Author: Heatherly Bell
Series: Charming, Texas, #6
Published by: Harlequin Special Edition
Publication date: November 28th 2023
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Holiday, Romance
Time to rewrite their story?
He’d always simply been her best friend. But when Noah Cahill moved back to town, bookstore owner Twyla Thompson knew something was different. Was it holiday memories of the loss they’d both shared or Noah’s surprising decision to reignite a dangerous career? Their solid friendship had been through so much, yet now Twyla grew breathless every time Noah was near. Why wasn’t Noah—handsome, fun, but never one to cross the line—showing any signs of stopping?
From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.
Book 1: Winning Mr. Charming
Book 2: The Charming Checklist
Book 3: A Charming Christmas Arrangement
Book 4: A Charming Single Dad
Book 5: A Charming Doorstep Baby
Book 6: Once Upon a Charming Bookshop
Noah had dreamed of this moment once or twice before. Okay, many times. But the reality, as it turned out, had been far better than any of his horny teenage fantasies about Twyla. She was incredible and worth waiting for. Soft, tender and all the best kinds of wild. Their kisses were slow and lazy. Like making up for lost time. They’d languished and rolled around in bed for hours, napping briefly, then waking to reach for each other again and again.
“We should have been doing this all along. All that wasted time.” He pressed a kiss to her temple. “What have we been waiting for?”
He’d waited for a guilt he hadn’t deserved to subside. He’d waited to believe the lie he’d told everyone else about who’d been driving the boat.
Waited for the longing for her to go away but it never had.
“I was waiting for you.” She whispered this softly into his neck. “I was hoping for you.”
“Funny, because I was waiting for you. I mean, how could you not know?”
“That I was crazy about you from the moment we met.” He threaded his fingers through her silky hair.
“Easy. You never said anything. And I was too afraid to think it could be true.” She hesitated. “Until I saw us in the photo albums tonight.”
“That was my well-kept secret. I wanted you for myself.”
about the author
Bestselling author Heatherly Bell was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama but lost her accent by the time she was two. After leaving Alabama, Heatherly lived with her family in Puerto Rico and Maryland before being transplanted kicking and screaming to the California Bay Area. She now loves it here, she swears. Except the traffic.
Over 200,000 copies of Heatherly’s books have been sold, many of them translated into two languages.
Heatherly also writes sweet and wholesome books under the pen name of Maria Michaels. She is represented by Elaine Spencer of The Knight Agency.
Luke’s unwavering loyalty to Lexi and her family gives this sweet romance unexpected integrity …Readers looking for a tender romance that leans more toward the emotional than the physical will find this very satisfying.” ~ Publishers Weekly/Booklife review on Country Gold.
“Heatherly Bell writes romance that will capture your heart.” ~ Marina Adair, New York Times bestselling author.
“What a thoroughly delightful story. I adored it.” ~ Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author on Lucky Cowboy.