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BOOK BLAST ~ Sinful Rewards 11 by Cynthia Sax ~ GIVEAWAY

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Sinful Rewards 11
A Billionaires and Bikers Novella

By: Cynthia Sax

Releasing May 12, 2015

Avon Red Impulse

 

Blurb

Bee Carter has been invited to one of Chicago’s most glamorous charity balls. Attending this high-society event will be a dream come true, giving her the sense of belonging she’s always craved and memories she could never duplicate.

But it will also test her relationship. Because her date won’t be the man she believes she loves. Instead, she’ll be arriving on the tuxedo-clad arm of his rival, a man who has never stopped wanting her, desiring her touch, her kisses, and her passion.

How much will Bee risk to make a dream come true? Will her newfound love withstand the temptation of another, a man willing to do anything to claim her?

SINFUL REWARDS 11

 EXCERPT

“The Magnificent Ball is tonight.” I keep my tone casual, informational.

Hawke slides his glance to my face. “You want to go.”

Sometimes I wish he wasn’t able to read me. I set my glass on the counter. “I sent out the invitations. My friend Susan says the room will be beautiful with a gorgeous chandelier hanging from the ceiling and lights everywhere. The women will be dressed in floor-length designer ball gowns, diamonds sparkling around their necks and in their hair. The men will be wearing tuxes.” My voice warms. “It’ll be like a fairy tale. Anyone who is anyone will be there.”

“I know everyone will be there.” Hawke stabs an egg. “The hostiles know this as well.”

He worries about me, about all of the guests attending. “The event will have security.” He’s security. I look at him. “Will your team be there?” 

He gazes at me, not answering.

“Right, you don’t talk about clients.” My laugh is semihysterical. I’m screwing this up. “I realize you don’t like to attend fancy society events, and I’m okay with that. I can go with a friend.” It’s the only way I can go. Nicolas is the person with the invitation.

 “You’ll go with Nicolas,” Hawke says the billionaire’s name with distaste. “Why do you want to attend this ball?”

He isn’t buying my “it’s like a fairy tale” excuse. I push my food around my plate, considering my words carefully. “I’ve been excluded my entire life, not considered good enough.” I can’t look at him, can’t see the judgment in his eyes. “I want to know what it feels like to belong, to just once walk into a room filled with important people and know I deserve to be there.”

My little speech is followed by silence.

Hawke doesn’t like the idea, doesn’t think my foolish dream is worth the risks. That’s why he isn’t saying anything. I set down my fork and brace myself for his refusal.

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 Link to Follow Tour:  http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/03/sinful-rewards-11-billionaires-and.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22999171-sinful-rewards-11

Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/136907-sinful-rewards

 

Buy Links:   Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo | Publisher

 

Author Info

Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you,” they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever. Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.

 

Author Links:  Website | Facebook | TwitterGoodreads

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Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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So…I read this book

So, every once in awhile, if I read a book that I particularly enjoyed I’m going to post my review and the book information so if any of my blog readers are interested they can check it out too.

I’m not a professional reviewer or anything like that. I’m choosing to share some of the books I’ve enjoyed on my site. I read just about every genre, so I’ll be all over the board 🙂

Today, I’d like to share SNOWED IN, a novella I featured on the blog in February by author Sarah Title 🙂

MY REVIEW:

The first thing that drew me into wanting to read this story was the beautiful cover. I knew it would be a book that’d I’d enjoy 🙂This was a quick, fun, and cute read. From the first page I was pulled into the story and pretty much smiled through the entire novella. I read this in a little over an hour, but the story didn’t lack. I felt like I got to know the characters and I liked them. Gavin and Maureen had great chemistry, and the neighbor Pippa was too funny. I’d love a neighbor like her.

Lots of funny, cute, and sexy dialogue. My favorite line (and it was hard to choose because there were so many) was “She hated to see him go, but she loved to watch him leave.”

If you’re looking for a light read that’ll leave you smiling…grab this novella!

Snowed In

Blurb

There’s nothing like a hot kiss on a cold day…

 

Librarian Maureen O’Connell might have predicted she’d find herself crying into the ice cream case at the supermarket after a bad breakup—but she definitely never imagined that a guy hot enough to melt the Rocky Road would flirt with her right there in the freezer aisle. Only Gavin Fraser isn’t a fantasy, he’s a mouth-watering new flavor…

When a freak snowstorm strands Maureen at Gavin’s after just one date, it’s a perfect excuse for something a lot steamier than hot chocolate in front of the fire. It’s definitely lust. Can it also be love?

