Title: Written for You
Author: Robin Bielman
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cam Radcliffe is on a deadline to write his next blockbuster action film, but all he can think about lately is writing romance. The inspiration? His best friend, Reese. They’ve known each other for years, but suddenly working in the same office has given him a whole new appreciation of her. Reese is driving him wild in the best possible way, and Cam only hopes it isn’t obvious. If she knew, he’s certain their friendship would reach The End. So, of course, Reese figures it out. But the awkward, negative response he expected is nothing like the reality—like they’re living their own romcom. A romcom that’s giving him the worst case of writer’s block at the absolute worst time in his career. Especially when the secret Reese has been forced to keep comes out…and threatens to ruin everything.
The pool came into view, along with the backside of a woman standing near the edge. She wore a slip of a dress over her toned body. Her auburn hair fell in loose waves to the middle of her back. She appeared to be staring at the water with her arms wrapped around herself.
His breath caught before he reminded himself Reese was one of his best friends and he’d never do anything to mess that up. His brothers would kick his ass right now if they knew the thoughts running through his head.
He didn’t exactly sneak up behind her—okay, he did—and so when she suddenly turned in surprise and grabbed the front of his T-shirt to keep from losing her balance, he should have been prepared to steady her. Instead, she shrieked in alarm, tugged hard enough on the thin cotton material of his shirt to rip it, and the two of them tumbled into the pool with a splash.
Not his finest moment. Not by a long shot. At least the water was warm.
They surfaced at the same time, his first thought to help her get a hand on the side of the pool since they’d fallen into the deep end. He also readied himself for her wrath, an apology all set on his tongue.
Instead, she gripped the edge of the tile with one hand, swept the hair off her face with the other, and cracked up.
She had a nice laugh.
The kind that had him forgetting apologies and enjoying the moment with her.
“Cam!” she finally said. “What the heck was that?”
For a moment, he was completely distracted by her full lips, almond shaped eyes, flawless skin.
“Surprise,” he offered, hoping he sounded contrite.
She gave him a playful splash. “Duh. And I guess I surprised you, too.”
“Yeah, thanks a lot for driving with me,” he teased.
“Shay has me reading a gazillion scripts and at the last minute suggested I take time out of the office to do it so I’m not distracted.”
“A gazillion, huh?”
She rolled her eyes. “You know what I mean. A ton. So here I am! You know you’re happy to see me.”
He edged closer, an involuntary reaction he didn’t try to fight. “Here you are.” He had a feeling there was more to the story, but he didn’t press. He was tired. Hungry. And truth be told, more than happy to see her, even if she’d stolen the guesthouse from him.
She kicked away and he followed her to the shallow end of the pool. They kept eyes on each other the entire way, like two people caught in a friendly battle of wills. She broke the connection first.
Standing so the water reached his waist, he easily pulled off his shirt considering the neck had been torn down the middle.
“Oh no. Not your lucky shirt.” Keeping only her head above water, she watched him toss the shirt onto the ground, where it landed with a splat. “I’m so sorry,” she said to his chest before raising her eyes back to his. “I’ll buy you a new one.”
“You can’t buy a new lucky shirt,” he said lightly, even though he was pretty bummed about it.
“Well, it’s not really my fault, Mr. Sneaker Upper. You startled me, and I had to grab something. Your shirt was it.”
She had him there. “It’s okay.”
“I feel terrible.”
“It’s been in your family for like fifteen years.”
He shrugged a shoulder at the same time something sparkled in her blue-gray eyes. “I know! I’ll be your good luck charm,” she said.
He raised his eyebrows.
“You’ll see. I’ll help you finish your screenplay before your deadline.”
“Thanks, but that’s not necessary.”
“I think it is.”
“It isn’t.” He worked best locked away in a room by himself. More importantly, Reese was a distraction he couldn’t afford, for more than one reason as of late. He thought back to the moment these new feelings for her had taken hold. She was talking to Pixie after her breakup. Messy hair, stain on her T-shirt, sitting on his couch with her legs crisscrossed, one wing of the butterfly tattoo on the top of her foot peeking out. She’d looked up at him after putting her phone down and said, “I love your mom.” That should have reminded him he shouldn’t—couldn’t—do anything to upset their relationship, but instead he’d latched onto the fact that she was single again and had “sworn off men until she was thirty.” Hearing the conviction in her voice and knowing her as well as he did, he’d thought, Bet I could change your mind.
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What’s your favorite thing about the fall season:
Pumpkin! I love pumpkin bread and pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin cookies…
What inspired you to write this story:
I love small towns and I’ve been wanting to write a character who is a writer for a while. *smiles*
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USA Today bestselling author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her awesome family and her very cute dog, Harry. She writes both sweet and sexy contemporary romances with one goal in mind: to leave you with a smile on your face. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, and frequent coffee shops with friends. She also dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. Keep in touch on social! xoxo
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