Greetings, my friends! Hope you’re enjoying a lovely, relaxing (or productive, if you so choose) weekend thus far! As promised, I’m pausing with the Steeped in Love excerpts to make room for snippets from the sequel, Learning to Love! 🙂

Ready? Here goes!

“Why does it smell like a damn pumpkin patch in here?”

Rebecca Ledgerwood tore her gaze from the computer screen and turned toward the door. Her co-worker’s burly frame barely squeezed through the opening of their shared office. He raised the collar of his shirt over his nose as he stomped toward his desk, as if he preferred his own body odor to the warm, inviting smell of autumn.

Shrugging, she finally answered, “Pumpkin spice air freshener.”

He rolled his eyes. “This is a sickness. You know that, right?”

“Hey, it’s better than the sweaty gym socks alternative.” She was used to the usual unpleasant aromas that came with working in the Phys. Ed. department at Kendal High School, but the boys this semester were a particularly ripe bunch.

Here’s a quick blurby-blurb that needs major editing:

Rebecca Ledgerwood is a Physical Education teacher who’s ready to invest some sweat equity into a lasting romance. On a whim, she has her palm read before summer vacation ends, and she’s told she’s an old soul who’ll find happiness with a younger man.

William Whitney leaves an unfulfilling career to pursue teaching and gets placed at Rebecca’s school for his Physical Education practicum. He’s desperate to make a difference, convinced that the choices he made in the past contributed to his younger sister’s death. Kendal High School is nothing like the prep school he attended as a teenager, but he’s determined to make the most of his time there, especially if that makes Rebecca notice him.

Though they come from vastly different backgrounds, there’s an undeniable chemistry that sparks between the two. They resist, as they must, until his practicum ends, but when he’s offered a teaching position at his former prep school, will he take the easy way out, or fight for what’s right in front of him?

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I’m going on a hot beverage date today, so send me all your good romantic vibes, peeps! Wishing everyone a fantastic final week of November! And if you’re NaNo-ing, here’s hoping you cross the finish line with flying colours! 🙂

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