As part of the Cara Connelly’s blog tour, I have an excerpt for “The Wedding Date.” Enjoy!
Julie Marone isn’t your ordinary matchmaker. Instead of setting up singles, she matches already-happy couples with their dream homes. It’s her calling. Her gift. And since she lost the other half of her own happy couple, it’s become her passion.
Cody Brown isn’t your ordinary cowboy. Instead of roping runaway steers, he wrangles sick kids and strung-out junkies as an ER doc. It’s his job. His responsibility. And since his brother lost his wife to a drunk driver, it’s his mission.
When Cody moves from Austin to Boston, he wants Julie to find him a condo, and fast. But she’s got issues with that. Because not only is Cody single, he’s a doctor to boot, and ever since her fiancé died, she’s got a major grudge against doctors.
Cody charms her into breaking her “couples-only” rule, but when he angles to be her date for her sister’s Christmas Eve wedding, he finds out Julie’s “no-doctor” rule is unbending. Still, he’s not quitting, because as hard as Julie fights it, there’s heat between them. If Cody has his way, they’ll be a couple by Christmas, and the next dream house Julie finds will be their own.
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She opened the door, her lips schooled into a frown. And there he stood, all six-foot-sexy of him filling out his ass-hugging jeans and battered leather jacket, looking for all the world like he’d galloped in off the range to ride roughshod over the bluebloods of Boston.
Those stupid spurs jangled in her head again. Her palms popped a sweat in her mittens. She fought his hotness with all her might.
Then he dimpled up. His whiskey eyes crinkled. And the butterflies squirted out from under her boot and did a happy dance in her stomach. Before she could stop it, she broke out in a smile, stepped toward him as if she expected him to kiss her.
Which he did. Oh yes, he dropped his chin and laid his warm lips on hers, kept them there, and it wasn’t a hey-it’s-nice-to-see-you kiss. No, this was a let’s-go-inside-and-get-naked kiss. It seared her lips, spreading out from there like flame consuming paper, eating away the resistance she’d drummed into her brain, lighting up every cell, every sinew.
Cara Connelly is an award-winning author of contemporary romances. Her smart and sexy stories have won high praise, earning Cara several awards including the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart, the Valley Forge Romance Writers’ Sheila, and the Music City Romance Writers’ Melody of Love. Cara lives in rural upstate New York with her handsome husband Billy and magical rescue dog Bella. Cara is proudly represented by Jill Marsal of the Marsal/Lyon Literary Agency.