Jonah Blake was a spy, they said, or maybe a war hero, or possibly he worked for the FBI, but Ellen Webster figured no guy that gorgeous could be gazing at her through the bank window! She'd always been too nice, too sweet to attract men who looked a bit dark and dangerous, but she wasn't letting this one get away. Could a little volume of helpful hints and a slinky dress transform her into a go-getter who'd finally get her man?
A writer who plays by her own delightful rules when it comes to creating heartwarming romance, Mary Kay McComas seduces and charms with this effervescent tale of lovers who need a little push in the right direction! Could a lady too nice for her own good steal the heart of a hero hiding just a few secrets?
About the Author
I was raised in the Great Pacific Northwest city of Spokane, Washington. Third of six children, I had terrific parents who taught me the value of time in the bathroom, how to laugh, and what it's like to be truly loved. I went to college, and for ten years after that I worked as an intensive care nurse in a hospital where I met most of my closest friends.
Then I met my future husband, a lawyer, Prince Charming in a great disguise. We moved to the Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, where I hung up my stethoscope and spent the next six years gestating. The results of which are Katie, Matt, Nick, and Ben.
After my four children came along I didn't think things could get any better. But guess what, they did! On a dare from my husband to "write a better novel than that," I took a stab at writing something longer than a letter and more fun than a college term paper.
I found writing therapeutic. Not only was it relaxing, but it was also a great way to escape from Mr. Rogers, Big Bird, and four short people who refused to speak English to me.
I didn't intend to start a third career as a writer. However, as my luck would have it, I was fortunate enough to find an encouraging agent and helpful, supportive editors. I hope my stories will bring a littlehappiness into your life--that would be the icing on the cake!
--Mary Kay McComas
Read an Excerpt
"I don't think a man ever cooked for me before," Ellen said.
"I'm the first?" Jonah asked.
"You're the first."
"Well, I don't know if throwing slabs of meat on the barbecue is really cooking," he said, looking up from slicing and dicing the salad ingredients. "But I'm trying to impress you here, so we'll go with that." He motioned to the counter in front of him. "And the mangling of vegetables, of course."
There was no mistaking his eagerness to dazzle her. The table set for two with candles and flowers, his frequent glances at the level of wine in her glass, and his constant awareness of her position in the room were heartbreakingly sweet.
She took a sudden left turn. "Jonah," she said impulsively.
"Yes." He stopped what he was doing to answer her.
With two and a half steps and all the courage she could muster, she wedged herself between him and the counter. "I'm already impressed."
No words could describe the subtle change in his expression that spoke directly to her heart, that seemed to welcome her home and promise an exciting adventure all at once. His gaze roamed slowly over her hair to her lips, across her cheeks and chin, deep into her eyes and inside her soul, claiming it all as his own.
"So am I. . ."
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