Welcome to the book blitz for THE PROPOSAL, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Cupcakes & Cocktails, by Maya Hughes. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.
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Title: THE PROPOSAL
Series: Cupcakes & Cocktails Series #1
Author: Maya Hughes
Release Date: July 16, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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When I envisioned Zara Logan dropping to her knees in front of me, this wasn’t what I had in mind…
I was expecting a lot less glaring and a lot more moaning.
Instead, she’s proposing an enticing deal that I can’t bear to walk away from.
To land one of the city’s biggest clients, she wants us to put our differences aside and play fake fiancés for the next thirty days.
So, I slip the diamond ring onto her finger and agree to play the perfect fiancé. How hard can this be?
A hell of a lot harder than I thought…
She’s infuriatingly stubborn and she thinks I’m a cocky jerk with an enormous ego. (She’s right, but I can definitely back it up…)
As our long days stretch into even later nights, it’s getting harder to remember we’re only playing pretend, which means one thing.
She won’t be faking it for long…
“You were flirting.”
“She was flirting with me. There’s a difference.” Wait a damned minute. Why was I feeling guilty? “And so what if I’m flirting? Even if we were engaged, engaged men can flirt.”
“You’re right. You can do whatever the hell you want.” Her next ax hit the target faster than before. “You can flirt with, kiss, bang whoever you want. This”—she gestured to the rock on her finger—“doesn’t actually mean anything outside of these events.” She waved her arms around at the catered set up.
And then it hit me like a 400lb offensive lineman. “You were jealous.”
Her throw went wild and she picked up another ax. “That’s insane. No, I wasn’t.”
“You were ear steamingly, can’t stop yourself, jealous of the woman I was flirting with at the coffee shop.”
She released a blisteringly hot glare, but it only heated up the fall weather even more, setting my skin ablaze.
“I thought she was flirting with you, not the other way around.” She cut her gaze to mine before gritting her teeth and flinging the ax.
I closed the space between us with a playfully predatory smile. The trap had been laid and neither one of us had been paying attention. We’d set it for ourselves and I was ready to spring it even if she wasn’t secure enough to dive in. I stepped in behind her again, this time no longer feeling like I had to hold back. I let the words skim along the curve of her neck. “Wow, Gingersnap, all you had to do was admit it.”
About the Author
Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum.
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