Excerpt A Date for Midnight by L.P. Dover

Apr 162020

A Date for Midnight (The Dating Series Book 1) by L.P. Dover

New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover come together for a sexy new series that delivers romance for every season!

It’s New Year’s Eve and Natalie has a rare night off from her shifts at the hospital. Determined to have fun with friends, she stops at a local store for provisions.

There, amongst the craft beer and pork rinds, she comes face to face with her high school boyfriend, Brennan McLean. He’s a rockstar. She’s a nurse. To say life led them in different directions would be putting it mildly. Still, time hasn’t lessened the electric chemistry between them. By the end of the night more was dropping than just the ball.

Convincing herself she could have fun without getting attached, Natalie treats herself to a weekend tangled in the sheets with him. But that lie she told herself pops faster than champagne bubbles.

With media rumors swirling around Brennan, can the pair find a way to make their unlikely relationship work? Or will Natalie’s resolution not to get her heart broken meet a painful end?

Excerpt A Date for Midnight by L.P. Dover

I walk over to the beer aisle and there’s a worker buffing
the floors and another man standing by the beer, looking at the different
brands. He’s just as bundled up as I am.
Taking a deep breath, I glance over all the different beers.
I try to look at the selection in front of the man, but I don’t want to invade
his space so I stick to what’s in front of me. Callum likes different types of
beer and not the usual Budweiser or Corona. That’s what makes this so
difficult. He always picks out unusual flavors. One time, he had a fixation on
a peanut butter and jelly beer. I tried it and it really did have a peanut
butter taste.
“All right, let’s see,” I say quietly, perusing all the
different specialty beers. The man beside me tenses as if he’s standing beside
a lunatic talking to herself. Oh wait, I was. I’m pretty sure it’s
not the craziest thing he’ll be witnessing tonight.
Closing my eyes, I reach out and grab two packs of beer.
Callum’s just going to have to deal with what I get. I open my eyes and look at
what I picked. One is an apple cider beer and the other is an IPA.
I turn to the man and clear my throat. I can’t see his face
because it’s hidden by the hood of his coat. “I am so sorry to bother you, but
have you by any chance tried any of these? I just want to know if they’re good
or not.”
He freezes and steps slowly away from the beer as if I
scared him. He doesn’t move or reply, which is strange and makes me regret
asking him in the first place. Now, all I want to do is get away from him. But
everything changes when his face comes into view.
My eyes go wide and my breath hitches in my lungs. A set of
familiar brown eyes meet mine and it’s as if everything around me disappears.
“Oh my God,” I whisper, trying to catch my breath. My arms go weak and I can
feel the beers slipping from my grasp, but the man in front of me saves them.
He sets the packs of beer on the floor and stares right into
my eyes. “I thought I was imagining things when I heard your voice.”
My heart skips a beat. It’s been years since I’ve seen
him. Brennan McLean. I knew him as my high school boyfriend, but
the world knows him as a superstar. I never thought I’d see him again,
certainly not after he rose to fame. Letting him go all those years ago was the
hardest thing I’ve ever done.

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