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Cover Reveal for Tripped by Love

I won’t keep you waiting…. Here’s the gorgeous “golden” cover that Megan Keith at Designed with Grace made for me for Marco and Cassidy’s story that is coming to Amazon on January 12, 2022.

Cover design: © Designed with Grace

Cover image: © Deposit Photos - Wavebreakmedia


A friends-to-lovers, military romance

He’s the broody bodyguard with secrets he can’t share.

She’s the busy single mom with a restaurant to run.

They’re just friends until a little white lie changes everything.

Marco Hernandez is the somber trainer here only to bend my body into shape, but when the exquisitely sculpted man holds my son in his arms and smiles, I’m a goner. Weak legs. Pounding veins. Too bad as my brother’s bodyguard, he’ll never look at me the way I crave. Too bad I don’t have the time between the café and my baby boy to persuade him otherwise.

Cassidy O’Neil looked like an angel from the moment I met her…an angel I can’t touch. Not only because she’s my boss’s sister but because I’m still trying to redeem myself for the sins of my past. The tantalizing mirage of “family” she represents will remain just that―a dream-like apparition.

Until her ex returns trying to claim the son he never wanted, and I’m the one who shows him the door. The lie that falls from my lips while trying to protect her threatens the tenacious balance we’ve established.

Once it’s Cassidy’s heart on the line, how will I defend her? Especially if I’m the one putting it at risk.

Inspired by Ingrid Andress’s “We’re Not Friends,” this achingly tender, slow-burn, small-town romance from award-winning author LJ Evans has loveable characters, deep emotions, and a windy path to creating a family.


How about while I'm here today I give you a sneak peek at the first teaser as well?

“What happened?” I demanded, wanting to know what had left such a huge scar on him. Had left him feeling like there could never be a way back to redemption.

“I don’t want to tell you,” he said. It was hushed and pained.


“Because you won’t see me the same way,” he said gently. “And I’m selfish enough to want to keep the stars in your eyes. I want you to look at me like you do right now. As if I’m the hero of the story. The knight who shows up on his steed whether the princess needs him or not. Even if it’s just to pick up a sword and swing at her side.”

I shook my head. “But the princess doesn’t fall in love with the knight because he shows up, Marco,” I said with all the confidence I could muster. “She falls in love because when the war is over, he takes off all the armor and bares himself to her. Because they share their dreams and their goals and their hopes and their fears. She might admire him on the battlefield, but she loves him when he’s entwined himself into every part of her.”

His finger fell to my face, crashing into my lips, running a thumb over the bottom one, and tugging at the top as if they were fascinating pieces of art instead of pieces of a body that everyone had. They were mundane really, but he seemed enthralled by mine.

Before I go, I thought I’d let you know that you can listen to the entire Tripped by Love playlist on Spotify right now!!

Official Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3FtVhPe

Have a beautiful rest of your week full of books, love, FAMILY, and happiness!

Happy Reading and Stay Safe Out There!


♬ "𝒲𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒𝓂𝓊𝓈𝒾𝒸 & 𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓈𝒸𝑜𝓁𝓁𝒾𝒹𝑒." ♬

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