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Grad Night (The Bittersweet Duet Prelude) by @CarlaKrae is a BHW pick #romance #newrelease #mustread

Title - Grad Night (The Bittersweet Duet Prelude)

Author – Carla Krae

Genre – Contemporary Romance

Publisher – Willowick Publishing

Book Blurb

Sam and Kate are best high-school friends crushing on each other but afraid to act on it. With high school ending, there’s one last night that might bring those feelings public. Will they finally give in to that attraction? This story is an exclusive sneak peek into a second-chance romance.



Present Day

Our 20th high school reunion organizer went over everything in the packet. Blah, blah, blah. Then pressed play on a boom box with a cassette slot. The music to our school song came out of the speakers as she directed us to stand and sing along.

My right ear buzzed with awareness. I looked over my shoulder and followed the sound of a clear, cutting soprano that led me to green eyes I’d know anywhere.


My mother’s best student, our school’s star, and the first feature of my earliest wet dreams. She was beautiful, maybe more so now with the air of confidence that came with being a grown woman.

What might’ve been if I’d had the courage to kiss her…?

She met my eyes. Smiled at me, and I felt socked in the gut just like I did two decades ago and every year before that back to age seven. I nodded to her, then turned my gaze forward.

The song soon ended and people started milling about.

What had I missed in twenty years?

Where did she live now?

Was she still singing?

Had she missed me?

I searched for her dark brunette head.

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Author Biography

Romance writer. Weaver. Gardener. Crafter. Retired singer. Debuting in 2011, Carla Krae lives in California with a house full of crazy cats and a tech guy.

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Oct 07, 2020

Thank you, Carla, for sharing your new release with us! I love your writing.

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