Secret Admirer Pact by Bernadette Marie

Secret Admirer Pact by Bernadette Marie   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~   GENRE:   Romance

 Secret Admirer Pact

by Bernadette Marie 


 GENRE:   Romance 



Secret Admirer Pact by Bernadette Marie   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~   GENRE:   Romance
When Will seeks to rekindle a flame with his ex-girlfriend, his best friend Monique reluctantly suggests a plan involving secret admirer notes to divert his ex’s attention. In a surprising turn, Monique finds herself infatuated with her new boss, prompting Will to reciprocate with anonymous tokens of affection. However, as the deceptive game unfolds, both Monique and Will come to realize that the heartfelt sentiments expressed in the secret admirer notes were their own true feelings. So, what happens if the plan works? What happens if it doesn’t? 



“Happy New Year, sweetheart,” he says, his words slurred from champagne. 

“Sure,” I say, letting my eyes close. “Can’t even imagine anything happy about it.” 

“Cynical,” he teases, but I don’t have the energy to argue with him.

 Lifting my head, I sit back in my chair, and scan a look over him. Will’s hair looks like he just rolled out of bed, but that wasn’t how he looked when he’d brought me home. Alcohol and stress has had him raking his fingers through it until now it stands on end. 

Will is a handsome guy, though lacking in any fashion sense. He’s my ride or die friend, has been since middle school, and I adore him. 

“Are you going home?” I ask, noticing his eyes blink slower, or maybe my eyes are blinking slowly.

 “No. Since you begged me to drink away the old year with you, you’re going to have to let me sleep on your couch.”

 I was hoping he’d say that. I don’t want him to leave. Tonight, I want the company.

 “Do you think she’s home?” I ask.

 Will leans his elbow onto the table, resting his head in his palm, and he watches me. I move to mimic him, placing my elbow on the table, and my head in my hand.

 “She’s home,” he says. “I’m just afraid that maybe she’s not alone.”

 I reach for his other hand, and lace our fingers together.

 “You know your living situation makes no sense, right?” I say.

 “I know that more than anyone,” he admits.

 “I mean, who lives with their ex?”


Beyond Happily Ever After

By Bernadette Marie

 When you think of romances, you often think of the fairy tale ending. “And they lived happily ever after.” But what I love about romance now, something that this new generation of romance authors has brought to the table, is the alternative endings. Sure, a real romance ends happily, but maybe it’s not happily ever after, but happy for now or we’re happy with what we have. 

It’s refreshing that not every romance novel ends with a proposal, marriage, or pregnancy. Sure, those are still great endings--classics. But romances now end with, “we’re happy dating,” or “sure I’ll move in.” 

Romances are filled with the good stuff about finding that love that makes your insides flutter. It’s learning about a new person or finding that point where a friendship tips over into love. That hasn’t changed. It’s what I love about a good romance. There is just nothing like falling in love--over and over again--no matter how they choose to live that happily ever after.


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Secret Admirer Pact by Bernadette Marie   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~   GENRE:   Romance

Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie writes contemporary romances and believes in Happily Ever After. The married mother of five believes in love at first sight, quick love, and second chances. An avid martial artist, Bernadette Marie is a certified instructor and holds a third degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. She loves Tai Chi, traveling to Disney parks, and having lunch with friends. When not writing, or running her own publishing house, Bernadette is probably immersed in a Rom Com, from which she will often quote one-liners.








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