Title: When the Right One Comes Along
Author: Livia Quinn
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Photographer Buffy Calloway has found the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with, and the “face” of her franchise, but their relationship gets off to a rocky start. It’ll take some creative measures to make this former Ranger and CEO believe that their dreams and his mission can come true.
He was drawn to one poster, with a likeness of the lovely redhead he’d followed from the elevator. A Scottish castle stood on an isle with a lush green pasture in the background. Dressed in a frilly green gown, the woman was draped over the arm of a seriously muscled dude in a kilt, who looked like he was about to carry her off across the water to his castle. A tempting fantasy for sure.
Ridge furtively made his way toward a room with double doors behind which he could make out clapping and laughter. Then a woman with a deep smoky voice called out, “Her Lady Rogue by Claranne Braxton.”
He heard two or three feminine voices shout, “I’ve got it,” and the discouraged grumble of another, “Shoot, I got all losers.”
The smoky voice again called out, “Billionaire Sex Toy.” Ridge’s eyebrows rose as three voices sang out, “Got him,” then one cried, “Bingo!”
Ridge walked up behind two women hanging on the open door watching the action. He was taller than anyone there and when he turned his head toward the stage, he relied solely on experience and training to keep from gawking.
The two men he’d shared the workout room with that morning stood on the stage, neither of them fully dressed. One was in bare feet but still had his slacks and belt on along with a white tank and dress shirt.
“Eric,” said Smoky Voice whom Ridge could see was a lushly built young woman in a black dress. She sat at a table near the stage, held up a chip and read, “Please remove your tie.” Eric muffed for the crowd, twisting his hips and undoing the tie like one of the Chipper…Chip. . . whatever those male strippers were called. Eric dragged it out eliciting more catcalls from the women in the crowd. Moving the tie back and forth, he thrust his hips, teasing them. Pulling the strip of silk out of his shirt collar, he swung it twice around his head like a lasso and let it fly out over the heads of the women seated in front of him.
The tie dropped into a crowd of upraised hands. After a short tug of war and a lot of laughter and bawdy good-natured cheering, the victor squealed. With a satisfied grin, she looped it around her neck and raised her thumb up above her head. Good-natured laughter followed from her envious compadres.
The M.C. on stage said, “All right, get your cards ready! The first one is for my book, Seal Team Alpha.” Several minutes and six titles later another scream went up, “Bingo!”
After the prize, apparently a signed paperback was retrieved, and the announcer sighed. “Ladies, since we’re short a cover model, we’ll have to do things a little different. Hugh…”
“Wait! Sally!” One of the women at the entrance pointed at Ridge. “He’s here.” She took Ridge’s arm and propelled him forward. “Go on, you have some catching up to do.” He frowned and before he could figure out what they were about, they shoved him toward the stage.
“You’ve got the wrong guy. I’m not—” but they couldn’t hear him over the screaming.
“Alex, Alex, Alex,” the chant began. He shook his head smiling. Who knew what these rabid spectators might do if he tried to escape. Looking back, he knew he hadn’t really tried to resist. The women had been having a blast and up to that point, it seemed like good, clean fun, nothing he’d get arrested for.
The delight on the faces of the women made his pulse jump. Fun. God, when was the last time he’d done something just for the fun of doing it? For the kick.
One corner of his mouth turned up in a smile without his permission and the more they hooted and called to him, the wider it got until he figured, why the hel—heck not? No one knew him here. It was just harmless entertainment. A hundred women calling his name—or the AWOL Alex's name—and begging him to strip.
He reached down, unbuckled his belt and very slowly… slid it out of the loops.
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The Calloways of Rainbow Bayou is a feel-good smalltown romance series with humor and heart. A sprawling military family, the Calloways believe in sacrifice, honor and the power of love to overcome life’s challenges. Get to know each family member and secondary character and follow their lives and loves to a happy completion. When the Right One Comes Along introduces the first couple in the series and as usual, Love happens when you least expect it.
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Livia left the city near D.C. to settle on the bayou in Louisiana with her husband and Cajun Pomeranian where she pens both contemporary military romance and paranormal romance. She loves hearing from her readers.
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