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But when Andie learns who Warren really is—and what he actually wants—she is torn between her feelings and his deception.
Will Warren be able to win her heart back?
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I loved this story and Andie so much!! I felt her struggles on such a deep level. From being so work-driven and being so focused on doing a good job and getting a promotion, only to be passed up by someone who doesn’t have the same knowledge and skill set that Andie did. And working so hard and needing a MASSIVE break. Although I don’t have friends in Hawaii that I can take care of their business and chill in paradise.
This storyline and characters were just great! So often stories leave bits and pieces out but this new series is fantastic. I didn’t have any questions or anything that was unclear and confused me.
I cannot wait for more of this series and will definitely be on the look out! And I will be definitely reading this when I feel like Andie did.
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♦ ♦ ♦The dolphins splashed and squealed and played, spinning around close enough to rock our board. Warren paddled backward, ensuring we kept a safe distance. We sat in silence for about ten minutes more until one by one, they swam away. Don’t go. I thought. Make him hold me for a little while longer. “I found them the other day and thought of you. Wanted you to see this.” “Will they stay? How long will they be here?” “Each pod is different. Some migrate, some just stay in one territory. It’s hard to tell whether these are the ones that I saw the other day. The reef makes for an abundance of food around here.” “What an experience. I’ve never been this close to anything like that. Thank you for bringing me here.” “This is what I want, Andie. I don’t know much about you. I know you’re probably just passing through. But while you’re here, I’m going to make sure that moments like this make it hard for you to forget me.” I smiled from ear to ear, excited about what I’d just witnessed and amazed at the comfort I felt with someone I hardly knew. “In fact,” he said, holding out his arms to make sure I didn’t fall while I turned around to face him, legs crossed in applesauce. “I’d like to give you a moment like this every week, no questions asked. We don’t have to explain anything to anyone, you don’t have to tell me anything you don’t want to about who you are or what you’ve done or didn’t do. No past, just the present. We can offer each other a fresh start.” His head moved closer, until my nose almost touched his. There was an undulating rhythm in the water. I rose up, he went down; he rose up, I went down. It only served to heighten the voltage that ran between his touch and my skin. His eyes turned dark and ominous. “And every weekend, until you leave, you’re mine.” “Um, so weekends are really busy at the coffee shop,” I said with a flirtatious grin, trying to resist his charm. That smile was getting to me. I couldn’t tear my eyes away from his mouth. “Not so fast, pretty lady. Fridays then. We go on a Moments Tour every Friday. Deal?” He offered me his hand. What did I have to lose? “Deal.”
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Read the First Chapter HERE!
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~ March 9th at Barbara’s Books, Chicago, Register here for FREE. 6PM (CT) | 7PM (EST)
~ March 9th at University Bookstore, Seattle (Ticketed Event). 6PM(CT) | 7PM (EST)
~ March 16th at BelCantoBookstore, LA (IG LIVE) 7PM(CT) | 8PM(EST)
~ March 18th at Facebook Live, Booktrib (LIVE INT) 7PM(CT) | 8PM(EST)
~ April 2nd at Writers Bloc Podcast, (LIVE) 12PM(CT) | 1PM(EST)
~ April 28th at Cuyahoga Public Library, Cleveland (LIVE Signing) 6 PM(CT) 7PM (EST)
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Kristoffer Polaha is best-known for his long starring role in the critically acclaimed series Life Unexpected (The CW). Other TV series credits include Get Shorty with Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd, the limited series Condoropposite William Hurt and Max Irons, The CW’s Ringer (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Valentine, as well as North Shore(FOX). In addition to co-starring with Rainn Wilson in Backstrom (FOX), he had a multi-season role on the acclaimed series Mad Men (AMC) and Castle (ABC). Polaha is also well-known for starring in Hallmark Channel movies such as Dater’s Handbook with Meghan Markle, and the Mystery 101 franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Polaha first received attention for his portrayal of John F. Kennedy, Jr. in the TV movie, America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, opposite Portia de Rossi. He has appeared in numerous independent features, including Where Hope Grows, Devil’s Knot (Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon), and the Tim Tebow film, Run the Race. Polaha has a featured role opposite Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984 and in Jurassic World: Dominion. In addition to his work as an actor, producer, and director, Polaha is branching into the book world by co-authoring a new series. He is also involved with several charitable organizations, including being an ambassador for World Vision, a board member for HerArtsInAction, and The Polaha Family Circus Foundation. Polaha was born in Reno, Nevada, and he is married to actress Julianne Morris. They have three sons.
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