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.
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