Big city fashion designer Margaret "Peggy" Malcolm never dreamed that she'd be stuck back in her tiny hometown. But when her aunt dies, Peggy needs to handle everything with her estate... and it turns out to have a rather unusual stipulation: Peggy needs to marry her childhood sweetheart, Logan Finley, in order to access her inheritance.
BLURB and COVER REVEAL, coming soon.
***Small Town Stilettos is a friends to lovers, modern marriage of convenience—and there was only one bed***
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THREE TEASER EXCERPTS from the first draft of Small Town Stilettos...
Teaser Excerpt #1...
I took a hesitant step inside the room, then let out another yelp when I saw a disheveled woman staring back at me in the gloom, her eyes wide and terrifying.
“What is it now?” he called out.
“My reflection in the extremely creepy full-length mirror you have directly on the other side of the bedroom,” I shouted angrily. “Fuck this. I’m not sleeping alone tonight. Lucky you, Logan—you don’t have to camp out on that pile of fabric you call a couch. We’re sharing the bed.”
On second thought, I probably should have checked out the size of the bed before insisting on us doubling up. I assumed it would be a queen, like any normal person would have in their secluded cabin on a lonely island in the middle of a lake. But no—the bed Logan owned was a teensy twin...
Teaser Excerpt #2...
It wasn’t as bad as I’d thought. Logan had done a lot of upkeep on Aunt Eleanor’s house, in a way that both preserved the natural beauty of the place, while also modernizing it. It was changed enough—and the same enough—that it didn’t feel like a ghost house after all.
I liked that.
He guided me around the house, telling me stories about Aunt Eleanor as we went:
“That’s where she sat to watch the birds... This is where she’d sketch drawings of people in town… That cellar has four fridges in it, stocked with cookies she baked three years ago; I swear she thought she’d need to feed the whole town in the event of an apocalypse… She insisted on knowing all about my love life one afternoon while I was repairing the cupboards in this room…”
It wasn’t until that last comment that it hit me: Logan didn’t know about Aunt Eleanor’s preposterous decision about our joint life together.
That was fine. I could tell him another time—right? It wasn’t urgent. It could wait.
This totally wouldn’t blow up in my face at all...
Teaser Excerpt #3...
“You know, other people are monogamous all the time. Why are you so opposed to it?” Logan demanded.
“Why are you so on board with it?”
He shrugged. “My parents have a happy marriage. It’s something I’ve always wanted for myself. And besides, I like the institution. It means something.”
He likes the institution of marriage? Ew.
“We are very, very different people,” I informed him.
“Maybe we can learn a thing or two from each other,” Logan suggested.
I crossed my arms. “This is absolutely ridiculous.”
“Well, unless you want your inheritance to go to your cousin…”
Ooh, he really went there. Damn. If he was going to play that card, I was royally screwed.
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Margaret is a city girl through and through. When her aunt dies and she has to go to the small town she ran from, to handle her estate she is out of her comfort zone.
When she visits her aunt's estate, it brings back all of the memories and it gets hard to keep grief at bay.
And then there is Logan. He took care of her aunt all those years, caring for her and her house, making sure she was comfortable and had all that she needed. And he also gets half of the inheritance. BUT, they only get it if they marry, otherwise, it all goes to a horrible cousin. So there is really no choice to make.
But the plot thickens when she also likes Michael, her other childhood best friend.
It's a cute, fun romance story. It's the kind that makes you giggle and swoon though. And it's best to read while also looking at the lake or sea. :)
received from the author, all thoughts and opinions are my own