Series: Heart Duet #1
Author: Magan Vernon
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 25, 2019
He was just another dad at my daughter’s school.
Another very hot, former teen heartthrob dad.
One I couldn’t get involved with.
Lennox Reign was the hottest teen star over fifteen years ago. Now, he’s staring me daggers across the principal’s office.
Not my fault my daughter got in trouble the first day of school and I seem to have ‘bad mom’ stamped on my forehead.
But now not only do I have to see Lennox and his very grown-up body now at school drop off, but we’re working together on the school bake sale.
If he could just stop being a brooding heartbreaker for like two seconds.
He says he wants to keep the past in the past and move forward with his life, but the closer we get and the more I uncover, the more I can’t help falling for the former actor.
The one who I know could easily break me.
And he will.
HeartThrob is told from the Female POV
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“Well, accidents happen, Mr. Reign. You weren’t the only one called out of work, and I’m sure the girls both learned their lesson.” I forced a smile, hoping he’d drop the hard-ass look.
No such luck.
I glanced at the principal out of the corner of my eye, hoping she’d have something to say. But before she could even open her mouth, the guy spoke again.
“Yes, we can hope this doesn’t happen again. Make sure your daughter knows that.”
I whipped my head around. “Excuse me? You think my daughter, out of the blue, on her first day, decided ‘Hey, let’s try and unclog a toilet and flood the bathroom!’”
He smirked, the only crack in his exterior. “Never happened before with my daughter and she’s been going here since preschool.”
This guy had some nerve.
“Yeah, well, people change. Not everyone can solve kids’ problems in twenty minutes with a laugh track.” The words flew out of my lips before I could take them back.
I really needed to learn how to use a filter.
“You really just used a sitcom line?” He raised an eyebrow.
“Well, you are Lennox Reign, aren’t you? Former poster boy, even with your own milk mustache campaign? I’m sure you raised enough hell as a teen star,” I spat.
He shook his head, blowing a breath of air out of his nose as he muttered, “Un-fucking-believable.”
Finally, the principal walked around her desk, putting her hands out. “Okay, I think that’s enough. Both of your daughters have been given a warning, and we will make sure this doesn’t happen again. Okay? No need for language.”
“You’re right, Ambro. Sorry for getting out of hand,” Lennox said, offering her a smile but not even glancing in my direction.
“What would you call us?” I asked, blinking slowly, my heart now beating so fast, I swore it was about to leap out of my chest into his.
His hand moved to my cheek, his thumb tracing the line of my jaw. His eyes meeting mine with something I now recognized was desire burning in them. “I don’t know yet…”
As if to seal his words, he leaned forward, his lips barely grazing mine but sending an electric jolt straight from my mouth to every buzzing part of my body.
I wanted to ingrain every second, every moment of this kiss into my brain. I relished in the feel of his warm hands on my skin and the minty taste of his mouth on mine.
Then quickly I pulled back, putting my head down.
I knew that neither of us could do this.
As much as he maddened and turned me on, he was still a dad at my daughter’s school.
Still, something brooding in his demeanor that I had to stay far away from.
“I’ll see you Monday and email you about the bake sale stuff,” I squeaked.
I couldn’t move. Could barely speak.
I had to have been sick or something to turn the guy down.
He nodded, taking a step back.
“Yeah, see you on Monday.”
With that, he turned and walked back into the house. Leaving me, and my rapidly beating heart, wondering how the hell I was going to survive until then.
Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch. Find her online at http://www.maganvernon.com