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Her Athlete's Wedding Secret by @CindyRayHale is a Beach Reads Event pick #sweetromance #giveaway

Title: Her Athlete's Wedding Secret: A Small Town Celebrity Sweet Romance (Maple Creek Sweet Romance Book 4)

Author: Cindy Ray Hale

Genre: Sweet Romance

Book Blurb:

Can a fake marriage save their careers? Or will their feelings turn everything real?

Small Town newspaper reporter, Tessa Randall, dreams of scoring a job with a big city newspaper. An interview with Benson Patrick, quarterback for the New York Giants, might be the opportunity she’s been looking for. When he comes home to Maple Creek for their mutual friends’ wedding, Tessa hopes it’s the perfect chance to interview him. Only Benson isn’t being as cooperative as she’d wanted, and before she knows it, he’s proposing to her. A marriage, even a fake one, might be the edge she needs to land her dream job.

New York Giants quarterback Benson Patrick has never backed down from a dare. When the police catch him doing donuts in Central Park with his beloved truck, Ol’ Bessie, he’s afraid his career is over. After being put on suspension, his coach tells him to settle down and get married or get kicked off the team. When he goes to his buddy’s wedding at his hometown, the beautiful Tessa Randall catches his eye. If he can convince her to marry him, she might be the solution to all his problems. As long as their feelings don’t get involved.

If you enjoy fake marriages, sports romance, and small town sweet romance, then you'll love this book.


When Tessa had her coffee, she joined Benson at the table he’d picked out for them.

“I have to admit,” he said. “I’m surprised you want to sit and talk with me.”

“Why is that?” she asked.

“I had the impression that you didn’t like me,” Benson said.

“That’s because you’re a player.”

“So you don’t like me?”

“That depends.”

“On what?” He took a bite of the blueberry muffin he’d ordered.

“Are you going to still be a player if I marry you? I know it wouldn’t be real, and I accept that. But I don’t want to be humiliated by you flirting with other girls behind my back. I know you have the tabloids all up in your business.”

“Other than the fact that you see me as a player, you don’t have a problem with me?”

“Not really. You seem like a decent enough guy.”

“So if I tell you I won’t date anyone else, you’ll like me better?”


“You have my word. I won’t date anyone else.” He leaned forward, dropping his voice. He didn’t want someone to overhear their conversation. He knew the town was full of gossips. “If and when we get together, I’ll be completely faithful to you and only you.” He had his reasons for flirting with so many different girls. But he didn’t plan on sharing his private business with Tessa.

Tessa eyed him like she didn’t believe what he was promising her. “How do I know you’re not just telling me that to get me to agree to the wedding?”

“You don’t know that. You’ll just have to trust me.”

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What makes your featured book a must-read?

This book has it all: heart-pounding sweet romance, a fake marriage, an athlete with rippling muscles, and an escape to a tropical paradise.

Giveaway –

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Open Internationally.

Runs July 13 – July 21, 2021.

Winner will be drawn on July 22, 2021.

Author Biography:

Cindy Ray Hale loves writing Young Adult Contemporary Romance and Clean Romance.

She was born and raised in the hills of Tennessee and has moved all over the United States. She's finally settled down in a small town in the mountains of western Virginia.

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Jul 14, 2021

Thank you, Cindy, for sharing your book in our Beach Reads Bookish Event!

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