No matter what name she’s writing under, you can expect the same heartfelt, sexy with a touch of humor writing that make her novels a stand out.
Welcome back to For What It’s Worth Kelley!
I had such a blast writing LUCKY BREAK. You see, it’s my favorite kind of love story—friends to lovers. Sidney and Kade grew up together, but they each left their small town of Shamrock Falls only to come home again.
For Kade because he loved the town and Sidney because she needed a break.
One of my favorite things about writing the reunion of these two people was not only bringing them back together again, but expanding on their past.
Some of my favorite scenes are their flashbacks. I loved experiencing Sidney and Kade getting to know each other again, but still having this rich backstory behind them. It was fun to compare who they were to who they are. Seeing how their friendship started and then giving them a future.
In one story I got to write first kisses—twice. That innocent first kiss of childhood and then as adults with a lot more practice ;)
I loved rediscovering Sidney through Kade and Kade through Sidney.
Learning those little things about them that stayed the same, things that changed and maybe even what was always there, but they never took the time to notice before.
One lucky break is all struggling actress Sidney Williams needs. But when living the LA life becomes too much, she heads back to the small town of Shamrock Falls for the vacation she needs to get her life on track—and immediately runs into Kade Mitchell, her former best friend and the boy next door she’s always regretted leaving behind.
Kade, the new owner of Lucky’s—once the most popular bar in Shamrock Falls—is determined to bring the place back to its former glory, and seeing Sidney again is a distraction he doesn’t need. Sure, the chemistry between them is explosive, but Kade can’t let himself fall into a fling with his best friend—not when he knows she’s soon heading back to the glitter of Tinseltown.
Now, with the possibility of her first major acting role looming, Sidney must decide if her lucky break is in Hollywood or right where she left it—in Shamrock Falls. ~ Goodreads | Amazon
When she went back into the main room, she ran right into Kade’s sweaty chest. “Oh!” Sidney backed
away. Her body hummed as though she still touched him.
“There you are. I thought you were slackin’ on the job.” He winked.
She didn’t know what it was, but she’d always found something incredibly sexy about a guy winking
at a woman. “Please. If I wasn’t here to hold this place together, you’d be in trouble.” Maybe a slight
exaggeration, but still.
“I’m sure the place would be falling down by now.”
He crossed his arms and smirked at her.
Sidney’s heart stumbled. Stop it. Suddenly, smirks were sexy, too. “I was talking to Aunt Mae.”
“How’s she doing?” he asked, and his eyebrows rose in genuine interest.
“Good. Can you believe she’s dating Old Man Watson?”
Kade chuckled. “I’m not sure he goes by that anymore.”
“He was a grump. Remember when you broke his window and he made you work for him?” She loved
these light, unexpected moments when their past fit so well into the present.
“I broke the man’s window. He had a right to be pissed.”
Now she crossed her arms. “It was an accident. He didn’t have to be so mean to you.” Kade didn’t deserve anyone harassing him.
“It is what it is.” Kade shrugged.
There was a smudge of sawdust on his face. Without thinking, Sidney wiped it away with her thumb.
“You have a little something on you.” Little was correct— it was hardly noticeable. Oh, God. She was actually looking for excuses to touch the man!
“You just like touching me.”
Her cheeks burned. The playfulness in his tone told her he was joking, but it was a little too close
to him reading her mind for comfort. If he could be nonchalant, though, she could too.
Sidney jerked her hand away when she realized it still rested against his cheek. Oops. “When did you
become such a flirt, Kade Mitchell?”
Another grin. “I always have been. You just never noticed.”
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* Links to previous Nyrae Dawn reviews/guests posts: What a Boy Wants | Interview with Sebastian and Aspen | What a Boy Needs | Measuring Up | Measuring Up guest post