Welcome to the blog tour for KISSING LESSONS, the first book in the new adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Kissing Creek, by USA Today bestselling author, Stefanie London. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.
About the Book
Title: KISSING LESSONS
Series: Kissing Creek Series #1
Author: Stefanie London
Publisher: Entangled Amara
Release Date: November 9, 2020
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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Welcome to Kissing Creek, where everything has a romance-themed pun for a name and love is lurking around every corner…
Audrey Miller doesn’t believe in happily-ever-after, so she is definitely living in the wrong town. But she’s never getting out of Kissing Creek, because playing pseudo-mom for her younger siblings doesn’t leave time for much else. She’ll do anything to make sure they don’t end up stuck like she is, working as a barista in a college town, serving Pink Passion mochas with Chocolate Smooch donuts.
Then Ronan Walsh, a new young professor and walking cliché, right down to the elbow patches on his blazer, steps in for a coffee and into her life. She knows his type—intelligent and charming, yet sweet as a cinnamon roll, the sort of man she’s inevitably attracted to but is always out of her league. So why does someone like him have any interest in a worker bee with no future?
Her bland-as-oatmeal existence has nothing to offer, but Ronan’s temporary teaching position is only a stepping stone on his way to somewhere else. He isn’t here to put down roots, Audrey’s roots are firmly planted—neither of them is looking for love. And maybe that’s just perfect.
But in a small town called Kissing Creek, sometimes love can be impossible to avoid…
Mistakes had been made.
Mistake number one was stopping to chat to Ronan when he called her name. Not because she didn’t want to talk to him—she definitely did—but because having Deanna beside her added a whole new level of risk.
Mistake number two was wearing a dress she knew was a little on the short side when she sat down. But laundry day had come and gone three days ago, and Audrey hadn’t found a spare moment to do it.
Her thoughts were cut off by the raucous cheer from the hometown fans. The Flames mascot, a guy dressed in an unfortunately tight red skin suit with a wig made to look like flames, was leading Lily around the field to signal that the game would be underway soon.
“That’s a brave man right there,” Ronan said with a shudder. “You could not pay me enough.”
“Because of the suit or the llama?” Audrey bit into her hotdog and chewed, happy for the distraction from more dangerous topics of conversation.
“Both. One, there’s no way I’m getting near that creature again unless absolutely necessary. Two, it would take a lot of money for me to put my junk on display.” He cleared his throat. “Not that I’m ashamed of what God gave me.”
Oh lord. Audrey did not need to be thinking about anything that God gave Ronan Walsh below the belt. Trying to combat the sudden rise in her body temperature, she pressed the Coke cup to her cheek.
Ice cubes, work your magic. Now, please.
But Ronan was clearly determined to backtrack, his cheeks suddenly as red as hers.
“I mean, any man would feel uncomfortable having it all hang out in front of an audience, regardless of size.” He cleared his throat. “I’m going to stop now.”
“Please,” Audrey said, half mortified and half trying not to choke on the laugh she was holding back.
“I usually have better social skills than this,” he muttered. “I swear there’s something about you that turns me into a babbling fool.”
Her heart skipped a beat. She made him turn into a babbling fool? Surely it was the other way around. There was no way Ronan could be attracted to her the way she was attracted to him. And it wasn’t because Audrey didn’t think she was attractive. She had confident days and those where she avoided the mirror, like any other woman.
But this wasn’t anything to do with looks. It was everything else. Why would a professor with his pedigree be interested in an uneducated worker bee with no future?
About the Author
Stefanie London is a multi award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romances and romantic comedies.
Stefanie’s books have been called “genuinely entertaining and memorable” by Booklist, and “Elegant, descriptive and delectable” by RT magazine. Her stories have won multiple industry awards, including the HOLT Medallion and OKRWA National Reader’s Choice Award, and she has been nominated for the Romance Writers of America RITA award.
Originally from Australia, Stefanie now lives in Toronto with her very own hero and is currently in the process of doing her best to travel the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, lipstick, romance novels and anything zombie-related.