This week I am sharing 8 sentences from my upcoming Harlequin-E Contemporary release The Last First Date (formerly Jump Into Love). Fraud detective, Lang Sheppard, just confessed to being set up on a blind date arranged by his grandmother….
“So, when you’re not a fake detective you’re the primary suspect in a canasta-based prostitution ring?”
“Victim,” he corrected. “Not a suspect, I’m the victim.” His smile unfolded and he unleashed the full force of his silver gaze on her. “Don’t you feel sorry for me now?”
“Not half as sorry as I’m feeling for myself.”
He snickered. “Well, I guess I’ll just have to work harder to catch up.”
The Last First Date
On a night where everything goes wrong, one man finds his Ms. Right.
Langley Sheppard’s New Year’s Eve hits a major snag when Murphy’s Law throws the book at him.
His friends call him a serial dater, but this determined detective is the real deal–a man looking for the right woman. First date number forty-eight comes to a screeching halt when his date decides to lift a pack of gum from the local convenience store, but a spunky, snarky damsel in distress witnesses the confession and things start to look up.
Jessica Vickers has lost about everything—her job, her apartment, and even her fashion sense—but she hasn’t surrendered her attachment to premixed margaritas and taco chips or her optimism. With just a few short hours left until the clock strikes midnight, she’s looking forward to a quiet evening at home and a fresh start in a New Year. A dead car battery leaves her stranded in a convenience store parking lot with no cell phone and no jumper cables.
But things start looking up when handsome police detective Lang Sheppard offers to jump her.
Thrown together by circumstance and petty larceny, Lang and Jessica discover that on a night when everything goes wrong, all it takes is a chance at love to make everything right.
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