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Today, I’m hosting author Danica Flynn’s latest release Temporarily in Love, book three in the MacGregor Brothers Brewing Company series, a contemporary romance.  Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.


Title: Temporarily In Love
Series: MacGregor Brothers Brewing Company, book #3
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Author: Danica Flynn
Publication Date: October 31, 2022

Blurb:  I’ve never loved someone quite like my high school sweetheart. But she shattered my heart to pieces when she moved to California for college and never came back.

Now she’s back in Drakesville and for the first time in sixteen years, I’ve come face-to-face with the only woman I’ve ever loved. Kissing her was a bad idea. Spending countless nights tangled in my sheets was an even worse idea.

She’s only here long enough to make sure her parents’ bar stays afloat. I can’t get attached, when I know she’s just going to leave again.

And I know I’m not reason enough to make her stay.

Temporarily In Love is a small-town second chance autumn-themed romance book. If you love fall and Halloween, you’ll love this book.

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Look who it is!” a big, booming voice said behind me.

I spun on my heel and came face-to-face with Nolan MacGregor.

He looked older than I remembered. He still had that big bushy beard, and coupled with his red plaid shirt, he looked like a burly lumberjack—like a husky Brawny Man. I scanned him, then narrowed my eyes when I noticed the baby strapped to his chest. The last I heard, Nolan and his wife divorced a couple of years ago. But maybe she had a change of heart, and that was a rumor.

“Hi, Nolan,” I sighed.

“He’s not around. He’s doing spreadsheets,” he said, fixing me with a warning glare. “And you better stay away.”

“Excuse me?”

This wasn’t the first time Nolan told me to piss off. The last time I saw him, I ran into him the next town over at the super grocery store, and he told me not to bother Declan while I was in town. Nolan was nothing if not fiercely protective of his little brother.

“You heard me, Lila. Stay away from my brother. He doesn’t need you opening up that old wound again.”

I couldn’t ask Nolan what he meant because the baby on his chest started to cry. Nolan’s scowl increased, but he took her out of the sling and rocked her. Watching the big bear of a man gently soothe his daughter was cute.

“Oh, there you are.” A dark-haired petite woman with curves came up behind Nolan. She took the baby from his arms. “Aw, Peanut, be good for Daddy.”

Okay, he definitely didn’t have a baby with his ex-wife Kath. I didn’t recognize the woman beside him, but she might not be a townie. She noticed me for the first time and gave me a sheepish look as she put the baby on her hip. “I’m sorry. Where are my manners? I’m Avery MacGregor. I don’t think we’ve been introduced.”

She held out her hand to me and we shook hands. “Lila Sullivan.”

Her blue eyes lit up. “Oh! You’re Kelsey’s sister. We teach at the high school together.” Avery saw me staring at her baby. “Do you want to hold her?”

“Oh. Can I?”

She nodded. “But fair warning, she likes to pull hair.”

“And beards,” Nolan muttered.

I smiled at that. It was good to know the more things changed in this town, the more they stayed the same, like Nolan MacGregor being a grump. Avery put the baby in my arms, who immediately tried to pull on my hair. I laughed and shook my long chestnut locks out of the way.

Avery chuckled. “Do you have kids? Seems like you have practice with this.”

I shook my head as I held her baby, and my heart did a somersault at how she laid her little head on my chest and curled up into me.

“What’s her name?” I asked.

“Norah,” Nolan grunted.

“Oh,” I sighed, and my heart panged at the memory of Norah MacGregor. “Oh, Nol, you’re such a softie.”

Avery beamed. “Yeah, he is.”

Nolan scowled, but when Avery reached up on her tiptoes and gave him a kiss, a smile spread across his face. Kath never made him smile like that. I don’t remember the last time I saw Nolan MacGregor smile. I could tell he loved his wife something fierce. And he had a baby. He looked so happy, and I never thought the grouch of a man would look like that.

“I can’t believe you have a baby,” I said.

Avery took Norah out of my arms as she started to fuss.

“I can’t believe you showed your face in town again,” Nolan shot back.

Avery arched an eyebrow at her husband. I wasn’t about to tell her that her husband hated me because of what I did to his brother.

“Lila!” my sister called out to me, distracting me from the conversation. She walked over to me with a plastic cup of beer in her hand. “Here, have a beer,” she said and handed it to me.

I wrinkled my nose. “No, thanks.”

“It’s a pumpkin beer. You love pumpkin,” said a voice from behind me. A deep manly voice that I was hoping I’d never hear ever again.

Crap. This was why I never came home.


Danica Flynn is a marketer by day, and a writer by nights and weekends. AKA she doesn’t sleep! She is a rabid hockey fan of both The Philadelphia Flyers and the Metropolitan Riveters. When not writing, she can be found hanging with her partner, playing video games, and reading a ton of books.

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