by Jacqueline Diamond
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2 Bks in 1 edition.
Cindy McChad can't believe it when her fianc?breaks up with her . . . by e-mail, no less! Never willing to accept defeat, she heads to California to win back her man. When she meets bumbling professor Hugh Bemling - who's in love with her fianc?s new girlfriend! - the two make a pact to fix this mess. Now if only Cindy could figure out which fella is really right for her . . .!
Laura Ellison never thought her comic play about love would win an award. Now her alma mater is performing it . . . and her ex is directing! Ten years ago Jared Benton broke her heart, and she knows fairy-tale endings don't exist. When she notices people who read the play start to fall in love, Laura's at a loss for words. Even she's succumbing to her play's charm's . . . and Jared's looking more and more like a prince, not a pumpkin!
Jacqueline Diamond was nice enough to send We Really Dig Romance Novels this book so we could do a review.
A minor character from Heaven Scent is the star of Cindy and the Fella and his friend is in Calling All Glass Slippers. All three stories are don't miss comedies.
News: "Cindy and the Fella" is a finalist in both the Golden Quill and Booksellers Best competitions!
"I love this song!" Cindy exclaimed. She began to shimmy. "Take me in your arms."
Hugh's throat tightened, and he looped one arm around her waist and took her hand in his. Before he knew it, they were pressed together so tight that he could practically measure Cindy's bra size. For the first time he understood why the puritans had disapproved of dancing. Those fools!
Caught in the moment. High lifted her chin and touched his lips to hers. When her tongue flicked against his mouth, he claimed a deep, thorough kiss.
What was happening? Shocked, he drew back.
"Hugh, are you upset?" she asked worriedly.
"I'm sorry. It's my fault."
"No, it's not. We shouldn't have tempted fate." She caught his upper arms as if to steady him. "Look, I have to go. I'll see you tomorrow, okay?" She collected her purse and went out the door.
His midsection still suspiciously tight, Hugh glanced at his statue of a fertility goddess standing in the corner. He could have sworn she wore a Mona Lisa smile.
"This is all your fault."
"We can get together again tonight -"
"No," Laura said.
"What do you mean, no?"
"No dating and no more sex," she said. "I'm sorry, Jared, but I think we need to keep our distance."
He understood, even if he didn't share her apprehension. "We could do nooners," he said hopefully.
When she shook her head, her red hair gave a suggestive bounce. "It's not that simple."
"Don't tell me you're not tempted."
Pink tinged her cheeks. "Please accept my decision. I'm sure I'm doing the right thing. We both lost control last night, and, well, wonderful as it was, I don't want to repeat the experience."
Glumly Jared accepted that she meant it. But it wasn't only sex they were giving up. He wanted to spend more time together doing things - dancing, joking, talking. Yes, it was probably for the best. So why did he feel as if he'd lost something?
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