Author: Cindy Roland Anderson
Release Date: October 2014
Publisher: Winsome Press Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Addie Heywood thought she was doing okay after her fiancé dumped her just weeks before their wedding, claiming he’d found someone else more compatible with his health food tastes.
Leaving her home in Idaho, she escapes to Mitchel Creek, Georgia to visit her Aunt Janie. She just wants to spend the next two weeks enjoying her aunt’s southern cooking, not dodging the guys her aunt is determined to set her up with.
Chase Nichols isn’t looking for love. His dream is to trade his computer mouse for his guitar and make it big in the country music world. If he can land a job in Nashville, he might have a shot at getting discovered.
His plans get derailed when he does his neighbor a favor and picks up her niece, Addie, at the airport. Things get even more complicated when his ex-girlfriend comes back into the picture. That’s when he hatches a new plan.
Since Addie wants to avoid her aunt’s matchmaking schemes, and he wants to avoid his ex-girlfriend, they’ll fool the world by pretending to date.
What neither of them counts on is actually falling in love.
“You?” Addie said in disbelief. “You’re the friend my aunt sent?”
A slow, mischievous grin tipped his mouth. “Yes, ma’am.”
She stared at him, wondering if he was telling her the truth. “But…she said an old friend of hers was coming to get me.”
“I am an old friend of hers.”
Addie made a quick perusal of her surroundings, searching for an older gentlemen holding helium balloons. For all she knew Pretty Boy here could’ve stolen the sign since she’d mentioned it earlier. “If you are who you say you are then where are the balloons?”
“I left them in my truck.”
A likely story.
He started to laugh. “Look, I didn’t knock anyone off, if that’s what you’re thinkin’.”
It had been what she was thinking. “Then where did you get that sign?”
“From your Aunt Janie.”
“How did you know her name was Janie?”
That little smirk was back on his handsome face. “Because she’s known me since I was a kid.”
“Oh, really.” Addie leaned in close. “Then what’s her last name?”
Drat. How did he know that? Unless, of course, he was telling the truth. “I’m going to need to call my aunt just to be sure. Could you give me your name?”
“Are you sayin’ you really don’t remember meeting me?”
“Well, yeah. You just helped me get my bag but I don’t remember us exchanging names.”
He grinned. “I meant before today. Chase Nichols? That doesn’t ring a bell?”
Addie’s mouth dropped open. “You’re Chase Nichols?” Her eyes skimmed over every inch of him. He was a lot taller and so much hotter. “You used to be short.”
Again, the smirk. “I had a late growth spurt.”
From the Author
Hi, I'm Cindy Roland Anderson. I write clean, contemporary romance with a combination of humor, romantic tension and some pretty great kissing scenes.
I'm lucky to be married to my best friend. I love being a mother and have five amazing children.
Our family has expanded by adding a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and four adorable grandchildren. I'm a registered nurse and work in the newborn intensive care unit.
I love to read, almost as much as I love writing. And I love chocolate, probably a little too much.
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