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Title: Oops, I Kissed Him Again
Author: Cindy Ray Hale
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Suspense
An impulsive kiss and a fake relationship. What could possibly go wrong?
When Will Vance, Maple Creek’s chief of police, pulls sassy Layla Bowen over for speeding yet again, the last thing he expects her to do is kiss him. And he certainly didn’t expect the fireworks that exploded when her lips met his. Can he keep his heart in check around his old crush?
Flower shop owner, Layla Bowen, is determined to get her matchmaking mom off her back. So when her mom witnesses her getting pulled over, she makes the impulsive decision to kiss the chief of police of their small town and tell her mom she’s engaged to him. The hilarious fake romance that ensues is all fun and games until her heart decides to get involved.
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Will said goodbye to Ryan Seal, the owner of Accounting Solutions, and stepped out onto Main Street. Ryan had just reported a robbery, and Will was investigating it. Directly across the street, with an excellent view of the accounting firm, stood Fresh Cut Flowers, the floral shop Layla owned. Will had promised himself at the tavern last night that he was going to steer clear of Layla. But duty called.
He walked through the crosswalk to the other side of the street and opened the door to Layla’s shop. A cheerful bell rang as he entered, and the scent of flowers hit his nose immediately. Layla stood behind the counter, looking up at him in surprise.
“Change your mind?” she asked with a hopeful expression. Her brown waves were partially pulled back with a few tendrils framing her face. Why did she have to look so beautiful? He’d spent the night tossing and turning, thinking about the kiss they’d shared.
He shook his head. “No, I haven’t changed my mind. I’m here because of a robbery across the street at Accounting Solutions. Were you here last night? Ryan’s office was broken into sometime after nine, and we’re looking for witnesses.”
“Oh, no!” Layla said. “Poor Ryan. I’ll have to take him some flowers to cheer him up. He always does such a great job on my taxes. And my books would be a disaster without him. But to answer your question, I wasn’t here last night. I was at the tavern with you, remember?”
“Of course, but you didn’t stop by here or even drive past?” Will asked.
“No. I went straight home. I didn’t even pass by here. I keep telling Ryan he needs to install a security camera at his office.”
“If there’s anything you can think of that may help Ryan’s case, please give me a call.” Will pulled a business card from his pocket and placed it on the countertop before Layla.
She picked it up with a coy smile. “You sure you don’t just want to give me your number?”
Will cleared his throat. “That’s my business number.” He looked back into Layla’s brown eyes. They were so full of life. Always dancing with laughter and fun. “You know, if you’d wanted to convince your mom that we were actually together, you should have told her we had just gone on a first date. That would have been a lot more believable than an engagement. You could have added in the engagement later.”
“Are you saying you’re considering it?” Layla asked, a teasing glint in her eyes.
“No, I’m not saying that at all.” Then why did he bring it up? Was there a part of him that wanted to play along with Layla’s fake engagement? Maybe it could be fun. He’d been so focused on work, a little bit of fun couldn’t hurt, could it?
But who was he kidding? He was the chief of police. He couldn’t go around pretending to be engaged to someone. Could he?
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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. Want to be the first to know about a sale or a new release for Cindy's books? Visit www.cindyrayhale.com to join her newsletter or follow @CindyRayHale on Twitter.
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