There is something about a place you've spent almost half your life. While Michigan wasn't my hometown, I lived twice as long in Michigan than I did back in Ohio. I traveled throughout Michigan, from Great Lake to Great Lake, from Upper Peninsula to Lower Peninsula. Stories that are set in Michigan are one of my favorites because it's like going home again.
Susan V. Vaughn's Smitten Series features sexy romance among Michigan's greatest towns. Almost Paradise is set in ta beach town along the thumb area. It's quaint small town charm is a perfect setting for this love story.
For Irene Shultz, Caseville is a chance to escape her boring existence and do something outside of her control. Fix up her grandparent’s old home and take steps toward her future. Simple as that. If only she could ignore the flirty local determined to buy her property.
If only she could stop him from stealing her heart…
For Doug Heck, Caseville is his paradise and the home on Carolyn Street is his future. Get a real estate agent and make an offer. Simple as that. If only he could convince the stubborn owner to sell.
If only he could get her beauty off his mind…
“Is there something else I can do for you?” she asked, eyeing him suspiciously.
His gaze dipped below her neck and filled with interest. “Maybe…”
She took in his obvious attraction and blushed, which in turn made her feel foolish. She didn’t do foolish well. “I think you should go,” she told him, turning toward the door. “I have things to do.”
“What about later?”
Later? She turned back to him, trying to decide whether he was teasing or seriously hitting on her. She had no idea because she knew nothing about the opposite sex. Or what they thought about her. Or what she was supposed to do about what they thought about her. And if she thought about what they thought about her, would she be pleased by those thoughts or repelled by them?
How was she supposed to know? She wasn’t exactly an expert when it came to men.
“I’m busy later, too,” she told Doug adamantly.
“That’s too bad.” That amusement was back in his eyes. “What about tomorrow?”
She fought the urge to smile. The man was persistent. Too bad his persistence would get him nowhere. She wasn’t interested in dating or having a fling. Not in Caseville. Not with her disorder.
“If you are asking me out, Doug, you’re wasting your time.”
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.
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