Friday, July 7, 2017

Blame It On Chocolate by @JoanReeves #GemsInAttic

I have a new release,Blame It On Chocolate, that has an interesting backstory. I wrote this funny short story romance for Valentine's Day. I even posted an excerpt of it on another of my group blogs.

However, I didn't like the ending. It just didn't feel right so I set it aside. Every now and then I'd think about it, but I didn't do anything with it. I figured the right ending would make itself known eventually. Sometimes you just have to be patient with a piece of writing.

While I was weeding a flower bed, I figured out how it should end. I finished the story and published it a few days ago.

Blame It On Chocolate

A Moment in Time is all it takes for Love to be revealed.

Chloe Elliot was the good girl. She’d never been a hell-raiser. Never gotten drunk, used drugs, smoked pot, or slept around. She didn’t even curse!

Since her dad was the son of a minister and the oft-elected mayor, and her mom was the elementary school principal, she'd had no choice but to live a life above reproach.

Truthfully, it really hadn’t been that difficult.

Until Hunter Cole returned to his home town.

That was the beginning of Chloe's fall from good girl status. There was just something about the man that addled her brain and created havoc in her body.

Hunter Cole reckoned he had the best of all possible worlds. He'd played for the NFL, and even thought two back surgeries had ended that career, he was lucky enough to follow in his dad's footsteps and work the family ranch and also follow his granddad's path and be the sheriff in his west Texas town. Life was perfect.

Until he dropped by the library to say hello to his best friend's little sister.

Chloe wasn't so little any more. In fact, just looking at her made his common sense evaporate. She affected him like no other woman--and he'd had women throwing themselves at him since he was a high school quarterback!

If he made a move on her, her brother would nail his hide to the wall. There was only one thing he could do, but did he really want to do that?

The thought of it made his bachelor heart shudder with alarm!

I think you'll like this funny romance short story. You can get it only on Amazon, and it's only 99cents: Blame It On Chocolate.

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It doesn't have to be long--just a few sentences saying why you liked it. I'd really appreciate it.

Post Script

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Liz. I had fun writing it. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. The story looks as yummy as chocolate. Can't wait to indulge.

    1. Thanks, Kathleen. I'm actually having a dark chocolate truffle right now!

  3. Chocolate and humour! Does it get any better?


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