Then hire somebody to date you #mfrwhooks

I’m continuing with a hook from the third and final book in the Passion Island trilogy, Triple Wedding.

Teegan has learned that her oldest and youngest sisters will be getting married the same day, and old rivalries flash through her mind. She’s afraid of being poor Teegan, who doesn’t have a man. Her roommate’s brother, Sterling, makes a sarcastic suggestion.

“So take a guy with you,” Sterling said with his tongue firmly in his cheek. “A big, beautiful guy who’ll make your sisters drool—even the ones who’re getting married. Pretend you’re a couple, or maybe even engaged. Make out in front of them and act as though you’re crazy about the guy. Make them jealous of you.”

“Are you volunteering?” Teegan said with her eyebrows raised.

As soon as she said it, mental images of kissing and embracing her flooded his mind. Startled by the vibrancy of the images, he tried to dispel them by chuckling. “Me? You think I’m drool-worthy?”

Her arched eyebrows told him no.

“Then hire somebody. Isn’t that how you do things in this  fancy neighborhood?” Chuckling, he added, “An old friend of mine, a professional athlete, would be perfect for the job. You’re his type, classy and willowy. One look at you and I’m sure he’ll agree to be your wedding date.”

“Oh?” She didn’t say this scornfully, as he expected, but as though she wanted to hear more. She was taking his suggestion seriously? Amazing.

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The Passion Island Trilogy

The final book in the trilogy, The Triple Wedding is available for pre-order in the 3-book collection of the entire trilogy. It will go live June 23, so get your copy now.

Teegan Dayle is a businesswoman who’s determined to maintain her image as her family’s most successful sibling. For that, she needs a spectacular date for her sisters’ wedding—even if he’s a fake boyfriend.

Sterling, her roommate’s brother, is a handsome loner. When a desperate Teegan asks him to be her date, he refuses—until he realizes the wedding is his only chance to meet the people who can fulfill his dream.

Booker is a naïve young Apprentice Cupid whose job is to make a match for Teegan—but not with Sterling. Can he break up matches as well as he makes them?

How far will Teegan and Sterling have to take their pretense? All the way?

 

10 comments

  1. Sometimes romance characters are so blind!

    1. And we writers like it that way!

  2. Seems like a reasonable solution. But is there more he hopes for? Good hook.

    1. Reasonable, perhaps. Honest? Well . . .

  3. Great suggestion but he’s a bit blind

    1. “There are none so blind as those who will not see.”

  4. Good solution. Wonder where it leads.
    Tweeted.
    No post for me this week – a friend needed the space for a cover reveal.

    1. Thanks for stopping by despite your lack of a post.

  5. I want to know what happens. The idea of a Cupid breaking up a relationship sounds like a lot of fun (though probably not for the characters!)

    1. Yeah, it’s not something you’d expect Cupid to be good at.

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