Friday, June 12, 2015

First Fight Friday: The Dress by Eve Devon from the Magical Weddings box set

Goats solve their differences head-on. They don’t give the silent treatment or yell, they butt heads, and then it’s over.

Cowboy Marvin has learned humans resolve issues differently especially those romantically involved. His curiosity sparked, he has invited authors to stop by on Fridays and share the first fight from one of their books.


Eve Devon

     is here for...

First Fight Friday 

with a scene from 

The Dress
City of Bath, England 2015

Cait is curious to know why Matthew has returned 
for their friends’ wedding so early.


“I don’t understand,” she said, following him into a recently opened cafĂ© that she had been meaning to try. The interior was dark but welcoming, with a Natural World theme that she liked.

“You don’t understand that I didn’t want to be the kind of best man who flies in, gives a speech, and then flies out again?” Matthew asked quietly.

Anger came swift and loosened her tongue. “I find it hard to believe that a schedule that saw you unable to get back for Guy’s birthday, or his and Rosie’s engagement party, could suddenly free up enough time for you to arrive well before the eleventh hour. Aren’t you supposed to be navigating rapids in the jungle and filming the results, or something?”

She joined the queue, which was naturally much shorter than the one she had left and risked another glance at him. He had always had this way of looking at her. As if he knew something about her that she didn’t know herself.

It was so arrogant, Cait thought. So annoying. So- “Oh my God,” Cait whispered, with a sudden inkling as to exactly why he had found the time to come back more than three weeks before their friends’ wedding. She licked her lips and pushed the words out. “You’re here because of me?”

Two years drifted away and she was back in the apartment Guy and Matthew had shared, drunk and upset and pouring her heart out to a man who showed absolutely no sympathy and who, the following day, when she was sober and completely mortified, wouldn’t even let her recant.

What the hell did he think she was going to do? Stand up at Rosie and Guy’s wedding ceremony and object?

“You really think I’m that person?” she managed to get out, every cell in her body ready to reject his answer.

Matthew stood staring down at her, his eyes searching hers, and then confidently he said, “No. I don’t think you are that person.”

The relief racing through her had her swaying a tiny step towards him.

“Not if I won’t let you be,” he added.

Copyright © Eve Devon

The Dress by Eve Devon

Venice, 1615 and instead of the man her father wants her to marry, lacemaker Caterina dreams of Matheo. But when she dabbles with magical lace, she falls foul of the ruling family, altering not only her destiny, but Matheo’s too, and now imprisoned, Caterina must design a way to entwine their fates again.

England, 2015 and when Cait bumps into Matthew, back from his travels for their friends’ wedding, the spark between them flares instantly. 

But is it another case of the right place at the wrong time for this bridesmaid and best man, or can a dress from Cait’s lace exhibition at the Museum of Fashion weave its magic through the fabric of time, and unite their destinies, too?

The Dress 
is a novella in

The Magical Weddings Box Set
15 authors, 15 books, 15 happy endings!

Whether real or only in the hearts of the bride and groom, the magic of weddings is undeniable. And irresistible! As these 15 enchanting happily-ever-afters by bestselling and award-winning authors prove.

From sweet to spicy, the romances bundled into this set, 14 of them new releases, cross time and unite hearts, cast spells of laughter, battle wedding jitters and fight back tears, while weaving love’s hopeful magic throughout 1400 pages.

available June 16th on
pre-order your copy now!

More from Eve Devon

Love is what happens to you 
when you’re busy making other plans…

And check out Eve's previous First Fight Fridays

The Waiting Game

Eve's Bio: Growing up in locations like Botswana and Venezuela gave me quite the taste for adventure and my love for romances began when my mother shoved one into my hands in a desperate attempt to keep me quiet during TV coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals!

When I wasn’t consuming books by the bucket-load, I could be found pretending to be a damsel in distress or running around solving mysteries and writing down my adventures. As a teenager, I wrote countless episodes of TV detective dramas so the hero and heroine would end up together every week. As an adult, I worked in a library to conveniently continue consuming books by the bucket-load, until realising I was destined to write contemporary romance and romantic suspense myself. I live in leafy Surrey in the UK, a book-devouring, slightly melodramatic, romance-writing sassy heroine with my very own sexy hero husband!

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Thanks for sharing Eve!

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