Their engagement is pretend
Cupid has other plans…
Wedding planner Mariah Van Delton has a plan to save the charming small town of Carter’s Crossing—by turning it into a romantic destination! All Mariah needs is a very public Valentine’s Day proposal. And her only option? A fake one between her and the handsome town veterinarian and wedding hater, Nelson Carter. But a little charade between adversaries might just be the start of something undeniably real…
Something was going on here. There was a current underscoring this conversation strong enough to tow swimmers out to drown, and Mariah didn’t know what it was. But as soon as Abigail said weddings, Nelson growled. Honestly, she couldn’t think of a more accurate word to describe it.
It gave her pause. The romance destination idea was good. More than good. This town could be perfect; lots of big old houses that Abigail swore were set for bed-and-breakfast locations. There were four lovely churches and the town gazebo for wedding and vow-renewal ceremonies, as well as the mill that Abigail was renovating. The small river that wound its way along one side of the town might not be big enough for yachts, but it was pretty and could handle canoes and kayaks. A couple of nice restaurants, a few more activities for visitors, and this could be stellar.
But if Nelson was opposed, she didn’t know if the plan would go ahead. She had no idea how much influence he wielded over his grandmother or the rest of the people in the town. She had the definite impression he didn’t like her.
Well, he hadn’t liked her when she told him to get lost. And yes, that was fair. But since they’d served dinner, she’d felt his animosity like a force field around him.
Could he torpedo this whole idea?
About the Author
Kim Findlay lives in Toronto, Canada, with her very handsome husband, two strapping sons, and possibly the world’s cutest spaniel. When she can get time away from her accounting business, Kim can be found traveling, sailing, reading, or writing, depending on the season, time of day, and her energy level. You can find her at kimfindlay.ca, @missheyer74, or on Facebook.
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