12 Days of Romance with @lovingthebook Day 1
The Billionaire’s Sweet Valentine by @llwalkerauthor
Gila Valley of southern Arizona. From the time Laura was young, she spent hours
drawing characters on paper and fantasizing about their adventures. Life became
more serious, however, when Laura met her own hero and they eventually became
the parents of six children. In between spurts of grocery shopping, sewing
costumes or quilts, transporting kids to practices, and making dinner, Laura
still enjoys putting her imagination to good use. She is the author of four
“All Penny Merrill wants to do is run her own bakery shop, but her money-thirsty mother and conniving stepfather are making it nearly impossible to keep her dream alive. When Penny finds a clipping advertising a Valentine’s Day contest for Arizona’s cutest couple, with the winnings being enough for her to hold on to her floundering business, she comes up with an idea that might just work–if she can find the right man for the job.
Commercial contractor Preston Ames is starting to develop feelings for Penny, and even though he’s been through enough heartache to know that he should avoid her at all costs, he can’t keep himself from visiting her sweet shop everyday. When Penny asks him to participate in a crazy scheme so that she can overturn her stepfather’s underhanded business ploy, Preston is tempted to run the other way. But one look into her soulful blue eyes and he’s a goner. Little does he know that his calm, orderly world is about to unravel–and that just one picture will turn Penny into his sweet valentine! ”
shaking his head in disbelief. “Christmas already came and went, sweetheart.
Did you overdose on the fruitcake? Tell me you’re not really considering asking
a guy to pose with you in this nutty contest.”
. . .”
He set the box of doughnuts down with a thud and braced his arms on the
countertop, effectively pinning her with his glare. “I don’t believe it. In the
past year that I’ve known you, I never took you for a person who would do
something like this. You’ve always seemed so level-headed.”
was doing something awful. Maybe her idea was a little farfetched, but she felt
confident that she could pull it off. With the right man, of course.
hoping for was standing less than two feet away.