About the Book:
I never believed in love at first sight…
Until the ATM ate my debit card,
And Jackson Boudreaux stepped in to save the day.
All business, in his nine to five banker suit–
I couldn’t help but wonder of what he was hiding under that perfect form.
I was leather and handcuffs.
He was ties and cuff-links,
But it didn’t matter that we were from two different worlds.
Once we collided there was no going back.
Neither of us were ready for love…
He came with baggage and drama not to mention a young son.
I avoided drama like the plague and avoided little kids even more.
I pulled into the parking lot of Walmart and headed to the bakery. After grabbing a few packs of chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge icing, I made my way up front to check out.
“Why in the hell are there twenty-five lanes and only two are open? Of course, none are ten items or less and none are self check-out. What the hell, people?”
“Tell me about it,” a lady behind me agreed as she whipped her cart with what had to be fifty items around me and got in line.
“Really? Was I not standing here?”
“You were, but the line is up here,” the woman said sarcastically.
“I hope that I pull you over someday.” She looked up and stared.
Yeah, figure that one out, bitch. But sometimes you have to wait for karma and sometimes you get to be karma, today was my lucky day.
“Oh, I forgot something,” asshole lady announced. “I’ll be just one second, hold my spot.”
The cashier looked at me dumbfounded. “What the hell?” I asked.
“No clue, I can’t wait for her,” the cashier named Cindy explained.
“Oh, don’t you worry, Barbie the bitch deserves this.” I moved in front of her cart and then slid her items to the back and moved her cart out of the lane.
I laid my cupcakes down and then Cindy rang them up. “Anything else for you?”
“Yes.” I moved and stood in front of the impulse-buys, you know that section full of gum and mints plus silly travel size gizmos. “I’ll take this.” I plucked a pack of Juicy Fruit gum and set in on the belt then waited until Cindy rolled it forward.
I glanced back at Bitchy Barbie who had returned with her item and was glaring at me. “Andddd… I’ll take this.” I picked up a pack of Mentos and slowly set it on the belt as well. I locked eyes with Cindy and saw that she too was enjoying this. I glanced around Barbie or whatever the bitch’s name was just to make sure that I wasn’t holding anyone else up. When I saw that I wasn’t and the bitch was furiously tapping her toe and had her arms crossed, while continuing to look down at the other lane to see if it was empty, I perused the tabloids and pretended to be trying to pick one. “Oh, don’t you think that Harry and Meghan are adorable?”
“No, I don’t. What’s adorable is for you to stop goofing off and check out, I’ve got places to be,” Barbie snapped.
“And I would have liked someone not to cut me off and then leave their cart blocking me so I still couldn’t check out while they went and hunted the item”—I glanced down at the two things she held—“sorry, items she had forgotten. Now that we understand each other, I’m ready to check out.” I turned to Cindy. “So, Cindy, how was your day?”
“Day sucked but my evening has been entertaining as all get out.” She smiled brightly.
I grabbed my bag with cupcakes, gum, and mints and headed out. Sure I was still in somewhat of a grumpy mood but there was a lot of shit going on. First, what was up with fucking Walmart not opening more lanes? Oh, and bitchy Barbie? She was just that cherry on top to a spiraling out of control kind of day. Because let’s not forget, that just for shits and giggles my mother was accosted.
Before I straddled my bike, I shoved an entire cupcake into my mouth. By the time I pulled into my parents’ driveway, I felt better. There were two fewer cupcakes, but my mood had been soothed.
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About the Author: It is amazing what can happen over a glass of vodka. Danielle Norman knows all too well since that’s how she was convinced to try writing a romance novel. A few more sips and seventy-thousand words later she was falling in love.
Her books have sold in two-hundred countries and her first book in the Iron Orchids series, Ariel: Always Enough has been downloaded more than two million times. It was a bestseller on Amazon and hit #1 on Apple Book and Barnes & Noble.
Danielle embraces her motto, Romance with Attitude.
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