Betting on Romance

The Love Wager by Lynn Painter. Breakups are always tough. They leave you reluctant to get back into dating and wondering if you’ll ever find that person who is “The One.” So what do you do? Well, if you’re Hallie Piper and Jack Marshall, you meet each other on a dating app, become the wingman … More Betting on Romance

Final Kiss, Part 1

The painting, ink and watercolor on handmade Japanese paper, spoke to me. Two women, cheek to cheek, share a tender moment. Bold strokes of black ink outline their faces while hues of blue, red, and yellow wash over the surface of the canvas, blurring boundaries as one color evanesces into another. The old clock on … More Final Kiss, Part 1

Coffee on Mondays

As Marianne strode toward Miss Dottie’s room, she passed the rooms of other residents. Next to each suite number, two shelves displayed mementos of the occupant’s life—wedding photos, figurines, and signs with cheerful slogans. Several doors were open, and Marianne peered in as she ambled by to see what others kept when they downsized their … More Coffee on Mondays

An Unlikely Office Romance

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. Everyone hates playing games at the office. Or do they? Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman are executive assistants who share the tenth-floor executive suite. They spend their entire workday sitting across from one another. It shouldn’t be a problem, right? But there is a slight glitch in their work … More An Unlikely Office Romance