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes | iTunes | Kobo |Publisher

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/?field-keywords=978-1-60183-453-9

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/snowed-in-sarah-title/1120419441?ean=9781601834539

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/snowed-in/id923819933?mt=11

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/snowed-in-28

Publisher: http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/31026

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2015 in Day to Day Life

 

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BOOK BLITZ ~ Snowed In by Sarah Title ~ Giveaway

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Snowed In
A Southern Comfort Novella

By: Sarah Title

Releasing February 17th, 2015

Lyrical Press

 

 

Blurb

There’s nothing like a hot kiss on a cold day…

 

Librarian Maureen O’Connell might have predicted she’d find herself crying into the ice cream case at the supermarket after a bad breakup—but she definitely never imagined that a guy hot enough to melt the Rocky Road would flirt with her right there in the freezer aisle. Only Gavin Fraser isn’t a fantasy, he’s a mouth-watering new flavor…

 

When a freak snowstorm strands Maureen at Gavin’s after just one date, it’s a perfect excuse for something a lot steamier than hot chocolate in front of the fire. It’s definitely lust. Can it also be love?

Snowed In

Excerpt

By the time she got to the ice cream freezer, Maureen couldn’t hold it in any more. So she just let it go. Why not?

It was a Friday night. Now that she was apparently single, why not let fat, ugly tears stain her oversized, hooded sweatshirt while she stood in the ice cream aisle of the grocery store?

“There’s frozen yogurt, you know.”

Maureen jumped and turned to see . . . well, a god. He was at least a head taller than she. His brown hair was a smidge too long and curled into the collar of his flannel shirt. His jaw was strong and sharp—a man face. His dark eyebrows emphasized deep blue eyes—eyes that were looking at her with curiosity, sympathy, and, if she wasn’t mistaken, a hint of mischief.

“I’m sorry?”

“If you’re so upset about the calories, try frozen yogurt.” “Oh, no, it’s not that, it’s just—” Maureen was stammering.

Stammering in front of a god.

“Kidding.”

“Oh. Ha.” Bad jokes. Okay, so he wasn’t perfect.

“Sorry. I do my best work in produce.” Damn, that was cute. He’s definitely perfect, Maureen thought as she stood there dumbly, unable to process the perfection of his face (and those shoulders—even through his beat-up leather jacket she could see he had strong shoulders).

Not to mention the fact that a god was making bad jokes at her while she stood crying with the freezer door open.

“Can I just—” He reached around her for a pint of mint chocolate chip.

“Oh, my gosh, yes, sorry.” Maureen completed that articulate thought by backing into her shopping cart.

“Hey, easy now,” the god said as he placed a steadying hand on her arm. Even through her sweatshirt she could feel his hand was warm and strong.

“Listen, are you okay?”

“What? Yes! I’m fine.”

“It’s just that I don’t always see beautiful women crying in front of the ice cream.”

Ha. Beautiful. “Where do you usually see them crying?” He laughed. “Nowhere, if I can help it.” “Well, I don’t usually do this. I’m just a little . . . emotional,” she sniffed, wiping her nose on her sleeve. Smooth, Maureen. Real smooth.

“I can see that.”

“I didn’t mean to bother you.”

“The only thing that will bother me is if I leave this store without seeing you smile. I bet you have a great smile.” She raised an eyebrow. Was he flirting? He was pretty sure of himself. Probably came from being so perfect.

“Ah, a look of disdain,” he said. “We’re getting somewhere.

So, what’s it gonna take to make you smile?” “Maybe I just don’t feel like smiling, okay? Maybe I have nothing to smile about.”

“Did your dog die?”

“What?”

“Is that why you’re crying? Your dog?” “No, I don’t have a dog.”

“Did you lose your job?”

“No.”

“Inoperable cancer?”

“No! That’s not funny.”

“Well, what else is there to cry about?” “My boyfriend, okay? My stupid boyfriend decided after two years that he’s ‘not feeling it’ so he dumped me.” “Idiot.”

“And I was naked!”

She caught him looking her up and down, no doubt taking in her spinster sweats and frazzled hair. “Double idiot.” “Yeah, right.”

“You know what you need?”

“A hit man?”

