Thanks so much for allowing me to share a little of myself and Ineligible Bachelor with you all. This was a fun book to write since I am a Reality TV junkie and also have had a boy-friend who never saw me in any other light. Oh the agony of it all. I hope you will enjoy being a part of Kinley's struggle to show Logan that the woman of his dreams has been under his nose the whole time. Feel free to contact me and let me know if you did.
Frederika “Freddy” McAllister has loved Logan Gabriel since…well, forever. Unfortunately, she’s spent most of forever in the dreaded “friend zone,” harboring what has to be the longest-running crush of all time. But now Freddy has a plan to make Logan see her as more than just the girl next door: She’ll enter him in Elan Magazine’s Eligible Bachelor Contest, then swoop in to soothe his bruised ego when he loses.
There’s just one tiny problem: Logan wins! And that means he’s headed to a mansion in New Jersey where six beautiful women will vie for his affections on reality TV. Making matters worse, the producers want Freddy to tag along and help choose his ideal match. Suddenly her perfect plan becomes a perfect nightmare, as Freddy scrambles to outwit conniving contestants and convince the man of her dreams that the woman of his has been by his side all along.
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“Oh,” she muttered, trying to ignore the sheer pleasure of contact with his body. “I guess we really need that candle until the power comes on, after all.”
“Maybe we don’t have light.” He backed her up until her backside touched the countertop. “But we can have some electricity of our own.”
“How can you make jokes at a time like this?”
“What makes you think I’m joking?” His voice sounded husky to her.
He nuzzled her neck. “We’re completely in the dark and at the mercy of the electricity gods. All we can do is feel our way around until the power comes back on.” His hands moved to the rise of her back. “And, so far, I’m liking how it feels.”
She felt his kiss on her cheek. Maybe the idea wasn’t half-bad, she decided. Carpe diem, her mind screamed inside her head. And this time she would listen.
She just turned her head toward his kiss when, in the next flash of lightning, she thought she saw someone moving on the patio. Thinking it might be one of the production crew, she stiffened. As much as she had dreamed about being in Logan’s arms, it suddenly felt staged, like a scene in a grade-B movie.
She pushed him away just as she heard a mechanical stutter, then the hum of the air conditioner and the ping of a light coming on—the power restored.
She looked up into his eyes and saw a whole other kind of power there. “I guess the transformer’s working again.”
“Bummer,” he replied, holding her gaze but lowering his hands to his side.
Freddy recognized the uncomfortable body language. She pointed behind him. “I probably should go upstairs and clean up the glass.”
She saw him lower his gaze to the floor before looking back at her. “And I should probably check outside.” He started toward the double French doors leading outside and then stopped. “Want to come along?”
For a moment, she considered the invitation just to stay near him. But the storm had stopped. Both storms—the one outside and the one between them.
“No, I better get back to my room and clean up the glass before the power goes out again.”
“If it does, stay put. I’ll find you.” Then he disappeared onto the patio.
She watched him until the landscape swallowed him, wondering all the time if she could short out the power again by jamming something into an outlet.
Darn, she wished she had paid more attention in science class sophomore year instead of passing notes to Patt.
“Holy crow, did you get it all?” Marty asked, punching the cameraman holding the Infrared Camera on the arm. “The bachelor and the evaluator in a lip-lock.”
“They didn’t kiss.”
“A technicality. Nothing some creative editing won’t fix.” He grabbed the camera and rewound the video. “Look. You can’t fit a piece of paper between them.” He rewound it and played it again. “Right here we can fade to black, and let the audience draw their own conclusions.”
“The picture is all green and kind of grainy,” the camera tech commented.
“No one, especially the producer, will care about colors when we edit. The only question will be when to drop this bombshell during the series.”
Marty and the cameraman looked at each other. “Sweeps week,” they said in unison before high-fiving topped with a chest bump for good measure.Born long ago in a place not so far away, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, Kathryn Quick has been writing since the Sisters in St. Casmir’s Grammar School gave her the ruled yellow paper and a number two pencil. She writes contemporary and career romances, romantic comedies, historical romances as well as urban fantasy. She has been a member of New Jersey Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America since 1990 and considers it an honor to have been NJRW President in 1992 and 2001. She is one of the founding members of Liberty States Fiction Writers, a multi-genre writers’ organizations dedicated to furthering the craft of writing and helping aspiring writers move onto publication. Kathye originally wanted to be President of the United States or an Organic Chemist, but somehow life got in the way and she got married right out of high school and had a set of twins two years later. The Presidency seemed out of reach and night school to get her Ph.D. to create new molecule that would ultimately result in the betterment of humankind seemed a little time consuming while trying to raise twins, so she decided to write instead.
In her "other" life, Kathye is married to her real-life hero Donald and has three grown sons all having adventures of their own and three “bonus” grandchildren. She is a die-hard New Jersey Devils fan and works for Somerset County government (as close as she could get to the White House) and is plotting a novel about a new molecule that will ultimately result in the betterment of humankind.
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