Foot-in-mouth syndrome. I have it, and I’m beginning to think it’s incurable. When you meet a beautiful woman after a particularly long, awful day, don’t… This should be common knowledge. But alas, I have foot-in-mouth syndrome. I’m a little out of practice in dating, but I used to think of myself as charming. Past tense, apparently.
Not that I want to date Lily. I don’t.
A little backstory… I’m an author and went to a small-town bookstore for a signing a few months ago. I met a fiery pixie of a woman and did everything wrong. I turned into a bonafide caveman. See the above list.
No worries. I have since apologized, and she graciously accepted. Still, I don’t believe we’ll ever be friends after my display. She aptly named me Mr. Jerkington.
Oh, and the other thing…Don’t get inspired by her infectious personality and make her the main character in your next book.
This will only lead to problems.
Or something. LILY:
I have all the reasons in the world to avoid men. I have the divorce papers to prove it. I can appreciate an attractive man… and Oliver Jackson is handsome. He has messy hair, scruffy facial hair, and chocolatey brown eyes I could swim in. Yeah, I spent a decent amount of time googling him before his first visit to Winterlight. I’m currently on a man hiatus. Been there, done that, and got burned. No need to repeat. Our first meeting was… memorable, to say the least. Oliver comes back to town and proposes that I become his muse. It’s only a month. What can go wrong?
Never say nothing can go wrong. Rookie mistake. Nosey townspeople just threw a wrench in my life. Posts start showing up on the local social media page gossiping about my new friend. We’ve just started this friends thing, and now we’re throwing fake dating in the mix. Is their story one of fate? Or is it all fake? Love Proposed is book two in the Rainy Days Café Series. It can be read as a standalone or a part of the series. This sweet contemporary romance is filled with love, laughter, and movie quotes.