He laughed again, quick and smooth. “No. What you need is someone to take your mind off your boyfriend. Exboyfriend.” “Are you propositioning me? In a grocery store?” He looked a little flustered, but soldiered on. “I’ve seen it dozens of times. Beautiful, sharp women dropped by undeserving idiot men. And you’re going to go home and drown your sorrows in ice cream and wonder what you did wrong.” “Are you suggesting I shouldn’t eat ice cream?” “Hey, I’ve got no problem with ice cream,” he said, indicating the pint melting in his cart. “I have a problem with you feeling bad.”

“You don’t even know me.”

“I know you’re gorgeous.”

Maureen snorted.

“Okay, almost a smile. Have a drink with me?” He took a step forward.

Maureen felt somewhere in the back of her mind that she should step back. But he smelled good, like that crisp Irish soap she loved, so she didn’t.

Instead, she matched his step forward.

“Gorgeous, huh?”

“Absolutely. I love this hair.” He fingered a blonde curl that had escaped her ponytail. “Your freckles are adorable.” He ran a finger over her cheeks. “Your lips,” he ran a thumb over her lower lip, and Maureen couldn’t take it anymore.

She took that last step, closing the distance between them, and his mouth came down to meet hers. His lips were soft and warm, and she felt his fingers gently tickle her neck as she opened her mouth to let him in.

All of her tension, all of her heartache rushed out of her the moment her tongue touched his. At first he was tentative, but she began to wrestle his mouth, fighting to get closer.

His hands moved boldly down her back, pulling her hips until she slammed into him. She threw her arms around his neck and tilted her head so he could move deeper, deeper, exploring her with teeth and tongue. She lifted her foot onto the lip of the open freezer, tipping her knee out so she cradled his hips and the impressive bulge in his jeans. She clamped her fingers in his hair to get a hold on him because she thought she was melting away and she wasn’t ready for this to be over. This was nothing like kissing Dave. This man was a complete stranger and his kiss possessed her, bewitched her more thoroughly than Dave ever had. He wrapped his arms around her waist and lifted her off her feet so she was pressed against him, molded to solid muscle. He felt so strong and so sure.

But a girl had to breathe. Reluctantly, she pulled back and he gently lowered her to the ground. She was glad to see he was as dazed and breathless as she was.

“Whoa.”

His simple exclamation, said on a swift exhale, hit her right in the gut. She had done that to him. She, disheveled and in sweatpants, had flummoxed a god.

She looked up into those deep blue eyes, still dark with passion.

And she smiled.

“I guess I do have something to smile about.”

 

 Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/01/snowed-in-southern-comfort-novella-by.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23278379-snowed-in?from_search=true

Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/121934-southern-comfort

 

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes | iTunes | Kobo |Publisher

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/?field-keywords=978-1-60183-453-9

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/snowed-in-sarah-title/1120419441?ean=9781601834539

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/snowed-in/id923819933?mt=11

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/snowed-in-28

Publisher: http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/31026

 

Author Info

By day, Sarah Title is a (sort of) mild-mannered librarian in West Virginia, and by night, she writes funny, steamy, comfort reads. Sarah holds a B.A. in English from Vassar College and an M.L.S. from Indiana University. Her first book, Kentucky Home, was released by eKensington in April 2013. The follow-up novella, “Kentucky Christmas,” came out, surprisingly, the following December. She also contributed to the anthology, Delicious, with Lori Foster and Lucy Monroe.

Sarah Title

 

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Website: http://www.sarahtitle.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahtitlebooks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/titleauthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6937669.Sarah_Title

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*Kensington is hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway for: Three iBook copies of SNOWED IN by Sarah Title*

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Posted by on February 19, 2015 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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So…I read this book

Happy Saturday!

Like so many others, I’m trying to balance many things in my life. I’ve found over the last few years, especially since I’ve started to write, that I’ve allowed certain indulgences of mine to fall to the side. My “me” time is even more limited 🙂 I’m not complaining at all, but I’ve decided it’s time for me to at least enjoy my love of reading again. Even if it takes me a week to read a book instead of a day or a few hours like it used to, I’m going to go for it. lol

So, every once in awhile, if I read a book that I particularly enjoyed I’m going to post my review and the book information so if any of my blog readers are interested they can check it out too.

I’m not a professional reviewer or anything like that. I’m choosing to share some of the books I’ve enjoyed on my site. I enjoy just about every genre, so I’ll be all over the board 🙂

Today, I’d like to share Playing Doctor by Jan Meredith.

MY REVIEW:

This little novella is a fun, hot read.

