Shaye and Del have to be one of my favorite Due South couples and I had so much fun writing their wedding story. I hope you enjoy it!
Kissing The Bride
Kissing The Bride (Due South Book #7.5)
The countdown is on to the Wedding of the Year, New Zealand!
It’s seven days until Shaye Harland and Del Westlake finally tie the knot—and it’ll be the most awesomesauce wedding Stewart Island has ever seen if Shaye has anything to do with it. Her All Things Nuptial journal has the big day planned to perfection, but not everything runs like clockwork. While marrying the man of her dreams beats chocolate as an Easter treat, a few mini-catastrophes like Boris the obstinate sea lion threaten to ruin their special day.
WARNING: If you’re new to the Due South world, this fun and sexy short story of Del & Shaye’s wedding isn’t the book to start with. Lots of favorite characters join in the wedding craziness—and if you haven’t read the earlier Due South books it’ll just be crazy-confusing.
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A bzzzzzt from outside the dressing room sounded as someone opened the shop door. Rapid footsteps followed and then a soft tap on her door. “Shaye?”
Pressing her lips together to keep any stray giggle from escaping, she slid along the back wall so the opening door would hide her from view.
“Del, get in here before I tear something. I need you,” she said, totally winning an Oscar for her acting skills.
The door cracked open wide enough for someone to squeeze through. Del, protecting her privacy from the rest of the boutique, bless him, slid inside and shut the door. Shaye had a momentary stab of guilt at his rumpled hair and obviously thrown on, inside-out tee shirt.
“Hey.” He held up a palm, most likely trying to figure out what the Spanx emergency was when she was very obviously not strangled by a misbehaving bodysuit. “You’re not stuck in the Spanx?”
Awww, her darling sucker had really fallen for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, deserved a reward.
“I kinda lied,” Shaye said.
The soft squeak of footsteps tiptoed past—MacKenna, going to lock the front door and turn the open sign to “Back in 5 minutes”. Or twenty minutes, give or take a few.
“But I wasn’t lying about needing you.” Shaye’s gaze skimmed down Del’s broad shoulders to his worn-soft jeans clinging to his leanly muscled thighs, and the denim cupping the package between them. Nope, totally telling the whole truth, nothing but the truth there. “Lock the door.”
The confusion on Del’s face evaporated beneath the smoky heat of his glance as he took in the silky fabric of her robe…and the jut of her nipples poking against it. Legs suddenly weak, she leaned against the dressing room’s back wall and tried to slow her choppy breathing.
Reaching behind him, Del flicked the door lock. “What have you got going on under that robe, cup-cake?”
The soft muzak being piped through the boutique abruptly finished, then a new song started. Del froze, his gaze darting to the speaker high up on the dressing room wall as Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” flowed out. His lips twitched then parted in a grin hot enough to melt the synthetic lace panties she wore under her robe.
“MacKenna?” he asked.
“Yep.” Shaye giggled. “But that’s the only part of the plan that’s hers.”
“Oh, there’s a plan?” He moved to brace his palms either side of her shoulders, trapping her against his big, warm body. “Of course, with you, there’s always a plan.”
Copyright © 2016 by Tracey Alvarez.
~ New Zealand Paua Shell Wine Glass Charms
~ Pack of 3 notebooks (your own All Things Nuptial notebooks?) with assorted New Zealand theme print covers
~ New Zealand Kiwifruit Milk chocolates
~ Slice of Heaven New Zealand print apron
~ Hand-crafted Due South ‘cupcake’ earrings
~ Hand crafted Ready To Burn beaded bookmark
~ Signed copy of READY TO BURN (Due South #3) paperback so you can read Shaye & Del’s story.
~ Author magnet.
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