Pass Through Sweetheart, California!
PRAISE FOR DON'T CALL ME SWEETHEART
“Weddings are irresistible to many romance fans for good reason, and this new series will undoubtedly serve as catnip. Don’t Call Me Sweetheart is packed with laugh-out loud moments balanced by emotion that rings true. Marley’s job as a bridesmaid for rent has two ironclad rules: don’t tell the bride’s secrets, and don’t date the groomsmen. Her steadfastness will be put to the test as groomsman Luke is warm, funny, and emotionally available. The truly terrible bridal client keeps tensions high and conflict simmering, leading to an epic climax.”– RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars Top Pick
“Gary’s novel will delight romance lovers who appreciate a strong heroine going after what she wants.” - Publishers Weekly
While driving over the golden foothills of California’s wine country, you may pass through the picturesque town of Sweetheart, a quiet little place that caters to the nuptial needs of lovebirds looking to tie the knot. Whether the wedding is large or small, they’ve got it all…including the men and women of Something Borrowed, a wedding party for hire service. They’ll make your special day goes off without a hitch…it’s their own love lives they can’t seem to get right.
Marley Stevenson wouldn’t dream of breaking the cardinal rule of a professional bridesmaid; never cross the line with a client or their guests. Marley needs the money from Something Borrowed to pay off the mountain of debt crushing her dreams, but sexy best man, Luke Jessup, is making it hard not to shed her by-the-book behavior for something a little more daring.
Luke knows all about risks. As a SWAT officer for the LAPD, he’s taught when to hold back…and when to go for it. Marley brings out a whole host of new feelings that have him thinking about moving out of the fast-paced city and pursuing a future with the sharp-tongued blonde who’s gotten under his skin. The issue? Marley’s determined to keep him at arms-length.
Can Marley have her cake and eat it too? Or will she forever be a bridesmaid and never…well, you get the gist.
Don't Call Me Sweetheart is the first in the Something Borrowed contemporary romance series.
It is written for an 18+ audience and contains adult language, adult content, adult humor, and mild violence.
Rylie Templeton’s life hasn’t turned out the way she’d hoped. Stuck in an awful relationship, she needs one great job to break away for good. When she gets the chance to handle a high-profile wedding, it’s exactly what she needs to change her personal and professional trajectory… if only she didn’t have to work with the insufferable—and undeniably gorgeous—Dustin Kent. The groomsman-for-hire won’t stop using his spectacular charm on Rylie and to make matters worse… his reformed bad boy schtick is working!
Dustin spent years cultivation a playboy image, but there’s something about his curvy co-worker that’s thrown him off his game. When Rylie finds herself in dire need of a place to stay, Dustin offers up his guest house as an olive branch. She says it’s only temporary, but her presence in his life slides into place like the last puzzle piece and he’ll do what it takes to prove he’s the guy she needs.
Is he really perfect for her? Or is he harboring a secret that could ruin Something Borrowed…and break Rylie’s heart in the process?
After eleven years of standing on the sidelines and giving other people their happily ever after, Kelly Barrow is finally ready to date again. Losing her fiance at twenty left her heart broken and closed off from the world, but when the handsome older brother of one of her brides pursues her, Kelly can't wait to throw out the rule book and dive into a steamy, illicit romance with the A-list actor. The only rub? Her best friend keeps getting in the way.
Christian Ryan doesn't have any problem meeting women, but having a female BFF has proven to be relationship kryptonite time and again. Yet Chris won't compromise his friendship with her for anyone, especially since her fiance was his closest friend. The two of them leaned on each other after Ray's death and now that Kelly was ready to move on, he should be supportive. Yet Chris can't help thinking this could be their chance to be more than buddies.
With the help of a guardian angel and a wayward kitten, Kelly and Chris might just find what they've been searching for has been right in front of them all along.