* A love-at-first-sight, short and steamy instalove novella *
I’ve seen enough brokenhearted saps crying over lost love to know love doesn’t really exist. Infatuation, sure. Lust, absolutely. But true love? Please. That’s strictly fiction, folks.
Unfortunately, I haven’t convinced my best friend and business partner of that. The guy’s still a believer in happily-ever-after, despite having met—and lost—“the one” more times than I can count. And that’s pretty damn high, since I’m the numbers guy behind our hot new startup.
Tonight, I wish I had my buddy’s technical skillset. If I did, I’d be back at our twentieth-floor office, solving our system crash. Instead, I’m taking his place at yet another pointless speed-dating meetup, so he doesn’t tick off the organizer by bailing. I’m tempted to no-show and get him booted from the group, but he wouldn’t see it as the favor it is.
So I’ll go and fake it for a couple hours. Maybe score a hookup. Probably rack up some good stories. One thing I won’t do at tonight’s “Desperates Anonymous” event…meet the woman of my dreams. Because she doesn’t exist. Dating is fun and games. Love is for suckers.
* * Dating the Doubter is a standalone instalove novella with steam, humor, and a guaranteed happily ever after! * *
This Valentine’s Day, our heroes and heroines are skipping the dating apps, and attending one of MatchMakers’ famous speed-dating events. Is five minutes enough time to feel a spark of chemistry? Can love truly be in the air? Go on a speed date with us and find out!
After studying fashion design in college, Karla worked in the clothing industry for over two decades. In 2011, she caught the writing bug, received a scholarship to attend the Romance Writers of America conference in New York City, and hasn’t looked back. To date, Karla has eleven published novels.
A small-town girl with some big-city experience, Karla resides in Southwestern Ontario with her husband and two kids. When she’s not writing the sexy stories swirling around in her head, you can find her spending time with family, cruising in her big orange Jeep, or cuddled up with a romance novel and her beloved pets.
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