by Sarah Ballance
I’ve been married practically forever (okay, nineteen years) and I’ve noticed something about romance: it’s not always in real life what it is in the books. Now, I love a good romantic gesture as much as the next girl, but after a few years with my husband, I’ve found some of the sexiest stuff is not what you’d ever find in a romance novel. It’s…this.
1. Crawling blindly out of bed in the morning to start the coffee, especially if you weren’t the one who forgot to program the machine.
2. Tucking the sheet back in at the foot of the bed because *someone* got a little freaky and *certain* people just can’t sleep with their toes hanging out.
3. Coughing in unison because a dozen candles for mood lighting make a crazy amount of smoke when you get around to blowing them out. (Okay, so hacking up a lung isn’t particularly sexy, but it’s worth mentioning because then you kind of share a moment where you wonder what the heck was wrong with the dark and that’s bonding, and bonding is sexy.)
4. Bringing home flowers picked from the side of the road. Because they’re better that way. And also free.
5. Not laughing when your significant other steps on a Lego. (Fine. Laugh—we all know it must be done—but don’t howl with laughter. At least not while in the same room.)
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The Three-Week Arrangement
by Sarah Ballance
Release date: 4/4/16
Ethan Chase isn’t interested in dating. After losing the woman he loved more than life itself, he’d much rather ride solo, but his family is dead set on fixing him up. To get them off his back, he hooks up with ultra-adventurous, ultra-temporary adventure photographer, Rue Campbell. All he has to do is survive three weeks in her orbit and he’ll be single again, only without the pitying looks and pressure to move on.
Rue is literally counting the days until her plane leaves New York City. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but being Ethan’s pretend girlfriend can’t hurt, right? Wrong. With Ethan, there’s no faking anything—in or out of the bedroom. With the sheets burning hot and the clock ticking on their arrangement, Rue realizes she’s falling for a man guaranteed to derail her goals…and break her heart.
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