by Trish Jensen
There was a time (probably yesterday) when I thought to myself that I’d love to try something just once. Why not? No real consequences, just a few minutes or hours of new fun my way. I used to be afraid of flying. No more. Afraid of parasailing. Loved it. Afraid to go ziplining. Now I’d do it every day if I could.
That, strangely, was my inspiration for Shannon’s journey. I wanted her to try things just once.
But she never planned on having it happen when a dog traps her in her back yard, and she’s pretty certain her life is over. This dog was going to kill her, and her bucket list was out the window.
When she figures out that the dog is truly a cupcake, but a seemingly confused one, she begins a journey she’d never even imagined. And one that brings her face-to-face and too up close and personal with a man who’s so wrong for her. But really, that bucket list is waiting, and she’s realizing he’s just been added to it. But just this once. And then he’ll be gone and she’ll be back to her normal life.
Her boring life.
And Shannon is the exact opposite of what Rick’s looking for, too. Yet he understands his dog’s attraction to her. She definitely has just once potential, so is absolutely on board with her rules about how it is going to be.
Too bad for both that neither likes what they’ve signed on for. But juggling their deal with their actual desires just never quite mesh.
This was a fun book to write. I loved having both characters trying to tell each other they are only good for one time. And both frustrated because they want once more. How bad am I that I torture these people? Very. But I sure loved doing it just this once. J