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Her Surprise Engagement
(City by the Bay Stories #6)
By Cari Lynn Webb
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
July 1, 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Summary

A football star and a single mom...

Teach each other to trust again

To impress the executives buying her app, Nichole Moore enlists the help of old friend and pro quarterback Chase Jacobs. A pretend marriage is the perfect ruse: ChaseĆ¢€™s celebrity status will impress the executives, while likable, hardworking Nichole could fix his fading career. But as their fake relationship plays out under the glare of the public eye, Nichole realizes her feelings might be the real deal...

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Excerpt

“I like Nichole.” Nonna adjusted the colander in the sink and nodded at Chase to empty the pot. “I like her a lot.”

“I like Nichole too.” And he did. More than he wanted to admit.

“You can’t treat her like the others, Chase.” Nonna picked up the potato ricer and handed it to Chase. “Her heart is good. She’s not used to your lifestyle.”

“What others?” Chase grabbed another mixing bowl and the potato ricer. He’d dated other women. Nothing serious. Nothing lasting. He wouldn’t have asked any of his past girlfriends to act as his pretend wife. One would’ve misinterpreted the pretend part. Two would’ve reminded him that marriage wasn’t part of their five-or ten-year career plans.

“The ones you kept at a distance and used for the occasional photo opportunity.” Nonna scooped steaming potatoes into the ricer. “Those others. Nichole isn’t like them, Chase.”

Nonna’s wisdom set Chase back at times. She was no ordinary grandmother. And Nichole was no ordinary single mom either. She was a longtime friend. Nothing more. “I know who Nichole is.”

“I don’t suspect that you do.” Nonna waited for Chase to squeeze the potatoes into the bowl and added more. “But you’ll see what I’m talking about soon enough. Time brings insight. Look at me, at my age, I’ve gained more wisdom and clarity than a library.”

He knew all he needed to know about Nichole. He didn’t need more time. He wasn’t interested in learning more or discovering secrets she’d never shared with anyone.

Nichole returned to the kitchen. Chase wondered about her secrets. Wondered about the intriguing woman she’d become. “Everything good?”

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About the Author


Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She's been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent's 70 year marriage and her parent's marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn't always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.


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Ends July 22, 2020

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