Friday, February 9, 2018
Romance is in the Air: Showcasing Author Cindy Roland Anderson
Blue Moon Kisses by Cindy Roland Anderson At age twelve, Ashlee Nichols fell in love with her brother’s best friend, Beau Jacobsen. Everyone thought she was cute and that her crush was simply that…a crush. But her young heart had known he was the one, and she had planned on marrying him as soon as she was old enough. Unfortunately, when she confessed her feelings to Beau, he’d laughed, patted her on the head and told her he was flattered. Sure, Beau had been twenty-two at the time, but she knew she wouldn't always be a little girl. Just when she turned eighteen and was finally old enough to date him, Beau joined the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan. Now, six years later, Beau is back in Mitchel Creek, Georgia for a few weeks. He’s hotter than ever…and still ten years older, something he can’t seem to get past. He still sees Ashlee as a glorified little sister…or does he?
Blue Moon Kisses was well worth the wait. I anxiously awaited this sweet clean romance and was not disappointed. I was engaged from the first line and didn't want the story to end. The author has a fun writing style and I loved getting to know this couple as they navigated the obstacles in their relationship. There are some funny and heartwarming moments you will enjoy- Diane, Amazon Reader
This book had me laughing, smiling, and wanting to read it all over again!- Jessie C, Amazon Reader
This was the perfect ending to The Georgia Moon books. I've been waiting for Ashlee and Beau's story for a while now. I was NOT disappointed! I loved it. It perfectly captured their romance. If you haven't read this series you need to - Sarah, Amazon Reader
Ashlee didn’t laugh. She couldn’t, not when every part of her was filled with so much envy she was sure her skin had turned a sickly green color. Awesome. Instead of looking lovesick, she now appeared insanely jealous.
Now she was glad she hadn’t deleted her profile from the dating app. At the first birthday party she’d attended this morning, Ashlee had played the part of the Snow Queen and Jessica, a girl with naturally red hair, had played the part of her younger sister. While they drove to the location, Jessica had gone on and on about her new boyfriend she’d met with Flirt, the latest popular dating app. Still feeling the sting of Beau’s handshake from the night before, coupled with her sister-in-law’s advice to put herself out in the dating world again, Ashlee had allowed Jessica to create a profile for her. She’d had a lot of alerts, but she hadn’t responded to any of them yet. But she would respond, because she needed to let go of this obsession she had for Beau Jacobsen.
Forcing a smile to her lips, she took a step backward. “Well, enjoy both your pies.” She turned and made a beeline for her car. “I hope you get fat,” she muttered under her breath.
The snort of laughter coming from Beau meant she’d said that last part louder than she’d thought. “Hey, where are you going?” Beau said, still sounding amused.
“Home.” Ashlee jerked open the car door and climbed in, but Beau’s hand prevented her from pulling the door closed.
“Don’t be mad.” He gestured to the pie he held in one hand. “I’m sure yours is much better.”
“Whatever.” Her phone, which was mounted on her dash, dinged several times in a row. She tapped the screen and saw it was blowing up with more alerts from the dating app.
“What’s up with all the notifications?” Beau asked, not sounding nearly as amused as he’d been only seconds before.
Ashlee shot him an annoyed look. “None of your business.”
“Wait a sec,” he said, staring at her screen. “Don’t tell me you’re on Flirt.”
“Okay,” Ashlee said, grabbing her phone from the dash-mount, “I won’t tell you.”
“It’s not smart or safe to use a dating app, Ashlee. More than likely it’s some overweight-dude living in his parent’s basement who posted a pic of some guy with a six-pack.”
Well, this was an interesting twist. Now Beau was the one sending off the jealousy vibes. Perhaps Addie was right after all.
She tapped her finger on the screen. “I don’t know, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this guy at the gym.” She glanced up and grinned. “His six-pack is totally legit.”
“Let me see.” He snatched the phone out of her hand. “Darren Hastings? I went to school with him. He was a year younger than Chase and me.”
“Cool, you already know him.” She took the phone back. “I’ll see if he wants to meet sometime this week.”
“Not cool,” he said, grabbing the phone again. “You can’t go out with him. He was bad news in high school, and I’m sure he hasn’t changed.”
“Geez, Beau, don’t go all big-brother on me.” She plucked the phone out of his hands and studied the picture of a shirtless Darren. “People change, and he looks harmless.” Harmless in a bad-boy sort of way, but she’d make a connection with Darren if it made Beau jealous.
“How many times do I have to tell you I’m not your brother?” Beau said, piercing her with an intense look he’d probably mastered in the military.
“Until you stop acting like one,” Ashlee said dryly.
Author Cindy Roland Anderson
Cindy Roland Anderson writes clean, contemporary romance with a combination of humor, romantic tension and some pretty great kissing scenes. She and her husband, John, live in northern Utah, and have five amazing children. Their family has expanded by adding a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and six adorable grandchildren. She is a registered nurse and has worked in the NICU as well as the newborn nursery. She loves to read, almost as much as she loves writing. And she loves chocolate, probably a little too much.
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