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by Lauren Gallagher
Description: The last thing Amber wants to think about is engagement rings or anything related to engagement rings, but they're kind of hard to avoid when she makes her living in a jewelry store. Between her job and her last relationship, she's getting more than a little bit jaded about love and commitment. In fact, she's ready to change everything in her life, and right now, a man is the last thing she wants. When gorgeous bartender Jeremy wanders into her store, she's willing to reconsider what she wants right now, but he's off the menu: he's here for an engagement ring. But as Jeremy comes back again and again to look at the ring, Amber suspects it's not just the price that keeps him from taking it home. She'd never dream of sabotaging someone's relationship, but is Jeremy about to make a huge mistake?
eBook Publisher: Champagne Books, 2011
eBookwise Release Date: September 2011
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [109 KB]
Reading time: 68-96 min.
He smiled, which didnt do a damned thing to bring my pulse back down.
Hi. There was a hint of shyness in his voice and the brief downward shift of his gaze. I, um... He furrowed his brow, looking at some of the watches between us, something apparently catching his eye. I took advantage of his momentary distraction to drink in the sight of him, if only for a second longer. Just below his lapel was a sleek black nametag with the logo for Christys, the swanky bar across the street from the mall. Under the logo, in white lettering, Jeremy. I could certainly see why my co-workers went there for after-work drinks all the time. The scenery alone was worth it.
Before Id stared for an awkwardly long time, I said, Is there something I can help you find? At least the automatic words came in spite of my dry mouth and tied tongue. I wasnt so sure I could improvise anything at the moment.
Yeah, I... A watch held his attention for another second before he met my eyes, and a hint of color darkened his cheeks.
Looking for a Rolex?
Jeremy shook his head. Actually, Im looking for... Another downward flick. Eye contact again. More color. He cleared his throat. An engagement ring.
Of course he is. All the hot ones are here for engagement rings. I resisted the urge to groan aloud. Thanks, universe. That is one sick, sick joke, you know that?