I liked the fact that the heroine Beth had an older son and that her and the hero were older as well….33 and 36. Beth also had an interesting background that lent a lot of reality to her reasoning in not thawing her heart in the interest of love…

Until…

Dr. Gabe North. I can sum him up in one word. YUM!

This guy is sex on legs. Smexy dialogue, smexy ponytail, smexy humor.

Just.

Sexy.

He has a few issues from his past as well that bar him from moving on with his future. But both of them work together to overcome their issues.

I enjoyed the dialogue and between Gabe and Beth. Sometimes fun and humorous, and sometimes reflective and serious. A nice range to get the feel for each of them and how their pasts have molded their present. I also liked their attraction…very natural and believable.

Even though this was a novella, it wasn’t lacking in character development or plot.

I enjoyed my little break from reality with this fast paced read, the delicious love scenes, and the book overall.

BLURB:

One night with a sexy stranger is just what the doctor ordered…

When a fellow RN predicts Beth Roberts will meet a tall, ripped, and totally lick-o-licious stranger who will fulfill her deepest desires, she laughs it off. Given her tragic love life, Beth has no desire to become involved again. But who could have predicted the doctor with the mischievous smile she meets at a wedding, or the chemistry sparking between them that threatens to break through her defenses?

Dr. Gabriel North spent two years blaming himself for his wife’s death. Having finally battled through the guilt and overcome his demons, he’s ready to move on. When he meets a sexy nurse at his friend’s wedding, the attraction is swift and strong, and he wastes no time in pressing his advantage. One night with the woman who makes him feel alive again isn’t enough, but gaining Beth’s trust is going to take more than seduction…

Information:

Title: Playing Doctor
Author: Jan Meredith
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 123 pages
Release Date: November 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62266-407-8
Imprint: Brazen

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2014 in So...I read this book

 

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Secret Love is on tour this week…

Hey wonderful readers! I am making the rounds and spreading the word about my first novella…SECRET LOVE, which is a sweet romance set in small town America 1955. I hope you’ll join me on some of the blogs I’ll be visiting over the next 3 days and enter for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card, and if you haven’t had a chance to check out Secret Love, grab a copy for only .99.

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BLURB

Saranac, Michigan

March 1955

Lizzie Tarleton has always done things her own way—including the time at the tender age of thirteen when she confessed to her brother’s best friend she loved him. But now she’s a new teacher at the local high school, and independent enough to know that you can’t force love. She’ll find love when the time is right—even though her parents are adamant the time is now. The only downfall to her idyllic life is the fact that her childhood crush—who broke her heart—is now her boss. If only she could stop daydreaming about him.

Wayne Whitmore grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and worked hard to get where he’s at in life. Even though he enjoys being principal at the small town high school, he dreams of coaching baseball. When his best friend asks him to watch over his little sister at her new job at Wayne’s school, he agrees. What he doesn’t count on is how she’s grown from the pig tailed kid who told him she loved him, to the woman who breaks his concentration with her beauty and smile. Unable to get over his fascination, and afraid he’ll ruin his friend’s trust, Wayne applies for his dream job—one that will take him far away.

One night while decorating the school gymnasium for an upcoming sock hop, Lizzie and Wayne find themselves alone. They share a kiss and Lizzie realizes her childhood crush for Wayne has never died. Wayne decides he doesn’t want to let Lizzie get away.

Can they come to terms with their secret love and then overcome the other secrets they are hiding in order to get what they each want? Or is their timing for love still off?

BUY LINKS FOR SECRET LOVE

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Here’s the blogs I’m guesting on….stop by and say “hi” and don’t forget to enter for a chance to win my giveaway!

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Posted by on July 28, 2014 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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Secret Love ~my sweet, nostalgic romance~ will be availble in 4 more days….

I’m getting excited. Well, okay, I’ve been excited about this for awhile…teehee! Secret Love is officially going to hit the virtual shelves on Barnes & Nobles and Amazon this coming Monday, June 9th! YAY!!!!

This little novella is sweet and full of nostalgic romance. I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy for .99, and if you could add it to your to your to be read list on goodreads, I’d appreciate that too. Click here to go to the Goodreads link to add it.

There are 2 more novellas planned for The Sweet Fifties series. The second book will be titled A Basket Full of Love and the third book in the series is titled No Other Love. I can’t wait to finish these up and put them out there for my readers soon!

