Helloooooooooooo! How’s everyone? As promised, I’m back this week with a snippet from my WIP, Love Unleashed! This is the third book in my Make Me a Match Series, but it kind of falls in between books 1 and 2. So I guess it’s more like 1.5. Math is hard, yo. 😀 Before we jump in, I figured I’d share the blurb first so you get a sense of the story.

Hannah Barker has it all. A booming business, a fabulous group of girlfriends, and a loving and devoted housemate…with floppy ears and a wet nose. She doesn’t have time for romance. Or so she says.

Kent Clarkson is a single father on a mission to keep his daughter safe. But when the blonde bombshell he’s been butting heads with all summer proposes opening a dog park, Kent—who’s been once bitten and more than twice shy—goes on the offensive. Soon, it’s all-out war.

The whole town knows the chemistry between Hannah and Kent is off the leash, but can these two set aside their differences long enough to fall in love?

Now it’s time for the excerpt!

Clutching tightly to his daughter’s and another young girl’s hand, Kent crossed the street and caught up with the collection of tall and small people on the other side—three teachers, two other parents, and eighteen high-energy first graders. A perfect storm.

He hadn’t thought too much about the details of the field trip when he was first asked to chaperone. It seemed fairly straightforward. In groups of eight, they were set to tour Kendal’s town square and visit some of the local businesses and their owners. Once everyone had gathered safely and been assigned their groups, the parents were each given a schedule listing the places they’d be visiting in a rotation.

Diana tugged at his hand, anxious to get moving. “Daddy! Daddy! Did you see? Mia’s in our group!”

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“I saw, sweetheart,” Kent said distractedly. “That’s wonderful news.” He scanned the names of the businesses on the schedule, certain he must have read it wrong. After a second time through, his gut clenched. “Wait here for a minute, okay?”

“Okay, Daddy,” his pigtailed angel agreed without a fuss.

Maneuvering his way around the crowd of under-four-footers, he located Diana’s teacher. “Excuse me, Ms. Theodore?” At her nod, he said, “I noticed The Barkery is listed as one of the businesses we’re visiting.”

She beamed. “Yes, we’re so happy they agreed. They’ve apparently set up a lot of hands-on activities for the kids.”

Kent’s body tensed.

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In case you’re wondering, the puppy in the picture at the top of my post is Muffy, Hannah’s Labradoodle. Expect many more puppy pics going forward. Wishing you all a productive and word-filled week ahead! See you next Sunday! 🙂

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