Good morning, and happy Easter to those who celebrate! Can’t believe we’re already into April. Hope yours is off to a great start! But enough dilly-dallying. Let’s head back to Kendal to see what’s happening at The Barkery!

Continuing from where we left off…

Whether it was her mocking tone or the sharp jab of her finger at his chest that finally broke him, she’d never know. But he cracked and cracked hard, laughter spilling out of him like loose change. And it bothered her how much the sound of his laughter bothered her, and made her skin feel all hot.

Schooling his features, he said, “Most people don’t pick up on the connection.”

She’d grown up with three brothers. She damn well knew every superhero, heroine, sidekick, and villain whether she liked it or not. “Yeah? Well, I’m not most people.”

He looked her over then. From head to toe and back again. And her hot skin started to prickle, too. “No, you’re not.”

***End of WWW post, but carry on to finish this sequence.***

Her stupid phone alarm went off, signalling it was time for the groups to rotate to the next station. Kent and Diana would be going to the kitchen to bake, and she’d have to stay out front and figure out a way to stop thinking about the way his pupils had dilated when he’d checked her out. Or the deep, rumbling sound of his laughter.

He gave her a wistful smile, then accompanied the kids into the kitchen as the other team of first graders traded places with them, their adorable faces sprinkled with flour. 

She clapped her hands, as much to refocus her mind as to gain their attention. “Who’s ready to decorate?” she asked her new crew.

Here’s the blurb:

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?

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

Well, it’s a beautiful, sunny day, so I think I’ll head outside for some much-needed vitamin D. Take care and be well, my friends. Brighter days are around the corner! 🙂

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