nova Scotia, she finds history repeating again.
Marrok Lapan has read enough books to know his twin brother, Alpha of the Windsor wolf pack, is turning into the villain of their story. It’s his duty to protect the Pack, even from a tyrannical leader. After the Alpha commands the abduction of a swan daughter, Rok realizes he has to act, but with the wolves either terrified of their Alpha or devoted to him, any challenge will only end one way: with Marrok dead.
When Rok and Amy meet, an attraction neither of them can deny forces them together. If Amy can save her cousin, she’ll have a true family to spend the Solstice with. If Marrok can’t stop his brother, he won’t have a family. With the Solstice looming and secrets on both sides coming to light, they'll have to trust each other to survive.
About the Author:
Catherine Peace has been telling stories for as long as she could remember. She often blames two things for her forays into speculative fiction—Syfy (when it was SciFi) channel Sundays with her dad and The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells. She graduated in 2008 from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in English and is still chasing the dream of being super rich and famous, mostly so she can sit around in her PJs all day and write stories.
Catherine currently lives on a farm in South Carolina. E-I-E-I-O.
There have been times in my life when I was truly scared. One was a dark night after I got off work. At sixteen, I'd thought myself fearless, but that night...I wasn't. Driving home, I noticed my former boyfriend behind me at a stoplight. He came at my car, demanding I explain why I'd broken up with him. Each time I stopped, he'd come at me. I didn't feel safe. This was the same ex who'd not taken no for an answer and I feared for my life. A strong hero would have been a blessing on that night.
Blake from Elsa Winckler's latest preorder- PROTECTING LINDSAY, is the type of guy who'd have knocked my ex sideways and made sure I was safe. Lindsay likes knowing she's got someone watching out for her but the two of them mix like oil and water. Ms. Winckler's story is filled with excitement as these two opposites combust.
Now available for preorder, the ebook and print of PROTECTING LINDSAY releases on April 12th. Be sure to grab your copy today
How does he protect his heart while protecting her?
Lindsay Wilson simply wants to concentrate on her shop where she sells her own mixtures of creams and essential oils. What she doesn’t want is the seriously sexy Blake Davidson hell-bent on protecting her from the abusive boyfriend who followed her to Montana all the way from South Africa. To add to her frustration, he makes her feel things she’s never felt before but she’s made a mistake in the past, can she trust her instincts this time?
Blake lost two people before because he couldn’t protect them, so what’s different this time with Lindsay? From the moment he’s laid eyes on her, all his instincts have been telling him to make sure nothing happens to her so he has no choice but to move into her place and keep her safe. But what about his own heart?
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