How I Met My Other, True Stories, True Love: A Real Romance Short Story Collection

How I Met My Other, True Stories, True Love: A Real Romance Short Story Collection

by Arielle Haughee (Editor)

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Overview

Learn about all the twists, turns, and fun of falling in love with this unforgettable true story anthology.



People find the warmth of love in Antarctica. An obsession with blondes lands the big one. Squashing a guitar case leads to a blanket fort date. A soldier works to snag a sassy WWII nurse. A revenge date gets serious. Spaghetti reels someone in and they never go home again. And much, much more!



Love can come at the most surprising times and in the most unexpected places. In this short story collection, fifteen authors share their incredible, heart-warming, and often hilarious true tales of how they met their other.

**A Closer Look into Some of the Stories**

A Rose Frozen in Time, by Michelle Tweed - In the constant darkness and cold of Antarctica, Michelle is busy with work at McMurdo Station and doesn't have time for any distractions. That is until she meets Brandon and the two go on a beautiful journey among the snow-covered volcanoes and crystallized ice formations.

Love in Marabella, by Racquel Henry - Michael knows exactly what he wants, one of the beautiful Revanales sisters, Deborah. But in their religious culture in Trinidad, he is not allowed to date her. He soon devises a plan to have Deborah work for him and hopes that her disapproving mother won't keep them apart. Michael must figure out how to woo Deborah and make her his while facing mounting opposition.

Cute Hat Boy and the Weird Girl - Paige has always thought of herself as awkward, but never more so when she sits on the cute boy's guitar case, crushing his instrument. Somehow the pair still connect and he invites her over to try artichokes, a food Paige has never eaten and is sure to make a fool of her, again. Paige must figure out how to play it cool but still be herself when the date progresses to its grand finale: blanket forts.

Eddie and Me, by Bob Bellam - After a crushing heartbreak, Bob is determined never to commit to another man so easily again. But then the sun shines down on a gorgeous man on a cruise ship and Bob is drawn like a magnet. Eddie is fun, smart, and caring and spends months showing Bob how deeply he feels for him. When a sudden medical emergency stops Bob in his tracks, he is forced to confront what really matters in his life.

All I Did Was Open the Door, by Melody Groves - Blonds. Melody's obsession takes center stage while she is living on base overseas, enjoying the plethora of soldiers. Then the perfect blond man walks through her door and she will do whatever it takes to have him as her own, shoving aside all the competition.

In the Cards, by Cheryl Dougherty - After losing her beloved husband, Cheryl thinks she will never want another man again. When her support group starts dating online, she initially thinks it's a dangerous idea, but when she finds herself missing companionship she gives it a shot. She's in for a big surprise when she realizes who is her best match.

Never Feed Spaghetti to a Stray, by Valerie Willis - Valerie is sick of guys who aren't interested in the real thing when Justin stumbles into her life. She offers him spaghetti and he loves it so much he doesn't go home that night. In fact, he keeps coming back for more every night. But what does all that mean? Is it real love?

Amazing Grace, by John Hope - Bud wakes up in a military hospital to find himself under the care of sassy nurse, Louise. When he sneaks out to a bar one night, he is delighted to find her there but she isn't so easily swayed by the rule-breaker. Bud must show his genuine care for Louise or she will think he's just another Joe chasing the nurses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949935004
Publisher: Orange Blossom Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Series: How I Met My Other , #1
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Previously an elementary teacher, Arielle Haughee (Hoy) is a multi-genre author living in the Orlando area. She has a serious reading addiction, fantasy romance her absolute favorite, and loves nothing more than good conversation paired with a good wine. She is surrounded by males at home-a husband, two sons, and an energetic dog-and tries to integrate as much purple and flowers in the house as possible.

Arielle is the owner of Orange Blossom Publishing and the author of children's picture books Grumbler and Joyride (2019). She also writes short fiction for a number of anthologies and publications. She has been awarded three Royal Palm Literary Awards for her short work.

Table of Contents

Introduction ......................................................................... 1

How Sweet It Was ................................................................... 2

A Rose, Frozen in Time by Michelle Tweed ........................ 5

Love in Marabella by Racquel Henry ................................ 23

A Heart Guarded by Chelsea Fuchs .................................. 35

How Funny It Was: Part One ................................................ 58

Cute Hat Boy and the Weird Girl by Paige Lavoie ............ 61

Eddie and Me by Robert Bellam ....................................... 75

All I Did Was Open the Door by Melody Groves .............. 93

How Timely It Was .............................................................. 104

Out of the Park by Tim & Arielle Haughee...................... 107

Reacquainting by Greg Hill ..............................................131

In the Cards by Cheryl Dougherty ................................... 147

How Funny It Was: Part Two.............................................. 168

Never Feed Spaghetti to a Stray by Valerie Willis ........... 171

Die Laughing by Fern Goodman ..................................... 189

City Nights by Kerry Evelyn ............................................ 207

How It Lasts Through the Ages .......................................... 222

Amazing Grace by John Hope ......................................... 225

Two Hungarian Doves by Jasmine Tritten ..................... 247

The Gift of Gossamer by Arielle Haughee ....................... 261

Book Club Discussion Questions ................................... 286

Meet the Authors ............................................................ 289

A Sneak Peek… ................................................................ 299

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How I Met My Other, True Stories, True Love: A Real Romance Short Story Collection 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JezB More than 1 year ago
Love is in the air... How I Met My Other - True Stories, True Love is an anthology edited by Arielle Haughee and offers a glimpse into the hearts of over a dozen storytellers. Each reflects upon the island of being alone, the mainland of finding love, and the bridge between. Not a sappy-sweet read, the stories cover different times, cultures, stages of life, sexual preferences, socioeconomic backgrounds and interesting characters. Additionally, the writers themselves range from novices to award winning published authors. Some stories are so well crafted, I was left wanting more! Even those that are more rudimentary illustrate that we all have our story to tell, and when it comes to love, the story is dear to our heart. I’m reminded that stories of meeting our soulmate can be stories of adventure and of taking chances. Is finding your mate easy and dreamy? No! Remember, these are true stories and that includes all of the awkward and embarrassing moments that intertwine with the hope and joy we do typically associate with finding “The One.” As I read this book, memories surfaced and gave me pause as I recalled how I met “my other.” Whether you are looking for your other, are just fine on your own, or have already met your special someone, I recommend this book and believe it will give you pause as well.