by Susan Lute
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
When friends become lovers, is there a chance friendship can turn into something more?
Cyber security consultant, Sloane Cooper is dumped by her wanna-be politician boyfriend, his parting shot—not only are you the worst girlfriend ever, but you're a lousy kisser, too! So she turns to game developer Miles Preston for “kissing lessons”. But Miles doesn't want to be Sloane's rebound guy. How does he convince his best friend steamy kisses are not enough? Traditional wooing won't work. Can a few well chosen gaming obstacles do the trick instead?
Argh! “You heard that,” she wailed.
“Yes, I did,” he said, his voice serious as a hundred dollar bill.
At least it wasn't pity she heard. Part of her was grateful. The rest silently screamed No!
Her relationship with Todd hadn't been perfect, but at least while they were together she wasn't that girl in her high school senior class, who'd been called four eyes all through grade school—still too skinny, and geeky, and in love with role playing games to get a date. When she finally had, she almost hadn't recovered from the resulting fallout.
“Can you believe that guy?” she said into the solid man chest belonging to her best friend.
Miles pulled her hands from her face, lifting her chin so her swimming gaze met his. “He's a troglodyte.”
“You're right. He is a troglodyte.” She tilted back, pulled the stylish blue glasses from where they rested on top of her head and perched them on the bridge of her nose. As a defense barrier they worked pretty damn good. “Am I a bad kisser, Miles?”
A spark flashed in his green eyes for a second, then just as quickly disappeared. Her breath hitched before returning to normal. That wasn't supposed to happen. Not with Miles.
“Wouldn't know, would I? Best friend here. And the best-friend's handbook says absolutely no kissing.”
Oh my god! He didn't remember!
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Like all children of military families, Susan spent her childhood moving from one duty station to the next. An ardent student of human nature, she acquired a love for ancient history and myth, a fascination for the ridiculous and unusual, and is the first to admit, she still collects way too much useless information. These days, when not working as a Registered Nurse, she writes whenever she can. When not writing, her favorite things to do are spend time with family, read, watch movies, garden, take black-and-white photos, travel, and remodel her house.
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