Enjoy the blurb and a short excerpt from Secret Love:

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BLURB:

Saranac, Michigan

March 1955

Lizzie Tarleton has always done things her own way—including the time at the tender age of thirteen when she confessed to her brother’s best friend she loved him. But now she’s a new teacher at the local high school, and independent enough to know that you can’t force love. She’ll find love when the time is right—even though her parents are adamant the time is now. The only downfall to her idyllic life is the fact that her childhood crush—who broke her heart—is now her boss. If only she could stop daydreaming about him.

Wayne Whitmore grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and worked hard to get where he’s at in life. Even though he enjoys being principal at the small town high school, he dreams of coaching baseball. When his best friend asks him to watch over his little sister at her new job at Wayne’s school, he agrees. What he doesn’t count on is how she’s grown from the pig tailed kid who told him she loved him, to the woman who breaks his concentration with her beauty and smile. Unable to get over his fascination, and afraid he’ll ruin his friend’s trust, Wayne applies for his dream job—one that will take him far away.

One night while decorating the school gymnasium for an upcoming sock hop, Lizzie and Wayne find themselves alone. They share a kiss and Lizzie realizes her childhood crush for Wayne has never died. Wayne decides he doesn’t want to let Lizzie get away.

Can they come to terms with their secret love and then overcome the other secrets they are hiding in order to get what they each want? Or is their timing for love still off?

EXCERPT:

She blinked away the heat of tears forming at the back of her eyes. Their conversation had grown too serious. She needed to lighten things up a bit. “Remember when we used to play ‘What if?’”

He laughed. “What if Lizzie wore a dress?”

“Either she was going to church, or her mom was having a ladies’ social.” Lizzie giggled. “Ricky hated that game.”

“He’d get so mad when you’d start it.” He made the final cut on a small snowflake and added it to the pile before him.

“What if Wayne couldn’t throw his famous curve ball?”

“The school trophy case would be one trophy short. What if Lizzie wasn’t teaching here?”

She pouted. “She’d be sad. I have no idea what I’d be doing if I hadn’t found a job here. What does Lizzie have to do to show Wayne she thanks him?” She winked, enjoying their fun.

He cleared his throat. “What if Wayne said Lizzie owed him a kiss?”

Her belly trembled. What if?

“What if he stole one?” His voice lowered and he leaned in.

“Why don’t you find out?” she whispered.

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2014 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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Attention all reviewers and bloggers…

Are you interested in receiving an ARC (advanced reader’s copy) of my upcoming release SECRET LOVE? This is a sweet, nostalgic romance set in 1955.

What’s the catch? All I ask is that you please post your honest review on Amazon or Barnes and Noble within 24 hours of the link going live on June 9th…release day 🙂

If interested please sign up here : SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE ARC OF SECRET LOVE

OR…

Would you like to help me spread the word on release day by having me on your blog for a RELEASE DAY BLAST of Secret Love? I would send you the book cover along with the blurb, excerpt, buy links as well as my author info, pic, and links. It would arrive in an easy format for you to copy and paste on your blog on June 9th.

If interested please sign up here : SIGN UP FOR RELEASE DAY BLAST OF SECRET LOVE

I hope you’ll consider signing up for one or both.

Oh, and if you want to see what I’m all excited about…because, yes, I’m excited about this story…here’s the blurb:

Lizzie Tarleton has always done things her own way—including the time at the tender age of thirteen when she confessed to her brother’s best friend she loved him. But now she’s a new teacher at the local high school, and independent enough to know that you can’t force love. She’ll find love when the time is right—even though her parents are adamant the time is now. The only downfall to her idyllic life is the fact that her childhood crush—who broke her heart—is now her boss. If only she could stop daydreaming about him.

Wayne Whitmore grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and worked hard to get where he’s at in life. Even though he enjoys being principal at the small town high school, he dreams of coaching baseball. When his best friend asks him to watch over his little sister at her new job at Wayne’s school, he agrees. What he doesn’t count on is how she’s grown from the pig tailed kid who told him she loved him, to the woman who breaks his concentration with her beauty and smile. Unable to get over his fascination, and afraid he’ll ruin his friend’s trust, Wayne applies for his dream job—one that will take him far away.

One night while decorating the school gymnasium for an upcoming sock hop, Lizzie and Wayne find themselves alone. They share a kiss and Lizzie realizes her childhood crush for Wayne has never died. Wayne decides he doesn’t want to let Lizzie get away.

Can they come to terms with their secret love and then overcome the other secrets they are hiding in order to get what they each want? Or is their timing for love still off?

 

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