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About There Goes The Groom
Coming home isn’t easy for Tony, because his father wanted him to work at a trade instead of going off to college. Their relationship is still unsteady. Even before Tony’s return, Olivia began questioning the depth of her love for her fiancé, a man she chose because he was safe and reliable. Yet the last thing she wants is a loveless, faithless marriage like the one her parents suffered through.
When Tony, who never stopped loving her, insists her fiancé is the wrong man for her, Olivia sets out to prove him wrong. But the sexual chemistry between them is still strong, and so are her feelings for him. Even so, how can she break her engagement, hurt her fiancé as she was once hurt? And how can she trust Tony not to abandon her as he did before?
If anyone does the jilting this time, she will.
Jana Richards has tried her hand at many writing projects over the years, from magazine articles and short stories to full-length paranormal suspense and romantic comedy. She loves to create characters with a sense of humor, but also a serious side. She believes there’s nothing more interesting then peeling back the layers of a character to see what makes them tick.
When not writing up a storm, working at her day job as an Office Administrator, or dealing with ever present mountains of laundry, Jana can be found on the local golf course pursuing her newest hobby.
Jana lives in Western Canada with her husband Warren, and a highly spoiled Pug/Terrier cross named Lou. You can reach her through her website at http://www.janarichards.net
Read an Excerpt
When he arrived at McLaren’s a short time later, he saw a group of people, mostly men, crowded around one of the pool tables, clapping and cheering to the beat of hard driving rock music. As he got closer he saw the object of their attention. Olivia was on top of the pool table, doing an incredibly sexy, somewhat drunken dance. Her snug jeans and close fitting tank top showed off her lovely curves, and her hair, usually pinned into submission, hung loose and free around her shoulders. Even her bare feet were sexy, the toenails painted a flirty red.
Tony’s breath caught in his throat. She’d never looked more beautiful.
Dani stood nearby, arguing with a couple of the bar’s bouncers.
“Look Lady, if your friend doesn’t come down on her own, we’re going to have to go up there and get her. She’s ruining the table.”
Dani held up a pair of high heels. “How could she be ruining the table? She’s in her bare feet.”
“She’s creating a disturbance. She’s got to come down.”
Tony spoke up. “I’ll get her down. Just give me a few minutes.”
“You’ve got five minutes before we toss her.”
“How are you going to get her down?” Dani asked when the bouncers moved away.
“I don’t know. I’ll think of something.”
Tony elbowed his way to the side of the pool table. Olivia was in her own little world, moving to the rock beat, her hair flying around her face. She looked totally different from the buttoned down executive she usually showed to the world. She reminded him of the girl he used to know, the girl he’d fallen in love with.
“Hey Liv, what are you doing up there?”
At first she didn’t hear him and he had to shout at her again. Then she lifted her face and looked towards him, smiling.
“Hey Tony, I’m having a party,” she said. “It’s my birthday. You remembered my birthday, didn’t you?”
“Sure I did.” Every June twenty-eighth for the last eight years he’d think of her and wonder what she was doing.
“At least you said ‘Happy Birthday’ to me.” She spun in a little circle, her hips gyrating. Tony swallowed nervously. She was an incredibly sexy woman. A look around him at the faces of the other men watching her told him they thought the same. He had to get Liv out of there before one of them decided to take her up on what she unwittingly offered.
“Time to go home, Liv,” he said, holding out his hand to her. “I’ll help you down.”
“Don’t wanna go home,” Liv giggled. “Too many mice.”
“Then we’ll go to Dani’s house.”
Liv danced around the light fixture to the other side of the pool table. “Too many floors.”
“Dani and I will take you to my place then,” he said, grasping at ways to entice her. “We’ll have cake.”
She stopped dancing and walked towards him. “With birthday candles and balloons?”
“Sure.” Where the hell was he going to get birthday candles and balloons at this time of night?
“Okay, let’s go!”
Without warning she jumped off the pool table and into his arms. Tony staggered under her weight, barely keeping his balance. Liv flung her arms around his neck.
“Let’s go eat birthday cake!”
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