Title: About Face
Author: D.E. Haggerty
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, Humor, Small Town Romance
My grandma is trying to hook me up.
To be painfully specific, my seventy-five-year-old grandmother thinks a little hanky-panky would cheer me up. Direct quote. Since I’m currently living with her, I can’t escape the endless line of grandchildren of friends who keep ‘dropping by’ for dinner. Literally, I can’t escape. I can barely manage the trek to the dining room at this point.
While Grandma’s determined to find me a husband, I’m determined to learn how to walk again so I can walk away from her matchmaking skills. Spoiler alert: She has no matchmaking skills.
But then I get a brilliant idea. I can fake date my physical therapist. Only he wants a real date. Gulp. A real date with me? Is he for real? I’m no longer the stylish girl with the glamorous job. Now, I’m a woman with a shattered leg and a scarred face.
If I’m going to learn to live with my new reality and give love a chance, my attitude needs to do an about face. Easier said than done.
Hey, beautiful. Want to go see a movie tonight?
Ugh. No. I want to drown myself in ice cream and tequila. Not tonight.
Come on. It’ll be fun. I’ll let you pick the movie.
Too late. I’m here.
Ding dong. Damn.
“What are you doing here?” I demand of Brodie when I open the front door.
He smiles and shrugs. “Cheering you up by taking you out on a date.”
“How did you know I needed cheering up?”
His eyes snag on something behind me before he blushes and drops his head to stare at his shoes. I twirl around and – yep! – there’s my grandmother standing at the end of the hallway. She gives me a thumbs up before ducking her head back into the living room. She’s such a meddler! How did she even get Brodie’s phone number?
“Look, it’s sweet you came here to cheer me up, but I don’t feel like going out.”
“Just go, Frankie girl,” Grandpa shouts from the living room. Is there no privacy in this house? “Lord knows you could do with some cheering up.” I may have been a little grumpy since I came back home from the city this morning, but it can’t have been too bad. “Finally, I can have control of the remote in my own home.”
Guess I’m not wanted here. “Fine,” I tell Brodie. “I’ll go.”
“Remember, she doesn’t have a curfew,” Grandma shouts. “Feel free to bring her back any time. Tomorrow morning is good.”
Oh my god! The woman is the bane of my existence. “Let’s get out of here before they try to sell me to you in marriage.”
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I grew up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom's Harlequin romances, to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn't flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic before returning to the law. But practicing law really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out running a B&B wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where, in between tennis matches and failing to save the world, I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.
About Face is my sixteenth novel.
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