Friday, September 28, 2018

Don’t Touch My Petunia

With: Tara Sheets

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            Juliette nervously wiped down the cutting table even though it didn’t need it. She knew Logan was outside, but she wasn’t sure what to say. What do you say after a wild fling with a childhood crush in a dusty treehouse?  Before she had time to come up with something, the back door opened and Tarzan himself walked in.
            He stood for a moment, saying nothing. Why wasn’t he saying anything?  Did he expect her to just stand there and act like everything was fine?  She could do that. Because everything was fine.
            “Oh, hey,” she said in a high-pitched voice. She cleared her throat and zipped over to the sink to wash her hands.
            He came and stood beside her. “How are you?”
            She didn’t look up, because the soap dispenser was stuck and she really, really had to fix it. Stupid thing. Always getting stuck. She rinsed it under the warm water, scrubbing at the bottle with a sponge.
            His large hand closed over hers, and she stopped scrubbing. She still didn’t look at him.
“How are you?” he asked softly.
            “I’m fine,” she said brightly. “Why wouldn’t I be?”
“Look.” He dried his hands on a towel and leaned against the sink. “We don’t have to talk about—”
            “—Good,” she said firmly.
            He paused. “And I respect that. We don’t have to. But we still have to work together. So rather than pretend nothing happened last night, let’s just both agree that something did.”
            “Of course it did,” she said. “I was there, remember?”
            “I remember.” His voice was a husky murmur that brought the entire night back into vivid detail.
            Her throat went dry, and her cheeks flushed. It was as if time stopped and suddenly they were both back in that treehouse with the rain falling outside and nothing between them but heat and the slick caress of skin on skin.
            They were standing so close. She could feel his breath stirring the fine hair at her temple. If she just leaned in a fraction of an inch, they’d be touching. She had to get it together. Romeo would be back in less than ten days. She didn’t need this complication.
            “Um.” Juliette fought for a calm she didn’t feel. “We don’t really need to analyze it, okay?”
            “I agree.”
            “There’s just no reason to talk about it, you know?”
            “My thoughts exactly.”
            “It was just a slipup. Nothing special, right?”
            He narrowed his eyes for a moment. “Sure.”
            “Cool.”  Because that was what she was all about. Easy breezy fun.
            He reached down and looped his fingers into the waistband of her jeans, then slowly pulled her toward him.
            Her limbs went soft, and her breath hitched. “What are you doing?”
            “Nothing special.” When his lips met hers, she didn’t even try to fight it. She just gave up. Okay, she was smitten with Logan O’Connor. She was a Logan O’Connor groupie. A Logan Luster. She had to do something. Set some ground rules. Quick!
            “Wait,” she said breathlessly, pulling back. “If this is going to keep happening, then we need to get one thing straight.”
            His gaze fixed intently on hers.
            “I’m just in it for fun. That’s all.”
            Logan cocked an eyebrow.
            “I mean it,” Juliette said in a heated rush. “I’m not interested in anything else, and we are obviously wrong for each other in every other way. I mean, I drive you crazy.”
            He nodded. “You do. You really do.”
            “And you think I’m too bossy. You said so yourself.”
            “True.” He slid his hands around her waist, his warm fingers caressing the small of her back.
            “And you annoy me a lot.” A shiver of pleasure rippled over her skin. “You’re stubborn and you don’t take orders well.”
            “Also true,” he murmured.
            “So we’re in agreement, then?” Her voice quivered as his fingers traced delicious spirals up her spine. “This is just a fling?”
            He gave her a slow, sexy smile and bent to kiss her again.

A woman with garden magic finds out the builder in charge of remodeling her florist shop is the same man who broke her heart over a decade ago. In spite of best laid plans, they find themselves falling head over hearts in this whimsical romantic comedy where opposites attract, sparks fly, and magical mayhem ensues.

Available September 25th – DON’T TOUCH MY PETUNIA, a new book in the Holloway Girls series by Tara Sheets.

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Title: Don’t Touch My Petunia
Author: Tara Sheets
Series: The Holloway Girls
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Publisher: Kensington Zebra Shout
Print Length: 304 Pages
Formats: Print and Digital
Print ISBN: 978-1420146288

Pine Cove Island is the kind of enchanting place where anything is possible . . .

The Holloway women each have a special gift, passed down through generations, each one a little different. Juliette possesses a magical green thumb, which makes her job managing the local florist shop a dream. She may be a bit wild, but she knows what she wants: to save enough money to buy the shop from her boss. Then in marches Logan O’Connor, more annoyingly handsome than ever, turning all her plans upside down.

Logan hasn’t been back on Pine Cove Island since he was eighteen and broke Juliette’s teenage heart. Now it turns out he’s her boss’s nephew—and will be spending his days remodeling the shop and barking orders. At her.

For the sake of the business, Juliette will have to ignore their simmering attraction and work with Logan. But that doesn’t mean she has to make things easy for him. Because no one knows better than she that one tiny, perfectly planted bit of garden magic could uproot Logan’s own plans and keep him out of her way. And nothing would make her happier. At least that’s what she thinks . . .

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About Tara Sheets:
TARA SHEETS is an award-winning author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. Her work has earned first place recognition in literary contests nationwide and her debut novel, Don’t Call Me Cupcake, won the 2016 Golden Heart® award sponsored by Romance Writers of America®. Tara began her career as an author in the Pacific Northwest, inspired by the rain and the misty mountains and the rivers of Starbucks coffee.  She now lives in the warm, wonderful South where she can stand outside with no coat on, and she finds that pretty inspiring too.  When not writing, Tara enjoys life with her book-loving family and a book-eating dog named Merlin. She is represented by Sarah Phair at Trident Media Group. 

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