Today’s teaser is from our brand new release, How (Not) to Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts…
I held the cup to my nose and sniffed. “Hazelnut coffee?” I glanced at Lucas.
“Her call, not mine,” he said. “I would’ve guessed something more complicated for you. Lots of half-caf, low-fat, double sprinkles, stuff like that.”
His eyes sparked with laughter, but I wasn’t amused. “You think I’m high-maintenance?”
He lifted a shoulder. I narrowed my eyes. Just because he’d picked me up in my stupid country club house didn’t mean he could make assumptions.
“I would’ve ordered black coffee,” I lied. He didn’t need to know about my strawberries and creme Frappucino obsession. With double sprinkles.
Charlie pointed to his ancient coffee pot. “I have plenty of that.”
“Um.” I bit my lip and turned away from Lucas’s smirk. “I’m okay with water. And hazelnut.”
Lucas laughed next to me as Toby pinned him with his dog version of a Jedi mind-control stare, willing Lucas to pet him. Lucas caved instantly, leaning over to rub his ears, and then raised his eyes to mine.
“What are you drinking?” I asked accusingly.
“Cappuccino. Double shot. Extra dry.”
“And you called me high-maintenance?” I never sparred like this with guys, but Lucas pushed my buttons. And I had a feeling he enjoyed doing it.
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About How (Not) to Fall in Love:
Seventeen-year-old Darcy Covington never had to worry about money or where her next shopping spree was coming from. Even her dog ate gourmet. Then one day, Darcy’s car is repossessed from the parking lot of her elite private school. As her father’s business hit the skids, Dad didn’t just skip town, he bailed on his family.
Fortunately, Darcy’s uncle owns a thrift shop where she can hide out from the world. There’s also Lucas, the wickedly hot fix-it guy she can’t stop crushing on, even if she’s not sure they’ll ever get out of the friend zone.
But it’s here among the colorful characters of her uncle’s world that Darcy begins to see something more in herself…if she has the courage to follow it.