You are viewing this site in an old browser or Internet Explorer compatiblity mode.
You can continue to use our site but it may not work properly or display correctly.
add to basket
Successfully added to your bag
SUBMIT

Trick and Treat

Written by Cara Lockwood

Chapter Eighteen

I found him!” cried Vance, as he held up his cell phone in victory and walked into his kitchen, where Lizzie sat on a stool, sampling appetizers and nursing her cocktail. “I think I found Maverick!”

Lizzie’s heart leapt. “How did you do that so fast?”

“Well, I mean, I am a social-media sensation,” Vance joked as he leaned on his granite kitchen countertops. Notes of a song by the Cure floated in from the living room as partygoers moved in and out of the kitchen, grabbing appetizers and fresh drinks.

“Look here…” He pointed to his phone, and she saw all the dozens of messages from his networked friends, all of them trying to figure out if they knew the mystery man in the Maverick uniform. He showed her a profile, and she immediately recognized the chiseled chin and dark eyes.

“That’s him!” she breathed.

Silently, she read his profile: Hunter Jacobs, private security, former Naval pilot.

“Oh my, he’s actually Maverick, though.” Vance thumbed through some of his profile pictures, and stopped on one with him smiling from the cockpit of a fighter jet. “You fooled around with the real Maverick.”

She recalled the Naval-pilot jumpsuit Maverick had been wearing and realized that it had seemed awfully authentic. And now she realized why: it was the real deal.

“He’s out of my league,” Lizzie moaned, realizing that a buff Naval pilot was probably not going to be all that thrilled once he realized that the risqué Material Girl was actually a mousy librarian.

“He is not. You’re the kindest, sweetest, smartest…and sexiest librarian I know. Besides, he might go for the sexy-librarian look.”

“I’m not a sexy librarian,” Lizzie protested, thinking about her sensible work shoes.

“You’re not?” Vance gave her sexy-bride costume a once over. “So, you just wear corsets and stilettos because you’re dowdy?”

“It’s Halloween!”

“Yes, right, when the good girls turn bad. I know. Well, go be bad, sister. What have you got to lose? Send the man a message!”

Just then, the notes of the Police’s “Message in a Bottle” drifted into the kitchen. Lizzie took it as a sign.

Like this? Why not share it

About the author

Cara Lockwood is the USA Today bestselling author of ten novels, inclu...

Read more
Cara Lockwood

Discover more free stories

View all

One Night Dare

Written by Jessica Lemmon

"Congrats on your…engagement?!”

When celebrity fitness guru Luke Douglas introduces her as his fiancée in front of millions of TV viewers, Cammie Sauza figures it’s payback. Three years ago, Luke tried to seduce her. Can she devise her own red-hot revenge without becoming the millionaire playboy’s next conquest?

Seizing the chance to prank his sister’s best friend was too irresistible for Luke to pass up. Now he wants to make it up to the camera-shy Seattle artist by posing for her—in the buff. Will Luke’s fame destroy his shot at a future with Cammie? Or will an explosive mutual seduction lead to a real-life proposal?

A Match Made In Maui

Written by Nina Singh

In this Destination Bridesstory, Tessa Cambell can’t believe her eyes when she sees Jason Robahi standing at the same beach side cabana bar where they first met over a year ago. He walked away without explanation, and she vowed to never put her heart on the line again. As the romance and beauty of the Maui overcomes them, and secrets are revealed, will the next wedding they attend be their own?

Copyright © 2019 by Nilay Nina Singh

aaaaa
statushh