Sorry for going AWOL the last couple weeks. I’m no more overwhelmed with things to do than usual, but it feels like it, if you know what I mean.
I’m continuing with a hook from the third and final book in the Passion Island trilogy, Triple Wedding.
When last I left off, Sterling had grabbed a man from a crowd leaving a factory, hoping to set him up to be Teegan’s date to the double wedding of two of her sisters. Here she discovers how Sterling managed to drag the guy over. She speaks first.
“You offered him money?”
“—although I’m newly married,” the man said, “so rec sex isn’t for me.”
Fingers clenched, Teegan fought to keep her composure. Her fists tightened when Nakamora looked her up and down, with a pit stop at her chest. “If you up your cash offer, though, I might be persuaded.”
When Teegan pulled back her fist, Sterling edged away. Not that she would really have punched him, of course. Teegan Dayle, upstanding business owner, assault someone on a public thoroughfare? Perish the thought.
But she was glad he’d moved out of reach. Just in case.
She took a deep breath. “I’m sorry my idiot friend wasted your time, Mr. Nakamora. Mr. Peters seems to have botched his explanation of what I needed, which is simply a date for my sisters’ wedding.”
“Ah,” Nakamora said. “I guess that’s what he said, but he seemed kind of desperate, so I assumed the date included—”
“I’ve changed my mind,” she said. “I won’t attend the wedding after all.”
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The Triple Wedding
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 need to take their pretense? All the way?