Happily Ever Afters by Rachel Magee

 

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Happily Ever Afters
Rachel Magee
Contemporary Sweet Romance
ebook, 286 pages
September 19th 2017 by Clean Reads

Lainey Stratton does not fall in love with strangers she meets on vacation. It simply doesn’t make logical sense. So when Lainey meets Carter Thompson on the first day of her Caribbean vacation, she knows it could never amount to anything more than a crush. At the end of the vacation she will return to Dallas and he will return to D.C., and that will be the end of it. Well, unless he wants to join her at a friend’s destination wedding, which would be considered vacation too, right?

But when an unexpected tragedy sends Lainey’s logical world spiraling out of control, she realizes her vacation crush might be the only one who can help her pick up the pieces of her shattered life. That is, as long as she can get out of the way of her own happiness. And as long as Carter’s past doesn’t catch up with him before she gets a chance.

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About the Author

Rachel Magee wrote her first novel when she was twelve and entered it into a contest for young author/illustrators. Unfortunately, the judges weren’t impressed with her stick figures. So she dropped the dream of becoming a world famous illustrator and stuck to spinning stories. When she’s not busy working on her latest book, she loves to travel with her family and friends. By far, her favorite destination is the beach, which tends to work its way into most of her stories. Between vacations, you can find her at home in The Woodlands, TX with her wonderful husband, their two adventurous kids and a couple of spirited pets, all of whom share Rachel’s love of the ocean. Well, except the cat and dog. They’re both afraid of water. Find out more about what Rachel has been up to at rachelmageebooks.com.

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Tour Schedule

September 25th:
Launch
It’s All About the Romance
Adventures Thru Wonderland
Hearts & Scribbles
underneath the covers
September 26th:
Paulette’s Papers
Getting Your Read On
The Bookworm Chronicles
September 27th:
Jorie Loves A Story
Bookworm Lisa
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
A Baker’s Perspective
September 28th:
Book Lover in Florida
Janice’s Book Reviews
Wishful Endings
Zerina Blossom’s Books
September 29th:
Heidi Reads…
Remembrancy
Rockin’ Book Reviews
September 30th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

Happily Ever Afters Prize Pack 1 (US residents only)

· Happily Ever Afters coffee mug
· Tea Sampler Pack
· Happily Ever Afters notebook
· Lilly Pulitzer pen
· Chocolates
· ‘Vacations’ picture frame

Happily Ever Afters Prize Pack 2 (US and International residents))
· $25 Amazon e-gift card

Giveaway ends October 4th

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~ Excerpt ~ 

“Lainey Stratton. And for the record, the bag wasn’t my first choice either.” I bought it at the hospital gift shop the day before we left because I realized I didn’t have any sort of beach bag to bring with me on the trip. My choices were between the one I got and one featuring the poop emoji. That’s what I get for not planning ahead.

“Nice to meet you, Lainey.” He flashed a charming smile and settled against the rail. My heart skipped a beat. “What brings you to Puerto Rico?” He casually folded his arms in front of his toned chest.

“We’re celebrating my birthday.”

“Happy birthday.” The cheerful sincerity of his voice coaxed my fake smile into a genuine one.

“Thanks. How about you? What brings you on vacation?” I struggled to keep from getting lost in his eyes. They were an enticing shade of deep blue surrounded by thick, dark lashes and sparkled when he spoke. The longer I looked at them, the more they seemed vaguely familiar. I searched my memory but came up empty.

“My favorite band kicked off their latest tour here. I talked my cousin into coming with me. His girlfriend and her friend decided to come, too, so we made a vacation out of it.”

I nodded, trying to be polite. Except I realized that right here, standing in front of me, was a single man. This was my chance to prove to the matchmakers that I could find and have conversations with eligible bachelors all on my own.

I shot a quick side-long glance to make sure my friends were watching this, then I leaned in and focused all of my attention on our stranger’s beautiful eyes. They were going to be so proud of me. “Sounds like fun. Where do you call home?”

“Washington, D.C., I’m an economist for the State Department. You?”

“Texas. Dallas and Austin,” I said, pointing to myself and Kara first and then Reece.

“I love Texas,” Carter said. “I went to graduate school in a small town in west Texas. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Lubbock?”

“You went to Texas Tech? That’s where Reece and I got our undergrads.”

“No kidding? I wonder if we were there at the same time.”

As it turned out, we were.

“What a small world,” he said. “I was a graduate teaching assistant while I was there. I taught entry level macroeconomics.”

And with that, a light bulb went off, and I knew exactly why those eyes looked so familiar.

 

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