Hello fellow bookish friends! I’m so excited to be sharing an excerpt with you today from the upcoming ONE HUNDRED PROMISES by Kelly Collins. ONE HUNDRED PROMISES is the fourth standalone contemporary romance in the Aspen Cove series and will be published on August 6th.
About ONE HUNDRED PROMISES
Join Bestselling Author Kelly Collins on another trip to Aspen Cove where anything is possible when it comes to love…
Aspen Cove, Colorado isn’t on Lydia Nichols’s wish list when she finishes her residency at Denver General Hospital, but life delivered several surprising blows. Her long-time boyfriend, who was also her boss, moved on with a nurse and took Lydia’s job with him. No boyfriend. No job. No options. As a favor to her sister, she arrives in the small mountain town for a temporary job as the clinic doctor. Her first question when she gets there is ‘how fast can I leave?’ That is, until sinfully, sexy Wes Covington comes into the clinic seeking care. With him around Lydia may have found a reason to stay—for now.
Wes Covington left his demons in Denver. Working for his family’s architectural firm, he was tired of being almost—almost good enough—almost rich enough—almost loveable enough. He abandoned his penthouse, his high-paying position and his Porsche for simple, small-town life. All he wants is to restore his ancestral home and find a good woman who’ll love him for who he is and not what he’s worth. When Wes meets Dr. Lydia Nichols, he likens her to a hellion with a halo. She’s the perfect mix of sassy and sweet, cunning and compassion, but she’ll never be his unless he can convince her to stay.
Love blooms when the timing is right, but will Lydia surrender her chance at love or can Wes convince her that everything she’ll ever want or need is right in Aspen Cove?
Find out in One Hundred Promises…
When she flicked her tongue out to taste the gloss, he got jealous.
“What flavor is that?”
She ringed her lips with her tongue. “Watermelon. Samantha gave each of us girls a tube the last time I was here.”
Wes wet his lips. Even though he couldn’t taste it, he could imagine how sweet a kiss from Lydia would be. If he didn’t get her in the truck and on the road, he knew he’d do just about anything to get a taste.
She lifted her shoulders. “As ready as I’ll ever be.”
Minutes later, he parked the truck in front of Bishop’s Brewhouse and raced around to let Lydia out. Sarge jumped across her lap and took off for the door. “Sorry about that. It’s hard to control him when he knows what he wants. He’s got a soft spot for your sister’s dog.”
“Otis has a way with everyone. He’s friends with the cat. You can’t account for taste.”
“It’s strange how happiness is found in the unlikeliest of places with unexpected companions.”
“Yeah, yeah, are we talking lemons again?”
“No, we’re talking lemonade. Let’s go, beautiful. The world awaits your greatness.”
He opened the door for her and entered the already full bar. In the corner was one empty stool. Wes rushed forward to save it for Lydia.
“Have a seat. What would you like?” Cannon walked over with a stout and a glass of white wine.
“Look, I’m already a regular.” She held up her glass and tapped his mug. “Here’s to hot men in bath towels.” When she winked, a warm heat washed over him.
“Any particular man in a towel you’re referring too?”
She looked around the bar which had men outnumbering women three to one. “Keeping my options open.”
“The odds are in your favor.”
“It would seem, but honestly the odds never fall in my favor.”
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Make different choices and see what happens.”
International bestselling author of more than thirty novels, Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive. Always a romantic, she blends real-life events with her vivid imagination to create characters and stories that lovers of contemporary romance, new adult, and romantic suspense will return to again and again.
Kelly lives in Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her husband of twenty-eight years, their two dogs, and a bird that hates her. She has three amazing children, whom she loves to pieces.
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