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What Happens Between Friends Launch

WHBF frontI’m so excited to be launching the second book of my In Shady Grove series for Superromance! What Happens Between Friends is out now 🙂 Here’s a look at the back cover copy:

Friends…with benefits? 

For Sadie Nixon, life is one big adventure with something new around the corner. And anytime she needs a break, she can always rely on James Montesano—the best guy she knows. This time when she arrives in Shady Grove, however, something is different. There’s a little extra between her and James that has them crossing the line of friendship into one steamy, no-holds-barred night. 

Afterward, no matter how hard she tries, Sadie can’t erase the memories of James that way. He’s so hot, so tempting…. But his life is here and hers isn’t. She needs his friendship, but she doesn’t do commitment. So where does that leave them? Suddenly what happens between friends is more complicated than ever!

And here’s a sneak peek of James and Sadie’s first kiss:

“Did you ever wonder?” he asked in that low, not-quite-James-voice. “What it would be like between us?”

A denial would be useless. And a lie. But she couldn’t make herself admit it. Of course she’d thought of it. She was human, wasn’t she? Ever since adolescence, there had been a strong, physical attraction between them, one she’d been all too happy to ignore.

“I have,” he said into the ensuing silence. He placed his other hand on her hip, dragged her flush against him as he leaned down and murmured, “I’ve thought about it a lot.”

And he kissed her.

It was the faintest of touches, the brush of his mouth against hers, as if he was worried she’d bolt or worse, disappear. He eased back, held her gaze for a moment and then settled his mouth on hers again.

Her eyes fluttered closed. She hadn’t known, had never imagined that his kiss would be so potent. That it would inflame her, have desire flicking along her veins like fire, burning hot and bright.

It was over all too soon. They stared at each other, both breathing hard from one simple kiss. And she knew, all she had to do was drop her hands, step back and he’d let her go. That would be the end of it, the end of this—whatever it was. Whatever it could have been.



“I think…” She swept her tongue across her bottom lip, watched as his eyes darkened. “I think I’m about to hit another of those bumps in the road.”

He smiled, the easy smile she loved so. “Mind if I tag along?”

She rose onto her toes, pressing fully against the hard lines of his body, and tangled her fingers in the silky hair at his nape. Stopped when their mouths were so close, her lips brushed against his as she spoke, his mustache tickling her upper lip. “I’m counting on it.”

I had such a great time writing What Happens Between Friends! I love a Friends to Lovers story! Who are some of your favorite Friends to Lovers characters? Mine are Harry and Sally in When Harry Met Sally 🙂