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Love Is In the Air
A Limited Edition Second Chance Romance Collection
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Serenity Rayne & Cassandra Featherstone
It Might Be You
by Tara September
Serina Spring is trading in her blossoming real estate career in Manhattan and an ex-boyfriend to start anew in Naples, Florida. But playing cards with her matchmaking grandmother was not exactly the exciting new life she had in mind.
The networking organizer's booming voice on the handheld microphone snapped Serina out of her continued thoughts of Grayson.
"Welcome everyone to tonight's networking event! It's time for our 50/50 raffle!"
Trying to better examine her raffle numbers, Serina’s foot slipped off the bottom rung of the bar stool causing her to drop both her tickets and her sandal to the floor. Of course!
Doing her best to look as inconspicuous as possible, Serina slipped off her seat to retrieve the items. Nothing like slinking around on the floor to make a great first impression, ugh!
She scooped up the blue ribbon of tickets, relieved Shane hadn’t yet moved on to the next winner since he was busy introducing members of his team and announcing upcoming event dates. As for her sandal, it had bounced further away, but just as Serina went to reach for it she realized it was resting on top of a man’s shoe. A man’s occupied shoe that is.
“We have to stop meeting like this,” came a deep voice that immediately stilled Serina’s outstretched hand.
From the slight rumble of chuckles around her, Serina could feel the crowd’s eyes upon her, especially a pair of bluish-gray ones she’d yet to see. Even as she inwardly begged that it was not, in fact, "Gorgeous Grayson" hovering above her, she knew it was so. Like some sort of instinctual understanding, which alarmed her more than his unexpected presence.
Scrambling upward, she stood unevenly without her other sandal on.
“I dropped my tickets,” Serina said holding them up in explanation, unsure what else to say to being caught on all fours for the second time in under a week.
“And your shoe?” Grayson asked with a lopsided smile. His gaze swept up and down her, taking in her appearance, but she was too flustered to care or notice his admiration.
“Well, yes, that too,” she admitted, not meeting his blue eyes. “But I swear I’m not normally this clumsy.”
“All evidence to the contrary,” he added dryly, with an amused shake of his head.
“What are you doing here?” She asked, not wanting to debate her clumsiness further, especially when she didn’t even have a sandal to stand on at the moment, literally. Feeling around for purchase with her bare foot, she tipped her shoe forward off of Grayson’s and slipped it back on, all while holding his amused gaze as if this was the most normal thing in the world to being doing while at a business function.
He laughed lightly. “To network, naturally,” he said with a shrug of his broad shoulders.
As if to confirm his statement, Serina noted that he was dressed for business in a button-up shirt that was expertly tailored like a second skin over his long and lean torso.
“I try to attend every month,” Grayson added. “What are you doing here?”
“To drum up business,” Serina responded as dignified as possible, omitting that she’d hoped to meet new friends too.
He nodded. “Any luck?”
“Not yet,” Serina answered with a shrug of her own.
“Excuse me?” Serina asked at a loss. If that was his phone number he’d left off a few digits.
A lazy smile tugged at his full lips, causing a tangle of conflicting emotions within her. “Shane just announced the next winning raffle numbers, 9067,” Grayson said nodding toward her forgotten strip of tickets in her hand.
“Oh!” Quickly, she scanned her numbers. “Nope, not me.”
“It’s early yet, your luck might change,” he said with a smile, kindly holding out her vacated stool for her to take.
Bestselling, multi-award-winning romance author of steamy & sassy Contemporary and New Adult stories that will leave you "grinning like a Cheshire Cat." Residing in NYC and Southwest Florida, Tara holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is the proud mom to twin boys and four writing distractions, I mean cats.
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