Friday, June 19, 2015

First Fight Friday: Something Borrowed, Something Blue by Lynda Haviland 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.


Lynda Haviland

     is here for...

First Fight Friday 

with a scene from 

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Veronica grew up hopelessly in love with Davis. 

On the eve of his wedding, she has one last chance for love. 
Can she crash his wedding? 

Not if Lucas, Davis' younger brother, can help it. 


Courage. She needed courage to get through this night.

She’d barely taken her first sip of champagne and surveyed the lush surroundings of the lounge on the main deck when she felt the presence of a Crowley approach her.

“Roni Milano?” Familiar cool blue eyes widened with recognition.

She met his gaze with her own, determination lending her temporary confidence. “Hello, Lucas. It’s Veronica now.”

“Veronica. You look great.” His voice was deeper than she remembered.

“All grown up.” She twirled the end of curl. “A long way from pigtails and freckles.”

“And food in your hair.”

His wide smile caught her off guard and she laughed. “Yeah. I’m much better with a knife now.”

He sobered quickly. “I will definitely keep that in mind.” He grabbed a champagne flute from a passing tray and drained it to the last drop. Veronica’s spine shuddered when his eyes fixed on her again ­– narrowed with suspicion. His stance stiffened. “Are you here with one of our guests?”

“Why? Couldn’t I possibly be an invited guest on my own?” She heard the defensiveness in her own voice, but she refused to be swept aside. He might have those same gorgeous eyes, but he wasn’t Davis. And she wasn’t going to leave without seeing Davis.

“Of course not. I know the wedding list.” He leaned in close to her ear to whisper. “Sorry. I have a very vivid picture in my mind of the last time I saw you.”

“Of course you remember me kissing your brother.” She knew he’d meant to shock her, so she winked back. “You were the one who interrupted us.”

“Then tell me you’re not here to pick up where you left off.”

“So this is my hello, Lucas?” She deepened her voice to mimic his. “Wow, you look great but you shouldn’t be here. Davis is getting married this weekend.”

“Precisely. And you’re not the one who’s wearing the bridal gown.”

“You really don’t trust me.”

“You avoided my question.”

“I batted my eyes at the big bouncer at the door.”

“Hardly your style.”

“Lucas, most girls grow out of their tomboy phase.”

His eyes moved slowly down her body with obvious pauses over each of her assets. He trailed his fingers across the smooth silk hugging her hips. “Only you would wear black to his wedding.”

Before she could respond he grabbed the invitation from her hand to inspect it.

“It feels authentic.” He still sounded skeptical.

“I didn’t forge it.”

“But you could. You made a helluva convincing fake I.D. in high school so you could follow Davis into the dance clubs.”

She laughed bitterly. “You remember all the best things about me.”

Copyright © Lynda Haviland

Something Borrowed, Something Blue by Lynda Haviland

Veronica grew up shy, invisible, and hopelessly 
in love with Davis, 
the older of the Crowley brothers. 

When she returns home on the eve of Davis’ wedding, she has one last chance to try for the love 
she's always been denied. 

Will she succeed in crashing his wedding? Not if Lucas Crowley, the younger brother, can help it. 
But how far will Lucas go to stop her?

Something Borrowed, Something Blue 
is a contemporary novella in

The Magical Weddings Box Set
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About Lynda:

Lynda Haviland, writer of paranormal suspense, is the author of the Age of Awakening series of fantasy romances. She admits to being heavily influenced by hazelnut coffee, red wine, and pop culture. Something Borrowed, Something Blue is a stand-alone romantic novella written for the Magical Weddings Boxed Set. But Nellie Pearle can’t be contained. Look for her and other oddly entertaining residents of Pearl Key in an upcoming paranormal suspense series.

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Thanks for sharing Lynda!

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