On Tour with Prism Book Tours
(City by the Bay Stories #3)
By Cari Lynn Webb
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming
He needs a great idea
She can provide it—but at what cost?
The battle lines are drawn when army medic turned EMT Ava Andrews enters a contest devised by San Francisco entrepreneur Kyle Quinn. The first responder isn’t just competing for a tempting grand prize. She’s fighting her attraction to the self-made millionaire…and losing the war. But private and professional boundaries blur when a breach of trust threatens Ava’s future with Kyle.
Ava changed directions midstep and veered toward the buffet. She strolled along the table, stopping as if considering her options. One glance over her shoulder confirmed her bathroom reporter still watched her. Ava grabbed a plate and piled food on it, in no particular order. Stacking the crackers on top of the cheese, she balanced fruit on top of the crackers. Adding a strawberry for color, she studied the plate. If she added another layer, would it collapse like she worried her own world might? Perhaps being a risk-taker wasn’t her thing after all.
Before the crackers toppled sideways off her plate, Kyle stepped into her path and curved his fingers around her elbow, steadying her arm and her world.
“Can I offer you something?” Ava lifted the plate and too late realized her error. She appeared to have filled the plate for Kyle, not herself. Perhaps her bathroom reporter had left the building to report on a real news story.
Kyle plucked a strawberry from the stack, along with a piece of cheese. “Iris invited you, Grant and all your friends to the game room for a tournament.”
Ava shifted, and her gaze collided with her bathroom reporter. The woman hadn’t left. Worse, she appeared to have locked on to Kyle’s hand still on Ava’s arm. Unfortunately, Ava struggled to ignore the warmth of Kyle’s touch herself. For one insane moment, she considered edging even farther into his side, using his strong shoulders to block her view of the reporter. But her own shoulders were the only ones Ava relied on. She’d never hid behind a man before, and she wouldn’t start now. Ava straightened and stepped back, out of Kyle’s personal space. Too quickly, she regretted the loss of his touch. Annoyed at her flighty thoughts, she glared at her bathroom reporter.
The irksome newswoman covered her smirk with a sip of champagne.
Ava asked, “Will the press be there?”
Kyle grimaced as if he’d bitten into a moldy strawberry. “No.”
Ava nodded, relieved to get away from the woman. Her family and friends would be with her. What could possibly go wrong?
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Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She's been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent's 70 year marriage and her parent's marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn't always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.
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