Are you a planner? Going on vacation, you make a list so you don't forget anything. Heading to the store? You've gone through coupons and have a list of things you need. Meeting someone? You check on the route and confirm the time.
I'm a planner. I think (agonize) about things before I do them. I plan for any contingencies and have back up plans, just in case. When something doesn't go according to plan, I'm a wreck. Changes or unknowns can send my blood pressure spiking.
Catherine Peace's latest release PART OF HER PLAN has a character much like me. She's got a plan to reach her goal. She's focused and determined. She can't slip up! It'd cost her everything. BUT when she receives a mysterious invitation, it leads to someone who wasn't a part of her plan.
An invitation to Cupid’s Café will change your life.
Lydia Rossi has The Plan all figured out. A great job at Louisville’s fastest-rising tattoo shop, a place of her own, and putting her heroin addiction behind her once and for all. So far, everything fits perfectly into the safety-focused life she’s created, though she can’t forget the one woman who made her want more.
Jenny Sloane’s sole focus is on convincing her brother to let her come home. She’s deceived him into thinking she’s clean, but the truth is—she likes the way she feels when she drinks. If it takes a few white lies to make it happen, she will lie until the cows come home. She doesn’t need anyone, except family.
A note from Cupid’s Café reunites Lydia with her former therapy groupmate Jenny, sparking attraction, but a new complication arises when Jenny moves into the same transitional living house with Lydia. Jenny’s presence threatens to unravel Lydia’s plan, and for the first time Jen’s family-only focus wavers. One moment and one mistake is all it’d take to destroy their futures, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. No strings attached becomes tangled. Can a relationship be part of The Plan after all?
Welcome to Cupid's Café, a place where missed connections meet. How the invitations find them, no one knows…except for the mysterious owner, Mr. Heart.
This multi-author series focuses on protagonists struggling with real-life issues that often get swept under the rug. With Cupid’s Café, these issues find representation in the characters struggling to conquer their own problems while trying to carve a future for themselves.
From cops to artists, or social workers to photographers, Mr. Heart ensures these lost souls who believe themselves undeserving of love reconnect with their fated match.
Each couple embarks on their journey at Cupid’s Cafe, but the rest is up to them: whether damage wins or they find true love in the end.
READ THEM ALL
Painting for Keeps (Cupid's Cafe #1) by Landra Graf
Exactly Like You (Cupid's Cafe #2) by Lori Sizemore
Captured Memories (Cupid's Cafe #3) by Katherine McIntyre
True Colors (Cupid's Cafe #4) by Landra Graf
Part of Her Plan (Cupid’s Café #5) by Catherine Peace
Lydia checked her watch. Her “date” should have been there ten minutes ago, and though it tried, the feeling of disappointment failed to break through the barrier the café created. Every so often, the barista glanced her way, offered a sweet but wan smile, and continued on. The ethereal music drifting through the speakers kept her heartbeat steady.
She could handle just hanging out at the coffee bar if not for the invitation burning a hole through her back pocket.
“This is stupid,” she muttered. “You’re not ready.”
The barista eyeballed her again, a disapproving pout on her full lips.
After a few more sips, Lydia pushed the cup away. “Thank you.”
“Are you sure you can’t stay a little longer?”
She smiled. “Sorry. Early morning.”
“Please, just a little longer.” Something in her voice compelled Lydia to stay put.
Almost by magic, another latte appeared on the counter.
Lydia chuckled. “I’m not going to sleep tonight.”
With a wink, the barista said, “Maybe that’s the point.”
Lydia eyeballed the pretty blonde and took another sip. Once again, the peacefulness overtook her. Coffee wasn’t supposed to be soothing like this.
Maybe that was the con: her one true love was coffee.
More time passed and the bottom of the mug showed its face. The barista pouted at the empty cup.
“Coffee’s too good,” Lydia said with a grin, but in truth, it was the best she’d ever had. “Don’t worry. I’ll come back.”
“I know.” She winked again.
As Lydia stood and shrugged into her coat, the bell over the door chirped. Time stopped. The café changed to a small room, a sketchbook, and the entrance of an eighteen-year-old spitfire. Except she’d grown up over the last ten years. “Holy shit,” Lydia said. “Jenny Sloane.”
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.
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