by Annee Jones
Annee Jones is an International Bestselling Author of romance, fantasy, and mystery. She is passionate about writing stories where dreams come true and love wins!
Professionally, Annee works as a disability counselor where she is honored to help her clients navigate through complex medical and legal systems while rediscovering their wholeness in Spirit.
Event planner and newcomer to town Alexis Sanders is launching her business, Pumpkin Parties, in Pumpkin City after inheriting her great-uncle’s ramshackle farmhouse. It’s just the fresh start she needs after getting dumped by her boyfriend who decided he’d rather date her best friend instead. Now she’s got four Valentine’s Day weddings already on the books.
However, things don’t go according to plan when all the couples start fighting and several of the would-be brides and grooms even threaten to call off the nuptials altogether. Alexis is desperate for the cash she needs to fix up her new home, so she’ll do whatever it takes to make sure everyone gets happily hitched on schedule.
When she stops at the bookstore, Read Between the Vines, to bone up on relationship advice from the “experts,” she’s distracted by the handsome owner, a professor who also teaches poetry part-time at the local college. Perhaps Professor Connor Donovan might know the secret to love that lasts?
“That I can understand,” Alexis replied. She lifted another box into the truck bed and rubbed her sore biceps. “Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me lately. I owe you like a thousand dinners.”
“No you don’t. Like I said, this is mutually beneficial. Not to mention, what Griffin and Lauren did to you was just shocking. I thought I knew her well enough at least, but not as well as you did of course, since you guys were in the same sorority together and I didn’t do the Greek thing.”
Tears pricked Alexis’s eyes and she blinked rapidly, willing them not to spill over.
She’d cried enough as it was without adding more to the pot.
“Guess you can say she did me a favor. Catching her and Griffin in bed together at his apartment last year made me realize who my true friends were. Namely, you.”
She paused to rearrange the boxes to make room for those that were left and wiped a stray tear away with her gloved hand before turning back to her friend and reaching over to give her a quick hug. She wondered if Cassidy could even feel the squeeze considering the thick down-filled puffer coats they were both wearing.