While I wasn't born in Michigan, I lived in the state for over thirty years. The state is known because of the mitten reference. You aren't truly from the state if you haven't held up your hand to show where you live.
One of the best parts of Michigan is the nature. With lakes and lake shores (it touches the Great Lakes), Michigan is a vacation destination for many. A National Forest and sand dunes give you the feeling you are near the ocean.
Probably the piece I love the most is the small towns. People are friendly and helpful. They care about each other and go out of their way to support others.
This is why Susan V. Vaughn's series is a fun read. It takes place in rural Michigan but better yet, it features a killer love story!
All her life, Cree Robertson only had two dreams: to dance professionally, and to build a relationship with her father in America. When a career ending injury took her out of the dance game for good, Cree left everything she knew in Canada behind to be with her father. But her new life in Lexington, Michigan is far from what she had envisioned. And so is working for the handsome and rich, Henry Gates. A man used to getting his way.
A man determined to steal her heart….
As a boy, Henry Gates never envisioned taking over his father’s business and raising his little sister, Tara. But a family tragedy sealed his fate. Now he must live a life he never wanted for the sake of a little girl he has no idea how to raise. When Henry hires a beautiful and vivacious dance teacher for Tara, he wonders if his luck had finally turned around. Cree Robertson might just be the solution to his sister’s unhappiness.
She might just be the solution to his unhappiness…
Without thinking, she placed one of her hands on his, the one holding the needle, and gestured for him to bring the other hand close. “Now pinch the edge of the thread in two fingers.” She watched him do it before pulling the needle in their hands closer. With concentration, she helped him guide the thread through the tiny metal hole. When it was successfully through, she let out a breath of relief. “We did it!”
“We did,” he agreed absently, his focus pulled from the needle to her face, her lips. It was then that she noticed how close they were. Her hand was still on his. His back was pressed against her chest. Her hair was splattered across his shoulder. The heat between them was electric. She found herself helpless to break the contact between them.
A mistake, because Henry did not hesitate. He dropped the needle they were holding, cupped her face in his hands, and pressed his lips against hers. It happened so fast, and yet, everything around them appeared to stand still. It was one of those kisses she had read about but had never experienced. The kind that set electricity up your spine and made your toes tingle. The kind that made your head so light you felt as if you were floating.
She lost herself against his lips, and somehow her arms found their way around his neck. Her bottom found the comfort of his lap, and her body was pressed against his. It wasn’t until she moaned, and he deepened their kiss, tangling their tongues together, that she realized how close they actually were.
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About the Author:
Romance Author, Susan Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk. Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings. When she wasn’t working on the next soul-crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.
It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.
Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.
Twitter handle: @susanvaughn1124
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