Today, I’m hosting author Alexa Randolph’s latest series release With Love Duet, a contemporary sports romance. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.
New York’s power couple Daniel Collins and Ella Chambers, have been best friends since they were young. He is the Quarterback for the New York Giants, and she is one of the most sought-after New York Party Planners.
Blurb: It is summertime in the Hamptons, which means Ella is in full swing planning events while Daniel prepares to get back to another season. They are busier than ever and more in love than ever.
He finally decided it is time to pop the question. Just after she says yes, she finds out news that has changed her world upside down.
Will they make it down the aisle?
Is the Hamptons drama too much for their relationship?
There are always people trying to take them down. Will they succeed?
Find out in the first book of the With Love, Series.
Ella walked into the bathroom to see Marissa checking herself out in the mirror. Marissa looked up to see Ella and rolled her eyes.
“Marissa,” Ella said while fixing her make-up.
“Ella,” Marissa said while walking toward the door with a suspicious smirk.
The two girls hated each other. Most people weren’t big fans of Marissa, but especially Ella. Marissa was always jealous of Ella, and Ella didn’t like how Marissa treated her and her friends. She just had no use for toxic people in her life. They used to be somewhat friends back in elementary and middle school, but everything changed in high school. Marissa became a cheerleader. She had always had a thing for Daniel, and she told him at a party during the beginning of high school, but he told her he wasn’t interested. So she had blamed Ella and had her fellow cheerleaders torment Ella. But, of course, no one blamed Ella for hating Marissa. The party was in full swing, and everyone was having a great time. Ella finally decided to relax and let whatever was supposed to happen, happen.
“Hey babe, you ready for a drink?” Daniel asked.
“Yes, a drink sounds great right about now.”
They made their way to the bar.
“Hey Ella, hey Daniel. Party is going great. What can I get you both to drink?” Tommy, one of the bartenders, asked.
“Hey, big T can I have a Miller Lite and a Riesling for the superstar over here?” asked Daniel, pointing at Ella.
“You’re doing a great job, T, and I’m not a superstar. I’m just doing my job. As long as everyone is happy, or most people are happy, I’m happy.”
“Daniel is right Ella, you are a superstar, and I will have your drinks up in a minute.”
Daniel and Ella were waiting for their drinks when Marissa came up to them. They both inwardly groaned, not wanting to deal with her and her drama that always seemed to follow.
“Hello Ella, Hello Daniel,” Marissa said in her fake high-pitched voice.
“Hello, Marissa. Enjoying the evening?” Daniel asked.
“Yeah, it’s been fine. So Daniel, are you excited for the upcoming season?”
“Yes, it will be great to get back into the routine. I have a good feeling about it.”
“That’s great. Well, I can’t wait to come watch practice in a few weeks. I know you will do amazing.”
“Practices are closed for family only, but you can always buy season tickets to watch the team,” Ella explained, trying to be as sugary sweet as possible but getting annoyed.
“Oh, I know, my cousin is the second-string quarterback and was able to get me into practice. So it’ll be great.” Marissa said while putting her arm around Daniel.
“Oh well, that’s nice. Daniel, I love this song. Let’s go dance,” Ella said, holding his hand.
“Sounds great, babe.”
“Bye, Marissa,” they said, walking away with their drinks in hand.
Marissa just stood there glaring at Ella. What did she have that Marissa didn’t? Ella and Daniel had been dancing for hours with their friends and family, having a great time.
Ella had to go to the bathroom, so she dragged Julia, Daniel’s sister, with her to the bathroom.
Marissa and her friend saw them go in, so they decided to follow. She couldn’t let Ella get away with humiliating her in front of Daniel.
Blurb: Daniel Collins, New York Giants Quarterback, just won the biggest game of his life, the Superbowl. He should be out celebrating with his loved ones, but instead, he has never felt so lost and alone.
He starts going down a dark path of destruction but cannot seem to find a way out. Then, one night he has a chance encounter with a stranger who is going through troubles of their own.
Daniel is in the process of losing everything, including his starting position on the team. His family and friends do not know what to do or how to help him.
Will he lose everything he holds near and dear to his heart?
Or will he finally see the light and get his life back on track?
Read on to find out how the With Love Series concludes.
Molly Jackson flipped through the TV channels, waiting for her husband to come home. Ben had been at a work dinner for nearly three hours now, and she couldn’t wait to get her hands on him.
The doorbell rang as she finished putting on the new sexy outfit she’d bought for him earlier that day. She ran down the stairs, thinking he probably was too lazy to get his keys out of his pocket, and opened the doors to see two police officers. She slammed the door shut.
“Stupid girl, why would you think it was Ben? Has he ever rung the doorbell?” She smacked herself as she ran into the other room to grab the blanket off the couch for modesty.
She went back to the door and looked through her peephole to see they were still standing there.
She sighed and opened her door. “I’m sorry, you weren’t who I was expecting, as I’m sure you could tell.”
The first cop nodded his head as his female counterpart stepped forward. “Mrs. Jackson?”
“Can we come in for a minute?”
“Oh! Uh, sure.” Molly moved to the side as the cops stepped inside. “Is everything okay?”
“Let’s take a seat.”
Molly stood in her same spot; expectant looks on her face. “I would prefer just to know what this is about.”
The female cop just nodded her head as her partner stepped forward and put his hand on Molly’s shoulder.
“Mrs. Jackson, I am sorry to tell you this, but your husband was in a car accident and passed away at the scene.”
Molly froze before laughing in the cops’ faces.
“Okay, you guys did well. How much did he pay you to put on this charade? Are you even cops, or are you actors?” Molly held her stomach as she finished laughing.
The two cops exchanged a look, unsure what to do.
“Excuse me, Mrs. Jackson, but we are unfortunately not acting. We came straight here after we left the scene since you are the next of kin. We do need you to come to the hospital to identify his body,” the male cop said. Molly snapped her head up, not believing what she was hearing. They were just together hours earlier. How could he leave her?
“Would you like for us to call anyone for you? Then, we can take you to the hospital if you don’t want to drive,” the male cop said.
Molly looked like a lost kitten. She continued to shake her head profusely.
“No. I’m going to stay here. I’ll get there on my own. Thank you for coming.” Molly ushered the cops out the front door and shut it.
She collapsed on the floor, finally realizing that he was indeed gone.
I am a graduate of Michigan State University with a BA in Communications. I love to read, write, travel, binge watch Netflix for days, make up stories about random people I see for days and drink lots of coffee.
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